Design

Lost Art | Joseph Beuys’ Felt Suit


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Joseph Beuys Felt Suit 1970 is a two-piece suit comprising a jacket and a pair of trousers made from coarse grey felt. Beuys made 100 suits and although they had the appearance of regular clothing – were in fact extremely delicate and fragile sculptural pieces. The Tate acquired one edition of the work in 1981, placed ...

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Lost Art | Jacob Epstein’s Mutilated Sculptures


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The remains of Jacob Epstein’s earliest and most controversial sculptures can be found in the heart of central London. The Gallery of Lost Art was an online exhibition that told the stories of vanished artworks. Whether destroyed, stolen, discarded or erased some of the most significant artworks of the last 100 years have been lost and ...

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Lost Art | Art-ificial Intelligence


Monday, August 24, 2015

Edward Ihnatowicz was an artist whose interest in finding ways to emulate animal movement led him to become a pioneer of robotic art. Ihnatowicz was known for filming animals, documenting how they responded and moved, which led him to think about creating sculptures that behaved like living creatures. Senster marked the pinnacle of Ihnatowicz’s achievements and is ...

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Khosi Mpungose: The illustrated African traveller


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

https://vimeo.com/135545678 Multimedia designer and illustrator Khosi Mpungose created her book "Thandi’s Trippy Trips" for young, hungry minds.

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Lost Art | Christo and Jeanne-Claude Wrap Up the Reichstag


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrapped Reichstag temporarily erased the famous landmark for two weeks in 1995. The Gallery of Lost Art was an online exhibition that told the stories of vanished artworks. Whether destroyed, stolen, discarded or erased some of the most significant artworks of the last 100 years have been lost and can no longer be ...

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Hilary White


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hilary White creates three dimensional works using multiple mediums. While studying painting she continued to developed her love of wood working and has incorporated it into her practice of creating painted sculpture, and installation. She has participated in art fairs including Scope, Miami and has been in over 36 exhibitions including over nine solo exhibitions ...

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Vagabond Mutant Liquid


Sunday, August 2, 2015

https://vimeo.com/133217402 Animated short film for Off The Air episode Liquid on Adult Swim adultswim.com/videos/off-the-air/liquid Produced by Dave Hughes, Cody DeMatteis and Alan Steadman Written, Directed, Animated and Sculpted by Toby Stretch tobystretch.com

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Alex Israel


Friday, July 31, 2015

Alex Israel was born in Los Angeles in 1982. Public collections include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Recent solo exhibitions include Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City (2012); Museo Civico Diocesano di Santa Maria dei Servi, Città della Pieve, Italy (2012); LAXART, ...

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Psychotherapy


Monday, July 27, 2015

https://vimeo.com/134193131 A short film about the reasons why it's normal and healthy to go to therapy, written by Alain de Botton for the School of Life. Directed, animated and designed by Isaac Holland Written by Alain de Botton Sound design by Chime Audio (chimeaudio.com/) Narrated by Alain de Botton

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MIT Media Lab Knotty Objects: Phone


Friday, July 24, 2015

https://vimeo.com/134128443 This video is one of a series of videos in collaboration between m ss ng p eces and MIT Media Lab for the Knotty Objects Summit, the first MIT Media Lab Summit devoted to design. Curated by bunnie huang and Kevin Slavin. The phone lies at the foundation of 21st century human (and non-human) communication, and ...

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Dan Colen


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dan Colen was born in New Jersey in 1979. Exhibitions include the 2006 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2006); “USA Today,” Royal Academy, London (2006); “Defamation of Character,” PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York (2006); “Fantastic Politics,” National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (2006); “Skin Fruit: ...

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Chmara.Rosinke


Monday, July 6, 2015

chmara.rosinke studio was found in 2011 in Vienna by Ania Rosinke and Maciej Chmara. chmara.rosinke studio designs, directs and executes objects, interiors and pop-ups from concept through to creation. They strive to combine craftsmanship with a conceptual and ecological approach, realizing both commissioned and self-inititated projects. Many of their works are inspired by functional and socio-cultural ...

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John Chamberlain


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

John Chamberlain is best known for his distinctive metal sculptures, constructed from discarded automobile-body parts and other modern industrial detritus, which he began making in the late 1950s. His singular method of putting these elements together led to his inclusion in the paradigmatic exhibition “The Art of Assemblage,” at the Museum of Modern Art in ...

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Folkert de Jong


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Folkert de Jong is best known for his theatrical, narrative tableaux that address themes of war, greed and power. “When I watch the news or follow the world by the media,” de Jong stated in conversation with critic Steven Cox in 2013, “I can’t believe what I am hearing and seeing, it seems like a ...

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Louise Bourgeois


Friday, June 19, 2015

Louise Bourgeois, was born in Paris in 1911. Although she lived in New York from 1938 until her death in 2010, much of her inspiration was derived from her early childhood in France. The family’s prosperous business was the restoration and resale of seventeenth and eighteenth-century tapestries. She often spoke of her early, emotionally conflicted family life; her practical and ...

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Paul Kaptein


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Paul Kaptein is one of only a few artists I know that has been in Hatched (the national survey of recent graduates held annually at PICA) twice (1999 and 2000). He was in it both as a TAFE graduate and as a Curtin graduate. I mention this only in passing, as it seems appropriate to ...

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Christina A. West


Friday, May 22, 2015

Christina A. West is an avid people watcher with a dry sense of humor, active imagination, and an innate impulse to create with her hands. If you meet her and she stares at you a bit too long, she's probably just picturing you naked.       West is a sculptor living in Atlanta, GA where she is an ...

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Sean Henry


Thursday, May 7, 2015

A native of England, Sean Henry is one of the most impressive artists of today. At the age of eighteen, he made the decision to create sculpture after becoming inspired by the artwork he saw while visiting Florence, Italy. The theme of Henry's sculpture is the tension between the making and staging of figures that seem ...

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Pierre Huyghe


Monday, May 4, 2015

Pierre Huyghe was educated at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Graphiques et Décoratifs. Huyghe has had numerous international solo exhibitions at such venues as the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2013); the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico (2012); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ...

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Karim Zeriahen


Monday, April 20, 2015

From live stage images to life in images, the director and video artist Karim Zeriahen seems to have found the shortest way. Since the beginning of the 90s, when he worked in close relationship with choreographer Philippe Decouflé, he learned how to put the art of stage in motion, contemporary dance most of the time. Karim ...

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Bjorn Copeland


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bjorn Copeland (b. 1975, Malone, New York, USA) received his BFA with a focus in sculpture from the Road Island School of Design; Providence, RI, USA; and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, USA. Copeland is also one of the founding members of the seminal electronic music band Black Dice. He ...

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TALWST


Thursday, March 12, 2015

TALWST is a Canadian-Trinidadian artist engaged in mixed media and performance practices. Through his work, he explores the narrative of art history, whilst inserting elements of contrasting cultures in order to engage a larger audience and in hopes of broadening the addressed themes in art historical discourse.   Over the last several years, TALWST has attracted the attention ...

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Hoda Zarbaf


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hoda Zarbaf is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, who has ventured through a variety of materials, techniques and literature to make narrations of intimacy and the complex boon of being a woman. Hoda was born in Tehran and received a BFA in Painting from the University of Tehran. In 2008 she relocated to Canada and completed an ...

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Kiel Johnson


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kiel Johnson's drawings and sculptures tell tales; layered narratives speak of his travels and adventures through everyday life. His works become a springboard for metaphorical investigations of the world he inhabits. Although both factual fictions and absurd scenarios, they are ultimately testaments to observation that force us to question the concrete and truthful. What at ...

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Lucien Shapiro


Friday, February 13, 2015

Dancing between life and death, Lucien Shapiro’s art is rife with found objects, textures, cast forms, manipulations, raw substances, oddities and multiple personalities. Treating forgotten objects and memories as treasure, he creates a kingdom under which new life is born through sculpture. Urban Obsessions explores both artist’s and viewer’s perception of identity, addiction, and time. Composed of elaborately ...

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Marck


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The video sculptures by Swiss artist MARCK are more than a simple combination of video and sculpture: They are a logic consequence of his extensive examination with films and videos, multimedia based projects, performances, music and sculptural as well as kinetic objects. The many years he has been working with these media have showed him ...

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Meryl Pataky


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Originally from South Florida, Meryl Pataky moved to San Francisco in 2002 to attend the Academy of Art University.  She fell in love with the tactile nature of sculpture and pursued a BFA in the major.   Meryl’s work consistently revolves around elements found on the periodic table. From silver and copper to neon, iron and carbon, ...

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Duane Hanson


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Duane Hanson was born in Alexandria, Minnesota in 1925, and died in Boca Raton, Florida in 1996. Selected solo exhibitions include Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1975); Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (1977);     Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1978); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1979); Kunsthaus Wien, Austria (1992); Montreal Museum ...

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Doug Foster


Friday, November 7, 2014

Doug Foster creates some of the most majestic and memorable installations in the art world today. A storied visual arts director, Doug took a circuitous route on his journey to become an artist. On gaining a BA in Graphic Design and Animation in 1981, he began a career as a film cameraman at the BBC. Four ...

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Chen Wenling


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chen Wenling was a playful child whose parents were so poor, he had to make his own toys. In a sense his sculptures are grown-up versions of his early creations. Many of his latest works involve pigs, which he finds a perfect metaphor for contemporary people. 1969  Born in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China Received Bachelor of Arts ...

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