Posts Tagged ‘Art’
I love it when El Mac‘s blog posts land in my reader, and I was delighted to see that he’s been working his magic right here in Dublin as part of the Kings Of Concrete festival a few weeks ago. Check it out here and here.
This is a sequel to my previous post, Repurposed & Upcycled Homewares On Etsy, which has had lots of positive feedback so without further ado here’s more of the same. I love putting posts like this together, the only drawback is trying to narrow down my choices from all the creative awesomeness 🙂
Nigel Cox is an Irish born, London based artist whose oil on canvas paintings, in his own words – ‘Focus on the individual, removing them from usually crowded urban scenes and placing them in centre stage. Surprising how much confidence they have when removed from the crowd.’ I think I understand exactly what he means – the figures in each painting seem to come to life and shine more brightly with the absence of a backdrop, almost as if they were performing…
He describes his work, which he refers to as photorealistic minimalism, and his background (including his travels around the world with the Transglobe Expedition) in more detail here, and his blog is here.
An Urban Solitude
The Kuni Inversion
The Black Basque
At The Sea Of Cortez
I think everybody has one genre of art that calls to them more than others, and for me it’s photorealism because it makes me nostalgic in a way that actual photographs can’t. These paintings by Gregory Thielker transported me straight away back to Sunday family drives in the country and Christmas shopping trips into town as a small child, and in more recent years, comfortable silences on the long drives toward and away from lost weekends.
Above And Below
Coming To A Complete Stop
Under The Unminding Sky
Mass Pike Toll
I’ve been seeing a lot of really cool photosculpture which seems to have surfaced all at once recently, and it always puts me in mind of the amazing art of David Meanix on my favourite show in the world, HBO’s Six Feet Under (which sadly ended in 2005). Davids’ photosculpture, which he has been developing since the early 90’s, was featured in season four of the show (2004), as the work of the character Claire Fisher. I remember being blown away when I saw that particular episode and wishing I could come up with something so inspired and original :).
David shares his thoughts about the process of working on his pieces with the individual actors from the show here (scroll down), as well as lots of insights about his work and life in general.
‘David’ – Six feet Under
‘Nate’ – Six Feet Under
‘Ruth’ – Six Feet Under
‘Anita’ – Six Feet Under
Some of Davids’ other photosculpture work…
Breeding Ground NPR Calendar 2007
Return Of The Goddess
In The Spotlight
These wonderfully lifelike fabric sculptures are made by Lisa Lichtenfels, who having graduated from the Philadelphia College Of Art with majors in illustration and film, worked for Disney making three dimensional figures with posable skeletons for stop motion animations. She left Disney in order to explore and develop this medium further, and has been making her amazing fabric models – which range in size from under five inches to life-sized – ever since.
Sam Jinks is a Melbourne based sculptor with a background in film and television effects. He creates full sized silicon models which look as if they might move or breathe at any moment. This interview with Sam over at Australian Edge goes into his background, inspiration and creative process.
(Some of the images with the interview and on Sam’s website depict nudity, and so may not be safe for work!)