Posts tagged art

Ed Ruscha talks about the cultural curiosities which fill his photography book series.

He explains he “had no real agenda or message” when photographing the swimming pools, gas stations and parking lots of Los Angeles yet found an artistic value and new perspective in shooting the scenes from above.

Via: ASX.TV: Ed Ruscha - “Photography Books” (2013) - Since 2008, AMERICAN SUBURB X | Art, Photography and Culture that matters.

junkculture:

Urban Art Project Transforms a Derelict Gas Station into a Colorful installation

Nice.

Liz Crain, large gas and storage cans, 2011 & 2012
They are ceramic!
More at Liz Crain’s Ceramic Impersonations of Rusty Cans | Box Vox
(via rich Art Print by Dogan Kilinc | Society6)

WORRIES GO DOWN BETTER WITH SOUP Limited Edition Magnus Gjoen United Kingdom

(via Saatchi Online Artist: Magnus Gjoen; Ceramic 2013 Sculpture “WORRIES GO DOWN BETTER WITH SOUP Limited Edition”)

WORRIES GO DOWN BETTER WITH SOUP Limited Edition Magnus Gjoen United Kingdom

(via Saatchi Online Artist: Magnus Gjoen; Ceramic 2013 Sculpture “WORRIES GO DOWN BETTER WITH SOUP Limited Edition”)

artisanalpostcards:

#708, to Rob, GA
“social isolation”
collage on found drawing
2012/2013
A Random Acts of Mail Art Postcard

artisanalpostcards:

#708, to Rob, GA

“social isolation”

collage on found drawing

2012/2013

Random Acts of Mail Art Postcard

Untitled Project: Free [Drawing] (by untitledprojects)

Untitled Project: Free [Drawing] (by untitledprojects)

Untitled Project: SIGN [Dollar Store] (by untitledprojects)

Untitled Project: SIGN [Dollar Store] (by untitledprojects)

I’m super excited to get this piece out. I’ve known Kal and enjoyed his work for a very long time. Please give it a look, if you will. The guy is a true original. 
procrastinaut:

Transcendental Mechanization? Bot and Souled?
How one artist exploring whether technology can do “spiritual work.”

This brings us to Kal Spelletich’s current work in progress — praying robots. These are anthropomorphic (although explicitly mechanical) objects outfitted with an array of sensors that aim to detect the viewer’s “aura.” Spelletich is a bit secretive about the details, but mentions hacked versions of sensors measuring temperature, light, pulse, humidity and so on, as well as revised and recombined versions of technologies such as lie detectors and EKG machines.
Based on what it picks up from the viewer, the machine will perform one of several “gestures” — kneeling, hand clasping, genuflecting. The physical execution, Spelletich says, will range from humorous to solemn. As a final detail, he has outfitted the robots in human clothing he has gathered from individuals who have influenced his life over the years.

More:  Why one provocative artist built ‘praying robots’ for his newest installation - Yahoo News

I’m super excited to get this piece out. I’ve known Kal and enjoyed his work for a very long time. Please give it a look, if you will. The guy is a true original.

procrastinaut:

Transcendental Mechanization? Bot and Souled?

How one artist exploring whether technology can do “spiritual work.”

This brings us to Kal Spelletich’s current work in progress — praying robots. These are anthropomorphic (although explicitly mechanical) objects outfitted with an array of sensors that aim to detect the viewer’s “aura.” Spelletich is a bit secretive about the details, but mentions hacked versions of sensors measuring temperature, light, pulse, humidity and so on, as well as revised and recombined versions of technologies such as lie detectors and EKG machines.

Based on what it picks up from the viewer, the machine will perform one of several “gestures” — kneeling, hand clasping, genuflecting. The physical execution, Spelletich says, will range from humorous to solemn. As a final detail, he has outfitted the robots in human clothing he has gathered from individuals who have influenced his life over the years.

More:  Why one provocative artist built ‘praying robots’ for his newest installation - Yahoo News


Marble Clothing This comfy-looking sweatshirt is actually carved from marble by artist Alex Seton. 

Hoodies Carved From Marble And Other Amazing Images From This Week | Popular Science

Marble Clothing This comfy-looking sweatshirt is actually carved from marble by artist Alex Seton. 

Hoodies Carved From Marble And Other Amazing Images From This Week | Popular Science


Jonathan Seliger. Heartland, 2010; Enamel on bronze; 103 x 29 x 29 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York 

Via: DAILY SERVING » Lifelike at the Blanton Museum of Art

Jonathan Seliger. Heartland, 2010; Enamel on bronze; 103 x 29 x 29 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York 

Via: DAILY SERVING » Lifelike at the Blanton Museum of Art

procrastinaut:

Detroit artist (and friend of Procrastinaut) Bethany Shorb has been working on modern and Motor City-ish variation on “Chladni Figures" — visual representations of sonic tones in the form of sand manipulated by sound resonating through a steel plate.

Shorb’s update on the practice involves baking the resulting sand patterns into “an impenetrable, industrial polymer on aluminum, kaleidoscopically tessellated and contradictorily blasted with both a diabetic shock of candy colored hot-rod surface finish and cold, Detroit acerbity.”

You can see more of the resulting “sound-generated paintings,” here. You can also watch a video in which the image for 672 hertz takes shape — it’s a short clip, but N.B.: 672 hertz is not a very pleasant sound!

More detail about the project/process on the YouTube page. And for those of you in NYC, check it out in person:

Painting Machines: Klangfiguren (Sound Figures)
An unlikely crossing of sacred geometry and car culture.
Opens at Devotion Gallery, 54 Maujer St., Brooklyn NY, Friday Sept. 13

procrastinaut:

Instagram User Mrpimpgoodgame Takes Tons of Identical Selfies
Pretty good, actually. Somebody give this guy a gallery show.
Meanwhile follow him on Instagram here  if you wish. (You pretty much know what you’re getting!)

The more I look at this, the more I love it. He should get a grant.

procrastinaut:

Instagram User Mrpimpgoodgame Takes Tons of Identical Selfies

Pretty good, actually. Somebody give this guy a gallery show.

Meanwhile follow him on Instagram here  if you wish. (You pretty much know what you’re getting!)

The more I look at this, the more I love it. He should get a grant.

thejogging:

Rineke-ing, 2013
InstaCollage ≤ø≥≤ø≥

thejogging:

Rineke-ing, 2013

InstaCollage 

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