Russian designer Alexander Suvorov trains his creative muscles by creating competitive hyper realistic art featuring gentlemen vehicles
Apparatuses for (Extra)Ordinary Acts (artist Charitini Gkritzali) is a sequence of depictions of the complex relationship between humans, objects and surrounding spaces. They attempt to illustrate this relationship’s present form, designate the way it is currently experienced, analyse it, and reflect over it in a descriptive or connotative manner. In this context, several factors and concepts deeply familiar to humans appear anaemic, unsound or expired: time, senses, individuality, conscience. The succession of apparatuses is cyclic. It exceeds progression and graduality, evoking doubt over its representational robustness. Ultimately, Apparatuses for (Extra)Ordinary Acts lead to the reformulation not only of human’s relationship with objects and surroundings, but with the very notion of realness and representation’s utopic nature.
Lucy Sparrow strikes again. After her successful show of felted and knitted grocery store “8’ Till Late” that sold out in a few days she’s back with a new pop-up shop “Delicatessen on 6th” with a lot of felted and knitted fresh food, seafood and other veggies we adore so much! Head to Rockefeller Center, NYC to grab your piece of art for the affordable price. The project is the biggest activation to date in Art Production Fund’s “Art in Focus” public art series.
Opened through October 20, 2019
The San Jose based artist Samuel Rodriguez benefits from the mix of street art background and classic art education and has done some amazing illustrative art so far. He is mostly focusing in two types of portraiture which he refers to as, ‘Topographical Portraiture’ and ‘Type Faces’. The Topographical Portraits Rodriguez creates, are made by stylizing a portrait with topographical lines and shapes, in a similar manner to those found through images on geographic maps.
The Immigrant - is a 3D halftone sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist Michael Murphy. When you view the 2,300 wood balls from forty feet away you see an image of Murphy’s partner Natasha Vladimirova. The work calls attention to the positive contributions immigrants make to our communities. Natasha is an immigrant and it is with her help that this piece was made possible. This tribute is intended to introduce positivity to a negative and overly politicized conversation.
Gavin Worth is a sculptor and artist based in Egypt. As well as painting, he makes these amazing sculptures out of wire. Each sculpture is subtly complex, built out of grouped wire, with the wire only forming a clear image once it’s viewed from the right angle.
If you put a little of Bosch’s anthropomorphism, a bit of Egyptian wall paintings and shake it with modern street art - you definitely meet Nicola Alessandrini. Italian artist creates intricate murals full of sacral meanings and signs as well as graphic artworks that won’t let you go
A seascape of sculptures in a historic New York City district. In celebration of the 2019 summer season at South Street Seaport, The Seaport District approached Wade Jeffree and Leta Sobierajski (or simply creative duo Wade&Leta) to create a large scale series of sculptures to liven the district for the summer of 2019. Inspired by coral and camouflage and the languid movements of algae and seaweed, their sculptures drift and sway as if being gently pushed by an underwater current.
They wanted to emulate the feeling of drifting through an unexplored world splashed with color and pattern by creating cavernous structures that would evoke an overwhelming seascape of multi-dimensional sculptures of varying heights and colours. A material inspiration comes from the nearby boats that have been docked at the Seaport’s harbour over many years; like boats, the material will gradually weather over time, replicating the way elements shift and change our environmental landscape as the seasons progress
Lolo (Buenos Aires) and Sosaku (Tokyo) investigate the possibilities of sculpture as an expanded field. The nexus that unites his works is the search for an object in contact with his surroundings and with the spectator. An object that seeks friction, friction, and tension. His work moves between different languages such as sculpture, installation, kinetic art and painting. Its modus operandi: to constitute itself as a subject, and from its machinic materiality, to point to transcendence, to mysticism and to the unknown.
In his easiest manner of a humanist, French artist JR recently finished a large scale project “One Thousand Stories” - the Chronicles of San Francisco, and a video mural of 1206 San Franciscans now on the view at @SFMOMA
The film directed by Tasha van Zandt is currently exhibited at SFMOMA alongside of JR’s mural. After a first mural in Les Bosquets, a neighbourhood near Paris where he has worked for many years, JR chose San Francisco. A city very rich in contrasts, whose recent history could be told in a powerful way through a mural. Since the visit of Diego Rivera in 1931, San Francisco has a long muralist tradition. The city features immense innovation and wealth as well as one of the highest rates of homelessness in the country. In, 2018, JR and his team spent a month roaming the city of San Fransisco, parking their 53' trailer truck in 24 different locations, to capture anyone who wished to participate, directly from the streets. As a result, over 1,200 people have been filmed, photographed and interviewed; each person choosing the way they are represented in the fresco.
From a massive animal sitting amidst a sprawl of slum housing to a giant man with a hyperrealistic face that nevertheless seems to be more plastic than flesh, jarring contrasts are often used to great effect in establishing the sense of surrealism in the works of Chinese visual artist Liu Di
In Animal Regulation, Liu reevaluates the relationship between civilization and nature by placing gargantuan animals in unexpected urban settings.
Dutch artist Levi van Velum created an immersive installation “Sanctum” curated by Angel Moya Garcia
“The installation Sanctum, developed especially for Tenuta Dello Scompiglio, testifying of a fictitious religious conviction, engages all the senses of the visitor. The last room where visitors ended their journey in Kerguénnec, "The relativity of the matter", becomes the starting point for a more elaborate proposition in the expositive space of Dello Scompiglio. Levi van Veluw based Sanctum on of the first religious buildings, the Tabernacle, also called the tent of meeting. This tent served as a place of worship and symbolised God’s presence amidst those who had gathered.”
Konstantin Kofta released a new collection of wearable art mixing 20s century avant-guard practice with modern methods of post-human relationships
“Relationship of man and space, the synthesis of technical and creative, making the form is absolute by bringing to geometrical perfection. Forms cleared from any symbolism and metaphoricity, repeatability, monochrome, neutral surfaces, industrial materials and methods of manufacture. ABC seeks to convey the simplified essence and form of objects, cutting offsecondary images and shells.The symbolism prevails based on three main figures also colors, dots and lines”
“I believe in general in death, but in the death of Dali, absolutely not.” Salvador Dalí
Just in time of his 115 Anniversary, St.Petersburg (Florida, US) museum of Salvador Dalí brought him back alive using AI technologies
“The exhibition, called Dalí Lives, was made in collaboration with the ad agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (GS&P), which made a life-size re-creation of Dalí using the machine learning-powered video editing technique. Using archival footage from interviews, GS&P pulled over 6,000 frames and used 1,000 hours of machine learning to train the AI algorithm on Dalí’s face. His facial expressions were then imposed over an actor with Dalí’s body proportions, and quotes from his interviews and letters were synced with a voice actor who could mimic his unique accent, a mix of French, Spanish, and English.”
“With 45 minutes of newly created footage and thousands of combinations, each visitor gets a different experience. There are scenes that open with him reading the newspaper, with an overlay of the current front page of The New York Times; if it’s raining, he’ll comment on the weather”
Gastón Ugalde, born 1944 in La Paz, Bolivia (Venice Biennale 2009, 2001) is considered a visual arts leader in the region. His work is deeply rooted in Bolivian traditions and filled with socio-political references.
The work of fine artist Samuel de Mare is in a perpetual state of flux. His paintings constantly change focus, taking different paths through a scene to try to capture his intention. Following the frustrations and decisions within his process becomes part of the joy.
“Aakash Nihalani is known for his illusionist interventions that push the boundaries between two and three dimensions. Though he started off using using tape to form ephemeral installations, in the last few years Nihalani has moved into more permanent territory, working with wood and metal to form free-standing and wall-mounted sculptures.”
“South Korean artist Kwang Young Chun wraps tiny geometric packages in paper and combines them into massive wall-mounted and freestanding assemblages. Each composition is composed of thousands of individual mulberry paper parcels, carefully toned with tea and pigment and including the abstracted characters that allude to the paper’s origins as old documents. The works, which Chun refers to as ‘agreggations’, feature gradations in color and smooth craters within their highly textured surfaces.”