Anamorphic Art Installations is the outcome of Ben Fearnley experimenting with merging physical objects and iconic, bold graphics. When the artwork is viewed exactly from a front on perspective all graphics/logos/typography align in perfect harmony. Each piece was based on and inspired by a different theme: Jordan Jumpman, New York, Fashion Wars, Gaming, Peace and Coca Cola.
Joelle Grace Rosen is an editorial and portrait photographer based in Atlanta. Her personal work portrays a sense of longing for a world seen through rose colored lenses. She has been photographing people for the past 8 years, studying the combination of emotional vulnerability and individual beauty. Combining her love of retro styling and creative direction, Joelle creates dream-like editorial portraiture full of color and depth.
“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”
“A photographer and digital artist, Cass combines hundreds of singular moments shot in the street and other public locations. In his photos, made in locations ranging from nondescript city streets to college sports arenas, bodies battle for attention, perfectly stopped and coordinated. Cass’s ongoing series Selected People began in 2008 in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he lives”
For Land O’Lakes “The Copernicus Project” at SxSW 2019, Aggressive collaborated with Loop Agency to create an immersive installation surrounding viewers with visuals and sound, crafting a thrilling ride through the biodiversity of world’s food system
Client: Land O’Lakes
Production & VFX: Aggressive/Loop
Creative Directors: Alex Topaller, Alex Mikhaylov, Daniel Shapiro,
Art Director: Alex Mikhaylov
CG Supervisor: Max Chelyadnikov
Producer: Alexander Aab
3D Artists: Artemy Perevertin, Vitaliy Babich, Daniil Rybkin
2D Artist: Vladimir Tomin @tomin.works
Production Manager: Won Cha
Sound Design & Music: Smider
Melania Brescia creates self-portraits in a way of Phoenix bird, resurrecting from ashes each time she takes a camera and ignites imagination. Born in the southern part of Andalusia heart - Malaga, she moved to US but took the medieval fire of Spanish cultural melting pot with her.
“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.”
“Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Hem (previously) paints stylised scenes of solitary figures caught in moments of motion, introspection, and reverence. While integrated into their surroundings through carefully modulated color palettes, the figures’ floating poses and distant expressions suggest a dreamlike state. In an artist statement, Hem cites an early interest in graffiti as informing his current narrative style, which he creates with a combination of gouache, oil, and acrylic paint.”
Los Angeles based actor and artist Joseph Lee has spent years studying faces and the feelings that they emote. So it's absolutely impressive that his series of abstract portraits, composed of just a few thick, segmented brush strokes, can convey so much emotion and expression. And all without hardly a single detail of the face exposed! I could study these portraits for hours, while admiring the beauty of each stroke and his brilliant use of colors.
American artist Paolo del Toro painstakingly creates huge felt heads that appear to us as a mix of ritual and tribal masks from Central and South America and friendly characters from Japanese animations of Hayao Miyazaki.
Jocelyn Hobbie is a painter known for her hyper-realistic, brightly coloured portraits of women. “Over the years, Hobbie’s style has evolved from early days spent painting in an almost miniature scale to a later body of work that includes multiple subjects and more loaded scenarios.”
Boston based artist creates muted and blinded by silk portraits of unknown fears
Artist Joshua Vides making real-life objects appear as simple, black and white sketches. His ongoing experiments in Op Art went crazy when you see Air Jordan 1s, basketball hoops, street signs embellished in white paint with black sharpie lines drawn by hand. For Joshua’s next illusion, he took over The Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles, California last week to present his new exhibit titled “Reality to Idea.”
We have been following the self-initiated movement "Techism" started by New York based artist Krista Kim since the beginning. She currently exhibits in galleries and at art fairs globally in New York, Paris, Miami, Basel and Brussels, and is writing a book on the "Techism" that she hopes to have published next year. Recently she was approached by Lanvin creative director Olivier Lapidus to produce a collection based on her vivid digital artworks.
"Her digital images of LED lights informed the color palette of the clothes, which ranged from bold block colors to gradient effects on satiny coats and shimmering evening gowns. The latter were made from a specially developed silk Neoprene that conferred both structure and lightness." via WWD
Apart from this fashion debut Krista "works with teams of up to six technicians in the most advanced specialised Pleximuseum labs in New York City and Paris. To reproduce the effect of a LED screen, production is high cost and high risk, as some pieces have to go through three or four runs to achieve the desired level of perfection and quality. It took her two years of experimentation and research into the latest technology to find the labs that could accurately recreate the vibrancy and luminosity of the colors in her artworks from the screen to the large format on Pleximuseum she required, as they had never before used pigments to the same level as she had been using and certain colors cannot be produced. She is the only artist who uses this particular kind of technology in these materials, style and scale. Requiring from six months to a year to complete just one piece, sometimes up to two years, and two months for production, prices of her artworks range from €38,000 to €85,000" via Forbes
"Zencirli’s latest creation has been produced in collaboration with the New York City Ballet, as part of their Art Series. The annual series invites a contemporary artist to install a site-specific artwork in the heart of Manhattan at Lincoln Center, where the ballet has been based since 1964. This is the series’ sixth year and Zencirli is the first female artist to be selected. In anticipation of the event, an appropriately-over-the-top video introduces audiences to Geronimo, directed by Andy Bruntel."
The artwork was unveiled on January 26, and remains up until February 24th, during which time the Ballet has two special performances. There are also public viewing hours every day of the week from February 17 – 25.
Frank Synowicz is a multidisciplinary new media/digital artist and designer working with Computer graphics, visual effects, video, virtual reality, and traditional painting and drawing. He presents the new art projects "Hail to the Chief" and "Composite of the Chiefs" where under anthropological decomposition he creates the demystification of the American idols
Currently on view at The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art LACDA
This portrait series reflects the fun house nature of the American political process. The circus-like spectacle distorts details of the individuals seeking the prime office. Our relation to them is mainly from the many facets of historical representation and media coverage. Their exalted placement conjures a synthetic character, which becomes warped as it is consumed by the world. This feeds the base of American mythology and the drive of current campaigns.
The fight for control plays out on the public stage, triggering a national identity crisis. Attacks and propaganda distort reality, twisting these most famous of faces. Strings pulled for posturing position, propping up the most promised person at the helm. A side step song and dance, juggling talking points and agenda. A pageant of manufactured personality. Placing in the public eye a poster picture of power and promise.
Composite of The Chiefs
The Puddles came from my desire to make work that at first glance feels mundane and unassuming, a candid situation you wouldn’t immediately regard as or associate with an art experience,” said Austin. “I’d hoped that in this way they would gently present themselves as yet another detail of your natural environment, before then unfurling with a kind of subtle and surprising magic — an extraordinary quality that you have to grapple with for a moment before facing it with any criticality."