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
Located in the middle of five acres of land, providing plenty of privacy, sits Carmel House, in the northern California region. It is a hefty 530m² single-story residence designed by renowned architect Jim Jennings for a retired couple. It is a love letter to modern architecture; a fully realised project looking back to stark geometry as the main conceptual argument.
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Talented CG artist Danny Jones shares his latest work - a meditative study of material inspired by the depths of the ocean.. and as clearly seen, - by a dangerous but yet mesmerising sea creature: the Portuguese man o’ war.
Leonardo Santamaria shares his recent illustrations made for clients and galleries such as The New York Times, Spoke Art, The Ringer, and Artetorial
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.”