Thursday, 26 November, 2015
Whenever I board a train or bus during the morning or evening peak commute, I can’t help but be fascinated by the way just about everyone in my view has their head down, tapping ceaselessly on their smartphone. It leads me to wonder how commuters of decades past must have whiled away the journey to, or from, work.
Possibly a similar thought crossed the mind of Brooklyn based artist Anna Pinkas, as she produced a collection of video works titled Screen Portraits, assembled from footage she filmed on the New York City subway, a project that focuses almost solely on the interaction of a person’s hands with their smartphone.
art, trends, video
Wednesday, 25 November, 2015
Los Angeles based artist j.frede trawls flea markets looking for old photos, typically of landscapes featuring hills or mountains, and later matches up the disparate images to produce what appears to be a single panorama, based on the ridges of the hills and mountains, that form a collection he has titled The Fiction Landscapes.
art, history, photography
Thursday, 19 November, 2015
Berlin based 3-D artist Francisco Sanchez de Cañete started thinking about how Charles Darwin might have reacted when he first encountered carnivorous plants – survival of the fittest, or what – and Zombie Flowers is the result.
art, flowers, video
Wednesday, 18 November, 2015
Spanish musician Gonzalo is also a talented origami artist… see more of his work here.
art, design, origami
Friday, 13 November, 2015
It’s possible the artist who produced the last artwork you saw, may have taken a little something to enhance the creative process. Possibly. But here’s something, does looking at an artwork have a mind altering effect on a viewer? I’ve seen a few works of art in my time, and can’t say that I’ve noticed any sensations of the hallucinogenic sort, but that’s just me…
I guess you could get high on a very wet painting or some sort of experiential-based art work that required viewers to take drugs. But generally speaking the answer is no. Art can make you happy. It’s not going to turn you into some sort of all-knowing all-seeing super human with the munchies.
art, drugs, psychology
Thursday, 12 November, 2015
Drive in movies, motels, and bathroom mirror selfies, appear to be the favourite subject matter of Czech born, Canada based, artist Andrew Valko. Be warned, some works NSFW.
art, painting, trends
Tuesday, 10 November, 2015
A collection of photos by Thierry Cohen that imagines the appearance of the some of the world’s biggest cities were they plunged into total darkness. A tad spooky at first, but if were somehow a compulsory lights-out period overnight, it’s a sight I could used to.
art, astronomy, photography
Friday, 6 November, 2015
Take a look at the fantastic work of Sydney based artist, designer, and illustrator Aldous Massie… and check out his instagram page for more.
art, design, illustration
Tuesday, 27 October, 2015
The work, especially the clean lines and pastel colours, of Perth based graphic designer and illustrator Kate Hoolahan is exactly what could inspire me to try my hand at illustration.
art, design, illustration
Friday, 23 October, 2015
Sydneysiders, have you ever spotted the artworks of local “intervention” artist Michael Pederson? These are not paintings and sculptures that you’d ordinarily find at an art show though, rather they are installations, such as the creation pictured here, that pop up, in Banksy style, in and on public property, and places, around the city.
So how will you know if it’s a genuine Pederson that you’ve stumbled upon? This photo collection of his works should help you make the distinction.
art, photography, Sydney