ARTWORK OF THE WEEK
Shy Fountain (2012)
A fountain that only exists when no-one is there.
Connected to a series of movement sensors, the fountain can only be seen in the distance (particularly at night when lit from below). As soon as the viewer tries to approach, however, the fountain and lights switch off, leaving only the wet stone as a trace of its recent presence. If the viewer stays still, again, the fountain will cautiously reappear… getting progressively higher till it reaches its full height once more.
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Dear heavens, I’d love to see it first hand
“Wrong Century” — Brilliant illustration by artist Tomas Kucerovsky depicting the fate of plus-size beauty in the modern age.
Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was a prominent American pop artist. During the 1960s, his paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City and, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, and others he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any other through parody. Favoring the old-fashioned comic strip as subject matter, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek humorous manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He described Pop Art as, “not ‘American’ painting but actually industrial painting”.
Rachel Ballantine The Idea of Comfort
“Challenging the Perception Of Comfort. These chairs are CNC cut from one sheet of wood and slotted together without the need for glue or screws. The chair frames are then filled with different ‘Ideas of Comfort’.”
The artist even created a postcard version of the chair frame.
Alma Haser - Cosmic Surgery
The series has three distinct stages. Firstly Alma photographs her sitter, then prints multiple images of the subjects face and folds them into a complicated origami modular construction, which then gets placed back onto the original face of the portrait. Finally the whole thing is re-photographed.
Installations by Friedrich Kunath.
5.9m x 12.4 m
Dear Followers :
I wanted to post this tonight, because i’ve become an applied arts student this week (yay), and he’s the first artiste we had the honour to study