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Anna Topuriya’s Etchings

Sometimes you don’t need to create  a lot of visual noise to make something great. Anna Topuriya‘s etchings and prints are a perfect example of how delicately drawn work can be effective.

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thesameconversation

Here’s a quirky personal project from the mind of Jorge López Navarrete – “two different people each time -always unknown for me- perform exactly the same conversation.” Can someone explain to me the significance of the 3-D glasses?

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Repository: Brian O’Reilly via Jon-Kyle


 

Why is it that with the ease of publishing available today people so often choose to re-post content as opposed to create it?  Jon-Kyle asks. We don’t take offense, as we make plenty art…. we just like giving unknown artists a little bit of light… anyway, Jon-Kyle has responded by creating a Repository, in curating culture. The above video, created by a computer that manipulates raster videos, is scary and amazing. Invented in the the 1970’s, the machine is refered to as a Rutt/Etra Scan Processor. We’re not sure you can find it on Ebay… but if anyone see’s one, nothing’s wrong with an early Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa present!

Valerie Hegarty And Three Other Artists Who Have Mastered The Art Of Illusion

Valerie Hegarty

Valerie Hegarty

Fanette Guilloud

Fanette Guilloud

Kyung Woo Han

Kyung Woo Han

Thomas Quinn

Thomas Quinn

Valerie Hegarty’s Alternative Histories was installed at the Brooklyn Museum in one of their Period Rooms.  Hegarty’s site-specific installations toy with a viewer’s perception—they create the illusion that the process of destruction or decay has been accelerated and what we see are the remains of the real artwork.

Thomas Quinn is a Chicago designer who experiments with something called “anamorphic typography.”  When viewed from a certain angle the text looks just right, but when one moves around the text morphs and warps.

Fanette Guiloud is also interested in anamorphic projection and used the method to create a series of photos titled Géométrie de l’impossible (Impossible Geometry).  Only 22-years old, the illusion is impressively successful.  Influenced by artists such as Felice Varini, Guilloud is certainly an artist to keep our eye on.

Creating installations that defy logic and inspire wonder South Korean artist Kyung Woo Han says of the work, “All the facts are relevant. People see what they want to see. One fact can be interpreted in several ways depend on our perceptions. In the opposite, two different facts can be looked the same. My work deals with perception and illusions. Everything we see or what we know is not absolute. I suggest various ways to perceive things with slightly different perspectives.

Frozen Flying Birds and Seed Installations By Claire Morgan

The work of British artist Claire Morgan is alive with natural forces.  Birds appear to fly, flail, or fall through lighter-than-air formations of seeds.  Using nylon thread Morgan suspends her installations giving the impression of an event caught in time.  Peculiarly, she is able to express the idea of passing time and motion by appearing magically to stop it.  Morgan’s interest in natural forces is clearly apparent in her work.  The installations are nearly a way she can manipulate these otherwise immutable forces.

Kerry Miller Dissects Old Book Illustrations To create Incredible 3D Collages

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After exploring ways in which she can make use of old, discarded books, British artist Kerry Miller experimented with dissecting and rebuilding them to produce unique artworks. Layering to create a 3D effect, She utilises only the illustrations and the shell of the book, while removing the written word.

These carved 3D books provide tantalising glimpses into a rich past, becoming miniature worlds that allow you to simply tumble into them. As technology threatens to replace the printed word, there has never been a better time to reimagine the book. (via)

Craftily Revised Found Photographs And Paintings


Julie Cockburn - Mixed Media
Julie Cockburn - Mixed Media Julie Cockburn - Mixed Media

London-based artist Julie Cockburn revises old throw-away photographs and paintings with embroidery thread, shears, and other sundry items to create new contemporary curiosities. Each delicately considered piece contemplates craft culture in relation to the industrial age or mass production, and the identities that roam invisibly from one transmission to the next.

Of her work, Flowers Gallery suggests, “Julie introduces ideas to found objects that generate dialogue about modernity and art history, gender and identity, nature and urbanity and the relationship between process and idea.”