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Feb

Snow Spirals in Colorado

The work above titled 'Snow Drawing' was made by San Francisco based artist Sonja Hinrichsen last month at Rabbit Ears Pass in Colorado. Hinrichsen is a land artist and photographer. This is an installation that is a reminiscent of Andy Goldsworthy’s land art or even Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty. The installation had five volunteers who helped Hinrichsen set her intricate spirals. For Hinrichsen, the open meadow was her canvas. According to Steamboat Today, Hinrichsen said that 'the world is saturated with manmade projects. I don't think I need to add more things to the planet.’ Moreover, the innovative artist said that it’s the impermanent nature of the project that intrigues her.

For more information, please visit steamboattoday.com

22

Feb

Visual Intoxication

Polish artist Alexandra Pacula’s is known for creating oil paintings of urban scenes. The paintings demonstrate her love of the nightlife and the breathtaking envrionments across cities. According to her website, Pacula believes that there is a struggle to achieve greater levels of enjoyment in our seemingly content society. She believes that 'we explore various environments and activities in search of pleasure. Extravagant lights of night enviornments seduce us to participate in curious events, enticing us to experience new forms of satisfaction.' In Pacula’s paintings, the depicted scenes capture those spectacular moments that ignites our curiosity. As you can see from Pacula’s work, she does a superb job recreating the 'feeling of dizziness and confusion by letting the paint blur and allowing shapes to dissolve.' The paintings shown above does a good job reflecting the perspective of an individual wandering around a city at night.

For more information on Pacula’s work, please visit alexandrapacula.com

19

Jan

Just so many dates…

Federico Pietrella's work speak for themselves. The Roman artist who currently works in Berlin is known for creating artwork using materials from flashlights, photocopies and resin. But as you can see, the work above made with layers of date stamps is definitely one of Pietrella’s best. Although the work appears to be covered with complex and intricate detail, Pietrella is still able to successfully bring out emotions and realism to his work. Pietrella’s paintings of urban landscapes and portraits proves that a large amount of time and dedication was spent to create such a masterpiece. If you look closely, some of the dates he uses in the paintings matches the days in which he worked on them.

For more information on Pietrella’s work, please visit federicopietrella.com