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24

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

29

Nov

Sad Little People

A Corrective - 2010 - Mixed Media - 42 x 40.75 inches diameter

Bathing in the last light of Polaris - 2004 - Mixed Media - 1.25 x 33.5 x 33.5 inches

Well Enough Alone - 2005 - Mixed Media - 24 x 16 x 18 inches

The Occupation - 2006 - Mixed Media - 14.5 x 18.5 x 12.5 inches

The craftsmanship in Thomas Doyle’s work is just incredible. Moreover, the subject matter, the sculpted people and the angle in photography shows an intimate brilliance to his art. According to Doyle, his work “mines the debris of memory through the creation of intricate worlds sculpted in 1:43 scale and smaller.” Doyle’s work is usually sealed under glass and depicts the remnants of things in the past. Doyle wants to portray the human experience in tragic settings and fragile moments. He has been featured in numerous art exhibitions and has won multiple awards.

For more information on Doyle’s work, please visit thomasdoyle.net

24

Nov

Try and Find China’s Invisible Man In the Photographs Below

Above: “Hiding in New York No. 1 - Wall Street Bull” - 2011

Above: “Hiding in the City No. 92 - Temple of Heaven” - 2010

Above: “Hiding in New York No. 3 - Magazine Rack” - 2011

Above: “Teatro alla Scala” - 2010

Above: “Hiding in the City No. 93 - Supermarket No. 2” - 2010

Above: “Hiding in the City No. 71 - Bulldozer” - 2008

Above: “Hiding in the City No. 16 & No. 17 - People’s Policeman” - 2006

Born in 1973 in Shandong, China, Liu Bolin is a Chinese artist known for taking photographs of himself being painted all over to blend in with the environment. Liu is also called “China’s Invisible Man”, where it will take up to four hours for his assistants to paint him. During the process, he must be completely still. According to Liu, his work is an attempt to represent the diminishing human emotions in today’s society. He wants to use his art to be a reflection on culture, the environment and the fast economic development in China. After hours of tedious work, Liu is able to successfully appear invisible in the photograph. Liu has painted himself into various parts of Beijing. And over the past few years, he has exhibited work in the UK, France and Italy. He graduated from the Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

(Source: Yahoo!)