really really really my favourite things. i’m sure i’ve harped on about them enough hey? if someone could teleport me to the national portrait gallery in london right now i’d be a very happy woman indeed. well, here are some more i have been staring at recently… click on the images for sources / artist
tauba auerbach manipulates large pieces of raw canvas into various configurations through folding or rolling. she then lays the canvas out flat and paints its surface with an industrial spray gun aimed at different angles to achieve a trompe l’oeil effect… examine the works’ surfaces closely and you find that they are perfectly flat, the apparent deformations skillfully spray-painted on.
i can only imagine what these look like in real life, but they are big – some over 2.5 metres high
i also really love her typographic pieces (marvel at the anagrams).
i wish all stop signs looked like this
in his ongoing series until the kingdom comes, simen johan depicts a natural world hovering between reality, fantasy and nightmare. merging traditional photographic techniques with digital methods, johan’s images are crafted over time and may include a synthesis of landscapes from various geographical locations and animals photographed in captivity or in the wild.
gustaf fjæstad (1868-1948) – frost on frozen lake
there are no words to describe this.
eric ravilious (1903 – 1942) was an english painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver. i especially love his design work for wedgwood ceramics. though this first image is what caught my eye…
the work of claude lazar almost perfectly depicts the weather i woke up to this morning. the seasons are a changing my friends.
i wandered into the dorp street gallery in stellenbosch (which is actually no longer in dorp street, but has moved to the corner of church & bird streets) and discovered the work of jenny parsons, an artist from cape town whose fynbos paintings are so beautiful. just love love love the colours…
untitled by julian onderdonk
drawings by stacey rozich
this jacket by pendleton / opening ceremony