Category Archives: art

Red- Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang, Dream, 2005.

Amazing contemporary Chinese artist.

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Light Blue

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This is a collage by Danish aratist, Sergei Sviatchenko.

I’m currently obsessed with work that is bold, simple, colorful, and grotesque, so I had a natural attraction to Sergei’s cut and paste wonderpieces.

Below are select light blue pieces, he also makes work with the other colors of the rainbow.

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via Rojo magazine (based in Spain/Italy).

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Blue

Figuratively blue, read below.

ZINE IN THE WORKS

I’m putting together a literary/visual arts journal that will feature works by aspiring/professional writers, photographers, illustrators, musicians etc. Each issue’s theme will relate to understated (and sometimes overstated) human experiences. It’s a cognitive examination of how we feel and why we feel. It’s an opportunity to commiserate and celebrate with others creatively (and anonymously, if you’d prefer…)

The first issue is called “How to Say Goodbye”. It is inspired by stories of loss, regret, guilt and the emotional implosion of break-ups and unrequited love. Fiction/non-fiction/funny/sad all apply. The main criterion is that your work is your own.

Please pass this along to interested parties and other creative minds. Contributors will receive a free copy of the zine/journal (sorry I can’t monetarily reimburse your for your contribution! How recessionista of me…) Deadline will be: April 6 (Monday), deadline extended.

Thanks so much!

Diane /  Phishsos@hotmail.com

Natural

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Wabi Sabi”, a phrase coined by Japanese artisans and philosophers, addresses the impermanence and transience of nature in design and art. These days, we see this aesthetic reinterpreted in furniture, tabletop, and fashion design. Some of my favorite artisans like Yo Takimoto (whose wood carving class is occasionally offered at Tortoise), ceramicists Miyashita Zenji and Shimaoka Tatsuzō, all incorporate the Wabi Sabi principles in their creations. Today via Design Observer, I learned of designer Naoto Fukasawa, whose rustic paper products speak the unaffected beauty of nature. And they certainly speak volumes to me.

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Yellow

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Lovett/Codagnone I Only Want You To Love Me, 2004

The complexity of human relationships spelled out in neon. I wish my feelings could be transcribed in neon too. Instead, they seem to gravitate towards invisible ink.


via Sarah Meltzer Gallery
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Brown

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This is basically me and coffee. It makes me want to poo, which is also brown.

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Coffee napkin art by Chris Niemann.

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Green

Computer sketch

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“TBT, 2008/ interior wall paint, paper, wood, oil bar, masking tape, acrylic paint on wall, 8’x10′ ”

 

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Beautiful transition from computer desktop to wall (just making light of the obvious folks), artwork by the talented Lia Lowenthal;, whose work I found through some heavy sleuthing (erm, facebook). The last we talked, she was working at a gallery in Chinatown. Lia if you’re reading this, would love an update from you! 

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