Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cristina Córdova

A friend of mine just told me about Cristina Córdova last week- and I just can't get enough of her. I wish I could see her work in person the craftsmanship is incredible. The figures- hands- clothing- skin... make me want to stare for hours. I am completely in love with her work at the moment to say the least. Her work has definitely challenged me to push myself more.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin is best known for her work Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995, a tent appliqued with names in the Sahchi collection. I think the best word to describe Emin is raw. Her work has been called "confessional art" because of her ability to integrate her peices and personal life enables Emin to establish an intimacy with the viewer.

Fabrizio Corneli

Love. sometimes you just want to scream it from the roof tops. Fabrizio Corneli makes work that deals with shadows I really don't like his other work. at all. But I believe it to be very hard to talk about love in art while being true to those emotions and not be cheesey.

Monday, November 8, 2010

An eye for Annai

That last video kinda reminded me of this youtube favorite of mine. very cute.

Bottle by Kirsten Lepore

Bottle from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

This lovely short makes me home sick and miss my love.

El Guincho- Bombay

El Guincho - Bombay from CANADA on Vimeo.

awesome music video.

James Turrel

The last movie says it all, but it goes with out saying that James Turrel is incredible. His work blows my mind -every time I see it. His obsession with space and light is so intense. I really want to go see his work Roden Crater in progress. He acquired the crater in 1979. Located outside Flagstaff Arizona, Turrell is turning this natural cinder volcanic crater into a massive naked-eye observatory, designed specifically for the viewing of celestial phenomena.

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist. I first saw his work at the San Fracisco MOMA his exhibition Take your time which then made it's way to Chicago, while I was visiting home, so I was able to see it again. His work is based on natural phenomena: rainbow, waterfalls, light - which all seem like very simplistic ideas except Eliasson has an instinct for the spectacular. His work become experiences- ephemeral and transient. Creating these installations or "experiences" allows the work to be that much more accessible- everyone see it's beauty.

Tetsuo Kondo

At this year's Venice Architecture Biennale Tetsou Kondo collaborated with Transsolar's climate engineers to create Cloudscape, an exhibition that filled Venice's Coderie with clouds. "The clouds are created inside the huge 319 meter long space by pumping in three different layers of air - cool and dry at the bottom, warm and humid air in the middle to create the cloud itself and hot and dry at the top to keep the cloud correctly positioned. To enable the viewers to literally touch the clouds, a 4.3 meter high helical ramp has been installed in the centre. The atmospheres above and below the cloud have different qualities of light, temperature, and humidity, separating the spaces by a filter effect. The cloud can be touched, and it can be felt as different microclimatic conditions coincide."

All I have to say is everyone else at the Biennale must feel like a%$holes because who can top real clouds!? It's like having super powers. If I could make clouds, I'd put one in my apartment. But in all seriousness, I love the poetic nature of the work-- to bring outside inside on the most literal level to the point where it could be nothing but purely surreal is pretty amazing. It really goes beyond words.

The Venice Architecture Biennale runs until 21 November, 2010.


Q from Daniele Manoli on Vimeo.

An alphabet series by Daniele Manoli. I like everything until the last title part.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Scott Hunt

Scott Hunt's work is hauntingly beautiful and enigmatic. His imagery seems strangely collaged together to create a narrative with gaping holes of mystery. love it.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Odd Nerdrum

A couple weeks ago someone wandered into my studio saw my work and asked me if I knew the artist Odd Nerdrum. I couldn't place the name so I when I went back to my apartment I looked him up and realized I had seen some of his stuff before but just in passing. I then realized the movie The Cell, which I used to love for it's amazing visuals had scenes based off his paintings. His work is haunting and has this strangeness that stays with you.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pina Bausch

Pina Bausch
is a complete genius when it comes to the psychology in movement. I was first introduced to her choreography in Pedro Amadovar's Talk to Her. Her performances capture me deeply with her ease of transforming ideas and felling into dance. She saddly past away last year June 30, 2009. But, I love it all...the repeated motions- conflict - tension -and sensuality... so inspiring!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Power (SNL Performance) - Kanye West

I know he's done some stupid sh#t in the past but I seriously can't get over his recent performances. I just can't hate him because he's too good to hate. LOVE this.

Here is the music video to this song by artist Marco Brambilla

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Danse Serpentine - Loie Fuller

Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world

I love watching this full screen it allows me to just marvel and relax.

Alone with my giant soap bubbles...

Radiolab and NPR Present Words

I love how each everything connects so beautifully.

Baboons attack a car with roof luggage

completely mesmerizing.

Marja Pirla

These are beautiful photographs from Marja Pirila. She specialized on camera obscura and pinhole techniques the last 20 years. I love the use of projections.

Betsy Walton

Betsy Walton is an illustrative painter and Portland artist that I have seen all over the "blog world." Her color palate definitely attracts me.

Paul Gauguin

While I was traveling I saw an exhibition of Paul Gauguin's work and fell back in love with him. A fact I was not aware of until further researching him is that though he was born in Paris, France his mother was half Peruvian. He also lived 4 years in Peru when his father passed away and then he and his family returned to France.

Dana Schutz

In Bomb Magazine, conceptual artist Mel Chin wrote that"dissection and dismemberment abound in Dana Schutz's work, all offset by sunny colors and a pert sense of humor. Among other things, she has created a race of people who eat themselves; a guy called Frank who is the last man on Earth; a gravity-phobic person who has tied herself to the ground; and a variety of characters that are spliced, for different reasons, on operating tables. Schutz loves to give her characters life and then cut them up. Yet hers is a blithe cruelty, the curiosity of a child playing at being a creator. Even when she hates, she does it with whimsy."