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.