Thursday, May 26, 2011

Black Forest by Charles Huettner

I tripped on to Charles Huettner's loop animation. I love how the bugs come crawling out and how he separates into three balls and they go rolling away. The little details really make it for me. so good.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bertozzi and Casoni

Bertozzi and Casoni are an Italian ceramic artist duo who caught my eye years ago. They met while studying at Gaetano Ballardini Ceramic Art Institute of Faenza, Italy. I recently was able to see one of their installations up close at the Venice Biennale in 2009. They definately have the "wow" factor. I love their egg peices! They play with the ideas of over indulgence and decay in the most hyper realistic techniques of glazed ceramic I've ever seen. They are real craftsmen which allows them to make some seriously beautiful profound art.

Good Morning

BSS | Breakfast Interrupted

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

David Lachapelle

David Lachapelle
is one of my favorite photographers, known for his surreal over extravagant images of pop icons and super models. The highly saturated colors ooze out of his photos cluttered with excess goodness for your eyes to feast on. I saw his documentary Rize years ago and have never had a movie theatre experience quite like it. Everyone who was watching became so animated by the energy conveyed in the movie that they cheered, clapped, and got up out of their seats for the dancers in the movie. It was in Oakland where I saw it ...but still that kind of good.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Eric Yahnker

Eric Yahnker's work has an amazing sick twisted style that makes me laugh out loud. Before he started this new series of pencil drawings he worked in comedy and animation for South Park, MADtv, and Seinfeld. In a recent interview with Fecal Face he was asked:
Something I am always hearing in the art world is the phrase "one liners". Your work is definitely humorous, do you think the pieces transcend being "one liners"? What are your thoughts on the whole "one liner" issue?

Guilty as charged. But, I can also draw a straight philosophical line from Confucius to Rodney Dangerfield. I don't know how clarity got such a bum rap, but I personally get a kick out of the cable guy who can appreciate my work on his own terms, while the academic art critic can excavate further and appreciate it on theirs.

Albert Reyes

Albert Reyes is mostly known for his pencil drawings that re-contextualize religion, Chicano barrio (neighborhood) culture, and the celebrity. I love the last images I posted it totally reminds me of high school.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I follow you...

Lykke Li performs “I Follow Rivers”

So Yoon Lym

I am loving these braid paintings by So Yoon Lym. There is something so mesmerizing by the patterns in their hair. I also really like these because of their focus on the craft- this "low art" form of haur braiding can become something of higher value when you just take a minute to really look. Hair is also something that reflects someone's identity whether it is culturally, socially,and/or ethnically. There is a lot going on in these peice I really enjoy.

ĭn | tər | ĭm

Makes me miss Chicago... even though this is Toronto based--I'm all about Chicago thrift stores. I totally identify with that addiction to finding that "treasure."


so adorable...

The Bicycle City

...a simple beautiful idea makes all the difference.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Vincent Hui

I love Vincent Hui's top piece I posted... so strange and creepy. An odd monster man eats a sandwich of little red babies that try to escape while bigger cherub like babies comb through his hair...and that's just a small piece of it. haha. awesome.

Brandon Jan Blommaert

Brandon Jan Blommaert's fun sculptures of robot like creatures are made from recycled materials and then he photoshops dreamy landscapes behind them. It was a series of public artworks for a Canadian town in Alberta. From what I found, all his works since then are just animated gifs.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Philip Guston

Philip Guston one of the main artists in the 1960s that spearheaded the move from Abstract Expressionism to Neo-expresionism. I have to admit when I first saw Guston's paintings in the Art Institute growing up, I hated them. They gave me a sensation of itchy- uncomfort...I don't think the raw red meat colors he used helped at all. But later after doing research on him grew to respect his work and even found myself a bit facinated with him - his tramatic childhood- his cartoon like images that illustrated his surroundings - and his political views.