Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Matt Lifson

Matt Lifson's explosive surreal paintings are pretty amazing. It's even more amazing that he's only 26. He currently resides in LA where he is getting his masters at Otis.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011


BATTLES - Ice Cream from CANADA on Vimeo.

Scissor Sisters - Invisible Light from bat on Vimeo.

You might recognize the style from El Guincho's Bombay video, all of which were directed and produced by CANADA, a super creative Spanish company. They do everything from advertising to music videos. I love the flashes of quick stunning imagery- very provocative but in just the right way.



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lorax - Dr. Seuss

love this... Dr.Seuss can make the most complex ideas so accessible to children.

Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger
is an artist with an obvious graphic design background. Her trademark black and white images with confrontational red and white text speaks to power and control. Her work has been displayed publicly in a typical advertising setting so it has that same attraction and play with its luring promise of fulfillment but it allows us to discover its deception.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer is another artist that uses words to provoke response."While her subversive work often blends in among advertisements in public space, its arresting content violates expectations."(Art21)

Robert Montgomery

"Robert Montgomery works in the situationist tradition and continues to relentlessly hijack advertising spaces across the globe in order to provide a reflective space in which a public so used to being psychologically bludgeoned into a consumerist daze can find some respite from the relentless static of the modern world." Dazed.
It's interesting to be bombarded with such emotionally charged melancholic poetry in a public space.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Agustina Woodgate

"Places and Objects are alive, we make them alive, they tell our stories and tales. Sewing poems in clothes in a way is giving the garments a voice. We are in relation -- with others, with things, with the world. This being-in-relation, is a way of perceiving, a mode of moving, a narrative of global truths designed by cultural fictions. Sewing poems in clothes is a way of bringing poetry to everyday life just by displacing it, by removing it from a paper to integrate it and fuse it with our lives. Sometimes little details are stronger when they are separated from where they are expected to be."
I have done a post about Agustina Woodgate's stuffed animal rugs in April but there is something much more successful about her poetry bombing. love it. I love when art can be found in unsuspecting places in public.

Matthew Reamer

Matthew Reamer has photographed the movement of Scraper bikes in Oakland. This trend should not be taken lightly, it has helped many to express themselves and keep young people out of trouble. To learn more about this social movement and positive trend check out their blog as well as the video below. Pretty amazing!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

José Castrellón

José Castrellón
documented young men in Panama who have personalized their bikes. It's definitely bike culture in Central America at it's best.