Earlier this month I visited the Hammer Museum for the first time to see Made In L.A. This exhibition includes work by 60 Los Angeles based artists shown at three locations across the city. I only attended the Hammer location, but there is additional work at LA >< ART in the Culver City art district, and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park in Los Feliz.
I’m really enjoying these neon text-based installations by photographer Lee Jung. She really captures a nice balance between both neon light and it’s natural surrounding, it almost seems like they’ve always been there.
I’ve been really into collage lately, and these mixed-media collages by Virginia Echeverria Whipple are just phenomenal. They’re bright, whimsical, organic, and are all kinds of fun. More below the fold.
Today’s Keith Haring Google Doodle made me smile. Happy birthday Keith, your art and your words still inspires our human culture.
I have become fascinated with individuals who blur the lines between various creative disciplines. These individuals are a real inspirational to me because they are a constant reminder that a creative individual can practice all kinds of creative outlets no matter what the current label or title is. Madrid based architect, designer and artist Luis Urculo is definitely one of those individuals.
Urculo is an architect by practice but his recent work entitled JETLAG, takes an unconventional approach to the trade. Urculo calls it a “mixing myriad of references, materials, errors, alternate versions of time and landscapes to create an open atlas of memories, diagrams and undefined structures.” More work below the fold.
On my recent trip to the LACMA I got to experience the Metropolis II exhibit by artist Chris Burden. The complexity of the structure was absolutely mind-blowing. For me it really captured the essence of a fast paced city in such a magical way. If you’re in the area I highly suggest checking it out.
Montreal based photographer Jessica Eaton has blown me away with her recent work. What looks to be some kind of panting is really a system of polarizing filtration between camera and light source resulting in a mind-bending photo effect. Her process is really quite complex and interesting.
“The images are constructed on sheets of 4 x 5 film. The subject is in reality monochromatic. The photographs use a set of cubes and ground options painted white, two tones of grey, and black. Through multiple exposures, the color hues in each image have been made by exposing the film to additive primaries of red, green and blue. The reflective value of the cubes controls the value of lightness of that hue, and the black is utilized as a type of reflective mask, keeping potential on the film for other exposures. The images are completely photographic yet not visible to the naked eye.”
What happens when you take photos of ignited smoke bombs in various locations all over Europe? Pure awesomeness, that’s what. Italian artist Filippo Minelli started this project back in 2010, which he wrapped up late last year. Minelli talks all about his inspiration and process about the project here. On a side note, these photos are very reminiscent of the New Beat music video by Toro Y Moi– I still get the occasional urge to play with smoke bombs one day. More images below the fold, but be sure to check out the full set.