Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Evolution



I'm sorry, don't call me a racist but I find this hilarious.

Source: kontraband

Maïwenn Le Besco



My goodness, who remembers Maïwenn Le Besco from the 5th Element! I do! I watched this film when I was just twelve years old. I don't remember much about my childhood, but I do remember all the films that I watched in the past. This scene has been stuck in my head for a long time...

The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist



Compilation of people saying different stuff and made it into a catchy song... Weird yet awesome music video ever!

"That boy needs therapy."

Higher and Higher



Photo taken by Eun K. Ju

"You can blow out a candle,
but you can't blow out a fire,
once the flame begins to catch,
the wind will blow it higher."

~Peter Gabriel

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Dada Life - Let's Get Bleeped Tonight



It's like Chucky's Child's Play turned into a music video...

Saturday, 23 January 2010

I'm Here - Spike Jonze x Absolut

Spike Jonze presents I'm Here. He's the same guy who directed Where the Wild Things Are.









Watch the trailer at I'm Here Official website or at fubiz.

"You're a Robot!" lol best part of the trailer.

Source: I'm Here, Blog, fubiz

Michael Johansson


Ghost II, 2009
White objects.
Dimensions: 2,9 x 2,9 m.
Installation view: Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup (S)


Monochrome Anachron, 2008
Brown furnitures, brown objects, glass objects.
Dimensions: 1 x 1,8 x 1,3 m.
Cuboids, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim (NO)


Tetris - Nordin Gallery, 2008
Objects from the storage room; tv, tools, equipment, boxes, etc.
Dimensions: 2.1 x 0.8 m.
Installation view: Strings Attached, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm (S)

His work reminds me of a comic strips from pbf:


Source: Michael Johansson

Drop Out



Freaky animation, but I like it! The introduction was awesome...

PRESS +



DIRECTOR / ANIMATOR - BENJAMIN DUCROZ
SOUND DESIGN - SAMUEL ACRES

3D, PAPER, INKJET PRINTED FRAMES, WATERCOLOUR, WATER & INK

Friday, 22 January 2010

Rinpa Eshidan



I randomly browsed through youtube and found a video made by an art crew who named themselves "Rinpa Eshidan." I like the experimental approach to "perform" the art works rather than exhibiting the completed works. I think they are amazing, and I am their anonymous fan.

I was disappointed with the critical reaction that this video (above) has received from their native country, Japan. The viewers' comments were negative and rarely complementary.

The viewers were offended by the title of the video, which translates as "Welcome to Youtube Japan." One of the viewers stated that youtube is an international site, and that this video was a disgrace for trying to represent the art in Japan. It's true that what they do isn't very "Japanese", but come on... The world today is becoming more globalized. There are artists who are influenced by cultures other than their own (A good example would be Simone Legno from Tokidoki). One person commented, "日本と関係ないだろ," meaning "This has nothing to do with Japan." I can't believe that these artists are being criticised just because they put the word, "Japan" in the video title.

I'm not saying it's bad to express opinions but damn, some of the comments are just plain nasty. Like one of the comments was "日本の恥ッッッ!!" meaning "An embarrassment to Japan," which received +9 positive points in youtube. Someone else wrote, "日本人が本当に馬鹿に見えるからやめろ", meaning "Japanese people look seriously stupid (because of this video) so stop it." Another commented, "日本人はこのようなことはしない" meaning "Japanese people don't do things like this." Maybe the art crew has done something wrong, like vandalising the streets and buildings of Japan. Is that why people hate them? I highly doubt it.

Some of the other comments were like, "ゴミ虫消えてね" meaning "Disappear pest/garbage bug." "社会のゴミ" meaning "Society's garbage." "しねぇえええええええええええええええええええええええええええ" meaning "DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE." I don't know... Maybe it's just me. Am I just overreacting a little bit? But at least I don't say weird shit like "DIE PEST" to artists when I don't like their works.

I'm not trying to say anything bad about Japan or those viewers who commented. I just find it really surprising to see artists being bashed for their passion. Is patriotism necessary when you look at a piece of art work?

You can check out more of Rinpa Eshidan's works at this site and this site.

Note: I thought this work was the coolest=)

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Omar Chacón


Untitled Painting #189
2009
20" x 24"
Acrylic on canvas


Sancocho Vitae - "Tata"
Installation View


Nudius Tertius (Beato Angelico), Heri (Mario Suarez), Hodie (Ade)
2009
72" x 150"
Acrylic on canvas

"Omar Chacón's vibrant abstract paintings refer to rich colors and patterns of indigenous Latin American textiles, but fuse these formal and cultural traditions into a process that is very much his own recipe. The effect of this sancocho ("stew"), as Chacón calls it, is an experiential mixture of European and South American histories that infuse cultural signifiers into Abstraction. Chacón's work is guided by the memory and respect for his grandfather, a self-taught artist who made only seven abstract paintings during his lifetime. Also consisting of small dots, one of his grandfather's paintings is included in the show as a literal and metaphorical reference point." ~ Greene Contemporary


Close-up:





Layers and layers and layers of paint paint paint...

Source: Greene Contemporary

Rilla Alexander


This Picture
Details from paintings
Exhibition
In the Milky Night
Gallery
Neurotitan, Berlin
Medium
Acrylic
Year
2006

"My work is all about security and warmth and being loved and hugged. It's about sleeping and dreaming, reading and being read to and skipping all the way home." ~Rilla Alexander





This Picture
Hair
Project
Studio on Fire Calendar
Medium
Ink
Year
2008


This Picture
Welcoming Spring
Project
Studio on Fire Calendar
Medium
Ink
Year
2006


This Picture
Catching the Sun
Project
Studio on Fire Calendar
Medium
Ink and Digital
Year
2006


This Picture
Come with
Exhibition
Go Your Own Way
Gallery
Vallery, Barcelona
Medium
Ink and Digital
Year
2008


This Picture
Back Seat Driver
Exhibition
Go Your Own Way
Gallery
Vallery, Barcelona
Medium
Ink and Digital
Year
2008

Source: Rilla Alexander

Stephanie Metz


Teddy Bear Fetal Development
Felted wool, buttons
7.75" H x 23" W x 3" D
2007


Ursulus parvulus 10-08
Felted wool, glass jar
7" H x 3.5" W x 3.5" D
2008


Ursulus mollis
Felted wool
3" H x 6.75" W x 4" D
2007


Ursulus erythroleucus
Felted wool
4" H x 5.5" W x 5.5" D
2006


Teddy Skull
Felted wool
9" H x 7" W x 10"D
2005

"Stephanie Metz is a sculptor whose innovative work in felted wool has garnered international attention. Her sculpture, focused on the relationship between humans and the natural world, fuses sharp wit, thoughtful observation, and careful craftsmanship in an unusual material to blur the line between art and science, natural and unnatural, organic and man-made." ~Stephenie Metz


Source: Stephanie Metz

Mike Mitchell


Mickey Mouse


NOM NOM NOM


Magical Journey


Peace!


Super Mario World


Let's Play

Source: Mike Mitchell

Grocery Store Musical



I wish food shopping was as exciting as this...

Motoi Yamamoto

Installation made of salt. Yes, SALT!!! Amazing.




SAKURA -cherry-
salt
Conception take from / Funa-asobi, Ishikawa
Nov. 2008





LABYRINTH
salt
13.5 x 8.2 m
Hundred Stories About Love
21th Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
April - August, 2009



Source: Motoi Yamamoto

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Sketch Your Furniture In The Air











How cool is that? Designing furnitures in the air?

Source/Read More About It At: News From Gadgets’ World

Banana Cellfoam™

When my phone rings, I want to whip out my Banana Cellfoam from my Holster. That would be totally awesome.





Source: Banana Cellfoam™

The Cat Piano



Source: The cat piano

Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks



...And they all went boom!

Friday, 8 January 2010

Parkour motion reel



Read an article on the video at: Such a Blog

Friday, 1 January 2010

Underwater River In Mexico



Source/More Pictures at: Fortuna

Simon Birch

Paintings from Simon's Birch's "This Brutal House (2008)" collection:


'At The Brink of Death'


'At The Brink of Death'


'For All The Fear'


'For All The Doubts'


'Sandman'


'Trainwreck'


'This Brutal House'

Source: Simon Birch