Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Anna Fidler

Anna Fidler is an artist based in Los Angeles and creates paintings, film, and music. Her paintings are psychedelic landscapes with swooping, rainbow-like arcs to undulating tentacles that depict the vibrant geography of some distant universe buried deep in her mind. Her paintings give the sensation of peering into a glittering rock cavern or rolling along a colorful lunar landscape. She has exhibited her work in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Chicago, Seattle, and Tokyo.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Emily Barletta

Emily Barletta's artwork explores ideas of emotional and physical memory and survival. For most of her life, she has been in physical pain due to a spinal deformity. Making art started out as a way to express this and filter the pain’s affects out, but it has evolved into much more than just that. Each object is a physical container that counts and records the passage of time in her life while it was being made. The thoughts, emotions, and experiences she had during this time are funneled through her preoccupation with inventing imaginary forms of flesh, blood, muscles, cells, organs, molds, diseases, plants, and topography.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Laura Laine

Laura Laine is a 24-year-old illustrator based in Helsinki. Her work reminds me of art nouveau artists Gustav Klimt and Aubrey Beardsley. Recent clients include Zara, The New York Times T magazine, Tommy Hilfiger, Elle Girl, the Guardian, I.T Post magazine, Iben Hoej, Wunder and Daniel Palillo.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

ABCD3D by Marion Bataille

Marion Bataille’s simple in concept, yet cleverly designed book, ABCD3D, is an engaging, exciting and modern piece of 3D art. Pushing the notion of the simple pop-up book, it impresses from the moment you are grabbed by its lenticular cover. Marion Bataille lives and works in France. She is widely published there and this was her first book to be published in the UK.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Kim Chun Hwan

Kim Chun Hwan uses a collage technique to layer advertising prints and letters from his personal mailbox into multi-dimensional wall art. Each paper is pasted one by one, creating movement out of a sea of junk mail. He then cuts the surface, showing inside and outside, both surface and depth on the same picture plane, blurring the boundary between them and creating waves of severed folds. Advertising prints and magazines are the objects which represent the aspect of daily life vividly more than anything else. He sees his collages as neither mere exemplifications of ideas nor projections of feelings, but a way of perceiving reality at different times in everyday life and finding the identity of oneself in society.