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The Surface Merchants: Miami Heads

Posted 2011-07-12 13:20:43 | Views: 10,201

The Surface

Merchants:

heads

Just came across this and had to post it. Newly formed collective group are branching out.


Liu Bolin and Kenny Scharf. NYC

Posted 2011-06-27 12:35:35 | Views: 9,643

Liu Bolin

 Kenny Scharf

On The Streets Of New York

On June 20th, 2010, world-renowned Chinese contemporary artist Liu Bolin camouflaged himself into a popular Kenny Scharf mural for his first live painting/ performance piece in the United States.

The performance was conceived by the New York based curatorial group Wooster Collective and Eli Klein Fine Arts with support by Goldman Properties, the owner of the property and longtime supporters of public art throughout SoHo.


Royal/T - Party Animals Exhibit.

Posted 2011-06-27 09:03:11 | Views: 8,970

ROYAL/T: “PARTY ANIMALS,” A NEW EXHIBIT



The forthcoming show—curated by Lindsay Scoggins—features works that reanimate creatures from childhood curiosities, set against the backdrop of Culver City’s whimsical art space

(CULVER CITY, CA; June 2011) – On Thursday, July 7, 2011,  http://www.royal-t.org/" Royal/T—Culver City’s playful 10,000-square-foot Japanese pop art-inspired space goes “into the wild” with the summer debut of “Party Animals”—a new show curated by electronic media artist Lindsay Scoggins. On display through Saturday, September 24, 2011, the group exhibits whimsical connotation alludes to the common human experience of reinterpreting everyday surroundings by animating childhood experiences and curiosities. Glitter! Confetti! Radiant Tableaux! Featured works include an eclectic mix of beastly beings depicted as party-goers and captivating creatures as formidable adversaries that transform the space into an indulgently imaginative environment, with works by Scoggins, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, KAWS, and Yoshimoto Nara among many others.


A Florida native, Scoggins studied electronic media and fine arts at the University of South Florida before her  "Wonderland Mafia” video was selected as one of 25 winning entries in the 2010 Guggenheim’s YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video competition—in which her work was exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, in addition to Guggenheim museums in Venice, Italy; Bilbao, Spain; and Berlin, Germany. “I enjoy abducting viewers from the safety and protection of their own reality,” says Scoggins. “With ‘Party Animals’ at Royal/T, we want to encourage people to re-think the way we see the world of animals and art by redefining the typical emotions connected to them.” 


Featuring works by today’s contemporary artists including Andre Ethier, Christen Bach, David Ellis, David Shrigley, David Tamargo, Jeff Koons, Jillian Mayer, KAWS, Ken Kagami, Ken Tanaka, Mike Reynolds, Misaki Kawai, TM Sisters, Takashi Murakami, Yoko Ono, Yoshimoto Nara and others. The show will challenge the audience’s perception of familiar creatures from childhood experiences by constructing a visual environment that combines opposing forces such as domesticity and wilderness. With differences in influences ranging from Hello Kitty and children’s television, to the artists’ contemporaries, each piece reinforces Royal/T’s embodiment of a welcoming environment for both children and adults to explore. Scoggins’ video, “Wouldn’t Change for the World,” celebrates the primal nature embedded within Royal/T’s treasured objects, documenting Chiyo the Maid as the art’s creatures explode to life when infused with the power of her magical Japanese tea kettle—transporting them to a world where anything is possible and where chaos runs wild.

DEBUTING THURSDAY, JULY 7

     




About Curator Lindsay Scoggins:   
Lindsay Scoggins cultivated her love for electronic media as a fine arts student at the University of South Florida. At the age of 15, she began learning non-linear video editing and electronic music composition and during college, began working with video installation and using YouTube as an online gallery. As one of 25 selected artists featured in the 2010 Guggenheim’s YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video, Scoggins’ work was displayed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy; Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; and Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Germany. For more information, please visit  http://www.LindsayScoggins.com
 
About Royal/T:   
Located in Culver City, Royal/T is a playful blending of café, concept shop, and art exhibition space. The 10,000-square-foot space reflects the interior realm of fantasy that strongly influences the artists included in Owner Susan Hancock’s art collection. The art space showcases curated exhibitions with a focus on Japanese contemporary art. “Party Animals” will be on display at Royal/T from Thursday, July 7, 2011, through Saturday, September 24, 2011. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, with extended hours on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. For additional information, guests can call Royal/T at 310.559.6300 and visit http://www.royal-t.org

“What really drew us to partnering with Lindsay Scoggins for ‘Party Animals’ is her incredible video art talent, which is becoming an increasingly mainstream and relatable medium for today’s young artists who grew up on Nintendo and other video games,” says Royal/T Owner Susan Hancock. “The focal piece of ‘Party Animals’ centers around Lindsay’s video on one of our magical maids, Chiyo, who brings the art pieces to life through an animated tea party. We make it our mission to encourage each guest to have a little party of their own every time they visit us, and with this new show, our goal is to help everyone—both adults and children alike—to find their inner ’party animal’ once they step through the doors at Royal/T.”

Check out this show if you find yourself in Cali...

YouTube Promo for the exhibit.

Music by Otto Von Schirach

 

 

 

 

 


Superman and Friends Graffiti over Soviet Statue

Posted 2011-06-20 09:28:04 | Views: 10,911

superman and friends:

over soviet statue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twenty years ago you would have been shot for stepping too close to this monument in Sofia in Bulgaria.


But after the smashing of the Berlin Wall, statues celebrating communist rule appear to be fair game to the graffiti artists of the former Soviet block in Eastern Europe.


An anonymous artist transformed Russian Red Army soldiers from a monument in the city of Sofia, in Bulgaria, into popular superheroes and cartoon characters

 

Taking centre stage is Superman with his distinctive red cape and blue suit. To the left is Santa Claus and to the right Ronald McDonald, the mascot of the fast-food giant McDonalds, and the Joker also makes an appearance.


Below the graffiti artist has sprayed "Moving with the times" in Bulgarian black paint. The "artistic vandalism" appeared this morning - but it is still not clear who is behind the colourful display.


The giant monument was built to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Russian 'liberation' of Bulgaria in 1944.


It is regarded as the prime example of the forceful socialist-realism of the period.


The place of honour goes to a Red Army soldier atop a column, surrounded by animated cast-iron sculptural groups depicting determined, gun-waving soldiers and members of the proletariat.

Figures of Soviet soldiers at the base of the Soviet Army monument, and below a member of the Bulgarian Socialist Party cleaning the statue in Feb 2010


Jose Pineda Installations

Posted 2011-06-15 17:01:56 | Views: 10,279

Jorge pineda:

CHILDHOOD

Jorge Pineda (b. Dominican Republic 1961)

Artist Statement:

Childhood is the time when we start to build up our personality, and it is supposed to be the happiest time of our lives, but social violence makes it difficult to adjust. In order to be strong, children make masks where they can hide fear, so they can play with the negative idea they have of themselves. These masks shield the feelings reflected in society as I show in Mambrú, with its child soldiers who have been taken away and used as instruments of destruction.

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         


Reinier Gamboa: New Surrealism

Posted 2011-06-13 20:36:50 | Views: 10,793

reinier gamboa:

surreal

illustrations

Gamboa is a highly skilled draftsman that combines a surrealist element and tribal motifs that dabbles the line between fine art and new age illustration. His paintings create a dream world of interchanging figures and landscapes. They melt together and encompass nightmares of harmony that are very beautiful.

More works by

Reinier Gamboa

  

  

  


Kaws Giant Sculpture at The Standard Hotel NYC

Posted 2011-06-09 07:56:04 | Views: 8,793

KAWS: PASSING

THROUGH 

COMPANION

Yesterday, AM was on hand to catch the arrival of the mother of all Kaws Companions (so far). This Passing Through Companion was hauled over from the backyard of the Aldrich Contemporary Museum, where it was last exhibited and dropped off in the front yard of The Standard Hotel in New York. When we stopped by, the crew was busy creating the platform for the figure, while tourists of the trendy Meatpacking district kept stopping to take pictures of the imposing sculpture. We even tried to play hide-and-go-seek with the companion by hiding out on the overlooking Highline, but by the time we left, it was still counting…


The Surface Merchants

Posted 2011-06-03 15:37:55 | Views: 12,700

The Surface Merchants are Alex Yanes, Daniel Fila & Raymond Adrian working as a collective. 

the surface merchants:

post-graffism

 

Popularity or not, the newly formed Surface Merchants are one of most crafted, imaginative collective art groups from Miami, point blank.  My favorite collective group is Gurrea de la Paz but The Merchants are a close second! If you disagree, you might be on a bandwagon of some sort and need a new pair of glasses. They don’t hire people to build their work. This trio have a certain rhythm that works very well and should be exciting to see what the future holds for them.


Julien Vallee: Spray Can

Posted 2011-06-03 13:32:23 | Views: 10,964

julien vallee: spray can

Berlin, 2008. Paper sculpture created for the main exhibition of Illustrative Zürich festival 2008.

Via: JVallee


Lo Castro and Rocky Grimes: Mural Colabo

Posted 2011-05-26 19:54:32 | Views: 9,606

 lo castro and rocky grimes:

mural

colabo

 If any of you happen to be in the Wynwood area in Miami anytime soon make sure to check out this mural by Francesco Lo Castro and Rocky Grimes. It can be viewed at The Workshop, 171 NW 23 Street, Miami, FL