Monday, October 29, 2012

Oscar Munoz, Artist

Oscar Muñoz, Línea del destino (Line of destiny). 2006, Single screen projection.
Source link here.

The image appears after breathing on the mirror.
Source link here.

History of Mirrors

"In a city of Nuremberg (Germany) in 1373 the first mirror manufacturing plant was open. Mirrors were then aggressively integrated in all aspects of life. In the 16th century mirrors become a part of mysterious rituals and  witchcraft. Also, for 200 years mirrors were used by Spanish and French spies for coding and decoding secret messages. This secret coding system was introduced in 15th century by Leonardo da Vinci. The scriptures were coded in "mirror reflection" and without the mirror it was impossible to read the message. Mirrors were part of another big invention of the time - the periscope. The opportunity to discreetly spy on ones enemy by using a system of interactive mirrors saved a lot of lives during wars. During the famous Thirty Year war, mirrors were used by all sides to blind the enemy during military actions with bright reflection of sun light. It was very hard to take aim when your eyes are blinded by thousands of tiny mirrors."

This is just an excerpt.  Much more to read.  Link here.

Andy Denzler, Artist

Much more to see on artist's website.  Link here.

Alchemy in Glass

Source link here.

Erin Thurlow, Artist

Erin Thurlow (born Seattle, WA, 1969) attended Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle), received his BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1997and his MFA from Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University in 2003. Most recent solo shows include Mercer Union Gallery (Toronto). Recent group shows include Heat Island at Smack Mellon Gallery (New York). He has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre (Alberta), Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), Three-Walls (Chicago), Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Millay Colony (NY). He has received grants form the Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils. He has also curated a show of New York and Chicago based sculptors, Conceptual Furniture, at the DepArtment Gallery (Toronto). His work, often sculptural and installation based, also includes performance, writing, and the ongoing development of a stand-up comedy act that he has performed in comedy clubs and galleries.

Source link here.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Richard Long, Artist

In the nature of things:
Art about mobility, lightness and freedom.
Simple creative acts of walking and marking
about place, locality, time, distance and measurement.
Works using raw materials and my human scale
in the reality of landscapes. - Richard Long.  Link here.

Link here to read article entitled 
Walk The Line, 23 May 2009

Everton Wright, Artist

"London based artist Everton Wright works in all types of media from design, sculpture, and drawing, to film and public installations. Over the course of eight years, Wright has developed this project, Walking Drawings, as a series of live, interactive, large-scale drawings that take place in public spaces.  Covering at least one quarter of a mile, he creates patterned line drawings in the sand, using a combination of freehand and mechanical tools. Once the drawing is in place, Wright invites people of all ages, genders, and cultures to come and freely walk along the detailed design that he created. By inviting the public to interact with the still images on the sand, Wright brings life to an otherwise static drawing. Wright says, “Walking Drawings combines the elements—sand, sea, air—to create a new way of making, seeing and experiencing drawing, swapping traditional media such as paint, charcoal and paper with landscapes, digital video pixels and people.” If you are interested in this interactive artwork, you can see a video of the live interactions." -source is Feel Desain.  Link here. to seem more and a video. 

David A. Reeves, Artist

Paper cut silhouettes.
Source is Feel Desain.  Link here

Friday, October 12, 2012

Jorge Julian Aristizabal, Artist

Found on the Drawing Center website, viewing program, charcoal category.  Link here.

Luis Nobre, Artist

Artist's website link here.

Anamorphic Typography

"I just did a little test with something called ‘anamorphic typography’. Essentially, it is an illusion where the type looks just right when viewed from the exact right spot, but it looks stretched and warped when viewed from elsewhere in the room. We might be doing something similar in a HOLLY HUNT showrooms later this year, so I did this in a room above my parents’ garage to make sure I could pull it off when the time comes. For what it is worth, I certainly didn’t invent this sort of thing, and I’d like to give lots of credit to this project by Joseph Egan and Hunter Thompson for tipping me off to the idea, as well as the artist Felice Varini, who is doing this sort of thing on a much larger and much more impressive scale." -source is Thomas Quinn.  Link here.

Gregor Gaida, Artist

Artist's website link here

Mattias Adolfsson, Artist

Artist's website link here

DDB China and China Environmental Protection Foundation

See more and watch video here.  

Leonardo Ulian, Artist

Link here to see more work by this artist.

Kevin Iris, Artist

Wire and shadow.  

Daniel Kukla, Artist

Rorik Smith, Artist

Link to artist's website here

Gabriel Moreno, Artist

Link here to see more.

Carne Griffiths, Artist

Drawings made with ink, tea and vodka.  Link here to read and see more.