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A traditional Korean house with a modern Italian style

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When I first saw the eye-popping lime-green living room with the humongous traffic mirror in the corner I knew I had to report about it in Made In Slant.  From the outside, it looks like a traditional Korean house (called a hanok), with a carved wooden door and pagoda-style roof.  On the inside it . . . → Read More: A traditional Korean house with a modern Italian style

San Francisco Area Event Picks for Nov30 – Dec6, 2010

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OUTWITH MATTER, by Rebecca Whipple

The following events are all opening receptions for new exhibits.

Event: Recent Work – Carol Inez Charney – opening reception When: Fri, Dec 3, 2010, 6pm-9pm. Where: SLATE Contemporary, 4770 Telegraph Ave (@48th) Oakland, CA, 94609

Event: Going Up with Less, a new body of work by SCUBA (Sandra . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for Nov30 – Dec6, 2010

Artist Liu Bolin (劉勃麟) disappears in China

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Although the past decade a few artists in China have received attention in the West, the majority of artists inside China toil in isolation, receiving little financial support, and, sadly, even less respect, from their homeland.

Liu Bolin (劉勃麟), a 36 year old Chinese artist, challenges the status of artists in China through his . . . → Read More: Artist Liu Bolin (劉勃麟) disappears in China

Liza Corbett lights up dark tales

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Les Merveilleuses, ink and watercolor on paper, 12″x16″

Liza Corbett produces work that keeps you looking, again and again.  First you notice the exquisitely drawn figures, both human and animal, with enigmatic expressions and beautifully rendered forms.  Then you look again because something in the fairytale-like setting seems off-kilter.   Why do the wolves have . . . → Read More: Liza Corbett lights up dark tales

Jim Kazanjian remixes digital images

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Places that could only exist in our dreams (or nightmares) – those are the amazing worlds Jim Kazanjian creates sitting at his computer using Photoshop.

Kazanjian has worked as a commercial CGI artist for the past 16 years in television and more recently in game production.  In his spare time, he pushes photography to . . . → Read More: Jim Kazanjian remixes digital images

Runners take your mark in Graz, Austria

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Anyone planning a trip to visit Graz, Austria, should bring their running shoes.  Austrian architects Sandra Janser and Elisabeth Koller have painted the streets in Graz to resemble a running track as part of a neighborhood regeneration project. The red strip runs for nearly 1/2 mile (or 750 meters) and covers the road and . . . → Read More: Runners take your mark in Graz, Austria

Honoring the Earth

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350 Earth, New Delhi, India. (photo credit: D Dancer / artforthesky.com)

Today I dedicate the daily post in Made In Slant to our Earth for Thanksgiving day.

Art has always been a major source of inspiration to social movements around the world. The above image features 3,000 Ryan International School (Rohini) . . . → Read More: Honoring the Earth

Brian Dettmer carves books into lush artwork

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Modern Painters, 2008, altered books

If Brian Dettmer ever asks you for a book to borrow, you might want to think twice.  Dettmer is an artist known for taking old books and carving them into masterpieces of visual art.

Dettmer explains:

Old books, records, tapes, maps, and other media frequently fall into . . . → Read More: Brian Dettmer carves books into lush artwork

Áron Jancsó’s exquisite type

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I’m a sucker for beautiful typography.  Just look at this work by Áron Jancsó, a Hungarian graphic artsit.

He has a very unique style – a blend of modernism, street culture and calligraphy.

* Images courtesy of the Behance Network.

. . . → Read More: Áron Jancsó’s exquisite type

Passion and destruction over Apple’s product line

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Ever feel like shooting a bullet through your iPhone?  How about whacking your MacBook with a sledgehammer?

Crimes of passion – that is what artist Michael Tompert addresses in his latest work: our passion/obsession with Apple’s current line of products.

The past year, Tompert has destroyed many brand-new Apple products including the iPhone 4, . . . → Read More: Passion and destruction over Apple’s product line