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Kim Hyun constructs figures from dice

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Korean artist Kim Hyun constructed these astonishing figures from only wire and and dice. As a guide, Hyun used plaster casts of actual people and then ran the wire through the dice to form the body. I wish I could understand his website (it’s in Korean) so I . . . → Read More: Kim Hyun constructs figures from dice

Pam Glew creates mixed-media portraits on flags

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Looking Glass 2009. flag size 82 x 144 cm. Bleaching technique & dye on vintage American flag in black box frame

After viewing the waving flags used for protest and commemoration in the streets of New York City after 9/11, British artist Pam Glew was inspired to use flags as the basis for her . . . → Read More: Pam Glew creates mixed-media portraits on flags

Splitscreen: a love story by James Griffiths

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Splitscreen: A Love Story from JW Griffiths on Vimeo.

I’m not one for gushy love stories but this one is just too well-done to miss. Plus it was all shot on the Nokia N8 mobile phone which appeals to the budget-minded artist in me.

Splitscreen: A Love Story is by James Griffiths, winner . . . → Read More: Splitscreen: a love story by James Griffiths

Mat Hay produces documentary photomontages of China

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Edinburgh-based Mat Hay recently produced a stunning series of collages called “China.” Using his own documentary photographic images, Hay constructs some of his work from just 2-3 photos, and others, like his portraits, from 200-300 digitally sliced photos. Hay considers his work to be documentary photomontages since they reflect his impressions of . . . → Read More: Mat Hay produces documentary photomontages of China

Hadieh Shafie coils paper with Islamic text

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21600 Pages2012 Ink/ acrylic and Paper with printed & hand written Farsi Text Esheghe“Love” 48″ x 48″ x 3.5″ / 121.92 x 121.9 x 9 cm

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At first glance the work of Iranian-born artist Hadieh Shafie looks like an abstract painting of brightly colored circles within circles. Upon closer . . . → Read More: Hadieh Shafie coils paper with Islamic text

San Francisco Area Event Picks for June 29 – July 5, 2011

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Event: IFDA Northern California Presents: THE FINE ART OF DESIGN When: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 At 5:30 PM Where: ArtHaus 411 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA

Event: ‘DECENT EXPOSURE – Art Trading & Selling Night’ – a night of selling/trading art: prints, zines, pins, stickers, etc.. . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for June 29 – July 5, 2011

Liu Bolin gets camouflaged into Kenny Scharf mural

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It’s always fascinating to watch two artists from radically different areas of the creative spectrum collaborate. This time the duo is Chinese contemporary artist Liu Bolin and the well-known street artist Kenny Scharf. If you recall from my previous post, Liu Bolin is the artist who camouflages himself so that his whole body blends . . . → Read More: Liu Bolin gets camouflaged into Kenny Scharf mural

Nendo designs an exhibition of hats for Akio Hirata

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The art of millinery, or hat-making, is an age-old craft which doesn’t usually received the recognition it deserves. Perhaps that is why the Japanese studio Nendo has produced such an extraordinary exhibition for the internationally-known milliner Akio Hirata. In Nendo’s installation, 4000 white hats, whose shapes were overseen by Hirata, float and stream through the . . . → Read More: Nendo designs an exhibition of hats for Akio Hirata

Hand-painted signage at the Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco

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Fans of hand-painted signage must check out the latest exhibit at the Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco. Sign Your Life Away examines the art behind hand-painted signage, attempting to close the gap between commercial sign painters, like those at New Bohemia Signs, and fine artists which feature sign painting in their work, like Jeff Canham . . . → Read More: Hand-painted signage at the Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco

Alessandra Fiordaliso upcycles cardboard into creature art

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Italian artist and designer Alessandra Fiordaliso creates decorative objects with 100% post-consumer cardboard. Fiordaliso produces beautiful cardboard chairs, tables, and lamps, but I am especially drawn to his animal creatures have an unexpected disarming quality.

Alessandra Fiordaliso lives and works in his home studio in Monte Porzio Catone (RM).

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