Self-help gurus say that a miracle is just a change in perspective but don’t tell you that those changes are not easy obtained. Unless you are German photographer Christopher Hassler. In the series, entitled Point of View, Hassler uses a fisheye lens to shoot images in a long tunnel. Besides the unique perspective, this . . . → Read More: The unique perspective of photographer Christopher Hassler
“Belly” is a lovely poignant short film by Julia Pott, a British animator living in Brooklyn. Recently completing a successful run on the festival circuit, including screenings at Sundance, Animafest Zagreb, the Holland Animation Film Festival, the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, and many others, “Belly” has been released on the web. Potts writes on . . . → Read More: “Belly” a short film by Julia Pott
Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park is a conceptual artist whose studio work revolves around the theme of reality, illusion and existence. Inspired by a dream where he met a woman, but then woke up soon afterwards in a state of confusion as to whether the dream was reality or reality was a dream, Park . . . → Read More: Seung Mo Park cuts portraits from layers of wire mesh
The artist with her work – “Alfhild” 36 x 48 inches, 2012, Oil on Handmade Oak Panel
San Francisco artist Chelsea Brown explores the wild-women-wolf mythology in her debut solo exhibition currently showing at the Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. In Brown’s paintings and drawings, the women and animals appear to merge into and . . . → Read More: “Shewolf” by Chelsea Brown at the Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco
UK based illustrator Peter Crawley hand embroidered this wonderful piece of typography, called “Order Chaos,” using 10 different colored threads on watercolor paper. Crawley does a lot of stitched illustrations that you can view on his website. If you like this type of embroidery, check out “Lauren DiCioccio hand-embroiders images from the New York . . . → Read More: Stitched typography by Peter Crawley
London based Alice Bartlett has the world at her fingertips. While wandering around a model toy shop, she was inspired to create this series of manicured lawn scenes on her fingernails. Wild!
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The past few years Beijing/London-based photographer Jasper James has been shooting these wistful photos in various large cities around Asia. James’ images capture the melancholy of individuals, captured as silhouettes, gazing over the vastness of large urban areas.
The photographer writes: ‘Sometime in 2008, the number of people living in urban areas outnumbered those . . . → Read More: “City Silhouettes” by Jasper James
“The Ego and The Id” by Franz West, installed in Central Park, New York City (photo credit: NYCLOVESNYC )
Austrian contemporary artist Franz West died yesterday at age 65. West was known for his whimsical and non-ideological art objects ad installations. As an iconoclast, his works challenged the idea of serious art as and autonomous . . . → Read More: R.I.P Franz West
Jessica Skloven at Z Space in San Francisco, CA
Art Openings Friday, July 27
Event: Photographer “Jessica Skloven – Recent Work,” Opening Reception When: Friday, July 27, 2012 At 6:30-8:30PM Where: Z Space 450 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Saturday, July 28
Event: “Introducing Fouladi Project’s Flat File Program” group exhibition, Opening Hands-On Event . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for July 26 – August 1, 2012
Mud is a charming short film that depicts a young woman rebelling against her mother’s ideas of how she should behave. Created by student filmmakers Amy West and Jaycob Bellochio, it recently won the Judges Award at Project YouthView, a youth film festival in Alameda, California.
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