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New colorful origami street art on the Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)

A few days ago colorful origami street art sprouted on the walls of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Outlined with hundreds of folded paper pieces, the stylized word “Art” captivated passer-byes. The typographic street art was created by the UpsideUp group, the same group who installed last year’s guerrilla art on the . . . → Read More: New colorful origami street art on the Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)

Liza Corbett draws visions from the spirit world

“Rosa Canina” 2012 colored pencil on mylar

New York City based artist Liza Corbett shares images of an eerie world, parallel to ours, but invisible to those uninitiated with spirits. Corbett depicts melancholy women deeply intertwined with the natural world. In the artist’s visions – the roots of trees morph into the veins of . . . → Read More: Liza Corbett draws visions from the spirit world

San Francisco Area Event Picks for June 27 to July 3, 2013

“Risk” at Berkeley Art Center

Thursday June 27, 2013

Event: “Natural: Nature Reclaiming the Interior Urban Environment” landscapes and botanicals by photographers Richard Zimmerman and Julie Jaycox, and handcrafted, reclaimed-wood furniture by CS Boris, Opening Reception When: Thursday June 27, 2013 6-9PM Where: Live Worms Gallery 1345 Grant Avenue (Green & Vallejo), San Francisco, . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for June 27 to July 3, 2013

Vintage collage by Sammy Slabbinck

’ The Burden of Beauty ‘ Collage on paper © Sammy Slabbinck 2013

Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck creates collages using vintage photographs to explore the juxtaposition of opposites. The pubic versus the private, the traditional versus the contemporary, the human versus the animal. Slabbinck’s visually incisive commentary strikes at the overabundance of life’s ironies.

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Double exposure photography by Francisco Provedo

As an homage to nature, Buenos Aires, Argentina based Francisco Provedo created this series of stunning double exposure portraits entitled “The Inner Light.”

About his work, the photographer and architect writes, “My photographic work seeks to find the invisible line that Nature has left in the cities: There are some places hidden between corners . . . → Read More: Double exposure photography by Francisco Provedo

A string book by Kia Utzon-Frank

For a Masters of Arts dissertation at the Royal College of Art (London), Kia Utzon-Frank created a string book which examines the “Nature of Procrastination.” Utzon-Frank decomposes procrastination into five states – Efficient Work, Procrastination, Active Procrastination, Breaks and Interruption. Each state is assigned a different colored thread, and is stitched on and through . . . → Read More: A string book by Kia Utzon-Frank

Portraits by Sara Zin

“Intention VII” Oil on Canvas, 24 in. x 36 in.

Some remarkable portraits by artist Sara Zin. Zin paints using a pixelated style which show rectangles of shadows cast (and light reflecting) on the figure.

Zin writes that her “work is an exploration of identity. Who am I? Who are you? Can there be . . . → Read More: Portraits by Sara Zin

San Francisco Area Event Picks for June 20 to June 26, 2013

Work at Creativity Explored in San Francisco

Thursday June 20, 2013

Event: “INTRODUCTIONS” Four Young Artists from Creativity Explored Step into the Spotlight, Opening Reception When: Friday June 20, 2013 7PM Where: Creativity Explored 3245 Sixteenth Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Event: Live Worms Gallery’s 10 year anniversary with four full days of art . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for June 20 to June 26, 2013

Geometric paintings by Shannon Finley

“Oculus Rift” 2012, 81 x 65 cm, Acrylic on canvas

Triangles bathed in light and color make up the world of Berlin based artist Shannon Finley. Finley constructs complex spaces divided into overlapping triangles. Rising up, pulling down, Finley’s spaces never settle down for a rest. Along with the spatial tricks, the radiant colors . . . → Read More: Geometric paintings by Shannon Finley

A time-lapse video showing a forest changing over the span of a year by Samuel Orr

Nature is an amazing artist. To document Nature’s hand, filmmaker Samuel Orr made this time-lapse video showing a forest changing over the course of a year. Orr composed this movie using 40,000 still images taken from the front window of a house over a 15 month period.

For more details on how the . . . → Read More: A time-lapse video showing a forest changing over the span of a year by Samuel Orr