Paperwork

June 22, 2010

The fabulous site, Ugallery, is launching their new Paperwork site today! Ugallery is an online marketplace for emerging artists to receive recognition and sell their work. The new sister site will be offering prints of a select group of Ugallery artists.  If you can’t afford the original, get a print! Prints are revolutionizing the art industry by offering an affordable way to share and appreciate artwork.  Browse Paperwork and tell your friends!

Milk Splash by Chelsea Fisher

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Clyfford Still

March 17, 2010

One of my favorite American artists.  He is one of the leading figures of Abstract Expressionism.  This year, a new museum will open in Denver devoted to the pioneering work of Clyfford Still. The aptly named Clyfford Still Museum is an astonishing collection of 825 paintings and 1575 works on paper.

His work is very soothing.  Some of his paintings look like woven rugs.  Other closely resemble Chinese watercolors.

Seven on Seven

March 15, 2010

Who ever said programmers aren’t artisitic…?  Well, I guess The New Museum in NYC thought they lacked visual talent so they decided to pair seven programmers with seven artisits to create something for the upcoming exhibiit , Seven on Seven.

Here are all seven pairings:
Artist / Technologist
Cao Fei / Jeff Hammerbacher (Facebook)
Evan Roth / Joshua Schachter (Delicious)
Aaron Koblin (made Radiohead’s “House of Cards” video using no cameras) / Matt Mullenweg (WordPress)
Monica Narula / Andrew Kortina
Ryan Trecartin / Hilary Mason
Tauba Auerbach / Ayah Bdeir
Marc Andre Robinson / David Karp (Tumblr)

For example, Schachter and Roth created an open-source software to analyze graffiti tags.

ONE DAY POEM PAVILION

March 2, 2010

Thesis project by Jiyeon Song.

Using a complex array of perforations, light passing through the pavilion’s surface produces shifting patterns, which transform into the legible text of a poem.

The specific arrangements of the perforations reveal different poems according to the solar calendar: a theme of new-life during the summer solstice. During the summer solstice, the poem will contain the theme of “new life”. During the winter solstice, the poem will be on “reflection and the passing of time.”

The pavilion is reminiscent of a geodesic dome. When daylight filters through the perforations on the surface, a poem becomes revealed on the ground as a projection.

The resulting effect is inviting and magical. Within the pavilion, the poem can be seen between 8 AM and 4PM. The poem consists of 5 lines with each line lasting about an hour. The slowness of message offers us a meditative moment within our hectic lives.

Check out website here.

Oh, My President

March 1, 2010

Well, this is certainly original.  Artist, Justine Lai, has painted several pieces of herself having sex with various U.S. presidents. I am not really sure what to think…

KNOW YOUR PRESIDENTS A MORE PERFECT UNION SECRET SERVICE GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE FATHER OF THE COUNTRY LEGAL, TENDER CHOPPED DOWN THE CHERRY TREE XYZ AFFAIR PEN OF THE REVOLUTION ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS OLD HICKORY THE LITTLE MAGICIAN OLD ROUGH & READY WE POLKED YOU IN ’44, WE SHALL PIERCE YOU IN ’52 DID YOU FOUR SCORE LAST NIGHT? THE RAIL-SPLITTER UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER ROUGH RIDER SPEAK SOFTLY & CARRY A BIG STICK I LIKE IKE HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT ALL THE WAY WITH LBJ DEEP THROAT TRICKY DICK READ MY LIPS FUCK BUSH JOIN OR DIE

Check out all of her paintings here.


Lichtenstein Girl

February 8, 2010

MAC campaign.

Simon Henwood

February 6, 2010

You may not recognize these paintings, but I’m sure you’ve seen Simon Henwood’s work before.  He is the creative director for Rihanna’s “Rated R” album.  He also directed Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” video.  I love this sequin series!  Gouache on paper.

Guernica

February 5, 2010

A 3D exploration of Picasso’s Guernica

Minty Fresh

January 28, 2010

Aaron Patzer, CEO of Mint.com, had a little sketch sesh with an artist/lover…and then she posted her sketches.

Embrace

Before Disappearing

Innocence Lost

January 12, 2010

Amusing yet quite disturbing is how I describe this Damien Hirst piece.  Innocence Lost, a glass baby’s bottle containing a pork sausage pickled in alcohol, makes foul, connotative paradoxes out of ideas of nourishment and nurture.  It can be yours for a small price of £5,200.00

Innocence Lost by Damien Hirst (2009); 200 x 50 mm; Glass bottle with sauasge and alcohol