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16
Aug
12

U-Ram Choe : ‘Custos Cavum’ (Sculpture Video)

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Custos Cavum, 2011
size : 220(h) x 360(w) x 260(d)cm
material : metallic material, resin, motor, gear, custom CPU board, LED

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Once upon a time, there were two worlds. Each connected to the other through a number of small holes, as if the worlds were breathing through these holes. However, the holes had a tendency to close up, so there were guardians next to each one to keep them open. The guardians were called “Custos Cavum.” They took the form of seals and had large front teeth, which they used to gnaw the holes to prevent them from closing up. Whenever a Custos Cavum felt the generation of a new hole somewhere, it fell into a deep sleep. From the body of the quietly sleeping Custos Cavum grew winged spores called “Unicuses.” These spores took flight and each flew to a new hole, giving rise to a new Custos Cavum. As time went on, the people of each world forgot about the other. The guardians lost their power and died. When the last Custos Cavum died, the last hole closed, separating the two worlds completely. The existence of the other world was entirely erased from people’s memories. – [X]

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U-Ram Choe : Website

U-Ram Choe : Vimeo

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27
Jul
12

Jeremy Blake : Artworks

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“silent symmetry”
jeremy blake
2012
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“industrial prose”
jeremy blake
2012
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“industrial prose #3”
jeremy blake
2012
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“rusted reflection”
jeremy blake
2012
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“mare”
jeremy blake
2012
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“lost legend”
jeremy blake
2012
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Rhythm can be experienced both aurally and visually, and I am intrigued by this notion of visual cadence. This body of work represents a personal synthesis of these principles. The forms and tonalities in the final images are my rendering of the effects I undergo when translating these minor and major chords. I equate the emotional attributes of these chords with a subdued yet inflective element of a unified sequence. It is the evasive and ever changing element of rhythm that fascinates me, and the work is my interpretation of this delicate balance between harmony and discord: capturing the moment which causes refrain, the pause of introspection, in which the rhythms are viewed through individual terms. When viewed on a fundamental level, rhythm is innate. Specifically, when one contemplates the function of rhythm in such acts as breathing, the blinking of the eyes and the beating of the heart. In essence, the experience of rhythm is an intrinsic aspect in the experience of life. It is through the questioning and exploration of this concept that I arrived at the notion of visual cadence. This body of work is meant to explore the kaleidoscopic nature of perception where terms such as wrong or right do not apply for perception itself changes as much as the individual. ~ [Artist Statement]

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Jeremy Blake : Website

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09
Jul
12

Cristian del Risco : ‘Solamente…’ Series (Artworks)

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In his works Cuban artist Cristian del Risco blends painting, drawing, graphic design and photography.

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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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Cristian del Risco says that he’s always taking new photographs, which he exposes and scans as part of his process, ultimately becoming part of his finished works It’s a lot of mixing and experimentation, he explains. “They are like a combination of graphic design with photography, there are some illustrations, but I tend to combine graphic design with photographs more, I also use old photographs.”

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Cristian del Risco : ‘Solamente…’

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07
Jul
12

Cristian Del Risco & Martin Fojtek : ‘Dreamless’ Series

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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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These five portraits (giclée prints on canvas) were made by Martin Fojtek and then hand finished with acrylic paint by Cristian Del Risco, making each and every photograph a real original. Both artists worked independently on them with very little influence on each other. The final results are a very interesting combination of minimalistic black and white portraits (two Arabic, Belgian, Italian and Czech personalities, all with particular emotional expression) and colored acrylic ‘J.M.Basquiat’ style paintings.

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Cristian Del Risco & Martin Fojtek : Fotografic

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04
Jun
12

Seana Reilly : Graphite Works

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I make this work because I am intrigued by the play between the loose organic line and the tight architectonic line, the natural world and the intellectualized account of the natural world, the fact and the symbol for the fact, the life of the body and the life of the mind.” ~ Seana Reilly

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‘ThriceSurfeit’
Graphite on paper
Seana Reilly
8” x 8”
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‘InviolateRush’
Graphite on paper
Seana Reilly
8” x 8”
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‘ResolvingKazimir’
Graphite on Dibond
Seana Reilly
48” x 48”
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‘Spillway’
Graphite on Dibond
Seana Reilly
12” x 12”
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‘ThermalRise’
Graphite on Dibond
Seana Reilly
12” x 12”
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‘FractureGradient’
Graphite on Dibond
Seana Reilly
12” x 12”
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‘SecondaryVenting’
Graphite on Dibond
Seana Reilly
30” x 30”
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In my current body of work I am pouring a graphite preparation onto a non-porous surface, then using the same forces that shaped the earth to shape my imagery – gravity, fluid dynamics, sedimentation, and erosion. My use of graphite in these works speaks to both the arts and the sciences; it simultaneously references the artistic practice of drawing, vast geologic processes, and the carbon-base of all life forms. While pouring the liquid graphite, I restrain parts of the organic flow through architectural interventions or impediments. These constraints draw attention to the discrepancy between the natural physical properties of earth-based materials and the forms of control, both physical and mental, that humans routinely superimpose over them. The creation of the graphite ground is an exercise in giving up control, letting nature take its course. My interventions allude to human efforts to understand, classify, and mentally subdue those acts of nature. Semiotics, science, and Buddhist philosophy are all source materials for my work, which is a further exploration into insights gained during my years practicing Vipassana meditation. Through this practice I became aware of a break between the physical world and my mental perceptions of that world. I was able to experience the physical without attaching emotional or mental constructs to it – to separate the sensation of an itch from the urge to scratch it. The making of these works also allows me to experience vast geologic processes on a more intimate scale. It is my way of participating in this humbling immensity, a way to hold a small piece in my hand. It is the Tao’s world in a blade of grass. It is Joan Didion’s sense of belonging and purpose in an earthquake… ~ [ Seana Reilly : Artist Statement ]

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Seana Reilly : Website

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13
May
12

Dan Weihnacht : ‘Premonition’ Series

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‘Premonition 8’
28″ x 22″
Latex
2009
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‘Premonition 1’
28″ x 22″
Latex
2009
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‘Premonition 6’
28″ x 22″
Latex
2009
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‘Premonition 5’
28″ x 22″
Latex
2009
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‘Premonition 11’
28″ x 22″
Latex
2009
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In great art there is some mysterious confluence of the formal elements that creates a harmonious visual experience. Beyond the visual, some art can evoke heightened consciousness for the viewer. Even if it just lasts an instant, there is a euphoric sense of connection. It is an elusive ideal, but working with the right intention, an artist may occasionally attain it. Minimal art dealt with a new vision of beauty that was austere; elemental. It also opened possibilities for experiential phenomena to occur. In the presence of the art object, the viewer may experience a heightened awareness of spaces, colors, or other qualities of the site. I am interested in the interaction of color and in very structured composition. I enjoy the experiential quality – such as a glow – that often results. I believe in making art that has a simple, positive, peaceful presence. Artist Statement

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Dan Weihnacht : Culturehall

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