Posts Tagged ‘Billboards

14
Jul
13

Robert Adams :: Photography

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Are there affirmable days or places in our deteriorating world? Are there scenes in life, right now, for which we might conceivably be thankful? Is there a basis for joy or serenity, even if felt only occasionally? Are there grounds now and then for an unironic smile?” ~ Robert Adams

For four decades Adams has photographed the changing landscape of the American West, finding there a fragile beauty that endures despite our troubled relationship with nature, and with ourselves. His photos are distinguished not only by their economy and lucidity, but also by their mixture of grief and hope. [Ext]

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‘Colorado Springs, Colorado’
Robert Adams
photograph
1968
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‘A backyard, Colorado’
Robert Adams
photograph
1968
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‘The New West series’
Robert Adams
photograph
1969
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‘Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs’
Robert Adams
photograph
1969
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‘Longmont, Colorado’
Robert Adams
photograph
1979
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‘Eden, Colorado’
Robert Adams
photograph
1969
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‘Longmont, Colorado’
Robert Adams
photograph
1976-1982
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‘Untitled’
Robert Adams
photograph
1978
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Robert Adams was born in New Jersey in 1937. He was a professor of English literature for several years before turning his full attention to photography in the mid 1970s. His work is largely concerned with moments of regional transition: the suburbanization of Denver, a changing Los Angeles of the 1970s and 1980s, and the clear-cutting in Oregon in the 1990s. His many books, well-known to those concerned with the American Landscape, include The New West, From the Missouri West, Summer Nights, Los Angeles Spring, To Make It Home, Listening to the River, West From the Columbia, What We Bought, Notes for Friends, California, Summer Nights, Walking, What Can We Believe Where? and The Place We Live. [Ext]

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Robert Adams :: The Place We Live

Robert Adams :: Fraenkel Gallery

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03
Apr
12

Cecil Touchon : ‘Nostalgic Regress’ – Fusion Series (Collage)

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I’m exploring the boundaries between art and poetry in these intimate papiers colles composed of bits of lettering and the empty spaces between. Stripped of literary meaning, they rely on composition, rhythm and visual movement to convey their meaning which is ambiguous and intuitive. These works are constructed from distressed street posters and billboards that have been edited into inlayed bits of printed matter creating passages that move from figure to ground and then reverse back to figure through gentle curves, irregular grids and subtle shading. Snippets of lettering almost become recognizable letters or perhaps proposals for a new poetic alphabet but always slip back into forms and spaces to create possibilities of enigmatic and open, simultaneously plausible interpretations. [CT]

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Fusion Series #2669
Collage on Paper
8 x 6 in
2009
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Fusion Series #2695
Collage on Paper
5 x 4 in
2009
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Fusion Series #2696
Collage on Paper
5 x 4 in
2009
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Fusion Series #2694
Collage on Paper
5 x 4 in
2009
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Fusion Series #2693
Collage on Paper
5 x 4 in
2009
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Fusion Series #2692
Collage on Paper
5 x 4 in
2009
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Fusion Series #2691
Collage on Paper
5 x 4 in
2009
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Fusion Series #2690
Collage on Paper
5 x 4 in
2009
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Touchon’s work is a selection of collaged, acrylic paintings on either canvas or paper. There are several works from his Fusion Series, which present simple geometric shapes simply arranged, within illusionistic frames [framing devices]. There are overlapping rectangles, with rounded wedges that resemble irregularly cut pie sections. Occasionally he inserts bits of paper, spattered with Hebrew script or musical notations. Sometimes he paints paper then cuts out shapes. Other times, collage is in the form of paper applied to the surface, then painted over with solid color, so there is a ghost of a collage.

Most of these works contrast small areas of bright hue with overall neutrally colored surroundings. What is clear is the extent to which Cecil Touchon is in love with a formalism that, way back when, was loaded with revolutionary significance. That he does not think that those early experiments in pure shape and color have been improved upon at all is evident in the way he uses the motifs, and in the way he has antiqued them artificially with pencil shading and other means to make individual elements and the overall compositions into found artifacts…” ~ [Extract : Janet Tyson – Fort Worth Star-Telegram]

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Cecil Touchon : Website

Cecil Touchon : Photography

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05
Mar
11

Daniel Alcalá : Paper Cut Outs

Constructors II
graphite on paper cut out
51 x 63.5 cm
2009

Miami Landscape
graphite on paper cut out
50 x 50 cm
2009

México City landscape
graphite on paper cut out
33 x 33 cm
2009

Constructors I
graphite on paper cut out
60 x 63 cm
2009

American Landscape
graphite on paper cut out
30 x 30 cm
2009

N.Y. Billboard
graphite on paper cut out
34 x 32 cm
2008

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My work talks about the human being, not his image, but through the objects that surround him. my research starts from the elements that inhabit and define our everyday life. Those places, where the individual has contact and relationships with others, with the city, being the main player. To achieve this purpose i employ graphic media such as drawings, prints and hand cut paper works. Artist’s books, objects, installations and site-specific interventions also represent a very important part in my work.

Whilst maps, buildings, billboards, and cityscapes, also constitute an important body of my work. In my pieces there is a need to connect with the spectator, where using a minimum range of colors, i pretend to invite the viewer to come closer and discover the details. By doing this, i intend not only to reveal my experience reflected in the work, but also to propitiate a personal experience in each person.

[Extract : Arroniz-Arte Contemporary]

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Daniel Alcalá : Website

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20
Aug
10

Branislav Kropilak : Billboards

Born in Slovakia, Branislav spent most of his childhood in Belgium, travelling a lot with his parents from an early age. He graduated at the Private Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and then spent some years working for the top creative agencies in Prague. The main theme of his work is investigating the intimate relationship between humans and technology. He is inspired by industrial design, architecture and urbanism. The utopian bent of his work with its appreciation of geometry and perspective already earned him a solid base of collectors. [Extract : Branislav Kropilak Website].

Branislav Kropilak : Garages

Branislav Kropilak : Landings

Branislav Kropilak : Billboards




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