Posts Tagged ‘distorted

16
Nov
10

A. N. Fischer/Datdatdat : Egyptrixx – Start from the Beginning

“Start from the Beginning” – Egyptrixx / Bible Eyes LP (Night Slugs 2011)

Animated short by Berlin artist A. N. Fischer / Datdatdat.

The video examines the relationship between the simulated image and its physical manifestation. The landscape appearing in the video references one of Fischer´s relief sculptures. The sculpture is magnified and distorted by the soundscape. As time progresses the landscape becomes increasingly complex and distorted and finally changes its aggregate state to liquid. The shapes of the polygons appear in contrast to the fluid with which they collide. The 3d model was textured with photos of the physical sculpture, which was carved from a block of mdf with a cnc-miling machine. [Extract : Vimeo]

Datdatdat : Website

A. N. Fischer : Website

08
Nov
10

Deborah Oropallo : ‘Stretch’ Series

Blue House
Acrylic, pigment print on canvas
34 x 59 inches
2005

Window
acrylic, pigment print on canvas
56 x 80 inches
2005

Curtains
Pigment print on Hahnemuhle 310gsm
20 x 30 inches
2006

In Stretch, Oropallo is pushing pixels like paint, expanding, extending and spreading the images to new formats. These more abstract presentations explore how far an object can be obscured or exaggerated and still register as recognizable, testing the number of visual cues required of the viewer for the process of identification. Sections of an image are digitally slit, repositioned and collaged with expressively altered sections of the same image, creating a disorienting effect and confounding a clear reading of foreground and background. The activated imagery exhibits an unfocused and distorted outcome that lends the impression of optical vibration to the works, and, in some cases, the effect of exaggerated motion.

Oropallo selects images of seemingly benign objects from domestic life: toys, bedroom items, and iconic symbols of home and neighborhood, often borrowed from the internet, and wields them theatrically, mining a subtext that produces an unexpected beauty while insinuating a subtle sense of unease and anxiety. Repetition is paramount in past works by Oropallo, and continues to play an important role in these new pieces. The use of multiple presentations of an object emphasizes the monotony of domestic existence and the unsung dramas of daily life. [Deborah Oropallo : Stephen Wirtz Gallery]

Deborah Oropallo : Selected Works

23
Sep
10

Ralston Crawford : Paintings

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“I look ahead to the left and to the right, ahead and behind. Then I paint from my memory
and from the thoughts about the things I have remembered.” Ralston Crawford

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Ralston Crawford
Aircraft Plant
Oil on canvas
1945
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Ralston Crawford
Lights in an Aircraft Plant
Oil on canvas
1945
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Ralston Crawford
Nacelles Under Construction
Oil on canvas
1946
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In 1944, American artist Ralston Crawford (1906-1978) was commissioned by the Miller Lighting Company to make a painting of its revolutionary new lighting system in a Buffalo aircraft plant, which had replaced existing rows of hanging floodlights with fourteen miles of continuous fluorescent lighting. Touring the Buffalo aircraft plant, closely packed with its seemingly chaotic array of brightly colored airplane parts in all stages of manufacture, must have been an unforgettable experience for him, with his increasingly abstract style. Crawford’s paintings had become progressively more abstract throughout the 1940s, turning away from easily recognizable subjects and relying more and more on geometric shapes and solid blocks of color. He had therefore no intention of creating a realistic depiction of the plant’s interior or aircraft under construction. Although he avoided creating “pure” geometric forms that didn’t spring from real experience, at the same time, he simplified, distorted and cropped his subjects until they bore little resemblance to the original objects. These geometric shapes may be based on Crawford’s fragmented memories of aircraft parts and structural elements within the plant, or perhaps they are objects that he observed in his peripheral field of vision. Here they have been brought into sharp focus and committed to canvas — an extraordinary artistic accomplishment…

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Ralston Crawford : Photographs

Ralston Crawford : More Works

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