Posts Tagged ‘elegant

10
May
12

Brandon Lattu : Photography (Conceptual)

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“Ultimately, Photography is subversive not when it frightens, repels or even
stigmatizes, but when it’s pensive, when it thinks” R Barthes, Camera Lucida

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‘Miracle Mile looking west, skyline view’
43 x 47 inches
inkjet print
2000
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‘Miracle Mile looking west, north side car view’
43 x 47 inches
inkjet print
2000
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‘Miracle Mile looking west, south side car view’
43 x 47 inches
inkjet print
2000
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‘Miracle Mile looking west, south side pedestrian view’
42 x 47 inches
inkjet print
2000
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‘Miracle Mile looking west, north side pedestrian view’
43 x 47 inches
inkjet print
2000
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Brandon Lattu is a conceptualist who uses photography, sculpture, and digitally based imagery, Lattu has carefully labored over the most intricate details of his images to produce works that seduce with a deceptively simple and elegant beauty. At the same time these images resonate on an equally powerful sentient level. The manipulation, clarity, and overload of information in these images triggers the recognition that we can visually imagine a scene such as this but we will never see in this way. In “Miracle Mile”, Lattu utilizes the extent of photographic technology to produce a series of views looking West down the length of ‘Wilshire Boulevard’ between ‘La Brea’ and ‘Fairfax Avenues’ in Los Angeles.

Presented on a pure field of black, the only images depicted are the illuminated signs. Contrasting this black field of nothingness, each sign is presented in its accurate place and scale in relation to the section depicted. Perspective is eliminated and some signs appear backwards as one might see them while looking in a side view mirror from a car at night. With careful inspection the viewer becomes aware that commercial competition is investigated in this piece through the presence of stores directly across the street from one another. For example, on the north side of the street, Rite Aid, Staples and Blockbuster vie with Sav-on, Office Depot and Hollywood video on the south side offering essentially the same products. Here and throughout Lattu’s oeuvre, the instinctual attraction of sublime visual pleasure becomes inseparable from intellectual engagement. [Extract : Leo Koenig Inc – April 13, 2004]

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Brandon Lattu : Monte Clark Gallery

Brandon Lattu : Leo Koenig Inc

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16
Jan
12

Pe Lang : ‘Moving Objects’ Series (Kinetic Art)

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Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin
Actuators, cables, silikon
Size: 200 x 108 cm
Year: 2011

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Dienstgebäude, Zürich, Switzerland
motor, 1’836 spheres (9,5mmø)
Size: 140 x 100 cm
Year: 2010

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Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin
Actuators, cables, silikon
Size: 100 x 56 cm
Year: 2011

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Pe Lang’s poetic and elegant hand built sculptures combine mechanized systems with new materials to mandate and manifest a different approach to kinetic movement. Lang realizes performances and creates installations by ingeniously assembling magnetic, electrical and mechanical devices and even inventing new devices and prototypes. The resulting works are both visually appealing, because of their elegant and minimal kinetic qualities, but also fascinating for their acoustic features. If chance plays an important role in his works, the artist playfully manages to balance between order and chaos by controlling the forces involved in his compositions: the precision of the mechanical devices and the confusion resulted from the collision of the various elements. (Ext : Introduction – Text by Boris Magrini)

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Pe Lang : Website

Pe Lang : Vimeo

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23
Nov
11

Wouter Hogendorp : Photography (Architecture)

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Light as light should be

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‘Light as light should be’
wouter hogendorp
photograph
2011
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FoMu

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‘FoMu’
wouter hogendorp
photograph
2011
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FOMU III

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‘FOMU III’
wouter hogendorp
photograph
2011
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Up and down

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‘Up and down’
wouter hogendorp
photograph
2011
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Railing

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‘Railing’
wouter hogendorp
photograph
2011
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No title

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‘No title’
wouter hogendorp
photograph
2011
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Wouter and Canon

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19
Apr
11

Inward Content (Delta Funktionen/Mohlao) : Inward Content

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Clandestine techno/house imprint, Meanwhile records reveals a one-off opus from two highly respected techno producers, Niels Luinenberg (Delta Funktionen) and Samuel van Dijk (Mohlao). The deeply mystical ‘Inward Content’ session represents the Leuwarden sound of their native north Holland with an elegant, classically informed and deeply refined brand of 4/4 also identified on celebrated 12″s for Ann Aimee and Delsin. The albums six tracks use an economical production palette, but we wouldn’t call them minimal. The emphasis is on subtly monotone melodic shades, from the rippling black masses of bass which power each track, to the bluest hued pads and unfathomably expansive atmospheres which lend them their spectral grace. Listening to this album is almost a mystical experience, like hearing the results of a seance conducted in low-lit surroundings calling upon the spirits of Basic Channel, Convextion and The Black Dog circa 1995. ‘Inward Content’ took over two years to assemble and techno connoisseurs can clearly discern why. [Extract : Boomkat Review]

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Inward Content : Listen

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