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23
Apr
12

Azurebumble : ‘AI : Series’ (Photography Book)

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Recently, I’ve curated a number of image series by photographers from ‘Flickr’ on my blog ‘Aesthetic Investigations’. Subsequently, I thought it would be interesting to document these works in a book. Therefore, i’ve arranged a collection of ’39’ abstract and minimal photographic series by these ’32’ artists. A selection of pages from the book can be viewed below, a full book preview can be seen: HERE

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Thank you to everyone who contributed their images to this project.

All graphic content and curations by : Alan Wilson ( azurebumble )

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Book Cover
Front & Back Pages
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Introductory Pages
Copyright & Contents
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Introductory Pages
Tags, Artists & Series Thumbnails
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Photography Series
Gianni Galassi
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Photography Series
Teresa (Colourful Life) & roB_meL
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Photography Series
Camilo Todemann & Olli Kekäläinen
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Photography Series
Brancolina & Barbara Stumm
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Photography Series
Françoise Lucas & Leonie Polah
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Photography Series
Julian Gomez & Tom Mclaughlan
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Artists

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Alec Cheer……………………Annemie Hiele……………………..Azurebumble……………………Barbara Stumm

Brancolina………………….Camilo Todemann…………………..Daniel Molina…………………….Fernandoprats

Françoise Lucas…………….Gianni Galassi…………………….James Withey……………….John Kosmopoulos

Julian Gomez……………Krystina Stimakovits…………………Leonie Polah………………………….Lillykeeper

Lord Jezzer…………………..Lucie Bourassa…………………..Mark Valentine…………………..Olli Kekäläinen

Peter Moons…………………..Phédia Mazuc……………………..Rita Vita Finzi…………………………….roB_meL

Shari Baker……………………Steffen Tuck………………..Teresa (Colourful life)…………..Tom McLaughlan

Visualisarium…………………..Wilma Eras……………………Wouter Hogendorp……………………….Zel Nunes

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VIEW FULL BOOK PREVIEW AND PURCHASE HERE

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14
Mar
12

Richard Stultz : ‘Almost Monochrome’ Series (Photography)

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‘Almost Monochrome’
Richard Stultz
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Richard Stultz
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Richard Stultz
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Richard Stultz
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Richard Stultz
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Richard Stultz
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Artist Statement

The urban landscape with its man-made structures confronts us all the time. We live, work, and play in it, but it’s so ordinary that we often don’t really see it. Our eyes take it in, but nothing registers internally, perhaps because the urban landscape seems rather unremarkable. With so many of these urban visual images continually flowing through our consciousness, we don’t see that there is more there. My interest is in making the unremarkable remarkable.

What a fascinating place the urban landscape is, with its intersection of architectural shapes, light, and color. Using these elements, I strive to create a structure within an image that’s especially satisfying. Sometimes the scene is mostly geometrical, consisting of trapezoids, rectangles, triangles, and circles. Sometimes it’s sweeping curves punctuated by straight lines and smooth gradations of light.

The interplay of these forms moves the eye to sense the interrelatedness of all of the shapes. The repetition of identical elements points, consolidates, and directs the eye toward other interesting elements. The shapes all vie for position, all want to take center stage, yet are unable to move. But the eye can move, the eye can see the relationships, and the eye can pull the image together into a whole.

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Richard Stultz : Website

Modernbook Gallery

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26
Jan
12

Elín Hansdóttir : ‘Path’ (Site-Specific Installation)

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Elín Hansdóttir’s site-specific installations take many forms, including auditory or optical illusions, labyrinthian tunnels and motion-activated architectural elements. Hansdóttir creates self-contained worlds that seem to operate under their own set of rules, completely transforming a benign space into one that defies expectations and seems only to exist at a particular moment in time. Though her site-specific installations are complex in construction and technical craft, they take on a stark aesthetic, so that her work operates as a kind of blank slate for viewer experience and interaction.

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Elín Hansdóttir
Sound: Úlfur Hansson
‘Path’ : Site-Specific Installation
Construction : Jeannot Dupont & Ulf Sturhann
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Elín Hansdóttir
Sound: Úlfur Hansson
‘Path’ : Site-Specific Installation
Construction : Jeannot Dupont & Ulf Sturhann
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Elín Hansdóttir
Sound: Úlfur Hansson
‘Path’ : Site-Specific Installation
Construction : Jeannot Dupont & Ulf Sturhann
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Sound: Úlfur Hansson
‘Path’ : Site-Specific Installation
Construction : Jeannot Dupont & Ulf Sturhann
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Elín Hansdóttir
Sound: Úlfur Hansson
‘Path’ : Site-Specific Installation
Construction : Jeannot Dupont & Ulf Sturhann
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Elín Hansdóttir
Sound: Úlfur Hansson
‘Path’ : Site-Specific Installation
Construction : Jeannot Dupont & Ulf Sturhann
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Path is a site-specific labyrinthine structure that weaves through each space it inhabits, filling the physical area with its winding course. Each exhibition site dictates the form of the zigzagging tunnel. Working with the boundaries determined by the external space, the structure is outlined directly on the floor, with the objective of having the structure occupy as much of the site as possible, thus creating a unique shape each time. The only light source emanates from vertical and horizontal slits throughout the construction. Due to the structure´s sharp edges, the light is dispersed in such a way that one mistakes shadows for walls, walls for space, and light for walls…

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Elín Hansdóttir : Website

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06
Jan
12

Karl Kliem : Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Trioon I (Music)

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The main elements of the music, piano and sine waves, are represented by two
elements. Abstract keys fade away like the piano sounds fade out of your mind.
Horizontal stripes display the sine waves frequencies with their vertical position.

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Karl Kliem : Vimeo

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25
Nov
11

Wang Huai Qing : Paintings

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“One can make art out of simple, humble things; small things can be transcendental…” Antoni Tàpies

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Chinese artist Wang Huai Qing creates powerful black and white compositions out of a simple chair or the cross beams of a house. He focuses on the form of everyday objects – houses, tables, chairs – always seeing the powerful abstract imagery that they suggest. He adopted artistic elements from traditional Chinese furniture, creating a unique personal style characterized at once by a graphic strength and modern elegance. Entranced by the vertical and horizontal lines and structural shapes of traditional houses and furniture, he expresses their aesthetic beauty in minimalist black and white compositions. Often he softens the stark contrasts by employing a range of gray tones reminiscent of Chinese ink and wash. This has the effect of heightening the textural effect of the painting.

The subject matter has an inherent symbolism: the wavy grain of the wood, the way the dark wood of posts and beams contrasts with the plain white walls, connect with a traditional Chinese aesthetic consciousness. They allude to ancient literati poetry and the cultural atmosphere of the region, as well as to the artist’s personal feelings. His emphasis on the significance of form and symbolism above realistic depiction, his apparent simplicity of composition, as well as his fondness for textural effects, is in fact very close to the spirit of Antoni Tàpies’ work. Two great artists of different generations, who live on opposite sides of the world, with quite different lives and sources of inspiration. Yet each has his own individual style of abstraction which arouses the viewer’s attention for both its artistic integrity and ideological depth. [Extract : Anna Ning Fine Art]

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Wang Huaiqing : Website

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27
Oct
10

Sean Scully : Prints

“The power of abstract painting today … lies in a constant exchange and perpetual
transformation of the physical state into a visual, emotional and mental state,
and back again. It is closely aligned to the human situation.” Sean Scully

Untitled (print #1) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

Untitled (print #2) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

Untitled (print #3) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

Untitled (print #4) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

Untitled (print #5) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

Untitled (print #6) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

The work of Sean Scully affirms our need and capacity as human beings to have spiritual affiliation with each other. The artist’s sensitivity to enduring truths is spoken through the language of abstraction. The nature of Scully’s practice is a ritualistic, determined pursuit of the multiple possibilities of his chosen subject matter — vertical and horizontal (rarely diagonal) stripes and blocks of layered colour. His paintings, watercolours, pastel drawings and photographs offer different ways to explore and come to an understanding of his art. Scully’s everyday life informs his work in the manner of a continuous colour landscape. The source for much of his abstraction is in his architectural and urban environment; in turn, his abstract paintings affect the ways both he and his audience review their everyday world.

[Extract : Essay – The Art of Sean Scully : A human spirituality]

Sean Scully : Body of Light (N.G.A)

Sean Scully : Smithsonian American Art Museum




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