Posts Tagged ‘impermanence

01
Feb
12

Jessica Houston : ‘The Times’ Series (Paintings)

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“My work is an investigation of ephemera and transformation of the everyday. I often use found materials that either reveal or subvert underlying formative principles. Whether I’m painting over newspapers, making installations from objects collected in the Arctic, intervening in public spaces, or inviting scientists to interact, I am driven by subtle shifts in perception and a rearrangement of form. I’m drawn to the fleeting experience that allows for impermanence, chance, unpredictability and tenuous stability. I’m looking for the possibility of revelation through simple means, a place and a moment where now. dissolves into always, and always into now.” – Jessica Houston : Artist Statement

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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2007
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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2008
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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2008
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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2008
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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2008
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‘The Times’
Oil and Pencil on Newspaper
12″ x 16″ Wood Panel
2008
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Since 2006 I have been painting over newspapers adhered to wood panels – obliterating, whiting out, and rearranging the page. Working within the existing grid system to reveal and ultimately, undermine it, the act of painting echoes the ways in which the media selects, eliminates, and frames information. The paintings subvert and transform language, and create a new form made of line, mark, measure, and composition. In their multi-layered process of making these paintings become palimpsests, a place where chance and time collide. Alongside the trauma, beauty, and calamity of the everyday world, there is the possibility of silent observation. I also paint portraits of people from the newspaper. THis is largely a response to Susan Sontag’s ‘Regarding the Pain of Others’. I paint as a process of re-presenting the form, the information. In an era of information overload, painting offers a very different kind of response to the news, a human response, of the hand and the heart. – [Extract : J.H. Website]

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Jessica Houston : Website

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03
Dec
11

Bohnchang Koo : ‘White’ Series (Photography)

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Bohnchang’s work has always dealt with impermanence, with the decay and disappearance of living things. In his recent work, Koo continues this long journey to capture the fleeting and the mortal. In these spare natural landscapes—the sea, pine needles on snow, dust on a wall, withered vines —the artist renders scenes of exquisite beauty while evoking the inexorable passage of time. [Luminous Lint]

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‘White 11’
Photograph
Bohnchang Koo
2000
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‘White 10’
Photograph
Bohnchang Koo
2000
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‘White 13’
Photograph
Bohnchang Koo
2000
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‘White 12’
Photograph
Bohnchang Koo
2000
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‘White 5’
Photograph
Bohnchang Koo
2000
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‘White 7’
Photograph
Bohnchang Koo
2000
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“Koo photographs images of the fragile and the fleeting, never the immortal, of distance and solitude, never attachment or survival. An object gets old from use, remaining indifferent to artistic intention and control, attentive only to its own unerring interior progression, which leaves its disappearing traces long after the photo has been taken, thus moving its past into the future. And thus artist and spectator, who exist outside the photo and cannot enter it, must wander as strangers. From the initial choice of subject, loss is inevitable… Destiny‘s fleeting object, disappearance and sadness of life even before life ever was, returns to silence. In this fleeting is splendor, refinement and beauty.” H Kim

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Bohnchang Koo : Website

Bohnchang Koo : Lens Culture

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