Posts Tagged ‘intimate

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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18
Apr
12

Roy Arden : Collages

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‘Under the Sun’
Roy Arden
Collage
2007
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‘Vertical’
Roy Arden
Collage
2007
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‘Sur L’herbe’
Roy Arden
Collage
2009
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‘Quick and Painful’
Roy Arden
Collage
2009
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‘Its all about’
Roy Arden
Collage
2007
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‘Fearless’
Roy Arden
Collage
2007
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‘Colossal Youth’
Roy Arden
Collage
2007
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‘Around the World’
Roy Arden
Collage
2009
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Over the last decade Arden has widened his artistic practice to include collages, videos, paintings, sculpture and web-based projects. However, even though his working practice is becoming more diverse, certain themes continue to run though his work. These are history, modernity and the archive. Arden has created his own immense archive of images, that he has collected from newspapers, magazines and the internet that he continually uses in his different series of works. Driven by a personal necessity, Arden delves into the trash heap of history for images that reveal something about how and why we arrived at our present predicament. Arden’s paper collages are intimate in scale and seem to channel the history of collage while entertaining various subjects through their kaleidoscope of cut and torn fragments. His digital collages are generally more orderly and speak of the need to archive and its attendant folly. Arden’s more recent paintings and drawings present singular images in a graphic style similar to early Pop Art but always with critical intent. [Extract : Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery]

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Roy Arden : Website

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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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04
Mar
12

Christophe Agou : Street Photography

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‘Under a Cloud Series’
Christophe Agou
Photograph
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‘Under a Cloud Series’
Christophe Agou
Photograph
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‘Reel Fiction Series’
Christophe Agou
Photograph
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‘Life Below Series’
Christophe Agou
Photograph
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‘Life Below Series’
Christophe Agou
Photograph
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‘Life Below Series’
Christophe Agou
Photograph
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‘Reel Fiction Series’
Christophe Agou
Photograph
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Since the early 1990s, Christophe has been building a body of work that takes an allusive approach to the human condition, he’s noted for his intimate and personal documentary black and white and colour photographs. He’s extended his expression into making assemblages and short films, always working intuitively. His intimate images both haunt and intrigue us, creating an rich, layered visual language. bio

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Christophe Agou : Website

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22
Feb
12

Roberta Vilić : Paintings

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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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‘Untitled’
Roberta Vilic
Painting
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Works of Roberta Vilić act as “fields of memory (reminiscence)“- they are places of intimate, symbolical exchange, where private perception transforms into a visual code. “The work itself is a screen of the authors interior“, wrote Janja Feric for the occasion of Roberta Vilic’s exhibition in gallery Galežnica end 2002. Evocational character of the matter transforms the painting surface into a suggestive field. In the tactile game of associations, from structure of the matter itself rise or disperse diagrams and traces. Leaving an imprint of time eroded walls and evocate a metaphorical picture of passing of time.

Moreover, Roberta’s works constitute researches of space and surface/plane, structure, matter, and material. These are abstract compositions of reduced coloring, summarized to approbation of patterns of monochrome surfaces, grey, black or white, they are close to minimalism, and they address void and surface as central figures, activating the relation between positive and negative. On the surface of the painting, layer closest to the observer, one can sense words or letters as the only reference to the world of externality, and which in subsequent elaborations and research loses its narrative character by becoming an unobtrusive symbol, and by adopting abstract character of the sign. During this sublimation process a shift is apparent, deep ponderation, which results with cumulative sense of easement of the structure, its purification and appeasement.

The new works are produced in the continuity of the author’s expression, certain form-content patterns, and visible close communication with the heritage of informell. In time we find revelations and researches of a technical nature. Alongside parts of text and letters, cuts, scratches, ruptures and gaps appear as peer elements. The author addresses them as one does a graphical matrix. These are all messages inserted in the matter and contribute its expressive power and re-evaluation of our comprehension of elementary world of matter. Without evocating objective signs and symbols by principle of tautology. By conceptualization of reduction and recurrence methods, in almost monotone repetitiveness rhythm and change are bought by minimal and discreet shifts which emphasize uniqueness of multi-layered structure of each individual work. – Extract: Branka Benčić – Marisall Gallery

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Roberta Vilić : Marisall Galerija

Roberta Vilić : More Works

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11
Dec
10

Nuno Cera : ‘A Room with a View’ (Photography)

Porto
‘A Room with a View’
photography series
2008 -2009

Madrid
‘A Room with a View’
photography series
2008 -2009

Mumbai
‘A Room with a View’
photography series
2008 -2009

Shanghai
‘A Room with a View’
photography series
2008 -2009

Jakarta
‘A Room with a View’
photography series
2008 -2009

Lisbon
‘A Room with a View’
photography series
2008 -2009

Barcelona
‘A Room with a View’
photography series
2008 -2009

‘A Room with a view’ is a series of images made in hotel rooms of different cities. The photographs are shot from the hotel room window to the city. The photography process is analogue with no digital manipulation. Each image is the result of a complex, unique and “realistic” composition. These specific points of view have several layers of information: the urban landscape fuses with the reflection of the interior, creating images that mix and condense personal objects, memories and a possible narrative. They explore the individual experience, intimate and private within the global contemporary metropolis and it’s reflection into the complex, spatial conditions and dynamics of cities spread across the globe.

Nuno Cera : Website




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