Posts Tagged ‘intricate

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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28
Apr
12

Ryoji Ikeda : ‘data.anatomy [civic]’ – (Audiovisual Installation)

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‘data.anatomy [civic]’ is a new audiovisual installation by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, arising from a unique collaboration with Mitsuru Kariya, the development leader of the new Honda Civic car. Exhibited as a 3-screen video projection, the work immerses the viewer in an intricate yet vast audiovisual composition derived from the entire data set of the car. ~ [MUMA (Kraftwerk) Berlin on April 19th 2012]

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data.anatomy [civic] : website

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30
Nov
11

Zimoun : ‘Sculpting Sound’ (Installations)

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Solo Exhibition : The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, USA.
October 11, 2011 – January 08, 2012

Curated by Matthew McLendon.

Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of curiously collected material, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena blends effortlessly with electric reverberation in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions. (bitforms nyc)

The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of playful poetry, their structural simplicity opens like an industrial bloom to reveal a complex and intricate series of relationships, an ongoing interplay between the «artificial» and the «organic». It’s an artistic research of simple and elegant systems to generate and study complex behaviors in sound and motion. Zimoun creates sound pieces from basic components, often using multiples of the same prepared mechanical elements to examine the creation and degeneration of patterns. (Tim Beck)

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Zimoun : Website

Bitforms

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03
Nov
11

Richard Galpin : Peeled Photographs

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Spheres
Peeled Photograph
71 x 85 cm
2010

Fantasy Mouse
Peeled Photograph
123 x 101 cm
2005

Splinter Cell III
Peeled Photograph
100 X 87 cm
2010

The Other Side (New York)
Peeled Photograph
155 X 106 cm
2004

Brace III (breach)
Peeled Photograph
76 x 95 cm
2011

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Richard Galpin’s complex art works are derived from the artist’s own photographs of chaotic cityscapes. Using only a scalpel Galpin intricately scores and peels away the emulsion from the surface of the photograph to produce a radical revision of the urban form. The artist allows himself no collaging, or additions of any kind – each delicate work is a unique piece made entirely by the erasure of photographic information. The works enact a re-imagining of the city, but their futuristic vision is predicated on the city as it is now, with the intricate details bearing traces of contemporary urban experience. Playing between abstraction and representation, the works draw their visual language from a variety of early 20th century movements such as Constructivism, and Vorticism…

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Richard Galpin : Website

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11
Mar
11

Cole Thompson : “Grain Silos” (Photography)

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Grain Silos: Enduring Giants, Created by Man

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Grain Silo Detail No 55
Larimer County, CO
Photograph
2007

Grain Silo Detail No 51
Fort Collins, CO
Photograph
2007

Grain Silo Detail No 57
Larimer County, CO
Photograph
2007

Grain Silo Detail No 54
Fort Collins, CO
Photograph
2007

Silo Detail No 20
Near Grover, CO
Photograph
2007

Three Silos
Central Colorado
Photograph
2007

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“Enduring Giants, Created by Man” is a study of grain silos, not as functional farm implements, but as objects of art. America’s plains are covered with grain silos. They are a central fixture of every small town and on every family farm; but they are so common that people are unaware of their beauty. The purpose of this portfolio is to reveal that beauty. When I created my first grain silo image, it immediately reminded me of the statues of Easter Island. Both stand alone, emotionless and watching. I began to see the silos as I saw the Easter Island statues, as enduring giants who silently watched as man scurried about, perhaps even with a slight grin as they observed our self-importance.

As I moved in closer, I began to notice the unique way in which light reflected from their torsos onto the adjacent surfaces and how each hour transformed the same image into a different view. I saw intricate variations in the seemingly homogenous materials from which they were built. Grain silos are generally observed from a distance and seen solely as functional objects. Up close they bear no resemblance to their distantly studied selves but are revealed as strong sculptures with stark contrasts and abstract shapes. Up close they expose a beautiful and enduring permanence.” Cole Thompson

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Cole Thompson : Portfolio

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