Posts Tagged ‘perspective

22
Nov
12

Mattia Mognetti : “Istigkeit” Series (Digital Constructions)

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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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“In 2010 I began to ride my congenital attraction for architecture: its huge volumes and gigantism, its shapes and textures… Fascinated by perspective I was taking photographs without fully understanding what my attention was being attracted too, what I was trying to represent with a shot and subsequent post-production. Photography was an opportunity to take a fragment of reality and give it a meaning, but also, conversely, as an expedient to let a significance take possession of reality to bring out himself. The contrast between these two visions became the source of my own reflections. Slowly I realized that psychology was an integral part of my creative experience. That I was not trying to represent architecture, but to use a photograph as way to strike and confuse my perceptive system. Therefore I started producing the first works that were later to be structured in the “Istigkeit” series…

While creating these images i realized that i was getting ever closer to the idea which was guiding me. Trying to invalidate the perceptual and cognitive mechanisms involved in the conceptualization of a given entity by our brains. At first sight each work in the “Istigkeit” series seems different from what it is; and what it is; is not always visible, or at least not clear and obvious. Volumes are artificially combined in the shadows and give rise to solids whose meticulous analysis reveals their illusory value. You follow a surface which then splits. You focus on walls and windows, but these interact and merge into conflicting objects and paradoxical perspectives. The sight is lost in the complexity of textures, intersections and overlays. Nothing is what it is and everything is what it seems. And sometimes, during the perception of what it seems, inside the mental mechanisms that lead to the interpretation of any given scenario, it’s possible your Ego cannot impose itself on a more primitive interpretation, rooted both in individual, collective, cultural and archetypal symbolic components…” ~ Mattia Mognetti

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Mattia Mognetti : Website

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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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11
Mar
12

Sabine Hornig : ‘Windows’ Series (Photography)

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From the inception of her work in the late 1990s, Sabine Horning has engaged in exploring specific spatial and perspectival concerns and the blurring of the distinctions between two-dimensional and three-dimensional space. Employing photography and sculpture in equal measure throughout her practice, Hornig supports and expands each of these mediums by cross-referencing one with the other.

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‘Radically Reduce’
C-print on Perspex
140 x 183 cm
2004
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‘No. 9’
C-print on Perspex
140 x 189 cm
2007
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‘No. 10’
C-print on Perspex
130 x 177 cm
2007
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‘Kleines Fenster’
C-print on Glass
80 x 116 cm
2009
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‘No. 12’
C-print on Glass
115 x 142 cm
2009
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‘No. 11’
C-print on Perspex
150 x 200 cm
2007
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‘Window with No Floor’
C-print on Perspex
140 x 195 cm
2006
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For Sabine Hornig, the window represents a basic, transparent, grid-like system that incorporates her ideas on the gaze, view and perspective, which oscillate between image and sculpture. Hornig finds the windows she uses in her photographs incidentally in modern cities, mostly in Berlin. Intentionally made visible or invisible, the window functions as a prevalent frame that contains certain flows, a certain motility between interior and exterior, public and private, transparency and distortion, open and closed space, and associated with this last pairing of terms, flight and confinement.

Through her activity of foregrounding the transparency (rather than the transparentness) of the palimpsestual threshold of the glass/window in her photographs, Hornig obliges us to become aware of glass (by means of Plexiglas) as a complex structure, a responsive surface and the window as a doubling boundary. In her recent suite of photographs of vacant shop windows, the artist not only expands on our awareness of the optics of the window as a sill, but raises these abandoned commercial spaces from their state of quiescent limbo to places where, in their emptiness, we are given reign to imagine past identity and future existence, where our emotions swing between melancholy and hope in the face of our ever-changing, mutant cities. – [Press Release: ‘Landscape Negative’ 2007]

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Sabine Hornig : Website

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10
Jan
12

Hiro Yamagata : ‘Transient’ Series (Mixed Media)

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This new series, Transient, is a tour de force that celebrates the cosmic dance between tectonic forces and frail temporal overlays in a dizzying and cinematic symphony of monotones. This series ensures this kaleidoscopic artist will maintain his place at the forefront of the visual avant garde. [Ex – Bill Lowe]

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‘Transient’ Series
Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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‘Transient’ Series
Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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‘Transient’ Series
Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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‘Transient’ Series
Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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‘Transient’ Series
Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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‘Transient’ Series
Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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Japanese-American artist Hiro Yamagata marks a dramatic shift in aesthetic in his new series titled Transient. Known through the eighties and nineties as a master of Pop spectacle, Yamagata transforms his passion for dialogue between macrocosmic and microcosmic considerations into a distinctly new pictorial domain. The result is a profoundly introspective examination of the collective and individual psychic template. This interface is depicted in hauntingly beautiful works done in black and white on hand-made rice paper attached to canvas. Often monumental in scale, these works convey a sense of timelessness and impart an isolation that is both compelling and forbidding. This series speaks to the issue of time, place and perspective while its elements insinuate an unfolding apocalyptic splendor which lies just beneath or above our dimension. A global force in contemporary art for over thirty years, Yamagata stakes a claim in new philosophical terrain with this historic series of somber abstractions. The work calls upon his rich heritage and imbues it with his visionary grasp of the metaphysical and the spiritual. He couples this with an exacting mastery of technique and media to great theatrical effect. BL

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Hiro Yamagata : Website

Hiro Yamagata : Bill Lowe Gallery

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02
Dec
11

Alexis Cladière (36recyclab) : ‘PARASIT’ (Street Art)

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The work of Alexis Cladière (36recyclab) incorporates architecture, design and engineering as well as sculpture, graphic arts and skateboards culture. He builds everything himself from 3D structures, photos, fonts and logos to large scale street exhibitions of tape cutting and 3D modelling. His style has become synonymous with clean, contemporary architectural design and structured visceral compositions, which use the interplay between angles and solidity to create fresh perspectives. [Ext]

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36RECYCLAB
Alexis Cladière
‘Poster’
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36RECYCLAB
Alexis Cladière
‘Poster’
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36RECYCLAB
Alexis Cladière
‘Poster’
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36RECYCLAB
Alexis Cladière
‘Poster’
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36RECYCLAB
Alexis Cladière
‘Poster’
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36RECYCLAB
Alexis Cladière
‘Poster’
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“These posters you see in the streets of Paris (Bastille-Gare De Lyon) are urban grafts that represent an architecture project of mine, started in 2004 called ‘PARASIT’: it’s an independent structure which is fixed on a building, that lives due to an existent apparatus and lives off of it’s resources (water, electricity, gas, communication networks).

The little part is the inside apartment, the biggest part outside, in front of the building, and it houses the tubes and piping that it feeds off of. I made 3D models of ‘PARASIT’ recently and put them in the streets, completely assembled. Passers by seemed to think that they were machines, photocopiers or survelliance cameras. That is the brilliance of art….People see what they want to see.” Alexis Cladière

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36recyclab

Alexis Cladière : Interview

Alexis Cladière : Galerie Lasecu

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22
Nov
11

Lord Jezzer : Photography Series (Architecture)

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Lurker

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‘lurker’
lord jezzer
photograph
2011
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White Waves

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‘chutes and ladders’
lord jezzer
photograph
2010
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The Walls Are Closing In

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‘the walls are closing in’
lord jezzer
photograph
2010
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Drip

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‘drip’
lord jezzer
photograph
2011
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Headphones

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‘headphones’
lord jezzer
photograph
2011
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Escape Pods

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‘escape pods’
lord jezzer
photograph
2010
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Lord Jezzer : More Works

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