Posts Tagged ‘photo collage

22
Dec
11

John Beech : ‘Hybrid Dumpster Drawings’ (Photo Collage)

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“I’m interested in fusing the visual vocabulary of utility and abstract art…” – John Beech

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‘Hybrid Dumpster #29’
Photo Collage
John Beech
2010
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‘Hybrid Dumpster #24’
Photo Collage
John Beech
2010
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‘Hybrid Dumpster #25’
Photo Collage
John Beech
2010
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‘Hybrid Dumpster #34’
Photo Collage
John Beech
2010
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‘Hybrid Dumpster #51’
Photo Collage
John Beech
2010
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Beech is interested in “the object quality of things.” He is interested in letting the form and materials demonstrate themselves. Another important element in Beech’s work is his choice of materials. “I’m interested in fusing the visual vocabulary of utility and abstract art,” he says. Ordinary objects such as dumpsters and patched subway platforms catch his eye and provide the basis for nuanced works of art. He acknowledges the influence of contemporary masters such as Donald Judd, but sees his own aesthetic as “street level” and engaged, as opposed to the polish and detachment of many reductionists. His aim is to take the ordinary and create an extraordinary experience for the viewer.

Spontaneity is essential for Beech. A piece may change radically during the process of fabrication; accidents and obstacles are viewed as opportunities rather than sources of irritation. In his view, letting go of expectations can often lead to something much more interesting than the original conception. This easy attitude meshes well with Beech’s attraction to things that are odd, edgy, even a bit awkward. The combination imparts a subtle humor to many of his works, an attitude that nudges us to realize that art can be made (sometimes even unconsciously) of the most ordinary of materials, materials that we see around us all the time but usually fail to recognize as art. – [Extract : CCNOA]

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John Beech : Website

John Beech : Peter Blum Gallery

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23
Sep
11

Azurebumble : “Coastlines” Series (Artworks)

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“Coastlines” Series
digital artworks
azurebumble
2011

“Coastlines” Series
digital artworks
azurebumble
2011

“Coastlines” Series
digital artworks
azurebumble
2011

“Coastlines” Series
digital artworks
azurebumble
2011

“Coastlines” Series
digital artworks
azurebumble
2011

“Coastlines” Series
digital artworks
azurebumble
2011

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Azurebumble : Website

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08
Mar
11

Yang Yongliang : ‘Phantom Landscapes’ (Photo Collage)

the sunk ship (detail)
ink-jet print on fine art paper
50cm x 304.6cm
2008

phantom landscape No.4 (detail)
inkjet print on fine art paper
130 x 60 cm
2006

phantom landscape No.5 (detail)
inkjet print on fine art paper
160 x 60 cm
2006

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phantom landscape No. 1 (detail)
inkjet print on fine art paper
30 x 531 cm
2006

 

phantom landscape No.3 (detail)
inkjet print on fine art paper
134 x 60 cm
2006

phantom landscape No.2 (detail)
inkjet print on fine art paper
120 x 60 cm
2006

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“In the first creation of Phantom Landscape I used ‘Mountain Water’ a symbolic element of China. This title includes two things literally: one is the City I live in, the other Mountain Water (meaning Landscape in Chinese). City is the place I inhabit, a place growing with me and which contains my memories. A mirage or Phantom (City) is a desired state or environment which I’ve only imagined. Mountain Water (Landscape), the imitation of the traditional art from my childhood as well as the art form that is disappearing with the city and I growing. The birth of Phantom Landscape doesn’t come up by accident.

City and Landscape, I love them and hate them at the same time. I love the familiarity of the city, more so to hate it growing too fast and invading everything around at an unexpected speed. I love the depth and inclusiveness of traditional Chinese Art, more so to hate its non-progress attitude. I have input this complex feeling to my blood and let it out to form my art work. Ancient Chinese expressed their appreciation of nature and feeling for it by painting the Landscape. In contrast, I make my Landscape to criticise the realities in my eyes. Phantom Landscape over the three series has gone through a progress from form to content, imitation to creation and a journey towards maturity through exploring. Slowly I have started to be able to clarify what I am saying through art.” Yang Yongliang

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Yang Yongliang : Website

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10
Feb
11

Christiane Feser : “Folds” Series (Photo Collage)

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Folded landscapes, digitally arranged from an archive
with photographs of thousands of folded ‘A4’ sheets.

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Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

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Christiane Feser : Website




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