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mrkiki:

Leon BothaSelf-portrait. 2008
VIA
Nov 14

mrkiki:

Leon Botha
Self-portrait. 2008

VIA

"Someone asked me what home was and all I could think of were the stars on the tip of your tongue, the flowers sprouting from your mouth, the roots entwined in the gaps between your fingers, the ocean echoing inside of your ribcage."

- E.E. Cummings  (via ahistoricaltruth)

(Source: wordsthat-speak, via truthmagic)

Nov 13
nycartscene:

thru Dec 21:“I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” Yayoi KusamaDavid Zwirner Gallery, 519, 525 and 533 W 19th St., NYCSpanning the gallery’s three consecutive locations on 19th Street in Chelsea (519, 525 and 533 West 19th Street), this exhibition features twenty-seven new large-scale paintings. Other highlights include the presentation of a new mirrored infinity room made especially for this exhibition and the United States debut of another infinity room, which was recently on view in Tokyo at the Mori Art Museum. Also exhibited is the artist’s video installation, entitled Manhattan Suicide Addict, that draws its title from her first semi-autobiographical novel published in 1978.
Nov 13

nycartscene:

thru Dec 21:

I Who Have Arrived In Heaven
 Yayoi Kusama

David Zwirner Gallery, 519, 525 and 533 W 19th St., NYC

Spanning the gallery’s three consecutive locations on 19th Street in Chelsea (519, 525 and 533 West 19th Street), this exhibition features twenty-seven new large-scale paintings. Other highlights include the presentation of a new mirrored infinity room made especially for this exhibition and the United States debut of another infinity room, which was recently on view in Tokyo at the Mori Art Museum. Also exhibited is the artist’s video installation, entitled Manhattan Suicide Addict, that draws its title from her first semi-autobiographical novel published in 1978.

contemporary-art-blog:

British photographer Martin Parr.Contemporary-Art-Blog
Nov 13

contemporary-art-blog:

British photographer Martin Parr.
Contemporary-Art-Blog

lanes:

falling (by TALON WOLF)
Nov 13

lanes:

falling (by TALON WOLF)

(via truthmagic)

Nov 13

artchipel:

Art Writer’s Wednesday 6 - Tumblr Artist

Mana Morimoto | on Tumblr (Japan)

Also knonw as MNMRMT, Tokyo-based textile artist Mana Morimoto creates original and unique artwork. Sometimes creepy, always funny and magical, she uses the combination of the black and white images and the meditative process of hand-stitch to create fascinating and colorful compositions. Morimoto sat down to chat with Artchipel about her personal story, process and plans for future projects.

Artchipel: Who is Mana Morimoto? Tell us a bit about yourself.
Mana Morimoto: My name is Mana Morimoto, 26 years old girl from Sapporo, Japan. I went to college in Portland, Oregon. I wish I had majored in Textile but I didn’t know what I wanted to study back then. I left the States and came back to Japan 2 years ago and moved to Tokyo this spring. I do embroidery on paper and am also learning to weave on a loom.

A: How has the embroidered art initially captured your attention? Do you remember your first piece?
MM: I’ve always been fond of geometric shapes as far as I can remember. I felt like everything in this world is woven. When I was back to Japan, I found a box full of embroidery threads while cleaning my room, and the idea came to me. I did my first embroidered work on paper last summer (see →). I wanted to find a way to collaborate with my friend Keren and decided to print out the work that she posted on Facebook to do something with it.

A: You use a mixture of black and white photography and colorful thread embroideries to create magical compositions. Could you share with us your process and how did you come to develop your aesthetic?
MM: I like the idea of using both digital and analog tool in my work; it can be a vintage photo, an image that I found on Google or a profile picture that I steal from my friend’s Facebook. I used to embroider on color images at first but realize that the embroidered threads go better on a black and white image. The color compositions become more three-dimension and vivid. So I decide to systematically change the color picture into black and white. I print it out on a thick paper and make a bunch of holes using a needle before stitching. I complete the process by scanning and uploading the final work on my Tumblr.

A: How would you describe your work and what do you aim to convey through it?
MM: I always have hard time describing my work; I simply love making thread beams come out of people’s eyes (laugh)! I would say that my work is pretty weird; it can be creepy and funny at the same time.

I started working with threads, because I was unhappy with my life and felt the urge to make something with my hands. My art is the therapy for me, I feel like having finally found something that I’m good at and that I want to carry on. It doesn’t mean that I’m always happy with the result, but the stitching and weaving process always makes me feel better. And if someone sees my work and finds something he/her can connect with, that’s amazing!

A: How do you feel about the way your work has progressed so far? How do you see it evolving in the future?
MM: Basically my recent works are pretty much the same as my first works, with a different printing method. Now I use the laser printing instead of inkjet to make a better print. Also I’m working on a bigger piece now. Most of my works are pretty small (A4 or smaller), and I wish to make bigger and crazier pieces in the future!

A: What is your source of inspiration?
MM: Everything I’ve seen/experienced and everyone I’ve met. I daydream a lot and have always a crazy imagination. It might sound weird, but maybe my head is my main source of inspiration (laugh).

A: What is your project for the coming year?
MM: I recently did my first commissioned work for a magazine (see →) with some embroidery typography and photo collage (see →). I never thought that one day I would actually get paid to do embroidery. It was quite challenging but also a lot of fun, and I’d love to work for a magazine again. At the same time, I’m planning my first solo exhibition at the beginning of next year! Also, this might sound random, but I really want to learn how to make stained glass, and I’ll get on it!

[more Mana Morimoto | Art Writer’s Wednesday with Artchipel]

unproductive:

Leonel Cunha
Net
2013
Acrylic, watercolor, indian ink, pigmented indian ink on paper.
70x100cm
Sep 24

unproductive:

Leonel Cunha

Net

2013

Acrylic, watercolor, indian ink, pigmented indian ink on paper.

70x100cm

(via wowgreat)

wowgreat:

Martin Assig
Sep 24

wowgreat:

Martin Assig

heythereuniverse:

Adult Drosophila nervous system | Jana Boerner
Sep 24

heythereuniverse:

Adult Drosophila nervous systemJana Boerner

Sep 24

supersonicelectronic:

Julian Callos: “Cosmos” Preview

Julian Callos will be having a solo show, “Cosmos,” opening Saturday October 12th at WWA Gallery in Culver City, California.  The show will be a display of Callos’s distinctive symbolic work:

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(via supersonicart)