Monday, 31 October 2011

Cinna Monday! - Inspiring art

Francoise Nielly, 'Untilted 635', 2011 (195 x 97 cm)
Francoise Nielly

Richard Mosse, Infra; 'La Vie En Rose', North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2010

Loyal Luxe, 'The Native American Teepee For Fluffy Little Critters', 
Including 6 interchangeable ornaments (56 x 56 x 66 cm)
Loyal Luxe, 'The Canadian Cabin For Fluffy Little Critters', 
Including 4 interchangeable ornaments (46 x 56 x 38 cm)

Alexandre Nicolas, Prédestinés; 'Catfoetus', 2008, 18kg (35 x 22 x 22 cm)

Zach Gold 'Steve Carell - The Office'

Monday, 24 October 2011

1st Cinna Monday! - Inspiring art

On 'Cinna' Mondays I will put a few new contemporary artists to your attention.
I’ll enlighten the most special works of these Designers, Photographers, Illustration artists and other creative people. Hopefully it will be an inspiration!

Urs Fischer, 'Untitled', 2011 Venice biennale (theme: Illuminazioni), wax and steel

Michaël Borremans, 'The pendant', 2009, oil on canvas (60 x 40cm)

Roman Signer, 'Wasserstiefel', 1986, rubber boots, water, small explosives

Lee Boyd, Manimals; 'Not quite the black sheep of the family', 2011

Etienne Gros, Les Mousses; Mousse 19, polyester (30 x 22cm)

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Gabriël Specter - Street art

‘Gabriël “Specter” Reese’ is a street artist currently working in and around Brooklyn, New York. 
Unlike some other artists that place their work in public places, every piece Specter creates has been hand painted, –drawn and –sculpted. Therefore all of his work you see on the street is unique and has been made to fit it’s environment. This environment obviously already contains a lot of information that will influence the creation of the artist, such as traffic signs or various forms of advertisement. Specter often uses these elements directly in various and diverse projects, where he changes the environment itself.

In his series called ‘Ad Project’ Specter has altered logos and advertisement posters to give them another message and a different meaning. And in his ‘Sign Project’ he changes the street view by installing new signs on the storefronts of abandoned shops. 

Gabriël Specter Reese, 'Ad Project', CK

Gabriël Specter Reese, 'Sign Project', Homeless

In ‘Wheelchair Project’ Specter placed a little sticker on every store that wasn’t available to wheelchair users. Making people aware of that fact, but not directly judging the store. 

Gabriël Specter Reese, 'Wheelchair Project', Sticker
Gabriël Specter Reese, 'Wheelchair Project', Placed sticker

Specter also takes his skills to the third dimension creating sculptures using materials he found on the streets and returning them in a different form. The works occupy spaces that otherwise wouldn’t be used for art or any other purpose. 

Gabriël Specter Reese, 'Cartboard Project'
Gabriël Specter Reese, 'Cartboard Project'

Specter placed the beautiful works named ‘From Russia with Love’ in the Russian city St. Petersburg. 
They immediately catch the attention of the viewer and are able to remind them of a larger issue, without any words. Mainly due to the manner in which Specter composes elements that must be very recognizable and confronting to the inhabitants of St. Petersburg. 

Gabriël Specter Reese, 'From Russia with Love', 2010 St. Petersburg
Gabriël Specter Reese, 'From Russia with Love', 2010 St. Petersburg

Placing unauthorized and vulnerable art in public is unpredictable, knowing that it took a lot of effort to create a piece or a project and not knowing how long it will survive. The conceptional works of Gabriël Specter Reese are at their best on the streets, confronting the people with their message. 

Gabriël Specter Reese

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Levi van Veluw 's faces - Dutch artist

Dutch Artist Levi van Veluw next to his sculpture; 'Veneer Object III', 2010 (150 x 80 x 80 cm)
Dutch artist Levi van Veluw (1985) graduated in 2007 at the ARTEZ academy of arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Levi had always been fascinated by heads. In his work he uses his own head as an object and his face as a canvas. Therefore his role as an artist shifts from creator to object to subject. 

'Tape' is one of the first works of Levi were he experiments using his face as an object while photographing the result of his own creation.

Levi van Veluw, 'Tape', 2004-2006 (50 x 50 cm and 100 x 100 cm)
Levi van Veluw experiments with various materials. A serie that's very interesting is 'Ballpoints' were Levi drew on his own face with an ordinary pen. Giving the everyday object new meaning by placing it in a different context.
Levi van Veluw, Ballpoints; 'Puzzle', 2006 
(60 x 50 cm and 120 x 100 cm) 
Levi van Veluw, Ballpoints; 'Lines', 2006 
(60 x 50 cm and 120 x 100 cm)
Levi van Veluw, 'Origin of the beginning 1.2', 2011 (4 x 2,5 x 2,5 m)  
Levi van Veluw, 'Origin of the beginning 2.2', 2011 (4 x 2,5 x 2,5 m)
Levi van Veluw, 'Origin of the beginning 3.2', 2011 (4 x 2,5 x 2,5 m)

The latest work of Levi van Veluw is 'Origin of the beginning'. Levi created three spaces, life-size installations and this time he integrated his whole body. 
The rooms are the narrative behind the self-portraits of Levi and are drawn from his childhood memories. 
Because Levi van Veluw has a very universal appearance his work also raises questions about life and aspects of being human. 
For his next project Levi wants to concentrate more on video-installations. 

Levi van Veluw