Art will change how you see the world. We will change how you see art.
Art will change how you see the world. We will change how you see art.
"Approximately 75% of the world's toys are 'Made in China' so it's no wonder that there are so many factory workers assembling, stuffing, and painting a myriad of toys. Despite logically being aware that millions of toys require an innumerable amount of laborers, one isn't fully aware of this concept until it is seen. It is also intriguing to see the deconstructed figures being worked on by an assembly line of diligent hands. The series exposes the viewer to row after row of anonymous faces, but it's effective enough just to see that there are actual people behind the knickknacks rather than a succession of robotic machines.⠀ ⠀ Interspersed within the wide shots of the factory are intimate portraits of laborers, giving even more of a human feel to the series. Michael Wolf's ( @otto_steinert ) project is, at times, depressing, especially when you think about all the hard work these people put into their livelihood every day without much acknowledgment, it is also eye-opening and insightful. It is through the photographer's journalistic eye and his decision to share their faces and work environment that they are finally given some much-deserved recognition." - text via @mymodernmet ⠀ ⠀ Artwork: "The Real Toy Story" shot by Michael Wolf ( @otto_steinert ) 2012
"I grew up with the 3.5 disk, sitting around playing computer games for hours with my brother. Of course, we didn't realize at the time, but we were amongst the first of the video game generation. In fact, the 1980s actually marked the dawn of the whole digital revolution. We used cassettes before the disks and I'm actually not that familiar with the original floppy, but I do find it necessary to have a strong bond with the materials I am working with. That bond creates part of the passion and the connection with the work. The structure and aesthetics are also a consideration. I love the handwritten labels and variety of colors that I can use tonally throughout the portraits." - Nick Gentry ( @nickgentryart ) via @wdwlls interview⠀ ⠀ Artwork: The Immortal. 2011. Oil paint & used computer disks on wood. By @nickgentryart
Seeing the devastation that occurred in Beirut yesterday made us all awestruck in the worst way. No matter where in the world you call home, home is just that. And when someone's home is devastated like those in Beirut, we can all empathize with the pain and sense of loss. It's been a tough year for everyone worldwide, but we all have spent more time at home and with our families, which has been one of the blessings and one of the things that I know has helped me get through these tough times. ⠀ ⠀ As I think about the families that have now lost that in Beirut, I think what I would do if I were in their shoes, and I'm at a loss. I do know those, the people of Beirut, are resilient. They have battled many struggles yet always rise to the challenge with a smile. I spent 5 years living in the Middle East and visited Lebanon several times, becoming friends with many Lebanese. Their energy and desire to make the most of life consistently inspired me––and it is that spirit that I know will help get them through this tough time. ⠀ ⠀ We could all use a little Lebanese spirit inside of us. So while I know we are all struggling in different ways now, please spend a little time to send support to Lebanon. It could be financial, it could be spiritual, it can be big or small. But let's make the world feel a little more like home.⠀ ⠀ The @art team's heart and soul are with Lebanon 🇱🇧❤️⠀ ⠀ Warmly, Ethan ⠀ ⠀ The link in our bio navigates to a card of various donation sites, resources, and information to help Lebanon during this time. Donations can also be found at @lebaneseredcross @impact .lebanon @beitelbaraka ⠀ ⠀ Art by Alia Kawar ( @arabworldart ) 2020
French artist Thomas Mailaender ( @thomasmailaender ) applied 23 original negatives from the archive of modern conflict’s collection onto the skin of models, before projecting a powerful UV lamp over them. the result reveals a fleeting picture on the skin’s surface, which he photographed just moments before exposure to daylight caused them to disappear.⠀ ⠀ Artwork: "Sunburns" by @thomasmailaender
"Photographer Elspeth Diederix captures everyday objects and moments in a surreal light. Her photographs are simply presented yet arduously composed, with most images taking days of preparation and design to achieve the right appearance. Although Diederix is inspired by familiar objects, it is when she stumbles across these materials in a foreign landscape that the true magic of her photographic practice is revealed.⠀ ⠀ 'It is only when I am out of my everyday life and free from its repetition that I have the space to truly see what is around me. Being in places unknown to me forces those abstract moments to appear more frequently and allows me to concentrate on finding the right location for the right object.'" - #ElspethDiedrix via @colossal ⠀ ⠀ Artwork: "Twirl" (2006 )
"Ryoji Ikeda presents a new, monumental variant of his Test Pattern project, in which he translates and materializes the influx of data (sounds, texts, photographs, and films ) that submerge our everyday lives. A hypnotic succession of black and white motifs, barcodes generated by the real-time conversion of sound waves, unfurl before us at a dizzying rate in synch with the music. Spectators are invited on a journey into the confines of their perception, and with it, a meditation on the limits of their condition." - Text via @festivaldautomne ⠀ ⠀ Artwork: "Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time N°2 - Test Pattern [n°13]" by @ryoji_ikeda and @william_forsythe_
“For me, art is the mirror of two realities - The higher and the lower - and it is also where these realities converge. At the same time, it is a spiritual quest that can become distorded, become a kind of wandering, if the artist forgets the desire for communication which might, in these hands, become communion. This is a difficult path: in our society - where sheer quatity causes the sanctity of the imge to be lost - one has to go the very dephts of one's solitude if one is to discover and pass on this quality, this small morsel of individual truth whith its hint of the universal. If, in very few words, I was to describe the oeuvre of all honest artists, I would be happy to quote the ones attributed to #hermestrismegistus : ‘Being one, he becomes many, and many, he becomes one.’” - Jean-François Segura Artwork: “Goodbye” 100x81cm #jeanfrancoissegura
“I’ve always had a fascination with dance, landscapes and architecture. I see humans as a very interconnected species whether we realize it or not. We’re very connected to one another and dependent upon the world around us. I wanted to depict how much stronger we are when we unite and work together in unison with nature. I wanted a surrealistic vision of what that harmony could look like at full potential.” - Rob Woodcox @robwoodcoxphoto ⠀ ⠀ interview via @danceinforma
"I am working with a new technique: it involves using a digitized airbrushing system that operates on an X, Y, and Z axis. You make a #primitive 3D file for it, as well as a color file, and it airbrushes based on the directives you give it. I'm interested in the ways in which artists have removed the hand from painting using #technology ." - Avery Singer @thoughtsondeck ⠀ ⠀ interview via @artbasel ⠀ ⠀ Avery Singer, Assassin (Bird bar ), 2020 (detail ) © Avery Singer. Photo: Kate Enman via @hauserwirth
"One day we all be free. The Struggle continues. A Luta Continua. Our leaders must learn to govern without brutality." - Hank Willis Thomas @hankwillisthomas ⠀ ⠀ Artwork: Hank Willis Thomas, Strike, 2018. Stainless steel with mirrored finish.⠀ ⠀ Friendly reminder to fight the power this week. And every week.
Sunday's sunsets courtesy @dovneon
"Darth Vader Tries to Clean the Black Sea with Brita Filter"⠀ by Daniel Bozhkov @bozhkov .daniel
"Trained a sculptor, Tokihiro Sato is doing some beautiful things with light — sometimes involving exposures of three hours or longer. He opens the shutter of his large-format camera to expose, in many cases, a minimalist landscape, and then uses a flashlight — or a mirror to reflect the sun in daylight — to create light trails. Because a camera doesn't record movement during a long exposure, only the landscape and light trails are visible in the final image." #tokihirosato ⠀ text via @npr
#WeekendEscape . ⠀ ⠀ Artwork: Patrick Dougherty, "A Sight to Behold", Hillsborough, NC, 2015⠀ Materials: Southern sugar maple, sweetgum, and elm from Ayr Mount⠀ Located beside the River Walk within a copse of trees, A Sight to Behold was inspired by the concept of a pleasure dome, as in Coleridge’s Kubla Khan. #PatrickDougherty ⠀ ⠀ #image via @sophiegunnol
“A photograph is not created by a photographer. What they does is just to open a little window and capture it. The world then writes itself on the film. The act of the photographer is closer to reading than it is to writing. They are the readers of the world.” - Ferdinando Scianna via @googleartsandculture ⠀ ⠀ PHOTO: Ferdinando Scianna, "USA. New York City. Brooklyn. Coney Island," 1985.⠀ © #FerdinandoScianna / #MagnumPhotos ⠀ #repost @magnumphotos
“I started in 1962 when a friend of ours brought a desert plant from Death Valley and said, ‘Here’s something for you to draw.’ I tried to draw it, but it was such a tangle that I had to construct it in wire in order to draw it. And then I got the idea that I could use it as a way to work in wire. I began to see all the possibilities...⠀ ⠀ My curiosity was aroused by the idea of giving structural form to the images in my drawings. These forms come from observing plants, the spiral shell of a snail, seeing light through insect wings, watching spiders repair their webs in the early morning, and seeing the sun through the droplets of water suspended from the tips of pine needles while watering my garden.” - Ruth Asawa @ruthasawaofficial via @davidzwirner ⠀ ⠀ image via @artequeacontece
#Beach culture and whimsical habits of the #English are continual favourite Martin Parr subjects; #IceCream , flakes and an inevitable rush to finish to avoid sticky fingers and thumbs are integral to both. #MartinParr ice cream #photography 🍦😍 ⠀ ⠀ Photo - Martin Parr, #Tokyo , #Japan , 1998. #MagnumPhotos #🍦 ⠀ ⠀ #repost @martinparrstudio