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Eternal Landscape
Buen Calubayan
2010-2013
Graphite and charcoal on tissue paper
4 x approx. 463 in.
Saturday 3/15/2014

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art; graphite; tissuepaper; paper; charcoal;

Eternal Landscape

Buen Calubayan

2010-2013

Graphite and charcoal on tissue paper

4 x approx. 463 in.

Debris
Mark Orozco Justiniani
2013
reflective media, lighting fixtures, woods, & objects
24 x 24 x 6.25 in.

Debris

Mark Orozco Justiniani

2013

reflective media, lighting fixtures, woods, & objects

24 x 24 x 6.25 in.

"Art has to be a kind of confession. I don’t mean a true confession in the sense of that dreary magazine. The effort it seems to me, is: if you can examine and face your life, you can discover the terms with which you are connected to other lives, and they can discover them, too — the terms with which they are connected to other people. This has happened to every one of us, I’m sure. You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discovered it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that they are alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important. Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to them from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it’s true for everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace. They have to disturb the peace. Otherwise, chaos."
Monday 1/20/2014

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James Baldwin in an interview in 1961 (via steadfastinexile)

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scottbergeyart:

Tawara Yūsaku
Tuesday 1/7/2014

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scottbergeyart:

Tawara Yūsaku

Andy Goldsworthy
Sugar Maple Leaves
Sunday 1/5/2014

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andy goldsworthy; art; environment; maple; leaves;

Andy Goldsworthy

Sugar Maple Leaves

nevver:

Gerti Schiele in a Plaid Garment, Egon Schiele
Friday 1/3/2014

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nevver:

Gerti Schiele in a Plaid Garment, Egon Schiele

Thursday 1/2/2014

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wetheurban:

ART: Baitogogo by Henrique Oliveira

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira is known for his works that use organic forms for sculptural pieces and installations.

He brings his signature style to the Palais de Tokyo in his piece “Baitogogo,” which transforms an exhibition space into a convoluted jumble of tree limbs sprouting from within the room. 

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blue-voids:

Sonia R. - The Wisdom, 2000

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blue-voids:

Sonia R. - The Wisdom, 2000


Cy Twombly
Sunday 12/29/2013

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Cy Twombly

(Source: cactuslands, via paintedfire)

Saturday 12/21/2013

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myampgoesto11:

Built up and burned down, the beautifully textured mixed media paintings of Richard Nott 

Richard Nott gained his Fine Art degree at Lancashire Polytechnic and his MA in fine art at Reading University.In 1985 he acted as an assistant to Andy Goldsworthy on site-specific sculptures in the Lake District. He was gallery assistant at the Royal Academy from 1986-7 and at Oldham Art Gallery from 1991-2. He won the South West Arts Visual Arts and Photography Award in 1994. He gained a residency at the 12th International Weeks of Painting in 1999 and exhibited the work produced in Austria and Slovenia. He was selected for the ‘Art Now Cornwall’ exhibition at the Tate St Ives and is an elected member of the Newlyn Society of Arts. His work is in numerous private art collections worldwide.

Richard Nott is currently represented by The Millennium Gallery

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showslow:

The Tiniest Cosmos

Cosmology of Life is Indonesian artist Toni Kanwa’s collection of 1000 intricately carved, needle-sized ritualistic figures displayed on a lit table at the 2013 Singapore Biennale.

Magnifying glasses allow less-than-hawk-eyed viewers to observe the miniscule figures – each of which has its own teeny-tiny energy and character.

These miniature, talisman-like sculptures were intuitively carved and shaped by Kanwa to express his worldview of nature, spirituality, and the macro and micro cosmos. His creative process follows a special ritual, informed by his past investigations of sacred knowledge and practices in Indonesia, where he dialogues with the material and medium used before beginning to sculpt.

Friday 12/20/2013

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artchipel:

Kate MacDowell (USA)

Conceptual artist and ceramic sculptor Kate MacDowell explores our romantic notions towards the environment alongside the human propensity for destruction. These pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops. They also borrow from myth, art history, figures of speech and other cultural touchstones. In some pieces aspects of the human figure stand-in for ourselves and act out sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous transformations which illustrate our current relationship with the natural world. In others, animals take on anthropomorphic qualities when they are given safety equipment to attempt to protect them from man-made environmental threats. In each case the union between man and nature is shown to be one of friction and discomfort with the disturbing implication that we too are vulnerable to being victimized by our destructive practices. “I hand sculpt each piece out of porcelain, often building a solid form and then hollowing it out. Smaller forms are built petal by petal, branch by branch and allow me the chance to get immersed in close study of the structure of a blossom or a bee. I chose porcelain for its luminous and ghostly qualities as well as its strength and ability to show fine texture. It highlights both the impermanence and fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while paradoxically, being a material that can last for thousands of years and is historically associated with high status and value. I see each piece as a captured and preserved specimen, a painstaking record of endangered natural forms and a commentary on our own culpability.”

[more Kate MacDowell | artist found at myampgoesto11]

frankjstockton:

from Gerhard Richter: Writings 1961-2007
Saturday 12/14/2013

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Monday 12/9/2013

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artchipel:

Young-Deok Seo - Anguish 8. Iron chain, 128x100x15 cm (2013)

[Curator’s Monday with myampgoesto11]

Babylyn G. Fajilagutan
Bulak
acrylic on paper
9 x 6 in
2013
 
Saturday 12/7/2013

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flowers; art; acrylic; painting; 2013;

Babylyn G. Fajilagutan

Bulak

acrylic on paper

9 x 6 in

2013