For a new series of photos, artist Martin Klimas splattered paint in different colors over the diaphragm of a speaker. Turning then the volume up, the vibration of the speaker sent the paint aloft in patterns. For each image, Klimas selected a specific type of music, typically something dynamic and percussive, like Miles Davis or Kraftwerk.
Month: February 2012
In his series Age-Maps, Bobby Neel Adams addresses the effects of the passage of time. His works show two photographs of the same person, from different periods of time – child and adult – that are spliced together, demonstrating the affects of aging upon the human body. The images are printed at the same proportions and hand spliced to create a dual representation of the person across decades.
Beatrice Boyle‘s work is a mix of photography and painting. Boyle photographs gorgeous models (often using the same poses as in any magazine fashion ad) and then paints over them and distresses the image to make something new. With strokes of black or white paint she transforms the commercialized and seemingly perfect photos into works of art that speak out against a world focused on physical beauty.
Check out this giant mosaic titled Dream Big by Pete Fecteau. The mosaic is made of 4,242 (!) officially licensed Rubik’s Cubes. It measures 19′ x 8’6” x 2.25” (5.8m x 2.6m x 5.7cm ) and weighs roughly 1000 pounds (454kg). Each cube has been “reversed solved” or twisted so that one of the faces maps it’s nine stickers into the total image, 38,178 stickers total. Fecteau created the mosaic for the 2010 ArtPrize competition. It placed in the top 50 out of 1,700+ pieces entered.
The photographs from Simen Johan‘s ongoing project, Until the Kingdom Comes, depict an unsettling natural world hovering between reality, fantasy and nightmare, urging the viewer to ponder the relationship between the real and the artificial or imagined. In this series of images he depicts animals in scenarios where their actions or demeanor mirror human conventions.
City Silhouettes is an interesting and beautiful series of photographs by Beijing/London-based photographer Jasper James, which consist of the silhouettes of city dwellers blended with the cityscapes in the background. James captures in his series a unique angle of people and their life in a new, and surely lasting, age of urbanism. It also captures a sense of wonder of looking above a city, with the awe of expansion. In case you wonder, there’s no Photoshop trickery involved — James uses reflections seen in glass and the images are composed entirely in-camera.