Artist in Focus: Bryan Solarski
He may call Brooklyn home, but Bryan Solarksi is a traveler at heart. Shunning dime-a-dozen postcard images of tourist traps, Bryan’s “tilt-shift” style of photography captures each place he visits in a unique way. By patiently adjusting the focus on his camera, Bryan creates seemingly itty-bitty scenes. He wants to encourage viewers to “remember their childhood, a time...
A Christmas Card from the Art Elite
The 2000 Norton Family Christmas Gift: a Takashi Murakami toy Peter Norton is a software entrepreneur (as in Norton Utilities) and an art collector (one of the top the world’s top 200 collectors according to ARTnews). Each year since 1988, Norton has commissioned a limited edition art object from a contemporary artist to celebrate the holiday season. “Created by artists represented...
Blu is the pseudonym of a mysterious Italian artist. Virtually nothing is known about him except he lives in Bologna and has been active in the street art scene since 1999. This short film called “Muto” was created by Blu from 2007-2008 while he was living in Buenos Aires. Stop-motion animation captures paintings crawling across public walls. It has been seen by 7 million-plus...
Yes, I am a serious artist.
“Through the work, you can help people enjoy reality and life with more intensity” — Gabriel Orozco The sometimes silly artist’s work is at the Tate Modern from January 19th – April 25th 2011. About the exhibition: Creative, playful and inventive, Gabriel Orozco creates art in the streets, his apartment or wherever he is inspired. Born in Mexico but working across...
15 Seconds of Fame? Never Been Easier
Now’s your chance to have your name attached to one of the world’s most beloved contemporary artists. As part of this year’s Sydney Festival, conceptual artist John Baldessari is taking more than 100,000 names and flashing them for 15 seconds each atop the Australian Museum. A live webcam documents each participant’s glimpse of fame. Those interested can still sign up to register—although...
Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla are gaining attention for their current performance “Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations” showing now at the NY MoMA. For this piece, the artists carved a hole in the center of a grand piano, through which a pianist plays the famous Fourth Movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, usually referred to as “Ode to Joy.” The performer leans over...
DecorARTing: 9 Easy Tips
Simple tips on art and more from The Nest. via Apartment Therapy Tip 1: Modern furniture is beautiful, but it can sometimes look a little uninviting. Soften the lines by adding texture. Toss a fluffy rug on the floor, colorful pillows on your couch, and some organic decorative pieces on the coffee table. Tip 2: Go funky with details to create unique end tables. Try a tower of art or fashion...
Happy Birthday John Singer Sargent!
The American artist would’ve been 155 today. “Portrait of Madame X” (1884) - Sargent’s most famous work and the artist’s personal favorite. “The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit” (1882) Many call this painting the most psychologically charged and compelling of Sargent’s career. The unusual composition of dark shadows, the girls dislocated...
How to "Frame" Odd-Shaped Artwork
How does one display those odd sized prints that might not fit in a standard frame? What happens when you buy 3 pieces of artwork that would look fantastic in that spot above your couch? Do you bribe your custom framer with sweet treats so you don’t go broke? Or just keep it all in a flat file, tucked away, never to see the light of day. Apartment Therapy has a great solution: A $0.75...
Rio 2016: The Making of an Olympic Logo
Can you see the famous landmark in this new Olympic logo? (via Creative Review)