Saturday, November 30, 2013

AJ Fosik!works/crg5 

i found this guy closer to august this year in a an interview i read. AJ Fosik started as an illustration major and was also a graffiti artist in the 90' in Detroit. he even would put wood pieces around the city as his contribution to the community of street art. how he became an artist that works three dimenionally is he always had an urge to work that way from the arrangement of signage and drawings he did. he mainly works in wood. what i love about his work is the bright colors he uses making his work look current, yet give off a feeling that you would find this in some sort of indian burial ground. it looks like something you would hang up to ward off evil spirits. they also look like idols people would worship to. theyre terrifying and awesome at the same time.

Andy Goldsworthy

i saw this documentary in my media class last friday! Andy goldsworthy's work is really inspiring. i love how after he finishes making a piece, he leaves it in nature. the idea of his work getting taken back by the earth as time goes on is so cool because even though its man made, its still all entirely natural. its kinda sad to see him slave away at a lot of the work he makes because sometimes theyre not successful, and he ends up using a whole day to watch his piece fall apart. he really inspires me in the way that i can really make nearly anything i want with the resources that are around me. hes a cool guy.

Marco Fusinato

This guy is awesome! his name is Marco Fusinato. he works a lot with sound but also does these interactive sculptures that work with his sounds like this:

what i really like about his work is that its just simply black and white, but just screams at you once its activated. the harsh rough noise combined with the flashing lights are what make his work unique, and create a clean cut erie atmosphere that looks under control, yet untamed at the same time.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Art Installation by Roso - Exploding Glass

This installation was made with glitter, wires, steel structure, and light. Depending on what time of day/what perspective you are looking at it from/change in wind/etc. - the 'two light beams' change. The intent (by the patron) was to simply active the vacant space in this buildings courtyard - an office building. The office building is home to Clark Shoes International, located in Southern England. The installation was created/made by Roso - a studio shared by two Danish designers: Sophie Nielsen and Rolf Knudsen. They have backgrounds in architecture, art, and design. 

I am OBSESSED with light - some people worship a religion, well light and the sun is my religion. I love how they turned this vacant area into a visually intriguing/beautiful space. Your physical environment has a bigger impact on your well-being than most people realize. If this concept is of interest to you I recommend the book "the Architecture of Happiness". I have a copy if any of you ever want to borrow it.
Here is Roso Studios artist statement about the installation - also including the link to their website in case you want to check out more of their stuff. Studio Roso Link

Monday, November 4, 2013

Hilla Shamia - Product Designer

This furniture is designed/made by Hilla Shamia, a product designer from Israel. Burnt wood and (molten) aluminum are the materials used. I think this is an extremely interesting mixture of old and new. There is a strange balance between the materials, where it's hard to tell if one dominates the other - this strange pull between it looking futuristic vs. aged - depending on the different angle you look at it. If I could title this it would be the 'bionic wood bench'. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

12 X 12

Designer: Bellboy

I love this chair - particularly the shape and color - the elegance in curvature and mixture of different types of woods (I am a big fan of that style lately). It looks like the type of chair that would be extremely hard to get out of once you sit in it - out of comfort (possibly a positive or negative depending on how you look at it.) I found this through a google image search - turns out it was part of an exhibition in New York spring 2012. 12 different designers used reclaimed wood from demolished New York buildings to create the pieces. Bellboy is the designer of this particular chair. Knowing where these materials came from make me appreciate the piece even more, it adds a history to it, almost like a reincarnation. 

I attached the links so you can look at the other pieces if interested!