The book

It took thirty six weeks for the book to become a work of art, traveling between four artists (two in Belfast and two in New York, Brooklyn) without any communication during the process. It reminds me in a weird way of a project one of my friends had that included city traveling of ,,The little prince” book.

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March 18, 2009. New arts. Leave a comment.

It’s beyond my control

is one of the lines the Vicomte de Valmont keeps repeating ferociously to Madame Marie de Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons. This line triggered the sentence which best describes the works of art of Tim Knowles. Once the complicated apparatus in set in function, things are beyond his control. Fascinated by this human- free intervention in the creating of the piece of art itself, Knowles wants to see if the environment can create it’s own piece of art. And by environment I mean trees, motion, light, water and seems there are no boundaries.

I simply love the ideas, not so much the result but I rely on the basic premise that I’m only human. Enjoy and visit the link for his entire work.

Nightwalks

A series of illuminated walks made at night and recorded as long exposure photographs.
The Artist walks away from the camera [mounted on a tripod, shutter open] carrying 3 very powerful torches fitted with diffusers, the lights are connected to a 12volt battery in a backpack to prolong their life.  As he walks the torches illuminate the route, drawing in the landscape.  A number of walks have been completed so far following paths or compass bearings for approximately 30 minutes.  This is an ongoing body of work.

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A series of drawings produced using drawing implements attached to the tips of tree branches,
the wind’s effects on the tree, recorded on paper.  Like signatures each drawing reveals the
different qualities and characteristics of each tree.

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February 3, 2009. New arts. 2 comments.

Guerilla knitting

Cover the world in wool and mohair 😀 using the power of your fingers- this could be the most harmless type of protest in urban culture. There already are crews like Knitta please of ladies from all over the world, trying to leave a witty – knitty mark on the world.

They display their work on trees

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On poles and handrails

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They prevent statues from catching a cold

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And houses…

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Thanks to Deputy Dog blog

November 5, 2008. New arts, Wedgie board. 3 comments.

Artist found!

Takorasu, a Japanese artist that draws very impressing illustrations and has realeased a book called Takorasu World which animebooks.com describes: “Here is a new artist with his new book! Takorasu draws from his warm, creative imagination through using black and white mythical creatures to explore his inner self. This artbook also comes with a visual and musical DVD”

It’s on my wishlist from now on.

October 14, 2008. New arts. Leave a comment.

Nagi Noda- just discovered

Unfortunatelly a little too late because she just died, at the age of 35 from the effects of a car accident. But as I read the story, i started to discover her work bit by bit and enjoyed a lot the hair hats, the half an animal, half another animal characters and the photography work and design. They all compose a full artist from Nagi Noda.

Aside from this, I found good inspiration in her advertising work and tv ads directing.

See more of her works here

September 15, 2008. New arts. Leave a comment.

Stencils in Romania

Care este rolul stencils-urilor la noi? Chiar daca nu s-a ajuns ca ele sa devina atractii turistice, s-a facut totusi o campanie de lansarea a unui post Tv in care s-au folosit si stencils. Este vorba de UTV, desi probabil acest lucru nu este facut publc.

Se intelege ca rolurile generale ale stencils-urilor se aplica si la Romania: mod de protest in zona socialului, a politicului, in favoarea orientarilor ecologice s.a.md.

Asta din perspectiva celui care face stencils-ul- un alt mod de a te exprima mai mult sau mai putin artistic.

Dar pe mine, ,,commuter” trist prin Bucuresti, de ce ma bucura toata povestea asta?

Am gasit un articol din cotidianul in care se vorbeste despre asta (http://www.cotidianul.ro/index.php?id=44&art=1348&cHash=9f72cb48dc) si o declaratie a unei arhitecte, Florina Anghelescu. Sincer, nu stiu cine este si nu am incercat sa aflu dar pare un puternic argument al autoritatii pt a-l da ca exemplu. Ei bine citatul spune asa ,,Sint o forma de exprimare care face parte din viata oricarui oras modern, aparitia lor fiind mai degraba un semn de normalitate, decit o aberatie. Cele monocrome, de dimensiuni mici, aparute in ultimul timp in Bucuresti, sint chiar de preferat in fata altor forme de exprimare precum tag-urile care, de multe ori, nu sint nici macar bine realizate.”

Si totusi, pe mine cu ce ma afecteaza chestiile astea de pe ziduri, pereti etc?

Chiar nu stiu sa-ti zic dar eu m-am simtit mult mai bine in Bucuresti de cand toate aerisile alea verzi au fost vopsite ca niste ciupercute. Parca dau un aer de dumbrava minunata unei intersectii imbacsite sau unei strazi gaunoase.

Si m-am simtit si mai bine sa vad ca pe straduta care leaga Blanari de Lipscani, gangul ala urat mirositor si dubios am observat acest stencil:

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Daca vreti sa vedeti mai multe stencils-uri din Romania, gasiti aici: http://2020.ro/RomanianStencilArchive/index.htm, este o baza de date care se updateaza constant. Numai in Bucuresti, aveti de unde alege dintre 194 de bucati. Cam cate ati observat pana acum mergand pe strazi?

March 16, 2007. New arts. 3 comments.

Stencils-urile iti cresc vanzarile?!?

Se pare ca poate exista si cazul acesta. Asa cum am vazut pe site-ul lui Bansky, o imagine contraversata langa barul tau poate deveni o mare atractie turistica si un bun instrument de relatii publice.

Pe zidul de langa pub-ul Prince Albert din Strada Trafalgar, Bansky a desenat un stencil cu doi politisti care se saruta. Datorita acestei imagini controversate, pub-ul a devenit o importanta atractie turistica. Insa nu existau doar simpatizanti ai acestui mod de exprimare si mai ales a mesajului transmis. Intr-o zi, doi barbati au acoperit stencils-ul cu vopsea neagra, au fost surprinsi facand asta si condamnati la inchisoare pentru acte de vandalism!! Povestea a ajuns in presa iar in articolul respectiv, managerul pub-ului a declarat ca este bucuros ca cei doi au fost condamnati dar ca pub-ul a fost nevoit sa stearga vopseaua fara a primi vreo compensatie in schimb. Se pare ca aceasi imagine a lui Bansky, dar pe panza, valoreaza 10.000 de lire!

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March 14, 2007. New arts. 2 comments.

Despre ce vorbim?

Wikipedia ne spune ca Stencil Graffiti reprezinta rezultatul aplicarii unui spray sau unei vopsele pe o matrita facuta din hartie, carton sau orice alt material. Se pot aplica diferite matrite pentru a desena un stencil, prin suprapunerea lor putand adauga culoare sau crea profunzime.

Graffiti in general este considerat o forma de vandalism, desenele trebuie facute foarte repede pentru a nu fi prins de politie. Unul din principalele avantaje ale stencils-urilor este ca reproduc oricat si intr-un timp foarte scurt.

Motivul pentru care apar stencils pe ziduri, aerisiri, pereti s.a.m.d? Pot contine mesaje politice, pot aduce critici societatii de consum, pot fi measaje anti-razboi sau pur si simplu mesaje artistice.

Pe site-ul bansky.co.uk am gasit cate un exemplu din fiecare.

Dintre exemplele mai amuzante:

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Despre adevarul imaginilor din media:

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Dintre reactiile anti-violenta si anti-razboi:

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March 14, 2007. New arts. 2 comments.