Impressive Illustrations by Ruben Ireland / facebookSome artists have the power to create pieces that will really get your attention and make you wonder how they come up with such ideas. Ruben Ireland certainly have this power. Ruben, an artist from London with focus in illustration, digital art and digital imaging, creates mysterious and powerful characters that draw your eyes and make you develop a whole world for them in your mind. Ruben’s characters have great style and aesthetic, really beautiful.
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Gigantic Installations of Brightly Painted Soil by Katharina Grosse
The installations of Katharina Grosse are disorienting in scale, color, and material. Her use of color is wild bordering on violent. Brightly colored paint is sprayed over any surface the artist pleases, from the floor to walls and windows. Huge heaps of painted dirt fill the gallery space transforming the space from an architectural to a geological one. The dirt, paint, and various objects seem to intentionally undermine the white box that houses the installation. Her installations raucously question the very space they inhabit by allowing visitors experience it in a transformative way.
New Neon Skull Sculptures by Eric Franklin
Portland artist Eric Franklin just completed three new works, a trio of neon glass skulls lit internally by ionized neon, krypton, and mercury. The structure of each human skull is deviously complex, made from a network of glass tubes that have to be perfectly sealed to create the vacuum necessary to light them, a process that leaves the figures somewhat misshapen and admittedly a bit creepy. A completely amazing sort of creepy. All three artworks are currently available for acquisition through Chris Forney over at Artworks Gallery.
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Cosmology of Life” Handcarved Needle-sized Wooden Sculptures by Toni Kanwa
Currently on exhibition at the Singapore Biennale 2013, Toni Kanwa presents unbelievably detailed and intricately designed needle-sized sculptures.
With the sculptures in number totaling 1000, each is uniquely handmade—a reflection of the Kanwa’s trademark, ritualistic process.
Cosmology of Life
Toni Kanwa 2013 Installation, wood
Collection of the Artist
Singapore Biennale 2013
© Singapore Art Museum.
Consisting of intricately carved forms, some as small as a grain of sand, Cosmology of Life draws the viewers closer to study the assembly of miniature talisman like sculptures displayed in the Singapore Biennale 2013. Carved carefully from wood, these sculptures are intuitively shaped by the artist Toni Kanwa, addressing his expression of nature, spirituality and the macro and micro cosmos.
Toni’s creations begin with a special ritual of dialoguing with the materials used, as he believes that every material has its own character. Equipped with that sensitivity, he then follows the movement of energy from within the material, bringing out the life from within the work. The forms he carves embody signs or symbols that draw back to the natural cosmology. The human figure often becomes reference for these forms, as to Toni, the human body is the most perfect of God’s creations.
Cosmology of Life is not about the investigation and study of shapes and figures, but rather a manifestation of themes nature, spirituality, realms and the issues of the cosmos, presenting itself through different forms in the work. Toni’s work and creations often does not begin with a design or plan; instead its conception follows the flow of the artist’s intuition and instinct.
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