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INSPIRATION: Francis Bacon

2 Aug

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“If I was asked what/who I was inspired by, I would answer…..Other than the everyday things I see, landscape, pattern or person…I am truly inspired by three artists. One being M.C Escher, Second being Max Ernst and the other being…….”

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992), was an Anglo-Irish figurative painter known for his bold, austere, graphic and emotionally raw imagery.Bacon’s painterly but abstract figures typically appear isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. He began painting during his early 20s and worked only sporadically until his mid 30s. Before this time he drifted, earning his living as an interior decorator and designer of furniture and rugs. Later, he admitted that his career was delayed because he had spent too long looking for a subject that would sustain his interest. His breakthrough came with the 1944 triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, and it was this work and his heads and figures of the late 1940s through to the mid 1950s that sealed his reputation as a notably bleak chronicler of the human condition.


INSPIRATION: Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick.

16 May

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Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick

Collaborative duo Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick‘s Mars: Adrift on the Hourglass Sea exhibition opens on Saturday, May 21st at Kopeikin Gallery. Kahn & Selesnick work lies at the intersection of historical fact, apocalyptic future and nerdy museology. Melding childlike playfulness with adult obsession, they create faux-historical narratives realized as photography, sculpture, and installation. “Adrift on the Hourglass Sea” is set on the planet Mars where the artists present a dark and powerful visage of a collapsed civilization on the red planet. Using photo-mosaics of the Martian landscape taken by NASA space rovers (they were recipients of a NASA commission to create work about Mars) and combining them with their own photographs of deserts in Nevada and Utah, the artists present their distinctive brand of sci-fi mysticism.

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INSPIRATION: Katie Scott

10 May

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Katie Scott

A very private artist. Her work is amazing.

This is what someone had to say…..”To me, there is no difference between minerals, vegetables, and animals”

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INSPIRATION: Robert Wilson

21 Apr

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*One of the most influential theatre artists out there and one of my heros. Here he is. The one and only….*

Robert Wilson


Robert Wilson (born 4 October 1941) is an American Avant-garde stage director and playwright who has been called “[America]’s — or even the world’s — foremost vanguard ‘theater artist'”. Over the course of his wide-ranging career, he has also worked as a choreographer, performer, painter, sculptor, video artist, and sound and lighting designer. He is best known for his collaborations with Philip Glass on Einstein on the Beach, and with numerous other artists, including Heiner Müller, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and David Byrne.

Still from Wilson’s play “Fables de la Fontaine”

VOOM PORTRAITS 

Each portrait takes nearly a full day to shoot and is an elaborate undertaking, requiring a cameraman, sound technician, costume designer, hairdresser, and makeup artist. As with his theater productions, Wilson designs the set and lighting himself. The portraits are shot both in horizontal format for viewing on television or on movie screens and in vertical orientation for H.D. plasma flat-screen monitors. The subjects are directed by Wilson to “think of nothing,” and he limits their movement to one or two gestures, in very slow motion. Each video is anywhere from 30 seconds to 20 minutes long, but they are looped, so there is no discernible beginning or end to the finished work. This seamless image is achieved through a custom-designed computer playback system integrated into the flat screen itself. Actors such as Brad Pitt (as a crazy person on the streets in the rain), Isabelle Huppert (as Greta Garbo), Steve Buscemi (as a mad butcher chewing gum on a variety show), Robert Downey Jr. (as a dreaming corpse in a Rembrandt painting), and Winona Ryder (as Winnie, the main female character in Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, buried up to her neck in sand)

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INSPIRATION: Lissy Elle

19 Apr

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Lissy Elle

Lissy Elle is a very young photographer whose work quickly gained notoriety on Flickr. She has a playful imagination with sometimes subtle dark undertones that shines through in her somehow simultaneously soft yet raw work.

MUSIC: Tamaryn.

18 Apr

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*My current obsession/peace*


TAMARYN

Tamaryn is an American vocalist born in New Zealand and now living in San Francisco. Her main collaborator and producer is Rex John Shelverton (Portraits of Past, Das Audience, Vue and Bellavista). In 2009, they released a debut EP as well as several 7″s. On September 2010, their full-length debut The Waves was released on Mexican Summer/Kemado Records. “The Waves” is full of driving guitar fuzz, with blue-hued ornate moods, and velvety atmospherics you’ll fall into like a plush-leather couch.

INSPRIATION: Daehyun Kim, Moonassi

15 Apr

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 Daehyun Kim, Moonassi

“I draw something I’d like to draw and I can draw well. I draw people because that’s what I’d like to talk about. I prefer to draw in a small scale as I wish to capture my everyday thoughts and feelings during a limited time of the day. If I think I want to touch you my drawing reflects that thought. I draw an act that I’m upsetting you if I think I want to distress you.

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