96 posts tagged Art
96 posts tagged Art
Caux Collective Introduces: Replaceface
Known simply by the pseudonymous name Replaceface, this semi-anonymous collage artist takes images of famous celebrities and known figures, from the modern world, and transports them back into by-gone eras in the form of military style portraits. Replaceface gives little in terms of the mechanics or origins of the pieces, although we are told that each piece is a Photoshop-based manipulation of a vast set of digital portraits, originally painted by George Dawe, who, we are reliably informed by Replaceface, ”was an English portrait artist [responsible for painting] 329 portraits of Russian generals active during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia.”
If you would like to see more of Replaceface’s fantastic collage-lead portraiture, head over to his website, linked at the beginning of this post. There you will find many more stunning pieces, as well as a process in which you request to have your own face ‘replaced’ by the artist themself.
Caux Collective Introduces: Henry Fuseli
In these beautifully haunting oil paintings, respectively named ‘The Nightmare’ (1781) and ‘Nightmare’ (1880) we are presented with two of the most famous pieces from Swiss, 18th Century Fine Artist, Henry Fuseli. In these images we are invited into a twisted scenario in which a mythical demon creature, known as an ‘incubus’ in ancient folklore, inhabits the dwelling space of a young female, perching upon her chest as she sleeps. The painting is intriguingly said to offer both the image of the narrative; a woman having her sub-conscious troubled by nightmarish scenes, represented by the image of the incubus, or an image of the dream itself, with the entire composition of the painting representing the journey the young ladies’ mind is taking.
If you’d like more from these paintings, you can find an excellent article, written in the Independent, back in 2006 by Tom Lubbock, in which the original piece of Fuseli’s is analysed in all its horrifying and psychologically probing glory. Alternatively, if you would like to see a number of Henry Fuseli’s other famous pieces, head over to the BBC’s Your Paintings website where you can find a timeline of his work.
Caux Collective Introduces: Rishab Soni
Here we have a small selection of images from a 15-piece project named ‘The Known, Unknown’ coming directly from the portfolio of New Zealand-based Graphic Designer & Illustrator, Rishab Soni. These beautiful illustrations are described by Soni as being inspired by “the uncertainty of life and future” and the visible collation of overlapping lines and their illustrative origins create a conceptual representation of this interconnection between the events we live every day and those we are bound to experience in the coming weeks, months or years.
If you’d like to see more of Rishab Soni’s fascinating illustrations, you can head straight over to his website or his Behance profile, both of which have been linked in the beginning of this post.
Caux Collective Introduces: Justine Blau
In these images, taken from two videos named ‘Crowd I’ and ‘Crowd II’ made back in 2007, we see the minimalist work of French Visual Artist, Justine Blau. These videos are described as being “composed of a series of virtual collages depicting human crowds [in which] the photographed silhouettes are removed from their true social context to form fictive gatherings.“ The near excessive use of negative space accentuates the shapes and patterns created by the positioning of these forms and the sound of walking alludes to the idea and internal feeling of movement, despite it being played to accompany entirely static images.
If you would like to see more work from Justine Blau, including a wonderful portfolio of sculptures and various other multimedia artworks, head over to her website as linked at the beginning of this post.
Caux Collective Introduces: Guy Whitby
In his brand new project named ‘Analog to Digital’ we see Australian Multidisciplinary Artist, Guy Whitby, at his finest. Often working under the pseudonym of WBK (which stands for WorksByKnight) we see Whitby’s artistic hand turned to the creation of a series of spectacular, pixelated portraits of famous people. Having professed a belief that “an artist should hold a mirror up to the world around him or her and comment upon the reflection” Whitby collages vast numbers of keyboard keys, along with various other materials, to form the faces of some immediately recognisable people.
If you’d like to see more from this series, head over to the Behance profile, as linked at the beginning of this post, or head over to Guy Whitby’s Facebook page where you can find many more projects and updates.
Caux Collective Introduces: Rodolphe Guenoden
Named ‘The Ride’ this fantastic short comic strip, from Los Angeles-based Illustrator & Animator, Rodolphe Guenoden, quickly became one of my favourite pieces of comic art, having discovered it just a few days ago. Not only is it beautifully drawn, with every emotion and facial expression so intricately shown and every dashing movement ingeniously portrayed, but it tells of a genuinely gripping story. We are told a story of a man “flirting with death” over the duration of a thrilling bike ride, and had I not seen this comic strip I certainly wouldn’t have believed it would be possible to present such an engrossing, twisted story over just 11 pages of drawings.
If you would like to see more of Guenoden’s artwork, including his excellent animation work on large-scale projects such as the 2011 movie ‘Kung-Fu Panda 2’ then head over to his website, as linked at the beginning of this post.
Caux Collective Introduces: Andy Denzler
The sight of an oddly distorted VHS image is a vastly nostalgic one, with the VHS remaining as little more than a distant-memory for many of us. However, it’s disuse doesn’t stop its sometimes glitchy appearance directly inspiring the art of Zurich-based Fine Artist, Andy Denzler. By halting the fast-forwarding and rewinding of VHS footage, Denzler seeks to replicate this type of image. He uses these disfigured film stills as inspiration for the beautiful, vintage, hyperrealistic oil paintings he has become known for. Whilst the images allow their forms to be dictated by the unpredictability of the process, their conviction remains ultimately practiced.
If you’d like to see more of Andy Denzler’s fantastic artwork, you can find his complete portfolio on his website, as linked at the beginning of this post.
Caux Collective Introduces: ATOMIC3
Situated in downtown Montreal, a gorgeous temporary installation consisting of four skeletal metal arches, equipped with illuminating light and atmospheric sounds, make up a fantastic piece of informative, interactive art named ‘Iceberg’ made by creative art duo, ATOMIC3.
Referred to, in its simplest sense, as a “playful, immersive work” this piece uses lights, sounds and a whole lot of visitor participation to tell the story of an iceberg’s journey. Motion sensors detect movements inside of the piece’s architectural mainframe, triggering timely changes in the lights and sounds, with each of the fours part of the installation echoing a different part of the iceberg’s inanimate life-cycle.
If you would like to see more of this beautiful piece, head over to the ATOMIC3 website, as linked above, where you can find plenty more images and analysis, or click here to watch the video on Vimeo, where you can see exactly how this installation works.
Caux Collective Introduces: United Visual Artists
In their extraordinary, 10-day installation piece named ‘Speed of Light’ from 2010, the prolific London-based Art & Design Practice know as United Visual Artists present a fantastic light-orientated piece, which won them the 2011 Creative Review Annual Award, having created this set-up in a four-storey bargehouse on the Thames riverside.
On the UVA website, the group speak of this piece, saying that “visitors were invited to immerse themselves in a massive labyrinth of laser sculptures, built on the idea of speed being light, and light being data.” If you’d like to see more from this piece, or of UVA’s many other fantastic installation pieces, head over to their website, as linked at the beginning of this post.
Caux Collective Introduces: Humans Since 1982
In what is undoubtedly my favourite piece of interactive artwork this year, this installation named ‘A Million Times’ comes from Stockholm-based Design Studio, Humans Since 1982 who debuted their monochrome masterpiece at the Design Days Dubai Fair earlier this year.
Consisting of 288 analogue clocks, this formation is ingeniously operated to provide not only fluid, mesmerising patterns using the waves created by the hands, but also minute-by-minute time updates, displayed in the style of a digital clock. If you would like to see more of this project, head over to the website or take a look on Vimeo to see this stunning piece in action.
Caux Collective Introduces: Soasig Chamaillard
In a fantastic on-going project, which began prior to the start of the new decade, French Artist, Soasig Chamaillard focusses her artistic process on parodying the image of the Virgin Mary, transforming the recognisable stance and appearance into brand new, often controversial pieces, taking inspiration from her surroundings, including some nods to pop culture. Chamaillard says, “The playful interaction of society’s many icons, physical transformations, and the resulting improbable combinations, have culminated in my vision of a woman’s role and place in our society.”
If you would like to see more of Soasig Chamaillard’s artwork, head over to her website, as linked at the beginning of this post, where you can find many more similar sculptures in her fantastic gallery.
Caux Collective Introduces: Sandra Chevrier
In her beautiful, mixed media project, French Canadian Artist, Sandra Chevrier combines extracts from bright and busy comic books with delightfully illustrated human features, using her broad brush strokes of paint and watercolour to blend the two, with the finished article producing this gorgeous set of portraits.
If you would like to see more of these particular pieces, or of Sandra Chevrier’s various other projects, head over to her website, as linked above, or check out her Facebook page.
Caux Collective Introduces: King Of Fighters
Featuring no less than 125 fantastic GIF’s, a recent post on Imgur has been reigniting people’s adoration of old-school graphics, with this set of stunning images exhibiting extraordinary looping backgrounds, which we all became accustomed to playing fighting games such as the Japanese smash, King Of Fighters, during the the 90’s.
In an age where technology is moving faster than many of us can keep up with, especially in the realm of gaming, revisiting the simplistic, retro beauty of the graphics that many of our very first consoles kept us glued with, rarely loses it’s charm, as evidenced in these images.
Caux Collective Introduces: Mike Mitchell
In his brand new exhibition (at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas) named ‘The Portrait Show’ the wonderfully, multitalented American Artist, Mike Mitchell, presents an eclectic set of thirty-odd brand new, beautifully colour-specific portraits, featuring protagonists from a vast collection of our most-loved films, including the likes of Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained.
If you would like to see more from this exhibition, or you’d like to see more of Mike Mitchell’s work in general, head over to his website, as linked above. Alternatively, take a look at his Facebook or Tumblr pages, where you can find plenty more.
Caux Collective Introduces: Matthew Lyons
In a stunning, often-futuristic style, which appears to mix an idiosyncratic cross-genre approach with a storyboard-like method of presentation, the beauty found in the warm tones of British Multidisciplinary Artist, Matthew Lyons’ artwork is matched only by its fantastically creative and informative step-by-step process, an example of which you can find here.
If you would like to see more from the remarkable portfolio of Matthew Lyons, head over to his website, as linked previously, or take a look at his Tumblr where you can find plenty more of his work.