If Hieronymus Bosch took the blue pill instead and sat down to a mad hatters tea party with Marie Antoinette, a hookah-smoking Caterpillar & a couple of unicorns you may just open the curtain into Daniel Merriam’s theatre fantastic. A Master American Surrealist painter, his worlds speak to those of us who adored the movie The Labyrinth and found ourselves asking, Why the hell wouldn’t she stay with the Goblin King? It’s firmly the territory of a child’s bubblegum mind.
“A Due Colori” is photographic series by Alberto
Art Unlimited Basel, 2010
La Casa Encendida Madrid, 2010
Kunstverein Hannover, 2011
The meeting room contains a table, six chairs, jackets, laptops, writing utensils, papers, diaries, cell phones, coffee cups, …… the usual. A powerful light at the room’s center casts an intense beam across the table. A ventilator churns the air. A subtile nocturnal recording of the Borneo jungle can be heard. An unknown consciousness befalls the entire scenario.
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Wooden Sculptures Express Vulnerability Through Holes by Paul Kaptein
Australian-based artist Paul Kaptein explores the notion of “now” in his wooden sculptures. While beautifully crafted, each piece has something strange about it. Notches and rectangular holes are cut into the figures and show that there’s emptiness to his subjects. His work is metaphor for the present and the uncertainty that goes with it.
The visual result of the symbiosis between film matter and organic matter is the conceptual origin of this body of work.
The process involves the cultivation of emulsion consuming microbes on a visual environment created through portraits and a physical environment composed of developed film immersed in water. As the microbes consume light-sensitive chemical over the course of months, the silver halides destabilize, obfuscating the legibility of foreground, background, and scale.
via Emmanuel Chaussade (que je salue et remercie)
Surreal images by Yutha YamanakaPhotography
Yutha Yamanaka currently challenges himself with a 365 day project, creating one staggering image a day, uploading it to his Flickr. His photography is characterized by a surreal twist, often finding expressions in otherworldly self portraits. Yutha Yamanaka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, today he lives in Denpasar, Bali.