faig ahmed’s Embroidered Art
When you think of traditional carpets from Azerbaijan, the thought of contemporary art does not quickly spring to mind… but these beautiful, and modern works will change that. Faiq Ahmed, a native of the Eurasian nation, has taken his countries old-school art form and brought it beautifully into the current era, deconstructing the ancient process of weaving and adapting it to todays contemporary art forms.
This is absolutely awe inspiring.
Photographs and Watercolors Merge in Surreal Paintings by Aliza Razell
Using self-portrait photographs and watercolors, artist Aliza Razell has been exploring several abstract narratives by merging the two mediums in Photoshop. Her first series, Anesidora , involves the story of Pandora’s Jar (Pandora’s box was actually a jar, a detail misinterpreted in the 1400s), while the second is inspired by the Finnish word ikävä, meaning the feeling of missing someone or something. You can see much more of her work over on Flickr, and you might interested to know Razell is the older sister of young photgorapher Fiddle Oak, featured here last year.
Kate MccGwire’s feather sculptures are awe inspiring in their detail; they are the type of thing that is marveled. Gathering, peeling, and layering are just a few ways she constructs her work. The materials, vibrant colors, and tactile quality gives them an uncanny feeling.
"God is in his heaven, and all is right with the world."
Quién: Katharine Morling.
Por qué: Cerámicas tan originales que ni siquiera podrías pensar que son cerámicas. Imita muebles y objetos del día a día con un peculiar estilo de blanco y negro. Los objetos tienen un aspecto de dibujos en tres dimensiones.
Suspended Cloud Paintings by Joris Kuipers
While Dutch artist Joris Kuipers spent years studying traditional painting and fine art techniques at both the Arnhem Academy and the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, his installations fly in the face of anything traditional. While borrowing from ideas rooted in expressionism as far as the application of paint and use of color, the artist constructs large-scale installations that spiral and twist off the walls, blurring the lines between painting and sculpture.
Soo Sunny Park (b. Seoul, Korea) - Unwoven Light at Rice University’s Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Composed of 37 individual sculptural units, the installation uses iridescent plexi-glass embedded in pieces of a chain link fence to cast shimmering, colorful reflections across the spacious gallery. Photo’s via Walley Films Flickr Photostream.
(Source: Flickr / walleyfilms)
Title: Music for dressing and undressing
Materials: Hand-sewn coat, bells
Assignment: Body extension/restriction
Bells in the lining ring loudly when the coat is handled, but the bells are held tight against the body and muffled by the fabric when it’s on. I wanted to draw attention to the intimate, liminal moment when we add or remove layers of clothes in a public space.