inspirations

photography + watercolour paints . fabienne rivory

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French artist Fabienne Rivory creates these unusually beautiful images by working with mirrored photographs and watercolor paints. Rivory has been making artwork that blends paint and photography since 2007, a process she likens to the exploration of memory versus reality. This features selected works from series – mirror, pole, impressions and mi temps.
“Much of my inspiration is drawn from natural forms, french landscapes and tiny details.
” I construct my art using a delicate balance between photographies and painted elements or textures in search of simplicity and poetic potential that is in everything. ”


brooding cityscapes . jeremy mann

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San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann lives and works in San Francisco where he executes these sublime, moody cityscapes using oil paints. To create each work he relies on a wide range of techniques including surface staining, the use of solvents to wipe away paint, and the application of broad, gritty marks with an ink brayer.


shintaro ohata . 3d paintings – a combination of the 2d and 3d world

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shintaro ohata . 3d paintings
When first viewing the artwork of Shintaro Ohata up close it appears the scenes are made from simple oil paints, but take a step back and you’ll realize each piece is actually a hybrid of painted canvas and sculpture that blend almost flawlessly in color and texture to create a single image.


baptiste debombourg . aerial

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Baptiste Debombourg . aerial
Debombourg used numerous sheets of shattered laminate glass, wood and nails to mimic a frothy flood of water rushing into a room.


beili liu . the mending project

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beili liu . the mending project
The piece involved the artist, Beili Liu sitting at a small black table, hand-mending patches of fabric together under hundreds of Chinese scissors suspended from the ceiling in a shimmery cloud..


the ballerina project

the ballerina project

the ballerina project
Each photograph is a collaborative work of dance, fashion design and photography played out against the city’s landscape.


andrea galvani. death of an image

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andrea galvani. death of an image
Galvani’s images present singular moments in time that invite the viewer to enter rich, seductive and allusive visual universes.


kate mccgwire. corvid. bound

kate mccgwire. bound

kate mccgwire. bound
‘Corvid’ is a serpentine form made of crows’ feathers, a bird associated in folklore with deviant behaviour.


do ho suh . reflection . staircase . blueprint

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do ho suh . reflection . staircase . blueprint
A demonstration of suh’s belief that was intended to encourage contemplation on how we remember images and space.


dominic dube. torsos

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dominic dube. torsos
calligraphy on plywood


ai weiwei

ai weiwei

ai weiwei
selected works of ai weiwei


stephan tillmans. luminant point arrays

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Stephan Tillmans . luminant point arrays
“Luminant Point Arrays” series captures the light created by tube televisions the moment they are shut off


森の木琴 xylophone in the woods

xylophone in the woods

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CDLBTJD4M&feature=youtube_gdata_player   Thanks Nadja for sending this beauty along!


akos major . white . alps/winter

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akos major . white . alps/winter


georges rousse . selected works

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georges rousse . selected works


elisa strozyk. wooden textiles

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elisa strozyk. wooden textiles
“Wooden Textiles” is a material that is half wood-half textile, between hard and soft, challenging what can be expected from a material or category. It looks and smells familiar but feels strange, as it is able to move and form in unexpected ways.


tokujin yoshioka. the snow

tokujin yoshioka the snow

tokujin yoshioka. the snow
The Snow is a 15-meter-wide dynamic installation. Seeing the hundreds kilograms of light feather blown all over and falling down slowly.


tetsuo kondo and transsolar . cloudscapes

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tetsuo kondo and transsolar . cloudscapes
a layer of artificial clouds are made to hover above the ground level, remaining in balance above the heads of the viewers.


cornelia parker . selected works

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Cornelia Parker . selected works

Beautiful and thoughtful installations.

“I resurrect things that have been killed off… My work is all about the potential of materials – even when it looks like they’ve lost all possibilities.”