Ron Gilad’s hybrid objects combine material wit with aesthetic play; they sit on the fat, delicious line between the abstract and the functional.
Gilad is fascinated with philosophizing about the common objects we live with.
His work, which vary from one-off to limited editions and production pieces, have no “expiration date” and reside in both public and private collections worldwide.
Gilad asks unceasing questions in 3D form and fabricates answers that create an arena for fertile doubt.
A thousand nesting boxes for birds and bats constructed from custom made woodcrete cladding have been integrated into a wall in Cardiff by the artist Gitta Gschwendtner.
Artists statement : “I have loved the opportunity to match the number of flats created in the housing development with the number of bird and bat boxes.”
Animal Wall by Gitta Gschwendtner
Inspired by the subtlety of tone on tone signage and the shadow-play of 3 dimensional letterforms.
Recreating this effect with paper - a material so beautifully tactile and simple yet often mindlessly discarded.
The time invested in each piece gives a sense of permanence to the material. The works are created by hand-plotting and cutting multiple sheets of 80gsm 100% post consumer waste recycled paper - minimizing the impact of paper consumption and consciously transforming a typically disposable medium into a long term piece of art.
Onchi Kōshirō is considered one of the leading innovative figures among Japan’s twentieth-century artists. He is credited with producing Japan’s first purely abstract work Light Time in 1915. He produced single sheet prints and book designs, as well as being a poet and art theorist. He began his career learning oil painting at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, going on to study sculpture, which he later abandoned. In 1911, under the influence of Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934), Onchi began to design books and quickly became involved in producing print and poetry magazines.
Found via the work of Florian Pumhösl at the Lisson Gallery.
Went on an office outing to the Tate St Ives as a goodbye to my lovely intern Ruth yesterday. Thanks for all your help.
Half the air in a given space
2011 | White balloons | Multiple parts each balloon 40.6 cm diameter
This is a series of paintings from his personal website.
Various sizes, acrylic on paper.
Josef and Anni Albers were artistic adventurers who were both pioneers of twentieth-century modernism. Josef Albers (1888-1976) was an influential teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist—now best known for the Homages to the Square he painted between 1950 and 1976 and for his innovative 1963 publication The Interaction of Color. Anni Albers (1899-1994) was a textile designer, weaver, writer, and printmaker who inspired a reconsideration of fabrics as an art form, both in their functional roles and as wallhangings.
The couple met in Weimar, Germany in 1922 at the Bauhaus. This new teaching institution, now so renowned for its effects on all modern design, had been founded two years earlier, and emphasized the connection between artists, architects, and craftspeople.
Anni Albers came to the Bauhaus as a young student in 1922. Throughout her childhood in Berlin, she had been fascinated by the visual world, and her parents had encouraged her to study drawing and painting.
At the Bauhaus, Anni experimented with new materials for weaving and executed richly colored designs on paper for wall hangings and textiles in silk, cotton, and linen yarns in which the raw materials and components of structure became the source of beauty.
1981 Born in San Francisco, California
Lives and works in New York and San Francisco
1999 - 2003 BA Visual Art, Stanford University, California
Artist’s Statement :
The new wooden work began in October 2007 during my last show in this gallery. That was a show of paintings that significantly approached a state of immateriality. At that time, I was consumed by the notion that something of such great personal importance could be so easily discarded. Personal convictions seemed as fleeting and dispensable as daily weather reports: data important now, just for now, largely forgotten tomorrow.
Kevin Finklea graduated at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia (BA).
French artist Laurent Millet’s installations and photographs are uniquely ethereal and beguiling. Exhibited and collected extensively, his work challenges the viewers’ initial perceptions and explores the uncanny effect of translating objects to images, at times playing on the two dimensional surface of the photographic image and its capacity to render realistic spatial depths.
Abstract from : The Art Story
Throughout his prolific career as a painter, sculptor, printmaker and architect, Frank Stella has been known for helping to launch the Minimalism movement and then for breaking away from it. First impacting the art world by endowing non-representational artwork with new significance, Stella’s instantly acclaimed 1958 Minimalist paintings contrasted Abstract Expressionism’s emotional canvases.
Photos : MoMA