“Composed from discarded film, static electricity and strong light, the photographs in this series are tapestries of my personal history. They contain slices of forgotten adventures, portraits of loved ones and strangers, untold experiments and family vacations, as well as shards of unrecognizable shapes and empty spaces–memories alongside their absence. Together, the charged fragments merge in energy and light to create a new narrative.
The images are created with shredded negatives from my archive attached to electrically charged sheets of acetate. Where the static force is strong, slices of film hold to the acetate. Where it is weak, they fall away. The acetate is then photographed using a flash, which reflects and creates streaks of white. This obscures some images while bringing others into relief. The reflected light also forms the photographs’ luminous internal frame. As appropriate to this process, the images’ final form exudes an element of playfulness and relies on the spirit of chance.”
Rocks or little abstract clumps reminiscent of out-space created by Thierry Feuz.
Via but does it float
Imaginative and wonderfully simple collages by Anya Lsk
Fun, tribal and enigmatic drawings by Saiman Chow:
“Like many people, I don’t think art has to exist only in gallery or museum. I don’t believe there is such category as high and low culture. High and low culture are just social convention for the most part. To me, High and low form doesn’t have intrinsically greater or less Value. The value came from the artist who engaged in whatever they do in the most intense, highest level. That’s when the magic happens. I think Van Gogh and Steve Jobs are both equally great artist, Starry night and ipod are both amazing works of art.”
Crowd - 1987-1991 is a series of conceptual photographs by Misha Gordin.
“What is material success? It’s a notion that is so illusive. How many
“zeroes” do you need to be “somebody” or feel “important”? Material success
is not my goal in life. My art is. But it is important for me to maintain the
level of my life style. I need to have a peace of mind and free time to do my
art. I believe that complete freedom is combination of both – spiritual and
material. It’s something we all strive for…”
via Dark Silence in Suburbia
Explorative and reductive sketches by William Edmonds.