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quinta-feira, 28 de abril de 2011

A primeira vez que vi este trabalho, não pude acreditar que se tratava de ferro, tamanha a perfeição dos rendados que ela consegue criar nesta superfície... O contraste que existe entre idéia e matéria é um CHOQUE!
Cal Lane é uma artista extremamente conceitual, sua comparações e transformações navegam entre o masculino e feminino, ornamento e funcionalidade, carros, bombas e flores... E acreditem, até Deus e petróleo. Tudo isso fundamentado com muita beleza e ousadia.


I like to work as a visual devil’s advocate, using contradiction as a vehicle for finding my way to an empathetic image, an image of opposition that creates a balance - as well as a clash - by comparing and contrasting ideas and materials.This manifested in a series of “Industrial Doilies”, pulling together industrial and domestic life as well as relationships of strong and delicate, masculine and feminine, practical and frivolity, ornament and function. There is also a secondary relationship being explored here, of lace used in religious ceremonies as in weddings, christenings and funerals,

With this notion of desirable oppositions I created the structure “fabricate”. In this Structure I hand cut lace trimming patterns into 9 I-beams, then constructed a tower, simultaneously macho, and of delicate finery. The metaphor of lace further intrigued me by its associations of hiding and exposing at the same time; like a veil to cover, or lingerie to reveal. It also introduces a kind of humor through the form of unexpected relationships. Like a Wrestler in a tutu, the absurdity of having opposing extremist stances is there for reaction and not rational understanding; the rational discussion arises in the search for how one thing defines the other by its proximity.

My new work has become more political, the consequence of living in a time of war and feeling the guilt of a bystander. With the first political piece titled “Filigree Car Bombing” I focused on creating a tasteless relationship of images. Images of flowers and “prettiness” in the form of a violent and sensitive situation. The crushed steel of the car is cut into fine lace creating a drapery of disruption and sadness, a conflict of attraction to fancy work and the attraction to a horrific image.

In my most recent exhibition entitled “Crude”, pulled together the relationship of God and Oil. Though the images are dealing with overt political topics the images do not point to anything specific - they merely coexist - and what it says really depends on the viewer’s history. This work consists of a series of oil cans that have been flayed open in the form of a cross shape or a gothic cathedral floor plan. The cans are then cut into Christian or Medieval like Icons. Fine, like tattered paper, the jagged edge of the thin metal becomes both an ancient and contemporary image, thereby appealing to both those who cling to history, and those who ignore it.Along side of the cans are three 45 gallon oil drums. The drums are skinned and unrolled to create a surface. The surface is then pulled up the wall and cut into a multiple of images from tattoo patterns to fabric patterns to religious and hazard symbols. The collage of images create a war of symbols which become a medieval-like tapestry.

I have always been interested in embracing the very thing that repels me in order to understand it: I prefer to make sense of things or in order to suspend (or pass) judgment.

domingo, 24 de abril de 2011

Esculturas de Sombras

Tim Noble e Sue Webster, são artistas britânicos que realizam um trabalho nem um pouco comum. Com pilhas de lixo, aparentemente montadas aleatoriamente, criam verdadeiras esculturas de sombras. Elas surgem através de uma luz projetada nas pilhas de lixo. O que parecia não ter forma se revela num contorno preciso... O resultado é incrível!!! De uma forma irreverente e cômica, os dois se colocam em muitas cenas nada convencionais. Um trabalho repleto de ousadia e bom humor. Ambos trabalham em Londres e já fazem parte das exposições de Arte Contemporânea da Royal Academy.

Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s work can be divided into the ‘Light Works’ and the ‘Shadow Works’, though Webster does not see them as completely separate. She says:
“We kept them both going side by side. There are two sides to the work; the shiny side and the dark side. That kind of reflects the two personalities within us.”
The influence of music on their art, particularly punk rock, has been of great importance to them since they began their earliest collaborations: Says Noble:
“I think anything that’s a bit of a rocket up the arse, anything that kicks against the routine, against the mundane things that close down your mind, is a refreshing and good thing. Punk did that very successfully . . . it offered a direct and instant means of producing products or things.”
Adds Webster:
“When we make a piece of work we're constantly looking for something that will take our breath away because if it does that to us we've pushed it as far as it will go. We like to look at every different way of making it, it can be very simple or very complicated, but we don't feel satisfied until we've both given it a good going over.”
Sir Norman Rosenthal, the former Exhibitions Secretary of the Royal Academy, writes:
“At the most immediate and most important level, [Tim] Noble and [Sue] Webster’s work symbolizes a pair of artists clearly besotted and totally in love with each other, artists who are only interested in picturing themselves: sometimes surrounded by detritus; other times by pastiches of contemporary neon advertising. An antiaesthetic of vulgarity rules on the surface of their work.”

quinta-feira, 21 de abril de 2011

Heather Jansch

A Arte não pode estar separada do coração. Nunca produziremos algo completamente NOSSO sem que nele esteja gravada a nossa paixão...
Estou falando tudo isso por causa de Heather Jansch!!!Essa artista foi estudar no famoso Goldsmiths College em Londres e um ano depois foi convidada a deixar o curso pois seu trabalho, de estilo figurativo em desenho e pintura estavam fora de moda. Insegura e sem desenvolver um trabalho próprio, ela não desistiu de seus sonhos e  por força do destino, a generosidade de outros, sorte e determinação encontrou um caminho para sua arte tão autentica! 
Povo! Desde criança as paixões de Heather foram desenhos e cavalos... O que sempre sonhou era estar num local arborizado, com água corrente cristalina com cavalos pastando ao seu redor...
Vejam o que ela fez!!!


Isso não é encantador!?!
O estilo figurativo dela criou a anatomia precisa nas esculturas, naturalidade nos movimentos e perfeita integração entre objeto e meio.
Um trabalho MARAVILHOSO...

Art can not be separated from the heart. OUR never produce something completely stuck without it is our passion ...
for herself:
From the beginning my twin passions were drawing and horses.  My hero was Leonardo da Vinci. I dreamed of becoming an international equestrian artist living in wooded foothills with clear flowing water at my doorstep and horses grazing all around.
I hated the confines of school and was a disruptive student except during blissful art classes. I took A level art two years early and failed all my O levels except English language but miraculously that got me to Walthamstow College to study visual art. There, drawing was regarded as the first essential. I was enthralled and excelled. I went on to the now famous Goldsmiths College in London where sadly, at the time, figurative work was unfashionable. There was a life room, and models too, but no tutors ventured near. They liked and encouraged (typically) 6ft square green canvases with triangles and circles in bold clashing colours and sculptures using planks and blocks of polystyrene.
At the end of the first year I was asked to leave the course. I was told that I did not have the stuff that painters were made from and, if lucky, I might scrape a place somewhere to do graphics. My confidence was shattered. I was not interested in graphics. I liked the country, painting and constructing things from what lay around.

But that was then, and I went on to achieve my dream by virtue of fate, the generosity of others, luck and determination. I went my own way, not always wisely and not always to accolade from the establishment. I began with painting equestrian commissions and my accuracy easily commanded high prices. Ultimately however I found it restricting, I sorely felt the lack of a degree. I was lost and without a style of my own.
I sought advice from Arthur Giadelli, an artist of international standing with a well-deserved reputation for also being a gifted teacher. He told me to go and look at a hedge and draw not what I saw but draw what made a thorn a thorn. And never stop working with horses but find a way to make them mine. I am forever in his debt.
I knew that to exhibit prematurely would be unwise; I had to wait until I had unequivocably found what I was seeking. So I continued with commissioned work while also experimenting. Then out of the blue it came in on the tide. Driftwood. It was like a thunderbolt and I was finally ready to show my work to the world. It was driftwood horses.
The rest is history and for a fuller account you will have to wait for my autobiography. If you can't wait for that try my first book Heather Jansch's Diary a life in the year of... an artists diary, you can buy it online from this site.

segunda-feira, 18 de abril de 2011


A habilidosa pintora francesa ANASTÁSSIA ELIAS, também trabalha com ilustrações e colagens. Suas criações mais instigadoras são os recortes de papel colados em rolinhos de papel higiênco... Quase um "olho mágico" por onde espiamos as várias cenas de sua imaginação... Amei! 

The French painter Anastassia ELIAS, also works with illustrations and collages.Their creations are the instigators of paper cutouts pasted on paper rolls ... Almost a"magic eye"through which peered the various scenes of his imagination ... I love it!

sábado, 16 de abril de 2011

Yulia parte 2

esses são os trabalhos comerciais da Yulia Brodskaya, nem por isso menos bonitos...
Que garota talentosa!!!
abraços a todos
these are the commercial work of Yulia Brodskaya, no less beautiful ...
What a talented girl!
hugs to everyone

quinta-feira, 14 de abril de 2011


neste mundo misterioso da blogosfera temos a chance de conhecer muitas pessoas e trabalhos maravilhosos... Aqui vai uma dica do mundo das artes de Curitiba, Lu Filizolla, conheçam o seu trabalho no blog LUARTE: arte em papel vegetal.
neste post, um trabalho super romântico e delicado! Vale conferir...
Lu, um beijo!!!
abç a todos

this mysterious world of the blogosphere have the chance to meet many wonderfulpeople and work ... Here's a tip, Lu Filizolla, know your blog LUART: arte em papel vegetal.
in the post, this super romantic and delicate work! It is worth checking.
Lu, a kiss!
hugs to everyone

terça-feira, 12 de abril de 2011

nikki e amy parte 2

Além dos penteados fantásticos já postados aqui, nikki e amy, também fizeram esta edição de máscaras, criações belíssimas! Essa dupla está de parabéns!!!