bofransson:

Summer Night in Studenterlunden
Edvard Munch - 1904

bofransson:

Summer Night in Studenterlunden

Edvard Munch - 1904

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asylum-art:

Tolerance”, 2013 White Bronze
"Do you love me",  2013  White Bronze
"Praying for time", 2012
"You gently ripped me to shreds",  2013
"We Fit Together like Fingers Making a Fist," 2013
 ”In God we Trust”, 2011”
"Restless Violence", 2011
"I want to shelter you", 2013
"I left to remain incomplete" ,2010
Flag #10,  2008

Reworking traditional materials into contemporary textiles, Sara Rahbar mines her Iranian-American cultural heritage to explore issues of memory, identity, and dislocation. Born in Tehran, Rahbar and her family were forced to leave during the upheaval in the country following the Iranian revolution. Rahbar’s flag series (2005–11)—collaged textile incarnations of American and Iranian flags that include fragments of fabrics, carpets, and fringes—has gained her international recognition. “I began as a painter,” she has said, “and I still feel like a painter—only now it’s with textiles.” For her “War Series” (2008–10), she created collages with military paraphernalia such as holsters, bullets, and water canteens. Rahbar has also produced sculpture and photography.

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asylum-art:

Barbara Tosatto: Theatrical Paintings Hint at Mythological

Barbara Tosatto ThemesSwiss painter Barbara Tosatto’s work takes cues from the storied and symbolic. Most of her pieces focus on a solitary figure, transplanted in some vacant background, isolated from indicators of time or setting. These figures are human, but disrupted — bound in sheets and gauzy veils, or weighed down with ropes or chains. With titles like “The Tyranny of Doubt” or “The Truce” it’s hard not to see the pieces as portraits of mythological characters, embodying some archetypal human ability or curse. Mostly depicted with their faces obscured, or contorted from some type of bondage, the figures’ entrapment seems more tragic in their desolate surroundings, offering no alternative to the struggle. But their situation is still somehow noble, if seen as shouldering the weight of humanity’s conditions.

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asylum-art:

CHEN XIAOYUN  Sculpture  Twenty-one Poems of Lenin, 2014 ShanghART Gallery, 香格纳画廊 Shanghai

With sculpture as its main line, the exhibition unfolds from a virtual proposition, Twenty-one Poems of Lenin. Twenty-one Poems originates from a non-ideological tale, in the end of which, a shepherd speaks to a cuboid: “I have made up my mind to be a silent object.”
Works presented here follow Chen Xiaoyun’s poetic narrative style, and extend from the most basic geometrical shapes to a strongly correlated metaphysical site, a mini animistic fairy tale, a portable utopian illusion. Meanwhile, in addition to his usual practice of photography and painting, Chen Xiaoyun adds sculpture to the exhibition, enhancing the depth of the theme and engendering a ritual sense.
Chen Xiaoyun was born in 1971 in Hubei province. Now works and lives in Beijin.

1. 2. 3. The Absurd of Reality Is That You Are Becoming a Part of the World You Disgust, and You Are Unable to Talk About Beauty Without Taboos
Sculpture
Bronze, marble

4. Take One Step with Left Leg, Get Closer to the Gift Left by Death
Sculpture
Bronze, marble

5..The Thorny Road of Food Digestion
Sculpture
Bronze

6. A Scientist Gently Picks up Elements Representing Five Faiths, and Eulogize the Unsuccessful Experiment
Sculpture
Brass, marble

7.8. Super Form Monument No. One
Sculpture
Bronze, marble

9. The Most Inconsequential Vagueness Under Two Kinds of Pressing Realities
Sculpture
Bronze, steel rail




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feelthestreets:

Sweet Toof
Hackney, East London.

feelthestreets:

Sweet Toof

Hackney, East London.

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roomonfiredesign:

Pawson House, London, 1999.

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pikeys:

William Miller - Ruined Polaroids (2011)

"These pictures are taken with a camera that is, by most definitions, broken: an old Polaroid SX-70 camera.  With its first use I realized the camera wasn’t functioning properly. It sometimes spills out 2 pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling them in unpredictable ways. The image as it is exposed within the camera becomes pulled and stressed by these violent mechanisms, often to abstraction. Each one is determined by the idiosyncrasies of the film and the camera.

This project, Ruined Polaroids, is an unintended exploration into the 3-dimensional physical character of an antiquated photographic medium that touches on subjects such as the nature of chance, destruction and what constitutes a photograph.”

- Artists’ Statement on Ruined Polaroids

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