Archives for posts tagged ‘art history’

Adam Schreiber

Adam Schreiber Work from his oeuvre. “Adam Schreiber draws much of his imagery and inspiration from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, a library and museum dedicated to the humanities. There, he has photographed cultural artifacts ranging from the first known photograph taken in 1826 to a variety […]

Lisa Oppenheim

Lisa Oppenheim Work from Killed Negatives, After Walker Evans. “Lisa Oppenheim’s work constitutes an archaeology of visual culture. She brings the hidden, under-appreciated and repressed into view, and in the process reveals an ordering of things that goes beyond our commonplace responses. Her work ranges from damaged negatives from early 20th century news stories, personal […]

Michael Demers

Michael Demers Work from Color Field Paintings (Browser), Date Paintings, and Every Despot I’ve Ever Known. Generate a color field painting here. “Color Field Painting (‘Where,’ after Morris Louis) consists of a series of vertical browser windows that appear consecutively across the screen from left to right. Each browser is set to 800 pixels high, […]

Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell Work from his oeuvre. “Mention Jim Campbell in engineering circles and people will assume you’re talking about one of the leading developers of HDTV. Bring up his name in the art world and the cognoscenti will think you’re discussing the new media pioneer whose ultra-low-resolution LED screens reduce loops of video to the […]

Nick van Woert

Nick van Woert Work from his oeuvre. “Van Woert, on the other hand, addresses classical sculpture through his totemic works, which feature busts of Franz Schubert or David and, in the case of “New Order,” Ionic proportions. However, where one might expect classical materials, van Woert favors a kind of Home Depot aesthetic, employing insulation […]

Maurizio Anzeri

Maurizio Anzeri Work from his oeuvre. “Embroidery never seemed as dark and suggestive as in the art of London-based Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri. In his meticulous work, he transforms old discarded family photographs into three-dimensional objects with intense psychological evocations. “The intimate human action of embroidery is a ritual of making and reshaping stories and […]

Joan Fontcuberta

Joan Fontcuberta Work from Landscapes Without Memory. There is also a great review here. “Rather than venturing out into nature, Joan Fontcuberta creates plausible, even spectacular landscapes using Terragen, a computer program originally created for military and scientific uses that turns maps into images of three-dimensional terrain. For these three works, Fontcuberta scanned details of […]

Abe Linkoln, et al.

Abe Linkoln Work from Screenfull, Universal Acid and Disco-nnect. “A trippy pixelated skull and a playlist of warped samples greet visitors to, the collaborative blog by artists Abe Linkoln (USA) and jimpunk (France). If you like noise bands, dial-up (their browser-slowing tricks tend to frustrate navigation), or the endurance tropes of experimental work, you’ll […]

Lucia Ganieva

Lucia Ganieva Work from Attendants of Hermitage and Factory. Attendants of Hermitage is a series of portraits of docents from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg with their favorite work of art. Factory – “A series of photographs made in a textile factory in the town of Ivanovo, some 275 km north-east of Moscow. The […]

Nathan Baker

Nathan Baker Work from Seminal. Spend some time on Baker’s website, he has a wealth of great projects. “‘Seminal’ critically examines the dynamic between mass media production and pop culture internalization. The work operates under the assumption that through its dependance on mass media, the contemporary ideal of pop culture has abandoned content through its […]