Archives for posts tagged ‘mega-famous’

Gordon Matta Clark

Gordon Matta Clark Work from his oeuvre (including Conical Intersect and Office Baroque). “Like his father, the Surrealist painter Roberto Sebastian Matta Echaurren, Gordon Matta-Clark studied to be an architect. While it never became his profession, architecture—with its inextricable relationship to private and public space, urban development and decay—became his medium and subject matter. Using […]

Florian Maier-Aichen

Florian Maier-Aichen Work from his oeuvre. “…the artist continues to sublimate the rigid constraints of conventional landscape photography, contextualizing his imagery according to the constant tension between its specificity and theatricality. Often using elevated perspectives as a starting point, Maier-Aichen reconfigures elements of the landscape into a new kind of formalism. Incorporating the hidden beauty […]

Vik Muniz

Vik Muniz Work from his oeuvre. Lecture on TED Talks. “Here’s the art history quiz for the day: What connects Leonardo da Vinci to Bosco chocolate syrup? Answer: Vik Muniz, an artist who specializes in unlikely means of not quite fooling the eye and calls the results ”photographic delusions.” Mr. Muniz has copied Leonardo’s ”Last […]

Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel

Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel Work from Evidence. Below is a section of Larry Sultan’s (1946-2009) obituary from the New York Times, Larry died yesterday in California. “…In the mid 1970s using a grant and a letter of introduction from the National Endowment for the Arts, Mr. Sultan and Mike Mandel, who had met as […]

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 […]

Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm Work from One Minute Sculptures. “Like Duchamp with his snow shovel, Austrian artist Erwin Wurm can make art with little more than a rubber band, a pickle or some dust. Wurm calls himself a sculptor, though many people might be more inclined to call what he does performance, and what viewers usually see […]

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller Works from the The Murder of Crows. “You part two layers of thick red curtains to enter the atrium of Hamburger Bahnhof, where chairs, speakers, and a single table with a gramophone perched on it – all arranged in a circle – form The Murder of Crows, the new installation […]

John Baldessari

John Baldessari Work from his new book, Pure Beauty. “The combination of film, photography and painting has become one of the key elements in Baldessari’s art. Beginning with his early photo-and-text works from the late 1960s, the exhibition includes his extensive use of found film imagery in the combined photographs of the 1980s, the irregular-shaped […]

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 […]

Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky Work from Urban Mines and Breaking Ground. “Nature transformed through industry is a predominant theme in my work. I set course to intersect with a contemporary view of the great ages of man; from stone, to minerals, oil, transportation, silicon, and so on. To make these ideas visible I search for subjects that […]