Archives for the Month of April, 2013

Ben Alun-Jones

       Ben Alun-Jones Work from One Good Emperor “There were ‘Five Good Emperors’ of ancient Rome – Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. These five men were the most successful of their kind. ‘One Good Emperor’ asks if by mixing and blending their best attributes can we find the greatest Emperor of the Roman […]

Sean Connelly

Sean Connelly Work from A Small Area of Land at ii gallery. “The ii gallery in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, is currently showing architect Sean Connelly’s installation A Small Area of Land (Kaka‘ako Earth Room), a “temporary earth sculpture” made from “32,000 pounds of volcanic soil and coral sand.” The resulting prismatic monolith is 7′ tall, 9′ […]

Marget Long

Marget Long Work from You Were Driftng. “You Were Drifting is a two-channel video installation composed of clips from twenty films that depict the advent of a mirage. The stacked monitors create a secondary mirage effect; the inverted lower monitor “refracts” the scene in the upper monitor. Presence and absence, desire and impossibility, delirium and […]

Brent Watanabe

Brent Watanabe Work from for(){}; “Created by Brent Watanabe, “for(){};”, 2013 includes projection mapped video game on canvas. In for(){}; there is no beginning or end to the game, just collecting and wandering, birthing and consuming, an arbitrary point system rising until your inevitable death and the birth of another generation. Brent describes it as […]

Cameron Martin

Cameron Martin Work from his oeuvre. “Of all the genres one might associate with contemporary artistic practice, landscape painting is low on the list, more closely aligned with the nineteenth century than the twenty-first. In this sense, Cameron Martin’s canvases, apparently photorealistic depictions of nature executed in an icy palette of pale grays and whites, […]

Stefan Bunte

Stefan Bunte Work from Proving Things at Galerie Jean Rochdard. “The work proving things deals with the search for traces as a method. By creating various experimental setups in the form of images and objects, Steffen Bunte addresses the topic of exploring structure and shapes. The work also draws on rearrangement and restructuring of already […]

Marius Watz

  Marius Watz Work from his oeuvre “Marius Watz (NO) is an artist working with visual abstraction through generative software processes. His work focuses on the synthesis of form as the product of parametric behaviors. He is known for hard-edged geometrical forms and vivid colors, with outputs ranging from pure software works to public projections […]

Extreme Environments and Future Landscapes

  Extreme Environments and Future Landscapes “Finally back from the seven day expedition and research in Svalbard, where we received lectures by the municipality on Longyearbyen’s past and present , by LPO architects to understand the challenges of building on frozen (and now slowly melting) tundra, by UNIS, the university centre in Svalbard on the […]

Gaylen Gerber

Gaylen Gerber Work from his oeuvre. “Gerber typically focuses on the normative aspects of visual language: the way we, as part of a shared culture, accept certain forms, colors and situations as institutional, or we take them for granted as impartial common ground. These visual norms act as grounds for all other forms of expression […]

Javier Fresneda

Javier Fresneda Work from Future Studies. “Looking at the works of Javier Fresneda, we see drawings; three-dimensional renderings, models; photographs; sculptures, and web pages. What gives him the right to partake of so many different media? In my view, the answer lies in his unconventional way of thinking, in which the medium is subordinate to […]