I have been researching robots...classic toys to modern machines. Tatsuya Matsui has some amazing work.
Here are a few pictures from two show openings in February. One was at the Mint Gallery: The Ladykiller and Maneater Show, the other was at the WonderRoot Center: Femme Fatale/Film Noir. Forgive me for the crappy quality of the photos, I only had my bad camera on me! My favorite part is seeing everyone's different interpretations of a theme and every artist's different style.
As Takashi Murakami states his art, “questions the lines drawn between East and West, past and present, high art and popular culture.”
It has for a some time been in my artist statement that I seek exploration in the blurring lines of “what is,” and “what is not art”, the blurring lines between,”lowbrow,” and “fine art.” It was not so long ago that the art world did not appreciate or even acknowledge the existence of non-Western art, what we call, “folk art/self-taught,” as even being a consideration to be called “fine art.” The “Gee’s Bend” quilt collection is an example of this. But oh how the attractive arrangements of geometric shapes remind us of Modern Abstract art, and how on earth could they have accomplished such a thing being from an isolated community…etc. The art world ate it up and gave the works its’ fifteen minutes of long overdue fame. But how we did not appreciate such crafts in the past, yet they are part of our history. And not made for aesthetic value but survival. What kind of art will we make in this time that serves a purpose just as functional as it is beautiful in form…reminds me of this http://www.kiang-gallery.com/artists/xing/09.html
Anyway, enough about my rant….
Check out this postcard project and Flocking101's artwork! I have the one about Old Royalty in Siam/and Thailand. I first got acquainted with Flocking101's work from a previous worldwide postcard exchange we did last summer.
Currently working on the 7th painting in my series! But I do have time to share some great things:
I’m really loving this site:
All of the artists are boundary pushers and their work really speaks to me. Most are NSFW!!!
Some of my favorite artists are Justine Lai, Roberto Mola http://artwork.glowlab.com/collections/roberto-molla, Noumeda, Chris RWK http://artists.gawker.com/5336286/chris-rwk
Tonight I noticed the differences between a 1998 and a 2009 penny. I thought, “Who designed this!!” Wait a minute, is Lincoln looking pretty hot, almost resembling JFK Jr? What’s with those buff arms? Is he reading sitting on a log? WTF is going on! Looks like I was not the only one who is also baffled.
“New Penny Designs Make No Cents,” (haha get it) http://www.fastcompany.com/1553660/new-penny-designs-make-no-cents
Speaking of Lincoln and other past presidents, look up Justine Lai’s, “Join or Die,” series, I won’t post the link as it is definitely NSFW and quite wonderfully obscene.
I leave you now with a link to this http://www.bestweekever.tv/bwe/images/2009/11/Panda-Cage-1.jpg , and inspiration in my new piece!
Now watching: Eric Leiser’s “Imagination.” (really liking this film).
Looking at: David Kesting http://artwork.glowlab.com/collections/david-kesting
Pictures of me when I was a kid: using for inspiration on my new pieces
Since I have deleted my Myspace, I compiled some interesting former blog excerpts.
Here are some goodies I often have gained inspiration from.
Some are just interestingly awesome to look at when you have free time.
Do You Love Crayons?
I got this link from Papercrave's Twitter..
it is awesome!!
Crayon Names and Codes
Here's some other awesome links I have stumbled upon and became addicted
And my newest favorite!
Ephemera Assemblyman (this site is an image collector's dream!)
*Here is a great site with all things cute that featured me earlier this year:
I am so obsessed with anything paper.
I wish I could be as handy with an exacto.
Urban Exploration: Abandoned Buildings
This is a beautiful site with really cool imagery from Russia:
(These abandoned structures are amazing!)If you haven't heard about
Hashima Island or Gunkajima, you should check it out. It is so awesome.
Here is a site with some great pictures of the island and some other good
pictures of an abandoned children's hospital and Pripyat.
My art was featured in Ice Cream People's Blog in the April Section (look for it between Smitten by Stephanie and Jenny Harada!)
Ice Cream People
I was honored to host Mr. Toast on a visit to Atlanta this Summer! We had a lot of fun and did some cool things! Here are the pictures on Dan Goodsell's The World of Mr. Toast Blog! Enjoy!
Mr. Toast Visits Suprachib!
"In particular-i was happy to have seen brandi's work. Hers had leanings creeping beneath them in spirit. Like no others in this show,with an unintentional natural regard for doin', but also significantly shared a feeling with everything in there."
Did you know the art of collecting matches is called Philumeny?
I think anyway...
check this link