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Slinkachu

Little People – A tiny street art project.
Little hand painted people, left in London to fend for themselves.

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Slinkachu.
Slinkachu.
Slinkachu.

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December 21, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Iván Navarro

New York based, Chilean artist Iván Navarro incorporates fluorescent tubes into installations, furniture and random subjects. Ironically, behind his brightly lit works are dark subtexts ranging from capital punishment to the reign of Pinochet.

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July 8, 2010 at 11:46 am

Sébastian Preschoux

Works of ink with detail view.

Nocturne installations.

Exhibitions: Berlin & France.

Sébastian Preschoux, 35 years old, is a self-taught French graphic designer and artist. He designs and creates all ink drawings based on Spirograph, thread tensions and acrylic paints.

With his work, Sébastian tries to realize shapes with traditional materials and tools that computer can realize within seconds – with reference to this, he calls himself [hu] Man vs Machine.

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May 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm

UVA for Y-3

United Visual Artists created a light installation for Y-3’s Fall 2010 show as part of New York Fashion Week. A white monolith of light created a void out of which the models emerged. Using white lasers, UVA built an illusion of architectural forms that defined the catwalk area, shifting in shape and composition over the course of the show.

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Founded by Chris Bird, Matt Clark and Ash Nehru in 2003, United Visual Artists (UVA) is a London based art & design practice.

Their work spans architectural and responsive installations, live performance and public art. Research and development is core to their process enabling them to constantly explore new fields as well as re-examine more established ones.

UVA’s work is about social experience, turning the audience into active participants. The relationship between space, the performer and the audience is at the heart of UVA’s practice.

They created The V&A and Sony PlayStation commission ‘Volume’ which was the first major commission for the museum’s John Madejski Garden and the work is currently touring internationally. ‘Volume’ won the D&AD yellow pencil in 2007 for interactive installation and featured in the ‘Designs of The Year 2008’ show at the Design Museum, London.

In 2008 they were shortlisted for the Darwin bicentenary commission at the Natural History Museum, London. UVA have been selected to create two major new public art commissions for Maple Leaf Square in Toronto, Canada.

[All pictures taken from UVA’s website.]

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May 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Architonic Concept Space III

The latest Architonic Concept Space has been presented at the imm cologne, to great public interest. This year, the commission went to Zurich architect and process designer Oskar Zieta, who, together with the ITA Institute of the ETH Zurich, developed a new process whereby metal panels, cut into shapes and welded, are inflated under high pressure, forming three-dimensional elements.

For Zieta, the commision offered the opportunity to use this so-called FiDU (Freie InnenDruck Umformung, or free internal-pressure forming) technology architecturally for the first time, thus showing the process’s far-reaching possibilities for application.

Right up to the physical production phase, the modular structure was subject to modification; FEM (Fine Element Method) was used to simulate and refine it. The final design comprises essentially of an assymetric form, which can be configured in different ways. The identitical 3.2-metre high modules can be linked in different positions, next to or on top of each other, thereby creating seemingly random spaces – ordered disorder.

You don’t need a trained eye to see that the modular parts differ slightly. The soft creases indicate the extraordinary production process and leads to the viewer’s astonishment, having thought up to that point that what they were looking at was a piece of solid, moulded metal. Within certain parameters, FiDU is extremely precise; each uncertainty is controlled. These planned vagaries ultimately lend the structure its liveliness.

Oskar Zieta explains: The use of sheet metal is associated above all with the car industry. There, it’s pressed in a highly precise, very expensive tool and each piece is identitical to the next. But it’s only because you’ve got several tons on the go that you’re able to achieve this exact deformation. With the FiDU process, we don’t use a special, purpose-built tool, but rather work with the deformative property that the material offers. We factor in a certain uncertainty, because each piece of flat metal, in spite of its identical cut-out shape, takes on a slightly different final form.”

The Architonic Concept Space III was also exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.

[Source: Architonic]

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March 10, 2010 at 1:07 am

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay in 1954 and has lived in London since the early 70’s when he studied at Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art Design.

Over the past twenty years he has exhibited extensively in London and all over the world. His solo shows have included venues such as Kunsthalle Basel, Tate Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London, Reina Sofia in Madrid, CAPC in Bordeaux and most recently Haus der Kunst in Munich. He has also participated internationally in many group shows including the Whitechapel Art Gallery, The Royal Academy and Serpentine Gallery in London, Documenta IX in Kassel, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Jeu de Paume and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

Anish Kapoor was awarded the ‘Premio Duemila’ at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the Turner Prize Award in 1991 and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the London Institute in 1997 and a CBE in 2003. He is represented by the Lisson Gallery, London, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York and Galleria Continua and Galleria Massimo Minini, Italy.

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December 1, 2009 at 6:50 pm

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Social abstractions

Mauro Perucchetti’s work unites Pop aesthetics with social comment, addressing some of the most pressing issues of today. He is an artist who is connected and has his finger on the pulse of contemporary society.

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October 25, 2009 at 3:15 pm

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