to make a toast to life



massiv3:

so when are we gonna stop pretending beer tastes good

myampgoesto11:

Glass gellages by Michal Macků

Since the end of 1989, Michal Macku has used his own creative technique which he has named “Gellage” (the ligature of collage and gelatin).

The technique consists of transfer the exposed and fixed photographic emulsion from its original base on paper. This transparent and plastic gelatin substance makes it possible to reshape and reform the original images, changing their relationships and endowing them with new meanings during the transfer. The finished work gives a compact image with a fine surface structure. Created on photographic quality paper, each Gellage is a highly durable print eminently suited for collecting and exhibiting.

The laborious technology, which often includes the use of more than one negative per image, makes it impossible to produce absolutely identical prints: Each Gellage is an original work of art. The artist does make at least 12 signed and numbered prints of each image.

Michal Macku talks about his work: “I use the nude human body (mostly my own) in my pictures. Through the photographic process [of Gellage], this concrete human body is compelled to meet with abstract surroundings and distortions. This connection is most exciting for me and helps me to find new levels of humanness in the resulting work.

Michal Macků combines in this work his gellages technique with large format historic photographic processes and state-of-the-art technology to create the 3D glass photographs-objects, so called glass gellages.

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Recommend good music for me! Something dreamy for walks by the lake.

mishakhophoto:

One of my videos will be screened for the 11:11 group show hosted by the Kitchen Space gallery in Logan Square!
If you’re in the Chicago area and want to see video/film/instillation work by over 30+ talented folk, then come check out the two day show between the 30th and 31st of August (11:00 am to 11:00 pm).

mishakhophoto:

One of my videos will be screened for the 11:11 group show hosted by the Kitchen Space gallery in Logan Square!

If you’re in the Chicago area and want to see video/film/instillation work by over 30+ talented folk, then come check out the two day show between the 30th and 31st of August (11:00 am to 11:00 pm).

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Heidi Kirkpatrick

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Another important example of how cruel the art world is. 

Another important example of how cruel the art world is. 

Sometimes, it’s really difficult to write about art. 

Free book box find on the way to z&h cafe this morning.  (at Powell’s Bookstores)

Free book box find on the way to z&h cafe this morning. (at Powell’s Bookstores)

loriartventures:

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Critical Mass Top 50, 2012: Heidi Kirkpatrick

www.heidikirkpatrick.com


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I am ever fascinated by the concept of the photograph as object. Photography establishes an interesting relationship between 2D and 3D art — being two dimensional images of real objects and moments that existed in reality, in some way or another. What I find to be so wonderful about Miss Kirkpatrick’s work is how she has so intuitively — almost whimsically — paired certain film prints with various found objects (toys, books, tins). The prints consist of segments of the female anatomy, body parts that are isolated and abstracted, yet gestural and poetically atmospheric. The textures are tangible, visceral, both physical and visual; such as rust forming inside the lid of a tin, yellowing book pages curled to create a kind of arch, as well as text and illustration textures overlaying the prints. There is a kind of delightful mystery in these works, a sense of playful yet meaningful experimentation. The meaning may be obscured, but the execution is made all the more intriguing, as new associations and relationships form between prints and trinkets.

snicolelane:

Book binding, Truth or Consequences. 

snicolelane:

Book binding, Truth or Consequences

myampgoesto11:

Paintings by Oscar Sancho Nin 

I’m a painter from Spain and I love the beauty of black. For me the color black represents magnetism, power, elegance, and an opacity, which with the contrast of white or other colours emphasize the intensity of form. My paintings are often inspired by the dark and mystery, the past and the contemporarity.

 I work too in color… For me color transmits the soul of a painting, and adds more sense to the themes that I paint. Use of color, contrast and also the composition are never left to fate in my paintings, it´s often very calculated.

 The materials, which I work in, are acrylic on canvas, and I like to paint portraits, enigmatic forms with a mixture of abstraction. For me they are archetypes.

 I never stop experimenting. I like to try with different themes, or different styles, always in evolution; I am not that kind of person that bores of repeating always the same formula. My influences are Goya, Francis Bacon, and Picasso, all the great contemporary masters. Anyway over the influences prevails my own approach. “

 - Oscar Sancho Nin

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Lindy Lee: Conflagrations From the End of Time

paper, fire

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Mamiya polaroid back came just in time for New Mexico residency.