JKBFletcher

31 12 2011

The close up. Usually of bugs. Ants. Or viruses. Or an emotion. Anger. Lust. But with Fletcher. It is almost mechanical. As if he has tried to Hollywood the functional. Still life. Like fruit. Make lips and tongues seem… edible.

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Takahiro Kimura

30 12 2011

Takahiro Kimura has a new project. Takahiro is one of my favourite artists. Collage artists. As soon as you see one of his works, you immediately identify it as his. So he has a voice. But not one you grow tired. The opposite. He manages to refresh your enthusiasm. His work is not so much about surprises as it is curiosity. This project is about portraits. I don’t know where he gets his models. Whether they are out of his own camera, imagination, or magazine collection. But they all have a certain quality about them.

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Below is a short video he made. It is very funny.





Rauzier

29 12 2011

I keep getting responses to this sight. I guess because the guy’s work just ‘blows you away’. But you have to go to his sight to get the effect.

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http://www.rauzier-hyperphoto.com/dinard/?lang=en

It is in French. If your French is like my English, just keep clicking on the picks. You’ll get the idea.





El Greco

29 12 2011

When I see an El Greco painting, I think I see Dali. His longated figures remind me of Modigliani. The angels and saints and all the religious paraphernalia of his age (the anti-gravity illusions) remind you of Magritte and the surrealists. And the paintings of crowds remind me of some collage works. And yet he was a figure of the 16th and 17th century. His work must have looked very odd to those people.

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StenLex

29 12 2011

Sometimes you’d like to turn a corner. See one of these minor miracles. A pretty girl. Blind selling flowers. A priest in a frock. Rushing some place. Important. Or one of these lovely sketches that StenLex leave in our towns. I love these people. I love what they stand for. Surprise. Small surprises. A parade of two. Something an old man like myself can handle. They sent me some pix of their most recent stuff.  (I just listened to some work by Bukowski.)

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This is a movie of folks looking at their work.

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H at Behance

28 12 2011

I have a number of my illustrations at Behance. It is a network sight for different artists. Check it out if you are surfing.

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Philippe Jusforgues

28 12 2011

Philippe Jusforgues puts 2 images together and you have a wonderful collage. Simple. Often funny, always interesting. He has a terrific eye. Like Michelangelo inspecting marble. Jusforgues discovers his art inside the rough material of photography. This artist was suggested to me by The Girl In the Hat. And its a joy to browse through this artist’s work.

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Peter Kogler

27 12 2011

I get car sick. Tall building sick. Clouds on a windy day sick. So I have a natural revulsion towards the work of Peter Kogler. Which is not his fault. Its all that motion. There is something very spacy and out of this world about his work. And something very internal. Like he’s messing with our senses. I would like to step into one of his installations and find out what its like. I would of course take a brown bag with me.

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One other thing. It does sort of remind me of lava lamps.





Mati Klarwein

26 12 2011

Mati Klarwein’s surreal paintings have graced a lot of albums, Santana and Miles Davis. His pictures are chocked full of images. Its as if one could get lost in the pictures. One wonders how much ‘drugs’ had to do with his esthetics. I have problems looking at his work. There is a strobe affect that I find irritating. And I constantly have the urge to say ‘far out, man.’

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The Death of Lou Grant

25 12 2011

Nominated for an EPPIE Award. And its free. Laughs, chuckles, rape, and murder.

The Death of Lou Grant

A man is dying in his backyard of a heart attack. He begins to recall his life. Except that it is not his life. It is the life of a fictional character from a popular television situation comedy. And he can’t…