Mitt Romney’s Space Dream

20 06 2016

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The architecture of smoke

1 03 2016

Architecture of Smoke

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

19 11 2014

Hundertwasser’s original and unruly artistic vision expressed itself in pictorial art, environmentalism, philosophy, and design of facades, postage stamps, flags, and clothing (among other areas). The common themes in his work utilised bright colours, organic forms, a reconciliation of humans with nature, and a strong individualism, rejecting straight lines.

He was fascinated by spirals, and called straight lines “godless and immoral” and “something cowardly drawn with a rule, without thought or feeling”[10] He called his theory of art “transautomatism“, focusing on the experience of the viewer rather than the artist.[11] This was encapsulated by his design of a new flag for New Zealand, which incorporated the image of the Koru a spiral shape based on the image of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace according to the Māori people.

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Lovers at home

21 02 2014

Our brains are like subway stations where ideas rush through. Sometimes stopping.

In this piece I saw the residents of the house being broken down/ or made up of the geometric lines in the house, the furniture, the wiring, the rafters, the plumbing.

Lovers at home

Adalberto Ortiz

24 07 2013

What is attractive is the simplicity. And then the nostalgia. Without too much sentimentality. What is not there? People. Its very odd. So the stories Adalberto Ortiz tells are about buildings.

I am primarily interested in line, geometric shapes, and surface textures—often arranged in simple formal compositions. My work sometimes depicts images that consist of flat abstract shapes in representational environments. I like to play with flat surface shapes that imply depth and distance through line.

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Mara Kurtz

30 06 2013

Mara Kurtz runs her own design school. She also has a blog that you might find interesting. I like some of her collage work. There is a feel of the ‘Cleavers do cubism’ about them. Although they use some of the tools of the more political/critical collages about them, they are not critical of the American experience. In fact they almost seem neutral toward Amercan culture.

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Nathan Walsh

14 05 2013

“I deal exclusively with the urban landscape and aim to present a painted world which in some ways resembles the world we live in. I am fascinated by the city, it’s visual complexity and constant state of flux. The act of painting is an attempt fix this information and give vision to our experience of living within it.”

So says Nathan Walsh. His paintings have the detail of precision. His paintings are not stories. The object of his affection are the buildings and streets. Not the people. And they are marvelous to look at.

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