Thursday, October 25, 2012

Painting Math

If you're like me, the name Bernar Venet brings to mind some fantastic sculpture (including a recent show at Versailles). So it was interesting to find out that he did these paintings of mathematical equations. This image is from LuxArtAsia where you'll find more images and an interview.

Visit his Website and you'll be well rewarded for snooping around.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Aboriginal Infinity Nets

There's an interesting Post over at Hyperallergic about Aboriginal abstract art not being Modernistic. It's a very good read and might also help to expand your visual vocabulary. Visit Gallery Savah to see more Aboriginal Art and you'll also notice that a couple of the Pwerle girls use a technique similar to Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Nets. At any rate, isn't there such a thing as intellectual representation and wouldn't that void the thought that Modernist Art and Aboriginal Art are different ?

Image is from Gallery Savah.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Good Ride

I've seen my share of "trick" skateboard videos and they're all nice enough, but this particular film really caught my eye. It's what you might call a "slow" burner. If you'll just relax for a minute (actually a bit over 5 minutes) and let this video take you, it won't be long till you're really appreciating this young man's skills. This has a very authentic feel to it.

Found this on Freunde von Freunden.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Scribbled Paintings

James Hoff is not the first and certainly not the last artist to scribble "like a child", with oil paint on canvas. There's a grand tradition of "letting loose", all in the pursuit of abstraction. Whether you like or appreciate this genre or not, this is something that a lot of artists try their hand at on the journey towards their own personal style.

Image is from VI, VII.