“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
Bill Bass, Imaginary Landscapes (2013)
“In this series titled, Imaginary Landscapes, I examine humanity’s attempt to understand the unknown using the past as a guide. The images are surreal landscapes, created by compiling memories from the past in an effort to construct imagined scenarios of the future.”
Cnjpus Text, Typography Installation (2013)
Ryo Shimizu is an interesting Japanese artist that proudly bends the line between normal and 3D. Shimizu is influenced by Japanese traditions and practices–the relationship between history and modern society and between the self and other people. His work ranges from photography to three-dimensional objects and installations. Be sure to check out more his texts over at his main site, here.
Perfect example of scamps.
“I often draw out concepts before I take them. I think it makes it easier to visualize the composition of the photo. I put together a few of the sketches I did before each photograph, so you can see how the final product compares to the original sketch.”
Spencer Finch - 366, Emily Dickinson’s Miraculous Year (2009)
This work is based on Emily Dickinson in 1862, when she wrote 366 poems in 365 days. It is a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year. The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in a linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours. The colour of each candle matches a colour mentioned in the corresponding poem. For the poems in which no colour is mentioned, the candles are made out of natural paraffin.
Double Face, Surreal Portrait Paintings
Marina Ross is a painter that works out of Brooklyn, New York that blurs the line between portraits and surrealism. Marina has an undoubtedly different perception on the human body, she even goes on to say “A hundred things in a photograph can seem perfectly cohesive but often haphazard in a painting.” The double layered face on these portraits paintings that she employs are very unique. Her latest exhibition is at Greenspoint Gallery in hometown, Brooklyn, New York. Be sure to check out and keep up to date with her latest projects over at her main site, here.