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7 04, 2024

Individual Pinecone Scales Unfurl in Intricate Patterns in Amber Renaye’s Enchanting Reliefs

Por |2024-04-07T15:56:17+02:00abril 7th, 2024|Art, Art & Visual Culture, Design, thisiscolossal|Sin comentarios

All images © Amber Renaye, shared with permission In regions where conifer trees are abundant, the humble pinecone has long held a symbolic role. For Amber Renaye, an interest in these small wonders of nature have led to a remarkable ongoing series of elaborately patterned tondos. Ancient architecture, coats of arms, and sculptures have

7 04, 2024

Densely Heaving Lines Meet at Mountainous Junctures in Lee Hyun Joung’s Paintings

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“Contemplation” (2024), 195 x 130 x 3.5 centimeters. All photos by Nick Verhaeghe, courtesy of Galerie Sept, shared with permission In Ridge Lines, Lee Hyun Joung navigates along the roving meeting point of two adjoining bodies. The artist melds the artistic and aesthetic traditions of her native Korea with those of her adopted home

7 04, 2024

In His Ongoing ‘Descendants’ Series, Drew Gardner Recreates Striking Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers

Por |2024-04-07T15:53:23+02:00abril 7th, 2024|Art, Art & Visual Culture, Design, thisiscolossal|Sin comentarios

Left: Richard Oliver. Right: Jay Miller, descendant of Oliver. All images courtesy of Drew Gardner, shared with permission The idea for Drew Gardner’s series Descendants emerged from a simple observation by his mother: she noticed that Gardner resembled his grandfather. Intrigued by how traits are passed down—not just as physical likeness but the elemental

7 04, 2024

Elaborate Still Lifes Erupt with Vivid Color in Eric Wert’s Oil Paintings

Por |2024-04-07T15:52:18+02:00abril 7th, 2024|Art, Art & Visual Culture, Design, thisiscolossal|Sin comentarios

“Acquiesce” (2021), oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches. All images © Eric Wert, shared with permission “For me, the experience of painting an object reveals just how alien and unknowable it truly is,” says Eric Wert, whose vibrant still lifes seem to glow from within. From decadent bouquets that overflow from their vases

7 04, 2024

Peter Frederiksen Dramatizes the Dark Humor of Classic Cartoons in His Cropped Embroideries

Por |2024-04-07T15:49:57+02:00abril 7th, 2024|Art, Art & Visual Culture, Design, thisiscolossal|Sin comentarios

“The days keep getting longer.” All images © Peter Frederiksen, shared with permission Chicago-based artist Peter Frederiksen (previously) pinpoints the most ridiculous, exaggerated moments in cartoons and animated shows to dramatize them further into absurdity. Cropping a single outlandish action or event, Frederiksen uses free-motion machine embroidery to stitch stylized compositions that, out of

7 04, 2024

In Sand and Stone, Jon Foreman Sculpts Hypnotic Gradients and Organic Motifs

Por |2024-04-07T15:48:34+02:00abril 7th, 2024|Art, Art & Visual Culture, Design, thisiscolossal|Sin comentarios

“Aureus” (2022). All images © Jon Foreman, shared with permission Nature’s subtle irregularities and variations are fodder for Jon Foreman (previously). Using found leaves, stones, and sand, the Wales-based artist assembles swirling gradients and organic motifs that radiate across forest floors and beaches. He precisely arranges each composition by size and color, relying on

7 04, 2024

Thibaut Derien Immortalizes the Aging Facades of France’s Shuttered Shops in Poignant Photographs

Por |2024-04-07T15:45:19+02:00abril 7th, 2024|Art, Art & Visual Culture, Design, thisiscolossal|Sin comentarios

All images © Thibaut Derien, shared with permission Shuttered blinds, peeling paint, and aging doors don’t usually indicate an invitation, but for French photographer Thibaut Derien, the fading facades of long-closed shops are well worth a stop. In his ongoing series J’habite une ville fantôm, which translates to “I live in a ghost city,” he

7 04, 2024

André Schulze Reimagines Traditional Still Life Paintings with Contemporary Pixellated Auras

Por |2024-04-07T15:44:13+02:00abril 7th, 2024|Art, Art & Visual Culture, Design, thisiscolossal|Sin comentarios

“Bouquet No. 17” (2024), oil on vintage painting, 29.5 x 25.5 inches framed. All images © André Shulze, courtesy of Paradigm Gallery + Studio, shared with permission When the paintings that form the foundations of André Schulze’s compositions were made, people likely had never heard of a pixel. The German artist’s elegantly framed revisions

2 04, 2024

Akea Brionne’s Uncanny Rhinestone Tapestries Unsettle Memory and the Familiar

Por |2024-04-02T03:00:04+02:00abril 2nd, 2024|Art, Art & Visual Culture, Design, thisiscolossal|Sin comentarios

“Yakemein.” All images © Akea Brionne, shared with permission Woven into Akea Brionne’s glimmery Afro-surrealist tapestries is an impulse toward sustainability. With a degree in the subject and a practice rooted in research, the Detroit-based artist began considering how to minimize waste while developing photographs. Curbing consumption became a grounding principle that goes beyond

2 04, 2024

Dozens of Ovoids Radiate Colorful Light in teamLab’s Newest Interactive Installation

Por |2024-04-02T00:43:45+02:00abril 2nd, 2024|Art, Art & Visual Culture, Design, thisiscolossal|Sin comentarios

“Resonating Life which Continues to Stand.” All images © teamLab, shared with permission Tokyo-based international art collective teamLab (previously) returns with another interactive exhibition titled teamLab: Continuous, this time taking the experience outdoors. Sitting among the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, “Resonating Life which Continues to Stand” is an abundance of egg-shaped structures

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