I was hoping to make it through New York this month so I could see Yuken Teruya’s The Simple Truth at Josée Bievenu Gallery. I’m not going to get down to the city in time, but I enjoyed reading this article about the show:
Beautiful work, and inspiring.
A Jaume Plensa quote I read last summer, on why he uses faces in his art:
For me, a face is not a reproduction of someone, it is a way of talking about the artist. The face is also a gift for others, one part of our body that we cannot see naturally. I am interested in the relationship between body and soul, and the way, as they say, the face is a portrait of a soul.
from Crown Fountain’s Creator adds pieces for 10th anniversary, by Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune, Arts & Entertainment, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The context of the quote was Plensa discussing his work in Millennium Park, Crown Fountain and the new sculptures (including Looking Into My Dreams, Awilda) which were installed for the park’s 10th anniversary.
2009 was a good year. I landed a decent job, my freelance work really began to take off, I moved to a much better apartment, and I made some good friends in my new neighborhood. It really struck me how well things have been going on New Year’s Eve in New York, when I was asked what my New Year’s resolutions were going to be, and the only one I could think of was to make more art.
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Japan, you have done it again. You took a dream I’ve had, and made it into a multimedia art installation rave party. Mad props, 日本！
PingMag has more information on this ridiculous party in Izu, Shizuoka. Seriously, I enjoyed going clubbing in Tokyo, but this trumps everything I’ve seen! (And yes, dancing to electronica in the middle of an audiovisual light installation is a real, honest-to-god dream I’ve had this summer…)
I like illustration. I love sculpture. The book art Web Urbanist highlighted today has the best of both worlds.
Case in point, via a link from Ragtag and Whimsy:
This series (two other images go with the one above) is my favorite work from the Web Urbanist post. These images were created by the Czech agency Kaspen for a Prague bookstore.