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Archive for the ‘Contemporary’ Category

Lucian Freud deceased july 21, 2011

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

It is sad to hear that painter Lucian Freud died july 21. He is known for his monumental and intense portraits. Freud painted nude figures with an often aggressive realism.

Raqib Shaw – Garden of Earthly Delights III

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Raqib Shaw

Raqib Shaw – Garden of Earthly Delights III
10′ x 15′ (305 x 457 cm)

“The Garden of Earthly Delights III” by Raqib Shaw, born in India in 1974, was shown last year at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and had a high value of 600,000 pounds from Sotheby’s. It sold at four times its top estimate, taking 2.4 million pounds pre-commission and setting a record for the artist, whose collectors include hedge-fund managers. His previous auction record was $144,000.

This work was inspired by The Garden of Earthly Delights by the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch.

Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano – Railway Track Art

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano – Railway Track Art, originally uploaded by artinthepicture.com.

What a strange sight: Blue lines covering everything from the floor to the walls and all over the ceiling. If you look close enough at these gigantic blue roots, you realise that it’s all made of plastic rails, more precisely, of blue plastic toy rails we used to play with as kids! And if you look at the patterns longer, you recognise model stations and mountains alongside the rail tracks – one big diorama. You’d eventually find a pinhole-sized goat on top of the model mountain! Paramodel are Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano, an artist duo from Eastern Osaka, and they unfold such 3D, graffiti-like patterns on any surface: not only on the white walls of a gallery or the floors of a back-street factory, they extend their haptic art all over a Japanese onsen tub and don’t stop with even covering the water surface of a pond.

NGA National Indigenous Art Triennial 07

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

NGA National Indigenous Art Triennial 07, originally uploaded by The Shopping Sherpa.

Strange how the perception of the photo in the middle now is completely different. This is not what the artist intended, but -to me- it adds something.

Tom Dixon – Opalescent lights

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Opalescent lights, originally uploaded by Kim Eriksson.

Pretty impressive this art installation by Tom Dixon. 500 “Blow Lights” to draw the attention to more efficient lights. And in the same breath congratulations to Al Gore for winning the Nobel Prize for Peace. That’ll be something his former opponent for the presidency of the USA will never win.

Arne Quinze – Cityscape

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

This art project by the Belgian artist Arne Quinze can be seen in Brussels (Belgium). Not only has Arne Quinze provided us with this explanatory video, but you can check out the offical photo page of Cityscape and the unofficial Flickr page as well. If you wish you can also check out the work of his design studio Quinze & Milan. And oh yes if you wondered, he is sponsored by Mini.

Jean-Michel Folon – Flying

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Jean-Michel Folon

Jean-Michel Folon

Jean-Michel Folon – Vliegen (Flying)
Bronze statue

My last piece of Brussels Airport art. It was hidden behind some ugly internet café, but the view in the other direction was a little bit better.

Christian Silvain – The Youth

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Christian Silvain

Christian Silvain – The Youth
Oil on Canvas
Exhibited in Brussels National Airport ‘September 2007′

Yep, it’s been so quiet here as I was on a holiday. But I’m back now.

Damien Hirst – Shark Tank

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Damien Hirst in Lego

In Lego. Here’s the original “Shark Tank“.

Thanks to the Little Artists at the Walker Art Gallery.

Ron Mueck

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck

If you’d like to know more about Ron Mueck, here’s a great video about his life & work.