ONE Music Fest was - as usual - very dope!
You know who showed up + slayed left + right without first asking for permission tonight at #OMF2014? MONSIEUR KENDRICK L. DUCKWORTH - best known to us mere mortals as one Kendrick Lamar. Best set of the night, though everyone I saw was great today! I took some video + am continuing on this photo journey (cut his hand off, I know; unfortunate timing/framing), so I will share all dat, shorty, all dat later. Very fun day today! I was happy to see many of my friends! 😄
PLEASE READ THE TEXT, ( after the captions).
1. Crowned Vessel 12-Ceramic and semi-matte gold plated brass
2. Crowned Vessel 14 (detail), 2013-Ceramic and semi-matte gold plated brass
3. Crowned Vessel 2, 2013-Ceramic and semi-matte gold plated brass
4.5. Crowned Cupula 32, 2014-1,300 figures in zamac with gold semi-matte patina, steel and acrylic base
6. Crowned Vessel 29, 2013-Ceramic and semi - matte gold plated brass
7.Crowned Vessel 28, 2013-Ceramic and semi-matte silver plated brass and matte acrylic cover
8. Crowned Vessel .26, 2013-Ceramic and semi-matte silver plated brass and matte acrylic cover
The exhibition is a result of a workshop conducted in 2013 in the neighborhood of Getsemani, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where the artist is originally from. The project focuses on the experiences of 100 women between the ages of 18 and 72, who have been victims of domestic violence. HÁLITO DIVINO - DIVINE BREATH uses pain and trauma to create and express, restore and heal.
At the beginning of the workshop, each participant chose one of 100 white pots arranged for them. They then exhaled their pain inside the pot, as an intimate and individual exercise that culminated the experience of breath as a force of life. At the end, the pots were sealed and marked with the initials of each participant, a symbolic gesture to encapsulate their pain. Each of them was given the figure of a woman, cast using the ancestral lost-wax technique, as an amulet, a token symbolizing her participation.
The exhibition reflects the three phases of the project: photographs of the white pots used in the workshop, black pots representing a stage of mourning, and 32 pots of different sizes crowned by delicate gold metalwork resembling the amulets the women received as a symbol of their rebirth.
Ruby Rumié has continued her questioning of the artist’s commitment to society, putting herself in a position where she deeply assimilates the information given by her interviewees, and looking for a creative way of managing social and psychological issues. The whole experience included interdisciplinary round tables that dealt with this issue.
Born in Cartagena de Indias, Ruby Rumié studied in the School of Fine Arts of Cartagena de Indias. She has held major exhibitions in Colombia: Bogotá, Barranquilla, Cartagena; Santiago de Chile; Miami; New York; Washington D.C.; Rouen; Paris. Rumié recently participated in the international section of the First Biennial of Contemporary Art, Cartagena de Indias. She currently lives and works in Cartagena, Colombia and Santiago, Chile.
DragonCon was amazing again this year!
You can read my write-up for V-103/CBS Radio Atlanta in the link above.
Igor Morski ’s Surreal Magical World
Artist Igor Morski takes us to his dream world by creating unbelievable surreal illustations. Morski has created many wonderful and spectacular surrealistic illustrations. He is known and celebrated for his huge imagination and creativity, for being able to bring to life such interesting situations.
Arhitectural Hand Drawings by Rafael Araujo
When it comes to architectural drawings, computer-aided design software is being used and due to this, hand-drawn art seems to begin to lose. The venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo show us that no matter how impressive the technology, nothing can match the expressiveness of hand-drawings.
His series of architectural style drawings entitled ‘Calculation’ are done with pencil and pen and seem to try to give an answer to the question “Is the Universe actually made of math?”. Araujo creates complex fields of three dimensional space where he renders the motion and mathematical brilliance of nature with a pencil, ruler and protractor. The trajectories of a butterfly fly or the logarithmic spirals of shells are beautifully illustrated by Araujo, who`s remarkable skills seem to resurrect the art of hand-drawing.
Araujo`s illustrations appear to be drawn from Da Vinci’s sketchbooks, showing us that our reality isn`t just described by mathematics, it is mathematics.
How to make clouds indoors: The art of Berndnaut Smilde
Of course, recreating a cloud and all the physical elements that go along with it is an act that requires meticulous planning entailing carefully controlling the temperature and humidity levels of the room, constantly moistening the air inside it and adjusting the lighting to create a dramatic and realistic effect. When the room conditions are ideal, a fog machine unleashes a dense mist that appears heavy and damp, just like a real life raincloud. Floating proudly in the middle of the oddest of spaces, they last for only a few brief moments before dissipating into thin air.
In fact, very few people have actually seen Berndnaut Smilde's work in person. As short-lived as a summer storm, his whimsical clouds live only to exist in photographic form. Somewhere in-between reality and representation, the beauty of a fleeting haze is captured on a print that becomes the only medium to prove that they ever in fact existed. Building on awe and disbelief, it is this highly ephemeral nature of theirs that makes them so special, as if they were another urban myth that one has yet to witness but still fervently believes.