Czech artist Jakub Geltner‘s “Nest” project is a series of sculptures feature CCTV cameras and other surveillance objects installed in public spaces. The project expressing the artist’s interpretation of artificially-infested urban environments.
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Wassily Kandinsky, the father of abstraction, is believed to have had synaesthesia, a harmless condition that allows a person to appreciate sounds, colours or words with two or more senses simultaneously. In Kandinsky’s case, colours and painted marks triggered particular sounds or musical notes and vice versa.
“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” – Wassily Kandinsky
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“I wanted not only that the painter moves, but also the painting“. – Alfons Schillings.
In the 1960’s, the Swiss born, Vienna based painter Schilling, influenced by American “action painting”, became one of the first artists interested in ‘Rotationsbilder’ (spin-paintings); paintings produced on large vertical discs, turning at speeds up to 3 times a second. This technique has been used since by many artists including Damien Hirst.
Alfons Schilling in studio, 1962
Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho, the exhibition currently on show at The Photographer’s Gallery, will give you a glimpse of Soho’s streets and bohemian characters in the 1950s and early 1960s.
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Ted Noten is a Dutch jewellery designer and conceptual artist. Best known for his intricately sculpted accessories, such as a pendent featuring a mouse wearing a small pearl necklace, and his acrylic handbags containing guns. Since 2005, Noten and his design team, Atelier Ted Noten has broadened their repertoire to include other design objects and art installations.
Turbo Princess, the conceptual piece Noten designed in 1995 – a pendant featuring a mouse wearing a pearl necklace encased in acrylic. The piece gained him international notoriety and the iconic ‘Princess mouse has become a recurring theme in his work.
In 2012, Atelier Ted Noten introduced the ‘7 Necessities‘, a collection of essential items for the ‘Modern Woman’. In Noten’s own words: “What does every woman needs in a survival kit, under any imaginable circumstance, in order to ‘be her own man’ without forfeiting her femininity…”.
The 7 objects are crafted in a 3D printer in nylon and hand decorated with precious stones, silver and gold.
Trophy Helmet: The rabbit fur-lined helmet contains tools for finding ‘eternal love’, which includes a radar device and a telescope.
Purse of Wonders: A fold-out purse with whale sperm oil for anti-wrinkles, wedding rings, drug paraphernalia, and a crystal ball to predict the near future.
Dior 002 Gun, The White Edition: This handgun conceals a 4gb thumb drive for snapshots, personal data and corporate secrets; it also hides a Dior lip-gloss, a sparkling diamond, various white pills and other necessities any worldly woman would like to carry with her.
David Hammons is an American conceptual artist working in a variety of media including performance, installation, sculpture and printmaking. Beginning in the 1960s in Los Angeles, and then later in New York, Hammons set a compelling precedent for with his witty approach to infusing art into life and vice versa.
In the famous street performance Bliz-aard Ball Sale (1983). Hammons stood on the street alongside other vendors on Cooper Square, selling his neatly arranged rows of snowballs in different sizes (from XS-XL). In this iconic piece, Hammons draws attention to both the arbitrary nature of the art market and the precarious financial conditions of many working-class New Yorkers.
Lee Miller was one of the most important female photographer of the 20th century. A beautiful fashion model, later became Man Ray’s muse and a surrealist. Lee was also a fearless photojournalist during WWII.