Artist

Jakub Geltner – NEST

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.

Nest 05, Sculpture by the sea, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015

Nest 05, Sculpture by the sea, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015

Nest 05, Sculpture by the sea, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015

Nest 04, Installation on a former elementary school, Sokolov City, 2012

Nest 04, Installation on a former elementary school, Sokolov City, 2012

Nest 03, Installation on skeleton structure of a former KV KSC, Ostrave City, 2011

Nest 03, Installation on skeleton structure of a former KV KSC, Ostrave City, 2011

Nest 03, Installation on skeleton structure of a former KV KSC, Ostrave City, 2011

Nest 02, Installtion on on Church, Libechov City, 2011

Nest 02, Installtion on on Church, Libechov City, 2011

Nest 01, Sculpture on Vltava waterfront, Prague, 2011

Nest 01, Sculpture on Vltava waterfront, Prague, 2011

Nest 01, Sculpture on Vltava waterfront, Prague, 2011

Please visit http://www.geltner.cz/ to see more work buy Jakub Geltner.

All images courtesy @ Jakub Geltner

Francisco Ugarte

I recently discovered this amazing Mexican artist Francisco Ugarte,  lives and works in Guadalajara. Ugarte uses lines, forms, space and light to create beauty and serenity.

Untitled (White Neon), 2009, Neon light

Untitled (Oaxaca), 2009, Black painting and black glass

Untitled (Light Boxes), 2010, 5 light boxes and paper

Paper Sculpture, 2013, Bockingford paper and letter size sheets

Untitled (Objects From the Studio), 2013, Furniture, boxes, desk lamps and wood

I Wish I Could Paint A Beautiful Landscape 7 Times, 2013, Oil and acrylic on canvas

Dialogue (Pencil and Sunlight), 2007, Digital print

Untitled (Process) 1, 2014, Acrylic paint on cardboard

Untitled (Lines Series), 2013, Graphite on paper

Untitled (Black and White Reflections), 2003 Digital prints and clear glass

Self-Portrait (Drawing), 2012, Graphite and charcoal on paper

Untitled (Light Box with Slides), 2014, 108 intervened slides on a light box

ntitled (Projections at Ground Level), 2011, Projectors and slides

Image courtesy @ http://www.franciscougarte.com/

Happy Birthday Wassily Kandinsky

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

Composition VII

Composition VIII

Yellow, Red, Blue

Composition X

To the Unknown Voice

Swinging

Happy Birthday to Henri Rousseau

Today is the 170th  birthday of French painter and Post-Impressionist mastermind, Henri Rousseau. Best known for his fanciful jungle landscapes and primitivist works.

Extraordinarily, Rousseau never actually saw the tropical scenes as he never left France. His exotic jungle paintings are the fantasies of a city dweller.

All images are from Henri Rousseau.net.

Copyright © 2008 – Present http://www.HenriRousseau.net. All Rights Reserved.

Alfons Schilling – Rotationsbilder

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

John Deakin

John Deakin was an English photographer, best known for his work centered around members of Francis Bacon’s Soho inner circle at the legendary private members’ club, The Colony Room.

Francis Bacon, 1952

William Turnbull, 1951

Keith Vaughan, 1951

Barbara Hepworth, 1952

Oliver Bernard, 1952

The Colony Room School. L-R: Timothy Behrens, Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews at Wheeler’s, 1962

George Dyer, 1964

John Deakin: Bruce Bernard, Jeffrey Bernard

Francis Bacon and George Dyer, 1960s

Girl in Cafe, late 1950s

Tony Abbro, Abbro and Varriano, newsagents, Dean Street, Soho, 1961

Roger Mayne, 1957

J.P. Donleavy, 1950s

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.

Images via  The Photographer’s Gallery and  http://www.filmsnotdead.com/