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Walter De Maria

Any good work of art should have at least ten meanings.
—Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria was one of the leading protagonists of the 1960s and 1970s American art scene and a key figure of the Earthworks movement.  He worked in genres such as Land art, Conceptual Art and Minimal art.  He studied music and performed as a percussionist in jazz and as a drummer for the rock group The Primitives, which later evolved into The Velvet Underground.  Perhaps best known for large-scale outdoor works that often involved simple ideas rendered in grand ways: his Earth Room in New York City, and The Lightning Field in New Mexico are two well known examples.

Walter De Maria, The New York Earth Room, 1977.  Via Dia Art Foundation ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria,  The New York Earth Room, 1977 Installation View. Via Surround ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, The New York Earth Room, 1977. Via Gagosian ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, The Lighting Field, 1977, Photo by John Cliett Via Gagosian ©Walter De Maria

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Walter De Maria, Lightning Field, 1977,  Photo by John Cliett ©Walter De Maria

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Walter De Maria, Beds of Spikes, 1968–1969,  Via Kunstmuseum Basel ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, Original spike from the first Bed of Spikes, 1968 ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, The 2000 Sculpture, 1992.  Via LACMA ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, The 2000 Sculpture, 1992, Details  ©Walter De Maria

Walter de Maria,  The Broken Kilometer, 1979 Via Dia Art Foundation  ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, One Mile Long Drawing, 1968, De Maria drew two parallel lines of chalk across the floor of the Mojave desert. Eeach stretched a mile.  @ Walter De Maria

Art by Telephone, 1967 - Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, Art by Telephone, 1967. @ Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, Time/Timeless/No Time by Schneckenhausmann

Walter De Maria, Time/Timeless/No Time, 2004, in situ at the Chichu Art Museum. Photo by Schneckenhausmann @ Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

Walter De Maria, Truth/Beauty Series, 1993-2016, Via Gagosian

Walter De Maria, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

Walter De Maria, Truth/Beauty Series, 1993-2016, Detail Via Gagosian 

 

 

Sandy Skoglund

Sandy Skoglund is an American photographer and installation artist. She creates surrealist images by building elaborate sets, furnishing them with carefully selected colored furniture and other objects, a process of which takes her months to complete. Finally, she photographs the set, complete with actors. The works are characterized by an overwhelming amount of one object and either bright, contrasting colors or a monochromatic color scheme.

THE COLD WAR 1999 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

SHIMMERING MADNESS 1998 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

WALKING ON EGGSHELLS 1997 Copyright Sandy Skoglund 

 

CATS IN PARIS 1993 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

BODY LIMITS 1992 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

GATHERING PARADISE 1991 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

SQUIRRELS AT THE DRIVE-IN 1991 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

THE GREEN HOUSE 1989 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

MAYBE BABY 1983 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

REVENGE OF THE GOLDFISH 1981 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

All images copyright of the artist: http://www.sandyskoglund.com/

Borederlife

Milan artist Biancoshock has turned abandoned manholes of Lodi, Italy into cozy minuscule homes. These secret rooms complete with wallpaper, shower unit, kitchen utensils and hanging artwork.   This installation, entitled “Borderlife” is the artist’s effort to draw attention to the extreme living condition many people are forced to endure. An example of inspiration is Bucharest, after the fall of Romania’s communist party in 1989, over 600 people now living underground in the city’s sewer system.

If some problems can not be avoided, make them comfortable.” – Biancoshock

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Image Courtesy @ http://www.biancoshock.com/

 

 

 

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner (American, b. 1942) is a central figure of Post-Minimalism conceptual art, a movement that emphasizes the artist’s idea as the work of art over its material and aesthetic existence as an object. Though he is perhaps best-known for typographic wall installations, which he has produced since the 1970s, Weiner’s oeuvre encompasses many media, including sculpture, performance art and video art.

Cycle of Ten Wall Text Works by Lawrence Weiner, 1988 © Lawrence Weiner

1988 © Lawrence Weiner

Shot To Hell, 1996 © Lawrence Weiner

Without A Structure 2009 at Micheline Szwajcer © Lawrence Weiner

 

 

Poised Between Dissolution & Resolution At the Present Time,2007 © Lawrence Weiner

Lo and Behold: Pearls and Pigs, 2006 © Lawrence Weiner

In Direct Line With Another & The Next, 2000. © Lawrence Weiner

STASIS AS TO VECTOR ALL IN DUE CORSE, 2012 © Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner’s exhibition named “With a Realm of Distance” is now showing at Blenhaim Palace until 20th December 2015.

 

 

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

Ryoji Ikeda – data.path

Ryoji Ikeda, is a Paris based Japanese electronic composers and visual artist. Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound and creates visuals using light, elaborately orchestrating sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.

Ryoji Ikeda :: data.path, 26 SEP 2013 – 5 JAN 2014, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, ES from ryoji ikeda studio on Vimeo.

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/