05.03.15 by Jeff

Bookshelf: Strange Plants II

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Independent publishing house Zioxla has just announced the publication of Strange Plants II, the second book in a series that celebrates plants in contemporary art. The book features the work of 30 artists, including: Friedrich Kunath, Rosson Crow, Troels Carlsen, Eric Yahnker, Nina Chanel Abney, Erin M. Riley, Brian Scott Campbell, HuskMitNavn, Casey Gray and Matt Leines all drew an unusual plant in their own style.

Also featured are artists who incorporate plants into their work in unique ways: Allison Schulnik, Misha Hollenbach, Francesca DiMattio, Zin Taylor, Katarina Janeckova, Stills & Strokes and Ren Hang. Take a look at more spreads from the  book below.

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04.03.15 by Jeff

Brazilian Artist Duo Bicicleta Sem Freio

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Tomorrow night JustKids presents the Brazilian artist duo known as Bicicleta Sem Freio’s first-ever show in London. See more of the works below.

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04.03.15 by Jeff

Ring Box Dioramas by artist Talwst

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Beautiful little dioramas built inside of ring boxes by Canadian-Trinidadian artist Talwst. More images below!

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04.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

From Computer to Gallery – Part One: Witchcraft

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Digital artist Nicolas Sassoon curates an exhibition featuring four artists whose works incorporates metaphysical themes in a time of digital creativity. This group of artists  (with the exception of Brenna Murphy) was originally involved in an early web-based collective entitled ‘Computers Club’, producing images, GIFs, videos and HTML pages exhibited online.

Brenna Murphy displays prints and sculptures resembling electronic circuits from another primitive ethnographic time, Sara Ludy crafts a poetic multi-media sculpture on the connection between physical and digital body, Laura Brothers draws enigmatic figures through noisy pixels and minimal geometry, while Krist Wood elaborates composite images of atmospheric dreams.

This is the first of two interviews examining how galleries are approaching the shift in contemporary art production and exhibition in an era of personal computing. I talk to Nicolas about the show, the transference from digital files to physical spaces, and how independent galleries are adapting to these shifts.

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02.03.15 by Jeff

Hueman

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Paintings by Los Angeles-based Allison Torneros, better known as Hueman. I was fortunate enough to meet her a couple weeks ago, during Pow! Wow! Hawaii, what a sweet person. I’d seen her work on Instagram but knew very little about her. She’s incredibly talented; big things coming her way for sure. More images below, and check out her murals on Instagram.

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02.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Interactive Installation: ENTITATIVITY

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Interactive installation by Klaus Obermaier is a digital display featuring nude yet hypereal human mannequins floating in various poses, yet can by dynamically disturbed by the presence of its audience. Watch the video below.

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27.02.15 by Zach Tutor

Goto Atsuko

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Ethereal and richly detailed paintings by Goto Atsuko.

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27.02.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Interactive Installation: A Thousand Times Me

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An interactive installation by Visual Pilots puts the audience into algorithmic space, combining recursive fractals and reflections of the participants creating a real-time kaleidoscopic experience. Watch the video below.

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