Italian artist Matthew Trotta studied industrial mechanical engineering and lives and works in Montecchio Precalcino, Vincenza, in northern Italy.
Trotta first works out the design of his sculptures on paper, then molds the iron himself, which is a slow and arduous process. Wire is wrapped around a steel skeleton one by one filling out the body, with emphasis on structure and movement of the final piece. Here are some samples of his gorgeous sculptures…
Currently showing at Jablonka Galerie in Cologne, Germany is the Sherrie Levine Crystal Skull Böem Chapel exhibition.
Crystal Skulls will run until September 11, 2011.
ERICA SCHREINER’S DESSERT & DISORDERS EXHIBITION AT BILL HODGES GALLERY
Dessert & Disorders, artist Erica Schreiner’s first solo exhibition. In a dark humor vein, Dessert & Disorders links together the ideas of the final course of a meal and human obsessive-compulsive disorders. Murky impulses and mental dysfunctions are presented or “served” as a treat, through a combination of video and stills.
In performing acts such as smashing, smearing, eating and glittering, Schreiner brings emphasis on the body as medium. Bodily gestures become, in Schreiner’s videos, compulsive actions that paradoxically signify empowerment through their morbid and comical repetition, as if saying the same thing multiple times makes it more effective. Furthermore, the body assumes a preeminent role in demonstrating the link between the mind and the body itself, becoming the canvas through which the artist expresses herself.
This FLW Light Study 2 video is footage of a typographic light sculpture combined with basic color and position effects, set to percussion and drone sounds to induce a hypnogogic state.
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The Alamo Drafthouse is known for hosting classic film events and the month of June is no different. This month they have The Texas Monthly Rolling Roadshow which includes ten Texas films: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Bonnie and Clyde, Blood Simple, Hud, Giant, No Country For Old Men, Red River, Tender Mercies, The Last Picture Show and The Searchers which will be shown across the Lone Star State. To go along with this event the Alamo Drafthouse teams up with the best artists to design the coolest collectable graphic movie posters. Last year Olly Moss was the chosen artist, this year the posters were designed by graphic designer Jason Munn.
Jewelry designer Arosha Taglia, originally from Torina, Italy, who now resides in Israel, designs the most unique ring creations. Check these out…
Daily Design Inspiration is just that. A daily dose of eye candy to highlight artworks we find for your viewing pleasure and inspiration. In the last edition we highlighted nature with different renditions of Trees. In this edition we highlight the creature found in nature…Rabbits.
As cute and cuddly as they are, rabbits can also be depicted in many other ways; cartoonish, winsome and in an evil and twisted fashion, like in the cult classic film Donnie Darko. Here are various depictions of Rabbits for your inspiration, whether illustrated or otherwise.