You haven’t seen a sculpture till you set your sights on Nick van Woert’s sculptural masterpieces, which range from cut open brains, drippy blown up faces, and chewing gum busts. Don’t worry it’s not as gruesome as it sounds. Check them out…
Untitled – Fiberglas bust, polyurethane plastic, steel
November is National Moustache Month. Like it’s counterpart October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, “Movember” brings attention to supporting prostate cancer research. Advertising agency TBWA\Singapore, Singapore created these cool ads to raise awareness.
Illustrator Pigologist is a Singapore born Chinese, raised by aliens (or so she says). She explains that her illustrations are driven by characters and lingered a nostalgic aesthetic that pays homage to vintage, old cartoons, and screen printing-like texture. They possessed strong distinctive shapes and often a stint in abstract. She enjoys feeding dark concepts, by injecting some fun and eccentric hope.
Here are some samples of her work:
Modern yet retro cool, this black and blue Model One Table Radio is pretty sweet.
Tivoli Audio, which manufactures high-quality component systems containing a box-shaped, teamed up with STUSSY XXX for this design.
With a port on the bottom, bass and midrange speakers, combined with the thickness of the model, it is characterized by a rich sound and easy operation. The color tones which accent the design, Stussy XXX’s royal blue concept color to celebrate their 30 year anniversary, has become their signature colorway, as it also appears on other device redesigns, such as the Ricoh GR Digital III x.
The Model One Table Radio has a rear AUX input, and even though it looks like a plain ol’ table radio, you can connect an iPhone, iPod, Mac or PC.
CANDICE LIN HOLOGRAMS EXHIBITION AT FRANÇOIS GHEBALY
Candice Lin’s second solo exhibition, Holograms is currently on show at the François Ghebaly Gallery in LA. For this exhibition, Lin uses the medium of video and sculpture to continue her multifaceted inquiry into the racial and gendered structuring of power.
In The Moon, a ceramic and mixed media sculpture, Lin’s sculpture references anatomist William Hunter’s plaster models and etchings and inverts the histories of Duchamp’s Étant Donnés (1966) and Courbet’s L’Origine du monde (1866). In The Moon, a viewer cannot avoid implication, but must sit with his head between the female body’s truncated legs, pressing his eye against the vulva to witness the animation howling within. Inside Out, the animation within The Moon, plays with the contradictory racial and female assignations of soul and soulless-ness, unknowable interiority and impenetrable surface.
Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley follow photographer Sarah Sudhoff as she works on her series titled ‘At the Hour of Our Death’. In the series Sudhoff creates large-scale color photographs of stained fabrics from trauma scenes and discusses the invisibility of death in our culture.
Death is an ugly thing. We try not to think about it; our own mortality or anyone else’s for that matter. But when death comes knocking, (and it always does), all we know is that it took someone we cared about and loved. Most of us are not a witness. We just wallow in the aftermath and mourn. Rarely do we celebrate the lives they lead. Photographer Sarah Sudhoff believes death should be celebrated and photographed.
Kaws ‘Pay the Debt to Nature‘ exhibit is currently running at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin till December 23, 2010.
Pay the Debt to Nature
The exhibition Pay the Debt to Nature, whose eponymous work shows a man captured and manhandled by Nature, which has reclaimed its rights, unveils a collection of nine paintings including five ‘grisailles’, which at times come close to the abstract. Three monumental sculptures in fibreglass of his fetish personalities, Companion and Accomplice, with the head of a rabbit, invite us to enter KAWS’ world.