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Exploring the 'Middle' in a Soft Matter through Artistic Manifestations
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Artist Russell Leng Mini Interview by Feacal Face Dot Com

Artist Russell Leng Mini Interview by Feacal Face Dot Com | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Russell Leng is an emerging artist from Vancouver, Canada, and holds a B.A. in Art from Trinity
Western University. He is currently living in Edinburgh, UK, pursuing an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art.
His work has been exhibited throughout North America and Europe, and awards include 1st Place Painting
Prize from the Surrey Art Gallery, and a BMO Student Invitational nomination. He has been featured in
numerous online and print publications including Gestalten, Chronicle, and the Globe and Mail.

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Interview with Michel de Broin - we make money not art

Interview with Michel de Broin - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Michel de Broin hung a gigantic disco-ball over Paris, threw 12 tons of asphalt on the road to create a absurdly twisted bike lane in Montreal, rode his polluting bicycle in parks, knitted New Orleans street lamps into a satellite-shaped structure, silenced an alarm bell under a vacuum system and famously got his pedal-powered 86' Buick Regal car pulled over by the police.Michel de Broin lives between Berlin and Montreal. I've seen his work in Spain, Belgium, Germany. I read about it in catalogues and other books about urban art and public art. The more i saw of his work, the more i wanted to interview him. Hence the following Q&A:

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minimal exposition: patrick laumond: archétype: vice versa

minimal exposition: patrick laumond: archétype: vice versa | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
minimal exposition is a contemporary art blog of fine art photography, abstract art, monumental sculpture, modern architecture, contemporary painting, minimal photography, art video and new music published in curated posts for viewers who value...
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See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception - we make money not art

See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception is the first book to survey the fascinating relationship between design, the body, science and the senses. Over the last 50 years, artists, architects and designers have been experimenting with the boundaries of our senses, altering the way we experience the world.Did you know it has been revealed that we can hear our skin, can see through our tongue, and can plug our nervous system directly into a computer? With prosthetics, robotics, cybernetics, virtual reality, transplants, and neuroscience altering the way we perceive and experience space, the body has re-emerged as an important architectural site. See Yourself Sensing reports the experiments of artists and designers on the intimate scale of the body, and explores the influence of such experimentation on architecture, installation and new media.

Exploring this concept through the last 50 years of contemporary art and design, See Yourself Sensing examines the work of key practitioners in this field, from Rebecca Horn's object based installations and Stelarc's robotic body extensions, to Carsten Höllers' physically interactive sculptures. The works and artists illustrated throw into consideration how we see and sense the world around us through artistic interpretation. The book includes projects such as solar-powered contact lenses that augment reality, LED eyelashes and an implanted tooth receiver that transmits the Internet directly into the wearer's inner ear, all created with the purpose of transforming and provoking the wearer's sensory experience.

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Artist Tomas Saraceno: Cloud Cities. Video Interview

nterview with artist Tomas Saraceno on the occasion of the installation of his huge solo exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum fur Gegenwart in Berlin.

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PIECES / Chapter one : Battleships -"versatile installation" by Squeaky Lobster (music) and Romain Tardy (installation, visual design)

PIECES is the new project of Squeaky Lobster (music) and Romain Tardy (installation, visual design). This "versatile installation" (as they like to call it) will take different shapes during the 5 steps of this work in progress.
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Book review - The Art of Not Making: The New Artist / Artisan Relationship - we make money not art

Book review - The Art of Not Making: The New Artist / Artisan Relationship - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Publisher Thames & Hudson writes: Can an artist claim that an object is a work of art if it has been made for him or her by someone else? If so, who is the 'author' of such a work? And just what is the difference between a work of art and a work of craft?

The Art of Not Making tackles these questions head on, exploring the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act, and highlighting the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in the creation of some of today's most innovative and sought-after works of art.

Michael Petry presents the art of over 115 contemporary artists - including Takashi Murakami, Matthew Barney, Tony Cragg, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Ai Weiwei, Daniel Buren and Carsten Höller - all of whom have one thing in common: they do not always make their own work. Instead, they often either employ others to produce it on their behalf, or appropriate objects made by someone else. Original interviews with the artists and artisans offer insights into this creative collaboration, which often produces works breathtaking in their scope and ambition.

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Gustavo Diaz | Works | THE MISSION

Gustavo Diaz | Works | THE MISSION | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

At first glance, Gustavo Díaz’s drawing De natura sonorum invisibilis (Sounds of the Nature of the Invisible), 2011, seems premised on the smudge. Two fuzzy, roughly equivalent shaded areas, aligned vertically and connected by faint skeins of pencil lines, can be read in either abstract or representational terms: They bring to mind Peter Halley in soft focus, or a pair of lungs or kidneys. Get in closer, however, and a wealth of detail spills forth: The apparent contours are made up of countless tiny shapes, each filled with nearly microscopic stippling. In Díaz’s drawings and similarly intricate acrylic vitrines, this movement from further away to up close unveils obsessive virtuosity.

The Argentinean artist’s “Justificación a priori” marks the one-year anniversary of THE MISSION, whose primary focus is Latin American art. Díaz’s sculpture draws on numerous Argentinean precedents: less discussed figures such as Rogelio Polesello and Margarita Paksa, who from the mid-1960s onward employed industrial materials to produce kinetic-Minimal hybrids. Yet within, and traipsing beyond, the limits of Díaz’s containers are thousands of details: smaller, meticulously cut acrylic pieces, side by side or one in front of the other, superimposed designs. With the exception of his drawings, the artist’s gesture is rarely apparent, but in truth the lines have been applied by hand, sometimes in vinyl or, in the case of Mutatis mutandis distantis, 2012, burnt on, with a slightly yellow hue.

Díaz’s lengthy, esoteric titles inevitably recall Jorge Luis Borges, but his maniacal detail engages a different legacy: the meditations of León Ferrari, Guillermo Kuitca, and others on 1970s state terror. Mapped onto the kinetic geometries of a more hopeful era, infinitesimal marks accumulate, encoding the social where it seems least likely to appear.

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Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet

Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet includes 18 new works for the human body by Neri Oxman. The works will debut May 3rd at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, as part of the Multiversités Créatives exhibition.
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Artist Luka Fineisen | TRIANGULATION BLOG

Artist Luka Fineisen | TRIANGULATION BLOG | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

It's really inspiring to see the organic forms and textures from Luka Fineisen's works. Last month of March took place "Phase transitions" a two month solo exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery, NY, where Luka presented ambitious sculptural works that explore moments of becoming, by using different materials for each work such as frost, foam, food, glitter, resin, viscous liquids and molten metal. Luka presented new and previous works, I enjoyed to see how the Organic Matter II generates and makes to flow that organic texture made of water and pigment. See more;

"Phase transitions" is a term used in thermodynamics to describe the shifts between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter. At a literal level, this is what Fineisen represents in her work - tipping points - the transitional moments when a substance changes from one condition to another. While playing with formal sculptural concerns of modernism and post-minimalism, she explores movement, evanescence and potential.

The work is dichotomous - scientific but sensuous, liquid and solid, monumental and fragile, simultaneously in the process of being created and destroyed. Fineisen is unafraid of creating something delightful, but fascinated by the moment when that allure becomes unnerving. When sensuality becomes dangerous. When attraction turns to repulsion. Fineisen shows us the exact moment when she loses control over her creation and the coinciding love and fear of that instant." - Hosfelt Gallery

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Phyllida Barlow at the New Museum

Phyllida Barlow at the New Museum | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
British sculptor Phylida Barlow created a new, site-specific installation for her first New York solo exhibition "Phyllida Barlow: siege" at the New Museum. Don't forget to pay a visit if you are in the area.
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Guillaume Cabantous / WINDSCREEN Artwork - video

Sand, flint, spar, flux – even the names of the raw materials used in the industrial glass-making process are spare and sharp-edged. Their transmutation into the viscous stuff of glass-blowing or the clear, hardened panes of a window has always carried a certain thrill for me. With his own sheets of glass – once car windshields, now gorgeous drapery bent, folded, and hung over a series of metal supports – Guillaume Cabantous transports the substance into yet another physical state.

It requires a certain violence to make the trapezoidal windshields malleable: the artist smashes them with a sledgehammer. Yet they only faintly echo the impact of a car accident; traces of initial violence don’t designate these as damaged objects. Where Cabantous has broken it, the material bends willingly into graceful ripples and folds – into a new incarnation of itself. The moment of impact is in the distant past, and almost inconsequential in light of our current encounter with the transformed sheets of glass.

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Miyuki Takenaka – Transparency: layered resin and light

Miyuki Takenaka – Transparency: layered resin and light | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Art Front Gallery is currently holding “Transparency”, solo exhibition of Miyuki Takenaka and “Three Forests”, solo exhibition of Naoto Kumagai.
This is her solo exhibition after an interval of three years at Art Front Gallery, the artist attempted to show new expression field as 8 pieces of three dimensional works using resin are exhibited in the entrance space. Also, a two dimensional colored resin work which is constructed of several divided pieces is shown besides of the transparent resin work “Overflowing Time” which was exhibited at VOCA.

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Cornelia Parker talks about Thirty Pieces of Silver, part 1

Artist Cornelia Parker visited the University of York on 30 June, 2011, to give a lecture about her work, specifically Thirty Pieces of Silver,

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HAIIRO (2012) - sit

HAIIRO (2012) - sit | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

These are a few stunning black and white pieces from multidisciplinary artist Sit Haiiro’s Noir and Haiiro series’. He’s got a truly killer aesthetic going on and really knows how to make the most of his minimal, striking forms to juxtapose the differences and similarities between life/death, man/animal to name a few. Head over to his website to see more of his thought provoking work

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Song Kun: A Thousand Kisses Deep at UCCA | RedBox Review

Song Kun: A Thousand Kisses Deep at UCCA | RedBox Review | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Born in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, 1977, Song Kun was a founding member of the artist group N12 during her studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA), where she completed her master’s degree in the oil painting department in 2006. She represents a generation of art students formally trained within a rapidly developing environment. Her nostalgic obsession with the commonplace sets Song Kun apart from political, contemporary pop art, as her oeuvre reveals subtle criticisms and a muted mourning for something lost. She is one of China’s most prominent young female artists.Hung salon-style across the twin walls of UCCA’s Nave, the exhibition features a new cycle of 28 shimmering paintings, technical studies of drifting light evoking a sinister, sensual beauty and the dual themes of carnality and spirituality. Paired with an immersive video installation, this presentation showcases the latest practice of one of China’s most interesting young painters.

This most recent work demonstrates an exploration of abstract qualities, divided roughly between images of bodies and static organic forms, and dominated by shifts between light and dark. The works evoke emotional distance, while employing an increasingly luscious color palette. A Thousand Kisses Deep explores the quiet properties of natural materials, then ventures into the realm of carnality. Deeply personal moments become allegories for societal change, fear, desire and disillusion. The artist’s work is characterized by a kind of wistful desire, with figures portrayed as hovering in a dream world both familiar and fantastic.

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Marius Watz - talk at Eyeo Festival 2011

Marius delivers a brief survey of the state of computational aesthetics from early pioneers to the recent boom in creatives working with code.
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Artist Emil Lukas at Sperone Westwater Gallery, NYC , short video

Emil Lukas makes evident every process and part that goes into his work. Byproducts of his studio practice and the natural environment become source material for and subjects of works that are both painting and sculpture. The pieces are histories of their own inspiration and construction. Wide-ranging materials, including paper coffee cups used to mix paint, bottle caps, plaster casts of objects and body parts, organic residue, string, and bubble wrap are part of the archeology of each piece and the vocabulary of them all.

Lukas' sculptures are stacks of two-sided paintings -- each piece ordered -- so that a viewer flips back and forth through them, like the pages of a book. The surface of each component interlocks with the next, both physically and visually. Each turn of a "page" leads to discovery. The wall-mounted paintings are inspired by the relationships between the components of the sculptures. The paintings and sculptures share a visual vocabulary that incorporates the actions and thoughts of the artist, and parallels the processes of organic nature and time.

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Matthew Day Jackson | Colossal

Matthew Day Jackson | Colossal | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Matthew Day Jackson is an American artist whose multifaceted practice encompasses sculpture, painting, collage, photography, drawing, video, performance and installation.

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Aaron De La Cruz - “Something Else” - June 16 – July 7 2012 Known Gallery

Aaron De La Cruz - “Something Else” - June 16 – July 7 2012  Known Gallery | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

For his most recent body of work, De La Cruz explores the idea of working within the constraints of a resourceful manner creating in his reproductive process a sustainable product. His work retains its signature minimal touch utilizing black ink on an applied surface as well as introducing to the viewer a more interactive and three dimensional form exploring surface. De La Cruz keeps the work non subjective, many pieces in the show are created with the intent that they can be used as “something else,” creating an interactive dialogue between the work and viewer’s imagination.

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minimal exposition: ai wei wei: absent

minimal exposition: ai wei wei: absent | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

minimal exposition is a contemporary art blog of fine art. ai wei wei: absent, current exhibition at taipei fine arts museum through 1.29.12:

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Artist Willy Verginer | Ozarts Etc

Artist Willy Verginer | Ozarts Etc | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Born in February 1957 in Bessanone (Italy), Willy Verginer sculpts wood. Gifted with an impressive technique, he partially and precisely stains his pieces. The process allows him, despite a classic cutting and a conceptual expression, a visual rendering excessively contemporaneous. To such a point he seduces lots of looks, experienced or not. His works have been exhibited, alone or in group, in Antwerpen, Milan and New York.

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Artist Lee Borthwick Launches New Installation

Artist Lee Borthwick Launches New Installation | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

While at TENT London recently, we ran across Lee Borthwick, a Scots born artist who was launching her latest work “In with the tide.” The installation, created from over 500 wooden segments taken from waste pallets, gives the illusion of a “dramatic towering effect that engulfs the viewer.”

Borthwick says of her work, “I wanted to leave it open to interpretation though of course the piece is responding to environmental changes as well as reflecting on how the urban environment can engulf us leaving us disconnected with nature.”

Her studio is based at Bainbridge Studios West Norwood, London. Her works are available to purchase through the studio. Visit LeeBorthwick.co.uk to find out more.

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Artist John von Bergen - Installations

Artist John von Bergen - Installations | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

John von Bergen is a US born artist who has been based in Berlin for the last eight years. His studio, a large space in Wedding, is a true working space – John works primarily with sculpture and installation, and his material experiments, works-in-progress, and many completed works are installed around the walls.

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Jacob Hashimoto Installations. | yellowtrace blog »

Jacob Hashimoto Installations. | yellowtrace blog » | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Jacob is contemporary artist born in Greeley, Colorado in 1973, who currently lives and work in New York. Drawing on his Japanese heritage and the tradition of kite-making, Hashimoto creates three-dimensional structures made out of thousands of miniature ‘kites’, constructed from bamboo-stiffened rice paper suspended with nylon fishing line.Jacob is a magician who has an amazing ability to arrange complex cascading shapes reminiscent of white paper clouds and frozen waterfalls. He also creates incredible wall pieces which are neither sculptures nor paintings. These incredible colourful compositions delicately float before the eye, mounted on an intricate network of interlaced thread like gravity defying paper tapestries.

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