Chilean-born and London-based artist Livia Marin presents traditional ceramic objects like cups, kettles and vases, appearing to melt into puddles of porcelain. Each piece in her series ‘Nomad Patterns’, retains its original pattern, displaying traditional Chinese landscape motifs and decorations like birds, willows and pagodas. Marin explains, by using everyday objects, she hopes “to enquire into the nature of how we relate to material objects in an era dominated by mass-production, standardization and global circulation”. Below are select works from the ‘Nomad Patterns’ series. See more of Livia Marin’s work on her website.
Curiot (Favio Martinez) completed a new mural at Hotel Des Arts in San Francisco’s Financial District. The Mexico City based artist is in San Francisco for his solo show “Down the Rabbit Hole with Neon Lights” at FFDG. The wall was curated by Upper Playground and Fifty24SF Gallery, and features Curiot’s signature style that alludes to Mexican tradition, with vibrant colors, a mythical beast and geometric designs.
Curiot, in San Francisco for his solo show “Down the Rabbit Hole with Neon Lights” at Fecal Face Gallery opening tonight at 6PM, completed another day working on a new wall at Hotel Des Arts. The wall was curated by Upper Playground and Fifty24SF Gallery. Below are some in-progress shots taken today from the Financial District. Live updates and photos of the completed wall to follow.
Upper Playground releases five new designs for the second tour of San Francisco’s familiar landmarks with artist Jeremy Fish. Route #2 of San Francisco Sightseeing Capsule by Jeremy Fish gives us the artist’s creative spin on classic San Francisco, with visits to the Ferry Building, Golden Gate Bridge and Telegraph Hill, among others. All designs of the SF Sightseeing Capsule now available online at upperplayground.com.
Mexican American artist Curiot, in San Francisco for his show at FFDG opening tomorrow (March 27th at 6PM), started a wall today at Hotel Des Arts in the Financial District. For more progress shots and live updates follow curator Upper Playground via instagram at @upperplayground.
Curiot returns to San Francisco for his second show at FFDG opening tomorrow evening, March 27th from 6-9PM. For the occasion of the show, he begins a wall today at Hotel Des Arts in the Financial District organized by Fifty24SF Gallery and Upper Playground. Live updates to be released soon via Upper Playground’s instagram at @upperplayground.
For his ongoing series Emergent Behavior, photographer Thomas Jackson creatively brings swarms of airborne common objects to serene environments where you might least expect them. As Jackson has continued to perfect his swarm photography, his technique has progressed. Initially the photographer suspended the multitudes of cups, glow sticks, plates and other objects by digitally erasing the monofilament lines in Photoshop in post-production. More recently Jackson discovered materials that are almost invisible at normal viewing distance and when viewing close-up, so Photoshop is only used for contrast adjustments and standard color. See some of Jackson’s work below.
Deenesh Ghyczy is a Germany based artist who produces stunning and contemplative painted portraits that appear to delve into the figures stream of consciousness. The individuals, often surrounded by abstract shapes, mix with the surrounding space and establish a sense of reflection and state of serenity. See some of Ghyczy’s oil paintings below.
The self-portraits of Christian Edler explore the inner battles we have with ourselves, as the German artist suggests self conflict by painting his own likeness with various deformities and mutations. Some of Edler’s oil paintings are bit more optimistic, as he cuts himself loose from puppet strings and appears to see a light, while others display a cracked figure or image of self destruction. See more the artist’s work below.