Artist Jim Denevan Works With Nature To Create Large Scale Land Art

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Based in Santa Cruz, California, Jim Denevan has been working with nature as a medium to temporarily install beautiful geometric patterns upon landscapes. In search of exotic and unpopulated landscapes, his works are usually outside of California. His unexpected and stunning drawings on sand, earth, and ice are formed by geometric circles lines and patterns mimicking nature.  The works are often done in fragile terrain, eventually erased by waves and weather.  It’s temporal nature and sheer size which can be seen from outer space are quite impressive:

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“SELFIE” GROUP EXHIBITION

by Ariadna Zierold

If you are around Stockholm, don’t miss the group show called ‘Selfie’ at Gallery Steinsland Berliner. Opened August 21 ends September. 12.

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Participating artists include Jason Jägel, Cleon Peterson, Ryan Travis Christian, Alex Lukas, Geoff McFetridge, Jeroen Erosie, Øivin Horvei, HuskMitNavn, Escif and Lisa Jonasson.

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Mars-1 Unveils Gigantic Sculptures at Burning Man 2015

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Artist Mars-1 has been working on a large scale replica of his psychedelic metal sculptures he released through his shows, Toward a Distant Dawn and Momentum in 2014.  Since then he’s released various versions of the original sculptures as cold metal casted miniature sets.  But this time he has decided to go all out in scale.  He’s been dropping hints on his IG account giving a sneak preview of what they will look like at this year’s Burning Man 2015.

If you’re at the festival be sure to seek out his striking installations Mars-1-Sculptures-Burning-Man-04Mars-1-Sculptures-Burning-Man-02 Mars-1-Sculptures-Burning-Man-03

Finally installed:

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Giant Red Ball Installation goes Rogue in Toledo Ohio

Kurt Perschke is an artist who works in sculpture, video, collage and public space. His most acclaimed work, RedBall Project, is a traveling public art project that has taken place around the world and received a National Award from Americans for the Arts Public Art Network.

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However the giant red ball installation recently made news for a different reason when it escaped in Ohio for a stroll around the neighborhood.  Loosened by powerful winds the 250lb ball tumbled down the street as people were chasing after it.

No damages occurred to the cars or people it had contact with but the ball it self was slightly damaged.  The repaired ball is now back in place in its original installation spot tied down by rope.

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“DISAPPEARING ACTS” GROUP EXHIBITION WITH DENNIS MCNULTY

by Ariadna Zierold

Disappearing Acts will take its thematic basis on ideas of human agency disappearing through the processes of history, ecology, and technology. Organised as a large-scale group exhibition in the Jern & Bygg premises in Svolvær, Disappearing Acts will feature works by 24 artists, including 11 new commissions. These commissions include work that addresses the context of the Lofoten Islands, its histories of environmental dependency and retreat—such as Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen’s work, produced during his one-month stay on the remote island of Lillemolla outside Svolvær; and Roderick Hietbrink’s sculptures that will be submerged into the sea for a period of three months before being presented in the exhibition.

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Other artist commissions include Anna Ådahl, Sam Basu, Jason Dodge, Hedwig Houben, Dennis McNulty, Katja Novitskova, Émilie Pitoiset, John Russell, and Jon Benjamin Tallerås.

Artist Dennis McNulty, who participated in a group exhibition at Fifty24SF in 2002, re-engages the colors, shapes, and layouts of early 1980s men’s magazine design, zeroing in on the genre’s own re-engagement of the pinup icons of the 1940s and 1950s. Mindful of the broader definitions of “pervert” as both noun and verb, McNulty distorts the quasi-underground tradition of pinup art, presenting it not as nostalgia or historical quotation, but as a subjective, personal aesthetic interpretation. The results are provocative, infused with a disquieting sexual force that is by turns amusing and unsettling.

The exhibition is open from 28 August–27 September 2015.

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST LUSH REVEALS 5 NEW PIECES IN BANKSY’S THEMED PARK SHOW

by Ariadna Zierold

The Australian artist LUSH, is also part of the line-up for Dismaland.

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He has “two things outside and three inside” according to this interview by Acclaim Mag.

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Unfortunately the UK borders agency refused him permission to attend this event in person, despite numerous attempts, so he remains at home in Australia, but mailed over some canvases and a seaside photo-board.

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If you want to see more works by him check out his previous show with live performance and installation at our FIFTY24SF Gallery.

 

ESCIF REVEALS NEW MURALS AT WESTON-SUPER-MARE, UK

by Ariadna Zierold

The extremely talented Valencian artist, Escif, with his arresting black-and-white-and-minimal vignettes depicting strange and thoughtful scenes, has revealed new pieces at Weston-Super-Mare.

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The paintings are deceptively simple yet inspired and often incorporate repetitive elements drawn from his personal symbology, which oddly enough may elicit an equally strong response from the viewer.

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All images via the artist’s webpage.

NEW HUSH MULTIPLE PRINT

by Ariadna Zierold

Artist Hush has released a new multiple print, after 3 months of work, “Trial & Errors”, that will be available on August 28 at onethirty3.

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Inspired by detritus, uses futuristic silvers and blacks clothed in a chaotic collage of colour to create a sensual blizzard of femininity, power and loss. This multiple print is a hand painted, 15 layer screenprint with UV gloss varnish on Somerset Satin handmade cotton paper.