Upper Playground and Sam Flores is proud to release this week the TIGER KIDS limited edition laser etch print on solid wood. These rare laser etched wood panels with classic Twelve Grain art work by Sam Flores have been beautifully produced ready to be hung as is. The solid birch wood frames are 8×10 inches by 1-5/8 inches deep and have been hand stained and varnished with care. Only 30 of these wood panels were produced, individually signed and numbered by the Artist. They will be available starting July 23rd in store and online at www.upperplayground.com.
Sam Flores releases six new high-quality giclée prints exclusively for Upper Playground. These new prints printed on award-winning, Moab Entrada Rag Bright paper using Genuine Epson Ultrachrome Pigmented Inks ensure the best archival quality available for these classic Twelve Grain designs. Check out the list below and click into the image for more info:
Daniel Firman’s fascinating sculptural works of conceptually challenging and humorous installations are worth a closer look. We examine his two elephant sculptures along with his recent works represented by the notorious Gallerie Perrotin:
Würsa 18,000 km above the Earth” 2006-2008
Elephant sculpture/taxidermy / Taxidermie d’éléphant
224 1/2 x 98 1/2 x 55 1/8 inches / 570 x 250 x 140 cm
Fiberglass, polymer / Fibre de verre, polymère
90 1/2 x 207 3/4 x 48 1/2 inches / 230 x 528 x 123 cm
“Drone project” 2013
Guitars, discs, effect pedals, amplifiers / Guitares, disques, pédales d’effet, amplis
Variable size / Dimensions variables
Resin / Résine
64 1/8 x 19 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches / 163 x 50 x 45 cm
Mexican muralist and illustrator Jesús Benítez (also known as Dhear) is recognized for his unique work on a variety of mediums that range from paintings, sculptures to murals installed all over the world. With roots in graffiti, Benítez developed his signature style from a complex evolution of techniques influenced by his passion in literature, Sci-Fi movies, nature, and the works of Moebius and Roger Dean. His fantastical characters and subject matters foretell a breaking down of human structures and its technology. It also focuses on how these deconstructions can take on organic forms that merge with bacteria, fungi and parasitic life forms resulting in strange creatures and psychedelic worlds. Fifty24SF Gallery is proud to present ‘Thésis’, the first North American solo-show by Jesús Benítez, showcasing his unique presence in the world of street art and muralists.
Internationally recognized artist, Henrique Oliveira poses a poetic discussion of history of architecture, of shelters and caves of the past by a challenging installation occupying 1600 m² building with strong brand of modern sculpture Niemeyer at MAC USP, Brazil.
The giant snaking columns designed by the architect curve through the space creating caverns, pathways and obstacles for the audience. Transarquitetônica of Henrique Oliveira is not just an installation, but commands itself as a place, a route with multiple possibilities that ends where it began. It is a work of architecture that combines sculpture and painting, offering various stimuli that the visitor gets to go to work.
The exhibition remains until November 30, open to the public on Tuesdays from 10 am to 21 pm and Wednesday through Sunday from 10 to 18 hours. Admission is free so be sure to check it out if you’re in Sao Paulo for the World Cup 2014:
Keith Haring was born on May 4th, 1958. In 1990 Haring died at the age of 31 of AIDS-related illnesses in New York. Much of his work has become better known after his death, with international solo exhibitions giving light to his life time of work that really began with subversive tagging and murals in the NY subway systems.
Photos by Vassili Di Napoli.
More to see at: Balbusso
Joel Cooper creates these mask from a single piece of paper. The method he uses to fold is called tessellation where he explains in detail about his process here.
Photographer Ren Hang’s humorous and raw take on the naked body peaked our curiosity. He makes it look easy but the framing, posture and mood is impressively on point:
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