FRENETIC DESIGNS BY SAM TAYLOR

by Ariadna Zierold

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Sam Taylor translates tech-related questions in a magazine he works in into his frenetic designs: angry blobs, raging batteries and bug-eyed iPhones make regular appearances. The creative freedom makes it a dream job for Taylor, though he does impose rules on the process to make sure everything gels. Taylor draws inspiration from pulp sci-fi covers and sci-fi in general, and has a revolving cast of characters and motifs now that he’s been at it for a minute.

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“BAIT” BY DAN LAM

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dallas-based artist Dan Lam (previously featured here) has been working on another batch of dripping otherworldly work. “Bait” offers a continued exploration of color, form and the interactions of her imaginative sculptural organisms.Whether seen in the process itself, or the final result, which exudes both an intense beauty and an intense uncomfortability, Lam plays with these polarities and examines them closely. These pieces will be on display at Spoke SF until October 28.

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BLOBS AND DRIPS BY DAN LAM

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dallas based artist Dan Lam (previously featured here) has made a name for herself innovating sculpture using polyurethane foam. Her alien works are known for their remarkable vibrant colors as well as their illusionistic appearance. Lam enjoys the unpredictable quality of her process.  This is seen in the way she manipulates the foam structures and handles the resin.  She couples this with the tedious and controlled placement of her acrylic “spikes” and surface designs.  This opposition is crucial to her work.  Whether seen in the process itself, or the final result, which exudes both an intense beauty and an intense uncomfortability, Lam plays with these polarities and examines them closely.

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Born in Manila to a Vietnamese family who relocated to Texas when she was a child, Lam spent her formative creative years in Dallas with her mother.  She received her B.F.A. in 2010 from the University of North Texas and later completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree at Arizona State University.

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