Buenos Aires-based artist Leandro Erlich’s “Single Cloud Collection” gives us a surreal taste of what capturing a cloud in glass would look like. Using the artistic method of layering, Erlich’s sculptural pieces are given a three-dimensionality. Each “captured cloud” is the illusionary result of numerous panes of glass that are individually embellished with acrylics.
Erlich plays with an audience’s visual senses. The artist forces viewers to rethink the way they see things. Like a true magician, he leaves one to question the impossibility of something. What appears to be a three-dimensional anomaly seems to be true based on sensory observation, but, ultimately, is just an illusion.
For those of you who want to take an imaginary roller coaster ride through a major metropolis like Buenos Aires, conceptual filmmaker Fernando Livschitz has the effects and mind to bring it to you. A bit of fun in ode to an actually decent summer blockbuster, Inception.
You cannot contain nor stop the capitalistic flood… such is the language of Italian artist Blu for his fourth mural in Buenos Aires, Argentina over the past few months. As BA Street Art describes it, the mural “features a river of money flowing through an enormous city of office blocks and high-rise buildings before engulfing the countryside and tiny houses below.” (Via BA Street Art)
Italian muralist, and probably the most influential political cartoonist in the art world, Blu just destroyed the planet in a huge explosion in Buenos Aires. It just so happens that we are just living on a jigsaw puzzle, and we are going to float into the universe, and nobody is going to remember that the Earth was there.
Blu keeps the big year coming, with another poignant mural popping up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (His second over the past month). The people of Buenos Aires Street Art (who do a great job) just posted a series of photos of the new Blu piece, noting, “six figures being roasted on a grill by the flames from a huge pile of burning bank notes. Argentines love to have barbecues (asados) and it looks like Blu has chosen a similar theme for his latest critique.” (BA Street ART)
We aren’t going to hide it. Blu is one of our all-time favorites, and if he did a hip-hop album, we would buy it. The Italian artist just completed a new mural in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with hundreds of characters adorned with the Argentine flag over their eyes.
Who wants to go to cold, dreary Liverpool when you can go to beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina and see the new Beatles Museum. According ArtDaily, “the museum is the product of the particular Beatlemania obsession of Rodolfo Vazquez, a 53-year-old accountant who became a fan at the age of 10 when he got their Rubber Soul record.” There can be worse obsessions.
Our good friends, MAYFOURTEENTH, just released a great short Super 8 film made during the shoot for the brands Summer 2010 lookbook. We miss hanging out in the 248 Fillmore MAYFOURTEENTH pop-up shop, but now the brand is down in Buenos Aires working on the next collection. Check the film. Go buy some shades.