New York based Cari Vander Yacht is an illustrator and gif maker creating dynamic, fun and relevant images. Her work comprises color, texture, and funny faces – all wrapped up to produce amusing, story-driven animations. Working with a combination of illustration and photography, Cari creates animations that draw inspiration from her everyday life; from people on her block to quiet moments at home and the little jokes that pop up between.
Since 2009, Vander Yacht has displayed her work as part of solo and group shows in both her home state and in places as far-flung from Oregon as Lianzhou City, China.
New York-based artist Alexandra Pacula paints large-scale works that explore the dynamic energy of cities at night. With virtuosic brushwork, vibrant color, and fluid gesture, Pacula captures the motion and chaos as well as the sublime beauty of urban space.
Her streets are filled with light that travels almost of its own accord within the compositions, and she has developed a nontraditional style of painting that combines impressionism, expressionism, and photorealism. The resulting paintings ensnare the eye and transport the viewer to another dimension, reminiscent of the fleeting yet mesmerizing moments that take place only in the big city.
Los Angeles based Nicola Verlato was born in Verona, Italy. He started to paint when he was 7, and to sell his paintings when he was 9. His artistic education has been quite unorthodox. He considers himself almost self thought. However, from 9 to 14 he spent every summer at the studio of a monk-painter in the monastery nearby his village in northeast Italy.
Verlato’s paintings fantasize the many ways that pagan themes and elements might survive and reappear in contemporary society. Dynamic, unsettling and skillfully executed, his canvases dazzle and bewilder.
Julio Le Parc was born in 1928 in Mendoza, Argentina. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires before moving to Paris in 1958. Le Parc’s most widely exhibited work deals with light: using reflection, refraction, and shadows to create dazzling arrangements, to produce a “dynamic viewer.” His light installations are made from materials such as wire, mirrors, lenses and boxes.
While Le Parc is known for creating work that relies heavily upon theory and abstraction, throughout his career he has been concerned with the breakdown of structures that uphold the divisions between art and society. He routinely used questionnaires to solicit information from the public about their thoughts on modern and avant-garde art.
Nothing like making a web experiment when you basically explain exactly what it is you are going to do to everyone. That sort of loses the point. But no worries, another no-it-all kid, 20-year old Dan Brown is “changing the dynamic” with Dan 3.0, a new web show/social experiment in which he will turn control of his life over to you, the viewers, for an entire year.
Really, that is what we are using the Internet for? All this ME ME ME ME generation shit is annoying. Blogs and social media are retarded (see the Citrus Report for more of that retarded shit), and now we got this kid thinking that he is original. He is just lonely.
According to Mashable, Dan says, “The more control you can give to communities, the better,” he told us by way of explaining why he thinks it prudent to let a bunch of laptop jockeys dictate his fate.
The show will air on Internet television network Revision3, which is also responsible for the community decision engine by which viewers may submit suggestions. If you head on over there now, you can submit your own instructions for Brown.
Actually, please don’t head over there. Unless you are going to tell him to do something extremely offensive.