RED LIGHT INSTALLATIONS BY NICOLAS RIVALS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Paris based photographer Nicolas Rivals has realized the series ‘La Línea Roja’ — a visual study of geometry and form in dialogue with nature.

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Across scenic landscapes in spain, rivals has installed luminous, neon-hued triangles, squares and lines intersecting with the surrounding environment. Each temporary piece was captured in a series of long-exposure shots that reveal an unusual juxtaposition between fabricated objects and the natural world.

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ANTHROPOMORPHIC SYMBOLISM BY HANNAH YATA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Hannah Faith Yata was born and raised in a small town in Georgia. She is half Japanese and Caucasian. She grew up with a deep love of nature and animals passed down by the beautiful surroundings in the country and her mother. As a young adult, she studied feminism, psychology, and art in college.

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In her own work, Yata seeks to interweave political ideas, (using nature, women, and feminism almost synonymously), environmental degradation, and themes of moral injustice into increasingly chaotic paintings. She uses masks from a mix of other cultures to speak to the different relationships that native tribes and cultures have with the earth, while giving anthropomorphic qualities and symbolism to the animals to speak their consciousness.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPES BY JOSH REYES

by Ariadna Zierold

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Portland-based artist Josh Keyes received his BFA in 1992 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in 1998 from Yale University School of Art.  He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has work in private and public collections.

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Though often steeped in satire, Josh’s drawings and paintings are also suffused with a sincere admiration of our planet. His altered landscapes reveal both the intricacy of the earth as a system and the complexity of our response to the natural world, while retaining a sense of specificity and intimacy.

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HYPERREALIST ENVIRONMENTS BY JOSHUA COCKING

by Ariadna Zierold

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Broome, Australia based artist Joshua Cocking is quickly becoming known for his surreal compositions and hyperrealist style. Within his compositions, Cocking addresses the relationship humans have with their immediate environment, how one can affect the other and that they are inextricably linked.

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After 15 years painting, Joshua has found his visual voice and in the last 4 years and has received acclaim in several prestigious Australian Art Prizes.  In 2014 he was the winner of the 2014 Cossack Acquisitive Art Award  and was awarded a highly commended in the 2015 Paddington Art Prize and 2015 Black Swan Portrait Prize.

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Porcelain Prodigy | KATE MACDOWELL

Sculptor, Kate MacDowell, creates beautiful porcelain sculptures depicting the union between man and nature. Her work shows the relationship to be one of friction and discomfort, exacerbating human and animal vulnerability by the destructive impact technological advancements have created on the environment. MacDowell highlights stressors such as climate change, pollution and genetically modified agriculture. Just last year, MacDowell was a featured artist in Banksy’s Dismaland group exhibition.

Sculptor, Kate MacDowell, creates beautiful porcelain sculptures depicting the union between man and nature. Her work shows the relationship to be one of friction and discomfort, exacerbating human and animal vulnerability by the destructive impact technological advancements have created on the environment. MacDowell highlights stressors such as climate change, pollution and genetically modified agriculture. Just last year, MacDowell was a featured artist in Banksy's Dismaland group exhibition. Via news.upperplayground.com (1)

Sculptor, Kate MacDowell, creates beautiful porcelain sculptures depicting the union between man and nature. Her work shows the relationship to be one of friction and discomfort, exacerbating human and animal vulnerability by the destructive impact technological advancements have created on the environment. MacDowell highlights stressors such as climate change, pollution and genetically modified agriculture. Just last year, MacDowell was a featured artist in Banksy's Dismaland group exhibition. Via news.upperplayground.com (2)

Sculptor, Kate MacDowell, creates beautiful porcelain sculptures depicting the union between man and nature. Her work shows the relationship to be one of friction and discomfort, exacerbating human and animal vulnerability by the destructive impact technological advancements have created on the environment. MacDowell highlights stressors such as climate change, pollution and genetically modified agriculture. Just last year, MacDowell was a featured artist in Banksy's Dismaland group exhibition. Via news.upperplayground.com (3)

Sculptor, Kate MacDowell, creates beautiful porcelain sculptures depicting the union between man and nature. Her work shows the relationship to be one of friction and discomfort, exacerbating human and animal vulnerability by the destructive impact technological advancements have created on the environment. MacDowell highlights stressors such as climate change, pollution and genetically modified agriculture. Just last year, MacDowell was a featured artist in Banksy's Dismaland group exhibition. Via news.upperplayground.com (4)

Sculptor, Kate MacDowell, creates beautiful porcelain sculptures depicting the union between man and nature. Her work shows the relationship to be one of friction and discomfort, exacerbating human and animal vulnerability by the destructive impact technological advancements have created on the environment. MacDowell highlights stressors such as climate change, pollution and genetically modified agriculture. Just last year, MacDowell was a featured artist in Banksy's Dismaland group exhibition. Via news.upperplayground.com (5)

Sculptor, Kate MacDowell, creates beautiful porcelain sculptures depicting the union between man and nature. Her work shows the relationship to be one of friction and discomfort, exacerbating human and animal vulnerability by the destructive impact technological advancements have created on the environment. MacDowell highlights stressors such as climate change, pollution and genetically modified agriculture. Just last year, MacDowell was a featured artist in Banksy's Dismaland group exhibition. Via news.upperplayground.com (6)

Sculptor, Kate MacDowell, creates beautiful porcelain sculptures depicting the union between man and nature. Her work shows the relationship to be one of friction and discomfort, exacerbating human and animal vulnerability by the destructive impact technological advancements have created on the environment. MacDowell highlights stressors such as climate change, pollution and genetically modified agriculture. Just last year, MacDowell was a featured artist in Banksy's Dismaland group exhibition. Via news.upperplayground.com (7)

Sculptor, Kate MacDowell, creates beautiful porcelain sculptures depicting the union between man and nature. Her work shows the relationship to be one of friction and discomfort, exacerbating human and animal vulnerability by the destructive impact technological advancements have created on the environment. MacDowell highlights stressors such as climate change, pollution and genetically modified agriculture. Just last year, MacDowell was a featured artist in Banksy's Dismaland group exhibition. Via news.upperplayground.com (8)

Sculptor, Kate MacDowell, creates beautiful porcelain sculptures depicting the union between man and nature. Her work shows the relationship to be one of friction and discomfort, exacerbating human and animal vulnerability by the destructive impact technological advancements have created on the environment. MacDowell highlights stressors such as climate change, pollution and genetically modified agriculture. Just last year, MacDowell was a featured artist in Banksy's Dismaland group exhibition. Via news.upperplayground.com (9)

Sculptor, Kate MacDowell, creates beautiful porcelain sculptures depicting the union between man and nature. Her work shows the relationship to be one of friction and discomfort, exacerbating human and animal vulnerability by the destructive impact technological advancements have created on the environment. MacDowell highlights stressors such as climate change, pollution and genetically modified agriculture. Just last year, MacDowell was a featured artist in Banksy's Dismaland group exhibition. Via news.upperplayground.com (10)

SEA WALLS: MURALS for OCEANS at Isla Mujeres, Mexico

This year, PangeaSeed in collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, World Art Destinations and Juxtapoz Latin America organized “Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans” – Mexico Expedition. The week-long mural festival took place in July 20-28 on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

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With a  goal to creatively raise awareness for the conservation of the ocean and the need to protect whale sharks and manta rays off the Yucatan peninsula, internationally acclaimed contemporary artists  were invited from every where.  Curiot, Saner, Nosego, Shark Toof, Tristan Eaton, Celeste Byers, Meggs, Cinzah Merkens, Tatiana Suárez, Hannah Stouffer, Smithe, Aaron Glasson, Yoh Nagao, Vexta and Pelucas attended the festival.

Each artist was given the opportunity to swim with and study whale sharks and oceanic manta rays and experience these endangered animals in their natural environment.  Manta Ray 1 Whale Shark 1

And in turn, inspired by their personal animal encounters, the artists created a series of 14 large-scale ocean-themed murals on Isla Mujeres to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness within the local and tourist communities for the plight of these animals and oceans.

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About PangeaSeed

PangeaSeed (pangeaseed.org) is an international organization who collaborates with

 

members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities. PangeaSeed is dedicated

to raising public awareness and education surrounding the conservation and preservation of

sharks and other marine species in peril.

Through volunteer activism, research and the various mediums of art, music, film and

photography, PangeaSeed aims to create a sea change within the global community and

develop an understanding of the need to preserve and protect the world’s oceans.

Luzinterruptus wants Radioactive Control

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Wow, the Luz Crew just killed it. We now officially have a Top 5 of things we have loved this year: Evol at MS Dockville, Swoon at MOCA, Swampy at FIFTY24SF (hometown hero), McQueen at MET, and now Luzinterruptus at MS Dockville. Those are things we have seen this year where we go, you know what, that is pretty damn good. This one just completes it.

Here is the full rundown to what you are looking at… via Nuart.

The installation Radioactive Control was created for the Dockville Festival in de Hamburg which tried to demonstrate, in a humorous tone, the paranoia that we are suffering from since the escape of radioactive material in Japan, has brought into question the safety systems at the nuclear power plants.

With our mysterious army of 100 illuminated radioactive figures, which advanced threateningly on the natural environment of the festival, we wanted to invite reflection regarding the use and abuse of nuclear energy, cheap in economic terms, but which can cause grave secondary effects for the environment and health, forever irreversible.

Germany has been the first developed country to announce the total abandonment of nuclear energy by 2022, we know that this was not an altruistic decision and has a lot to do with the creation of new and innovative industries, which will make them pioneers in the market. But just in case they change their minds, we already know that what politicians legislate today, they change tomorrow with impunity, we wanted to simulate, for the festival, a life under the constant threat of nuclear accidents.

Thanks to the people of the Dockville organization for their help and support in putting together the installation and their hospitality during our stay and to all the volunteers who donated their time and abilities so that in the end our army stayed afoot, with a military air, for the month that the festival lasted.

The photos are by Gustavo Sanabria. In a few days we will add more information with video and more photos of the installation.

Time of installation: 6 days.
Damages: none.
Exhibition time: 30 days.

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From The Citrus Report

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Mercury Pollutant Making Birds Gay.

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As a result, the male white Ibis are not continuing to reproduce. Suddenly supporting environmental conservation feels like we are on the Right Wing side of politics for family values. We love our big gay birds.

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Our trip to the Los Angeles Car Show . . .

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We went to the Los Angeles Auto Show recently, and we really were into a lot of the cars we saw. And we would also like to thank the automotive car industry for creating worthless product for years that has harmed the environment, destroyed a once proud American state, destroyed a region of the world because of the oil demand, and basically turned Americans into psychopathic oil drinking loonies. But hey, who doesn’t want an Audi that gets 15MPG, right?

So, if people think car companies really give a fuck about the environment, if they really care about innovation, you are sadly mistaken. They are about 2o years too late for the cause . . .

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