Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki carves life-size sculptures from wood, but with a twist of mortality and transience. The disturbing pieces hinge often hinge on grotesque as the combination of the bulging weight and density of wood heightens the certainty of death that looms over all his creations. Each piece, with sizes ranging from life-size to miniature, is first sketched directly onto a large section of camphor wood and then chiseled to match the absurd female form.
For the 2015 edition of the Nuart Street Art Festival in Norway, French artist duo Ella & Pitr have completed the largest rooftop painting in the world. This is located in the Block Berge Bygg construction company located in the municipality of Klepp in Rogaland county.
The piece is titled “Lilith and Olaf” and depicts a curled up girl with painted toenails dropping a small king from her hand. The work is a tongue-in-cheek depiction of King Olaf I of Norway whose birthplace is cited as an islet in Frøylandsvatnet — a lake just meters distance from the paintings’s location.
Passing planes overhead can spot the monumental painted work from the sky, offering onlookers an unconventional look at the landscape through the quirky and creative intervention. Ella & Pitr are known for their ambitiously large paintings in a similar illustrative style.
Ever knows it by now. Grimes is good. And all we hear is that her live performance is really, really good, and so we decided to do a little check up, and her performance of “Genesis” from SF last summer shows this girl knows what’s up. We are hooked.