Blasphemous Nature by Robert Bowen opens August 7th at Upper Playground PDX

FIFTY24PDX Gallery and Upper Playground Portland are excited to present Blasphemous Nature: a solo show featuring new works by San Francisco based artist Robert Bowen.


“BLASPHEMOUS NATURE” is a collection of new paintings chronicling a bizarre place where the line between Mother Nature and the mechanical world has been blurred and broken. The show will be on display at Portland’s Upper Playground Gallery, opening on August 7th from 6-9 PM.

“With this new body of work I am continuing to focus on my fascination with animal/machinery hybrids. There are so many unanswered questions I have about them. Is this a not so distant future reality? A terrible road we should never go down? How do I make the Killer Whale a more efficient killer? Can the marlin and shark be even faster hunters, more dangerous to their only predators, man? If the bees continue to disappear, should we design a replacement to pick up where they left off? Or do we accept our fate and stop toying with Mother Nature since that is what got us into trouble in the first place. I’m continuing to play mad scientist in a lab that should never really exist. Oh, and there’s a few fire breathing cats in there, because…why not.” -R. Bowen

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FIFTY24PDX Gallery:

ROBERT BOWEN: Blashpehmous Nature
23 NW. 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
August 7 – September 27, 2014
Gallery open Monday through Saturday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Opening Reception August 7 at 6:00 PM


Tree Ring Turntableism – Bartholomäus Traubeck’s YEARS

A record player that plays slices of wood. Bartholomäus Traubeck has found  how Year ring data on a tree can be translated into music.  Modified turntable, computer, vvvv, camera, acrylic glass, veneer, approx. 90x50x50 cm.


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From the artist:

“A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.”

Years – ‘scratching’ from Bartholomäus Traubeck on Vimeo.

YEARS from Bartholomäus Traubeck on Vimeo.

Digital download of recordings of seven different trees are now available. Find it here. And for more information about the artist  his latest projects visit:

A Brilliant Read on Ric Flair

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Grantland, a brainchild of the great sports writer, Bill Simmons, is one of the best sports blogs in the world, and they have a fantastic read on classic 70s, 80s, and 90s wrestler, Ric Flair. And the story ain’t pretty. Bouts with his wives, the birth of the Nature Boy, and just the personal struggles of a cult-icon of fake sports makes for a great read.

Read it here.

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hello !! my English its so basic, but i will answer these questions

I live in South America, conception Chile
but i lived also in Brazil

My pictures are of my friends, trips, places and my life in general,

I use digital and analogous cameras

My photography is instantaneous, without studies, without major sophistication, I am totally self-taught. I study arquitecture and this study taught me on the photography.

My influences are the street and the spontaneous thing, but for especially the street and his prominent figures
I meet travelling, that is what mas I like to do, living as a nómade, then I will live in Spain or brazil for a few years, if everything proves well.

It makes me happy, the bicycle, my friends, the simplicity, the nature, the marijuana and the moments that are genuine and pure, the adventure, the risk.

I am a simple boy, without major prejudices, am totally latinamerican.

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KAWS @ Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris

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The very much talked about Brooklyn artist KAWS will be showing at Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris with a solo exhibit called Pay the Debt to Nature. Seems like everytime KAWS sneezes, the kids go ape shit, so we are going to get on the bandwagon and promote this show opening November 6th in the City of Lights.

Go to Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin for more images.

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