Paul Yore’s work of tapestries and assemblages is full of excess, ejaculating penises and a riot of rainbow colors. It is a sensory overload of colors, images, words and sounds; a reflection of a consumer society that has achieved peak stuff.
The commercial, sexual and national mix with the religious forms, the altar piece and the temple with tapestries and mixed media art. His art is a mix of the infantile and juvenile with the pornographically adult, full of juvenile humour and childish joy.
Benjamin Cook is an artist originally from Northern Kentucky and currently living in Champaign, Illinois. Ben did his BFA from the University of Louisville in 2012 and presently is an MFA candidate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Ben’s recent body of work is very amusing, bold, and colorful. These abstract work in acrylic are painted with broad brushstrokes involving swirls and arcs that are reminiscent of mandalas, chakras, and rainbows. There’s movement in his work coupled with slight humor.
Jen Stark was born in Miami, Florida in 1983 and received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, majoring in fibers with a minor in animation. Her artwork mimics intricate patterns and colors found in nature while exploring ideas of replication and infinity. Although Stark is most recognized for her paper sculptures, she has explored a variety of media including wood, metal, paint, plexi and animation.
Her work appears like psychedelic wormholes, pulsating and multi-colored portals that might throw you into another dimension entirely. Working outward from an equally prismatic core, the pieces radiate entire spectrums of color from layered paper, PVC, or foam board. These contrasting colors and repetition give the works a feeling of movement and cyclical regeneration and feel almost as if one is staring into a deep and hypnotizing cavern.
Stark’s work concentrates on this hypnotic feel, both in its aesthetic and time-intensive process of layering hundreds of material components. Once composed, the works give the illusion of the infinite, as if their colors never truly end.
Arranged both haphazardly and in detailed arrangements, Paris- based artist Mademoiselle Maurice adheres thousands of brightly colored origami works to unexpected places, decorating everything from the ceilings of national art museums to the worn sides of ancient buildings. Using paper and thread, she loves to shape these natural materials in a complex manner.
The technicolor work of Miami-based digital collage artist Dana Fortune combines futuristic environments with vintage models to suggest continuity between the past and future. Rainbows are featured prominently in each of her collages, bringing levity and optimism, or perhaps just a veneer of optimism, to each piece. Her backgrounds are scenic: galaxies, seascapes, and canyons provide the settings for suburban children, suited gentlemen, and beautiful women.
Danish / Icelandic mega artist, Olafur Eliasson, just completed this amazing piece of permanent installation piece in Denmark, a 360 degree rainbow panorama on top of a museum.
As Designboom reports, “olafur eliasson’s highly anticipated new installation ‘your rainbow panorama’ is now complete. set to open on may 28th, the permanent elevated structure provides a 360º view of the city of Arhus, Denmark. Suspended between the city and the sky, the viewing platform insists on the sensory engagement of those who enter it.
“The continuously circular pathway sits on top of and proportionality compliments the ARoS Museum of Art, designed by Schmidt Hammer lLassen in 2007. measuring 150 meters around, the transparent glass unit is designed to act as a visual compass for the city, its colors marking the physical location of each visitor.”