LUMPY SCULPTURES BY JOAKIM OJANEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Stockholm, Sweden based artist Joakim Ojanen aims to make work that is timeless. Joakim’s approach to timelessness is unconventional: His woozy characters are intended to be both 8 and 30 years old at the same time.

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There’s something undeniably grotesque about the lumpy sculptural works of Ojanen, though this is balanced with a sense of humor and a child-like naivety which, in all, creates a confusing feeling for the viewer.

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Erland Brand @ Konstakademien, Stockholm

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Photos by Patrik Lindell, from Erland Brand’s exhibition at the Konstakademien in Stockholm from early 2011. As the museum explains, translated from Swedish by Google, “The wallpaper surrounds the work of the old Erland Brand: dreamed-of trips in an entropically disappearance of the universe. A gigantic archive of dead and living languages. A manic work without beginning or end.”

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Funky Pretty in Stockholm

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Matthew Feyld, Jaret Penner and Michael Swaney open a show at GALLERY STEINSLAND BERLINER in Stockholm, Sweden this August 26th, and we don’t really know what else to say about it besides the fact that those little humps up there are cool. The only reason we know about this space is because Erik Foss showed here last year, and that show looked good.

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Street illusion in Stockholm, Sweden

Epic work by Erik Johansson, done in Stockholm. As Erik says of the project, “Mind your step is a large scale 32 x 18 meters (105′ x 59′ feet) street illusion in Stockholm at Sergels torg made by me, Erik Johansson. It will be on the square between 7-12 June 2011. For a long time I have been doing creative retouch and surreal montages.

“I’ve always been quite fascinated by perspective illusions in my images and some time ago I got an idea of trying to realize one in a public space somewhere. My idea was to put a photo in an environment and actually trick people that it would have depth. Street illusions isn’t something new, but I wanted to try to make it as a photo instead of drawing and painting the streets. Photography is my medium and I wanted it to look as realistic as possible, just like my photos.”

via we waste time.

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A great new Jimi Hendrix article

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Just got done reading an amazing Jimi Hendrix article that is on the Guardian’s Sunday edition. We don’t know about you, but we kind of forget about Jimi, how young he was, how amazing his musicianship was, how great of a trio the Experience were,  how he came on to the scene like a powerhouse and suddenly just left the world. Jimi lived in London, so we see where the English and Londoners feel like Jimi was their own.

Read it, enjoy it, watch this.

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