Ping Pong Sculptures by Lazerian Design Studios

Commissioned to create a series of ping pong sculptures to reflect and symbolize Ping Pong and the world we currently live in, Lazerian Design Studios came up with a collection consisting of a cctv camera, a hammer, a hand, a teapot, a pill and a 42.

CCTV CAMERA
Symbolising the intensity of a game of ping pong from spectators. It also represents the fact that we are always being watched by cctv cameras from somewhere without us even knowing.

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HAND
The hand symbolises the human interaction with the game and the fact we are all loosing sight to the handcraft of items with moving into a digital age
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TEAPOT 
Representing the social side to the sport. It was also the first 3d computer graphic item which brings us into todays 3d digital computer age.
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42
The meaning of life
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HAMMER

Everyone wants to win and hammer the person at the game and also the destruction that one does to the world without much thought

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Leather Fish Pouches by Jeremy Fish x Al’s Attire for Upper Playground

The SF Heritage Preservation Society together with the legendary handmade goods shop, Al’s Attire, is proud to release a second piece to their leather goods collection. (The first was the Jeremy Fish Moc Toe Shoes)

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The Leather Fish Pouch: Approximately 9″ x 3″ these sturdy zipper pouches have a signature Al’s Attire Label sown inside of it.  The Leather Fish Pouches are unique in design and individual construction will vary in size.

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Made exclusively for Upper Playground this project was in collaboration with artist, Jeremy Fish.  Each Leather Fish Pouch is constructed with Premium Bavarian leather lasered with Jeremy Fish Pattern and hand sown in small batches.

To purchase visit upperplayground.com or click into any of the images above.

 

Stunning Hyperreal Sculptures of Warhol and Dali by Kazuhiro Tsuji

Contemporary hyperrealist sculptor, Kazuhiro Tsuji shifted his focus toward Fine Art and Sculpture after working as a special effects makeup artist in Hollywood for 25 years. Using resin, platinum silicone, and his special craft honed from his dedication to the world of special effects, Kazu began building 3-Dimensional portraits of famous figures.  By trial and error since 2008, the artist figured out how to improve upon his hyper-realistic sculptures, or busts of Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Abraham Lincoln at two times the actual size of the person.  The scale, texture and detail add to the sensory experience for his audience and evoke a temptation to feel what is presented before them:

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For more info about the artist visit kazustudios.com.

 

 

INSA from Outer Space: The World’s largest Animated GIF

British street artist, INSA, has recently published an animated GIF captured by a satellite 431 miles away in space.  Well known for his combination work of animating his streetart through GIFs, INSA himself states that his work is ”cutting edge art for the tumblr generation.”

Finished GIF:

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Now having created the largest animated painting in existence, INSA has now become a point of reference as the king of Graffiti +GIF-ing aka “Gifiti”.  The four-frame animation that was painted over 576hours in Brazil could only be photographed by satellite, since it measured 57,515 square meters.

How the Gif was made:

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The works of Christer Karlstad

Some interesting figurative paintings by Norwegian artist Christer Karlstad. His intriguing interpretation of Nature vs Man seduces the viewer with mysterious circumstances of a suggested apocalyptic event or a time and space that exists in a dream like state.

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Karlstad’s particular Oil on Plate series titled, ‘The Seer’ focuses on various states of ‘being and doing’ such as Sing, Breathe, Still, Howl and Whisper:

The Seer: SING

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The Seer: WHISPER

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The Seer: WHISPER

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The Seer: BREATHE

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The Seer: STILL

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El Mac in Puerto Rico for Los Muros Hablan 2014

Famed American master muralist, El Mac attended  ’Los Muros Hablan’ 2014  along with SAN, Agostino Iacurci, PUN 18, Alexis Díaz and Vero Rivera in December.  The festival which took place in Puerto Rico hosted El Mac who began a gigantic mural eleven stories high towering over the city.  Here are some work in progress photos through various sources  including El Mac’s IG @mac_arte and the festival @losmuroshablan.  Finished mural photos will post soon. Aerial shots are credited to @skyretinapr.

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Metallic Murals by Bik-Ismo

Emerging Puerto Rican street artist, BIK ISMO has been popping out “Metallic” murals from 2D walls impressing street audiences with his standout style and technique. His 3D skills in crafting smooth metallic surfaces out of aerosol are much more complex than it appears. We take a closer look at some of his latest works documented via his IG @bikismo and others who captured his work in Wynwood, Miami, at this year’s ArtBasel among other places.

Dominican Republic: (via @tostfilms)

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Wynwood, Miami: ( via @bikismo)

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Finished Metallic Dog (via @kyong_hwa)

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Calle Serra, Sancerce Puerto Rico: (via @bikismo)

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Israel: (via @bikismo)

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New Superfishal Pillows by Jeremy Fish at Upper Playground

Jeremy Fish releases a new set of Superfishal pillows with his ever popular ‘Fowl Mood’, ‘Wisdome’ and ‘Sutro Fog’ designs.  The ‘Fowl Mood’ Pillows come in two color ways and the other two designs in Brown and in Navy.  For more pillows and other accessories by Jeremy Fish, visit upperplayground.com and search keywords ‘Superfishal‘:

FOWL MOOD  PILLOW in Brown and in Green:

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SUTRO FOG PILLOW in Brown:

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WISDOME PILLOW in Navy:

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‘INTERSECTIONS’ by ANILA QUAYYUM AGHA at Grand Rapids Art Museum until January 25, 2015

Multidisciplinary artist, Anila Quayyum Agha won this year’s ArtPrize at GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum) not only once but twice, in a single year, claiming the first grand prize and a second prize with a collaborative submission with another artist.  But the crowd pleaser and favorite of the judges was her solo work, ‘INTERSECTIONS’, a Laser-cut Wood, Single Light Bulb, 6.5′ Square Cube that casts a shadow of  32′x34′ in a room.

Inspired by the decors and artisanship of the Alhambra Palace, the installation explores themes of religious and societal dualisms:

“My goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and static and dynamic by relying on the purity and inner symmetry of geometric design, and the interpretation of the cast shadows. The form of the design and its layered, multidimensional variations will depend both on the space in which it is installed, the arrangement of the installation, and the various paths that individuals take while experiencing the space.” -Agha

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‘Intersections’ will remain on display at GRAM until January 25th, 2015.  For more of information and more of her works visit here. Photos via hyper allergic.com

 

Jeremy Fish and Upper Playground releases special limited edition of ‘ROOTS & BRANCHES’

Upper Playground and Jeremy Fish are proud to announce a special release of ‘Roots & Branches‘, designed by Jeremy Fish. These beautiful solid Birch Panels are laser etched one by one and hand varnished with care. Each panel measures 18″ x 24″ x 1.5″ and is signed and numbered by the artist. Made in the USA. Limited Edition of 30 + 1 Artist Proof.

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Available in store and online exclusively at upperplayground.com. If you live close to the SF shop and want to pick one up before Christmas, please call the shop directly to inquire. We have a few prints available in store!

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