PICTORIAL MEMOIRS BY PAUL METRINKO

by Ariadna Zierold

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New York City based Paul Metrinko’s paintings visually explore the people, places and things that surround him. His paintings are equally a living pictorial memoir and an earnest contribution to the storied tradition of figurative painting.

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Using his characteristic and vaguely abstract style, Paul morphs the noisy, harsh atmosphere of a sunny seaside resort into a sweet pastel stretch of atmospheric daubs of paint in a way that makes it completely enchanting, transforming this familiar space into a fairytale-like landscape that’s not completely without sinister undertones.

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Making Waves | PIERRE CARREAU

Photographer, Pierre Carreau’s AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau’s images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique.  One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore.

Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, “transfer the waves’ energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light.”

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (1)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (2)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (3)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (4)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (5)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (6)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (7)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (8)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (9)

HYPERREALISTIC WATERY PORTRAITS BY ORESEGUN OLUMIDE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Nigerian artist Oresegun Olumide goes beyond realism with his meticulously detailed oil paintings that could easily be mistaken for photographs. Inspired by his immediate environment and the people living around him, whose activities deeply influenced his choice of themes, Olumide eventually started producing art works professionally in 2005. And his chosen medium was oil on canvas.

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Notoriously difficult to capture in fine art, water plays a central role in his portraits: each figure is unclothed, allowing Olumide to explore the distinct texture and aesthetic quality of water-on-skin. Olumide’s intention is to communicate the centrality of water in everyday terms.

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“Many do not think of appreciating water. Every day, everybody touches water but nobody thinks of creating something about it. That was the challenge I took and decided to do series of water-on-body art works.”

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Drunk Windmills by Anna Carpen

Drunk Windmills from Anna Carpen on Vimeo.

“A game in which you have to control drunk windmills flying through the sky.” Okay, well, let’s have a drink. And watch “Drunk Windmills” by Anna Carpen. Better described, “Drunk windmills is an app/game in which you try to control the drunk windmills as they fly through the sky. You have to dodge alcohol drinks to stop your windmill getting drunk. Try and catch the water to sober up and therefore have more chance of getting through to the next level.” (via)

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Jaylib Mondays: Dudley Perkins “Flowers”

One of the many, many Madlib produced projects, we start our Monday off with Dudley Perkins and “Flowers,” a great, poetic track from the Oxnard, California rapper. We have to wonder what is in the water in Oxnard…

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Just another gigantic Teahupoo Wave

BIGGEST TEAHUPOO EVER from UnFuzzy on Vimeo.

Apparently, the French Navy “labeled this day a double code red prohibiting and threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water,” which was also the during the time of the Billabong Pro waiting period. Needless to say, these waves were big. (via)

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Swampy in Brooklyn

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Just a little something we passed by near the Williamsburg Bridge this weekend. We don’t mind seeing a Swampy piece on the East Coast, and even though we had seen this one a few times it seems on Flickr or around the Internet, this is just a nice clean, untouched piece on a side-street in the middle of Williamsburg. With the NYC Marathon going off a few blocks away, we got pushed down by the water, and caught it…

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