Iconic pop images by US photographer JOSHUA SCOTT. Joshua crumbles found pictures of famous faces and then photographs the crumbled image. A photograph of a photograph. It’s a fun abstract way to look at iconic faces from a different perspective. For the second year in a row Joshua Scott is the First Place winner for Food & Still Life photography at the 2010 APA/NY Awards, with his Pop Faces series. Via trendland
Things just aren’t the way they used to be
LUCAS BLALOCK (b.1978) is currently part of the group exhibition ‘THINGS JUST AREN‘T THE WAY THEY USED TO BE’ @ Kate Werble Gallery in NYC. The expo is an observation of the material world through the vernacular of everyday and its objects. The show ends August 13, 2010. Via iheartphotograph.
Photographs by Los-Angeles based BROOKE SHADEN. 23 year-old Shaden took up photography in 2008 and her goal is to make beautiful images of things that other find disturbing. She uses the female form (rarely showing faces in her photographs) to comment on female stereotyping. Brooke’s photography questions the definition of what it means to be alive, many of them dealing with the beauty in sadness and suffering. Apparently, she does all of her photoshoots in her own 1 room appartment. Visit her flickr page to view more of her images. Via bumbumbum
House of Egypt
Installation views from the expo ‘House of Egypt’ @ Neues Museum in Bosso, Germany. Via benjaminhuseby
Kuma-kuna, illumine, air-hostess & wingsz-wind
Studies of form and movement
Funky sculptural & spatial works by Dutch artist COCKY EEK (b.1966) who lives and works in Amsterdam. Air plays a dominant role in Eeks spacial compositions which often deals with flying, floating or a state of nothingness. Cocky Eek studied fashion design. Via butdoesitfloat.
PLEASURE PARK HORSES & PLEASURE PARK JOCKEY
PLEASURE PARK (2008) By ELENA DORFMAN is an intimate study of the the relationship between a horse and its rider. Click here to read more about the series of photographs. Elena who is originally from Boston now lives and works in San Francisco. She is represented by Modernism in San Francisco and Edwin Houk Gallery in NYC.
Escape Artist: Castaway
Initially the idea for JULIE RRAP’s (b.1950) installation ‘ESCAPE ARTIST:CASTAWAY’ (2009) was based on a hybrid between the figures in Gericault’s painting Raft of the Medusa and Marilyn Monroe in her famous dress standing on the street with the wind effect. This hybrid in turn resulted in new images and affects. The result looks a bit like jump cuts in a film sequence. It deals with place in space and movement. According to Julie Rrap it’s ultimately about the desire to imagine; to imagine is to expand the world in order to inhabit the world more vividly in its virtuality. Julie Rrap has been a major figure in Australian contemporay art for more than three decades. Her work includes photography, sculpture, painting, performance, installation and video in an ongoing project concerned with representations of the body – often using her own body as the subject. She is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 gallery in Sydney, Australia.