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Welcome to the Electrographic City

In visual arts on January 30, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Robert Montgomery‘s work echoes the Situationist concept of détournement(deflection, diversion, rerouting, distortion, misuse, misappropriation, hijacking, or otherwise turning something aside from its normal course or purpose) through a series of melancholic posters that cover advertising billboards. Parasitically, the white colour of the type uses the fluorescent lights of the advertising panels. His series of altered neon signs uses the medium of recycled sunlight – the sculptures capture the sunlight during the day through solar cells and emanate it during the night.

And a bit of background SI, hyperreality and the society of spectacle:

 

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Totems by Alain Delorme

In around the world on January 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

Under the blue sky of a highly coloured Shanghai, men carry throughout the city unbelievable piles. These precarious columns made of cardboard or chairs appear as new totems of a society in complete transformation, both a factory for the world and a new El Dorado of the market economy…

RGB wallpaper, by Carnovsky

In visual arts on January 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

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a visual treat designed by Carnovsky for Italian wallpaper manufacturer, Jannelli & Volpi

from their website:

Color est e pluribus unus

RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness”.

RGB designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus.

RGB’s technique consists in the overlapping of three different images, each one in a primary color. The resulting images from this three level’s superimposition are unexpected and disorienting. The colors mix up, the lines and shapes entwine becoming oneiric and not completely clear. Through a colored filter (a light or a transparent material) it is possible to see clearly the layers in which the image is composed. The filter’s colors are red, green and blue, each one of them serves to reveal one of the three layers.

RGB first installation has been shown during Milan Design Week at J&V showroom

Currently exhibition of RGB at Johanessen Gallery in Berlin

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Layered landscapes – by Nobuhiro Nakanishi

In Uncategorized on January 4, 2011 at 2:46 pm

“The theme of my work is: the physical that permeates into the art piece. In a foggy landscape, we no longer see what we are usually able to see – the distance to the traffic light, the silhouette of the trees, the slope of the ground. Silhouettes, distance and horizontal sense all become vague. When we perceive this vagueness, the water inside the retina and skin dissolve outwardly toward the infinite space of the body surface. The landscape continues to flow, withholding us from grasping anything solid. By capturing spatial change and the infinite flow of time, I strive to produce art that creates movement between the artwork itself and the viewer’s experience of the artwork.”

 

via Galeria Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich

Tim Walker’s street signs

In Uncategorized on January 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm

…or a whimsical view of the world

via Vogue Italy