Jul 19, 2013
is the title of this collection of sculptures. It is a new form of sculpture, composed by several pieces which follow one another in the gallery space. This new form of sculpture hangs from the ceiling, from above, falls from above. The floor and walls stay unblemished, as they are too perfect to allow any intervention on them, a break-through is not possible. The only place that makes it possible is the ceiling. That is how Break-Through has found its place. The ceiling is not only the sole available place – it is also the place from which gravity exerts its force majeure. It is the sense of gravity that makes it fall from above. And it is from above that a breakthrough is possible downwards. The opening is the evidence of the collapsed, broken ceiling. The breakthrough occurs by a force from above, due to an external force, a force that does not stop. This could be a water leak, a flood. The ceiling broke down, fell down and with it everything that it was hiding over my head – the unspoken and the hidden chaos. It reveals everything I did not see. And brutally, through the force of gravity, everything is poured, all is revealed and offered to the eye. The invisible operational mechanisms are revealed and become visible. It’s up to me to see into the chaos and be alert and awake. Making the invisible visible – thanks to the law of physics – is what Break-Through does and shows. It is a ‘critical’ sculpture, a ‘critical’ corpus. This break that comes from above cannot be avoided, is irresistible. This sculpture, this break, this ‘critical’ corpus will fall over my head, I cannot save myself from its new logic, its relentless logic. The force majeure has no mercy and forces me to see. I have to raise my head, I have to open my eyes wide and face what I do not want to see. This is the logic, the form and the mission of this sculpture. " -Thomas Hirschhorn
Jul 19, 2013
I was already a big fan of Tiësto
's music, but I feel like his newest tracks have really come a long way. Please check out my Tumblr which I update regularly with new illustrations, sculptures, and other fun stuff. Make sure you take a look. Link here.
Jul 19, 2013
" Plastic containers, parts of toys, doll's arms and legs, screws… all sorts of things surrounding us in our modern daily life are what I need to make my figures. These stuff, ordinary and with nothing special, are my favorites because they belong to my intimate environment. Plastic is my chosen material because it gives a modern flavor and a profusion of colors that no other material seems to offer. So, it relates better with the “pop dolls” that I seek to materialize.” The artist re-works the objects he chooses into many quirky amalgamations before a piece is ever complete and he is satisfied, “I’d like to distinguish my work from what is commonly taken as art under the sign of recycling. For, the objects that effectively take part in my pieces have undergone a lot of reflection and trials in different combinations. Different objects with their diversity of forms are gathered in a new kind of rendezvous bringing about a new thing, although, basically and at first sight, it is easy to say which objects are there." - Sang Won Sung
Jul 18, 2013
'The magician, actor, writer, and collector Ricky Jay
is rendered here by Glenn Kaino
in playing cards, one of the tools in Jay’s magician’s quiver. Kaino studies the history and practice of magic as a parallel to art making: both artists and magicians develop finely honed skills to create illusions that rely on their audience’s willing suspension of disbelief. This homage to the widely respected Jay is a nod both to op art and to the magician’s long-held card-throwing record. From certain angles, the work appears as a jumble of planes and colors, but from just the right vantage point, the cards coalesce into Jay’s unmistakable visage'.