Jun 1, 2009
" I'm most productive in the morning
" was constructed out of approximately 5000 hand cut matchsticks, a lot of patience, and even more superglue. It was created during my first semester class at SVA with Stefan Sagmeister. We were given the task of illustrating a personal life lesson in the spirit of Stefan's "Things that I have learned in my life so far" projects, which recently became a book. This project took hundreds of hours to complete and was extremely labor intensive but a lot of fun to photograph. Steve Haslip
Jun 1, 2009
Artist Phil Hansen
paints the Mona Lisa using burger grease for a fast food company who wanted to show how much fat was in their competitor's food.
May 29, 2009
I love Edie Nadelhaft's
Cherry Biters series. Read on.. " The Cherry Biters are a celebration of paint and painting: a fervent physical expression, and the profound sensual and emotional potency of the substance itself. Derived from photographs of myself, the images are intentionally ambiguous. The biter is captured in mid-chomp, teeth tearing at the fleshy fruit, suspended in a macabre state of pre-demolition. The cherry, half-chewed is often unidentifiable. It could as easily be a hunk of meat or a shiny piece of hard candy. The pictures are decadent, and unabashedly sexual, but my interest is in an impulse more inclusive than lust. These works address the essence of sensual experience, the turbulence of physical existence, in all it's beauty and violence. There is a symbiotic relationship between the literal subject matter: cherry biters, and the means of representation: oil painting. The voluptuousness of the medium is underscored by the sensuality of the chewing, tasting, dripping, juicy images, which are in turn reinforced by the vivid fleshy colors and liberally applied paint. As the work progresses, my perspective evolves from close to extreme close-up resulting in large renderings of tiny things that are no less complex than that which yielded them up as mere details initially. As my vantage point changes, I am able to get lost in the details. My source image is isolated from context and/or magnified to such a degree that I can no longer perceive it's objective meaning, rendering from such a close perspective that it appears to me as a total abstraction. "
May 29, 2009
<-- Born Doncaster, Yorkshire. Currently living and working in London; Visual artist, co-founder and art director of Euroart Studios and Gallery, Tottenham, London.