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Felix Kiessling’s Taumel Exhibition Explores The Effects Of Urban Materialism Through Art – Fine Art Photography Article

Felix Kiessling’s Taumel Exhibition Explores The Effects Of Urban Materialism Through Art Drawing connections between materials and space, the pieces comprising Kiessling’s exhibition are made from items we encounter in urban areas: in construction sites, public spaces, and buildings we commonly interact with. His two sculptures titled ‘And the world turned silent for a little while Rot/Weiss’; encompass two old steel doors that were crushed by an 800 kilogram concrete weight, painted in red and white respectively. Other works include…

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An Illusory, Infinite Staircase In Japan By Argentinian Artist Leandro Erlich – Fine Art Photography Article

An Illusory, Infinite Staircase In Japan By Argentinian Artist Leandro Erlich The piece is part of the group exhibition ‘The power of things’. This new work is one of Erlich’s numerous installations that seemingly defy the laws of gravity, by warping the everyday function of a staircase. Naturally, a normal staircase is a construction that provides transit between two different areas—in Erlich’s artwork, as the audience begins to interact with it, they are immersed into a physical space with a…

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The Destination of Alula and Assouline Publishing Launch Alula Featuring Photography by Robert Polidori and Paintings by Ignasi Monreal – Photobook Photography Article

The Destination of Alula and Assouline Publishing Launch Alula Featuring Photography by Robert Polidori and Paintings by Ignasi Monreal The new book, on sale September 8, immerses readers in the culture and mystique of AlUla through stunning landscapes, ancient sites, and interpretive illustrations. Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 7th of September 2020: The destination of AlUla, in collaboration with publisher Assouline, announces the September 2020 release of a luxury immersive book of photography and illustrations titled, AlUla. With stunning images…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I woke up the other day, and it felt chilly for the first time since winter. Instinctively I felt quite excited. When I processed why that would be, I realised it was because I could feel autumn creeping in. To most people the end of summer is something they never look forward to. The end of those sunny days & warm evenings, and the loss of greenery to the gardens and natural spaces…

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Charlotte Thrane’s Unique Sculptural Works Feature Contrasting Textures And Colors – Fine Art Photography Article

Charlotte Thrane’s Unique Sculptural Works Feature Contrasting Textures And Colors Working with themes of the body and tactile experience, Thrane strives to create large-scale works that elicit a feeling of closeness. Her process involves selecting materials and using physical activities such as folding, stacking, bending, squeezing, stretching, dipping, and tying. “The works therefore function as a form of registration of these bodily actions, as well as the physicality, temporality, and changeability that are basic conditions of our existence,” she explains.…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I really enjoy photographing farmyard animals and livestock, which tend to be overlooked by most nature photographers, as they’re not wild. You don’t get the ‘thrill of the chase’ feeling that you get when out looking for some scarce or timid creature, but on the flip side you do get to work with an animal which is used to humans, and that will allow you in closer, for a more intimate and expressive…

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The Kunsthalle Mannheim Looks At A Diverse Future With Upheaval – Fine Art Photography Article

The Kunsthalle Mannheim Looks At A Diverse Future With Upheaval Aptly named ‘UPHEAVAL’, the exhibition opens a new chapter in the history of the Kunsthalle Mannheim. “Diversifying voices entails looking in different directions; and, therefore, to tell different stories” “Coming as a new director, it was important to me that the direction the Kunsthalle would take would be more diverse and global, stemming from different biographical perspectives,” he explains. “Diversifying the voices that speak within such an institution entails looking…

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Daniel Widrig’s Practice Blurs The Line Between Technology And Art – Fine Art Photography Article

Daniel Widrig’s Practice Blurs The Line Between Technology And Art Widrig’s art breaks down the boundaries between disciplines; borrowing tools traditionally associated with one industry and using them in other fields, in often unanticipated and exciting ways. Widrig uses computer simulation processes and advanced technologies adopted from the special effects business to create sculptural 3D-printed craftwork—digital designs materialize into intricate sculptures in glass or recycled plastic and furniture pieces with impeccable undulated thin surfaces, such as the ‘Peeler’ chair. Embracing…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography One of the fantastic things about putting photos out to the world is seeing other people’s interpretations of them. It’s always exciting to hear from artists who have drawn or painted one of my photos. As a former pencil artist in my youth, I am blown away by the skill of some of these people, and I’m very envious of their talent. In truth, I’d be drawing now if I was good enough…

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Daniel Steegmann Mangrané Questions Human Perception In Fog Dog – Fine Art Photography Article

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané Questions Human Perception In Fog Dog In an adjacent room, Steegmann Mangrané’s new film, ‘Fog Dog’, is screened. Merging fiction and contemplation, the video is the artist’s first foray into cinematic storytelling. Documenting the daily life of the students and stray dogs at the Institute of Fine Arts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, the film explores the entanglements of past and future in today’s realities, shedding light on the lasting consequences of colonialism and the dramatic effects of climate…

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Isa Genzken’s Window Explores Themes Of Travel, Perspective, And Human Experience – Fine Art Photography Article

Isa Genzken’s Window Explores Themes Of Travel, Perspective, And Human Experience While Genzken’s practice is highly diverse, she has continually brought the viewer into an immersive space by integrating elements of mixed media into sculpture. Her work borrows from the aesthetics of Minimalism, punk culture, and assemblage art to confront the uneasy social climate of capitalism and the contemporary human experience. This new body of work expands on the theme of travel, a topic of enduring resonance. Through elements of…

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Marble Detritus Finds New Meaning In Fabio Viale’s Monumental Installation – Fine Art Photography Article

Marble Detritus Finds New Meaning In Fabio Viale’s Monumental Installation The Piedmont artist has displayed 18 tons of stone chippings and marble sculptures cascading from the ceiling into the floor, filling the white space of the Florentine gallery. The art installation, titled ‘Emergences’, is a transposition of the ‘Root’la’ performance carried out by the artist in the Gioia quarry of Carrara, Italy. The artwork resembles a portion of the quarry’s ‘raveneto’, an area in which inutile rubble and chippings discarded…

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Salman Khoshroo’s Art Therapy: Artistic Portraits Woven From Wool – Fine Art Photography Article

Salman Khoshroo’s Art Therapy: Artistic Portraits Woven From Wool Khoshroo mostly works with the art form of painting, yet for this series of works he has applied his painterly knowledge and skills to new techniques and materials. “In my paintings I am inclined to make sweeping gestures and I find the wool to be a beautifully flowing material,” he explains. “So I laid the wool like floating brush strokes, and these are the results.” Weaving inanimate fibers into faces has…

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Sali Muller Explores The Intangibility Of Identity In Her Unique Sculptural Works – Fine Art Photography Article

Sali Muller Explores The Intangibility Of Identity In Her Unique Sculptural Works In her distinctive sculptural works, Muller explores concepts of vanity, self-reflection, and the relationship between individuals and their environment. The mirrored surface is a preferred material for the artist—its reflective qualities allow the viewer to become part of the work. The mirrored surface is formed around rectangular and cubic forms. Installed in various arrangements, the complexity of arrangement is seemingly referential to the complexity of self-reflection. Muller’s work…

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A Virtual Gallery Explores The Theme Of Uncertainty In An Otherworldly Setting – Fine Art Photography Article

A Virtual Gallery Explores The Theme Of Uncertainty In An Otherworldly Setting The idea was conceived of based on how the creative community is sharing the mixed emotions that come with living and working through the current global pandemic. “With conventional design weeks and trade shows being effectively cancelled, both designers and the audience are missing out on the important cultural fabric that the exhibitions provide,” explains a statement from the exhibition. “‘Imagined’ hopes to fill a small part of…

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Liva Isakson Lundin’s Fascinating Installations Give New Form To Material – Fine Art Photography Article

Liva Isakson Lundin’s Fascinating Installations Give New Form To Material Lundin’s thought-provoking and playful installations resemble rubber bands, ribbons and even suction cups, bringing together contrasting materials in unforeseen ways. Her works hold the contradiction of being both static and flowing, although they are indeed fixed. For example, in ‘To Hold Sway’ (2018), strips of steel curl and curve through the air as if they were silk, yet the numerous black ropes holding the metal in place at varying angles,…

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Diane Dal Pra And Services Généraux Create An Abstract, 3D-Rendered Artwork – Fine Art Photography Article

Diane Dal Pra And Services Généraux Create An Abstract, 3D-Rendered Artwork Dal Pra’s works are concerned with movement, bodies, and color; her artistic style is influenced predominantly by Renaissance period compositions. The artwork in question is inspired by the style of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși and depicts a faceless woman curled up in a ball, holding a vase of flowers that are positioned peculiarly atop a small mask. The joint effort brings together the ancestral medium of painting with the…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography Back in January, I was on the train one morning, wondering where to take my series of On Black nature portraits next. The obvious direction is to go for a dark and moody tone, to mirror the aesthetic, and that’s something I’ve done before (elephants, moose, deer). It works well, and ultimately it’s probably the direction in which the project will tend to move. But on this occasion I wondered if I could…

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Andres Suárez Explores The Subtle Nuances Of Identity In His Personal, Creative Illustrations – Fine Art Photography Article

Andres Suárez Explores The Subtle Nuances Of Identity In His Personal, Creative Illustrations The creative process has long been attributed to finding a sense of self-awareness and discovery. For Suárez, illustration serves as the opportunity to explore his sense of self, creating spaces imbued with a sense of calm and contemplation. Portraying singular individuals in sparse settings, the illustrator constructs subtle narratives around his solitary subjects. Figures appear motionless, seemingly waiting, in contemplation of one another or themselves. Though the…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography This is a subject I started mulling over last summer, and I made some notes at the time. But now feels a more appropriate time than ever to have a go at sharing it in a blog post. With spring upon us, it’s usually the most dynamic, energetic, and optimistic season to be out and about, with so much of nature to enjoy – whether it be actively or subliminally. But for obvious…

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Noortje Veenhuizen’s Warm Illustrations Celebrate Passionate Women – Fine Art Photography Article

Noortje Veenhuizen’s Warm Illustrations Celebrate Passionate Women “At first, I started to use Instagram for inspiration and to get in touch with other illustrators,” Veenhuizen tells IGNANT. “Quickly my interest was stimulated by the community, and now I’m discovering what my own style is.” Veenhuizen works under the professional name Nove Design, and illustrates with the intention of creating warm, feminine, and strong characters. “I aim to portray females who have diverse backgrounds, but have one very important thing in…

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David Hanes Examines How We Experience Art In An Age Of Digital Stimulation – Fine Art Photography Article

David Hanes Examines How We Experience Art In An Age Of Digital Stimulation Technology has presented both opportunities and limitations for the world of art for decades. Yet art that utilizes the internet is now no longer just an archive of artworks online; it is its own medium. Hanes is interested in the dissolution of traditional forms of art consumption: where we once only found exposure to art through commercial galleries, now, art is everywhere, made accessible 24/7 through computers.…

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Amalie Jakobsen’s Minimal Sculptures Warp Our Perception Of Shape, Space, And Dark Matter – Fine Art Photography Article

Amalie Jakobsen’s Minimal Sculptures Warp Our Perception Of Shape, Space, And Dark Matter ‘Fool’s Gold’ (2019) brings the universe and its orbiting metallic bodies into our contemporary worldview. Stone-like sculptures made from aluminum, copper, bronze, and 24-karat gold, exist as abstracted forms of asteroids: some are suspended from the roof, and each represents the ways in which these celestial fragments travel in their fixed orbits around our Solar System. Each sculpture is equipped with a microchip with a GPS tracker,…

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Local Dhahran Photographers 2020 – The Design Souk – Photobook Photography Article

Local Dhahran Photographers 2020 – The Design Souk (First Row) Allison Redmon | Amanda Peasley | Hina Mushtaq | Ivie Osula | Jenebie | (Second Row) Lorna Fraser | Louise van der Merwe | Nazia Asif | (Third Row) Olena Jakes | Ruslana Magar | Sabrina Munir | Sadaqat Ali | Tasneem DahduliThis is probably one of my favorite posts to put together – I’m always so blown away by the level of talent in our community! My last family photographers…

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We Don’t Live Here Anymore – Tim’s Reflection Connection – iPhone Photography Article

We Don’t Live Here Anymore – Tim’s Reflection Connection In our efforts to sell our home, we have consulted with a guru stager. She knows what people want to see when shopping for a home. Her job is to make the house look as ideal as possible for the largest market share based on research. Interestingly to me, the way you stage a house is very much different from the way you decorate your home after you buy it. The…

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Renowned Conceptual Artist Xu Zhen Explores The Delicate Art Of Falling – Fine Art Photography Article

Renowned Conceptual Artist Xu Zhen Explores The Delicate Art Of Falling The Shanghai-based conceptual artist frequently considers socio-political themes through installation, sculpture, and mixed media. In his recent performance piece, acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Zhen considers notions of fragility, balance, and the perceived limits of possibility. In the piece, a group of performers are mysteriously suspended in air, appearing to defy gravity as they float, mid-way through an apparent collapse. Whilst they remain poised at…

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The Light That Fills The Room: An Exploration Of Chiaroscuro And Space With Taupe – Fine Art Photography Article

The Light That Fills The Room: An Exploration Of Chiaroscuro And Space With Taupe Owing its longevity to Renaissance artists such as Caravaggio, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Rembrandt, chiaroscuro—the Italian term for the use of contrasts in light and shading across a pictorial work of art—is a stylistic device used to represent shape, form, and color, and to reveal subtle details while adding a three-dimensional quality to two-dimensional images. Today, chiaroscuro has found implementation across all media types—evolving alongside advancements…

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Communication, Memory, And Heritage Are Central To The Work Of Iman Issa – Fine Art Photography Article

Communication, Memory, And Heritage Are Central To The Work Of Iman Issa Beginning as a student of political science and philosophy, the work of Issa takes multiple forms, often combining sculpture, text, photography, sound, and video. Whilst the mediums may be varied, one recurring characteristic is the cryptic, investigative nature of her works which typically encounter archaeology, ethnography, and history. In ‘Material’ (2012), Issa’s sculptural works explore the presence and function of ten historic public monuments, all known to the…

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Crea Studio Envisages The Chaos Of Our World In Flux Through Bold, Bobbling Digital Art – Fine Art Photography Article

Crea Studio Envisages The Chaos Of Our World In Flux Through Bold, Bobbling Digital Art “For ‘Fuego’, we were asked to abstractly convey the world we live in: chaotic, ever-changing, and most importantly, comprised of many different forces and actors,” explains director of Crea Studio, Bruno Canales, to IGNANT. “Some are bouncier. Some are spikier. And the whole is always more interesting and sophisticated than the sum of its parts.” Canales acknowledges that the metaphor of unpredictability points towards the…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography Finally, I’m getting around to sharing my images of The Dolomite mountains. Also known as the ‘Italian Alps’, the Dolomites sit at the North East of Italy, meeting the border with Austria. They’ve been popular with hikers and climbers for decades, and in recent years the secret reached landscape photographers, who now also flock there from all over Europe. What appealed to me about the Dolomites was the scale of the place; the…

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