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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Tara Donovan’s Bulbous, Undulating Works Consider The Beauty In Everyday Objects – Fine Art Photography Article

Tara Donovan’s Bulbous, Undulating Works Consider The Beauty In Everyday Objects Massive in scale, Donovan’s sculptural compositions explore themes of accumulation and aggregation. By making use of mass-produced goods that are ubiquitous in society but often overlooked, Donovan’s works force the viewer to reconsider their actions and habits in a world fuelled by consumption. Her commitment to an effortful, laboured, and site-responsive methodology connects her to movements such as Postminimalism and Process Art, with comparisons to artists such as Richard…

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Zaina Al Hizami Biography | Destination KSA – Photobook Photography Article

Zaina Al Hizami Biography | Destination KSA Zaina Al Hizami is an international artist who has announced her first show in London later this year from 3-6 June 2020 at 15 Bateman Street Gallery in Soho. The exhibition, Behind Closed Doors, explores the ideas of gates, both in a physical and metaphorical sense. Zaina has trained across Europe and developed a unique style that is characterised with bright colours and highly textured with 3D elements. Her signature motifs which thread across all her work…

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fenced – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

fenced – Monochromia Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography People along the coasts try to save the beaches from getting lost during storms. So, the try to break the water streams by putting wooden piles in the sand. More of my images can be seen on my own blog. Like this:Like Loading… Related January 24, 2020January 22, 2020 solaner Tagged Andre, Art, Autumn, Black And White Photography, Europe, Germany, Monochromia, Photography, Sea, solaner, waves, Winter 5 Comments This is only a…

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“One Idea Is Not Enough”: In Conversation With Erwin Wurm – Fine Art Photography Article

“One Idea Is Not Enough”: In Conversation With Erwin Wurm “When I started out, I made drawings, 3D sculptures, and performative sculptures,” Wurm says of his varied oeuvre. “I didn’t want to restrict myself to one medium, so, depending on the mood, I focused on one aspect of my work more than the others. Sometimes the public was more interested in the ‘One Minute Sculptures’, other times more in the ‘Fat’ series, but it made no difference to my work.…

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Waves – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

Waves – Monochromia When standing on the beach and watching the waves rolling in you can every now and then find things. In the surf, you can find stones, shells, algae or other sea plants and even human waste. At the same time, the surf washes away footprints or any other mark in the sand. Heavier waves are able to form the beach and even the coastline anew. This happens usually during the winter storms. Two and a half weeks…

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No Tears For The Creatures Of The Night Is Berger&Berger’s Atmospheric Installation – Fine Art Photography Article

No Tears For The Creatures Of The Night Is Berger&Berger’s Atmospheric Installation Laurent P. Berger and Cyrille Berger, respectively a visual artist and an architect, are known for their fusing of multiple art forms within their interactive works. With a consistent emphasis on balancing light and visuals, the pair’s works invite viewers to engage the senses while interacting with the spaces they create. In ‘No Tears for the Creatures of the Night’, an ostensibly straightforward maze of gray walls made…

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Laura Hendricks Combines Multiple Landscapes In Her Inventive Series The Stay – Fine Art Photography Article

Laura Hendricks Combines Multiple Landscapes In Her Inventive Series The Stay Creating these architectural works allows Hendricks to merge multiple art mediums into single pieces; photography, graphic design, and painting. “I’m just making the visual worlds I want to see and be a part of,” she explains. “I want to see unique and creative buildings—man-made structures that borrow from the surrounding landscape’s color palettes and shapes. I want to marvel at that relationship.” The results depict otherworldly scenes mounted in…

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A Portrait Of Anonymity: Salman Khoshroo Molds Emotive Faces From Smeared Paint – Fine Art Photography Article

A Portrait Of Anonymity: Salman Khoshroo Molds Emotive Faces From Smeared Paint In this recent series of portraits with the same title, the subject’s facial features are not defined: “Instead, the aim is to capture a human spark with minimal intervention,” Khoshroo explains to IGNANT. “These faces are the result of simply taking a chunk of paint and molding it,” he says. Painted with a single pigment, Khoshroo applies generously thick layers of paint, forming outlines of faces with just…

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2019 Round-Up: Our 5 Most Read Art Stories – Fine Art Photography Article

2019 Round-Up: Our 5 Most Read Art Stories Be it utilizing innovative technologies to create digital art, or creating a fortress of concrete buildings and abstract sculptures in the middle of a desert, the art we have listed here represents just a fracture of what we’ve witnessed in 2019. One artist took aluminum and fiber taken from a psychiatric facility to create five minimalist artworks, others created an installation of ocean waves that play on the viewer’s perception by glistening…

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