31 October 2011

The Art of Clean Up by Ursus Wehrli

Artist and Swiss comedian Ursus Wehrli applies his love for order to everyday life and objects which are organized into neat rows according to colour, size, and other distinguishing factors. In the organization of food above, the aligned whipped cream seems to be a touch of humour which I love.

This last one intrigues me because I really like the aesthetic of the twigs and needles. More of these can be seen in his new book, 'The Art of Clean Up'. 

27 October 2011

Art by Miles Davis

These are two of my favourite art pieces by Miles Davis who was a self-taught artist.  As an avid jazz listener, I'm delighted to see how Davis' creativity is also expressed in his artwork. It makes me think about how artist is distinguished by the messages he/she wishes to convey and not entirely by the mediums used. The focus is on what the artist has to express and that can happen in many different ways.

Of his musical pieces, some of my favourites are NefertitiTout de Suite, and Blue in Green.


24 October 2011

Our revolution

Acrylic on canvas with newspaper

Art is often much more than the theoretical or even the overall visual appearance. I was reminded of this in a recent conversation with a friend of mine. So in this painting, I sought to communicate a number of messages which the viewer could interpret in many ways. I'm intrigued by the variety of ideas people can have about one image. 

So tell me, what do you see?

20 October 2011

Paris | Typeface by Moshi Nadav

I think I'm in love....
...with a typeface.

Now before you shake your head, hear me out... or take a look at this.

More on Moshik Nadav here.

Inspiration Journal #9

I really like the use of a variety of yellow hues to convey an intensity of emotion in this art piece.

Philadelphia Freedom! by Aaron Draplin

13 October 2011

Short Film: Days Like This - Washing Hands

The touching tale of a white South African woman as she attends mass in a black township.

Dir: Joel Simon / 2008 / Northern Ireland

11 October 2011

Yinka Shonibare


"..the fabrics are not really authentically African the way people think. They prove to have a crossbred cultural background quite of their own. And it’s the fallacy of that signification that I like. It’s the way I view culture — it’s an artificial construct."

Yinka Shonibare explores the complex history of African prints through his installations of historically significant scenes. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2004 for his Double Dutch exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam and for his solo show at the Stephen Friedman Gallery, London in 2009. 

7 October 2011

Inspiration Journal #4: Catarina Bessell

Watercolor illustrations and logo exploration for Coopervision new brand, a refreshing perspective. Commissioned work developed for the NY agency Siegel + Gale. More at www.catarinabessell.com.

Jill Barber

Jill Barber has a soothing, soft style, that creates a lovely feeling of anticipation when listening. My favourites are A Wish Under My Pillow, Steal Away, Tenderness, and In Perfect Time.

Click here to enjoy Jill Barber's newest album. 

Have a lovely weekend!

Danny O'Connor

I'm loving the explosions of colour in these works by Danny O'Connor (Art by Doc).
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