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2.27.2009

Everyone Loves Nanerpuss




Is it just me or does everyone love Nanerpuss. Sorry folks this commercial has my whole house saying it. It is one of the itchiest commercials of the season. nice job Denny's nanerpuss is a hit! Sorry everyone I had to share this with you and I might post a art post later today.

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2.26.2009

Sexy Painting from Brooklyn, NYC


Today I am writing about a talent from Brooklyn. Her name is Stella Im Hultberg. She is an incredible painter who I am now a huge fan of. Her work is very emotional and really inspires me to work on some. Her work really captures some Asian influence and I do see some expressionist influence in there as well. I love the marks on her canvas as well that make the work seem to have age and mystery. Anyway, she is amazing go to her site and her blog and where ever else you can find her work. Stella my hats off to you.






2.25.2009

Watch out for that huge Crevasse

Today I am posting about the very cool street art by Edgar Muller. He is famous for his 3d street art that has been throwing people for a loop. I would like to show you one of his latest works the Crevasse in Dun Laoghaire. Very cool work that would make me step in a different direction. I really love this concept of art that has a short lifespan but major impact to those in its wake. Take a minute to see some of his other work as well on Edgar Muller and Manfred Staders site.




2.24.2009

Millions of Naked Barbies



Chris Jordan has done some great portraits and eye opening work about the consumptionism of America, entitled "running the numbers". He is a great photographer from Seattle and this project really caught my attention. It is very relevant now since this is part of the reason we are in the situation we are. It is nice to see the actual math and statistics in a format that the everyday user can really get a clear idea of what it means. I would love for Chris to do a piece of our current debt or our the stimulus package. If you get a chance check out his latest running the numbers the shark one will blow your mind.
Here is a quote about his work from Chris Jordan" Running the Numbers An American Self-Portrait Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 32,000 breast augmentation surgeries in the U.S. every month. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the roles and responsibilities of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming. ~chris jordan, Seattle, 2008 "





2.23.2009

I did not get the memo that we all should be wearing red.



Today I am focusing on the artwork of Peter Funch. He lives in NYC but is from Denmark. He 35 and has created a great collection of photos from NYC that I really enjoy. They are are from street corners and it looks like he stood there all day taking pictures. Then went back and created some incredible works of art. I love the one were everyone is yawning. It took me a minute before I realized that these were modified because of the great qualtiy. I think the umbrella one clued me in. :) Great work Peter and keep it up. To see more of peter funch work check out his website.