I’m not a fan of horses. I like the animal just fine but not really into horses in my art. But I just love these pieces by Debra Butterfield. My feelings compounded by the fact that they are in fact not made of driftwood as they look but instead cast in bronze. I think these look like a charcoal drawing rendered in 3d. Instantly recognizable as horse yet so minimal. True artistry. If you live in Chicago you can see one in person downtown in Seneca park just across from the MCA. (The Museum of Contemporary Art.)
I was already interested in the pushing of boundaries of what a painting is. I’ve heard of seeing the brush strokes and having thick paint visible on the canvas, but this work takes things to another level.
But upon visiting his website I was presented with the image below. Apparently his work focused on “performative rematerialisations of paint.” I like that. Sign me up. You know I am all about any intersections with performance.
Light and Space is a site-conditioned exhibition presented at Kraftwerk Berlin.
apparently these are hard to photograph – best to watch a video – In Love with the World on Exhibit at the Tate Modern in London – https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/hyundai-commission-anicka-yi
There is so much to love in this piece of kinetic analog* video art and performance by Dave Blair. I love the digital effects by analog means. I love the fact that it is a live performance. I love that each piece is unique and not repeatable. I love the weird-contraption looking wooden structure of it. And lastly I love the fact that the final output surpassed my expectations. I thought I had an idea of what an analog feedback loop would look like but the results are truly mesmerizing and it is hard to believe the visuals all done without a computer.
See schematics and an artists journey at thelightherder.com
* I mean technically the video is digital but that fact has little to do with the final output which is an old-school analog effect.
Occasionally you come across something that seems like the perfect combination of things. Zimmermann’s work, especially in this series, plays on something so simple you might be forgiven for thinking it’s too easy, but just look at the results, he has an amazing eye. I can’t get over the results. I love looking at these.
Check out his portfolio for more in this series, and a 2.0 version and his other work. Portfolio.
The choice of material is what really drew me in.
And what can be achieved with this awesome texture.
Additionally had no idea who made this piece of art I drive by often, or have seen up close having taken the brown line to “the end of the line.”
more info https://joshgarber.com/