Monday, 30 September 2013

Meet the Hipster in Stone

Meet the Hipster in Stone by Paris-based photographer Léo Caillard and photo retoucher Alexis Persani who "dresssed" Louvre sculptures in modern daily outfits  - a great addition to my earlier post New Old.

To achieve "dressed up" effect Caillard photographed the statues then his friends in similar poses in the hipster outfits. In case if you are curious to know how they made this project, here is the video (probably, should have been in a faster mode): 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Contemporary Nomad on Facebook

I have uploaded some pictures from my recent gallery visits.
Please, check out dedicated folders on my Facebook page

Also, make sure to check out Gogolfest of Kiev - a week-long contemporary art festival which this time took place in an abandoned factory. The opening night was really vibrant and very energizing. 

Check out the videos by clicking here.

Stay tuned for a big upload on Art Biennale of Venice that I finally visited earlier this month! Still have to find time and courage to face the work of over 3000 pic selection!

And if you want to see daily updates on art and travel, like the page!

Have a nice weekend,

Friday, 13 September 2013

Beyond Love - Happy birthday, Robert Indiana!

It is tough to be an actor of one role or an artist of one artwork. Curiosity brought me to check what else has Robert Indiana who turned 85 today, has created apart from “Love”. 

He did various colors of “Love” transforming them into Italian “Amor” and Hebrew "Ahava", some “Hope” that earned him money at least to “Eat”. Too simple but at the same time original… and this is “Art”, my dears! 

the original image, with green and blue spaces backing red lettering, served as a print image for a Museum of Modern Art Christmas card in 1964 
"The word love was connected to [the artist's] childhood experiences attending a Christian Science church, where the only decoration was the wall inscription God is Love. The colors were an homage to his father, who worked at a Phillips 66 gas station during the Depression." (Megan Wilde for Mental Floss Magazine's)

Love is spread across the world in 39 locations
This sculture is in Fondation Pierre Gianadda's sculpture park in Martingy, Switzerland
Swedish Love by Robert Indiana
Swedish Love, 1995, Wool Carpet. Source: Artnet 
Amor in front of Milan's La Scala opera house. Source: Flickr 
Hebrew "ahava" is the most commonly used word for both 
interpersonal love and love between God and God's creations. Source: Tumblr
Hope, inspired by Obama. Source: The Seattle Times
Hope in front of Pepsi Center at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, USA. Source: MTV  
The Electric EAT, 1964-2007 Aluminum and lights 198.1 x 198.1 x 17.8 cm 
Source: Paul Kasmin gallery

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Unbearable Lightness of Being

Unbearable Lightness of Being is a title of a book I read few years back. 
These images probably depict this controversial statement...

Over  the City, Marc Chagall
Natsumi Hayashi's Today's Levitation, Saturday, 06.09.2011
Natsumi Hayashi's Today's Levitation, Saturday, 06.04.2011
Hossein Zare
John Clang
Beata Rydén
Berndnaut Smilde. His clouds made it to TIME's top 10 inventions if 2012
Louis Lander Deacon
Sam Taylor Woods
Bence Bakonyi
Bence Bakonyi
Vikram Kushwah. Ofelia and The Flying Balloons
Carriage, 60 x 70, oil on canvas, 2010
Eric Zener. Carriage, 60 x 70, oil on canvas, 2010
Vikram Kushwah. The Fireplace
Maria Abramovic. The Levitation of Saint Teresa, 2010
Maria Konstanse Bruun. When Matters are out of Place
Thomas Edetun. Levitation
Scattered by Zena Holloway
Simon McCheungI can't Wake Up
Gregory Colbert. Ashes on Snow
Underwater Dreams. Nymphs by Katerina Bodrunova

Angel 5 by Zena Holloway

Phoebe Rudomino, Still from Johnson & Johnson's 'Imagine' Total Hydration body wash TV commercial, HomeCorp., 2006, C-Print. Source: Saatchi Online
Jvdas Berra
Helen Pynor
Eric Zener. Taking Flight
Feet |fēt| by  Richard Brocken
Adeline Mai

Adeline Mai

Lizzie Buckmaster Dove

Jeremy Geddy
Jonathan Ducruix

Stephen Beadles

Bara Prasilova

Julia Fullerton-Batten
Memoirs of Lost Time (Emily Falling in Library), Vikram Kushwah

Martin StrankaI Was Falling High 
Patricio Cassinoni. Floating Around 

Natsumi Hayashi'sToday's Levitation,Monday  05.30.12

Maurizio Cattelan. Novecento, 1997Chinese Jewel Box by Katerina Bodrunova
Time after Time,  Blow up Series (ed of 6) AP 2/2
Ori Gersht. Time After Time & Blow Up. 2007

Sue Blackwell.
Sue Blackwell. Nature in Britain, 2012

surreal "Flying Houses" by French photographer Laurent Chehere
French photographer Thomas Subtil for his entertaining series Hakuna Matata or No Worries
Yang Yongliang
Giuseppe Lo Schiavo
Ahmet Ogut
Melania Brescia
Danielle Julian Norton