Growing Faces for Art.
Art? Creepy? Or creepy-art? In the project "Stranger Visions," artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg creates portrait sculptures of people she has never met, based solely on their DNA. To create the sculptures, she extracted DNA from gum, cigarettes, hair, and other samples she collected in public places. She then used software to translate the DNA into computer models and ultimately, 3D printed sculptures.
Urban and Ever-Changing.
Since 2011, Re+Public has produced apps that enabled viewers to view interactive art on designated Times Square billboards and three buildings in New York and Los Angeles, a digitally resurrected Norway mural, history of murals gracing New York’s Bowery Wall over the years, and animated facades on murals and buildings in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. The apps create an immersive environment that shows passersby walking through the digital designs in real time. Augmented Reality (AR) technology allows the ability to place digital, immersive 3D installations in places that have been formerly off-limits to more traditional 2D artists and to create a new, interactive type of art that blurs private property boundaries and alerts people to an impending digital overlay to the physical world.
New Year's Eve Meets Groundhog's Day.
During last November’s Lost Horizon Night Market art event in San Francisco, collaborators converted a box truck into The New Year's Eve Experience, a mini New Year’s Eve party that repeated every ten minutes. During the course of the event, the team completed more than a dozen parties. Presumably platter courses of deja vu were served throughout the evening.
Billboards don’t add much to the urban environment besides visual pollution and a sense of clutter. Maybe that’s just because we’re not utilizing them correctly. If billboards could feature aerial bamboo gardens and Wi-Fi connected climate monitoring systems instead of advertisements, they’d be a lot more palatable. That’s what Los Angeles sculptor Stephen Glassman wants to do. His vision: installing planters, bamboo, and sensors that keep track of air quality and temperature into Los Angeles billboard spaces.
"Red" is known as the artist who 'loves to paint, but not with a paintbrush'. Her painting of Yao Ming with a basketball was a Youtube Internet hit. Her other work includes portraits Ai Weiwei using 100,000 sunflower seeds and Zhang Yimou with 750 pairs of socks and bamboo sticks.
Dead Ramones Still Rock.
Shepard Fairey's Subliminal Projects gallery in Los Angeles will showcase a posthumous art exhibition by Dee Dee Ramone to mark the 10th anniversary of his death, the Los Angeles Times the reports. Dee Dee Ramone: A Memorial Exhibition will run from October 26th through November 17th and will feature 19 canvases, five paintings on wood and one mixed-media work on card stock.
The Invisible Artist.
Liu Bolin stands still for hours as an assistant paints him to match his surroundings. Liu hopes his works—like the one above, where he blends into propaganda art (look for his shoes under the white-jacketed soldier)—will compel people to ponder the often contentious relationship between the individual and society.
In his "Broken Flower" series, Jon Shireman soaked various kinds of flowers in a liquid nitrogen bath for up to 30 minutes before using a special spring-loaded contraption to slam them against a surface at high speed. He then photographed the hundreds of fragments spread across a white surface like sharp glass shards. Beautiful work. See the rest over on Flickr.
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