Recently showing at the Tate Modern, Yayoi Kusama’s interactive Obliteration Room began as an entirely white space, furnished as a monochrome living room, which people were then invited to ‘obliterate’ with multi-coloured stickers. After a few weeks the room was transformed from a blank canvas into an explosion of colour, with thousands of spots stuck […]
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Born in 1968 in Los Angeles, California, Joshua Burbank currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. Burbank has a BFA from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and studied sculpture with Argentine sculptor Aurelio Macchi. To see more of Burbank’s work, visit JoshuaBurbank.com.
Born in Paris in 1968, Jeremy Baudouin, A.K.A. Jaybo Monk, is a French artist currently living and and working in Berlin, Germany. Jaybo ran away from home at the age of 14 eventually landing in Berlin-Kreuzberg in the early 1980’s where he spent time as a graffiti writer, street actor, and hip-hop musician. At the […]
Born in 1981 in Toronto, Canada, Martin Wittfooth has a BFA from Sheridan College in Ontario, and an MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York. “Wittfooth creates a world seemingly post-man. His sun-hazy apocalyptic scenes contain animals who are seemingly wild, yet forever changed by their encounters with humanity.” (from Roq La […]
Born on December 2, 1859, French artist Georges Seurat was a post-Impressionist painter and draftsman known for his unique method drawing and for creating the painting techniques chromoluminarism and pointillism. The video below by SmartHistory.org‘s Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris discuss Seurat’s best-known and largest painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, depicting people relaxing in a suburban […]
It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.
Your Weekly Mixx! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of nine contemporary artworks and/or art related videos chosen from artist and gallery submissions and from our own search for new and interesting works. This week, we feature the PBS video I Could Do That and the artwork of Sophie Favre, Mazatl, Lois Greenfield, Kristin Vestgard, Joe-Sorren, Jeannie Lynn Paske & Simone […]
Your Weekly Mixx – Enjoy! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of nine contemporary artworks chosen from artist and gallery submissions and from our own search for new and interesting works. Visit the Submissions page for information on how to have your art featured in the Weekly Mixx.
A very interesting TED Talk about modern origami and how it is being used to create not only beautiful sculptures but to solve technological problems ranging from consumer products to the space program. Robert Lang merges mathematics with aesthetics to fold elegant modern origami. His scientific approach helps him make folds once thought impossible — […]
Canadian First Nation artist “Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, graduated from the Emily Carr School of Art and Design in 1983 with an honours degree in painting. Yuxweluptun’s strategy is to document and promote change in contemporary Indigenous history in large-scale paintings using Coast Salish cosmology, Northwest Coast formal design elements, and the Western landscape tradition. His […]
Born on June 7, 1848 in Paris, France, Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was a leading French Post-Impressionist artist. Gauguin’s father was a French journalist and his mother was Peruvian. The family left Paris in 1851 for Peru, however Gauguin’s father Clovis, died on the voyage over. Gauguin’s early life experiences in Peru would later have […]
Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban American urban artist and a founder of the New York Culture Jamming movement. Since the late 1990s, he has been replacing the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers with the faces of anonymous people to question the controls imposed on public space, the role models designated and the type […]