Sensational Recycled Clothing art By Guerra de La Paz

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“Snakecharmer” Portrait

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“Three Graces”

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“Ring Around the Rosy”

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“Crawl” 

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Sensational Recycled Clothing art By Guerra de La Paz

Guerra de la Paz is an artistic collective of two artists of Cuban origin, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. Working in Miami, Florida, since 1996, the duo seeks to use innovative and unconventional materials. They are oriented towards the world of textiles recycling clothes through compositions by volume. These “sculptures”, yet very aesthetic, are not provided meaningless and often reinterpret classic works or deliver social or political messages, not hesitating to criticize the consumer society.

Arranged together en masse, however, they become part of a larger message, raising their voices in unison regarding issues of mass consumption, international conflict, and environmental degradation.

Guerra de la Paz’s experiments with what it dubs “mass-produced refuse” are often unsettling, if not outright disturbing—and deliberately so. Whether fashioned into a sinister familial tableau, rainbows weeping swathes of color, or a pair of necktie vipers poised for attack, Guerra and de la Paz’s three-dimensional textile collages are as thought-provoking as they are visually arresting.

“Through a common aesthetic, we create work with a universal message,” note the duo. “It is inspired by an essential familiarity with the readymade and the archeological qualities that found objects possess.”

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Kumi Yamashita Creates Amazing Human Figure Out Of Shadow

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Kumi Yamashita Creates Amazing Human Figure Out Of Shadow

Kumi Yamashita – 山下工美 has a secret power. She can place wood or metal objects in just the right light to make mysterious shadow people show their true selves. The genius of it all lies in the fact that without the lighting and shadows the objects would never give away her secret. These surprising silhouettes only come out when beckoned to do so.

After being completely blown away by artist Kumi Yamashita’s mysterious shadow people, I had to get in touch with her. Why did she decide to express her creativity through shadows? What was it that drew her in? Kumi explains to me, “Since I was a child I had always been drawn to the beauty in nature. It is complete yet ephemeral and does not require an explanation. Like a warm yellow afternoon light or magnolia flowers glowing under the moonlight. I drew and painted light and shadow that I saw in nature until one day I realized that I could use a real light instead.

“In my work I find shadow to be the essence of human being and of everything else in the world that most of us don’t recognize. Once at my exhibition an old man stood in front of one of the artwork for a long time. Suddenly he jumped back in shock as he recognized the silhouette of a woman that he didn’t see until now. It made me laugh but at same time I realized how oblivious we all can be. How much we are missing in our lives because of that. In my work object and shadow are equally important. They reveal many faces of reality. Separated objects can be connected in shadow. It shows me that we all are connected and share the same essence. But mostly, I’m drawn to its ephemeral beauty.”

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1500 Scissors Shockingly Suspended From The Ceiling By Beili Liu

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As each visitor enters the space, one is asked to cut off a piece of the white cloth hung near the entrance, and offer the cut section to the performer. She then continuously sews the cut pieces onto the previous ones. The mended fabric grows in size throughout the duration of the performance, and takes over the vast area of the floor beneath the scissors.

1500 Scissors Shockingly Suspended from the Ceiling By Beili Liu

The Mending Project by Beili Liu. is a threatening art installation that gives an everyday object like scissors a profound, historical meaning. Sat underneath 1,500 pointy, sharp scissors, the artist creates a dangerous environment to explore the tradition of sewing and cutting in matriarchal China.

This mesmerizing piece presents Liu seated in a quiet room, where she is sewing white pieces of cloth handed to her by viewers. She has the task of putting the fabric together while being placed in a precarious position under thousands of blades. The relationship between femininity and danger is also interesting in this project. The artist explains, « I grew up in China. These traditional scissors are used in each household. There is a warm familiarity about them…they are women’s tools, just like sewing is, traditionally, a woman’s task in domestic life. » The Mending Project by Beili Liu is dedicated to women and the power they have to mend things and bring families together, even if their rights and safety are at constant risk.

“Conceptually, I am interested in harnessing the threatening essence of these razor sharp scissors. They are not ‘polite’ like the ones we are used to. You can use them to cut or stab. Also, in Chinese culture, scissors should never be positioned pointing at anyone, for it will bring ill fortune. They can be sharpened when needed and last a lifetime. On the other hand, they are women’s tools, just like sewing is, traditionally, a woman’s task in domestic life. I am interested in investigating the power of the humble action of ‘mending,’ as a woman artist.”

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Brilliant & Colossal Sand Drawings By Sam Dougados

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Brilliant & Colossal Sand Drawings By Sam Dougados

More info: Sam Dougados, Instagram, Facebook

French artist Sam Dougados makes ephemeral installations around the world : France, Ireland, Morocco, Spain, England or Portugal. In the sand, he draws monumental frescos playing with patterns or 3D perspective’s effect. These drawings end up erased by a wave, and reflect the beautiful fragility of life.

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Desire Obtain Cherish : Drugs, Fame, and Art

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//Desire Obtain Cherish : Drugs, Fame, and Art//

The Bonfire of the Vanities.

LA-based artist Desire Obtain Cherish (DOC), aka Jonathan Paul was born in 1975 in Salinas, California.

Between engagement and provocation, subversion and (auto) derision, satire and sarcasm, Desire Obtain Cherish castigates through our society through a multifaceted and rebellious work that showcases our darkest our obsessions and addictions.

Sex, drugs, luxury, mass consumption, stereotypes dictate fashion, desire for fame or recognition via social networks … aka Jonathan Paul Desire Obtain Cherish tackles deadly sins of our society, armed with good challenge dose and cynicism. Lambasting our obsession for those brands that we learn to be desired, obtain and cherish from a very young age to become a strong social marker, her newborn already “overlookés” are placed at birth intravenously Prada, Chanel or Tom Ford. Gucci wrist handcuffs, their parents provide a cure pills Saint Laurent, Vuitton, Chanel and Hermes. Even at the risk of overdose and end up like his female life-size dolls, naked and wrapped in a common vacuum packaging covered with logos.

With a background in fashion advertising and art theory, with furniture design and publishing thrown in for good measure, Desire Obtain Cherish is actually a he — Jonathan Paul. But it’s also brand, and beyond a brand — fine art blends with street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art with razor’s edge, using contemporary commerce as a model and as as contextual base for the art, it’s manufacturing and its marketing, commenting on social stratification. In an interview at his studio Paul/DOC explains: “I don’t want to be the focus… My work is commenting on society and art systems. It’s my role as an artist to maintain manufacturing habits…I’m not an activist. I just give you what you want.”

And like any well-positioned consumer brand, he gives you what you want before you even know you want it.

DOC began this phase, high art entrepreneur, of his career only two years ago when he was offered a solo show at LAB Art in downtown Los Angeles. Before that, he had been doing street and appropriation art, including billboard hijacks, which really put him on L.A. gallery radar.

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Psychedelic and Colorful Candy Installations By Pip & Pop aka Tanya Schultz

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We miss you magic land! Children’s Art Centre, GoMA 
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Journey in a Dream (night) Shinsegae Gallery
Incheon, Korea,  2015

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Through a hole in the mountain MT Kurashiki, Japan 2014
photos : Keizo Kioku 

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Taipei, Taiwan 2014photos: Fubon Art Foundation 

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We miss you magic land! Children’s Art Centre, GoMA 
Brisbane, Australia​ 2011 2011

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Young visitors enjoying ‘Pip & Pop: we miss you magic land!’ exhibition, GOMA, January 2012 / Photograph: Katie Bennett

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We miss you magic land, 2012 Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art
Courtesy of Pip & Pop and QAGOMAと一緒に庭をつくろう

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Supernatural tasks and magic objects
(Tanya Schultz with Alex Bishop-Thorpe, Amy Joy Watson, Aurelia Carbone, Bridget Minuzzo & Jemimah Davis) Carclew Youth Arts, Adelaide 2013

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I can hold the sun (Tanya Schultz & Nicole Andrijevic)
Dortmund Kunstlerhaus, Germany 2010 photos: Hannes Woidich

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I can hold the sun (Tanya Schultz & Nicole Andrijevic)
Dortmund Kunstlerhaus, Germany 2010 photos: Hannes Woidich

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I can hold the sun (Tanya Schultz & Nicole Andrijevic)
Dortmund Kunstlerhaus, Germany 2010 photos: Hannes Woidich

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  I saw a dream like this
(in collaboration with Aurelia Carbone & Alex Bishop-Thorpe)
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Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide 2013

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Arte Magre – from the opaque
Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide 2013

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Journey in a Dream (night) Shinsegae Gallery
Incheon, Korea,  2015

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Incheon, Korea,  2015

Psychedelic and Colorful Candy Installations By Pip & Pop aka Tanya Schultz

Australian artist Tanya Schultz, who works under the pseudonym Pip & Pop, creates immersive art installations using sweet materials such as candy and sugar. In addition to incorporating edible ingredients into her work, Schultz also uses everyday craft materials and found objects to create her psychedelic wonderlandsUnder the name of Pip & Pop,  Inspired by Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala and the kawaii (cute) aspect of Japanese pop culture, their work is embellished with miniature objects and all things sweet that fill you with child-like awe as you wander through the rainbow wonderland.
Pip & pop, has combined hundreds of pounds of colored sugar, artificial flora, craft materials and found objects. the result isn’t a utopia, as much as it is the surface-level-representations of one. it’s a place of illusion, wish-fulfillment, and of course, folk stories — folk stories being whimsical mythologies of (mis)fortune and forewarning. specifically, ‘here comes sunshine’ references two mythologies: luilekkerland and the land of cockaigne. both are lands of plenty. both are made entirely of food. both are places of eternal satisfaction, where your desires are always — and at the same time, never — fulfilled.

‘’rainbows are strongly connected to folklore about finding or searching for other worlds, and magical phenomenon. I want the work to evoke a momentary sense of optimism…but it is also an opportunity to contemplate excess and overabundance.’

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“Donut Rush” Jae Yong Kim’s Ceramic Donut Installation

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 “Donut Rush” Jae Yong Kim‘s Ceramic Donut Installation

South Korean artist Jae Yong Kim creates incredibly realistic donuts using clay, glitter, paint and swarovski crystals. “The faux desserts present a glossy perfection in their paint application, yet contain an irregularity in shape to trick the eye into believing they might be an edible treat. Kim chooses patterns and images that evoke a sense of pop culture both past and present, with several pieces imitating the style of famous painters such as the splattered marks of Jackson Pollack or concentric dots of Yayoi Kusama. These references, alongside their presentation as food, ask the audience to consider what they are really consuming when viewing his small, spherical works.”

As these dreams develop, deeper meanings begin to emerge. Distinguishing colors, patterns and appliques start aligning themselves with art historical and pop culture references. By utilizing techniques resembling the paint drips of Jackson Pollack, rendering dots like Yayoi Kusama or giving a subtle nod towards Claes Oldenburg, Kim’s work tells a rich story about consumption and consumerism in the art world and beyond.

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Humorous Street Signs Placed Around Sydney by Michael Pederson

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 Humorous Street Signs Placed Around Sydney by Michael Pederson

Visitors and residents might get a little more than they bargained for if they go out and explore Sydney’s parks and suburban areas thanks to artist Michael Pederson who enjoys nothing more than placing humorous and thought provoking signs that blend into their surroundings. We’re so used to seeing signs on a daily basis as we pass urban areas, instructing us, warning us and informing, so unless you look closely it’s more than likely you’d miss the funny messages written on Pederson’s sings. You can see more of his work on Tumblr.

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Amanda Parer Brings Massive Australian Rabbits to North America (THE VIA ARE NOT ALLOWED)

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Amanda Parer Brings Massive Australian Rabbits to North America

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A light installation of giant inflatable bunnies is touring North America, just in time for Easter. Intrude is by artist Amanda Parer, who wants to invoke the childhood fairytale associations of bunny rabbits, but imbues the work with a darker subtext. “The rabbit is also an animal of contradiction,” writes Parer in her description of the installation. In the artist’s native Australia, rabbits are pests introduced by white colonialists and whose population soon became entirely out of control, decimating many native plant species.

In a statement, the artist said, “I expect people will be drawn to the rabbits’ playful appearance, and I hope they will also take the time to understand the deeper meaning in the work and discuss how our actions impact the natural world in which we all live.”

The installation arrives in San Francisco next week, and will spend the spring and summer New York, LA, Houston, and Colorado. Have the Intrude experience via the video below.

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