Art (,the thread about)


#190

Pipes N Places :neutral_face:


#191

I have just de-installed perhaps a largest (scale-wise) project I ever made.
The piece called “Living Banners” spanned 7 blocks downtown Minneapolis, and involved hundreds of banners printed by hand one letter at a time (thousands of individual letter impressions). That was approximately a mile of printed surface.
The piece was up for a week.

Here is an interview about it, if you would be interested in more background/info:

http://northern.lights.mn/projects/piotr-szyhalski-living-banners-in-conversation/

And here are some pictures:

The “Living Banners” is a the most recent iteration of the continually evolving applications of the massive printing apparatus I have constructed in late 2015:

Which had been re-staged in several ways:

And found it’s way to the streets before:

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#192

Here are some of my sketches.


#193

The process of selling art can seem so grimy.

There’s no requirement that an artist must make their living with art, but if a person would like to do so, then inevitably they’re going to bump into… this:
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/the-lies-of-the-artists/Content?oid=17706036

Or am I wrong about that? Surely there must be bubbles of authenticity? Free of pretentious jargon, posturing and lies, where artists simply sell their work, and buyers are there because of the work’s quality, not because of the wrapping paper of verbiage around it?

The conclusion seems poignant for lines:

There’s one last detail that’s too good not to share. The horse-farm artist plays in a band, and in this band, she performs with what looks like an electric guitar, but is actually a hollowed-out instrument with an MP3 player inside. She’s a karaoke instrumentalist. That’s not lying, it’s a performance of fakeness. The thought of it makes me smile. It’s hard out here for an artist.


#194

Chris Rock (warning ¡language)
https://youtu.be/5gsFXZSxEr8
@jasonw22
thx, yes, important ideas…


#195

Tokyo Storefronts by Mateusz Urbanowicz
One in a series of ten images


#196

Very much enjoying the pomoligical Twitter feed (paintings of fruit from the early 1900’s.

Take a look at @pomological’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/pomological/status/829650558805893122?s=09


#197

White Alligator with everything


#198

that article took me thru a whole range of emotions

thanks for linking


#199

The horse-farm artist: http://www.andrea-joyce.com/

I think it’s very nice work, but I’d personally never confuse her with a beginner/“outsider”. There’s some pretty sophisticated cubism going on there.


#200

those sponge clouds tho
diabolical :stuck_out_tongue:


#201

yes, and it’s kinda bigger than 'art
'what is authenticity?


#202

[quote=“jasonw22, post:193, topic:2825”]
Or am I wrong about that? Surely there must be bubbles of authenticity? Free of pretentious jargon, posturing and lies, where artists simply sell their work, and buyers are there because of the work’s quality, not because of the wrapping paper of verbiage around it?
[/quote]authenticity is not the only path to good art but, yeah…sure these bubbles of purity exists

especially online
www.littlepaperplanes.com was my first thought (they now have a physical space & I continually discover great artists from LPP features and recommendations)

I mean just look at this recently posted in their blog http://www.wissenskunst.ch/uk/contemporary/1/


#203

Lovely work, thank you!

We are very fortunate in Santa Cruz county to have a very vibrant annual open studios program. It’s amazing to be able to visit artists in their studios and see their work in context. No dealers/brokers/curators/middlemen. Inspires me every year.


#204

…¡Artists exploring/exploiting ideas of authenticity, 'los super elegantes
https://youtu.be/N8g03e4kxDU


#205

that sounds amazing

I’ve been slacking but will add a few names to this thread periodically
many are CA based or display work there


#206

have to watch that when I’m home @abalone

i employ deception in my own work but i don’t imagine that you all see me as devious


#207

cool, yes :slight_smile:
we’re not devious or deceptive
these issues of authenticity exist in daily life for everybody, not just artists
issues of perception, issues of communication…
marketing, commerce, capitalism all have their own relationship with authenticity
it’s cool we can talk about these ideas here

peace and thanks


#208

incomprehensible cartoon break
featuring @Rodrigo


#209

OMG you guys are so freakin adorable as cartoons. Do more do more!!!