progress. denial. aestetics. discoveries. rants. raves. comments. admiration. wisdom (rarely): artworks by Alex Diamond.
“Alex Diamond is an artist in the traditional way, who is gaining more and more attention on the art market. This is due to the fact that the interchangeablilty of his character doesn’t contradict the curational aspects of developing a sustainable body of work. It’s rather the opposite: as an artist Diamond works extremely focused on the development of a lasting and unique work, which maybe can only be defined by the name: Alex Diamond is Alex Diamond is …. His distinctive approach to making his art is defined by creating quality, value and relevance within his complete work as an artist.”
For the Lost fans: some cool mock vintage/retro ads for the Dharma Initiative. More here.
To most people, Carnival means music, sequins, feathers, glitter, girls in minuscule costumes and men in drag, but for the residents of the small coastal town of Jacmel in southern Haiti, Carnival, or Kanaval, means (unsurprisingly for a country where the principal religion is Voodoo) scaring the shit out of each other. And men in drag.
Wool, wadding, doll-eyes, cap, tape, button, wire, wood, 70 x 40 x 42 cm, 2007.
Sneak Like A Panther – Puschen* For The Cosy Generation
20 textile objects (wool and felt) on wooden display, 140 x 200 cm, 2005.
*Puschen – german word meaning slippers.
Nina Braun is immersed in an analogue world, where the obsession with material and her devotion to each individual object emerges from her very personal imagery.
Her approach to materials like wool and fabric are the base for her sometimes child-like and naive objects that result from an intensive working process. Considering that we are living in a digital era where economical aspects of the working process prevail and thoughts and images can be infinitely reproduced, Nina Braun’s approach to work is quite revolutionary.
It’s like a death in the family,” the 70-year-old fisherman said of the Exxon Valdez disaster. “With time it gets a little better, but the pain never really goes away. Until this generation passes on, I don’t think it will ever really be over.”
Poster was created in response to the Supreme Court Decision last June in favor of Exxon Mobile.