Lucia Litman likes to play with her food – but in the best, most creative way possible. Continue reading »
In 2010, a social media manager combined her painting skills with her ability to design and construct clothing. The result was Artfully Awear, a website and a social media account that highlights Ariel Adkins’ ability to make clothing inspired by art. So far, Adkins has featured an impressive hand-painted dress inspired by Vasily Kandinsky’s Composition 8, a polka-dotted jumpsuit inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, and a long white jacket colorfully accented with multicolored sheafs inspired by Henri Matisse’s large-scale ceramic, La Gerbe. Continue reading »
Tomislav Horvat poses next to a life-size sculpture of a pianist, made of approximately 210,000 matches and weighs around 100 kilograms, in Tomislav Horvat’s studio in Podturen, Croatia. For the last ten years, Horvat has built sculptures made from matches. This is his biggest sculpture to date that took him some 30 months to build. Continue reading »
For her ongoing project ‘Humanæ‘, photographer Angelica Dass takes portraits of people from all around the world to match their skin tones with the PANTONE® color system. To create a photo background of the same color, a sample of 11×11 pixels of the portrait’s face is extracted digitally. The photographer’s aim is to document every human skin tone on earth.
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U.S.A. (burnt/unburnt) is a 2011 installation by Paris-based artist Claire Fontaine constructed from thousands of green matches that were inserted into a wall at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art as part art of “Evidence of Bricks” at the 2011 Time-Based Art Festival. Fontaine has made somewhat of a name for herself with her match installations and flaming geography, most recently completing a similar U.S.A. map at Queens Nails Gallery in San Francisco. Unlike the installation in Portland above, the Queens Nails artwork was actually set on fire, and while it may not have gone exactly as intended, the final post-flame artwork is impressive nonetheless. Photographs for PICA by Dan Kvitka. Continue reading »
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