1. asylum-art:

    David LaChapelle: earth laughs in flowers
    ‘springtime’ by david lachapelle, 2011
    courtesy of the artist and fred torres collaborations, new york

    american photographer david lachapelle has created ‘earth laughs in flowers’, a series consisting of the ten large-scale still life photographs. fred torres collaborations will exhibit the entire series for the first time in the united states. lachapelle’s installation explores the fragility of society and ideas of vice and vanity through composing his images in a manner typical to that of baroque still life painting. deviating from the inclusion of solely fruit, flowers and sculls, the artist evokes a contemporary sensibility through his use of items such as pre-packaged foods, mobile phones, medicine, balloons, and barbie dolls. rather than being constructed in an especially balanced composition, lachapelle’s massive painterly-like photographs are intentionally chaotic, engaging the viewer as he/she attempt to reconcile the overwhelming canvas.

    (via asylum-art)

  2. asylum-art:

    Are you in Barcelona? Well if so you can not miss one of the most intense artistic experiences of the season presents the always great Michael Leal in the creative space ” Straight Fire “at number 26 of the Parliament street of Sant Antoni, of Barcelona. This time, the work of Leal, ” MAD FACE “is a project started two years ago and focuses on exposing the most beautiful side and darker at the same time human. The intimate and everyday they go out, and the naked body is mixed with the urban setting as posters, graffiti, collages and ink colors that form the secret language of the artist.

    (via asylum-art)

  3. asylum-art:

    Anja Niemi: Do Not Disturb

    Anja Niemi is a talented fine art photographer. Born in Norway in 1976, Niemi studied at the London College of Printing, and Parsons School of Design. She shoot a lot of self-portrait photography.

    This intriguing series by Norwegian photographer Anja Niemi is a self-portrait project entitled Do Not Disturb. To create each scene, the artist sought out various hotel rooms, checked in, put up the “do not disturb” sign, and used the settings as her backdrops. She hauled a suitcase filled with clothing and wigs along with her and, through what Niemi calls protective layers of disguise, she began to create different characters for each story.

    She says, “I got the idea for the hotel rooms after reading an article on 1950s housewives in Norway getting a paid housewife vacation from the government. I thought that is exactly what I need, but as this arrangement no longer existed I decided to create it for myself.”

    As viewers observe the artist posed in various ways, the flawless compositions begin to reveal troubled narratives filled with private conflicts and emotions. Viewers will quickly begin to feel the awkward uncertainty that comes along with peering in on a scene that isn’t meant for public examination. Niemi leaves it up to us to decide what happened and what might happen next. “The stories are personal but once the images are done it’s no longer just about me, and the viewer can take it wherever they like,” Niemi explains.

  4. ufansius:

    Lightthing - Heiko Blankenstein

  6. paxmachina:

    Alessandro Gallo makes sculptures of humans with animal heads.

    (Source: laboiteverte.fr)

  7. keptephemera:

    Oscar Tuazon

  8. turecepcja:

    Oracle by JAKE STOLLERY

    Oracle is an amalgam of concepts tied together by the common thread of the user interface. To that end, it is a reflection of AI and UI as they exist in society’s consciousness: On first glance masculine, cold and austere; yet muted in its austerity and restrained by a warmth that is undeniably feminine.

     Oracle was crafted by utilising a hacked Kinect depth sensor as a 3D scanner, modeled in 3D space and 3D laser printed using a durable Nylon Polymer.
  9. littlelimpstiff14u2:

    Chris Wood

    Dichroic glass

    Dichroic (meaning two colour) is an optical coating that selectively reflects certain wavelengths  of light and allows the remaining wavelengths to transmit through.Developed in the late fifties by NASA to protect against the potentially harmful effects of direct sunlight and cosmic radiation, dichroic glass, with its striking visual qualities, has been used in a variety of scientific and industrial applications.

    The material shifts from being reflective like a golden mirror to vibrantly coloured or almost transparent, depending upon the viewpoint and angle of light. It is a material that very eloquently expresses the magic of the phenomenon of light.

    Via Colossal

    and Synaptic Stimuli

  10. moarrrmagazine:

    Incredible installation by Henrique Oliveira