May 14th, 2013
After spending a few decades shooting high-concept high-fashion spreads for the likes of i-D, Vogue, W Magazine, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior, photographer Nick Knight has recently launched a body of work in London, nearly 10 years in the making. Inspired by paintings from the Baroque period, Knight’s altered large-format photographs of elegant floral arrangements take on a psychedelic, gorgeously twisted liquidity. By exposing the prints to various combinations of heat, chemical and water treatments during the printing process, he’s able to interject each piece with an intriguing, painterly flair. (Via)
May 10th, 2013
American artist Joanne Arnett painstakingly reproduces mug shots as woven textiles, naming each piece after the accused’s sentence. For example, “Two Years and a Fine of $2,000″ or “30 Hours Community Service.”
See some more detailed looks on her website here.
May 8th, 2013
Nollywood is said to be the third largest film industry in the world, releasing onto the home video market approximately 1000 movies each year. Movies can be produced and marketed in the space of a week, meaning low cost equipment, very basic scripts, casting actors the day of the shooting and “real life” locations. By asking a team of actors and assistants to recreate Nollywood myths and symbols as if they were on movie sets Pieter Hugo has constructed a fictional world where everyday and unreal elements intertwine.
See more of his work on his website here
May 4th, 2013
Drunk one night Mr Bingo tweeted “I will send an offensive postcard to the first person to reply to this message,” and thus, a new Internet art project, aptly titled Hate Mail, was born. The response was overwhelming, so he realized that people really wanted to be offended by post. Check out some of the Hate Mail below and find out a little more about Mr Bingo in the short video at the bottom.
May 1st, 2013
Chicago artist Chance The Rapper drops his second tape Acid Rap. If you don’t know his story, Chance released his first mixtape 10 Day last year inspired by a 10 day suspension from school. Teachers mocked him and his chances of making it in music, and two years after his start the story is continuing to get better and better. Listen below and download the mixtape here.