Archives for the month of: February, 2009
Calm before a Storm

Calm before a Storm

Paul Balmer Cityscapes

“Two of my favorite painting subjects (at the moment) are still lifes and cityscapes. I like that the subject doesn’t have to be that interesting to make an interesting painting, meaning that the best still life and cityscape painters are really alchemists. Ordinary pots and pans or congested and polluted city views can be turned into paintings of great beauty.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Myoung Ho Lee is a student, lecturer and photographer based in Seoul, Korea. He attracted international acclaim in 2007 with his series Tree.

Myoung Ho Lee creates elaborate, unlikely large-scale temporary installations but his constructions are built for the purpose of photographing the results.

The concept of his Tree series of photographs is rather simple but the impact generates intriguing questions about representation, reality, environment and seeing. He isolates each tree from immediate environment by an immense white canvas backdrop, creating in effect “a temporary monumental door art installation” (Jim Casper). Read the rest of this entry »

No words

No words


No proper words indeed to describe the marvelous work of Ivan Prieto a young artist from Spain. His sculptures present the extremes of human, the hideous, repugnant ugliness  we avoid constantly, ugliness that is good only for laughter. I do believe that Prieto’s characters hide an universal secret that we are not able to perceive in our condition, Prieto’s work make us appear perfect physically but we realize that we are as deformed as his sculptures. His work also reminded me of Hugo’s The Man who laughs.

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