Robin Eley - surface and surfaceNew work from London born Australian based Artist Robin Eley.  Robin will be exhibiting some paintings at the Westmont Museum, Santa Barbara CA until 17th November as part of the Journeys: Westmont Alumni Artists’ Invitational group exhibition. This is the first show of Robin Eley’s work in the USA. The video below shows Robin’s process of making one of his amazing aluminum foil still life paintings. More of Roblin Eley’s work on a previous post on surface and surface back in January here.

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Points in Space - Ducroz

I saw this video over on the vimeo staff picks, great place to find the best random films you’ve never seen.  The film by Benjamin Ducroz was made for the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival using 1050 individual a0 sized frames with long exposure photography.

“points in space presents melbournes cbd’s cycles of repetition by responding to the flow of traffic at key intersections. This movement is present in each city around the world. the work presents how a city environment is controlled through organised systems. scenarios which may look like elements in chaos, work in harmony.”

You can also watch the making of Point in Space below.

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josip kelava - surface and surface“Bold, confident and memorable” work from Croatian born Melbourne based designer Josip Kelava. I really love Josip’s posters for the ‘Melbourne Dance Company’, such elegant intertwining of image and typography.  Josip Kelava is a Senior Designer at Clemenger BBDO and has done some great design work for Click Magazine, Dulux, Fosters, HP, Libra, Melbourne Dance Company and Mercedes-Benz. You can see on Josip Kelava’s site below his personal photography and more commissioned design work along with process and design development.

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Dominique Falla - surface and surface - weareallapartSome playful hand made type from Australian tactile typographer Dominique Falla.  Dominique uses ingenious and in some cases massively time consuming ways to define positive and negative spaces in her typography. 

“Dominique Falla works in a variety of tactile mediums and combines digital creation with analogue output for exhibition and publication.”

I really like the simple concept of ‘Shared Vision… Wspólna Wizja…’ made for an exhibition of Dominique’s work in Poland.  When viewed from one angle of the concertina reads “Shared Vision…” and from the other it reads “Wspólna Wizja…” which translates as “Shared Vision…”.   Watch the video below which documents the process from design sketch to final product of a birthday card project last year.

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Callum Cooper - Full Circle - surface and surface

I saw this video over on Booooooom and was blown away.  Simple concept but just looks amazing!

“Full Circle is the first fashion film for new London / Melbourne label Klezinski. Klezinski makes apparel, accessories, art and interior products utilising sustainable manufacturing processes and materials. This film is a creative collaboration between film-maker Callum Cooper, sound artist John Kassab and Klezinski. Full Circle is a showcase of hand-crafted fashion pieces from its initial range. All clothing and accessories in this film are created by Klezinski.”

You can watch both shorts by Callum below with audio by John kassab.

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Amazing Photo-real Paintings from London Born Australia based Artist Robin Eley.  Robin is a self taught Artist, his paintings are oil on Belgian Linen, you can find a description of his process here.

“The way I see it is that I have 3 opportunities to get my drawing correct: the initial drawing onto canvas, the underpainting and the final painting. As I move through these processes I am constantly reevaluating my drawing, making sure I maintain accuracy as I battle with other things such as colour and value.” Robin Eley on his process of his work

Robin Eley’s debut solo exhibition ‘Singularity’ opens February 8th to the 26th, 2012 at Hill Smith Gallery in Adelaide, South Australia. He is also participating in a major survey of Australian artists with Chinese Heritage at Ausin Tung Gallery, February 15th to the March 10th, 2012.

Watch the video below of Robin Eley’s painting process through all stages, you can find more on his vimeo page.

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