Reclaimed timber sculptures by Canadian Artist Aaron Moran. His work reminds me a bit of David Lunney and Richard Pearse. Aaron is exhibiting his work at Zara stores in London, Madrid and Barcelona until July 29th. You can watch the video below of his collaboration with Zara and residency at Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs.
Really subtle art work from Mary Temple. These site specific installations create the illusion of sun light falling on the walls and floor of a space. Her work probably goes unnoticed quite a bit or takes a while to notice as the realism in her execution; using off white paint and wood stain is really brilliant.
Meticulously constructed matchstick and coat hanger sculptures from Scottish Artist David Mach. David was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1988 and is currently exhibiting work at the Galway Arts Festival entitled ‘Precious Light’. His work is made of everyday “non objects” taking and turning them into something inspiring; while tackling the subjects of religion and modern culture.
David accidentally discovered the performance power of his matchstick sculpture when a collector set one alight while having it cleaned. The resulting shared remains were much more interesting after the blaze. You can find his amazing collage work and more of his sculptures on his site below. David Mach’s exhibition continues at the Galway Arts Festival until the 19th of July.
Rayon thread, Graphite and colored pencil line drawings and sculptures from Kansas City based Artist Anne Lindberg. “My sculpture and drawings inhabit a non-verbal place resonant with such primal human conditions. Systemic and non-representational, these works are subtle, rhythmic, abstract, and immersive.” Anne Lindberg will be having a solo exhibition at the Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago in September.
Triangulated timber blankets from German designer Elisa Strozyk. I’m not sure how comfortable these would be but they look pretty cool. They are made by bonding thin lazer cut timber pieces to fabric, bending in different ways depending on the pattern. Elisa has used this triangulation principle on her designs for carpets, wallpaper, furniture and a collaboration with fashion designer Maria Bonita.
Politically charged work from Indonesian Artist Eko Nugroho. I saw one of Eko’s multimedia installations in Paris at the MAM a few months ago. The amount of work on show was pretty impressive, his prolific output really shows through in his exhibition with a synergy between his paintings, drawings, sculptures and video art.
“To be honest, I do not deliberately choose to be political or to adopt political messages in my work,” Nugroho explains. “My everyday life here in Indonesia is dominated by issues such as poverty, social injustice, religious fanatics, corruption, and it is difficult to turn away from it.” theme magazine
Eko’s solo show at ARNDT Berlin will be running until 2nd June and at the ‘Migration’ Group exhibion at the Museum Art Contemporary Sydney until 10th July.
Labour intensive sculptures made from cardboard, cable ties and match sticks by Irish Artist Niall de Buitléar. Niall de Buitléar based at the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios has exhibited at the Wexford Arts Centre; 126, Galway; and The Lab, Dublin and most recently at ‘None Went Mad…None Ran Away’ in the Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
Elegant sculpture, drawing and woodcuts made from nature and found objects by Connecticut based Artist Bryan Nash Gill. Bryan’s Dendrochronology themed work is all hand made using timber sourced nearby his studio. “Ink is rolled out and a piece of handcrafted washi paper is placed over the print block. Pressing little by little with his fingertips, Bryan imprints the texture of the wood on the surface of the paper.” Ash & Milk
I don’t know why I like David Shrigley’s work so much, it’s badly drawn and a lot of it make no sense but when it’s good it’s sharp and very funny.
“Shrigley finds humour in flat depictions of the inconsequential, the unavailing and the bizarre – although he is far fonder of violent or otherwise disquieting subject matter.”
David Shrigley’s exhibition ‘Brain Activity’ runs until 13th May at the Hayward Gallery in London. Watch his presentation at Offset 2009 below and David’s first adventures into the realm of video art which is a take on minimalist artist Martin Creed’s controversial Turner prize winning work entitled ‘The Lights Going On and Off..’.
Great Graphic Design work and Sculpture from English Artist and Designer Jonathan Ellery co-founder of Browns Design Studio. Browns is now run by Jonathan Ellery and Claire Warner with diverse commissions from cultural and commercial clients including Channel 4, Hiscox, Bafta, Mulberry and Dries van Norten.
“The concept of his work is constant while the materials come and go, from traditional Portland stone and machined brass to digital technology and sound. The notion of sequence and of a gentle, unfolding narrative is at the core of his art, enforcing a distinctive Ellery language that offers each work as one part of a continuous and burgeoning series, strengthened by its succession.”
You can watch an interview with Jonathan about his work with Mulberry in Hong Kong here. Brown publications are available through Brown Editions here.