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Tomás Alonso - surface and surfaceSimple playful furniture that reminds me of the chairs I used to sit on in primary school (in a good way of course) from Spanish born London based designer Tomás Alonso.  This quote from Tomás’s web site really sums up his work for me:

“The very simple aesthetic qualities of his objects reveal the expressive potential of each specific material, which is also his main source of inspiration, conveying an expressive immediacy which makes his products universal and transgenerational. He uses both wood and metal in a sober, soft and practical manner, skilfully inverting the usual way in which these two materials are perceived: wood is reduced to very slender, squared, vectorial sticks, iron is curved, warm and coloured.”

You can see loads more of Tomás’s great design work on his site below, including a couple Camper fit-outs he has done recently. Tomás Alonso is also a co-founder of the design collective OKAYstudio in London which he started with fellow graduates of the RCA.

www.tomas-alonso.com

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aaron moran surface and surfaceReclaimed 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.

www.aaronsmoran.com

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The Art of Making, Alma Flamenca surface and surfaceBeautiful short documentary on the making of a Classical Guitar. This film is part of a collection of films called the ‘Art of Making Series’. “Pieces of wood, love, knowledge and 299 hours of work, condensed in a 3 minute film.” This short was made by Dimitris Ladopoulos who is part of Deep Green Sea; a group of multi-disciplinary artists involved in film, animation & experimentation.  Guitarist and composer is Edsart Udo De Haes and the Guitar maker is Vassilis Lazarides.

www.deepgreensea.net

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Lukas Peet - surface and surface

Beautiful Lighting and Furniture from Canadian Designer Lukas Peet.  In 2011 and 2012 Lukas was a finalist in the [D3] young design talents competition at the imm Koln in Germany.  You can find more of Lukas Peet’s masterfully crafted and materially sensitive work on his site below.

www.lukaspeet.com

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Bryan Nash Gill - surface and surfaceElegant 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

www.bryannashgill.com

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Bryan Nash Gill - surface and surface

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Bryan Nash Gill - surface and surface

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03 Lygia Pape Magnetized space serpentine surface and surfaceInteresting sculpture, drawings, paintings and video work from the late Brazilian Artist Lygia Pape (1927-2004).  I saw the Lygia Pape exhibition ‘Magnetized Space‘ at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park London last Friday.  First time at the gallery unfortunately the Zumthor pavilion was long gone.

‘My concern is always invention. I always want to invent a new language that’s different for me and for others, too… I want to discover new things. Because, to me, art is a way of knowing the world… to see how the world is… of getting to know the world’. Lygia Pape

The exhibition was organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in collaboration with Projeto Lygia Pape and the Serpentine Gallery.

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13 Joseph Walsh - Surface and SurfaceMind bending bespoke woodwork from Cork based creative Joseph Walsh.  Having started out as a one man studio in 1999 it has now expanded into a highly skilled and innovative team of Irish and international craftspeople.  This high level of knowledge and technical ability has allowed them to explore many interpretations of any given conceptual starting point.  Joseph Walsh’s work is currently on show in the ‘Now and Then’ group show at the ‘Oliver Sears Gallery’ until the 31st of January 2012.

“Joseph Walsh expresses his passion and imagination through his work ethic and commitment to exploring the depth and potential of wood as structure, form, material, technology and ecology. His work is a testament to the beauty of pursuing the mastery of a material and exploring a life’s work by learning from each experience. His wood pieces move like the wind, bend like paper, mold like clay and have the strength of bone. We continue to be delighted by the potential wood has and await every project Walsh does to rediscover this material wonder.”     Yatzer, September 2010

www.josephwalshstudio.com
www.oliversearsgallery.com

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08 richard pearse - Surface and SurfaceNew work from self-taught New Zealander Artist Richard Pearse.  His first solo exhibition entitled ‘Winter in the Cowshed’ opens at Krets Gallery in Malmö, Sweden on the 26th of November and runs until January 15th.

“fragments of old timber houses, driftwood and other Found wood creates Pearse collage full of geometric patterns, grids and color coding. The works are abstract but in the recycled material occurs stories about times and places that otherwise easily fall into oblivion.”

www.richardpearse.wordpress.com

www.krets.info

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04 AJ Fosik - surfaceandsurfaceSome intricate & eccentric wood work from Portland based Artist AJ Fosik.

“Inspired by subversive cultural influences which shift complacency, he creates pieces that suspend comfort while at the same time offer recognizable symbols and images.”

He is currently exhibiting his work at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York until the 17th of November. Fecalface.com has a great interview they did with AJ back in 2009. Also included are some images from an exhibition at the David B Smith Gallery in Denver.

www.ajfosik.com

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