Working as a Talent Scout for a contemporary art gallery, I’ve learnt to pick up a few things – where to find fresh talent & judging good taste.
Here I’m going to show you these 3 artists whose work I can’t stop admiring:
Photographer Ignacio Torres
I first saw his work back in September online through an art blog. Sad I couldn’t invite him to London as he currently resides in New York. Nevertheless, didn’t stop me nosing about through his online portfolio and I found his project ‘Stellar’;
“This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death.” – wow. I loved him already and that was just the first line on his website.
He goes on to explain – ‘I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.’
LOOK AT THEM.
Ignacio chose his location well, in conjunction with the stars and all spiritual matter, what else is more surreal and fitting than a desert at sunset? He told 1883 Magazine – “I grew up in El Paso, Texas… I was really inspired by the desolate landscapes around me as well as the beautiful West Texas sunsets.” It looks to me like native american cosmic hipsters – I might try and re-create this look for upcoming festivals, falling & blowing glitter dust everywhere.
Not only are they photographed beautifully but in a 3d form no less, shot at 3 separate angles at the same time. Absolutely mind-blowing. (if you can’t see this on the blog, go onto his website. Gifs take a century to load)
Artist Alex Daw
I briefly met Alex, a London based artist at The Other Art Fair where I was most taken with his weird and wonderful cut-out collages of various fashion magazines:
He says his work lies ‘somewhere between a doomed career in glamour photography, a failed childhood dream of working for Disney and an obsession with expressionist painting & graffiti.’
He goes on to say ‘the work I create alludes to a facade or a previously functional series of objects and is often loaded with ambiguity. Inspired by surface & tension, I am interested in the disconnection between reality and the glossy gleam we use to protect ourselves from it.’
Find out more here http://www.alexdaw.com
Photographer Brice Bischoff
I saw his work on I Need a Guide blog back in August and it still lingers around my head. An LA based artist who captures pretty things shot in not so pretty areas, this series is called ‘Bronson Caves’, the same caves featured in the ol’ Western and sci-fi movies:
I don’t know how he does it – looks like multi coloured fabric/powder with a slow shutter speed? Whatever it is, it’s bloody good.
There’s definitely some sort of theme forming, I tend to go for colourful, aesthetically pleasing things. Nothing wrong with that!
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