Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Tala Mandani

seeking cake inside

diving cake

man cape

pink cake

these are just wonderfully ugly. their complete disregard for social conduct is absolutely lovely. i am in a men's residence and know how completely unrefined men can be. i love these paintings and there obvious titles.


a friend of mine (Stephne Conradi) chose this as her archive for one of ou workshops. I thought the whole concept was pretty cool. so here's some random info on what a wunderkammer actually is. again, taken from wikipededia, my best bud.

A cabinet of curiosities was an encyclopedic collection in Renaissance Europe of types of objects whose categorical boundaries were yet to be defined. They were also known by various names such as Cabinet of Wonder, and in GermanKunstkammer ("art-room") or Wunderkammer ("wonder-room"). 

"The Kunstkammer was regarded as a microcosm or theater of the world, and a memory theater. The Kunstkammer conveyed symbolically the patron's control of the world through its indoor, microscopic reproduction."

Of Charles I of England's collection, Peter Thomas has succinctly stated, "The Kunstkabinettitself was a form of propaganda". Besides the most famous and best documented cabinets of rulers and aristocrats, members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science iEurope also formed collections that were precursors to museums.

surrealism autimatism

Automatism has taken on many forms: the automatic writing and drawing initially (and still to this day) practiced by surrealists can be compared to similar, or perhaps parallel phenomena, such as the non-idiomatic improvisation of free jazz.

"Pure psychic automatism" was how André Breton defined surrealism, and while the definition has proved capable of significant expansion, automatism remains of prime importance in the movement.

Automatic drawing was developed by the surrealists, as a means of expressing the subconscious. In automatic drawing, the hand is allowed to move 'randomly' across the paper. In applying chance and accident to mark-making, drawing is to a large extent freed of rational control. Hence the drawing produced may be attributed in part to the subconscious and may reveal something of the psyche, which would otherwise be repressed.

i draw my information from anything. this was "sommer" from wikipedia. (don't really care that it's not an academic resource). 

last year i was very much into how the cognitive is influenced by everything around ourselves and we are all but the product of society. for me the purest state of mind is instinct and this can only be captured by the subconscious. after discussing this with one of my lecturers, Monique Pelser, she referred me to this form of art. have a look. 

Hannah Hoch

Hannah Höch was a German Dadaist artist. I first noticed her work in my second year of fine art when I started looking at collage as a form of art. Now this year i have found myself intrigued by it once more and thought I'd post this just to keep myself updated.

Hannah Höch, Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Beer-Belly of the Weimar Republic, 1919, collage of pasted papers, 90 x 144 cm

The Beautiful Girl
 Hannah Höch, Grotesque,1963

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

fantasy architectural drawings

Continuing with the concept art posts here with a drawing Juan made for the Gorilla animal prison camp called the “Zoo

Stanley Tigerman, “Career Collage” (1978)

beautiful drawings

Alvaro Izurieta

Michael Barnes

ceramic art (not craft)


G. Reghu

Jack Earl, Cloud Man


Michel Gouery

awesome etchings

Professor Chris Orr RA etching "Well Oiled Cricket Bat"


Tadayoshi Nakabayshi

edward hopper

googled the word haptic and found these

lost the artist of these pics but i dig it anyway, hence the post

tarryn simon

lien botha

amber and fran

a photo my friend amber took that i love

unreal city

santo mofokeng

robert hodgins

love this