Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011, Acrylic sheets and wood, 178 x112x15.5cm
Born in the United States, raised in Iran and having lived between Canada and the Middle East since 1996, Babak Golkar has developed bodies of work, which attempt to maneuver and negotiate the space between these cultures. Examining the tension between pre-modern and modern traditions is often the direction of Golkar’s research, which often results in production of drawings, objects/installations, videos and performances.
Rope Frames from Dollinger and Fleveau
Brian Sanders illustrates the new poster for Mad Men.
It’s nice to see some people going back to paper and paint.
New Season - April 7 - waiting with bated breath
This is awesome and I really want to see this movie. Director, Gustav Deutsch’s film Shirley - Visions of Reality brings to life the paintings of Edward Hopper. (Similar to this Van Gogh project) The set designs, which faithfully recreate a number of Hopper’s paintings are by Hanna Schimek. My only qualm with the sets, are that I wish that they weren’t so literal with the painted backdrops in the real scenes. But aside from that, it’s really incredible to see the actors in these scenes. Hopper already had such a cinematic sense in his paintings, that this movie seems like an obvious choice and one wonders why no one ever did it before.
As the starting point for this film, which has at its heart the staging of reality and the dialogue of painting and film, I selected Edward Hopper’s picturesque oeuvre, which on the one hand was influenced by film noir – in his choice of lighting, subject and framing as seen in paintings such as Night Windows (1938), Office at Night (1940), Room in New York (1932) and his direct references to cinema such as in New York Movie (1939) and Intermission (1963) – and on the other hand influenced filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Jim Jarmusch, Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders.
Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.
(insert art/studio for writing)
(Source: writingsforwinter, via thatkindofwoman)
Frying Pan Planets
Photos of the bottom of frying pans by Christopher Jonassen, a Norwegian Photographer.
Laeh Glenn, Untitled (Flowers), 2012 Oil on panel, wood 16 3/4 x 12 1/2 in.
I love how the borders within the painting work with the borders ending of the frame in this painting. It questions ( or perhaps rather answers) whether or not a frame needs to enclose an entire frame to ‘frame’ it.
Vincent Van Gogh - real and imagined
I’ve recently come across two photo-ish type projects involving Van Gogh paintings. One is a by artist Slobodan Denic from Barcelona in which he imagines the real room from which Van Gogh painted ”Bedroom at Arles.”
The second one is by Lithuanian architect and photographer Tadao Cern, who imagined a realistic photograph of Van Gogh based on one of Van Gogh’s actual self portraits.
It’s strange to me that the photographs feel like the truer images, but in fact they are imagined and the paintings are more accurate representations of reality. That relationship is not often reversed.