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On the occasion of her first New York solo show, Lynda Barry offers tips on keeping students engaged, tackling taboos, and learning to laugh at yourself Read More

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MrKiff · Jun 5 '14 · Tags: artnews international

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 30. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, 122 cm x 122 cm, 2013.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 30, detail

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 27. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, 150cm x 150 cm, 2013.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 15. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, wood frame, 80 cm x 80 cm, 2014.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 34. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, wood frame, 76 cm x 76 cm x 7 cm, 2014.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala

Multimedia artist Leonard Ulian (previously here and here) has a number of new mandalas and wrapped books created using a variety of soldered radio and computer components. The mandala is traditionally known as a spiritual and ritual symbol in both Hinduism and Buddhism meant to represent the universe, but through his deep interest in how systems can be applied to the process of art making, Ulian has adopted mandala patterns to create symmetrical networks. The artist most recently had work on view at The Flat, and you can see much more on Ulian’s website. (via Beautiful Decay)

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MrKiff · Jun 4 '14 · Tags: thisiscolossal.com

The Sketchbook Project Introduces the Pen Pal Painting Exchange sketchbook project painting

Our friends over at the Sketchbook Project recently launched their latest global art endeavor, the Pen Pal Painting Exchange. Based on criteria you provide, the project pairs you with a like-minded artist and you’re both provided with a pre-gessoed 4″ x 4″ canvas, a custom canvas bag, and loose guidelines. After finishing the artwork, the paintings are then swapped in the mail. The first theme, “flight,” proved wildly successful, and the next theme, “classic,” is up for registration through September 1st.

Colossal teamed up with the Sketchbook Project for their 2014 Tour which has upcoming stops in Oakland, San Francisco, and Portland. If you want to participate in the 2015 tour, you can signup here for a sketchbook.

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MrKiff · Jun 4 '14 · Tags: thisiscolossal.com
Long marginalized by their community and overlooked by the art market, African American abstractionists are finally coming into the spotlight Read More

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MrKiff · Jun 4 '14 · Tags: artnews international

A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards travel interview documentary adventure

A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards travel interview documentary adventure

A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards travel interview documentary adventure

A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards travel interview documentary adventure

A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards travel interview documentary adventure

At the age of 14, photographer Cory Richards had dropped out of high school and was technically homeless. His education, he says, was instead obtained through the observation of struggle. Through various forms of discomfort and adventure he would eventually become the first American to successfully summit an 8,000-meter peak in winter (Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II), and launch an incredible career in photography through the pages of National Geographic.

Brooklyn-based digital media company Blue Chalk recently sat down with Richards to discuss his motivations and driving desire to connect with the people he photographs. (via ISO 1200, PetaPixel)

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MrKiff · Jun 4 '14 · Tags: thisiscolossal.com

Artist Ryousuke Ohtake Carves Incredibly Realistic Lobster from Boxwood wood sculpture lobsters carving

Artist Ryousuke Ohtake Carves Incredibly Realistic Lobster from Boxwood wood sculpture lobsters carving

Artist Ryousuke Ohtake Carves Incredibly Realistic Lobster from Boxwood wood sculpture lobsters carving

Artist Ryousuke Ohtake Carves Incredibly Realistic Lobster from Boxwood wood sculpture lobsters carving

Artist Ryousuke Ohtake Carves Incredibly Realistic Lobster from Boxwood wood sculpture lobsters carving

Artist Ryousuke Ohtake Carves Incredibly Realistic Lobster from Boxwood wood sculpture lobsters carving

Artist Ryousuke Ohtake Carves Incredibly Realistic Lobster from Boxwood wood sculpture lobsters carving

Within the vast arena of Japanese sculpture there’s a small niche category known as jizai okimono. The craft involves carving realistic animals whose bodies and limbs are all animated through joints just like the real living thing. Some common subjects are birds, fishes, snakes and insects. It’s a craft that originated in the late-Edo period (late 1700s) when metalsmiths and armor makers, faced with a decline in demand for armor, found themselves with plenty of time on their hands. But ever since it’s modest beginnings, the lobster, with its numerous joints and undulating back, has been considered to be the most difficult and challenging subject.

Ryosuke Ohtake, a young 25-year old sculptor, caused quite a stir recently when he boldly took on the challenge and created an immaculate and animated lobster from wood. What stunned many was that not only was the piece carved from wood (which is considered far more difficult than using copper) but the fact that this was Ohtake’s first official jizai okimono. The lobster was part of a wooden sculpture exhibition at Tokyu Department Store in Tokyo this April. Watch the video to see exactly how realistic this lobster moves. And you can see more of his work over on his Facebook page.

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MrKiff · Jun 3 '14 · Tags: thisiscolossal.com

New Work by Faith47 on the Streets of London and Cape Town street art animals
Oh Diamond Sea Shore Drive Me From The Yard, Cape Town

New Work by Faith47 on the Streets of London and Cape Town street art animals
Oh Diamond Sea Shore Drive Me From The Yard, detail, Cape Town

New Work by Faith47 on the Streets of London and Cape Town street art animals
London

New Work by Faith47 on the Streets of London and Cape Town street art animals
London

New Work by Faith47 on the Streets of London and Cape Town street art animals
London

New Work by Faith47 on the Streets of London and Cape Town street art animals
London

New Work by Faith47 on the Streets of London and Cape Town street art animals
Cape Town


Harvest, collaboration with Thingking, Cape Town.

Artist Faith47 has been busy the last few months with new works popping up in her native South Africa and in locations around London. The artist is known for her use of existential symbolism to comment on nature and the human condition, specifically the struggle of many South Africans who grapple with injustice, poverty, and inequality. If you want to learn more check out this 2013 interview over on CIMA where she discusses the inspiration behind much of her work, and you can also follow her on Facebook. (via Colossal Submissions)

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MrKiff · Jun 3 '14 · Tags: thisiscolossal.com
Laurie Simmons, Jerry Saltz, Xu Bing, and other art insiders took shelf portraits for us Read More

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MrKiff · Jun 3 '14 · Tags: artnews international
The season's page-turners: Lives of the artists, from Michelangelo to Nauman Read More

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MrKiff · Jun 3 '14 · Tags: artnews international
Why scholars are clamoring for a near-exact copy of a Picasso catalogue published in black and white and last updated in 1978 Read More

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MrKiff · Jun 3 '14 · Tags: artnews international
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