Amsterdam-based collage artist Handiedan recently visited Berlin to add her contribution to Urban Nation’s Project M, arguably one of the coolest buildings in the German capital. The arts organization has been inviting artists to create window installations and large-scale murals (see our coverage of Eine’s recent piece there) and Handiedan recently made her mark on the multi-story facade with an enormous, wheat-pasted mural. While her typical work consists of smaller-scale, textured collages of vintage pin-up girls with baroque flourishes, she seamlessly adapted this style to a larger format. Check out her piece and stay tuned for more coverage of her upcoming solo show “Vesica Pisces,” opening at Seattle’s Roq La Rue this Thursday.
Dollhouse + Tumblr Part 2
My first ever work in progress photo! This design is for my Mum’s birthday as she may be opening a small homeware concession called Poppins in a local business and she loves birds, hearts and florals. Not my usual thing but I think she’ll like it! Underneath is the finished cutting, but it’s not a good photo, so I’ll take the official one tomorrow in some natural light :)
At last!!! I can share!! This is the second working commission (read: paid) that I’ve ever done. It was for my friend’s wife, and I am extremely pleased to report that she loved it and she cried. Evidently she loves the house from ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ (who doesn’t?!) and he wanted to be able to give it to her in whatever fashion he could. I may have cried a little when he told me that.
I worked for 25 glorious hours to make this. It lives in a 14x6 frame, and I will never, ever, ever be making anything with roof shingles again. Hooray!!
Finished my 3D butterfly sculpture today. #paper #papercut #papercutting #papersculpture #sculture #butterfly #butterflywing #handcut #handmade #handdrawn
Liu Guangguang was born in China’s Gansu province. He attended Lu Xun Academy of Fine Art. He lives and works in Shenyang and Beijing. He’s a member of the Beijing-based EDGE Creative Collective.
His recent work is about scale. His figures (and animals) go about their normal activity. They check their phones. They play cards. They get ready for bed. The people smile without a care in the world. Despite the normalcy of each image, something’s unusual, if not wrong. Either the figures have miniature heads or else their bodies are gigantic. Their fingers and necks are elongated. A few have huge eyes. One woman has the floppy ears and trunk of an elephant. Read more on Hi-Fructose.
that’s Matt Wagner, skottieyoung, tony moore, Matthew clarke and many others.
Hey, look, it’s our hallway.
Edited to add:
This is the wallpaper we used: http://www.grahambrown.com/us/product/52050/taylor-wood-frames
In case anyone was wondering why we were late to the con Saturday, it’s because this was our friday.
next year we’ll have it planned better! it was a fantastic night, though. thanks to all our friends that let themselves be put to work for the price of grilled meats and beer.
I want to do this on a wall for people to fill in!!
Technicolor maven Maya Hayuk recently opened her solo show “Alles Klar” at Die Kunstagentin in Cologne, Germany. Sparsely hung on the gallery’s white, painted-brick walls, the painter and muralist’s neon creations have room to breath without overwhelming the viewer. After all, Hayuk almost solely uses neon hues, often overlapping them in kaleidoscopic patterns that subtly evoke folk art forms such as weaving. Each piece attracts the eye like a nexus of energy — as if Hayuk’s intense color choices have a sort of gravitational pull. On a mural created at the entrance of the gallery, Hayuk turns up the volume, subsuming a corner of the space in refracted rainbows. See more on Hi-Fructose.