May 17, 2013
Thanks to Hyperallergic’s An Xiao for this article about Yau Lu’s landscape photographs:
But as I looked closer, I noticed that what was supposed to be an ink painting was actually a photograph. Yao carefully adjusted the image on Photoshop to create the semblance of a shanshui painting, down to little details like a red chop for the artist’s signature.
They are actually images of landfills, dumps, and rubble. The green netting is a common sight at these places.
Chinese landscape painting uses shifting perspective in order to allow the viewer to imagine walking through the landscape. By disguising these junkspaces as traditional majestic landscapes, the artist kind of tricks the viewer into strolling through these places where no one would want to stroll. Brilliant and beautiful.
This is our new landscape. The Fresh Kills Landfill is bigger than the Great Wall.
May 6, 2013
Saturday: Filming with Brian
Sunday: St. Peter’s Cemetery with Brian & Tsubasa
April 28, 2013
On Friday I took two buses to an office park in Carlstadt, New Jersey and then walked a quarter mile to Color X. Marshland on my left, office buildings on my right.
Once I entered, the first thing I noticed was the floor. Marbles. Symmetrical marbles.
Phone books –> vector files –> large prints on plywood.
Test Prints… The white pigment is in a separate cartridge, and there’s a special process for applying it.
After I was pleased with the colors, I ran off to work, and Chris picked the finished prints up that afternoon.
Please Note: Fun is to be had by walking to the left.
April 22, 2013
Package from Charlotte – pens for my shrine this summer + this book. Thank you, Charlotte!
Pet Cemetery under a bridge, SF
The excuse for going to the west coast was tagging along on the first leg of Mike’s tour –> lots of late nights in bars and bathrooms like this one.
Outside of Seattle
I’ll save the Redwoods for a separate post …
April 16, 2013
Jeremy Miranda: Winterize, 2013. Acrylic on panel 10” x 8”.
Oh man. Love these.