Monthly Archives: June 2010

Thierry Urbain – 3rd Expedition

http://www.ixoft.fr/somm_3emeexp.html Thierry Urbain (France, 1960), from the serie: ‘3rd Expedition’. Old plane on old plains…a shadow in the Babylonian desert builds a mysterious geometry. And here is a superb architectural vision of the Babylon’s Library: Dawnlaurens led me to this … Continue reading

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bailey russel : CATALOG

http://www.monarchartstudio.com/Artists/tatiana%20garmendia/bailey%20russel/baileyrusselcatf.html Bailey Russel (photographic studies in New York; lives in Seattle). I wonder how he achieves such “solarised” effect? The site explains that the photogapher uses a custom-built camera obscura, but surely this has nothing to do with such result? … Continue reading

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Galerie Baudoin Lebon, 38 rue ste croix de la bretonnerie, 75004 paris

http://www.baudoin-lebon.com/oeuvre-fiche.php?num=20829 Patrick Bailly Maitre Grand (Paris 1945), from the serie ‘Poussieres d’eau’ (water dust), 1994.

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Roads and rain: photographs by Abbas Kiarostami | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2009/may/19/abbas-kiarostami-photography-exhibition?picture=347597600 The Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami ( Tehran, Iran 1940) is also a remarquable photographer. I like this black and white composition, its minimalism and its strict geometry. There is rythm in that vast landscape, black-white, black-white…up into the … Continue reading

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Luminous-Lint – Image

http://www.luminous-lint.com/app/image/0695298590613303465053871910/ Vibrant colours for this hieratic figure! Who is standing behind the mask? It is an invitation to mystery. Phyllis Galembo is a photographer and professor of art at the University of Albany, New York. This photo is part of … Continue reading

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Yves KRIEF – Artiste Photograff compositeur.

http://newarts.typepad.fr/ “Do Not Pass” it says, and time has actually stopped in this phantasmagorical street full of symbolic references under an eerie light. Everything seems possible in the Brooklyn Meat Market’s neighbourhood by Yves Krief (France; the site is bilingual) … Continue reading

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http://www.peterbucklandgallery.ca/exhibitions8.html Suzanne Hill (New Brunswick, Canada). I like this compact group of convoluted bodies. I like that it actually shows the movement of a single one jumping above a rope (hence the out-of-focus parts). It looks burned by the sun…would … Continue reading

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Tiina Heiska – Paintings

    ¬†http://www.tiinaheiska.fi/paintings/hotel.html Tiina Heiska, Helsinki (Finland), 1959. Movements caught in a split second: the blurred paint seems to try and catch a moment that is already gone. We feel indiscreet, facing mysterious fragments of a life full of secrets … Continue reading

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Xavier Visa

http://www.galeriezuid.be/kunstenaars/Visa/visa.html The Catalan artist Xavier Visa (Spain, 1958-) paints anonymous out-of-focus streets and people. Perhaps they represent all those people we don’t see, who cross our path like a blur, all those people we neglect when we rush to our … Continue reading

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Michael de Kok – Homepage [EN]

http://www.michaeldekok.nl/home_en.html It is large; mostly empty; I feel that one can breathe in there if you see what I mean. Michael de Kok (The Netherlands 1958) paints simplified landscapes. Their vastness seems to come from these bold lines and the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Mason Murer Fine Art: James McLaughlin Way

http://www.masonmurer.com/artists/way_james/09207.htm A remarquable play of light and shadow in this unusual monochrome painting by James McLaughlin Way, an illustrator and graphist based in Atlanta (USA). ‘The Laughter of Basil & Carnations’, 2009.

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Paintings in Oil: October 2007

http://neilhollingsworth.blogspot.com/2007_10_01_archive.html These extraordinary photo-realistic oil paintings come from the blog of James Neil Hollingsworth (Atlanta, USA). The ‘Brown Paper Bags’ are also an oil work, by his wife Karen. She is an artist I like, whose favourite subjects are softly … Continue reading

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CBC News – Ottawa – Artist Louise Bourgeois dies

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2010/05/31/bourgeois-louise-spider-sculptor-dies.html The French sculptor Louise Bourgeois just died in New York at the age of 98. A couple of years ago, I met her very impressive ‘Maman’ (mummy), a giant spider (30ft tall) in bronze standing along the National Gallery … Continue reading

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