The Dark Wave Forms series of Sean Dawson

Sean Dawson’s abstract paintings are highly attractive: huge, full of energy, ‘explosive’, colourful… One of my favourite is the series titled ‘Dark Wave Forms’ which was exhibited at the Buchmann Galerie in Berlin: more dark (well… obviously!) you love to be drowned into each details which could be an art work by itself.

L O V E   I T !!!

Sean Dawson, Dark Wave Forms, 2010
Sean Dawson, Dark Wave Forms, 2010 (detail)

 

Sean Dawson, Dark Wave Forms, 2010 (detail)
Sean Dawson, Deep Shadow, 2010
Sean Dawson, Deep Shadow, 2010 (detail)
Sean Dawson, Sol Om o, 2010
Sean Dawson, Sol Om o, 2010 (detail)

© Sean Dawson and Buchmann Galerie

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Happy Fête de la Musique everyone !!!!

As today is Make Music Day, also known as World Music Day or Fête de la Musique (en version originale, s’il vous plait…! 😉  I was looking for a good piece of art related to music for my post but… come on! They are too many!!!

So, because music and visual art is all about sharing and also diversity, let’s share randomly some of my favorites ones below.

Happy Fête de la Musique everyone !!!!

David Rathman, Blow Out That Cherry Bomb, 2014
© Morgan Lehman Gallery
Ben Stern, Benny Goodman, 1958
© Staley-Wise Gallery
Alec Monopoly, Colorful DJ, 2012
© Guy Hepner
Hung Liu, Queue Band , 2014
© Turner Carroll Gallery
Sylvie Fleury, Sunshine, Lollipop and Rainbows, 2012
© Salon 94
Andy Warhol, Beethoven 391, 1987
© Guy Hepner
Maria Porges, Short Story 68, It’s Winter, Raining Hard, 2016
© Seager / Gray Gallery
Gabriele Lockstaedt, The Concert, 2012
© HOHMANN
Chema Madoz, Untitled (Copa-Nota), 2007
© Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art

and finally, this post wouldn’t be complete without now one of my favorite songs of all time…

The abstract realism of Kitty Chou

Today is Summer and of course it is raining a lot this morning (I’m living in London…). Therefore to welcome this lovely ‘paradox’ (again, living in London, not sure this is a real paradox), let’s share the beautiful works of Kitty Chou with her “Exploration of Abstract Realism”.

Being an artist or a photographer wasn’t her initial choice of career: studying ‘business administration’ at the University of Pennsylvania, she discovered the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson while visiting the Museum of Modern Art in New York and absolutely loved the way the French photographer managed the catch the right ‘instant’ in his pictures (and we won’t blame her for that 😉

Equipped with an SLR camera, she started to take pictures of the streets, her friends, always privileging the spontaneous, the real, sort of raw shooting without staging anything. But, from this impulse, she is still very careful with her frame and light. This is by controlling these 2 basic elements that she changes an everyday scenery in an abstract composition, a little bit like Ola Kolehmainen does with architecture, and create then her abstract realism.

Beautiful!

© Kitty Chou – Ben Brown Fine Arts, London

Kitty Chou, Rain Man #1, 2012

 

Kitty Chou, Blue Jazz, 2007

 

Kitty Chou, Mesh, 2014

 

Kitty Chou, Paradox #1, 2013

 

Kitty Chou, Passage de Memoire, 2013  

 

Kitty Chou, Broken Lines, 2010

 

Kitty Chou, Yellow, Green & Pink # 1, 2012

 

Kitty Chou, Lines & Ripples # 3, 2013

Jason Shulman and his ‘Photographs of Films’ series

Yesterday was about photography /snapping from Google street view; today is about photography taken from movies with Jason Shulman.

However, this London-based artist did more than just a snapshot of an iconic scene. Thanks to a process of long-exposure, he succeed to capture the entire feature-length film in one single photograph.

The result is truly fascinating:  either dark or colorful, lots of structure or sort of human forms, the atmosphere (or we could say ‘aura’) of the movie is coming out of this blurry ensemble. We quickly notice also the sharpest picture is from the oldest movie shot, Georges Méliès’s Voyage de la Lune (1902) when cameras couldn’t move as much as they do now and more modern movies are more ‘foggy’.

For the artist “You can learn something about the director’s style from this kind of kooky translation: you can learn that Hitchcock deals with people, for example, Kubrick deals with composition, Bergman deals with … I mean lots of Bergman films are kind of moody and psychological, much more so than other films. So it’s odd that in one exposure all of these things, although very subjective, kind of come through.”

Captivating indeed!

(and thanks Conor for this find!)
Source of the pictures :  © Cob Gallery and http://www.jasonshulmanstudio.com/
Jason Shulman, Voyage de la Lune (1902)

 

Jason Shulman, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

 

Jason Shulman, Duel (1971)

 

Jason Shulman, The Shining (1980)

 

Jason Shulman, The Yellow Submarine (1968)