Thank you Jason Dodge

Because today I really wanted to stay in bed under my warm blanket, to continue to sleep without having to wake up, let’s share some of the works of Jason Dodge.

This prolific artist born in the US but currently working in Berlin, likes to combine different objects to take them out of their context and utility.

Adding to this a narrative title, and you find yourself in a weird space, not sure you truly belong here, or what it means, if this is supposed to mean anything,… which help to acquire a good questions marks face.

So, thank you Jason Dodge, I couldn’t find better art works to summarise my day! You got to love art for that 🙂

The pictures below are focusing on the blankets, but his subject is more vast than this, and I encourage you to visit website of the gallery Casey Kaplan in New York where the pics are from. 

Donald Baechler, Mint, 2007

Because today, it is super hot in London…

Donald Baechler, Mint, 2007
© McClain Gallery, Houston

Highly influenced by the naïve vocabulary of Jean Dubuffet, Donald Baechler’s art is full of childhood imagery, nostalgia and purposely cliché motifs. However, his ‘paintings-collages-drawings’ are not always innocent as it may seems.

Sometimes a real critique of the loss of innocence, he builds with accumulated layers, what he calls an “illusion of history”. He therefore implies that his works are about our perception of childhood as adults, more than our ‘original’ childhood itself.

Nevertheless, this is beautifully made.

Donald Baechler, Western expansion, 1996
© Cardi gallery

 

Donald Baechler, Colorful Ball, 2010
© Cheim & Read gallery, New York

 

Donald Baechler, Walking Figure, 2008
© Cheim & Read gallery, New York

 

Donald Baechler, The Blue Rose, 2015
© michael lisi/contemporary art

 

Donald Baechler, Virtues of obesity, 1990
© Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm

The stunning black and white landscapes from Michael Kenna

Because many of my friends are going on holidays today, I wanted to share the black and white landscapes from Michael Kenna.
This English photographer magnify each place, through a clever and unusual squared framing (especially before Instagram) with a very long exposure sometimes up to 10 hours. The result is stunning and we can only but admire his talent which transform a ‘boring’ road in the French country side in a hauntingly beautiful one…

http://www.michaelkenna.net/

Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2008
Homage to HCB, Study 2, Bretagne, France. 1993
Ten Balloons, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. 1993
The Matterhorn, Pennine Alps, Switzerland. 1994
Fifty Two Birds, Zurich, Switzerland. 2008