David Spriggs and Xia Xiaowan.

Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. Xiawan’s “spatial paintings,” which often feature distorted figures, are drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when these pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the whole hologram like effect.

For more on David Spriggs see his beautiful website at davidspriggs.com or for more on Xia Xiaowan seeWikipedia

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Serial Killer Art.

“…clowns can get away with murder.” – John Wayne Gacy, 1978
In a new segment for the blog, today is the serial killer spotlight. Today we’re highlighting one of America’s most  infamous murders, John Wayne Gacy, aka the Killer Clown. A lot of people have heard the name, perhaps know JWG to be a serial killer of a number of teenage boys over a six year span (ages ranging from 14 to 21), but many may not know the origins of his nickname he received after being arrested. John Wayne Gacy created a persona of Pogo the Clown and would work a number of gigs that included birthday parties and fund-raising events. Honestly, looking at his pictures now in the clown outfit, I’m surprised no one even suspected he was secretly doing something illegal on the side.

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The Paper-Cut Vortex.


“Vortex” is the latest art installation by Tomoko Shioyasu; her work was presented in a group show at the Japan Society Gallery in New York City. Tomoko’s technique is all about “overlapping cuts in large, wide sheets of paper using utility knives, soldering-iron works, in which she creates images by melting holes in special synthetic paper, and drawings, using acrylics or charcoal.” [1]

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Gabriel Dawe, Spectral Brilliance.

November 21 2010

It’s The Cool Hunter logo as an art installation. Gabriel Dawe’s colorful ‘Plexus installation is currently showing at the Dallas Contemporary in Texas.

The construction is made out of gütermann thread, wood and nails attached at either end to blocks of wood, the effect is like a real-world version of computer generated imagery. Stunning.

Original post from http://www.thecoolhunter.net/article/detail/1833/gabriel-dawe–installation-artist


Kirsten Rutherford and Lisa Jelliffe.

December 3 2010

Creative duo Kirsten Rutherford and Lisa Jelliffe from London’s Brothers & Sisters agency drew our attention to their current poster installation “Making the invisible visible” that hit the streets of London this past weekend.

It is a collaboration with the Berlin-based, three-person photographic street art collective Mentalgassi in support of Amnesty International.

The London poster campaign is specifically in support of Troy Davis, a man described as having “been on death row for 19 years in the USA, despite serious doubts about his conviction.”

The posters, depicting a close-up Davis’s face, are mounted on fence railings that disguise the posters so that the face behind the bars is revealed only when viewed from an angle. View the video.

The three posters are located at 4-7 Great Pulteney St, 21 Great Pulteney Street, and 5 Berners St (all W1). – Bill Tikos


Mariel Clayton. Such A Doll!

March 15 2011

“I can’t explain how my mind works, or why these ideas come to it. It started out with a camera and a major interest in travel photography, but a sublime encounter in a Tokyo toy shop led me into the surreal world of Japanese miniatures, and ultimately to the stories that could be told with them. Since I started working with dolls, I have grown more and more to appreciate what can be done with them, how the smallest gesture or placement seems to convey volumes. Also, I happen to think it’s a damn funny medium. I’m entirely self-taught in photography. ” – Mariel Clayton.

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