Kim Joon (b.1966, Korea) - Blue jean blues (2012)
The world is wide. And it is very deep. We don’t know much about the world, although are living in it. While living in the world, more precisely speaking, we hide it which includes our body and soul. However this concealed world is never hidden. Artists, moreover visual artists, don’t reveal the world which comes into their own sight. Rather, they open their sight wide to the concealed world and will always attempt to call this world in their own view. We are right to say the following. When we see the artist’s activity, catch the world. In other words, it comes into our sight. Artists are not to catch the world’s character, but ties up the world itself to their sight. It would be nice to call behaviors of such artists “awakening”. This “Awakening” is none other than arts and works. Also it is organizing the relationship between appreciators and artists. In Kim Joon’s “Blue Jean Blues”, this “Awakening” deepened little more than his previous works. (cf. Blue Jean Blues - The Concealed and Revealing World by Lee Sop) Many thanks to showslow for this Tumblr Monday to share with us Kim Joon’s fantastic sculpture & installation!
Marcus Reugels (Germany) - RGB… Fun with Colors !
Markus Reugels is a German photographer creates wonderful photographs of carefully selected backgrounds encapsulated in water drops. The technique, while sound simple, is actually quite complex. It needs to control the shape of the drop, the background and the lighting to catch a perfect “refraction”. Of course, the whole thing needs to be repeatable so Markus can adjust the final image. And if that was not enough, to take an image like that you need to focus twice: you need to focus the drop “lens” on the background and then you need to focus the “Real” lens on the drop. The results are amazing. (cf. DIYPhotography)
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Neil Dawson - Horizons, The Farm, Kaipara, New Zealand (1994)
Photo by David Hartley
Neil Dawson - Flying Chairs, Sculpture in the Gardens, Christchurch, New Zealand (1993)
Sayaka Ganz (Japan) - Emergence / Night
The Japanese sculptor Sayaka Ganz was born in Yokohama, grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. Driven by a combination of the passion for fitting odd shapes together and a sympathy toward discarded objects, she creates animals from thrift store plastics:
“Building these sculptures helps me understand the situations that surround me. It reminds me that even if there is a conflict right now, there is also a solution in which all the pieces can coexist peacefully. Though there are wide gaps in some areas and small holes in others, when seen from the distance there is great beauty and harmony in our community. Through my sculptures I transmit a message of hope.”