Elizaveta Porodina (Russia/Germany)
Moscow born, Munich based fashion and fine art photographer Elizaveta Porodina has the talent that could not leave us indifferent. Colorful and modern, her work is a manifestation of her cultural roots. Elizaveta Porodina’s most “russian” traits are her tendency to melancholy and sadness, but above all, her obsession with shiny and glittery things (cf. interview with artist by This Is So Contemporary). Great thanks to showslow for this Tumblr Monday to introduce us this talented photographer!
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!
Fred Eerdekens (b.1951, Belgium) - A very short story - with a lot of fiction in the middle - and something real in the end. Copper, light, 96 x 4 x 8 in. (2005)
Entering the artistic space of Fred Eerdekens places the spectator in a semantic landscape in which what one had thought of as stable meanings are continually twisted and turned. What better way to figurize this than by letting the spectators themselves ‘twist and turn’ in trying to make sense of the objects. In spiralling around the objects, they in fact become direct figures of the play of logic that rules the objects. After the linguistic turn, and in the wake of post-structuralist thought, the topography of our mental landscapes has become increasingly intricate. The work of Fred Eerdekens attests to this fact and it provides a conceptual map of this, in many places still unknown territory (Hanjo Berressem, “Differentials and diffractors. Objects by Fred Eerdekens”) Many thanks to showslow for this Tumblr Monday to share with us one of her favorites contemporary visual artists Fred Eerdekens!