Archive for December, 2007
Harma Heikens‘ disturbing sculptures…
Metalosis Maligna is a fictitious documentary about a spectacular yet chronically disabling disease which affects patients who have been fitted with medical implants. Sourcing from such implants a wild metal growth ultimately transforms human patients into mechanical looking constructions.
By Floris Kaayk and Sil van der Woerd, Microbia.
Ossario, by visual artist Alexandre Orion.
Skulls, one after another. From ocular cavities of so many dead, his work looks out on the living and interrogates people passing by; it quietly criticizes our omission, our comfortable acceptance of pollution, our “I didn’t know about that”
Great stuff at Roadkill Toys.
We make toys with a twist. Toys as dark as the inside of a heifer. And they all have one thing in common. They’ve been run over. We’re calling it Squash-Plush.
Julia Kissina, photographer.
ArcheToy, by Danish designer Floris Hovers.
Kerry Skarbakka in the The Struggle to Right Oneself series.
Heidegger described human existence as a process of perpetual falling, and it is the responsibility of each individual to “catch ourselves” from our own uncertainty. My work is in response to this delicate state. It questions what it means to resist the struggle, to simply let go, and the consequences of holding on. The images stand as reminders that we are all vulnerable to losing our footing and grasp, symbolizing the precarious balancing act between the struggle against our desire to survive and our fantasy to transcend our humanness.
Paul McCarthy sketches an unambiguous image of the ‘Western way of life’. This refers both to the global ‘West’ – the Western world – and to the more specific setting of the West Coast of America or, even more specifically, Hollywood. The following characterisation does not pull its punches: ‘Paul McCarthy is dirty and rotten, sexually hung-up and likes ketchup.’ …
Thomas Keeley‘s works.
Digital art by Natalie Shau…
Atonement, Bones & Silk series
Ominous ride, Bones & Silk series