The Post-Post-Modern

When did modern end? And what do we call this new nonsense in art & archiecture?
A Modern Arts blog.

bobbycaputo:

Gaza Artist Turns Israeli Air Strike Smoke into Powerful Sketches

As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis through art. Gaza-based Tawfik Gebreel aims to send a message, in the “universal humanitarian language understood by all peoples of the world.” He is using photos of the smoke thrown up by rocket strikes and reworking the images with symbols of hope and unity.

The more I look at these the more it moves me and the more I like them.

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archiemcphee:

Argentinean sculptor Adrián Villar Rojas creates enormous sculptural works that seem like remnants of a science fiction movie set, or bizarre moments from a surreal dream.

The awesome piece you see here is entitled My Family Dead (2009). Here a life-size blue whale, created by the artist, lies beached in the woods outside Ushuaia, Argentina. The stranded cetacean is pockmarked with tree stumps, which leaves the viewer wondering if it’s being slowly claimed by the forest or perhaps it’s a native resident. Beautiful and utterly awesome.

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iheartmyart:

Winston Chmielinski, MAGICAL REALISM, 45 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2014

iheartmyart:

Winston Chmielinski, MAGICAL REALISM, 45 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2014

sovereignpunk:

not—banksy:

Alexis Diaz - Montreal, Canada

Modern home in Brookline,MA by Andra Birkerts

Living Room by Tony Cappoli Interiors, a NYC/Boston based designer

Living Room by Tony Cappoli Interiors, a NYC/Boston based designer

oxane:

"Blackstone" by stricher gerard
Oil on canvas 116x89 cm October 2013

oxane:

"Blackstone" by stricher gerard

Oil on canvas
116x89 cm
October 2013

rfmmsd:

Artist:
Theresa Pfarr
"Bliss Priss" 
Oil on Canvas
 44” x 44”
2012

rfmmsd:

Artist:

Theresa Pfarr

"Bliss Priss" 

Oil on Canvas

44” x 44”

2012

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actegratuit:

Naoko Ito, Flora

Ubiquitous, 2009

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f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Bing Wrights: Broken Mirror / Evening Sky , 2012

James Harris Gallery is pleased to present Broken Mirror/Evening Sky, a new series of striking landscape photographs by New York based artist Bing Wright. Departing from his usual pared down images in grey palettes, Wright offers us moving skyscape photographs of richly colored sunsets reflected onto broken mirrors. This new body of work marks his first return to color photography in almost a decade.




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theonlymagicleftisart:

Mixed Media Photography by Aliza Razell

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artmastered:

Anya Gallaccio, preserve ‘beauty’, 1991-2003, gerberas, glass, metal and rubber, Tate

Gallaccio is known for her work with organic materials such as ice, flowers, fruits and sugar. Her installations often change over time as they melt, decompose or sprout new life. In preserve ‘beauty’ 2000 gerberas are sandwiched between huge panes of glass and left to wither and rot. Gallaccio has described gerberas as a ‘disposable commodity’, mass-produced all year round. Her work challenges romantic ideas of nature and culture, life and death. This was first displayed in the window of a London gallery, where it became a metaphor for Gallaccio’s perception of the male-dominated art scene.

I have seen this artwork and surprisingly, it doesn’t smell as much as you’d think it would!

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theartattacks:

"Defacement of currency is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code. Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months."

Wow, Take it easy, USA.  

Some of these bills from artist James Charles are worth risking a 6 month stint in the big house.

The above works are from his “333 Portraits on the Devil’s Toilet Paper” solo show currently on view NYC’s Art Now Gallery through September 28th.

Also represented by San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery, James Charles is a known fixture in the realm of money artists, cutting, cross hatching, and defacing our Lincolns, Hamiltons, Jacksons, & Benjamins, into pop culture phenoms

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Buddhism Temple, in Taichang, Jiangsu, P.R.China
Architects: Miliy Design | www.miliy.com
Project Year: 2011

Inspired buy Buddhist ideas of formlessness.

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads

German artist  creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures, Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view.

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