Category Archives: Arty-farty

Mona Lisa. 480 pixels.

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€22 for 2 even with a senior discount As Ms jb’s mum would have said ” Es wird nicht billiger, es wird immer Dürer…”.

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Artybollocks generator

I translate artists’ websites and exhibition catalogues. You have NO IDEA how close to home this is. Don’t believe me? The open hollow forms may at first glance appear ambivalent. Borrowing elements from the classic vessel form, they reveal themselves … Continue reading

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Things are looking up

Ceiling. Gate 10. AKL

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Connect the dots

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Only in Mainz

Quite an excellent exhibition opening last night in the foyer of the Landtag (State Parliament) in Mainz. inteGRATion über wunden organised by a group of interdisciplinary Mainz  artists under the auspices of GEDOK, the oldest and largest European network for … Continue reading

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>Too cool

> Arthur Ganson makes the most excellent machines. This one takes a motor rotating at 212 rpm and via a series of 50:1 reduction gear sets (12 in all) reduces the final drive output to 1 rp2,000,000,000,000 years. The output … Continue reading

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>The winner of the Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award 2009.

> “Currently in its ninth year, the award is renowned for the challenging and often controversial entries it attracts. This year’s winning entry ‘Collateral’ by Auckland artist Dane Mitchell was selected from amongst 43 finalists and 283 entrants from all … Continue reading

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>Quit painting!

> True story. Jörg Immendorf was one of Germany’s most influential post-war modern artists. He studied under Josef Beuys, arguably THE most influential post-war modern artist. Beuys would come into the classroom and go from painting to painting: “Crap-Good-Crap-Crap-Crap-Good-Crap-Crap-Crap-Good” Young … Continue reading

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>Don’t ask me…(about arty-farty)

> Kate from Visual St Paul featured this painting by Ernesto Ybarra, a St Paul artist of Mexican heritage, the other day I ventured that I’d hate to say what I thought it reminded me of. (Of what it reminded … Continue reading

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