Web Finds for March 23, 2011

(Nicola Samori)

Web Finds.

We haven’t done one of these in awhile.  Let’s!

Diego Gravinese


Diego Gravinese was born in La Plata, Argentina in 1971. His work has been shown internationally over the past 15 years in New York, Paris, Madrid, Turin, Buenos Aires, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He worked with Ruth Benzacar and ZavaletaLab galleries in Buenos Aires and with DeChiara gallery in New York. He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires.”

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TWOASTWONS


“PRETTY PICTURES AND ARTSY MUSINGS OF TWOASTWONS”

Boston gallery curator by day, blogger by night.  While the site is still fairly new, there have already been loads of great finds on it.  This girl has a good eye.  You should keep YOUR eye on her.

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The Work of Sea Hyun Lee

“The series Between Red is at first glance overwhelmingly simple. A series of landscape paintings is rendered in delicate washes of red. Large swaths of unmarked white meander between islands of crimson land. The blank spaces are harshly set against the carefully detailed fragments in red; nonetheless, they cohere into the flawless totality that is created by each painting.”

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Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips lives and works in New York. He is known for his large-scale glossy hyper-realistic paintings, recalling the pictorial style of magazines from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and reflecting traditions of popular image.”

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IKEA E-Folder Desktop Organizer


“IKEA teamed up with ad agency Laboratory Ideas in Budapest to help people organize their virtual desktops in addition to the expected physical ones. Though not yet available in English, the E-Folder organizer tasks decorative IKEA storage bins with acting as desktop folders on the shelves of a popular bookcase.”

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Pablo Valbuena

Site-specific installation. Matadero Madrid. ES. 2010. Video projection on architecture.”

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The Work of Michel Haillard


“Haillard brings the design and the baroque ideas together with astonishing mastery of inspiration.

The elements that compose Haillard’s furniture have been collecting for years, the fruits of his exploration and research, his own “Tribal Pursuit” as he likes to call it.
Haillard combines the naturalness of his raw materials, horns or teeth of various origins, leopard, crocodile and zebra skins having already delighted several generations of hunters, with an unfettered imagination and an obvious nostalgia for pomp and irony. His “pursuit” is both coherent creation, deliberately sustained, of the unexpected and the strange, whilst being tribal through its haughtily aristocratic character and at the same time keeping an unavowed and underlying conscious sense of excess.


Haillard is without doubt a great and amazing artist. By his highly personal way of transmuting the natural objects which he comes across, by the way he makes them perform new functions and, instead of bowing to the dictates of his raw materials, makes them obey the searching inspiration of his creative mind.”

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The Work of Nicola Samori

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New works by Ruben Ireland


“Ruben Ireland is a graphic artist and illustrator based in London. Using a fusion of traditional techniques and digital processing, he creates thoughtful dreamlike images that carry emotional weight as well as a relevance to daily life. Tools include ink, acrylic, dirty water, foods, weathered paper as well as Photoshop and a wacom tablet”

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Stephen Mallon


“NEXT STOP ATLANTIC: Can you imagine if you were on the last drop? You get on the train expecting to get out at Atlantic Station and end up hitting the Atlantic Ocean instead. Seeing these massive mechanisms being tossed into the ocean like a toy in the bathtub is a  ping in my heart. I have always been attached to these machines, their surreal beauty integrated into their functional engineering.  At first I was stunned, the moments of violent recycling, watching the water quickly adapt to its new underwater houses. After being pushed and stacked like a sardine in these subways cars over the past decade, it is nice to see the sardine actually getting one of these as its new steel condo.

These unbelievable photographs were captured over the past three years from Delaware to South Carolina. Since the 1600’s man has artificially created reefs. The Metropolitan Transit Authority’s recycling program has been involved for the past decade, retiring over 2500 subways cars to the ocean to help rebuild underwater reefs along the eastern seabed. These are my images, seconds before these mass transit vessels join history in building homes for life under the sea.”

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RIP, girl. ♥

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