Black Palace is a Mexican-based street art installation by the NY-based artist WK. This short doc on it's installation is pretty great unto itself.
I probably have posted this before, but what can I say? Blu has been one of my favorite filmmakers since stumbling across his work in a Chelsea Gallery. Do yourself a favor and dig around here for more of his work.
Kseniya Simonova's from The Ukraine. And here she is on Ukaraine's Talent Show. Here in our bowl, we rate her higher than that Boyle woman, but what do we know? We know we like drawing and we've never seen it done this way. Both the image and the artist dances throughout. The text tells us that is a story of when Germany invaded the Ukaraine in WW2, but even without knowing that we were fascinated. If it is live, is it still animation?
My favorite film of last year was BLU's building piece. It may well be my favorite internet viewing of all time. My stomach's been growling for something new from him to consume. What a delight to wake up and find this on my plate.
More Rinpa Eshidan noodling. What can I say? We'd give these drawers extra noses to come sit in the bowl.
Okay, we admit: we've been BOWLED over by this Japanese doodling crew. Here they are watched from above. They give new meaning to "action painting".
About two weeks ago we stumbled upon Rinpaeshidan, a drawing team in Japan. We can't get enough of them. There is something kind of magical on their willingness to draw on top of each other.
This is a good idea they had: to make a four panel drawing that they can switch around the panels like a puzzle. Check out their website too for more good stuff. I think we will be seeing a lot from this crew.
Thanks to Doodlage, last week I stumbled upon this Japanese doodling crew, Rinpa Eshidan. Ever since I wandered into a Chelsea gallery last year and saw the work of Buenos Aires based Blu I have been hungry for more "draw over" work.
This is a week of wall doodling from Japan. Black on white, then white on black, then white on that, and so on, and so forth, until.... well, check it out. It makes me want to get some really big paper!
Thanks to Doodlage for the tip!
Cannes has been too expensive for me to attend the last couple of years. And it is really elitist, isn't it?
Moose does "reverse" graffiti. He cleans away the dirt and grime to leave cool images on the newly clean surfaces. Not only does he make the world a better place to look at it, but he helps us realize how dirty the world really is (tip BoingBoing). For more info, check it out here.
I saw another installation/film of Blu's awhile back at a gallery in NYC with my family and we were blown (bluwn?) away. In that one you could see him painting the animation but this one, sans human, with the sun and clouds working as the clock, adds onto the prior one's promise.