Tag Archives: visual art

l’art pour l’art

Yeah! The work of Dan Grayber  looks like construction site, so it could not go wrong for me.
The work itself is according to the artist a problem and its solution in itself.
He builds – mostly small – sculptures (but I just love the bigger ones!) that only sustain their own existence.(more about the artist statement here )

Parallel Walls Mechanism
Piece is composed of seven steel frames that telescope outwards.  Two large, centrally located springs activate mechanism that pushes first set of frames, pulley system causes 2nd and 3rd set to telescope outwards based on the position of the first set.  Piece exerts enough outward force upon two parallel walls (roughly 15’ apart) to hold itself up.

Interfloor Mechanism #1
Piece is a spring loaded mechanism that wedges itself between the floor and ceiling, holding itself up.

Bottle Mechanism #3
Piece consists of two parts joined together with bicycle brake cable: the mechanical base, and the mechanism that fits inside of the bottle. The weight of the bottle, and the piece inside the bottle, maintains enough tension in the system as a whole to keep the mechanism inside the bottle expanded, bracing itself in the center of the bottle. This tension also keeps the bottle from dropping any further.

Corner Mechanism #4
Piece is a counterweight driven mechanism that wedges itself into the interior of a corner, suspending itself.


Sweetness is a myth

A few weeks ago I found out about  this nice photo series from photographers  Benjamin Li (1985) and Laerke Elllegaard(1984).
This series got me thinking about faded glory, the perishingly aspect of strength… but honestly I just love it because of that fine line between beauty and disgust and the beautiful colour scheme!

As with most photos the work should speak for itself, I believe these pictures barely need guidance by words. Still, here some background info about the series from the photographers: “The work is all about playfulness and crating identities. It is both vulnerable and vulgar at the same time. There are references to everything form regal portrait, sex and gorging. Lærke and Benjamin are interested in combining beauty and disgust. The portraits resemble a white canvas where the food is the paint. The food is very recognizable but taken into another context given a new meaning.”


Speechless… check  Gabriel Dawe, a Mexican / Canadian artist who works a lot with textiles and knows how to work with colour!

and another work:

Dio forever!

Shellvpower.org #1 – expo!


@ NS16, Ns plein 16, 5014 DA, Tilburg
Opening: Thursday May 13th, 20.00 with beer, cakes and music.
Open: Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16th of May – 11.00 tot 17.00

work by:
Evert Hilhorst
Vincent Koreman
Veerle Lavoir
Katrien Ligt
Ralph Noordhoek

come see us live!

Great work by Nicolas Provost…

Some great videowork by Belgian artist NICOLAS PROVOST, exhibition right now at HAUNCH OF VENISON, Berlin. Go see it…


good stuff by bas van den hurk

Organizing the non-obvious II20th March – 24th April, 2010
Private View: Thursday 18th March, 6 – 9 pm
After party curated by Bas van den Hurk:

Whatbar # 8

The Boadicea
292-294 St. John Street

8.30 – 12.00pm with:

Remco Torenbosch (NL)
Hester Scheurwater (NL)
Emma van der Put (NL)
Michiel Ceulers (B)
Sarah Smolders (B)
Markus Vater (UK)
Koen Delaere (NL)
Femke de Vries (NL)
Jeremy Willett (UK)
Alistair McClymont (UK)
Vincent Koreman (NL)
Marije de Wit (NL)
Babette Kleijn (NL)
Rozemarijn Westerink (NL)
Bas van den Hurk (NL)
Cam Deas (UK)

One Paget Street, London EC1 7PA
info@rodbarton.com / 07989437214
Nearest Tube: Angel.
Open: Saturday (12-6pm) during exhibitions or by appointment only