Tag Archives: Art

Limb

A rough video I took for class project about mortality.

 

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I’ve been watching this over and over

In 2011, Tacita Dean produced a work using 35mm analog film for the Tate Modern Unilever series. I am totally captivated by the surrealistic and poetic quality of its visual elements. It was a very labour intensive process to edit the film and the result is breathtaking. It celebrates the little and mundane moments of nature, and invites us to look at them with a whole new perspective and imagination.

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Ed Atkins at the Serpentine Gallery

Back to Hong Kong from my 1 week trip to London for museum/gallery visits.  I really enjoyed the solo exhibition of Ed Atkins at the Serpentine gallery.  The dark and intimate setting was very suitable for the overall gothic surrealistic feel of Atkins’ HD videos.  Overall a hauntingly surreal, melancholic, and dramatic effect.  Found out he’s actually a fan of Jan Svankmajer, whose Jabberwocky short film I love to death.  No wonder I find Atkins’ work amazing.

http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/ed-atkins-0

 

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If you are interested in the Jan Svankmajer’s Jabberwocky animation, here’s the video:

 

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Funky greens

I am not much into landscape so the 2 regular green oil paints don’t get used much.  If I happened to need a green usually I mixed with the yellows and blues on my palette.  However, I spotted  these 2 funky greens today and brought them home.  They should be a fun addition to my oil color family.

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The one on the left is cadmium green pale and the other one is green gold.

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The cadmium green turns out just what I’d expect.  The green gold is even more beautiful, especially when thinly painted.  How would you mix that color?

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In the moment

In the moment

I never think about the future, it comes soon enough. – Albert Einstein

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My love for real books

I must confess I absolutely love books that’s why I still haven’t bought a kindle.  The physical presence of a book, its smell, texture, printing, paper…aspects that a digital book cannot replicate.  Today I walked into PageOne and this book, “The Duchamp dictionary” caught my eyes.  The layout is gorgeous so I bought it even before sampling a few pages.  The cover and illustrations are designed by Luke Frost & Therese Vandling.  What an awesome job they’ve done!

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Lovely combination of light pink, ultramarine blue and orangey red + graphic layout.  Duchamp here I come!

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The illustrations are lovely.  I looked it up and found Therese Vandling‘s website.

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Art journal today

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Playing with composition and colours for self portrait.

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2014

Some interesting works to share.

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This piece is so intricate and I came back to look at it twice.

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Repetitive images can be hypnotic.

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Gert & Uwe Tobias.  Woodcut on canvas.  The texture and colors are quite lovely.

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A small painting by de chirico.

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Fiona Hall’s sardine can is playful and well crafted.

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An installation by Rebecca Baumann called Color field automated.  i looked at this piece for a long time waiting for the next random change of color.  It reminds me of old school airport flight board.

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Another piece by Do Ho Suh.  the movement and color are graceful.

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Back to school

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Semester one begins and I have to get some more art material.  I always end up spending more time than intended whenever I set foot in an art supply store.

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