Horizon is a series of photographs of the serene clear sky and horizon above the Aegean Sea of Greece during sunset hours, transformed into a set of colorful abstract gradients.
Humanae by Angelica Dass
Words from the photographer:
Humanæ is a chromatic inventory, a project that reflects on the colors beyond the borders of our codes by referencing the PANTONE® color scheme.
The project development is based on a series of portraits whose background is dyed with the exact Pantone® tone extracted from a sample of 11×11 pixels of the portrayed´s face. The project’s objective is to record and catalog all possible human skin tones.
Humanæ it’s a pursuit for highlighting our subtle-continuous of our tones that make more equality than difference… our true colors, rather than the untrue Red and Yellow, Black and White. It is a kind of game for subverting our codes. The audience is free to read into it. The ultimate goal is to provoke and bring currently using internet as a discussion platform on ethnic identity, creating images that lead us to match us independent from factors such as nationality, origin, economic status, age or aesthetic standards.
‘The rainbow room’ – an installation on homo-sexuality by Pierre le Riche.
The ‘rainbow room’ installation by cape town-based designer pierre le riche takes a critical look at the sociological implications of afrikaner masculine hegemony on homosexuality in post-apartheid south africa. The intervention, built from 17km of acrylic thread in colours of the gay pride flag, represents a traditional afrikaan family living room in the midst of the 1995 rugby world cup final match displayed on a television; an incredibly significant point in south african history, and perhaps the last chance the afrikaner male had to ‘prove his superiority’. Through an implementation of colorful and playful yarn bombs onto traditional pieces of furniture and over 150 rugby balls, the concept of homosexuality and masculinity is juxtaposed, questioning the acceptance of same-sex relations. (text via designboom)
Wonderful color photographs by Eric Cahan.
This photographic series by New York photographer Eric Cahan was created by adding filters with a variety of cameras that are both film and digital. Influenced by the California light and space movement, Cahan is interested in achieving an experience of light and color that is seamless and that transcends reality, much like his predecessors like Turrell in the 1960s. Through repetitive printing and filtering, Cahan eventually achieves these finished skyscapes that feel simultaneously surreal and hyper-real, revealing the seemingly magical phenomenon of light as we might experience it ourselves, but as many photographs fail to capture. (Text by Juxtapox.com)
A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed – Netherlands-based artist John Breed installed this whimsical leg rainbow in conjunction with German shoe salon Breuninger last year. The piece involved 145 multicolored shoes and legs that were eventually placed near the salon. See more on his website ( via colossal)
Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /
“Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.
The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself.
The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color.
Penique productions appropriates the original site that loses its routine to become part of the work getting a new identity. The balloon acts as a border and frames a new space. The container is also the content blurring the idea of the art object.
Penique productions offers an experience to the viewer. Therefore, through this clear, direct and simple perceptual message, Penique aims to reach all kinds of people without setting a closing speech.”
Magical, living, breathing sculptures by Brookly-based artist Janet Echelman /
Beginning her career as a painter Janet Echelman started working with fishing nets after a shipment of paints was lost in transit during an artist residency in India. Today teams of designers and fabricators work with her as she reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. made out of woven and colored netting Echelman creates massive installations that look like neon colored jelly fish or spiderwebs flowing effortlessly through the sky.
Colorful Powder fills the air, at the Holi Festival in front of the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah 2012
‘Holi’ is a spring festival celebrated as a festival of colours. It used to be religious festival of Hindus, but in last few years it has become popular with other communities and regions. It is primarily observed in India and Nepal. It is also observed by the minority Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan as well in countries with large Indic diaspora populations following Hinduism, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States, Mauritius, and Fiji.
‘Afterglow’, Lyon, France by Rowena Martinich /
“In November 2011, Rowena Martinich undertook a residency and exhibition at Galerie Lorenzetti in Lyon, France. Invited by the director of the space – Lyés Sidhoum, Martinich created a work which functioned as both a large-scale, enveloping installation piece, as well as a commercial work, where the canvases on the wall amongst the painted mass, were for sale. Interesting balances were created between the various areas of Martinich’s work in this exhibition, which borderlines between an installation, public art and gallery based practice.” //
‘Black Hole’ – Great colorful photographs of paint being flung by centrifugal force by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner who in this latest project, combined a metallic rod with an electric drill, covered in paint…from the author:
‘The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint.’
Beautiful aerial photographs of the famous and colorful tulip fields in the municipality of Anna Paulowna, northern Netherlands captured by french photographer Normann Szkop / “The season begins in March with crocuses, followed by the daffodil and the yellow narcissi. In April the hyacinths and tulips blossom to some time in mid May, depending on the weather. Later, in August it is time for the gladioli…” read & see more here
‘Macro Reef Dwellers: A Retrospective’ / Beautiful, wonderfully colorful and vibrant macro photography by Felix Salazar who aimed his camera onto small coral formations in his own salt water aquariums. / see more of this great work on his website.
‘Dégradés’ – Beautiful color gradient photographs by French design & art group Akatre
Charming photographs of the colorful Santa Cruz beach boardwalk, California / by Jana Laurene
Inside look into ‘La Muralla Roja’ – the Red Wall, a residential building in Calp, Spain designed by architecture office Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, 1973
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Ballon bicycle / photographer unknown