Tag: ART

Skoglund’s Revenge …

Sandy Skoglund is a US based artist, studied and trained in all things creative; studio art and art history, intaglio printmaking, and multimedia art.  With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, the fascinating artist is self-taught in photography, and process-oriented art production through the techniques of mark-making and photocopying.

Seeing Sandy shine is where all these elements come together – occurring in 1986 with the “True Fiction” series of photographic work.  A surrealist series, perhaps borrowing elements of the art movements of neo-expressionism and appropriation so easily associated with the bullish decade of the 1980’s.

As the story unfolds, the dye transfer materials were discontinued by Kodak and the edition never finished.

Enter “True Fiction Two”.  The revenge of Skoglund on the unfinished series is aided by the digital printing era utilising Epson’s archival ink system technology.  Skoglund says of the reborn project:

Each image has been meticulously crafted to assimilate the visual and photographic possibilities now available in digital processes. The result is a similar, yet significantly different feel to the sense of space and three-dimensional photographic quality represented by each image.

Consisting of 20 images, the series plays heavily with tone, colour and scale in a tableaux vivant setting – creating images of not only emotion and detail but an aesthetic depth.  The entire series can be seen here.

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Harmonic Convergence emergence …

We are absolutely loving the installation work of Christopher Janney,  American artist or “sound architect” as we understand he goes by!  You’ll find itself at the Miami International Airport (like landing in Miami wasn’t fun enough!) and goes by the name ‘Harmonic Convergence’.

Harmonic Convergence is an interactive sound and light installation, which was constructed in a walkway of the Airport and was installed to coincide with Design Miami, the Global Forum for Design held annually in December.

The work combines light, colour and sound as it leads passengers from a rental car terminal.  Music speakers are installed along the walkway to produce an evolving “sonic portrait” of Florida. These sounds range from environmental happenings local to the State, tropical birds, thunderstorms etc while video sensors at either end monitor your presence through the space and trigger changes in volume and composition of the sounds relative to your position.

Like that wasn’t enough, we love the colourful diagonal pattern made of coloured and shaded squares which cause a stunning reflection over the white flooring.  Why not use the Florida sunlight?  And when that’s not available – LED lighting was installed to replicate the effect at night.

What’s even greater… check out the ‘before’ shot.

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