José Luis López Galván (Mexico) - Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Sabañón, 2011 Paintings: Oil on Canvas
Emerging Danish ceramicist Maria Rubinke blends the childlike and innocent with the grotesque in her sculptural work, creating pristine porcelain toys and corrupting them with streams of red glaze emanating from rips and tears in their anatomies. The porcelain toys become biological beings whose visceral injuries can be difficult to look at despite the chubby-cheeked figures’ adorable countenances. Elements of the grotesque and the cute break down, pulling the viewer between these opposing poles. Take a look at some of Rubinke’s sculptures below. MORE: http://hifructose.com/2013/04/16/maria-rubinkes-grotesque-ceramic-sculptures/
Working on a miniature scale, Japanese artist Takanori Aiba creates bonzai tree houses that tower at impossible heights. The artist uses resin, epoxy, plastics, acrylic paint and a multitude of other materials to craft these multi-level sculptures. His works invite the viewer to imagine the potential inhabitants of these strange dwellings. Take a look at some photos of Takanori Aiba’s works below, all images copyright TOKYO GOOD IDEA Development Institute Co., Ltd. MORE: http://hifructose.com/2013/02/01/takanori-aibas-towering-bonsai-architecture/
I apologize for the recent lack of historical content in this blog. Much of my posts have just included contemporaries. I would pretend that I haven’t had the time to write anything, but that would be a lie. I’ve enjoyed a busy and lengthy vacation, and, regardless the long lack of written-blogger activity, I still hold interests in this blog.
Trois baigneuses à la boule fleurie, 1931, Jean-Gabriel Domergue. French (1889 - 1962)