Beautiful digital collages composed by Taiwanese artist Jennis Li Cheng Tien, currently based in Berlin
michigan-based portraitist eric daigh has broadened his ‘pushpin’ series with two new pieces entitled ‘mayday’ and ‘throwing blankets’.eric daigh: pushpin portraits
the artist creates large-scale artworks, often depicting faces, using thousands of meticulously arranged colored tacks as the chief medium.
the pieces are generated to achieve shading, toning and depth reminiscent to that of a photograph, however, this can only be seen in a
clearer resolution when viewing the work from further away, as each pin acts much as pixel would.
daigh’s philosophy behind each piece is a reflection on his understanding of identity:
’in my work I aim to explore themes of individuality and representation. my subjects are imprisoned, diluted, marginalized.
their escape, however, is imminent.whether a symptom of corporate and social homogenization, or the four base pairs of DNA,
we are products of just a small handful of variables. in five colors of plastic, you can be reproduced.
I enjoy very much making something digital with my hands. I enjoy making work that requires a physical proximity.
I enjoy the fact that this work travels from the intangible, the binary, to the tactile, the singular. by invoking these mediums,
I hope to generate a dialogue and sentiment that has something to do with the effort, repetition, focus, discipline, absurdity,
and love that went into its making.’
Gianni Colombo’s “Elastic Space” (1968)
Recently opened at the New Museum in New York is Ghosts in the Machine, an exhibition which surveys the constantly shifting relationship between humans, machines and art.
abstract I [A4 sketch pad] - AnnCT 08/2012