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ColorMute http://ColorMute.com Designing Dementia Wed, 01 May 2013 01:51:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Jonathan Latiano http://ColorMute.com/jonathan-latiano/ http://ColorMute.com/jonathan-latiano/#comments Wed, 01 May 2013 01:51:34 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=3062 Jonathan Latiano - 1


I’m loving this piece by Jonathan Latiano titled, “With Fond Regards from the Holecene Epoch.”  The angled light resembles a plummeting commet thirsting for contact, or death.

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Tokujin Yoshioka http://ColorMute.com/tokujin-yoshioka/ http://ColorMute.com/tokujin-yoshioka/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2013 02:14:52 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=3052 img_8641sq

Like a dozer from Fraggle Rock, Tokujin Yoshioka labors away creating enormous nests woven from thousands of plastic straws.  His installations transform gallery spaces into surreal recycling centers mimicking a gust of snow caught in a freeze frame, whorls wrapping about columns.  Or a crystalized hedge of unworldly bramble daring exploration into a synthetic garden, sterile and inviting.





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Urs Fischer http://ColorMute.com/urs-fischer/ http://ColorMute.com/urs-fischer/#comments Thu, 25 Apr 2013 03:06:17 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=3045 Urs Fischer - 1


I love installation art which uses the gallery space to enhance a piece.  In Urs Fischer’s case, he achieves the illusion of removing the gallery itself to create a feeling a emptiness.  His 2007 installation, “You” invites the viewer into a field of loss, where a world has been torn down and left to rubble.

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Kumi Yamashita http://ColorMute.com/kumi-yamashita/ http://ColorMute.com/kumi-yamashita/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:26:06 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=3039 kumi-1


Using only a single piece of thread and thousands of galvanized nails, Kumi Yamashita’s latest piece in her Constellation Series titled, Mana #2, is a stunning display of portraiture through non-traditional materials.



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Cha Jongrye http://ColorMute.com/cha-jongrye/ http://ColorMute.com/cha-jongrye/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:58:30 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=3030 Cha Jongrye - 1

Using organic material to create organic imagery, Cha Jong-Rye’s large scale sculptures evoke the birthing of natural forms from a place unseen.  Her pieces seem like cross sections of cave walls rendered in layered copse.  You want to run your hands over them as if deciphering complexly coded braille.  Like communing with the Earth; sitting at it’s feet and hearing of our origin story told first hand.

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Rune Guneriussen http://ColorMute.com/rune-guneriussen/ http://ColorMute.com/rune-guneriussen/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:06:16 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=3016

Wouldn’t it be cool if after people disappear from the planet all of our possessions go feral?  It’s like the Brave Little Toaster loosed to the wild.  Photographer Rune Guneriussen lends anthropomorphic qualities to household objects in natural (or would it be unnatural?) settings.   His shots have the surreal quality of accidentally walking in on fairies dancing in a glen.  He’s like the National Geographic of  the Sears catalogue.

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Dan Witz http://ColorMute.com/dan-witz/ http://ColorMute.com/dan-witz/#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2012 11:25:36 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=3007

I wholly admit that I have a short tether to technology, in this day and age it’s hard to go longer than a day without going online.  Dan Witz’s portraiture series shows that even though we feel more connected than ever through modern communication, it really is the opposite.  His paintings portray how disengaged and alone we are as we look deep into the light up screens of our favorite machines.  Each character seems lost and unhappy but unwilling to stop, like an addict.  We need our phones, we don’t know how to communicate without them.

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Rashad Alakbarov http://ColorMute.com/rashad-alakbarov/ http://ColorMute.com/rashad-alakbarov/#comments Mon, 06 Aug 2012 12:07:43 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=3003

Color is just the way we perceive light.  Rashad Alakbarov’s installations use direct light sources to create art through shadows and colored plastic.  He’s not the first artist I’ve seen to use shadows to create images,  but he’s the first to use it to make “paintings”.

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Asger Carlsen http://ColorMute.com/asger-carlsen/ http://ColorMute.com/asger-carlsen/#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:00:07 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=2994

I have to assume that Asger Carlsen preens through books on medical anomalies.  His photography breaks human bodies into stacks of distorted appendages coiling and stacking back upon themselves.  His use of repetition, positioning and scale force your eye to examine each suggestion of a body, trying to piece it back together while Carlsen tears it back apart.

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Robert van Embricqs http://ColorMute.com/robert-van-embricqs/ http://ColorMute.com/robert-van-embricqs/#comments Sat, 28 Jul 2012 23:02:14 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=2986

Finally, flat pack furniture that is stylish and modern!  From the creative mind of designer Robert van Embricqs comes the “Rising” series.  Born from a single board, each piece extends on it’s lattice perched legs to create a dimensional form that is striking for its function driven design.

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Hilla Shamia http://ColorMute.com/hilla-shamia/ http://ColorMute.com/hilla-shamia/#comments Mon, 14 May 2012 09:28:19 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=2980

I love these so hard.  Poured steel, hewn logs, hard edges and clean lines.  Each piece dominates, Hilla Shamia knows how to forge wood in strikingly new directions.

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Rebecca Stevenson http://ColorMute.com/rebecca-stevenson/ http://ColorMute.com/rebecca-stevenson/#comments Sun, 13 May 2012 21:20:30 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=2973

We’re all beautiful on the inside.  Rebecca Stevenson’s pastorally delicate resin sculptures concur.

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Monika Grzymala http://ColorMute.com/monika-grzymala/ http://ColorMute.com/monika-grzymala/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:55:34 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=2968

Resembling the webbing of a sci-fi parasite birthing itself from a milky primordial cereal bowl, Monika Grzymala’s tape installation bursts across a gallery hallway.  Mimicking both organic and synthetic structures, her piece totes meaning like a 3 dimensional rorschach of maliciousness.  It’s beautiful and terrifying, drawing you closer like a gull to an oil slick, hypnotizing your fears away until it’s caught you in it’s web.

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Motoi Yamamoto http://ColorMute.com/motoi-yamamoto/ http://ColorMute.com/motoi-yamamoto/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:58:56 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=2955

In Japanese culture, salt is an integral ingredient during rituals for the recently deceased.  Artist Motoi Yamamoto, changed by the premature death of his sister, creates patterns of remarkable size and complexity using the sea borne seasoning.  His labyrinths resemble trees, falling leaves, or an aerial view of suburbia.  Each installation takes weeks to create, his choice of medium and the repeating nature of his work touches on the complex simplicity of life; a sense of interconnectedness amongst anonymity.

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Matthias Heiderich http://ColorMute.com/matthias-heiderich/ http://ColorMute.com/matthias-heiderich/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:14:07 +0000 Grover http://ColorMute.com/?p=2949

Urban landscape photography by Matthias Heiderich, reminding us to keep an eye to the sky every now and then.  Function and form are a beautiful thing.

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