Don’t you just love when you go to an art exhibition and you see one artist’s work in ceramics that is new, innovative, surreal, observant, defiant, wry, introspective, and authentic—and then there’s some asshole who submits a pinch pot and he’s submitted pinch pots for the last two decades. And he’s a real artist’s artist; you know the kind: a pretentious prick who uses words like spiritual and organic to describe his “process”, which, by the way, is a process that every American mastered in kindergarten. Fuckin’ pinch pots.
British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster are a creative team known for their experimental art including these mind-boggling light and shadow sculptures. The duo forms abstract works from, which upon first glance, look like nothing other than straightforward piles of trash. The excitement for the viewer comes when a single light illuminates the pile and creates an entirely new piece of art—usually portraits of themselves—formed with the combination of light and shadow projected onto the wall.
Throughout their careers, the artists have, “Played with the idea of how humans perceive abstract images and define them with meaning. The result is surprising and powerful as it redefines how abstract forms can transform into figurative ones.”
Head over to My Modern Metropolis to view more of Tim and Sue’s awesome artwork!
american sculptor thomas doyle is noted for his ability to craft microcosmic idyllic scenes and isolated spaces having been
overturned by catastrophe. the artist believes by completing his sculptures at a scale of 1:87 or 1:43, the destruction portrayed
within the confine of a bell-jar evokes feelings of omnipotence in the viewer, as if they are recalling an event of the not so distant past.
the experiences rendered in each piece are those of transformation in the lives of the depicted figures— the gallery goer may observe
a dream-like moment, sealed away from their personal environment while still remaining entirely accessible through a slightly distorted,
yet clear, encasement.
’my work mines the debris of memory through the creation of intricate worlds sculpted in 1:43 scale and smaller. often sealed under glass,
the works depict the remnants of things past—whether major, transformational experiences, or the quieter moments that resonate loudly
throughout a life. in much the way the mind recalls events through the fog of time, the works distort reality through a warped and dreamlike lens.’
thomas doyle’s work is on show as part of the exhibition ‘american dreamers: reality and imagination in contemporary american art’
at centro di cultura contemporanea strozzina at the palazzo strozzi, in florence, italy from march 9th to july 15th, 2012.