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Sep 1

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson

Jimmy Nelson started working as a photographer in 1987. Having spent 10 years at a Jesuit boarding school in the North of England, he set off on his own to traverse the length of Tibet on foot. The journey lasted a year and upon his return his unique visual diary, featuring revealing images of a previously inaccessible Tibet, was published to wide international acclaim.

Soon after, he was commissioned to cover a variety of culturally newsworthy themes, ranging from the Russian involvement in Afghanistan and the ongoing strife between India and Pakistan in Kashmir to the beginning of the war in former Yugoslavia.

In early 1994 he and his Dutch wife produced Literary Portraits of China, a 30 month project that brought them to all the hidden corners of the newly opening People’s Republic. Upon its completion the images were exhibited in the People’s Palace on Tiananmen Square, Beijing, and then followed by a worldwide tour.

From 1997 onwards Jimmy began to successfully undertake commercial advertising assignments for many of the world’s leading brands. At the same time he started accumulating images of remote and unique cultures photographed with a traditional 50-year-old plate camera. Many awards followed. When he started to successfully and internationally exhibit and sell these images, this created the subsequent momentum and enthusiasm for the initiation of Before they Pass Away.

 

Awesome Sculptures by Rebecca Stevenson

Sculptor Ted Lawson evokes darkness, death, and the sublime with “CRUDE” and Death of Narrative

at Emannuel Fremin Gallery

A Brooklyn-based artist and a native of Boston, MA, Ted Lawson studied sculpture at the Philadelphia University of the Arts. His works combine the newest digital technology with the skills of a traditional sculptor, embodying his artistic vision centered on the connection between eroticism, geometry, and death.

Death of Narrative: Cast Resin- 144″x72″x24″ – 2013
CRUDE: Cast Resin, found objects, steel – 2013

Rogério Timóteo

(Source: asylum-art )

Kader Attia - Irreparable Repair (2014)

Aug 9

Amsterdam-based artist Cedric Laquieze (previously featured here) recently completed a fascinating new series of his exquisite taxidermy Fairies. These delicate sculptures are primarily composed of parts from many different insect species, but if you look closely you’ll notice bones, seeds and even a few scorpion parts as well.

Visit Cedric Laquieze’s blog for many additional images and to check out some of his other enchanting creations.

[via Cedric Laquieze]

Aug 7

Mechanical Spiders by Kate Arthur

(Source: fer1972)

Aug 6

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New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser-Cut Paper by Eric Standley

Aug 3

RoseLee Goldberg and Clifford Owens: History Times Two

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With Anthology, his current exhibition at MoMA PS1, Clifford Owens invited 26 artists to provide him with written scores for performances. The result: twice as many works as those listed. This “two for one” model—the artist’s proposal, and Owens’s interpretation of it—in some cases  doubled the emotional content as well as the aesthetic layers of the original, making for an especially rich combination.

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Aug 3

Ibrahim Said

From the narrow streets, pottery ovens, and noisy workshops of Fustat, Ibrahim Said was born in 1976. Fustat is an area in Cairo, Egypt that has etched its name in the history of the pottery industry since the Islamic conquest.  Ibrahim comes from a family of potters, and his father became his first teacher and the rich cultural heritage of Egypt became his second. 
Known for his elegant vases that are included in some prestigious Middle East collections, Ibrahim’s work is inspired by the ancient work of Egyptians- the strong lines and bold shapes- although his signature work embodies a lightness that comes from his silhouettes, small bases, and delicate finials.
His carvings are derived from Islamic jug filter designs, which were both functional and aesthetic. The carved area in the neck of the jug filtered out impurities when water was collected in the Nile.  Ibrahim wanted to find a way to bring these ancient carvings back to life while somehow maintaining their history.
He has participated in workshops and demonstrations throughout the Middle East, and has been highly recognized for his technical ability, creativity, and innovation in the field of ceramics.

(Source: cross-connect)