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Posts Categorized: Music in Art
goes crescendo into the virtual reality experience
‘It was just a documentation of what’s left of me’
very intimate and personal
A music project which combined his two creative passions, art and music.
sip your hot chocolate in ‘Chocolate for the Bald Man’ mug’.
‘Now that would be cool’
I immediately recognized her, she was Lindsey Way’s good friend, Frances Bean Cobain
‘I show hundreds, if not thousands of pieces at a time and want people to be completely immersed.”
‘As far as I can determine at this point, creation is taking place constantly and my life is a result of and pursuit of that process.”
‘the paintings are somewhat like what I see in my mind when I think about the person I’m painting. It’s not just their face. It’s where they live, what they say, their possessions, how they make you feel, all mashed up together’.
Shepard continues his work although he is well aware of his ambiguous position, he started as an outlaw and has been accused of selling out because of his Obey clothing line and corporate sponsored work. ‘I still put stickers and posters in the streets without permission,‘ he continues, ‘but I also paint ten-story-tall sanctioned murals and collaborate with high-profile musicians. I have worked with city governments and been arrested by them.’
She seems to draw her inspiration from mythology, fantasy or fairy tales and I could see her paintings used as illustrations for children’s books. This is not surprising at all because she has said to be an avid reader and to be heavily influenced by diverse literary sources, as well as by places and people she’s met along the way
A new exhibition has opened at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects, and it is this time centered around rap and hip hop, although the works of the different artists featured could not be more diverse.
This the strangest news of the week or at least of the day: the band DIIV has announced that they will reenact your dreams for $10,000? What? This is actually part of a project organized by Houseworld which has a Kickstarter page for this
If you are a fan, you have realized that it is actually an adaptation of his music video ’Bound 2’, into a kids’ book, and you can see the whole story here. Tebbal will be soon graduating from New York’s famed School of Visual Arts, so he is a little chicken too, with, apparently, a lot of talent and humor.
He started developing his idea in 1974 after taking LSD and listening to Bach, and he now has a version that can synchronize his animations with realtime performances. Of course, avant-garde artist Björk discovered him on Youtube and she used some of his animations for the apps in her Biophilia project.
Contrarily to Young, Dolenz is not in the music business anymore and he is totally involved with the craft of his daughter Georgia: They are making beautiful wooden furniture together. It all started as a hobby, but since 2013 the two of them have a real business, making handmade furniture in his home woodshop west of Los Angeles
Reify is a ‘collective of visual artists, musicians, designers & technologists who are driven by a shared curiosity in the interplay of form and meaning — a digital synesthesia’…what a cool way to make a living!
I painted it a couple days after his death. It was later used in a flyer and poster for a “Tribute to Lou Reed” night at Fingerprints Records that Rockford and several local Long Beach musicians played songs from his catalog in a tribute, held coincidentally, on the anniversary of JFK’s assassination
Artist Nick Reynold, who originally made the statue in 2008, declared in a statement: ’When I created this work I saw Pete being crucified by the media and that provided the basis of my inspiration to make this piece’,
‘I used to do folk dancing and wore traditional Hungarian embroidered clothes’, said the designer. ‘Contemplating and taking it a step further, I was curious to find out what cross-stitched patterns might sound like.’
Elliott speaks about listening to Elvis Costello records and feeling like ‘a freak among other freaks’, about be given the ‘Folk music tag’ (which really bothered him) and about calling the addicts in his songs ‘the dependents’
Without any study, I bet most people, whatever their age have some kind of nostalgia for the music of the 60’s , because of its unique quality, but I am not sure ot can be repeated, as I don’t know if the same kind of nostalgia will be involved for the Foo Fighters, Green Day or Linkin Park, the Red Hot Chili Peppers or even Muse…
I am still unsure but it may be a good start to say that the artists and scientists’ intensions were the ineluctable need of multi-collaboration, the connection between people, and the inevitable requirement for our brains to synchronize…
I picked Professor Longhair for my first offering because the man exudes joy, humor, and an incredible, notable style and is instantly recognized like no other, all the while playing and singing the blues! The blues is not supposed to be happy but this man pulls off a sort of ‘what the hell, don’t take it too seriously
‘Is that Neil Young?’ asked me a guy entering the studio at the same time ‘Yes! And it’s unbelievable!’ I answered. No it wasn’t unbelievable that Neil was there for his daughter’s first solo art show in Los Angeles, but it was unbelievable that I was there, among all these people. Amber was attending, of course, as was Pegi, her mother, and even Stephen Stills showed up
What does it says about you when your face can be used in cartoons and comics, when your mug has reached this level of familiarity that everyone instantaneously recognizes who you are once sketched by more than three dozen of different artists?
“Thematically my work always draws upon personal experiences, whether that’s the saturation of media in our lives, our fascination with celebrity and stardom or more singular experiences such as the loss of loved ones. I’m fascinated by, love, loss and the immortalization of celebrities, those that burn bright and die young.”
The self-portraits, which were taken with Polaroid cameras between 1975 and 1987, were selected by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, whereas the exhibit will conveniently coincide with the release of her album ’24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault’, consisting of songs she wrote between 1969 and 1987
Do you like statues of people who died a minute ago? I don’t. I understand statues of Lincoln, Washington, historic figures of a past, when we didn’t have photos and movies, but statues of people we knew very well through concert footages and tons of pictures?
I stole a picture from the website, a ‘sculpture’ or a mask made of white tiny bears with multicolor hair and this is at least as random as anything I see at any modern art exhibit…. I am not saying I like it, but you probably get what I mean….
If you don’t appreciate modern art, you obviously will have a hard time to appreciate anything over there, and I was quite confused about a lot of things (if not everything) presented in the exhibit. Beck’s brother makes hand-knitted constructions, stretched on wood frames, like the one you can admire above, and he builds them from scratch
According to Alternative Press, the members of the UK death metal band Unfathomable Ruination are going to perform inside a sealed, airtight container until they run out of oxygen…. And then what? They will pass out and die? Or I guess someone is going to open that door
A few worlds or groups of words, such as Baby, Body, Boys, Foul, Girls, Happy, Heart, Home, I love You, Kiss, Lonely, Love, Money, Rain, Sad, Sex, Sexy, Smile, We Us, Weed, often used in songs, were analyzed over five decades.
Mark Ryden, this curious artist who wraps his curious and surrealist paintings both reminiscent of the masters and cartoons around big-eyed little girls and pop culture references, has a new exhibit called ‘The Gay 90s’ at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.
The former Oderus Ungerus is dead. Sadly the Gwar frontman died suddenly leaving his band mates bewildered and his fans wondering if it was a hoax. He also left a family in debt.
Street artist Jay Shells has taken over the streets of the city, posting these red signs displaying the quotes of famous rap songs, at strategic places. He apparently did the same thing in New York City – but needed a car to accomplish the same thing in LA
You can look at all these fantastic renditions on his website, and I thought that the next painting was more realistic than the previous one! You can almost smell the sweat and heat coming out of these mountains of human flesh. It reminds me some of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch’s work
‘I have 50 pieces that are on LPs that I have collaged on top of and printed new images. I have put all my favorite records in a record store installation in the space with two turntables. People can take any of my records, whether it’s rare, whether it’s signed, listen to it and hopefully put it back.’
Most importantly, I wanted you to know that this request is not based on a desire to exploit you in any way. I realize that stories in the press regarding my drug use may make you think that this request comes from a desire to parallel our lives. Let me assure you that this is not the case
I took me a little while to understand this picture above, what was this about? The surrounding looked strangely familiar, but these head tops give it all… of course! It’s Abbey Road!
When you are a legend like John Lennon people are willing to sell a kidney to own a piece of you and so it goes as poshy auction house Sotheby dusts off original art, puts it on an easel and waits for the offers to roll in
Does this remove all magic from a Vermeer’s painting? Does technology help art or make it cheaper, because suddenly everyone can be Vermeer with a few mirrors and a lot of patience? Can an artist also be a technician, or does this remove all value in art?
Vargas is this amazing artist who did a few murals around town, and who can draw a large, spitting portrait of yourself, with charcoals and black and white paints, on white paper placed on the ground,… in less than fifteen minutes.
Every aspect of his pictures are flawless; the attention to detail shows not only immense dedication and artistic control, but proves that he truly can conquer any subject matter.
The Brits have taken this concept and made it so cool I could scream. So if you are looking for a gift for me- look no further.
In writing this I went back to listen to some of Alpert’s music. First off everything sounds like a 70s game show theme. It is a blast from the past that pretty much drove me insane. Just the pitch alone was like nails on a chalk board. Is this what is considered ‘beautiful music’?
I quite liked it right away, it was raw and jumping in your face, with a real interest into people, faces, guitars, skulls and revolvers, certainly more spontaneous than refined, and following the principle that ‘passion is more important than precision’. Some of these women were like a modern and punk version of Toulouse Lautrec’s
I was still waiting outside when I heard the guitars, telling me there was some action happening on stage and I decided that, if I wanted to see something, I couldn’t respect the rules anymore… After all, they were celebrating punk history and anarchy, so it was time to try something a bit unruly