CityWood is a wooden map artwork designed by an architect Hubert Roguski. It is a three dimensional design that combines modern technology with the beauty of wood and craftsmanship. Created from a city data, city streets, water and landscape are represented by separate wooden layers to create depth of the design. Each layer is precisely cut using laser technology, polished with sand paper to provide smooth clean surface and assembled by hand with great attention to the crafting process. Each map has its own personality due to the individual grain of the wood.
Digital artist Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo, from Spain, born in 1981. He has graduated in Fine Arts in 2006 and is currently writing his PhD thesis on art and new technologies. Interesting thing about his art is that he has not used any paint or brush, all his illustrations are painted on an iPad with his fingers. Some of his work has taken more than 100 hours to get completed.
There is an extravagantly histrionic quality to Blow. For its small dimensions, it is showy. Like an actor with a diminutive stature and a surprisingly booming voice. It takes an everyday action, such as snuffing out a candle, and turns into a performance. And what could be more dramatic than switching from light to darkness? For all its apparent simplicity, there is magic in the genuine surprise when squeezing the rubber bulb and extinguishing the flame. Blow is a return to the spirit of childhood, the excitement of being handed the controls and the forbidden idea of playing with fire.
Biomimetics seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s patterns and strategies. Looking at the paintings from this viewpoint, makes the work more than contextually meaningful. This collection wants to be a daily reminder for people to wear their 'personal best' suit in order to accentuate the unique creatures they are. With a personal presence, a Suited Design encourages people to action, and to become the subject of the action itself. It carries a positive message using nature as a metaphor, where animals and suits are combined into a reflection of ourselves.
The sculpture is inspired by one of the grand theories of science, the superstrings. It theorises that every particle that makes this universe is made of tiny vibrating strings, frantically oscillating in a ripple around its nucleus. Superstring is a symbology of interaction between science and art, celebrating the merger of these realms. It urges the onlooker to search for a dynamic balance between the two, suggesting a world where humanistic side is often traded for practical aspects of life. It is a call for individual to better themselves and a celebration of a culturally fuller mankind.
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