The Future Mannequin is a Headless Robot

A new robotic mannequin has been developed by a professor at the Hong Kong Polytecnic University of textile and clothing. It transforms according to exact measurements entered digitally, resulting in a myriad of body shapes. Perfect for personally tailoring, couture dressmaking, schools and quality control. i.dummy

Hyperrealistic Sculptures Blur the Line Between Clay and Flesh | The Creators Project

Artists fuse sculpture and painting to transform the artform into new boundaries with surreal effects.   Hyperrealistic Sculptures Blur the Line Between Clay and Flesh | The Creators Project http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/hyperrealistic-body-sculptures

Janet Echelman Aerial Sculpture: TED Conference Vancouver

The TED conference happening this week in Vancouver has not only notable speakers but innovative artwork like that of Janet Echelman. Her”Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks” is monumental in size and purported to be one of the biggest sculptures ever. It spans 227 x 145 x 53 m, suspended between a 24-story skyscraper and theContinue reading “Janet Echelman Aerial Sculpture: TED Conference Vancouver”

Logic + Geometry + Space = Maiko Takeda

Working in a particularly unusual void between sculpture and millinery, Maiko Takeda explores new volumes and innovative, spontaneous spins on everyday inspirations. With a BA honours in jewellry from St. Martins and a masters in millinery from the Royal College of Art, she has also worked with the phenomenal Stephen Jones, Phillip Treacy, Erickson BeamonContinue reading “Logic + Geometry + Space = Maiko Takeda”

The Poetic Power of Tokujin Yoshioka

Using the fluctuations of musical vibrations from pieces like ‘Swan Lake’ to alter the form of crystals blends two disparate elements into one uniquely special event. The work of Yoshioka can be seen at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. An innovative process that documentsts the relation between nature, science and human sensitivity. See more:Continue reading “The Poetic Power of Tokujin Yoshioka”

Unwoven Light: Soo Sunny Park

Showing us new aspects of light by displaying it via surfaces and space that reflect it, Soo Sunny Park’s abstract work is based on an interwoven series of 37 metal and glass sculptures in one gently twisting movement of ephemeral beauty. Watch some of the process below. For more, check out: Soo Sunny Park. SooContinue reading “Unwoven Light: Soo Sunny Park”

San Manncisco: Jeremy Mann, Painter

Soaking up the atmosphere of San Francisco and infusing his paintings with the city’s energy, Jeremy Mann manages to distill all of this and more with style. Graduating Cum Laude in fine art painting from Ohio University, he then earned Valedictorian honours from the Academy of Art Uni in San Francisco where he has beenContinue reading “San Manncisco: Jeremy Mann, Painter”

Sensual Allure: Lee Horyon

Born in Seoul,Korea,Lee graduated with a BFA in painting from the College of Fine Arts, Hannam University and an MFA in painting from Hong-Ik University. He has held two solo shows in Seoul and participated in a variety of group exhibitions in Seoul,Toyko and Beijing. He was awarded the Second Award for the 2006 SeoulContinue reading “Sensual Allure: Lee Horyon”

Big is More: David DiMichele, Artist

This californian artist has just received a grant from the Long Beach Arts Council to create a piece of public art in downtown Long Beach. The piece will be part of the Mobile Arts Program, and will be a piece of installation art created to be viewed through large windows in a downtown space. TheContinue reading “Big is More: David DiMichele, Artist”

Dark Hand: Maskull Lasserre, Sculptor

Maskull Lasserre was born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta. He spent his early childhood in South Africa and later returned to Canada. He studied visual art and philosophy at Mount Allision University (Sackville, NB), and sculpture at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). He now lives and works in Montreal,QC. Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potentialContinue reading “Dark Hand: Maskull Lasserre, Sculptor”

Highly Strung: Gabriel Dawe

Taking the craft corner aesthetic to paramount heights, Mexico born artist, Gabriel Dawe explores the boundaries between fashion and architecture and also reinterprets the role of machismo within fabric arts in his new series, PLEXIS. After living in Montreal, Canada for 7 years, he moved to Dallas, Texas, where he obtained his MFA at theContinue reading “Highly Strung: Gabriel Dawe”

Bank On It: Furor over Banksy’s Olympix

There is fresh fury over revered artist, Banksy and his take on the colossal 2012 Olympics. You be the judge. As the Guardian paper recently posted: “This attack on one of contemporary London’s most renowned traditions reveals how deeply uncomfortable the cultural relationship between this city and the Olympics really is,” writes Jonathan Jones inContinue reading “Bank On It: Furor over Banksy’s Olympix”

Cut From a Different Cloth: Grayson Perry

Like a blind spot, I have overlooked one of my favorite artists,Grayson Perry (or more affectionately,Clare). His is a world of wild artistic syntax and blindingly good art. In London he transforms the craft of ceramics, sculpture and tapestry into otherworldly dialogues with himself and the modern consumer world. He’s so good, I just wantContinue reading “Cut From a Different Cloth: Grayson Perry”

A Dream Within a Dream: Gregory Euclide

Gregory Euclide is an American contemporary artist and teacher who currently lives and works outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has recently collaborated with Bon Iver for album and singles covers and possesses a distinct gallery of work. I find his sculpture (or relief work as he calls it) particularly unique. See plenty more at: GregoryContinue reading “A Dream Within a Dream: Gregory Euclide”