Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008


Andy Paiko is a U.S. artist who blends form and function in his glass pieces.

Check out both his "Sculpture", as well as "Sculptural Vesselware" on his website, for striking designs, some holding organic shapes. I really like how layered and ornate the work is - a jar that only needs to be five inches tall has a gigantic layered finial on top, just to show off. Glass is a beautiful and difficult medium to work in, and I really appreciate this artist's work.

Special thanks to DF reader CuriousArt who turned me on to Andy's work!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Yes yes, I've been slacking on the posts. As Mandi has stated before, we belly ourselves up to the all you can eat buffet of work and fill our plates on a regular basis. Sadly fun things tend to fall by the wayside when I get busy.

I thought I'd just post a really beautiful (only one among many) and haunting video by Sigur Ros.
Directed by Floria Sigismondi, who is probably best known for her Marilyn Manson videos. Which,have a certain aesthetic that we rather like around here as well...I'll totally admit to it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I can't quite figure Ryohei Hase out.

His work seems to not know where it fits either - at his best, he creates amazing, moody, visceral, motion-filled works with the same grimy flesh-realism that I appreciate in Odd Nerdrum's work. But at his most questionable, he creates pieces that seem more at home on the cover of a paperback science fiction novel than a gallery wall. And then there are the creature-design sketches.

Regardless of its application, this artist's talent is apparent, working digitally instead of with a brush and paint. I mean seriously, we're talking detail down to the reflections in a rabbit's eyes, and individual pieces of fur. Pop on over to his website or DeviantArt gallery (with beautifully large pictures so you can see all the detail).