Interview: Tiffanie Turner Discusses Her Evolving Understanding of Beauty and How the Climate Crisis Impacts Her Realist
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 Art Colossal Interview: Tiffanie Turner Discusses Her Evolving Understanding of Beauty and How the Climate Crisis Impacts Her Realistic Florals March 23, 2020 Grace Ebert Photo by Shaun Roberts, courtesy of Eleanor Harwood Gallery San Francisco-based artist Tiffanie Turner is known for creating large-scale paper flowers that embody themes of beauty and aging. In the latest interview for Colossal Members, Turner spoke with our managing editor, Grace Ebert, about her relationship to botany, how she manages her time, and the role teaching plays in her work.   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about Dramatic Decaying Flowers in Tiffanie Turner’s Solo Show “What Befell Us” Challenge Notions of Beauty and Perfection Tiffanie Turner’s Debut Book Shows How To Create Her Masterful Paper Flowers Giant Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner Interview: Susanna Bauer Examines the Tension Between Strength and Fragility in Her Stitched Leaves New Giant Paper Flower Sculptures by Tiffanie Turner This article comes from the Internet:Interview: Tiffanie Turner Discusses Her Evolving Understanding of Beauty and How the Climate Crisis Impacts Her Realistic Florals

Japanese Chef Has Filled Notebooks with Delectable Illustrations of All of His Meals for 32 Years
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 Art Food Illustration #notebooks #painting Japanese Chef Has Filled Notebooks with Delectable Illustrations of All of His Meals for 32 Years March 21, 2020 Grace Ebert All images ©  Kushino Terrace, shared with permission Some meals leave an impression—you might remember the cherry pie your grandma always made or a multi-course dinner consisting of toast and caviar, a mound of shaved truffle topping pasta, and wagyu tartare. Rather than solely rely on his memory to envision the fare he’s enjoyed, though, Japanese chef Itsuo Kobayashi has been painting and describing in detail the dishes he’s eaten for the past 32 years in a series of notebooks and standalone works. While an interesting look at Kobayashi’s nourishment, the detailed projects are also a growing collection of outsider art. N. Kushino, who runs Kushino Terrace gallery in Fukuyama, Japan, and represents Kobayashi, tells Colossal that the artist begins by writing detailed passages of what he eats before going back to create his appetizing illustrations. What stands out is that all of these drawings feature an overhead perspective so that all of the ingredients of the food Kobayashi depicts can be seen. Furthermore, in the blank spaces in his compositions, the artist writes the names and prices of, and his opinions about the food and the ingredients he portrays. He adds positive descriptive words about his subjects, such as “delicious,” so that he may provoke good memories when he later looks at the drawings. For many years, Kobayashi cooked at a soba restaurant and provided meals for schools until he was diagnosed with alcoholic neuritis, a debilitating condition that reduced his mobility. Now, the artist mostly works from home, ordering take-out often and continuing to detail his meals at length. Since he started the creative project at age 18, Kobayashi has produced more than 1,000 illustrations. “For him, painting and living have the same meaning. The disease (makes it) more and more difficult to walk, but he does not stop painting,” Kushino says. Most recently, Kobayashi has begun shaping pop-ups in his works featuring bowls of tempura seafood and piles of noodles. Shared at the Outsider Art Fair in New York earlier this year, Kobayashi’s pieces sold for up to $3,000. To see a project in the same vein, check out James Deeds Jr.’s Ectlectric Pencil. (via ArtNet)   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about notebooks painting Japanese Paper Notebooks Featuring Vintage Science Illustrations Merged with Hand-embroidery Ectlectrc Pencil: Lost Collection of Pencil Drawings Reveals Trials of Patient at Missouri State Hospital No. 3 Portraits of Venezuelan Families Reframe the Harrowing Journey of Immigrants Food Artist Uses Wax to Make Incredibly Realistic Food Samples in Japan Clever Projected Animations of a Tiny Chef Cooking Meals Atop Actual Table Settings This article comes from the Internet:Japanese Chef Has Filled Notebooks with Delectable Illustrations of All of His Meals for 32 Years

Extravagant Masks by threadstories Offer Cultural Commentary on Selfhood and Social Media
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 Art Craft #crochet #fiber art #masks #self-portrait #textiles Extravagant Masks by threadstories Offer Cultural Commentary on Selfhood and Social Media March 20, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © threadstories, shared with permission Covered in full-face masks of fringe and knotted details, threadstories (previously) explores the tension between contemporary portrayals of public and private life. The Irish artist poses in front of gray backdrops for her self-portraits that obscure her face and only sometimes reveal a set of eyes or a mouth through the crocheted exterior. threadstories tells Colossal that the process for creating each piece is similar. She begins by crocheting the balaclava—sometimes adding space for further detail like pointed ears or a hand-drawn face—before crafting various tufts and dense patches. “The yarns I use when tufting will create an endless array of outcomes from the same technique,” she writes. “The choice of yarn can mean the difference between a mask with a lot of movement or a mask with a strong form that can be brushed and manipulated to hold numerous forms.” Once she’s photographed the finished project, threadstories deconstructs the pieces to transform them into a new extravagant work. “Generally speaking, I am working intuitively, no design or drawings in advance. I am thinking with my hands,” she says. “For me, it is the photograph or mask on film that is the artwork, not the physical mask. I don’t create pieces like a designer might. The masks are always in a state of flux.” Each fiber-based creations serves as a visual representation of how people obscure their lives, both intentionally and not, for public consumption. “The masks are sometimes monstrous, other times farcical façades that poke at the performative nature social media cultivates and celebrates,” she writes. Each caption helps build a narrative. threadstories is questioning how the erosion of personal privacy in the digital age shapes how we view and portray ourselves online. The masks deny the viewer the full story of who the sitter is, echoing the curated or false personas we view online daily. My masks are photographed against a sanitised white square. I know there is often chaos, mess and noise just beyond the margins of that photograph, but the messiness of life doesn’t make the edit for social media. Find more of the artist’s work that intersects art and cultural commentary on Instagram.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by threadstories (@threadstories) on Feb 8, 2020 at 2:01pm PST   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by threadstories (@threadstories) on Jun 9, 2019 at 6:24am PDT   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about crochet fiber art masks self-portrait textiles Crocheted Masks by threadstories Question How We Portray Ourselves Online DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft Sequined and Baubled Masks by ‘Damselfrau’ Fascinate with Mysterious Beauty Brightly Colored Rope Masks Born from Happy Accidents by Bertjan Pot Playful Paper Masks by Lobulo Studio for Barcelona’s Grec Festival This article comes from the Internet:Extravagant Masks by threadstories Offer Cultural Commentary on Selfhood and Social Media

2020ITCD Award
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2020ITCD Award International Fashion and cultural design competition is a contemporary fashion and cultural design competition hosted by AACA American art exchange society, organized by popartcn, Qinhuangdao Pop Art Center, and directed by Naud. It aims to transform art understanding into fashion design, drive new research of design through fashion culture, and develop contemporary art The exhibition provides a professional thinking dimension. >Organizer ① Organizer: AACA American AC Association 、NAUD ② Guiding agency: Naud, Davidson College, Elon University, North Carolina State University, Hebei creative design alliance, Hebei Culture Publishing Group ③ Official website: Http://www.aaca.cc (US) >Event theme ① Proposition: Art and trend. ② Freedom: unlimited theme, free play. >Contribution classification (key points) ① Plane vision: including poster design, VI design, book design, mascot design, photography, font design, etc. ② Environmental landscape: including environmental design, interior design, landscape design, architectural design, etc. ③ Industrial products: including industrial design, product design, cultural and creative design, jewelry design, etc. ④ New media: interactive design, short video, UI design, interface design, icon design, etc. Note: DPI of all submitted works shall be no less than 300, size shall be no less than A4, and color mode shall be RGB. The video format is MP4, the resolution is not less than 1280×720 (horizontal version) and 720×1280 (vertical version). >Award setting (key) The competition is divided into global awards and competition area awards. All works are in the preliminary competition in China, and the U.S. organizing committee will hold the semi-finals and finals. ① Global Award (final) Gold medal: 1, USD 3000.00, certificate, trophy Silver: 4, USD 2000.00, certificate, trophy Bronze medal: 10, USD 800.00, certificate, trophy Shortlisted: 10, bonus USD 200.00, certificate, trophy ② US division Award (rematch) 1 gold medal, USD 300.00, certificate Number of silver awards, top 3 awards USD 200.00 Bronze medal Excellent Shortlisted ③ US division finalists (Preliminary) Excellent shortlisted works: several, electronic certificate Qualification certificate: several, electronic certificate >Event arrangement process (key) The event is divided into preliminary, semi-final and global final stages. ① Preliminary stage Draft time: April 30 ~ June 30 Award announcement: July 5 Review Committee: US division review team Entry fee: Free Prize: shortlisted electronic certificate After winning the preliminary competition, you can voluntarily apply to continue to enter the semi competition stage to participate in the US competition area award.   ② Rematch stage Application time of the second round: July 5 ~ July 15. Fine adjustment can be made to the works at the same time of application. Review time: July 17 ~ July 25 Award announcement: July 25 Certificate mailing: July 31 Review Committee: Joint Review Committee of the American Society for the exchange of Arts / North American University Design Alliance Submission fee: payment of submission fee ·Single work: USD 100.00/work. Payment method: PayPal us@aaca.cc Award winning: by default, the minimum award in the final round is the Finalist Award. If the finalist wins the award in the final round, you can apply for a refund of the dues for the work and still get the paper certificate of the work. Award: Paper Award certificate of us competition area   ③ Global finals Review time: August 15 Evaluation object: Silver Award and above works of each sub competition area will be directly evaluated free of charge. Reviewed by: Joint Review Committee of American Academy of art exchange / North American University Design Alliance / Pop Art Center (China) / AUCKLAND creative vision Association (China) / Visual Design Association of Nanyang University of Technology Award announcement: September 15 Award ceremony: September 20 (Provisional) The organizing committee is responsible for the cost of air tickets and hotel accommodation to and from North Carolina to participate in the award ceremony. >Submission process ① Online registration:  www.aaca.cc ② Works upload: directly upload works on the online application page. >Contact us ① Email: hz@aaca.cc ② Tel:+1-(919)733-4636

[ Winners List ] Environmental Protection Art Creation Contest
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Miniature Figures Ski and Swim Through Mixed-Media Paintings by Golsa Golchini
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  Art #beach #miniature #surfing #water Miniature Figures Ski and Swim Through Mixed-Media Paintings by Golsa Golchini January 4, 2020 Andrew LaSane Images © Golsa Golchini, shared with permission Iranian mixed-media artist Golsa Golchini combines impasto and digital painting techniques to create miniature worlds of water and ice. Textured mounds of acrylic paint form three-dimensional waves and slopes. Digital paintings of tiny figures are added to the abstract landscapes via ink transfers, with additional details applied by hand. The paintings are simple by design because that is what the artist says the world needs right now. Shadows added beneath the flat transfers, as well as the natural shadows on the raised paint, give the illusion that the swimmers and skiers physically are entering Golchini’s isolated environments. The limited color palette and similar character poses give the body of work a fun, unifying theme. “My artworks are my way of communicating with the observer about the things of everyday life that we all have in common,” Golchini said in a statement. “Although the artworks are simple, they are usually expressing challenging situations.” Some of Golchini’s paintings are available online via Return on Art, or you can follow and contact her directly on Instagram. If you enjoyed Golchini’s creations, also check out Taylor Cox. Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets. Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about beach miniature surfing water Timelapse of Lorraine Loots Creating a Miniature Painting Figures From Classical Paintings Experience Contemporary Life in Collages by Alexey Kondakov Mixed Media Aquarium Sculptures by Mariele Neudecker Mimic Paintings and Photographs Hand-Stitched Flowers and Landscapes Revitalize Found Photographs by Artist Han Cao Colorful Brushstrokes Digitally Sculpted into Figural Compositions by Matthew Stone This article comes from the Internet:Miniature Figures Ski and Swim Through Mixed-Media Paintings by Golsa Golchini

Neon Hues Paint Puddles of ‘Regular Rain’ in Images by Slava Semeniuta
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  Art Photography #color #photography #rain #water Neon Hues Paint Puddles of ‘Regular Rain’ in Images by Slava Semeniuta January 19, 2020 Andrew LaSane All images ©  VISUAL SCIENTIST, shared with permission Russian artist and photographer Slava Semeniuta aka VISUAL SCIENTIST (previously) retouches digital photographs of puddles to create vibrant compositions of “REGULAR RAIN.” Every color of the light spectrum is reflected in neon on the smooth surface of water as it falls and sits on the asphalt. The macro view of wet streets creates a cosmic feeling for common terrestrial scenes. Semeniuta tells Colossal that he was inspired to create the photo series a couple of weeks ago in Sochi. The way the light shimmered on the wet plants, tiles, and asphalt compelled him to return home for his camera to shoot “everything that seemed to me impressive, something that touched me. I especially liked the look of the reflection of neon light in the water,” he adds, “which froze in a thick layer, not yet having time to soak into the asphalt structure. These reflections in the puddles give me a strange feeling that I am looking into some other dimension.” Keep scrolling down to be transported to another dimension through Semeniuta’s images, and see more of the artist’s work over on his Instagram. Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets. Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about color photography rain water Abstracted Street Puddles Awash in Neon by Slava Semeniuta Macro Photographs of Ultraviolet Lit Flowers Display a Dazzling Array of Neon Colors Strange Mess: Puddles of Skies and Galaxies by Jeffrey Michael Austin The Neon Archives: An Exploration of Hong Kong’s Fading Neon Landscape Abstract Neon Light Installations Photographed by Jung Lee This article comes from the Internet:Neon Hues Paint Puddles of ‘Regular Rain’ in Images by Slava Semeniuta

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