Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The latest episode of Art Talk focuses on Brooklyn-based artist duo FAILE. In the video above, FAILE – made up of artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller – talk about their recent projects and the methods and practices used in their work. The duo’s latest work cover a Brooklyn building in hand painted tiles, including a ‘FAILE 1986′ tile design, inspired by the space shuttle Challenger, in a unique installation that FAILE believes is part of the evolution of street art.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Daido Moriyama, who was born near Osaka in 1938, is one of the most influential representatives of contemporary Japanese photography. His unmistakable style, influenced by the work of Weegee, William Klein and Andy Warhol, has been evolving since the 1970s. His images, often made with a small, hand-held camera, draw viewers in with their diffuse, suggestive layers of gray. Moriyama is aptly characterized as a "hunter of light," and his preference for the atmospheric and enigmatic leads to beautiful abstractions of the Japanese urban landscapes.