From ants in combat to the surprising beauty within meteorites, there's a lot to love in the world. Here are our picks of the week.

What We Love This Week, Volume XXV

From ants in combat to the surprising beauty within meteorites, there's a lot to love in the world. Here are our picks of the week.

Artist Mary Lum strolls around the city photographing the urban environment—buildings, railings, stairwells, and other architectural details. She then deconstructs these photos and collages them with acrylic paint, creating dynamic, unique spaces for viewers to occupy and explore. At the deCordova Biennial, Lum’s images left me feeling both exhilarated and disoriented, as though I were in a dream where the environment was familiar, yet not quite right. What is fact and what is fiction?

Artist Mary Lum strolls around the city photographing the urban environment—buildings, railings, stairwells, and other architectural details. She then deconstructs these photos and collages them with acrylic paint, creating dynamic, unique spaces for viewers to occupy and explore. At the deCordova Biennial, Lum’s images left me feeling both exhilarated and disoriented, as though I were in a dream where the environment was familiar, yet not quite right. What is fact and what is fiction?

Black and White Photomontages  This image suggests that deep inside the body there is something hidden that could be famous and well known for e.g. Taj Mahal (7 wonders) or how there is a strong emotion buried down deep e.g. Taj Mahal was made in love. This links to my theme of people, emotions and actions based on those emotions.

Inspiration: Surreal Photo Montages by Thomas Barbéy

Black and White Photomontages This image suggests that deep inside the body there is something hidden that could be famous and well known for e.g. Taj Mahal (7 wonders) or how there is a strong emotion buried down deep e.g. Taj Mahal was made in love. This links to my theme of people, emotions and actions based on those emotions.

Nick Gentry is a British artist from London. Much of his artistic output has been generated with the use of contributed artefacts and materials. His art is influenced by the development of consumerism, technology, identity and cyberculture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media. He is best known for his floppy disk paintings and film negative artworks, placing an emphasis on recycling obsolete media and the reuse of personal objects as a central theme.

Nick Gentry is a British artist from London. Much of his artistic output has been generated with the use of contributed artefacts and materials. His art is influenced by the development of consumerism, technology, identity and cyberculture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media. He is best known for his floppy disk paintings and film negative artworks, placing an emphasis on recycling obsolete media and the reuse of personal objects as a central theme.

“Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?” by Richard Hamilton, 1956.

Comic collages in context

“Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?” by Richard Hamilton, 1956.

Exploring the theme of obsession in this Photography sketchbook. Great use of visuals and artist research in combination with annotation.

Exploring the theme of obsession in this Photography sketchbook. Great use of visuals and artist research in combination with annotation.

Annegret Soltau: Self Portrait  Coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, the term ‘collage’ points towards a medium simultaneously serious and tongue-in-cheek; a technique that is deeply referential of the political world in which the works were produced. Via the assemblage of different objects and images, collage interrogates the fundamental concept of what it is to create art, whilst offering a prismatic reflection of the social change and upheaval of the twentieth century.

Top 10 Collage Artists: Hannah Höch to Man Ray

Annegret Soltau: Self Portrait Coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, the term ‘collage’ points towards a medium simultaneously serious and tongue-in-cheek; a technique that is deeply referential of the political world in which the works were produced. Via the assemblage of different objects and images, collage interrogates the fundamental concept of what it is to create art, whilst offering a prismatic reflection of the social change and upheaval of the twentieth century.

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