Operating for nearly three decades, Photo L.A. is the longest running international photographic art fair on the West Coast. A collaborative platform that links dealers and collectors with a gamut of galleries from around the globe, it cultivates connections between industry elite and up-and-coming talent alike, bringing the best of the photography world.
Returning to Los Angeles for its 27th edition this January, Photo L.A. 2019 will be hosted in the historic Barker Hangarfor the first time. In
Thomas Medicus (previously) is a master of illusion. The Austria-based artist builds boxes from segments of laser-cut acrylic glass which present a different image depending on which angle you view the rotating sculpture. In his most recent work, Head Instructor, concept follows form. The piece presents several viewpoints of an androgynous human’s head, showcasing the hidden thoughts and viewpoints that might occupy one’s mind.
“In Head Instructor I tried to show that when you
Pseudonymous Indian street artist DAKU recently installed an immersive text-based work in Panjim, Goa. Placed along 31st January Road, a fishnet structure suspends letters above pedestrians. The region’s abundant sunlight pours through to cast shadows on the street, spelling out tropes about the passage of time. Some of the phrases include, “Time works wonders. Time moves. Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Time fades. Time is an
Stephanie Buer’s paintings and drawings capture structures in varying states of decay, yet at times carrying a hidden elegance. In “Wild Abandon” at Thinkspace Projects, she continues a body of work with roots in her time living in Detroit. Buer was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
a student of musashino art university in kodaire, japan, nasa funahara makes replicas of great works of art using colored tape and ribbons. they include famous works from famous artists including vermeer, da vinci, and van gogh. but in the hands of the artist they are no longer paintings and are instead compositions of small adhesive pieces, each one taking about a week to complete.
The post nasa funahara uses japanese masking tape to
Sketchbook by David Morales Hernandez
Dina Brodsky (previously) started keeping a sketchbook at the age of 18, when most of her content was a collection of scattered thoughts and scribbles. Today, the artist and curator has transformed this practice into wildly detailed pages that combine architectural watercolors with notes written in an organized script. As curator-in-residence at Sugarlift in Long Island City, New York, Brodsky has organized an investigation into other
Yellowstone National Park, all images courtesy of Scott Reinhard
Scott Reinhard combines contemporary land elevations with historic maps to create three-dimensional environments of a specific region, city, or state. To produce the digital maps, he pulls elevation data from the United States Geological Survey, which he then embeds with location information and merges with the original design of the old maps.
Producing these hybrids allows the Brooklyn-based graphic designer to gain a better sense
Most of us are so used to reading that we forget each letter is a shape and each word its own composition. There’s a significant aesthetic dimension to the writing we read daily—in emails and books, on packaging and signs—and so it makes sense that visual artists have co-opted graphic design and typography strategies for their own philosophical ends.
Using language, artists transform a basic communication tool—the alphabet—into unique provocations. Language
A new mural by Pascal Boyart in Paris. Photo courtesy Pascal Boyart.
Though Bitcoin has only entered the public consciousness over the past few years, its Genesis block is 10 years old, and to celebrate the anniversary, Paris-based artist Pascal Boyart has created a street mural with a puzzle containing 0.26 BTC ($1,003).
The exact location of the work is unknown, though it is somewhere in central Paris. Boyart, a “crypto-inspired artist,”