_archive for the ‘Fine Art’ category

Beautiful Losers movie

07/28/08 :: by admin

Beautiful Losers film trailer
from beautifullosersfilm on Vimeo.

This is just the trailer and I didn’t see the movie yet… but I’m quite sure it must be obviously interesting.

Especially after I’ve seen their exhibition 2 years ago in the north of France and after I’ve seen Geoff McFetridge exhibition at the Red Cat a few months ago.

Dan Funderburgh Interview

07/23/08 :: by brocksteady

CPLUV has a must read interview with fellow Jayhawk Dan Funderburgh. Prepare to be inspired.

Good for the sole

07/23/08 :: by magalish

AIGA/TOMS Sole Search Design Contest winner

Who would’ve thought that a beautifully designed pair of shoes could make a difference in the world? (Actually, I’ve always felt that way personally)

This past April, AIGA Los Angeles paired with TOMS to hold a contest that involved artists drawing inspiration from their communities to create unique, wearable designs on canvas shoes. The blank shoes to begin each entry were purchased from TOMS shoes. The company matched each purchase, as they always do, by donating a pair to a child in need. The contest resulted in some very interesting and creative shoe designs.

luddite cameras

07/09/08 :: by stina

Sometimes it pays off big time to troll blogger for interesting ideas/projects/people/inspiration. Usually you wind up clicking through blogs written by a passionate brasilian soccer fan, a family who home schools their children, another family who just likes their children, something in russian you can’t understand, etc. BUT I recently struck blogger gold.

Camaras Fotograficas is a super neat gallery of cameras made from non-camera material. Obviously we are way pro-technology here at fluidesign, but it’s nice to take a break and appreciate things made by hand, (when that hand is not attached to a wacom tablet or mouse), from time to time.

Numeric Arts gives Life to Painting

05/19/08 :: by Cédric

Even if I’m a developer, I like art. Particularly Pop Art, Surrealism, and impossible structure from M. C. Escher.

These paintings are great. But for us, living behind a computer screen, we’d like to see animation and arts in many different ways.

This morning I discovered 3 videos that I’d like to share with you.

First, a 3D exploration of Guernica, Picasso’s painting:

Then, a short film animating a character from Guernica in other artists’ paintings:

Finally, maybe not the most artistic but the funniest:

I like to see these types of videos where old art takes life on screen.


05/14/08 :: by brocksteady

Check this absolutely stunning live action animation from BLU.

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Kiel Johnson @ Mark Moore Gallery

05/14/08 :: by brocksteady

My good friend Kiel Johnson, who was just awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant, is showing at the Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica May 17-June 21. It’s definitely worth checking out!

Exploring the middle ground between the the factual and the fictitious, he creates caricatures of reality, cartoon like systems that function yet seem as though they should not, and vice versa.

The relationship between Johnson and the crowded and impacted Port of Long Beach (where his studio is based) has influenced his 2D and 3D work as he addresses the nature of commerce and the individual. His interest in the dynamic between the alienation of the individual and the overabundance of things in the world fuels his curiosity about how things work and the physical mapping out and making of things (both real and imaginary).

Reception for the artists: May 17th, 5-7


04/14/08 :: by brocksteady

Corey Helford Gallery proudly presents “Heroes & Villains” featuring portraits by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho, of the most notable emerging and established artists in the Underground art scene, Graffiti and Alt-Comic Book worlds.

Check out our friends Travis and Mel:


Yo! What Happened to Peace?

04/10/08 :: by brocksteady

LA vs WAR highlights the travesty of a senseless war now going into its 6th year, giving LA artists a platform to exercise their freedom of speech. Check it out April 10-13 2008 in Downtown LA.

Mural by Mear 1

04/10/08 :: by brocksteady


Check out this amazing mural by Mear 1 on the side of the HVW8 store in LA. 5 days of sweat and over 80 cans of paint bring hopes of a free Tibet. Props to Theo for the fisheye magic.