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Ralph Freeman

Ralph Freeman

Ralph Freeman

I’ve not long got back from a week long break in St Ives where we stayed in my aunt’s apartment on Porthmeor Beach.

It’s just a few doors down from the enviable studio space of artist Ralph Freeman, who’s recent works, shown here, really invoke a true sense of Porthmeor’s rugged beauty.

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Jim Denevan

Awesome work by surfer and sand artist Jim Denevan, who creates temporary artworks on sand, earth or ice.

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Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett

Spotted one of the seascapes of artist Paul Bennett whilst on holiday in St Ives last week.

The beautiful contrast of finely rendered mist with coarse-textured brushwork gives the paintings a sense of brooding calm which really needs to be seen ‘in the flesh’ to be fully experienced.

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Patricia Piccinini: Vespa Stags

Patricia Piccinini: Vespa Stags

Loving these duelling stags formed from Vespa scooters by Patricia Piccinini.

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Xi Pan

Xi Pan

Beautiful paintings by Chinese artist Xi Pan.

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PhotoGraphy by ShiKai Tseng

PhotoGraphy by ShiKai Tseng

ShiKai Tseng has decorated a range of vases by covering them in photo-sensitive solution then exposing them inside individual pinhole cameras which are placed in an environment that ends up recorded on the surface of each vase.

“Each object carries the trace of it’s first moments of experience, it’s first exposure.”

Via Dezeen.

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Josef Albers

Josef Albers was a German-born American artist, mathematician and educator, with a fascination for colour theory and squares. He also taught at the Bauhaus where he worked as a crafts master in the glass workshops.

Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco had this to say about Albers’s famous book on colour thoery, Interaction of Color (1963).

“It is one of the most subtle books on colour that exists. It really affects the eye; there is something kinetic about it. Each page is beautiful, and the quality of the print and the paper is intense. It is perfect.”

Copies of the Interaction of Color by Josef Albers are available here on Amazon.

Read on for more examples of Albers’s work.

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Mirror Mannequin

Mirror Mannequin by Sally Kendall Mosaics.

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Yong Ho Ji

Yong Ho Ji

Korean artist Yong Ho Ji makes amazing sculptures out of used tyres.

Via Designboom.

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Design Interactions Research

Design Interactions Research

Design Interactions Research

Design Interactions Research explores “what happens when you decouple design from the marketplace, when rather than making technology sexy, easy to use and more consumable, designers use the language of design to pose questions, inspire, and provoke — to transport our imaginations into parallel but possible worlds?”

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