The work of Canvaz at City Quay, Dublin 2.
Or a clever promo for the new series of Love/Hate.
Pretty sure 1 across is ‘crocodile’
(Pix: Oisín Kane)
San Francisco based artist Klari Reis creates abstract paintings inside petri dishes, using reflective epoxy polymer to depict microscopic images garnered from biotech companies.
It’s called The Daily Dish (she’s doing one a day all through 2013) and while, according to her artist’s statement, it’s intended as an ‘exploration of mankind’s complex relationship with biotechnology’, it’s also rather lovely eye-candification.
A mere sample of the ongoing reductive but ingenious shenanigans underway at #emojiarthistory
A Twitter meme wherein great works of art are reimagined in the medium of Twitter emojis.
Above: Pearblossom Highway by David Hockey; The Abduction of Europa by Rembrandt; For the Love of God by Damien Hirst and The Treachery of Images by René Magritte)
Naturally, a single serving Tumblr has also emerged.
Japanese Twitter user @Kya7y recently posted these pictures of a fiendishly complex and painstakingly hand-drawn labyrinth, sprung directly from the brain of her father (a university custodian).
30 years ago, he started with a blank sheet of A1 paper, seven years later, he’d completed the maze in his spare time, at which point, the sheet was rolled up and forgotten, until his daughter discovered it.
The maze should, and probably will, be available as a print in the near future.
A piece of art designed by Irish artist Andrew Kearney has been hung from the atrium ceiling. It looks like a large white airship, but the Irish government describes it as an “interactive and innovative art piece… [that] embodies Irish warmth and character while showcasing the innovation and developed technology of contemporary Ireland”.
The piece is called Skylum (which perhaps means that someone who goes to see it is a Skylum seeker). It is fitted with a camera, artificial intelligence technology and ultrasonic directional speakers so that when people walk underneath it, the lights and sounds vary. An Irish government official said: “The piece is ever-changing and reacting so that no two experiences will be the same.”
Thanks Niall O’M