MAYA HAYUK

January 14, 2009

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Maya Hayuks work is bright geometric and colourful. Her work explores ethos of sexuality, space, time, and nature. Her work through geometry is her understanding of how the universe works, and geometry plays as her colourful mathematical understanding and interpretation of it. Her recent work have a delightful quality, mixing ink with neon black lights to create a visual i have seen at rave bars in India, and interesting play creating another dimension to her paintings. She has worked on architectural pieces revitalising run down towns and villages in America and bringing a spirit of a community and establishing that idea over the community and its buildings. I love her energy and her open mindedness that art can be accidental and spoilt but also mathematical and controlled.

Sister Corita

January 14, 2009

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Sister Corita was a Nun in the 1960’s and also an political activist. During the 60’s Vietnam war had become public knowledge of the conflict and brutality, through great photographers such as Don Mcullin. Coritas work have been regarded as “more adventurous” than Andy Warhol, taking screen printing to the streets and protest as an art form that speaks to the people rather than a self indulgent profitable art form that Pop Art was gaining its reputation for. Although her work evolved over her career, what I found interesting was her re-assemblage of advertising slogans, commercial products, headlines, etc., her distorted typography, her bold color palettes, her strong philosophical/political messages and the overall positivity and freshness that emanates from her work and has it feel as new today as it did over 40 years ago. She really is an amazing women and a heroin of our time.

Rachel Thomas.

January 12, 2009

largeimg-3I’ve already mentioned before in the animation part, but Rachel Thomas has to have a bigger part in my inspiration blog! Set designer, art director and overall genius, Thomas works with Big Active creating amazing works for Nike and Orange to name a few. Her work consists of large props colourful settings and fun and playful ideas creating her very own world of fun. She works with a select group of photographers to bring her work to life and give it that extra dimension to her work. Her work with balloons she recalls comes from the notion of them being rude and sexual in a disturbing way! But it is her work for orange that really caught my eye, with the massive props playing out the story to the narration. Anyway look at her work on big active and you will fall in love with her work!

Alex Grey.

January 9, 2009

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Alex Greys work my seem out of the loop of all these Geometric Design wizards, but Alex greys work, is far superior in detail, beauty and colour than the previous artists. His work has been used or the band Tool as shown earlier and focuses of the spirituality of the human anatomy. His work is very much that of existentialism examining the human form with in his work and almost paints a detailed anatomy of the effects spiritual human experiences have on the body. His work is detailed and well crafted its hard not to believe its accuracy, often graphically arranged using line and light to capture the pathways of energy around and through the bodies he depicts. Beautiful.

James Turrell.

January 9, 2009

James Turrell could show these boys a thing or two, Turrell was born in 1943 in Los Angeles and graduated from Pomona College in 1965.  His work soon evolved into the geometric Minimalist movement of the 60’s, along with Donald Judd and John Cage and minimalist musician, Turrell began to explore the fundamentals of the geometric shape as a path of spirituality as minimal and pure art form. His work ‘Spirit and Light’, works with the architectural space and projection on the join of two walls to create the illusion of shape and space. The idea of light and shape conjoin to conceptualise the most pure form of spirituality, simplicity in form, free from all chaos and obscurity. His work has greatly influenced me in my understanding of shape and space in my own work.james_turrell jt_3

Julien Vallée AMAZING!

January 8, 2009

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Julien has got to be one of my most favorite analogue designers i have seen in a long while. On the same tone as Pierri Vanni, Julien works with paper and materials to create elaborate worlds often exploding out of anything and everything, mixing sculpture, materials techniques such as after effects and typography. He’s worked with some big names such as MTV and The New York Times, animating and generally making them look really good. His work has been published all over the place, in the book 3D graphic space, his work can be seen and shows details of how and what he does to create those amazing sculptures.