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Exit Through the Gift Shop

Posted in Art, Film with tags , , , on 12/07/2010 by ThreeDice

In past years I’ve struggled to blog about each and every festival film I’ve seen. This year, I’m going to try.

Known now colloquially as the Banksy Movie, Exit Through the Gift Shop is an insight into the world of street art. It’s incredibly entertaining. So much so, in fact, that speculation online is rife that the whole thing is a hoax. Sideroom.com has a good summary here.

mr-brainwash-solo-show_v1 268_rgagnon

BWASH

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Brian Walker – Digital Artist

Posted in Art, Fashion, Photography with tags , on 12/02/2010 by ThreeDice

random acts of shiny

Brian Walker is an Australian contemporary digital artist who more or less takes fashion photographs with a twist. Half fantasy, half reality. Equal parts fashion and illustration. Walker’s works have featured compositions such as battery packed human figurines, fur clad models destined for the meat market and a post modern take on the beloved nursery rhyme Jack and Jill.

From his website:

From early on Walker has been influenced by surrealist artists such as Dali and Magritte. Today he is influenced by the evolution of fashion and popular culture such as film, magazines and the internet. His recent works take inspiration from the plasticization of the female form in fashion and online virtual dress up dolls. Walker aims to perplex his audience, his style guaranteeing an element of surprise intended to delight and amuse his viewers.

“I like the visual language of my images to appear hyper real, as if they could exist but a second take reveals something amiss or askew. The perfection of a single detail or the impossibility between elements is what I continue to find fascinating.”

Walker is influenced by photographer David Lachapelle, “I’m interested in his ability to iconograph a scene from popular culture and to make it look so real that it is contrived. I would say our processes are similar, I use a lot of concept sketching as my works are highly manipulated, I have to plan almost every detail before a shoot to make sure I have every element I need. I meet with the make up artist, models and stylist to make sure things run smoothly and that they share my vision.”

 

batteries included

synthetic tragedy

Stuntkid – “Girls Are Pretty” Series

Posted in Art with tags , , on 27/01/2010 by ThreeDice

Jason Levesque is the artist informally known as StuntKid. Apparently he started his illustrating career by copying the models out of playboy as a kid. I don’t actually know if that’s true or not, but it’s a nice story. I’d heard his name bandied about when I was at university, and recently when I came across some more of his illustrations I thought it was about time to find out a little more. Basically his signature style is to set up photo shoots with fetish models and does things like throw latex paint at them or tie them up in bandages and stick bunny ears on them. Then crafts beautiful pencil pictures from the images which he touches up with photoshop. The result is images which really should be quite dirty, but that somehow aren’t. Judge for yourself.

(All images from StuntKid’s Gallery)

Stuntkid WolfGirl

StuntKid PaintGirl

StuntKid BunnyGirl

StuntKid LibertyGirl