Our blog has been comparatively quiet over the last couple of weeks, mainly due to ridiculous amounts of client work (which we’re not complaining about), looming deadlines and a couple of well deserved holidays in the sun. Feeble excuses aside, we’re back in your face like a plate full of shaving foam with another Five Things that have caught our interest this week.
Your starter for ten is Jake or Dinos, the lastest exhibition from The Chapman Brothers. The pair have a history of ruffling feathers, whether subverting religious iconography, drawing heavily on Nazi imagery, defacing the work of old masters or creating grotesquely sexualised child-monsters, they certainly enjoying provoking a reaction. Their latest dual-exhibition promises to contain much the same subject matter but the gimmick this time is that one of the two White Cube galleries (either Hoxton Square or Masons Yard) will be exclusively showing the work of Jake, whilst the other will be showing the work of Dinos. And they’re not telling you which exhibition is by which brother! Go along and try and work it out.
Spike Jonze and Beastie Boys have worked together in the past to produce some classic music videos. They have teamed up once again for the video for ‘Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win’ featuring the excellent Santigold. The result of the collaboration shows the group as action man style figures, performing an outdoor gig which gets sabotaged by an evil group of gun slinging Anti-Beasties. Ad Rock, Mike D and MCA (still as action figures) escape, but end up in a daredevil snow-chase scene facing zombified soldiers. Exciting stuff…
The latest work from artist Tomohiro Inaba is a series of striking sculptures. Constructed from steel wires, the skulls, animals and human figures appear to simplify and disintegrate as they rise into the air, resulting in a single thin wire. You can check out more images of these brilliant sculptures on Colossal or Tomohiro’s own site.
Skyrill is a creative agency formed by two brothers, Ali and Hussain Almossawi, with a shared passion for ‘software development, graphic design, photography and the arts’. The have recently created some of the most stunning 3D typography work we’ve seen for a while. Lettering is formed from splashing liquid to beautiful and stunning effect. Check out their blog for the full alphabet and further animations.
Finally, Your Dog Is Pissing On My Feet. A wonderfully named tumblr site showing a series of pictures depicting the decaying, transient nature of various city streets. The photographs are closely cropped shots of fly posters, signage, advertising and graffiti creating a gallery of randomly juxtaposed abstract images. Check it out.
As always, thank you for reading and we hope you enjoyed our ramblings – feel free to get in touch with any comments, thoughts, love letters or verbal abuse. We’d love to hear from you.