Remember RED, the portrait artists that works in unique and unusual mediums? Last year we blogged about her incredible portrait of Zhang Yimous using 750 pairs of socks. And surely we’ve shared with you her inspiring works with coffee at least once. Somehow, we are continually surprised by her talent…and patience!
Hong Yi (RED) never seems to run out of ideas, giving new dimensions to portraits. Her recent work on Aung San Suu Kyi’s portrait, the Burmese Opposition’s politician and 21-year political prisoner, is outstanding. She used 2000 white flowers, dyed in different shades of red to pay tribute to Daw Suu’s bravery.
Miguel Endara spent 210 hours creating this incredible portrait of his father. This is not your traditional ink on paper portrait, however. Miguel estimates 3 million – 200 thousand dots make up this entire image. And surprisingly, only one pen.
Not sure how it has taken us 3 years to hear about this… but now that we’ve seen it, we can safely say it’s worth sharing! Here’s what you’re in for: The story of 6 graffiti artists who transformed a 1970′s village (off the west coast of Scotland), into an art installation piece after 30 years of abandonment. (more…)
While Brice’s work will remain in Twelve21 Gallery until May 10th, we are hosting a “closing reception” as a finale of sorts to this awesome show. If you haven’t checked it out yet…DO IT! If you have, DO IT again! (more…)
“Through the RedBall Project I utilize my opportunity as an artist to be a catalyst for new encounters within the everyday. Through the magnetic, playful, and charismatic nature of the RedBall the work is able to access the imagination embedded in all of us”. – Kurt Perschke
What started out as just a commission, has turned into a wide traveling public art project. The RedBall Project was originally conceived as a one time temporary installation for Arts In Transit. Perschke used the money from the commission to take the RedBall Project to Barcelona, then to Sydney when a curator there had requested it, and since then has been traveling around to different cities all around the world. The inflatable ball is 15 feet high and weighs 250 pounds. For each site the RedBall Project goes to, it is inflated directly into the site making for an interesting composition within the structure it’s squeezing into. Viewers are free to look, touch, and judo-chop the giant red ball.
The first month of the new year is over, time for February! It’s the month of love…or something. Ok whatever, here’s what’s happening with some art in Orlando!
From Robots to Warlocks – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art in the 21st Century : 2/2, 6-9PM at The Orlando Museum of Art – A comprehensive look at art inspired by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Universes (how amazing does THAT sound?). Art, music, food, drinks, awesomeness. $10
Tree of Light Project: 2/2, 8-10pm at the Seaside Plaza – A sculptural interactive installation by Orlando artists Cole NeSmith and Josh Owen. The Tree of Light Project is a recipient of the United Arts of Central Florida grant, and part of ArtsFest 2012 that will be running all of February in Central Florida. $Free
Nude Nite: 2/9,10,11 from 6pm – 12am at the Church Street Exchange Building - Nude Nite is an annual juried art event that focuses on the beauty of the nude. This three day extravaganza will include paintings, photography, performance art, sculpture, and installation. $25
Collide*Scope: 2/13, 6:25pm at Urban Rethink – A new monthly happening. Each month a group of creative minds will be chosen and given a challenge, they will have one week to collaboratively come up with an awesomely creative presentation on the challenge topic. $Free
Maybe It’s Still All A Dream Closing Reception: 2/23 at twelve21 gallery – Did you miss our opening? Shame on you! Just kiddin’. You get a second chance to come hang out with us and see all of the amazing art. $Free
Replicated: Now at The Falcon- This already started in January, but will be ongoing through February. Replicated is a group art show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film Blade runner (sweet). $Free
Celebrate nakedness! Nude Nite is an annual juried art event that focuses on the beauty of the nude. This three day extravaganza will include paintings, photography, performance art, sculpture, and installation.
This year Nude Nite Orlando will be held at the church street exchange building on February 9th, 10th, and 11th. You have three different nights to check out this titillating (yeah..said it) event.