Month: February 2015

everything is beautiful / words and photography

Words by Perah Ralin. Portrait of Perah Ralin by Somi Jun. i crave you and the comfort you bring fingers reaching to brush back a bit of hair the sigh of each strand as you bless them with your touch lights overhead flicker as i wait for you fingers reaching to delve deep into my chest wrapping ribs sternum lungs away from flesh and mouth opens empty and a little bit of breath escapes into the air and dissipates blistering bands of burn i want you to be here watch as it curls smoke in the air into my lungs your lungs and for a moment we are one cough it up, particle by particle i take the words from your tongue as they fall from your teeth the scent calls and drifts back settling in the film and filling in the cracks tell me how you feel on a one two three scale one to see two to hear three to be with me but back and forth we dance one two two and …

Ryota Matsumoto’s hybrid architecture

RYOTA SPEAKS ON HIS ARTWORK: The artworks of Ryota Matsumoto develop and demonstrate the hybrid/multi-layered process, where varying scale, juxtaposition of different forms, intertwined textures/tones are applied to reflect the spatio-temporal conditions of our ever-evolving urban, natural, and ecological environments. They are created to act as the catalyst for defining speculative changes in our notions of cities, societies and cultures. His drawings explore a hybrid drawing technique combining both traditional media (ink, acrylic, and graphite) and digital media (algorithmic processing, scripting and image compositing with custom software ). All the lines, curves and forms are created by algorithmic and generative processes. Then they are redefined and reconfigured with traditional painting/drawing techniques that add colors, textures and details to compositions. About Ryota: Ryota Matsumoto is a principal of an award-winning design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio based in Tokyo. He is an artist, designer and urban planner. Born in 1972, Ryota was raised in  Hong Kong and Japan. He received Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after studying at Architectural Association in London and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow …

RED – technique & connotation

Marion Wood mixes the technical and the abstract in her series of collages, centered around the color RED. She talks ART CENTER, TECHNIQUES, and mixing SCIENCE with ART. Read on!   MARION (the Contrarian) SPEAKS: So you gave me about 12 pieces. Are they part of a series? Yeah, I made them a while ago in art class. I did a class at Art Center College of Design, and we started off the class, and we had to choose one color that we wanted to incorporate in each piece. So we had 5 days and we were supposed to make 3 pieces of art a day. So I chose red, that was my color, so all of them used red. And also, each one was supposed to incorporate a different technique. So we used packaging, and we used cloth, and, like, used, I don’t know… there was one where you had to rip paper, and tear it, or whatever.  So each different piece uses a different technique. Cool. So it was a summer program? Yeah. Did you choose red for …