When I came by Brodie Neill’s work I was quite impressed with his designs. The organic shapes feel to have life, they aren’t static. For some reason most work like this is somewhat off-putting to me but several of his designs resonate with me. The Super Nova (pics 1,3,4,9) is pretty futuristic but there is an elegance there that draws me in. The COWIRE chair (pics 2,7,8) is a impressive design that enhances the idea of what bent ply can accomplish. Brodie also has some nice custom limited and commission pieces in his body of work. His site is a must visit.
“Brodie is fascinated with organic forms that have a continuous line and shape; the look is sinuous, elegant and modern. It’s something that cannot be achieved by hand alone but requires sophisticated digital tools and techniques so with Brodie’s designs, not only are the production processes shaped to fit the vision of the pieces but working with such advanced technologies also allows the process to drive the idea itself.”
Nate Hodges has a great sense of depth and layers when it comes to his abstracts. I can definitely see the influences of street art in his work. I feels to be a sort of deconstructionism or is it constructive? There is a tone of movement in his pieces. I get the sense that something is being build or assembled with many pieces coming together. They would look amazing in a home and would be a conversation starter. What do you see? How would you describe these?
Deconstructionism has been used to describe the work of Seth Benzel. The abstract shapes colors and design remind me of mid century brutalism. These pieces are amazing and would fit in a contemporary or mid century setting. The first piece “Red Muse” is intoxicating, you can sit and stare and see different scenarios and characters. Someone needs to pick that up, it is available.
Rhei – The Liquid Clock. Typically I don’t post about a single product but this piece of art is a stunning accomplishment. If you haven’t seen it yet you must watch the video. “Rhei is a prototype of an electro-mechanical clock with a liquid display, and the result of a year long passion project, created by Damjan Stanković, executed in collaboration with Marko Pavlović and many other wonderful people.”
I am very much drawn to the art work of Morgan Fink. I like the colors that are achieve by layering. The brush strokes are broad in nature and present a portion or shaded area. Its almost as if you could squint and see what she sees as she paints. I am not really into pet portraits but she does a fantastic job and does commissions through her Etsy site. I personally love the first three paintings, abstract landscapes if you will.
Great Art in Ugly Rooms by Paul Kremer is a cool concept. Art like this is usually viewed in a museum or a nicer home. Paul Kremer posed the question, what if? Do you think the surroundings of these pieces effects the impactfulslness of the art? Does it “muddy the message”? I personally think the surroundings of art most certainly does effect the piece. I wonder what a sculpture series would look like?