Art On The Web
It’s not often that I go to a Tumblr site and just can’t pull away. However, the well curated site - The Villa of Ormen - did just that, pulled me in for an extended darkly fantastic voyage. If you like otherworldly, surreal, mysterious imagery with haunted overtones, this is the bomb. Bits of words of wisdom, philosophical quotes and symbolism also sprinkle this site, in between the stunningly gorgeous images.
Featured Artist: Jose Alberto Marchi
Argentine artist and composer Jose Alberto Marchi transforms photographic images into paintings, this in turn, has inspired him to create video art. His works are Inspired by the 19th Century photographs of Thomas Eakins, the famous animated sequences of Eadweard Muybridge, and the films of Tarkovsky.
Featured Artist: Mohau Modisakeng
South African Mohau Modisakeng wears many artistic hats – working in sculpture, video, street art, installations, performance and photography. Our favorites are his more surreal and emotive works – where the subject’s face is obscured, some by mask-like objects and others by beautiful dusty clouds. Partially fragmented by smoke or chalk they imply a spiritual presence, ambiguity of existence and/or the disintegration of matter.
An Art Book Review: Hold Still by Sally Mann
We’ve followed and cherished Sally Mann’s fine art photography for many years and were shocked to recently discover that she is an incredible author as well. Maybe we are a bit late to the game, but her newest book - Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs, certainly had us holding still, riveted to delicious page after page.
Featured Artist: Oscar Camilo de las Flores
Eclectix had the opportunity to view Oscar’s amazing work awhile ago at the ArtPad fair and we were amazed by their gigantic scale and never ending complex detail. Large and intense renderings suggest woven tapestries of human-kind in turmoil. A boiling pot of peopled stew, they are narratives which pulse and throb within never ending power struggles between the good, the bad and the ugly.
Featured Artist: Hideki Tokushige
Hideki Tokushige creates incredibly elegant and beautiful floral sculptures out of the bones of dead animals called ’Honebana’. In Japanese, ’Hone’ means bones and ‘Bana (Hana)‘ means flowers.