:driving stars. ur car is my firework ;)

.
.

  • The main purpose in making art is to have fun and to redefine the nature of objects. Where are the limits when an object becomes a work of art?
  • Nature always changes but the fact of change.. or evolution.. never does.
  • Making contemporary art can throw up obstacles but it does not worry me. I am eternally optimistic; I am Chinese.
  • When I was a child, the Chinese government did not allow citizens to buy flowers because it was a very bourgeois thing, but since my hometown of Guangzhou was far from the capital, I could buy flowers from farmers and go home and paint them.

.

Cai Guo-Qiang

Inopportune: Stage One
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
2009

:I don’t know what to say on this day, this last few hours of 2011 except this is huge, megalomaniac – wOw for this project. I like this massive installation, pretty surreal thought cars can be fireworks, enjoy your Eve’ happy new Year ~

.

:just a bit about John Chamberlain #rip

.
.

:gagosian

.

.first of All, Rest in Peace Sir & thanks for all d progress!

I would like to mention on my blog for one of d first modern sculptors in d art history. Inventive for d time when he start with his creativity work and pretty unique to be part of d history as respected artist that was promoting d diversity of expression nowadays. It’s hard to find ur own signature, to be something that shows d quality of d artist also as d topic he is working on.

.

John Angus Chamberlain [ b.April 16, 1927 – d. December 21, 2011] was American sculptor that is best known for creating sculptures from old automobiles (or parts of) that bring the Abstract Expressionist style of painting into three dimensions ..

His works have been exhibited around the world and have been included in the São Paulo Art Biennial (1961, 1994), the Venice Biennale (1964), the Whitney Biennial (1973, 1987) and Documenta, Kassel, Germany (1982) and he has had over 100 solo shows, traveling exhibitions, and retrospectives.

:d art artstory.org writes:

“he is creating vibrantly colored, dynamic sculptures from crushed, twisted and bent automobile parts. Inspired by the scale, color and impulsive creation of Abstract Expressionist work, Chamberlain was a pioneering force through his use of found materials and diverse colors. While also experimenting with a variety of sculptural media, as well as with film and painting, he greatly impacted many generations of artistic movements, including Minimalism and Pop Art, and continues to create inventive work today.”

.

.

Key Ideas
  • Chamberlain retains the jagged edges and unrefined paint colors of his primary medium – steel automobile parts – to illustrate his spontaneous, improvisational process. This technique brings the instinctual and gestural brushstrokes of his Abstract Expressionist peers into three dimensions.
  • Rejecting the frequent comparison of his work to violent car crashes, Chamberlain intends his audience to view his work aesthetically without preconceived ideas about the materials’ past. He aims to give everyday objects entirely new meanings, ranging from poetic abstraction to figural allusion.
  • A main concept for Chamberlain is the idea of “fit,” a natural, innate interconnection between sections of his sculptures. Rather than predetermining structures, he lets the fragments’ shapes and colors dictate composition.

.

:In d bulletin we can find this part that highlight part of his life and maybe d main reason why he start using this stuffs as material for his art.

.

Automobiles are a loaded subject, especially in the decades following World War II in the United States, which has led some observers to ascribe specific social meanings to Chamberlain’s art. The crushed automobiles have been connected to the violent death of Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock — who died in a car crash in 1956 — and then to the slightly later, 1960s car-crash paintings of Pop artist Andy Warhol. Chamberlain was skeptical. Of his choice of automobile sheet metal, the artist once said, “Michelangelo had a lot of marble in his backyard, so to speak; I had a lot of this stuff.

Using a common material is best for sculpture, he added, because it “doesn’t get in the way of doing an uncommon thing.

The Line Up Dedicated to the Sarasota Police Dept_1982

.

.In 1957 after his first work called Shortstop & made out of two fenders repeatedly run over by a truck we read from guardian.co.uk part of that what he said in that time:

“It was like, God, I finally found an art supply, and it was so cheap it just made you laugh,” he later said. “I think of my art materials not as junk but as garbage. Manure, actually: it goes from being the waste material of one being to the life-source of another.”

Rev. E. Piscpalian Swifty 2oo5

.

.d Guggenheim museum in New York is preparing retrospective exhibition from his works in February. We can see nearly 100 pieces from his earliest monochromatic welded iron-rod sculptures to the large-scale foil creations of recent years. But if ur not in US and u are interested in this artist and his works and still between my lines, hope u like d selection that I’ve done for d white blog.

:witchesoasis 2o11

Onecaratstud, 2010

;gagosian

Day Flotilla 1982

flywheelsonata 2oo7

:gagosian

.

do u like his style, u think he left traces for d future generations? . ..u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page

:slow car:::urban nomad.s

.

.

.

PROOFF stands for product development for the progressive office.
it is a platform for sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas.

.time to start d day:::urban nomads!

As I promise to myself few days ago on facebook this is d part of blog story in which I will say smt for this project u see in d pictures. Amazing one, even before I star thinking about it I have thought that this nowadays nomads went far away with d ideas. To mobilize ur full network in so artistic but still engaged space is great.

Since I saw it I was like, I want to have one, is this one of d future changes that we’ll see in real soon. Pretty comfortably position of the elements in this object, and d story connect with d urban, d connection with d architecture and environment, this can be one design that can be part of d contemporary era.

 

“Slow Car is an obvious update of the utopian interchangeability of structures by Constant’s New Babylon, not only privileging the car as a place of inhabitation as much as a vehicle, but also a nod in the direction of the much discussed urban nomad. It further evokes the Existenzminimum provoked by homelessness and moreover the cocooning refuge of Laugier’s hut. Encompassing easy, humorous reinventions of use as well as more challenging ones, Hyperlinks, one can nonetheless conclude, is about design reborn, framing a unity of biological metaphor and process with a friendly, existential, ‘coming home to ourselves’ agenda that continues to resonate throughout the emerging transdisciplinary design landscape.”

Lucy Bullivant

:the funny interesting part for this tiny Slow Car is that travels at a maximum of 25 miles per hour and u know maybe is not to fast but fair enough for checking mail in same time or updating ur blog

Studio Makkink & Jurgen Bey, for Prooff made this super project, symbiosis of urban design, architecture, landscape architecture and product design.

an office chair/vehicle/mobile office

..happen if you had a rampless city. You could develop new transportation, no pavements or kerbs. You could work with a new collective. In the campus there’s a new ruling: make just one level – a rampless city. And then it becomes easier for developing new transportation.

Instead of a car, you start with the office chair. Its already on wheels, but now, you can only move around table. If you give it fuel or charge it, it could move from one end of the building to another. With electricity and a battery, it can go from inside to outside. Transportation becomes your office that will move. In this way, you could also develop the outside space as part of the office.



So it’s a robotic office chair..

The Slow Car could be your private space that you travel in. The chair/car has a limited view so that it allows you to be able to concentrate. In this way, the city will also be viewed differently. You see details and not the overview. This kind of viewing is the same as in computer games where you have to pan to look left or right and it also works with a joystick. So there’s already a familiarity there.

It has all the qualities that we’re not competing with cars but more competing with office chairs. Then it’s the best office chair and not the slowest car, interesting idea for this time.