We are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us. Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear. In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our collectively insatiable culture of consumption.
Deep down, we are afraid we may never be satisfied. An expanding archive of branded myths and icons feeds this fear. Designer Gas Masks is an attempt to visualize this state of mind. Because it is only by first acknowledging and then challenging fear that we will all be able to breathe a little easier.
The masks are currently made for gallery purposes only.
7' x 6' x 3' Salvaged redwood, steel.
In the Museum of Natural History in NYC there is an eight-foot wide cross section of a Sequoia sempervirens, its polished surface engraved with important dates in human history at corresponding growth rings. It is both awesome and troubling to stand before this several thousand-year-old tree: awesome to see epic time in a physical manifestation, troubling to think about the need for this type of graffiti in the first place. My desire in making Triple-Now-Power is to suggest a view of time that is more complex than a progressive chronology.
Paul Villinski was born in York, Maine in 1960, and has lived and worked in New York City since 1982. A scenic route through the educational system included stops at Phillips Exeter Academy and the Massachusetts College of Art, and a BFA with honors from the Cooper Union in 1984.
His work has been included in more than ninety exhibitions, including recent shows at The Museum of Arts and Design (NY); The Hillwood Art Museum (NY); the Ogunquit Museum of American Art (ME); Carnegie Mellon University (PA); Arkansas State University; the University of Wyoming Art Museum; Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans), and Morgan Lehman Gallery (NYC). His work is included in numerous collections, including major works created by commission. He has been a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Millay Colony (NY); the Ucross Foundation (WY); the Djerassi Foundation (CA) and the Villa Montalvo Arts Center (CA). He taught as an Adjunct Lecturer in Art History at the CUNY LaGuardia Community College.
Wolf has been intensively concerned with the topic of vernacular culture for many years. His most recent work deals with the issue of the cultural identity of the city of Hong Kong. The exhibition "Architecture of Density" shown in New York in Febuary 2004 is a part of Michael Wolfs recent Hongkong project.
Thames and Hudson will publish Michael Wolf’s new work "Hongkong, The Front Door/The Back Door” in 2005.
Pantone Pen Print
Dimensions: SRA1 640 x 900mm
Edition Size: 73 original prints
– One complete set of Letraset TRIA Pantone markers
– arranged in the colour spectrum
– left for one month
– resting on their nibs
– on a stack of 500 SRA1 sheets
– 70gsm uncoated white paper
The edition number was determined by the number of sheets the ink bled through from the possible 500.
The numbering of each sheet corresponds to the position it was within the stack and also determined its value.
The final sheet the ink reached, (furthest from the top) was numbered 1 / 73 and valued at £1, the one above numbered 2 / 73 and valued at £2 etc. The top sheet (the sheet the pens rested on) was numbered 73 / 73 and valued at £73
The artist's site.
His illustration technique is a combination of traditional painting techniques, coupled with digital photography and graphic software.
Visit : matthewpicto.com
ROLLOUT was born out of the need for graphic expression in the interior design industry. Gone are the days of slick minimalism. We embrace texture, expression, emotion and color, filling the gaping hole left by modernism.
Visit : Rollout.ca
FLOWmarket is a shop designed to inspire consumers to think, live and consume more holistic. The core of FLOWmarket is the scarcity goods collection where present imbalances from the 3 FLOW dimensions (individual, collective and environmental flow) have been adressed and transformed into physical products. Scarcity goods products in the shape of aesthetically designed (empty) packings with humorous and thought awakening prints that consumers can buy in the venueshops or via the online shop. Further on FLOWmarket collaborate with designers and artists around the globe that fits with our mindset, humour and aestetichs.
Photography by Niclas Jessen. (niclasjessen.dk)
Website by Jonas Delfs.