Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Post-Postmodern Relations

Webpage for Bob
A translation. This isn't a slur, it's an extended hand.

2 Sketches - Mask and Nebula

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Chicago Art Photo Dump

Visited some friends for Thanksgiving in Chicago. We spent 3 hours at the Art Institute of Chicago, and also visited Millenium Park to look at Anish Kapoor's big bean. Here are some samples, I apologize that I didn't get all the names.

Detail of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georget Seurat. I was this.

The Key, an early Jackson Pollock

Ray Yoshida

Philip Guston

Piet Mondrian

Francis Picabia (hot damn! This was at least eight feet long in each direction and glowing.)

Fernand Leger

Yves Tanguy

There was this hilariously skinny Barnett Newman in one room that I just kept looking up and down and giggling. It's way more surrealist than his normal stuff, and I had to animate how I looked at it for you.

This is a composite photo of a Gerhard Richter painting. It was impossible to get the right colors to show up in one shot, so I layered a few different exposures to get it right. I suspect he wouldn't mind the slight blur.

Lastly, Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor. You wouldn't believe the crowds this piece was drawing. Everyone was all over it, even though it felt like 15 degrees outside. This is another composite to show from looking straight up into the "bean" to a horizon view.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday deals

 Hyperallergic is now selling the T-shirts I designed for their contest! Go here to purchase your own.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


New vectors are going up on my main site here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


The tape is now the music - ASM

This could be viewed as conceptual art, but I first put it together because it makes me laugh. ASM is a site that combines a feed of images from dump.fm with random entries from Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies deck. The result is the images are given the context of the text (or vice versa) and your brain tries to give meaning to the mashup.

Many thanks to Josh Harrison, who is hosting the deck and tweaked his site specifically for this project. Thanks also to the dump.fm admins, who explained to me how iframes work. As for why ASM is affiliated with the Human Kibble domain, I'm still working that one out.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

State of the Union

Brad Troemel has started a fierce debate regarding the state of internet art at the blog bien-pensant. You can read my comment and some amazing responses by community members and participators from the recent show BYOB organized by Rafael Rozendaal.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On a Tangent

It appears I've caught the vector bug from my last post. After Malevich was made in the GIMP, but it's a lot easier to manipulate planes and gradients on a computer if they're vector-based rather than raster-based. I use the open-source software Inkscape to produce vector images - it's kind of buggy at times, but it's a whole lot easier and safer than pirating Illustrator.

Here's a sneak peek of a project that I started this morning. It's referential to art history a bit, but not so much that most people won't get it. Sometimes it's better to steal.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

After Malevich

Click for full. This is a study of Kazimir Malevich's Morning in the Village After a Snowstorm that I've been working on for the past three weeks. I saw the painting when I visited the Guggenheim last month; immediately I wanted to explore using gradients in the same way that Malevich did, to boldly push and pull space. What better way to make gradients than on a computer?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Assorted Disorientations

Made this at IRL, and was really pleased with the effect. I tried this with webcam photos today (thanks to all contributors!):

Also futzed around with 3fram.es today - here are the results:

and lastly... Migrating Sunglasses

Cathedral 3

More tampering with the laws of nature in CSS. Cathedral 3

Thursday, November 4, 2010