oil on panel with women squeezed in a wooden box by Chelsey Tyler Wood,
remind me of an old Japanese B-grade movie “women in the box” (箱の中の女）
Spaceboy’s incredible stop-motion animation has just dropped. As part of Make Art on the Street the supremely talented Scot transformed a set of waterside shutters in Edinburgh into an extraordinary evolving artwork that now forms the basis to the piece. Using spray paints and pasted-up drawings, Spaceboy and his group of Edinburgh College of Art Graphics students took inspiration from the Jamaican studio culture of the 1970s and paid homage to some of the great Jamaican reggae artists. The work features many images of old school tape decks and references to Lee Scratch Perry’s Black Ark Studios.
Cement Dragon 水泥神獸 by Yang Yongliang
cement, fiberglass, ceramic, cotton, model flies
510 L x 220 W x 210 H cm
‘Some Thing’ is a fusion of David Cronenberg’s New Flesh and William S. Burroughs transmuted bodies that populate The Naked Lunch. When referring to the junkie’s mutating body in The Naked Lunch, Burroughs sees it as loosing its “human citizenship and was in consequence, a creature without a species” -Ian Haig
Oscillating between grotesque portraiture and abstract gelantious shapes, artist Glenn Brown’s works apply masterful color knowledge with an interesting, loose paint application. The turbulence of the paint technique contrasts with the old world reference, culled from works already in existence and manipulated, as the artist describes: ”I‘m rather like a Dr Frankenstein, constructing paintings out of the residue or dead parts of other artist‘s work.”
Double exposure portraits by Dan Mountford.