Recently came across some brilliant illustrations at Lumadessa which is a little art and design label by Josh Brill focusing on limited edition art prints and design products.
Maine native Josh Brill graduated Maine College of Art with a degree in New Media Design and has since worked as an New Media Art Director. His artwork has been exhibited at Addo Novo, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum of Art, Fabrica’s Annex and May 1st Reboot 2005.
New media art duo SWEATSHOPPE aka Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy are back from Europe with a new video that showcases their live interactive video wheatpaste in Berlin, Bristol, Belgrade, London and Paris. Over a two week period the duo pasted their videos in over 10 spots including the Berlin Wall, Les Invalides, Cordy House and even constructed a 5 meter telescopic electronic paint roller to create a two-story tall video painting in Bristol.
Video painting is a technology the duo developed that allows them to create the illusion that they are painting videos onto walls with electronic paint rollers they built. It works through custom software that they wrote that tracks the position of the paint rollers and projects video wherever they choose to paint, allowing them to explore the relationship between video, mark making and architecture and create live video collages in real time.
Art is great when it is inviting and engaging, when it speaks to you – it needs to be more than a pretty picture! I especially like it when it is infused with cultures, experiences, stories and with realities. When it thrives on originality, bearing marks of personalities and personal touches. Lucong’s work is exactly that. I couldn’t escape from it when I skimmed ‘A Moment with Liza’. It told me to sit still and stare it, experience it. I immediately wanted to know the person behind it!
Timmy - Oil on panel
Lucong’s subjects, environments, arrangement of elements, colour pallet, strokes, textures, study of physical features, and selection of moods create a unique blend of emotions. It lured me and I’m tempted to praise it. Good art does exactly the same to mind that music to soul and food to body. We need to survive and we need excellent work.