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OTTÓ VINCZE TURNS A LAKE INTO A POOL TABLE

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RIVER POOL, created by Ottò Vincze, is a temporary space installation in the Szentendre branch of the Danube, with a visual focus, also playful in the title. This light and airy piece is site-specific, large-scale and gives the impression of being spontaneously placed there. At first glance, it is much more than a playful adventure for the eyes that an intellectual question for the mind.

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The buoys in the form of huge billiard balls swing gently with the rhythm of the water, or follow the waves of the ships passing over the surface. However, unlike the usual game of billiards, these external effects do not move the position of the balls, but remain fixed in their position, while the current beneath the surface puts them in motion.

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Also the archeology of the river bank has played a role in the choice of the place, together with the physical characteristics and parameters of the surroundings and the proximity to the city center.

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This installation is located near the site of the ancient port, which was the center of trade and the waterway to reach the farthest points of Europe. He played a significant role in making Szentendre’s wine culture famous, as well as giving a boost to the latter growth of its architectural and artistic culture.

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In terms of appearance, the buoys are exact copies of the colors and the numbering of the real billiard balls. It does not take much, however, to detect some irregular between them, with unusual signs, to complete the usual set.

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Indicate their neutral autonomy from both groups of solids and strips with their white color. The markings on their sides are three different versions under the banner of the Privilegiális Szentendre Dealers Association, which are well known in Szentendre. Even today, the 18th century.

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video: Helga Philipp
photo: Balázs Deim

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NAKED PEOPLE GET BODYPAINTED IN WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

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For the fifth year in a row, Andy Golub and the Human Arts Connection threw a very public and very nude party, gathering some 50 artists and 60 completely naked models in Washington Square Park for a Saturday afternoon of body painting. It was part celebration of positive body image, part demonstration of this unique art form, and part declaration of freedom of expression, as full public nudity is protected in NYC if it’s part of an artistic performance. Golub has previously explained what he’s trying to do with his shows, saying, “People are preoccupied with the sexuality of the body… I’m trying to move the conversation beyond that.”
The activities of NYC Bodypainting Day started over by the General Giuseppe Garibaldi statue, as the artists and models did their thing in barricaded pens beneath tents, which provided shade while the barricades served to hold back the photographers, art appreciators, and gawkers who showed up in full force.

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THE MAGICAL ARTWORKS OF DOMENIC BAHMANN

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The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

Domenic Bahmann is a multidisciplinary visual artist and designer. He is born in Munich, Germany and currently lives and works in Canberra, Australia.
He works as an artist and designer creating visual content and art for campaigns, websites, apps and magazines. His work has been featured on many design websites and magazines including Time Magazine, New Scientist Magazine, and The Independent.
His work has an understated style to his tongue-in-cheek miniature designs that communicates simple ideas tastefully and humorously.
Dominic Bahmann’s style is diverse, but his clever miniaturized arrangements of easily recognizable symbols are probably his most eye-catching work. Each little miniature item is like a small and self-contained joke or statement, and it only helps that most of them are created out of simple arrangements of every-day objects that we could easily collect at home.
“Art and Design thinking goes hand in hand. It is important to engage both types of thinking in a creative process. Art allows me to explore new perspectives. It creates new directions of how I approach Design.”

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

The magical artworks of Domenic Bahmann

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE GUYS BY KILA CHEUNG

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Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Kila Cheung, from Hong Kong, is a full time artist specialized in painting and sculptures. In the summer of 2017 he started a 30 days art project called “Twinkle Twinkle Little Guys” in his home place, Hong Kong. Twinkle Twinkle Little Guys became Kila’s working partners.
Warning lights are found everywhere in our city where thousand of works are in progress. We can find them on roadside, footbridges, bicycle tracks, pedestrian crossings and construction sites etc. When evening falls, they will light up automatically to caution people. They vigorously blink and blink without attracting special attention. They are like small potatoes in this big city.
Kila associated road warning light with the shape of a human being. The idea of drawing faces on them slipped into his brain.
Amber Au is his little partner in this 30 days art project. They placed Little Guys in different corners of the city and then they uploaded the photos and videos with locations every day to social media. This method attracted people following the project so people started to search for them in the city. In their journeys, they went The encounters of Little Guys and people were precious for Kile Cheung‘s art project.

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

Twinkle twinkle little guys by Kila Cheung

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WAITING FOR FAMOUS PEOPLE, JONATHAN MONK

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Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

Jonathan Monk playfully skewers seminal works and ideas from modern, Conceptual, and Minimalist art predecessors like Mark Rothko, Bruce Nauman, and Sol LeWitt. In Deflated Sculpture (2009), he remade Jeff Koons’s 1986 Rabbit as a series of five stainless steel sculptures in progressive states of deflation, quoting Koons’s original source (an inflatable toy bunny). In the “Rew-Shay Hood Project” (2008-2011), Monk commissioned a hot-rod painter to airbrush photographs from Ed Ruscha’s 1967 Twentysix Gasoline Stations on to the hoods of classic muscle cars.

Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

Waiting for famous people, Jonathan Monk

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THE DISTORTED NARRATIVE ART OF GREG ITO

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

Los Angeles-based Greg Ito presents pared down, graphic vignettes that cultivate a sensation of tension through composition and color. With three or four small scenes rendered within a single canvas, Ito’s storyboards ominously collapse the past, present, and future. The result is a distorted narrative unhinged from the natural sequence of time. Taking cues from illustrated children’s books and aircraft safety cards, Ito’s paintings address pictorial spaces designed to overcome normal language barriers, while provoking more uncertainty than they resolve.

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

The distorted narrative art of Greg Ito

All images © Greg Ito

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