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Saturday, January 11, 2014

2013 in review

Happy New Year! It's that time again--the moment where OH! reviews last year's best posts. Below you'll find the top five most popular posts of the year, along with my personal favorites from each category (Art, Design, Photo, and Video) here on OH! Check it out below.



http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/09/cosmic-human-reflections.html

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/10/sexual-fetishes-for-masses.html

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/09/something-somewhere-exploration-of.html


http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/04/derek-overfield.html

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/06/fashion-victims.html

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/10/the-ethereal-work-of-jon-sours.html

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/01/symbiosis.html

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/06/thomas-doyle.html#more


http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/04/canvas-turned-in-to-functional-furniture.html#more

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/04/mustard-cards.html#more

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/03/quirky-ad-campaign-for-ccs.html#more


http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/12/breathtaking-photographs-of-ultima.html

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/02/tom-ziebnski.html

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/04/alma-haser.html#more


http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/02/belly.html#more

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/11/rich-narrative-in-kid-wises-music-video.html#more

http://www.ohparasite.com/2013/11/time-to-dance.html#more

Be sure to check out 2012's Year in Review here.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Adding movement to photography through cinemagraphs



I love the idea of photography paired with moving image. It seems a step in the right direction; a new medium that has yet to be fully explored yet holds immense potential. Previously on OH!, I featured Jean Yves Lemoigne, who created an entire series of moving image portraits (previously featured here). Recently, I stumbled upon photographer Jon Jacobsen, who creates engaging cinemagraphs. Though many of his cinemagraphs feature carefully posed fashion models, his fine art photographs (above) offer an inventive approach to digital image.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Earning "Unsolicited Advice" on the streets and in your planner






When I first stumbled upon gifs of Adam J. Kurtz holding a notepad printed with unsolicited advice (above)--things like, "Have a glass of water" and "Call your fucking parents"--I thought, "Wow, this is a great performance piece." Yet it turns out Kurtz brief stunt was not simply a humorous art project, but a promotion for his Kickstarter campaign. Kurtz hoped to create "Unsolicited Advice" Weekly Planner & Journal for 2014 and by November 15 of this year, his project was successfully funded. If interested, you can purchase Kutz's planner here. What better way to start off the new year?

Image credit: Adam J. Kurtz

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

John Grade's massive installations


John Grade creates commanding sculptures and installations. Though the photographs of his work depict the sheer enormity of his sculptures, I imagine a mere picture does not do his art justice. His exceptional use of texture, as well as size, must be an awe-inspiring experience when viewed in person.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Knolling collectors with thier collections


There's something about knolling that is simply irresistible. Honestly, who doesn't love things organized neatly? Recently, photographer Emily Blincoe has become the queen of knoll. Honestly, her work is always on my Tumblr dash so I figured it was about time I shared her series, "The Collection Collection" which features women and their collected objects elegantly arranged on rustic backdrops.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mirror House on Scottish seashore


I am ashamed to say I have never heard of German artist Ekkehard Altenburger--the sculptor has been producing work since the mid-1990s. His site-specific, public installations are truly beautiful, particularly Mirror House (pictured above). Installed in 1996 on the Isle of Tyree, Scotland, the home served as a temporary waterside installation. Though the structure no longer stands, Altenburger sells prints of his beautiful sculpture online. He is truly an artist to keep an eye on the coming years.


Image credit: Ekkehard Altenburger

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Finding depth and texture in digital painting



Often drawings become flat, if not muddled, when created in a digital medium. Yet artist Sergey Kritskiy manages to achieve great depth in her illustrations for Russian publication, Snob Magazine. Kritskiy's use of texture and stroke give her drawings a unique texture most often observed in traditional medium paintings. However, the artist is able to manipulate digital media in such a way that her work boasts both grand dimension and expressive strokes. Truly impressive.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Artist manipulates pop-media to create bizarre paintings



Modern media has rapidly become an all pervasive and inescapable part of daily life, so it only seems natural for present-day artists to respond to the growing phenomenon in their artwork. Much like illustrator Ryan Humphrey (recently featured here), artist Miguel Laino draws inspiration for his work from popular media. Using online and print resources, the artist collages images to construct his complex compositions. The end result is a hodgepodge of minor oddities and bizarrely mismatched time periods.

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