Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Peekasso

justin_no

Justin_No

Peekasso is a guerilla image-maker.

His "photography" is pretty much total appropriation and collage, often with some drawing and text thrown in. He loves editorializing and recontextualizing. Sometimes it feels as though he's molesting the images. He tends to squeeze images out as though they were grapefruits, to try to find out what their sugary blood really tastes like.

Which makes for great visuals.

He's part Banksy, part LOLcats, part Legomaniac.

There are definitely no sacred cows in his worldview.

Okay, maybe groundedness is his sacred cow.

Because by deflating vapid cultural icons, a certain sanity returns.

I had to look at every single image in his Photostream.

If you do visit, be sure to look for the "Neo" series of icons, which homogenizes classic cultural memes into icons like one sees on road signs. And in that series paintings are held in no higher esteem than very memorable record album covers.

I should add he's very funny.

In case you haven't guessed that just from the above.

3 by A. Gable

I believe the young photograph resides near Witchita, Kansas.

He has some photos and photocollages dealing (very well) with agoraphobia.

Some of the photos share their titles with Bjork songs.

So there's that also to the good.

Invisible

Invisible (self portrait)

An Echo, A Stain

An Echo, A Stain"

Never Like That

Never Like That

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"i'll stop the world and melt with you"

i'll stop the world and melt with you

This Polish artist's nom de Flickr is the amusing "mum, i am gay!"

I believe the artist's name is Anna Kieblesz.

Of the photo, she writes...

This photo was taken on September 15, 2010 in Blizne Łaszczyńskiego, Stare Babice, Masovian, PL, using an AgfaPhoto GmbH d-lab.2/3.

Eden and alcohol often conspire.

I'm wondering if that's what we're looking at here.

"Your english is good"

Your english is good

Emilía Rún is an Icelandic artist in Reykjavik.

She writes: "ROMANTIC SUICIDE IN THE SPIRIT OF DUMAS, 'ONE MORE STEP M'LORD, AND I DASH MY BRAINS OUT AGAINST THE WALL.'"

There is a link to the band Ana & the Randefelts below this photo, their MySpace page where you can hear a song by them: S'nice.

The artist maintains a blog here.