wow wow wow hold the phone! how did I not know about this beautiful creature of a chair before? I just stumbled upon it by accident on Apartment Therapy and had to track it down... it's called the Jr. Mr. Chair... what a splendor.
Oil on linen.
Publication based on their exhibition/series A True Story Based on Lies.
An Experience of Amusing Chemistry. McDermott & McGough.
A History of Photography. McDermott & McGough.
To say that David Mcdermott + Peter Mcgough are great artists is the understatement of the century. I think their work is incredibly exciting and I am fascinated by them as people. Much of their imagery comes from famous old Hollywood films, with iconic actresses like Lana Turner and Susan Hayward making special appearances in their work. I can relate to their love of the 'old world', and their disappointment with modern times... I do think its ironic how their work is so next-level and contemporary when they are totally inspired by all things vintage/old school... however the fact that they lived/worked in NYC's East Village proves to be an equally predominant influence in their style-the Pop Art/Andy Warhol comparison relates.
This video sealed the deal for me... McDermott + McGough are BIG TIME radical.
oil and acrylic on canvas.
I discovered Rafal Wilk's work after he contacted me about seeing my blog... which sometimes happens with artists... but it's rare that I actually like their stuff... which is why I was so hyped about Raf's radical art. Rafal has made two awesome films to date, Szpak was his first film about Marian Szpakowski, a famous Polish painter. His most recent project titled Zeeb Risky (Zeeb-Wolf in Polish) is a mock documentary about a North Pole explorer/artist. "The film depicts creation in difficult, extreme conditions", said Raf, who made the film near his family home in the Polish Mountains. When I asked him about his inspirations for the film, he mentioned the Pink Floyd album/soundtrack to Michaelangelo Antonioni's film Zabriskie Point-which is unexpectedly cool. It's unfortunate that I don't hear more/know more about Polish Contemporary art cause it seems like there's all kinds of goodness cooking up there...