Founder of a free school for slum children Rajesh Kumar Sharma, second from right, and Laxmi Chandra, right, write on black boards, painted on a building wall, at a free school run under a metro bridge in New Delhi, India. At least 30 children living in the nearby slums have been receiving free education from this school for the last three years. via politics-war
Gotye. Somebody that I used to know.
Caine’s arcade. Awesome.
Bradford is an abstract artist who crafts abstract paintings from fragments of the urban environment — permanent-wave end papers (beauty parlor realness!), billboard paper, posters, newsprint. Bradford has built a body of work that is richly layered in both material and meaning. The MacArthur Award-winning artist’s seductive works reinvigorate abstraction with social awareness: often resembling aerial views, they subtly map the patterns of class, race, gender, and sexuality that structure American life, especially life in Bradford’s own South Central Los Angeles neighborhood.
If you’re in the bay, definitely check out the show - and make sure you check out my favorite piece from the show - “Paris is Burning”.
This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for theQueensland Gallery of Modern Ar, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color. The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition.
For nearly a decade since the late 1970s artist Takanori Aiba worked as a maze illustrator for Japanese fashion magazine POPYE. The following decade he worked as an architect and finally in 2003 decided to merge the two crafts—the design of physical space and the drawing of labyrinths—into these incredibly detailed tiny worlds. Using craft paper, plastic, plaster, acrylic resin, paint and other materials Aiba constructs sprawling miniature communities that wrap around bonsai trees, lighthouses, and amongst the cliffs of nearly vertical islands. I would love to visit every single one of these places, if only I was 6 feet shorter. See more of Aiba’s work here.
Donald Glover and Aubrey Plaza