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I’m in Art Takes London.

Check out my (small, but dense) portfolio:
http://www.arttakeslondon.com/albertlaine

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I’ll be at Berlin during June 2nd to 5th with our installation FocusPocus-videoparadox, so feel free to grab my sleeve and share thoughts!
EMERGEANDSEE Festival 2011

Peace.

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FocusPocus-videoparadox in Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

I’m happy to announce that our installation “FocusPocus-videoparadox” has been selected for “Now&After” Video Art Festival, that will occur from the 13th of July to the 4th of September
in Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

So if you are at the neighborhood, check it out!

The results of the competition will be announced in late August.

And now a painting from the installation, for your pleasure 😉

Seek, and thou shall find,,,,

It’s the part of our installation, that revolves around the subjects of self-accusation, and some dynamics of social pressure.


Who nose fear?

Fighting Smells Foul.

Click the image for a larger view.

It ended up describing how violence and fighting smells like; Fear, Sweat, Aggression, Blood, Desperation… An image of surreal tendency.

Sometimes I like to stop painting, when it doesn’t contribute to the content anymore. If you could describe the content of a piece verbally, why make an image out of it? Sometimes I like to move on to unexplored areas.

Generally, images done from reference photographs rarely create “new” ideas, most of the time they are interpretations.

Me, I like to explore.


Cartoony Pop Art

The BlaLa

Modern Pop Art -style drawing I made. À la Juxtapoz, what do you think?

I was just playing with shapes and rythms.

What do you see in it?

 

Bigger image here.


Skin sketch.

TelApatia

Larger version here.

This is a skin tone test I did. I tried to do it visually appealing, without resorting to using very high contrasts. I wanted it to have a somewhat etherreal feeling to it.

I didn’t use any reference either, so it’s not really photoreal. But I think it’s not too clumsy either. I used more subtle features, so the character is a bit androgynic.

Maby i’ll do it in oils, and call it contemporary?


An Airbrush WIP.

WIP_airbrush

A cartoony airbrush WIP (Work-In-Progress). I think it could be named something like “Car-Ton”. It has references to pop culture, but without repeating it. I guess somebody might categorize it as contemporary abstract-surreal pop art. To tell the truth, I don’t categorize my art. I think (like memes) art is the sum of past, with a direction to the future.

It’s a lot harder to do paintings there and then, but it’s the only way to be fully creative (at least to me).

If only I knew how to continue with it,,, Tell me if it touches a nerve.


A pice I made.

LaserKaaos

Full resolution image here.

This one is probably first of it’s kind. The thing that separates it from other pieces I’ve made, is the technique and the story that goes behind it. It’s art made with frenzy, coincidence, and intuition.

The background:

My friend Milla Nybondas needed technical aid in my old school. She went there to get the animation shortfilms she made, while studying there. The sequences in Avid Mediacomposer were gone (media offline), so I had to capture the films from Digibeta Master tapes she had. In addition she printed out the covers for her films. The displays in our computer rooms aren’t calibrated, so it was “eyeballing-color correcting-trial-and-error” for us (phew!). Now on to the piece I made that day;

Sometimes the paper gets stuck inside the laser printer (how annoying is that…), and it needs to be removed manually. The printer in our school is not a desktop model, so it had levers and doors to open. When I first saw inside a colour laser printer I went WOW! The colours,, the graduations! In case you aren’t aware. the laser printer works with colour powder (CMYK toners), that gets  messed up on the insides as well (with surprising and colourful effects). So when do we get to the juicy part? Keep reading,,,

When Milla took the first stuck page away from the printer, I noticed, that the toner wasn’t attached to the paper, you could literally shake off most of the image! The second stuck paper made a feeling, that I could use the loose toner somehow. I took a paper from the bin (with no print in it) on to the floor, and took Milla’s prints (where the toner wasn’t attached), turned it around and started tracing. I selected certain parts from the “loose toner-print”, and started to create my composition on white. It wasn’t out of the ordinary, that someone is creating frantically on the floor of the hall, in our school.

I made two pictures (shown above together), that I was happy with. There still was one problem; The toner wasn’t attached to the paper! So I went to our classroom, and found spray sealer, Tadaa! This is where everything fell to it’s place (literally). As I sprayed my fresh creations, I noticed that the sealer was apparently somehow attracted mostly to parts, where the toner was. Then it struck me: The laser printer works by making a static charge (to the image cylinder), and then the toner  has an electrostatically negative charge. The very same electrostatic charge was attracting the sealer spray as well!!!

On a closer inspection (sorry for the exposure), one might not be able to determine the technique used.

It gives the piece a nice texture.

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