Friday, May 29, 2009

Top 10 May 29

Another Friday has arrived and yet another Listbyjon is here as a human rss feed with the best of my browsing.
Starting from this week i also will fill out a random personal list from Lisa Nola's book Listography ( ) just to boost my already well done ego.

1. Amy Bennett

Stunning oil paintings by Amy Bennett. At first glance they look like photographs of miniature models, which effectively forces you into an almost God-like point of view of each scene.

Check out her Portfolio HERE

2. Sorry I'm Late

A beautiful stop motion short film shot with a stills camera in the ceiling pointing straight at the floor. Made By Tomas Mankovsky.

Check out the video HERE

3. Penny Art

Nice street art from Amsterdam.

Check out video and flickr pictures HERE

4. Third Drawer Down

Buying tea towels, pillows and other random householdy stuff never was my cup of tea...until now! I can spend a month salary just browsing this site back an forth:

Check it out HERE

5. The Baseball Card Movie

A movie about busting packs, baseball cards, being a collector and how value changes over time.

Directed by Casimir Nozkowski
Featuring Joe Rock and his store: the Baseball Card Dugout in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Check out the movie HERE

6. Terry Rodgers

Terry Rodgers is an internationally recognized artist who has worked and lived in Massachusetts, Washington, DC, and Ohio. Elizabeth

His work was represented in five museum group exhibitions in Europe during 2007 as well as in Art Basel. And in 2005, three of his monumental figurative canvases were presented at the Valencia Biennial.

Abroad he has had solo exhibitions in galleries in Zurich, Amsterdam and Milan, and participated in group shows around the world. In the United States, he has had solo gallery exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Chicago.

Over the past few years, he has also exhibited at numerous museums in the US including the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, the Bakersfield Museum of Art, the Erie Art Museum, the Mobile Museum of Art, and the Midwest Museum of American Art. Abroad, his work has been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum-Hertogenbosch, the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich, the Museum Franz Gertsch in Burgdorf, the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the Scheringa Museum of Realist Art in Spanbroek and at the Kunsthal Rotterdam.

Immaculate ReflectionRodgers has been featured in numerous publications in America and abroad including Die Welt, Art in America, Citizen K, German GQ, Kunstbeeld, Arte, Art and FLAUNT to name a few. And his book, Terry Rodgers — The Apotheosis of Pleasure, published by TORCH Books of Amsterdam, was released in December 2006.

Rodgers’ current work focuses on portraying contemporary body politics. His rendering of the upper-class leisure life stands as an iconic vision of today’s society. The resulting paintings are not snapshots or slices of life, not verite records of actual moments in actual party or family situations, or diaristic records of his life, but carefully constructed and composited fictions, designed to elicit the most meaning and sustain the maximum amount of ambiguity.

Terry Rodgers attended Amherst College, with a major in the Fine Arts. His strong interest in film and photography influenced his style in the direction of representational realism in art.

7. Fujiya & Miyagi- Ankle Injuries

To be a Fujiya & Miyagi fan I'm terribly embarrassed that I haven't seen the music video for "Ankle Injuries" before (single from the classic kraut disco album "transparent things"), but as they say better late then never.

If you haven't seen it check it out HERE

8. Jules Julien

Whether it is subtle or grotesque, the operated shift in the work of Julien Roure is questioning the reality of the world which surrounds it, thus making rock the concept of truth for the General to the individual. By diverting and associating familiar ļ¬gures and objects, he puts in scene a universe where symbol maries to the story and where strangeness hides behind a pallet of exaggeratedly vivid colors. Because it should be well recognized that the smooth appearance of his sharply drawn and vectorized images, contains layers much more complex. An underground world where the super heroes would be called Eros and Thanatos and where tensions would give birth to dreams as much tempting than poisonous.

Check out his site HERE

9. Stop Motion With Wolf And Pig

Well i'm obviously a sucker for stop motion, here is another sweet spot made by youtube user Dokugyunyu. "At first I photographed stop motion animation. And I displayed the photographs in my room and photographed it again. I used 1,300 printed pictures. Enjoy a connection with the world of the room and the world in the photograph."

Check out the Stop motion film HERE

10. Goverment of South Australia - Flu Advert

A high speed camera captures amazing footage of people spraying snot everywhere in Australian flu awareness ad, both beautiful and disgusting.

Check out the advert HERE