Chiho Aoshima Interview

The amazing Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima has an interview in the newest issue of Departures magazine. I posted about her previously (which you can read here), so I was excited to see that a major magazine had picked up on her as well. The article describes how she received her degree in economics, not art school, and how she was taught Illustrator while she was working at an advertising agency, which lead her to work underneath the amazing Takashi Murakami.
It also talks about here career and successes so far, as well her process in creating her images. Definitely worth your time.

Check out under the cut for more images!
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Bobby Solomon

August 27, 2007 / By

Ron Mueck Video

Check out this amazing video about Ron Mueck, who in my opinion is probably the best sculptor in the world. His hyper-realism is absolutely breathtaking. The video was filmed during his show at The National Gallery in London. During the video they discuss how he creates his work, and the amount of detail that goes into each piece. It’s a pretty remarkable process.

And just as a side note, this is probably not entirely work safe, even though it’s just art. There is complete nudity, so don’t watch this around grandchildren, or extreme conservatives.

Link via Fecal Face

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 27, 2007 / By

Last Week In Music | 08/19 – 08/26

I’ve decided to try something new here for Monday mornings. Last.fm keeps track of all them music I listen to, except for when I’m in the car. It’s basically recording what I listen to 16 hours out of the day for 5 days a week, and then a little more intermittently on the weekend, depending upon what’s going on. So I thought I’d start posting a weekly tally of what I was listening to the previous week!

So based upon the chart above, I’ve listened to the new Jens Lekman album, Night Falls Over Kortedala, a whole lot. I was a big fan of ‘Oh You’re So Silent Jens‘, but this new album destroys all the others. The record comes out on October 9th, so be sure to keep a look out!

Next is the new Earlimart record, Mentor Tormentor, which could possibly be in the top 5 albums of the year. Moving away from their overly fragile/depressing style on the last record, their totally kicking ass and making some of the most layered, beautiful music they’ve ever created. The best way I can describe it is somewhere between Elliot Smith (duh) and The Dandy Warhols circa ‘Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia’. Go check out their site to hear some of the tracks from the new album!

The rest of the list includes Mike Andrews, someone I will be posting about seperately. My all-time favorites Belle & Sebastian and Rilo Kiley’s new record, Under the Blacklight (which isn’t that great, seriously disappointing).
Then there’s Thurstoon Moore’s new album, Trees Outside the Academy, which is like a stripped down, acoustic version of Sonic Youth. It’s completely amazing. After that is Caribou’s new record Andorra, Jarvis Cocker’s newest, The Thrills AMAZING new album, Teenager, and of course, the lovely Travis.

Check back next Monday for a new update!

Update: My friend FW over at unfolded/now has decided to join me in posting his previous weeks tunes, as well as the folks over at DTYBYWL… just go to their site to see what that means, haha. Everyone should do this!

Bobby Solomon

August 27, 2007 / By

Tim Gough

I browsing through The Serif and noticed that he just posted about Philadelphia artist, Tim Gough. His artwork is extremely colorful, and I love that he uses watercolors on a lot of his work. My favorite find on his site was the William Shatner piece above, which he did for The Shatner Show.
Awesome.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 24, 2007 / By

Andreas Samuelsson

My lust for awesome patterns is never ending, and so thankfully I stumbled across the portfolio of Andreas Samuelsson. Andreas is a Swedish designer who has some pretty sweet patterns, as well as a bunch of awesome illustrations.
Definitely check out his work for Steffe & Bubblan, lots of rad things happening in there.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

August 24, 2007 / By

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