Dan Tobin Smith's sweeping color gradient installation

Dan Tobin Smith's sweeping color gradient installation in his London studio is a sight behold. he wanted to create a huge installation out of thousands of unwanted objects. The result, The First Law of Kipple, opens in a couple of weeks and some early images of it suggest he’s turned all that waste into something rather beautiful…

Tobin Smith has assembled the 200 square metre installation in his studio as part of London Design Festival 2014. It is made up of thousands of objects that he has collected and that have been donated by the public via the website

The objects are arranged chromatically and have been laid out across the studio floor with such care that the colours blend into one another seamlessly: reds flow into browns, pinks and purples; sea greens into shades of turquoise and dark blue.

When it opens on September 13, visitors will be able to walk through the work via a series of pathways.

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Ren Hang: Anatomy of the image

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The revelation of early 2014, Ren Hang is a provocative young  Chinese “photographer and poet”  who explores the possibilities of the body with an uninhibited body and a playful, stylized shamelessness. Condemned by the Chinese intelligentsia, his work has garnered international acclaim at exhibitions around the world. In 2010, he received the Terna Prize for Contemporary Art.

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Beautiful Ceramics by Ursula Commandeur

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Corpse bride (2005) — Tim Burton

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Jim Lambie

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James “Jim” Lambie is a contemporary visual artist, and was shortlisted for the 2005 Turner Prize with an installation called Mental Oyster. Jim Lambie graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a Honors Bachelors of Arts degree.

The word “genius” is the nuclear weapon in the critic’s armoury. A lot of people think it should never be used. I used it a while ago and someone wrote to the Guardian complaining. I think they thought I was using it satirically - so rarely is this term employed and so dangerous is its aura.

Yet it has a venerable history. In Renaissance Europe the idea of the “genius” of the artist grew out of Neo-Platonic philosophy and the idea that creativity comes to the poet in a “fury”, a frenzy. From the start it identified artistic excellence with transports of mind. Albrecht Dürer may have been the first artist to see himself as a “genius”, portraying himself as a Christ-like messianic figure. Anyway I know a genius when I see one and the Glasgow artist Jim Lambie is a genius.
Text : The Guardian

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Yusuke Sakai: “Skin’

Japanese photographer Yusuke Sakai, born in Osaka in 1984, has decided to take a close-up, the skin of different animals across the planet. Gathered under the heading “Skins” snapshots lead to rather surprising visual and aesthetic experiences. Between feathers, leather and fur, each epidermis leads to a balanced composition, punctuated by the play of colors, patterns and textures. In spring a symbolic hymn to diversity, the choice of frames, each evoke an object, sensation or even a familiar space. A conceptual sampling so that art and biology intersect.

1. Guinea fowl

2.White bear

3.Bactrian camel 

4.African Elephant

5. Reticulatad Giraffe

6.  Asiatic black bear

7. Zebra

8. American flamingoGoat

9. Japanese Deer

10. Hippopotamus

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Aerial - Joseph Ford

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On a trip to Sicily, Mauritius and Morocco photographer Joseph Ford spent several days flying around over all sorts of terrain in a helicopter. After showing the aerial pictures to some friends they suggested shooting a series mixing fashion and landscapes. Juxtaposing clothes and aerial landscape, the piece of work was selected for the Association of Photographers Awards in the UK and had an Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards.
The combination of images creates a fascinating interaction, highlighting the appeal of each image, which would have been less remarkable on their own. But by identifying an unexpected relationship with other images each picture develops a gripping impression.

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These are oil paintings, Stefania Fersini