Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jens Standke

The sound installation vinylactites/vinylagmites was created in 2013 as a graduate project at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. From the simple intention “… to create a sculptural work out of vinyl records …” developed a project with its own aesthetics on a philosophical as well as on a technological level.







Jens Standke (b. 1982 in Georgsmarienhütte) lives and works in Berlin and Cologne, Germany.
Morejens-standke.de

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Moray Hillary

Pre-New Reflective, a series of haunting faceless portraits and sculptural assemblages by Scottish painter Moray Hillary.



Curated by Alison Pierz, the exhibition explores the artist’s personal obsession with the concept of entropy, the fragile decline of youth into old age, and themes of impermanence.



The portraits from Hillary’s current series are a marriage of plastics, made by layering acrylic on vinyl. Due to an overexposure to oil paint several years ago, Hillary was forced to convert to the use of acrylics. His change in medium led to the development of a unique painting process that occurs in phases. First, the hole of the LP is sealed with paper and primer. Then thin diluted layers of pigment in water are pooled and poured over the surface. As a result, the fluids become fossilized under a layer of varnish. Similar to the Old Master technique of glazing, this step-by-step method is repeated until the image is significantly built up with paint layers such that the surface bears resemblance to porcelain or china.

Sourcesmorayhillary.comreadartny.com

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dana Jones

Dana Jones is a sponsored artist and spokesperson for the Cool Kool Shirts shirt brand. Dana creates sculptures he calls "Thots" by melting vinyl records and forming them into abstract shapes.



Through his thot sculptures Dana is conceptually trying to create a pure autonomous concept without any outside influence. 
He is obsess with the idea of being self-made. He wants to have full control over his artistic integrity.


Dana uses vinyl records to create "thots" in order to record his unfiltered concousiness into physical forms. Also vinyl records symbolizes the commercial music industry. A industry that transforms the emotions and narratives of artists into commercial products. By melting down the vinyl and reshaping it, Dana is reshaping this commercial system and making it bend for benefits.

Sourcekharicreates.com

Rhed Fawell

Rhed Fawell is an artist that uses collage, drawing and printmaking to explore the deconstruction of images and a process of re-assemblage to create a poetical narrative.



The pictures create their own stories as they take on a life of their own, forming narratives that are completed in the viewer’s imagination. What the viewer reads into each image is as important as what was in her own head as she constructs them. What is innocent in the eyes of one viewer can appear provocative to another.






Rhed Fawell
is the founder of Edinburgh Collage Collective.
She will present at Vinylism: an international selection of collages from ECC 2018 Open Submission Project. The theme of this year’s project was the vinyl record. Once ubiquitous, now niche, the vinyl record inspired over 200 submissions to the project from artists around the world. ECC has selected over 100 of the best of these for the exhibition.

Sourcesrhed.co.uk \ rhedfawell.tumblr.com \ edinburghcollagecollective.com

Monday, June 4, 2018

Dave Muller

Dave Muller was born in 1964 in San Francisco and lives and works in Los Angeles.

Muller appropriates album art in a painterly style that is both whimsical and factual. The paintings are autobiographical and expressive; adoring as well as historically referential. He is careful to include details like hype stickers, anachronistic price tags, and extinct record shop labels, always attending to age, use, wear, and tear.
 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sounding

Created by Lawrence LaBianca and Donald Fortescue






WHAT: The table is made of steel rods and filled it with beach rocks, then it was lowered into the ocean near Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay, where over the course of two months it accumulated living accretions from the ocean. Atop the table is an oversize sound-amplifying funnel reminiscent of the hailing horns used on whaling ships, which is constructed of laser-cut panels of polycarbonate lashed together with nylon zip ties. The horn amplifies and concentrates a sound recording made by a hydrophone close to where the table was submerged. 

WHY: Sounding derives from the book Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, which has long been a source of inspiration for LaBianca and Fortescue. Their fascination with Moby-Dick comes in part from its detailed evocation of the bygone crafts of sailing and whaling and the struggles of men at sea, and also from its powerful and ever-relevant dissection of monomania. Through this work they aim to conjure the era of the book’s writing through the use of period forms such as a cabriole-legged table and hailing horn, while making it also very much of the moment by incorporating contemporary sound recordings and digital fabrication technologies. 'Sounding' provides a direct link to the living oceans surrounding the Bay Area through sight, sound, smell, and touch. In both form and concept it also links to the historical, literary, and metaphorical oceans of Moby-Dick.

Sources: Lawrence LaBianca / Donald Fortescue / TWMW.com

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Emile Berliner

Emile Berliner (May 20, 1851 – August 3, 1929), originally Emil Berliner, was a German-born American inventor. He is best known for inventing the flat disc phonograph record (called a “gramophone record” in British and American English) and the Gramophone.


Source: wikipedia

Monday, April 30, 2018

Tipton's Niptons

Nipple pasties made from vinyl records.
Tipton works‘ has made a name for itself experimenting with the material properties of vinyl. as a result, they were able to launch vinylize, a brand focusing on unique sunglasses.

Branching off of this research the studio has developed ‘tipton’s niptons’, a project that came from CEO zachary tipton’s girlfriend. ‘two years ago, my girlfriend yulia had an epiphany. She said ‘why don’t you make nipple pasties out of vinyl?’ when she said that, I was like, I gotta marry this woman.’ They are now married and after two years of prototyping, the product is finally ready.


The resulting products are fully customizable, allowing customers to send the company their own records with their choice of colored tassels and additional accessories. once they arrive in the workshop, they are shaped with a manual press and formed with a CNC laser cutter.

Sources: Vinylize.com \ Kikstarter.com \ Designboom.com

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Long Plate

Created by MaMaDo, the Italian brand Long Plate offers us a series of plates with a charming design, inspired by the shape of vinyl records. Visually very successful, these objects of 28 centimeters in diameter are sold 20 euros per unit.



Monday, April 23, 2018

Gregor Hildebrandt

Gregor Hildebrandt’s work is characterized by the use of vintage musical and film media like recorded tape of audio and video cassette tapes that he glues on canvas. Sometimes he installs tape as a widespread black fluttering membrane, in other work he uses black molded & compressed vinyl records to make majestic monochrome columns reminiscen. 







Source: LPAwentrupgallery.com \ 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Vinylism.



03 - 14 JULY

THE TENT GALLERY
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE
PRIVATE VIEW
Wed 4 July 6.00pm
EXHIBITION 3 - 14 JULY

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Edinburgh Collage Collective (ECC) present 
Vinylism.

Vinylism is an international selection of collages from ECC 2018 Open Submission Project.
The theme of this year’s project was the vinyl record. Once ubiquitous, now niche, the vinyl record inspired over 200 submissions to the project from artists around the world. ECC has selected over 100 of the best of these for the exhibition.





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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Jasmine Murrell

Jasmine Murrell is a Brooklyn-based visual artist.
She make work about miracles, miracles that happen in the worst of times and in the most invisible places. She use a wide range of media including installation, sculpture, land art, and film to invoke a transformative experience around historical erasures.



Source: jasminemurrell.com

Keith Haynes

Check out Keith Haynes' artworks.


The piece you see above is entitled Hitsville USA. It's a mixed media artwork cut from 50 original 7-inch, 12-inch and 78 vinyl records, each one chosen because it features the name of a US state.

Says Keith: "I started by collecting songs with titles that mentioned tube stations. As the collection grew I realised I could construct a working tube map from them and have so far completed seven tube maps called the Going Underground series. I then completed a series of maps of the UK – titled Hitsville UK, after The Clash song – before attempting the US map, which became Hitsville USA. The biggest part of creating each piece is searching for those 50 records – a far harder task than I’d originally thought but very rewarding. The records range from the obvious, such as Massachusetts by the Bee Gees to the more arcane and obscure. such as Kentucky Highway by Cyclops Eye. All the records are varied in genre and style are very much a musical road trip across the states."



 "The original thought was that I would use my own personal record collection as my source material but I soon realised I had too much of a personal connection to it. So it’s a case of trawling second hand records shops, records fairs, charity shops and of course the internet. For the past year I’ve been collecting records with New York place names in their title and have just completed a map of the New York Subway – Harlem to South Ferry."

Sources:
LPA 
art-partnership.co.uk 
redbull.com

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon lives and breathes vinyl recordings. He runs five successful vinyl companies – based on his longtime love of education, records, outsider art, and repurposing junk into handmade art pieces. He makes records by hand, one at a time, on 1940’s record cutting lathes. He runs several record labels and travels the world teaching crowds at events and festivals the secret art of vinyl record production. Michael's vinyl mini-empire is delivering living documents that are deeply rooted in a rich history and treasured artifacts that travel well into the future.



In a world of ubiquitous digital files and streaming audio the lathe cut record is a unique and precious artifact catering to the deep human desire for the tangible. The preciousness of an object that is not mass produced or effortlessly duplicated is becoming more recognized by folks looking for something beyond the hollow take-n-toss culture propagated by big business. All five of Michael's companies PIAPTK, Soild Gold, LatheCuts.com, MobileVinylRecorders.com and The Science Of Sound create these objects, with art and care - and they can play the music forever.


Dixon strives to make musical artifacts that require more than easy, passive consumption. Many releases have built-in, minor, inconveniences to playback or purchase that Dixon feels enriches the experience through intentionality and the investment of one of this generations most valuable resources: time. Whether it is a cassette tape that is bolted together between two records and packaged inside of a faux candy bag, or a 10” with a paint by numbers cover that requires the purchaser to send a photo of themselves holding their painted cover in order to receive the companion CD/Vinyl hybrid disc, Dixon feels that the more someone handles and interacts with an object, the more they will appreciate it.



A partnership with Seattleite Kris Dorr, Mobile Vinyl Recorders specialize in hand cutting records live in front of fascinated audiences since 2011.




Sources:
michaeldixonvinylart.com
mobilevinylrecorders.com
lathecuts.com
thescienceofsound.org
piaptk.limitedrun.com

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Georges Monfils

Belgian born (Wilrijk) Georges Monfils was raised in Flemish Belgium and Northern France. He later migrated to the States. By his late teens he was living in New York City and his "old world" heritage became fully exposed to the "factory" (Andy Warhol) cult. Imagine the clash of those roots with the imagery of booming "pop". That’s his style; "nouveau pop".




Although being a self taught painter, he got the help and needed encouragement from many well established artists. His unique layering technique fully developed once he changed his medium to acrylic paints. Those he mixes himself and uses some of his favorite Gauguin paintings as inspiration to create his ever growing color palette.





His work confronts us with the same blunt force as that of a child asking about sex. No topic is "off limit"; let yourself be drawn into the subject matter and your imagination challenged, while execution and color engulf you into his world.

Sourcesgeorgesmonfils.com \  thegallery21.com 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018