Erik and Martin Demaine are a father and son who collaborate on mathematically derived curved and folded paper sculptures. Their work pictured above reminds me of the image I recently posted of a sculpture produced by a student of Josef Albers during a class in the 50s.
Martin is a mathematician and artist and residence at MIT where his son Erik is a professor of Computer Science and wrote his thesis on “computational origami”. More info on there work can be found on Erik’s website.
Brick is book of photographs of buildings made from bricks. It is one of a series of architecture books produced by Phaidon that focus on a specific material (Wood and Concrete are others in the series). The book is much more interesting than if sounds. It features amazing buildings of from Cathedrals to Industrial chimneys from around the world including some that are hundreds of years old.
The video below gives a glimpse inside the book.
I have recently moved my website from Wordpress to Squarespace and there may still be a few teething problems in particular on this blog as I have transferred years worth of posts from the old site.
I hope to start posting again more regularly.
Donald Judd once referred to Enrico Castellani as "the father of minimalism". Castellani died on the 19th December 2018.
Jack Whitten has been painting for over 50s from his early work influenced by De Kooning in the 60s to recent work influenced by contemporary technology such as e-stamps and smartphones. His current work involves pieces cast acrylic paint which are collaged onto canvas using a mosaic-like method.
A print I made for Pallas Projects is included in the show The Future is Self-Organised — Artist-Run Spaces curated by Pallas Projects at Limerick City Gallery of Art. The exhibition continues until the 15th of January so if you are in Limerick call in and have a look. It's above the TV on the left.
Niall de Buitléar’s small paintings, built from intricate concentric patterns, are geometric but also suggestive of organic processes. They equate to the world outside: complex and orderly but also contingent and unpredictable. Their handmade precision makes them visually fascinating. You could quite happily live with any one of them and never tire of it.
From Aidan Dunne's review of Approaching the Landscape at Rua Red in the Irish Times