Erik and Martin Demaine - Folded Paper Sculptures

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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

Brick , William Hall, with introductory essay by Dan Cruickshank, ISBN: 9780714868813

Brick, William Hall, with introductory essay by Dan Cruickshank, ISBN: 9780714868813

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.

New website

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.

Heike Schaefer

HeikeA fantastic bronze sculpture cast from cardboard by Heike Schaefer, an artist whose work I discovered through  instagram . The method used here resembles some of my early cardboard sculptures._Schaefer_Morgenstern

HeikeA fantastic bronze sculpture cast from cardboard by Heike Schaefer, an artist whose work I discovered through instagram. The method used here resembles some of my early cardboard sculptures._Schaefer_Morgenstern

Enrico Castellani

Donald Judd once referred to Enrico Castellani as "the father of minimalism". Castellani died on the 19th December 2018.

Enrico Castellani, Spartito, 1969/2004, Sheets of paper and wood

Enrico Castellani, Spartito, 1969/2004, Sheets of paper and wood

Jack Whitten

Jack Whitten, Bar Code II: Lateral Shift (2008), Acrylic on canvas

Jack Whitten, Bar Code II: Lateral Shift (2008), Acrylic on canvas

Jack Whitten,  Alexandrian Quartet  (2001), Acrylic on canvas

Jack Whitten, Alexandrian Quartet (2001), Acrylic on canvas

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.

The Future is Self-Organised at Limerick City Gallery

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.

The print (which is pictured below) is an edition of 50 and available to purchase from Pallas Projects for just €50 which will go towards funding future shows at the gallery.

More info about the exhibition can be found here.

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Approaching the Landscape in The Irish Times

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