2018, here we come! It’ll be brilliant.
There’s new posts and photos in the works. In the meantime, who doesn’t love fried chicken? Here’s a Matty Matheson video from Munchies on how to make the perfect fried chicken without all the mess of flour and deep frying.
Earlier in the month, we visited Revok’s latest Los Angeles exhibition, in which he showed off a new series of paintings titled Instrument Exercises that utilized a mechanical jig that allowed the artist to use 8 spray cans in parallel. That was the first that I have seen anyone use that technique, so I figured Revok was the sole proprietor of such a machine. The Internets has proven me wrong once again.
In the above video, Job Wouters and Roel Wouters show off a similar machine that they call the Rainbow Gun. In a demonstration of the tool, the duo spray the numbers 1234567 in a script font using the number of spray cans that correspond with the specific numeral. Coolest part? This video precedes Revok’s new series by 7 years. Another cool part? In the description of the video, the Wouters pay respects to Daniel Tagno, a graffiti artist that also independently invented a similar tool in 2008 for the street.
How this convergence in groups of people arriving at the same novel tool accomplishes such divergent styles is kind of mind boggling.
Bonus – Here’s a picture of the Wouters’ Rainbow Gun:
Has contemporary art jumped the shark?
While shopping on Amazon.com for normal houseware supplies, I ran across this Damien Hirst Spot Painting print on sale for $8,900 (With free shipping too. What a deal!). It is difficult to associate fine art experience with a one-click shopping experience facilitated by the e-commerce corporate giant.
Where is the art appreciation in this? How can I speak to the gallery rep to learn more about the print-making process or its provenance? Where is the exhilaration that you feel as you track down a piece you have been searching, if all you need to do is type in a keyword in the Amazon search bar?
It feels all too immediate.
I want a dancing robot friend.
A Hebru Brantley (@hebrubrantley) animation.