14 Jun 2016
As we approach the end of the decade, we can perceive that mosaic art has developed techniques and processes which elevate it form craft to art. However, this affirmation needs to be contextualized. There appears to be a consensus that Art (in general) taken as a whole, is in trouble. Despite booming museum attendance, and the undeniable amount of new creative output and visions, there is still a deep-seated feeling that we have fallen from style. Nowadays, the tension between idealism and materialism is very elevated, and public estimation is discerned to be moving from dissatisfaction with contemporary art to animosity. Although in the intellectual social order, the quarrel of art is losing appeal, but art as “pluralism”, will never become superseded. In my opinion a new paradigm will emerge before the end of the 21st century. This vision has been predicted since about the turn of the millennium and could be unveiled by 2030 or sooner. Where does the paradigm begin, though? This article offers a brief glimpse into the future of mosaic art and a sneak peek at the expected paradigm.
08 Jun 2016
Liz West creates vivid environments that mix luminous color and radiant light. Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to color.Meet Liz West and have a look at her recent masterpiece in the former St John’s Church building:
01 Jun 2016
Looking for new ways to understand mosaics? Have you yet explored the enthralling movement in kinetic mosaic artworks? In visual art, the term kinetic art, derived from the Greek word “kinesis”, refers to works that incorporate an apparent movement. Thus, for instance, it may include mosaic art, defined by its unique aspect of integrating motion into its splendor and purpose. Unlike traditional mosaic art, kinetic mosaics are created by a combination of both, accurate details and natural flaws. In this article you will discover what kinetic art is really about and how to understand this art movement!
26 May 2016
There are a gazillion ways to take stock of inspiration in the art scene; critical reception, popularity and competency are the most common paradigms among them. As the art world continues to swell up, it sometimes gets the knickers in a twist. Countless observers have attempted to make sense of the last century, a time of widespread technological change, wild economic fluctuations, two world wars and two remarkable Roosevelts. Nevertheless, some great art scenes were flourishing in São Paulo, Singapore, and Istanbul, creating a similar alliance around the global financial capitals of New York and London. Thus, inspired the core contingency of the art world to make a yearly journey, crisscrossing the globe to witness the greatest art cities! Numerous mosaics have been created to pay tribute or memorialize a certain epoch or movement. Mosaic art is increasingly global in the art scenes of today, with a larger population, wider territory, and greater number of nationalities than ever before. The art form prevailing debate, however, has yet to appear in the Art Cities of the Future. In this article, I’m going to take you on a brief walkthrough through the 5 mosaic art cities of the future:
13 Apr 2016
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor and catch the Trade Winds in your sails.” Mark Twain Everyone needs an epic escape from the monotony of his everyday life! In my opinion, this fact became a serious misdiagnosis nowadays because for some people travel doesn’t come cheap! It takes a lot of sacrifice on your part, such as heading to the office on Saturdays, and other horrific examples. Nonetheless, the journey is definitely worth it! However one must learn to enjoy the ride of life in the meantime: Many artworks were designed to inspire your wanderlust and instantly bring the travel bug in you to life! Thus, here I am once again, feeling inspired to embark one more time on a journey of wonders, a journey through mosaic art. This craft, which never fails to inspire us! These mosaics will allow you to dream of faraway places as illustrated through natural stones quarried from sites around the world. Through these artworks, you can get a chance to enjoy breathtaking sceneries and thriving flora and fauna patterns, before you become finally set free to wander. Here are 5 amazing mosaic designs to help you get your wanderlust on:
06 Apr 2016
Every year, winter seems to last longer, right? Spring is finally in the air and I couldn’t be more eager for its arrival! Not only the season’s freshest ingredients are suddenly available to enjoy again, but also wildflowers have started to bloom, covering the whole forest floor with colorful spots. I really look forward to this time of the year, when nature comes back to life and the weather starts warming up. It’s certainly a wonderful time of the year to go outside and tend to explore all the changes that are taking place and watch everything come to life after the wintry winds. So today I invite you to take off your huge jumpers and thick socks, to walk with me along the woods in search of limestone, marble and other natural stones! Who knows? We can possibly use them to create a a mosaic stepping stone, taking us from wither to spring!