29 Jun 2016

Conceptual Art: Visualizing Temporal Data

Our understanding of time and temporal patterns is dependent on the lens we use, and data visualizations can provide a set of lenses for viewing time from different perspectives. A lot of us don’t spend much time thinking about time, but there are instances when we should. Visualization can help us pull out our ability to identify significant qualities about time that we might have otherwise overlooked. Thus, grants us a kind of lens on temporal data that can reveal patterns and prompt questions. Quite similar to cameras and telescopes, visualization can reveal aspects of time and space that we can’t perceive directly. Taking as a starting point many contemporary visual artists whose work utilizes the principle of museum display and conceptual influence, conceptual art examines how these artists have reconfigured dominant representations of art history and identity, including innovation enthused viewpoints. Echoing a reflection on history and time, this article will be of interest to conceptual designers working in the arts as well as scholars of modern and postmodern cultural studies.
22 Jun 2016

Mosaic Art: Simplicity In Full Bloom

When I looked up the word ‘Simplicity’ in the dictionary to find the exact meaning of this word, there were two definitions written;the quality or condition of being easy to understand, being plain or uncomplicated in form or design. While, for me personally simplicity is the greatest adornment of art and the final achievement. Simplicity is sometimes vague, but almost always present. Sometimes you just need to know where to look for it, or how to look for it. Nonetheless, how easy it is to turn down the noise and distraction of our own lives long enough to let the simplicity and ordinariness of our own lives come into sight?When considering the essence of an artwork one directly yet subconsciously imagines an astonishing neo-futuristic installation. How can one connect the artwork to another artwork or personal experience? What was the artist’s intention, behind his or her creation? But what about when we are fortunate enough to witness Simplicity In Full Bloom, created by either anthropogenic or universal elements governed by the simplicity of beauty and laws of neuroaesthetics? A brief, yet breathtaking accumulation of the artistic Simplicity In Full Bloom follows:
14 Jun 2016

What Does the Future of Mosaic Art Look Like?

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

Mosaic Installation Capturing Radiant Light & Color

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

Kinetic Mosaic Art

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

5 Mosaic Art Cities of The Future

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: