A Graveyard for Good and Dead Ideas

Curator: Math Times Joy
date: March 30, 2015
Categories: Art, Illustration
Tags: graphic design
This is a great project from Mario Hugo showcasing unfinished, unpublished concepts, process sketches, and recently rejected work from a variety of illustrators, designers, and artists. It's always nice to get a snapshot at work that's been created, yet rarely seen. 
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Tom Howse: Gunnera Bog

Curator: Justin Hammond
date: March 27, 2015
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I've been a fan of Howse's painting for a few years; I've got a small portrait at the top of my stairs. It's McDonald's yellow and looks a bit like Sloth from The Goonies after some moderately successful reconstructive surgery. I'm certain it's not a self-portrait because Tom Howse is a very handsome man. 

I like how Howse gets on with painting what he wants to paint without taking too much notice of anyone else. If he fancies painting a massive green cat, he'll paint a massive green cat. And he frequently does.
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Rutherford Chang's "We Buy White Albums"

Curator: Justin Hammond
date: March 26, 2015
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This project was first exhibited a couple of years back, but it's ongoing and it's fair to say that I've become pretty much obsessed with it. Last summer, "We Buy White Albums" popped up at FACT in Liverpool and recently toured to Tokyo Wonder Site, where Rutherford Chang displayed 1,150 first-pressings of The Beatles' ninth studio album (officially titled The Beatles, but more commonly known as the White Album).
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This Week's Must-See Exhibition: John Costi's "Trash Money"

Curator: Justin Hammond
date: March 25, 2015
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John Costi's debut UK solo show “Trash Money” kicks off on Friday at Light Eye Mind. If you're in London during the coming fortnight you should make it your business to get over there. Costi's degree show piece at Central Saint Martins, a meandering 20-minute performance called “Johnny's Trolley,” really knocked me out. Curious objects were displayed and rearranged. Dark stories were told. It was seductively raw and authentic and one of the most compelling final year presentations I've seen over the past decade.
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Rhys Coren's Chalk + Dried Paint Interim Projects

Curator: Justin Hammond
date: March 24, 2015
Categories: Art
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I saw these works three weeks ago at the annual RA Schools interim show and they've stayed on my mind ever since. They're insanely well done and the surfaces are gorgeous. Artist Rhys Coren uses chalk with dried paint, which forms a powdery residue when sprayed from a certain height.
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