Critical Blocks by Maykel Roovers

Los bonitos pero no tan inocentes bloques de madera de Maykel Roovers.


 



 

 

 

 

 

 

I wants to show how enormous modern constructions  works are, which become clear in contrast with
the miniature forms in which I presents them. “During the exposition, I saw that the children thought
the miniature nuclear power plant, mega farm and Bijlmer apartment building were completely normal and
even fun and didn’t know anything about the political and societal aspects. I love this contrast! The
innocent world of children as opposed to the serious, large-scale (and at times painful) adult world.”
I made the blocks using a laser and 3D printer, a technique that received much acclaim in the architecture
world. I has even been discussing the possibilities of putting my work on the market as real toys.

Research & Inspiration by critical blocks
My Flat, Mega Farm, Power Plant and Highway are designs that came from my research into public space and
architecture and the idealized version of both in toy modelling. On the basis of my research I selected a
number of buildings that epitomize today’s zeitgeist. I transformed these architectural types into toy blocks.
In doing so I have two objectives. The first is to shed a light on the excessive nature of contemporary large
scale architecture – the mega factory – by using the poor and abstract form language of toy blocks. My second
objective is to make full use of the contrast between the harshness of contemporary architecture and the
illusory children’s world of friendliness and unlimited possibilities cultivated by adults.

 

 

Critical Blocks
by Maykel Roovers

 


 

 

 

 

 

JULY by Wednesday Collective

One day in July two girls race each other through a water park, until they are rudely interrupted by a new adversary. All set to an 80′s track, of course.

MARK GMEHLING

Los característicos y casi líquidos personajes renderizados del artista alemán Mark Gmehling.

NORA STURGES

Los despoblados paisajes pintados por Nora Sturges.

EMANUELE DASCANIO

Lo acepto, a veces el hiperrealismo puede ser aburrido pero si nos paramos a disfrutar e intentamos asimilar como es posible que el artista puede llegar a crear algo así la cosa cambia. Simplemente toca disfrutar sin buscar metáforas, ni dobles lecturas, ni cosas raras. Simplemente alucinemos con el alarde de técnica del artista italiano Emanuele Dascanio.

EDRO DESIGN

Aviso, os vais a enamorar mucho y muy fuerte de todas las piezas creadas por Edro Design. Son espectaculares.

OMOTE

Realtime 3d facetracking & projection mapping.

ERICA ELAN CIGANEK

Los primerísimos primeros planos pintados por la joven artista Erica Elan Ciganek.

ROMAIN LAURENT

Los geniales gifs del fotógrafo Romain Laurent.

WOVEN PORTRAITS

Each of these portraits is the result of physically weaving together two photographic prints of the same sitter by David Samuel Stern.

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SCHMUCKELEMENTE

Original colección de joyas creadas por Marcel Dunger con trozos de madera rotos y resinas de colores.

PIZZA IN THE WILD

By Jonpaul Douglass.

in the sea and near a girl.

Directed & animated by Masanobu Hiraoka
Music & sound design by Aimar Molero

NIGHTINGALE AND CANARY

Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated short, he visualizes two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum.

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ADAM LUPTON

Canadian artist Adam Lupton‘s gaze explores psychological and sociological struggles in modern society. Painting in oil, blurring lines between realism and expressionism helps Lupton probe the internal and external dialogue faced in his multi-directional narratives. His recent work pits moments of choice against the visualization of their outcomes: temporal planes coexisting on a singular surface. With the notion of quantum mechanics having every possible outcome to a situation realized in splintered universes, he paints figures with varied levels of connection to reality.

EL TRIO by Sebastián Lara + Roberto Sedano

Esta serie de floreros fabricados en cerámica esmaltada, están inspirados en los tradicionales tríos de música mexicana. Su estética refleja la esencia, aspecto y personalidad de cada uno de los integrantes de alguna de esta agrupaciones. Donde encontramos al simpático gordito, seguido del vocalista fortachón líder de la banda y en la retaguardia al tímido y delgado guitarrista. Como una abstracción de la vestimenta de estas agrupaciones que se conforma de saco y corbatín. Las piezas cerámicas presentan un corte distintivo en la parte frontal.

ANNA HALLDIN MAULE

Oil paintings by Anna Halldin Maule.

B-M-B by Chamo San

B-M-B fue una exposición del artista Chamo San sobre Barcelona en la galería Mitte Barcelona.

LINDSEY HAMPTON

Lindsey Hampton is a Vancouver based multidisciplinary artist and designer.

BREZINSKI ILYA

El finísimo y puntillista estilo del tatuador bielorruso Brezinski Ilya.

THE MASK COLLAGES

Digital collage by Steven Quinn

AGNES TOTH

Las pinturas casi puzzles de la artista Agnes Toth.

SOPHIA NARRETT

Ya son unos cuantos artistas que usan hilo y aguja para bordar/crear sus obras. La artista Sophia Narrett aporta un toque distinto a todo lo visto hecho con esta meticulosa técnica.

MIRJA PITKÄÄRT

Mirja Pitkäärt is an Estonian designer based in Paris. Mirja is interested in accessories that sit between product and fashion design, using traditional as well as modern methods of manufacturing.

CARLA MCRAE

Las bonitas ilustraciones de Carla McRae.

BEN JOHNSON for L’MAD

L’MAD Collection is a South African fashion brand that creates limited edition collections that promote local artists and designers. The ethos behind L’MAD is to remain in constant dialogue with contemporary African art. As a result the collections are reverential in their beauty yet thoroughly contemporary in design. The collections are curated by Director, Lucy MacGarry.

TOMOO GOKITA

Los abstractos retratos en blanco y negro del artista Tomoo Gokita.

STRANGE PLANTS

Strange Plants is a celebration of plants in contemporary art by Zio Baritaux.

MERVE MORKOÇ

Las siempre perturbadoras ilustraciones de la artista Merve Morkoç.

F L O A T I N G

A short film directed by Greg Jardin about a lonely figure made out of balloons.

ETERNO

Eterno es uno de esos tatuadores que se define fácil: BRUTAL.