Posts Tagged ‘pixels’

Artist of the moment….Angela Bulloch

The first image in the gallery  is a work that uses seventeen different Inuit words for the word “snow.” Very unique and done on glass using vinyl text.

Angelo Bulloch hails from Canada and was born in the city of Rainy Rivers, Ontario, Canada in they year 1966. She is renown for the use of mixed media in her work. She also tends to work for the most part with boxes that painted one solid color but when you plug in her work the colors of the box change often. Some works that are installations take up the space of an entire wall and are similar to what you might see in looking at an old vintage video game from the 1970s or 1980s, think of games like Pitfall the original pong, the graphics were very simple lines that showed movement. Bulloch also stresses the use of sound in some installation works. To see a great example of her color changing boxes check out the film clips towards the end of this article!

For her boxes sometimes she uses plexiglass, birchwood panels, and L.E.D. lights.

For her collegiate studies the artist attended Goldsmith College in London, England.

She was a finalist for the Turner Prize in 1997.

Works out of London and Berlin.

Price range information:  The artist works in mixed media and the works range from $10,000 to $55,000.

Another interesting idea that Bulloch has is to use information or input from someone in her installation idea. For instance in this clip we see a work that deals with people talking, the machine makes a horizontal or vertical mark according to what it hears.

A work from Art Basel 2012.

Seeing this short clip is better than seeing any picture in the gallery. You get an idea as to how the artist manipulates the color boxes, they in fact aren’t just one color but rotate much like a Las Vegas billboard!

I find the artist to be similar to the American Light and Space artists profiled here, I enjoy her use of color and absolutely love the work featuring 17 words in Inuit for snow.


Artists working with the face and figure…. Paris artist the Invader…


Sorry I haven’t been writing daily, been working a lot but I am anxious to make my 500th post! So look for a couple essay’s tomorrow!

This artist is from Paris, France and was born in 1969. He is known in Europe mainly, but also the United States, for his artwork concerning pixelated images of celebrities as well as video game images from the first home video games that were available in the 1970s and 1980s. Games for the first Atari console such as Pole Position or the 1978 video game for which the artist is named ” Space Invaders.”

A brief clip showing the artist and his work invading the Hollywood sign in California. Its very interesting to see in person what happens in a short period of time. The artist appears and starts destructing the area.  Someone off camera tells the artist to leave or the cops will be called.  Back and forth and then the artist leaves. Around 80% of the artist’s street art lives on. A very high amount compared to another street artist such as Swoon whose wheatpaste images disappear due to elements of nature.  The tiles are difficult to ruin and resistant to the water and winds of mother nature.  The “Hollywood” sign had only one character on the “D” placed  on December 31 of 1999. It took many trips to install all of the characters.

The artist in a short interview explaining his pixelated style and an exhibition.

The artist mainly works with ceramic tile or rubix cubes and glues them to panel. He also paints, works with glass, and forms sculptures.

low price range: $500 for original works

high price range: $25,000 for original works.

On line and land based galleries:  Lazarides Gallery in London, United Kingdom

The artist installed his first work in this style in 1990.  The artist takes a long time to decide on the location of his work, most are located above the ground from 10 to 15 feet off the ground. He builds half the work before he arrives and takes one week to install most of them.

The artist doing works and a show in Lazarides Gallery in London.

I enjoy this artist for the sense of nostalgia he brings to his work. I am transported instantly to video games such as Pitfall, Pole Position, and Space Invaders. Even more fascinating is that the works exist and for the most part live on public land or statues and for the most part remain untouched. His works with the figure leave a great deal to the viewers imagination as you only see the pixelated image. Having never seen fine art done with rubic’s cube, this artist is just beginning to blossom.

Happy painting!