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Work 3: Liz Larner’s 2001, 2001
Liz Larner’s large-scale fiberglass and steel geometric sculpture 2001 is coated in automotive paint, giving the work an iridescent quality that makes it appear to change color from green to purple, depending on the angle at which it is viewed. Larner is part of a group of Los Angeles–based artists who use elements of dark humor in their creations. Some viewers are unsure how to feel about this sculpture, with its part-playful, part-foreboding, and slightly sinister qualities.
Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © Liz Larner
— Reblog: AOL Artists Guest Curator: Kathleen Massara
For the second installment of the AOL Artists Guest Curator program, it is no surprise that we stayed close to home. Kathleen Massara, editor of The Huffington Post Arts & Culture, has curated a collection of five existing AOL Canvases by Cate Parr, Dave White, Josh Cochran, Mike Leavitt, and Rebeca Raney.
The Guest Curator program rotates on a monthly basis, featuring leaders in art and technology. Each contributor curates a collection of existing AOL Canvases, lends their voice to AOL Artists’ social media channels, and guest blogs for the AOL Artists Tumblr. The program brings new and respected perspectives to the artists we have worked with and the pieces we have commissioned.
In November, we kicked off with Annie Werner, Tumblr’s Arts Evangelist. Her collection featured AOL Canvases by Aakash Nihalani, Dee & Ricky, Jen Stark, Tomokazu Matsuyama, and more. We are thrilled to welcome Kathleen as our next Guest Curator. Her posts have become one of our main sources for Arts & Culture.
Exclusive Interview by Annie Werner
(AOL Artists Guest Curator/Tumblr’s Arts Evangelist)
//CAT_LANDING_ON_ITS_FEET::PT.5// by Eno
I became obsessed with Eno’s work after he submitted to Tumblr’s Moving The Still GIF project. There’s something so cinematic about his GIFs yet they’re also hand drawn. So, I wanted to learn more. I asked a few basic questions and he was kind enough to thoughtfully respond. Enjoy!
I always start from a video I like, something I’ve filmed or found on youtube or saw in a movie, which I then rotoscope. I get them printed out at a copyshop nearby and then I just draw on the back of the papers, I always get like 300 or 400 frames (at least) printed when I go because it’s cheaper. Then I just draw for a couple of weeks until they’re all done, scan them and turn my favorite parts into GIFs. I select favorite parts inside the images that interest me, or I connect parts or just draw things on the pages that don’t have anything to do with the printed side. I’ll have lines stopping where something in the image starts or something like that, the resulting effect kind of abstracts the images I started from but not so much that it becomes unreadable.
Seen on Staten Island.
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Humans of New York raised over $100,000 in under 24 hours to support Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts while documenting the progress along the way with his candid, beautiful photography. You can never underestimate how much the creative process can amplify a great cause.
— AOL Artists Guest Curator: Annie Werner
Today we kicked off a new Guest Curator program with Annie Werner of Tumblr. Annie has curated a permanent collection of existing AOL canvases, will lend a voice to the AOL Artists Tumblr, takeover the AOL Artists Twitter for a day, and more. The new Guest Curator program will rotate on a monthly basis, featuring leaders in art and technology.
Annie Werner runs the Arts Outreach program at Tumblr and Tumblr Open Arts. Her collection of AOL canvases will feature the work of a number of artists, including Mike Perry, Tomokazu Matsuyama, and Aakash Nihilani.
“We at Tumblr are committed to helping artists thrive online, and I’m excited to partner with AOL Artists, an incredible platform for just that,” says Annie Werner.
Happy Birthday Picasso!
We just reached 10k followers on Tumblr!
In celebration, we’re giving away five limited edition archival prints of this incredible canvas by AOL Artist Tomokazu Matsuyama.
It’s as easy as 1,2,3
1. Login to Twitter
2. Tweet a link to your favorite AOL Artist’s page, make sure to tag @AOLArtists in your Tweet
3. If you are one of the first five, you win!