Joël Guzman is a Toronto-based artist who’s work focuses on blurring the lines between surface, support and the space the artwork occupies. Joël attended OCAD University, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in Drawing and Painting.
The recent mural is a part of Iacurci’s series of new interventions depicting “Still lives”. The painting represents a classical subject of still life with an indoor plant transposed on an exterior public wall in an oversized scale. More info and images after the click.
“I consider my work to be artifacts of my own particular culture, which is not the generalized Japanese American culture, but that which formed as a direct result of being a first generation immigrant. Through a long assimilation process, I found myself not fully belonging to either culture, but rather somewhere in between, which I began to call Japamerica.” –Joe Suzuki
This past weekend, sculpture artist Mark Jenkins unveiled his solo exhibition at the Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles entitled “Still Life.” The exhibition featured mostly the American artist’s satirical and whimsical use of the human anatomy as a form of art.
Echoing the vibe of his street works, the sculptures are so realistic that viewers are often fooled that they are actual living beings.
Photographer David Emmite snaps pictures of incredible still life scenarios, however, these tend to be a different kind. The plate of spaghetti and meatballs is supplemented with yarn and knitting needles; a thick steak is cut directly from the flesh of a table, finely marbled by wood grain. Emmite’s work displays a whimsical and surreal nature to everyday objects and situations.