“The Painted Breath” by Riusuke Fukahori at Joshua Liner Gallery

Posted by The G on November 30, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Riusuke Fukahori.

Riusuke Fukahori - The Painted Breath

Riusuke Fukahori – The Painted Breath

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori loves goldfish.  They are the focal point of his debut New York exhibit “The Painted Breath” at Joshua Liner Gallery.  When you first look at his works, you might think – “oh, it’s a goldfish” and scratch your head as to the deeper significance.  But then you discover that despite looking like sculptures, the fish are made entirely out of resin, you will wonder how he did it.

Riusuke Fukahori

Riusuke Fukahori

To paint the goldfish as realistically as possible, he pours a layer of resin, lets it dry, then paints a small portion of the fish, lets it dry, then pours another layer of resin—patiently repeating these steps until the final product is a three-dimensional representation of a goldfish.  WOW!

Riusuke Fukahori

Riusuke Fukahori

When you see these works of art in person, you will really be blown away, so don’t just take my word for it.  See “The Painted Breath” by Riusuke Fukahori in person at Joshua Liner Gallery (located at 540 West 28th Street) in Manhattan.  The exhibit is up through January 18, 2014.

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Free Sticker

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Photo by G.

Free Sticker

Free Sticker

Not anymore…

An Encounter with Bruce Weber

Posted by The G on November 29, 2013 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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Bruce Weber and Geoffrey Dicker

Bruce Weber and Geoffrey Dicker

Bruce Weber is a fashion photographer, film maker and director of two of the best music videos of all time – “Being Boring” and “Se A Vida E (That’s The Way Life Is)” by Pet Shop Boys.  Bruce was in town for a retrospective of his work that included a screening of his film “Let’s Get Lost.”  If you have never seen it, it is a must.  The film is about jazz artist Chet Baker and Bruce Weber got to interview Baker throughout the last couple of years of his life.  The film mixes vintage footage and photos of Chet Baker with scenes of his tragic last days.  Chet Baker was as gorgeous as a pin up model and heroin and alcohol addiction took over his life and prior to his death, he looked like a ghost of his former self.  The film features Bruce Weber’s signature gorgeous black and white backgrounds and is visually stunning.  I met Bruce Weber at the screening and he was very nice.  I gushed about how much I love his Pet Shop Boys videos (amongst his other work) and was very nice to me.   Thanks Bruce!  It was truly an honor!  “Let’s Get Lost” is set to be released on DVD in December 2013, and you NEED to see it!

“Revival” by Kris Kuksi at Joshua Liner Gallery

Posted by The G on November 28, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Kris Kuksi.

Kris Kuksi - Revival

Kris Kuksi – Revival

If you’ve never seen Kris Kuksi’s work in person, you are doing your eyes and soul a great disservice.  His works are nearly impossible to photograph as there are hundreds, if not thousands, of miniature characters, structures and stories within stories that your brain will create as you look at his extremely intricate sculptures.  His latest exhibit “Revival” at Joshua Liner Gallery in Manhattan is no exception.

extreme closeup

extreme closeup

Even the detail photos can’t capture the epic quality of these sculptures.  There’s really not much more I can say other than, you need to see these works of art with your own eyes!

Kris Kuksi - Revival

Kris Kuksi – Revival

Kris Kuksi - Revival

Kris Kuksi – Revival

So I will close by saying this – “Revival” by Kris Kuksi is showing at Joshua Liner Gallery (located at 540 West 28th Street) in New York through January 18, 2014, so do not miss it!

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An Encounter with JJ Abrams

Posted by The G on November 27, 2013 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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JJ Abrams and Geoffrey Dicker

JJ Abrams and Geoffrey Dicker

The other night JJ Abrams was promoting a new book he has co-written with Doug Dorst called “S.” The synopsis (via the internet) makes this book sound super cool:  “A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.”  After the discussion, JJ Abrams was surrounded by a legion of fans and he did his very best to give every person a little bit of face time.  That was really cool of him!  Thanks JJ!  And PLEASE don’t fuck up the new Star Wars!  Love you.

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