Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Archive for April, 2010

by suzanne_tumblr on April 9th, 2010

Various ways of avoiding visual contact with the outside world using yellow isolating tape by Michaël Borremans, pencil and watercolour on cardboard, 1998

We’re hereby ending tonight’s Borremans special with possibly the best artwork title ever. 

by suzanne_tumblr on April 9th, 2010

The Swimming Pool by Michaël Borremans, pencil, watercolour and white ink on cardboard, 2001

by suzanne_tumblr on April 9th, 2010

The Apron by Michaël Borremans, oil on canvas, 2009

by suzanne_tumblr on April 9th, 2010

Kudos to the guy at the amazing Artwords book shop in Hackney (which is way bigger and better than their Shoreditch branch, btw.) for letting me in during his lunchbreak to have a look at the newish Michaël Borremans book published by Hatje Cantz. I can highly recommend it. 

This is Taking Turns by Michaël Borremans, LCD monitor in wooden frame; 35mm film transferred to DVD, 8 minutes 33 seconds (continuous loop); color, silent, 2009

by suzanne_tumblr on April 9th, 2010


alexander tinei, show me your drawing, 2010

Ahem, monsieur Tinei… o_O

(From my post on Shortness of Breath by Dan Estabrook earlier this year)

by suzanne_tumblr on April 8th, 2010

PING PONG (stills) by Adel Abidin, video installation, 2009, duration : 00’03’44 (via WMMNA)

→ Watch video (extract)

WurzelCompetition No. 7938612

by Suzanne on April 8th, 2010

Hello there, my beloved readership.

Fret not, there are many, many posts in planning, but due to the preparations for tomorrow's Jessica Albarn show, I didn't get to spend a lot of time here on the picturesque interwebs.

So instead, let's have another competition, shall we?

Mainly because I'm so super generous but also, because you proved how very smart you are in the last few riddles and I was so deeply impressed that I actually believe we should all found a neo-Platonic iAcademy where we start growing impressive beards and walk up and down columned halls on ChatRoulette mumbling nonsensical Greek theorems while rubbing our collective chin. Oh, yes, it will be a new dawn of braiiiiins!

Anyhow, so today's conundrum is therefore especially challenging, but if you kept up to date with the WurzelBlog since its infancy, and happen to have very keen eyes, you should be able to solve this mystery.

Here we go:

What is so very clever about the blocks in Koen Hauser's Nigredo photograph from his Opus Magnum Atomium series (see image above)?

by suzanne_tumblr on April 7th, 2010

… and no, you’re not the only one… I can feel it too… 

Nigredo from Opus Magnum Atomium by Koen Hauser, 2002

by suzanne_tumblr on April 7th, 2010

(via unnaturalist)

Look, I have no idea who you are, unnaturalist, and this might be getting repetitive, but do you have any manners/brains?!

It’s really getting a bit rude as crediting or at least linking to your source really isn’t that difficult. 

How can your posts be in any way beneficial to anyone without attribution? They just end up being cheap and quick eye fodder clogging up the gorgeous interwebs. 

So anyhow, this is from the series SKLT by Marc Da Cunha Lopes, 2010

by suzanne_tumblr on April 7th, 2010

(via cousas, weirdthingsthatturnmeon)

Most. Beautiful. Creature. 

Source, anyone?