You know what they say, “Perspective is everything.” I’m not entirely sure who says that, but people do. And this newest tumblr is a great example of turning art on its head. Portraits always focus on the face, the front of a person. But what if we didn’t? What if portraits focused on the backs of people? What could we learn?
Hui Min Lee, a Masters student at SVA, proposes just that on his tumblr,I Got Your Back. Check out some examples of work below and definitely head over to his site for some incredible drawings.
Curated By Gabe Alonso, Community Manager @ 360i
*An edit has been made to note that the featured blogger is a male, not a female on Friday, June 22, 2012. Apologies to the blogger!
Martha Colburn is an Amsterdam and NYC based Filmmaker who sets herself apart from the rest by using a unique technique that combines stop motion animation with a collage of cutout images (usually iconic people). The result is a fantastical, sometimes jarring, world that speaks to people both intellectually and viscerally. Check out her website to see her latest film for an Anti Fracking campaign.
Now he’s “exclusively” premiering a new track from his debut via 1000 helium balloons. He launched all of them from his Nashville office yesterday and each balloon has a flexi-disc record attached to it. In a world where so much focus can (and is) on the internet, sometimes a good ol’ fashioned physical PR stunt is refreshing. It’s expected that only 10% of the balloons/discs will be recovered, which will only add to the value of the disc for record collectors everywhere. See below for the video of the launch and check his site for a Google Map populated with where the balloons have dropped/been found.
For those who were around in ‘85 and remember the good ol’ days of MTV, you may remember “ArtBreaks”. These spots were aimed at expanding the influence of then up-and-coming artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat to a younger, larger audience. Well, now the channel is reviving the series and hoping to highlight a more contemporary group of front-runners in the world of art. The series is a collaboration between MoMA’s PS1 and Creative Time, an arts organization based in NYC.
With its revival, also comes a super handy Tumblr account which will house all the 30-second spots. The hope is the videos will get shared en masse as word spreads and viewers get curious as to what they’re actually watching. Check out one of the original spots from ‘85 with Basquiat and check back regularly (or watch MTV) on their Tumblr page for any new spots.