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Tube Art by Marc Rust

Sculpture from sparklemachine.com

TV Museum

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Here is a really cool link I found on vintage TVs. I like this kinda stuff because of the sculptures I do (sparklemachine.com). This guy has just about every old model you can think about. I wish TVs nowadays looked as cool as some of these...

We have an old TV box that the cats use to sit in.

Nanda in squares

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ok here it is. My first completed painting of Nanda. It's made up of tiny little squares and I think it looks better when you squint or remove your glasses.

I tried making a painting of her a year or so back but never came close to finishing it. Now it's too late. Sometimes when you let something go, it goes away for too long. I can't imagine getting back to it anytime soon.

I am really glad I finished this one. It feels good.

Nice Gluing...

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I am not too crazy about collages usally but this person is really good. Also, what an exhibit! The gallery looks great. Gotta love the pink walls with all that wood.

This is Meg Cranston.

Banksy takes aim at Jackson

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I love Banksy' art. Really cool stuff. Not too crazy about this drawing but still it's cool.

Here is a link to the article.

Check out his books, they are fantastic.

Banksy, from Bristol, has made his name with subversive street art and has courted controversy with a series of daring art projects.


Monday, December 11, 2006

I have to admit I like some of Jeff Koons' work. I like the oversized stuff. Eventhough he is known for being kind of a weird person, he sure has an eye. If you haven't see the blue dog in person, you should.

You can see it at the Wexner Center Galleries Sat, Sep 16 - Sun, Dec 31, 2006

Would look really nice with one of my sculptures...

This bright, playful exhibition examines our culture's love of luxury, spectacle, shiny things, and our own reflections. Many of the works in Shiny play with the commodity status of art, both embracing and slyly critiquing conspicuous display. You'll watch Andy Warhol's helium-filled Silver Clouds floating sensuously on air currents and see yourself and the Wexner Center's architecture reflected in the shimmering surfaces of Jeff Koons's 10-foot-tall Balloon Dog. Other artists in the exhibition are Rachel Harrison, Jim Hodges, Louise Lawler, former Wexner Center Residency Award recipient Josiah McElheny, Michael Minelli, Mai-Thu Perret, and Kelley Walker. Most of their works were created in the last five years, and Minelli, a sculptor based in Los Angeles, exhibits a new piece commissioned by the Wexner Center specifically for the show.

Nanda's cool art.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

My wife Nanda has really interesting paintings she makes. We both are part of the Made in Chelsea exhibit at the Spencer Lofts.

The opening was last weekend. Not even half an hour into it someone asked to purchase two of her paintings! Check more of her work out and let her know what you think at nanvan.com. Also, there is some pretty cool photography there too.

Where has Juxtapoz gone?

Friday, December 08, 2006

Juxtapoz used to be my favorite magazine. It covered some of the coolest art I have ever seen. The magazine helped me discover people like Mark Ryden and other fascinating artists. I found it inspirational. Also, I subscribed to it and then even put an ad in it promoting sparklemachine.com.

However, I do have to admit that the publication has recently taken a sharp turn for the worst. Now it covers artist that look more and more all the same and tend to copy each other like crazy. If I see another Ryden or McPherson rip-off I think I am going to... Also, please diversify a little, enough with the borderline porn dirty art that just looks gross. Where is the inspiration? Where is the real art? They use to cover almost anything between hot rod art and the renaissance. Oh well, maybe it's just me.

A New Exhibit!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Here we go... My wife and I were invited to participate in a community exhibit. It's called Made in Chelsea. I am showing 2 of my sculptures. Tubes II and Tubes III to be exact. My wife is showing 4 small paintings she made (nanvan.com).

It's pretty cool. I am eager to see the reactions, sell a few and then get on to making more pieces!

The Exhibit is located at The Spencer Lofts -- 60 Dudley Street, Chelsea, MA.