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Subversive and Grandiose, Kajahl?s Vivid Portraits Supplant Historical Narratives

   21 Nov 00:00:06  |  ThisIsColossal

Through his meticulously rendered portraits, Santa Cruz-born artist Kajahl subverts the tradition of Blackamoor?a highly stylized European aesthetic that visualized people of color, particularly African men, in exoticized forms and subservient roles?by instead depicting Black subjects in valorized positions. Part of a series titled Royal Specter, the vivid paintings center alchemists, scholars, astronomers, and various intellectual figures within grandiose and luxurious settings.
While the artist’s works evoke the racist sculpture and decorative pieces of Blackamoor, they remove the historical context and alter the original narrative through anachronistic details. More

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Graffiti-Laden Shelters Arise From an Uncanny Post-Apocalyptic Universe Crafted in Miniature

   20 Nov 00:00:17  |  ThisIsColossal

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Contemporary Elevation Data and Historical Maps Merge in Scott Reinhard?s Digital Works

   20 Nov 00:00:17  |  ThisIsColossal

By day, Scott Reinhard designs graphics for The New York Times. Recently, he created a United States map detailing where city-dwellers fled during the pandemic and another showing how the Pantanal wetland in Brazil has transformed into a massive inferno. Incorporating an ever-growing swath of data, his daily tasks are connected to the fluctuations of news cycles.
But in his off-hours, the Brooklyn-based designer takes a broader look at the state of the nation. More

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Gemstones, Delicate Filigree, and Mechanical Gears Encase Steeven Salvat?s Insect Specimens

   19 Nov 00:00:06  |  ThisIsColossal

Steeven Salvat (previously) evokes the glass-covered entomological studies of rare butterflies, beetles, and moths with an additional layer of protection. The French artist armors the singular insects with precious gemstones, silver and gold filigree, and rotational gears. Even elements of luxury watches, like Breguet’s Reine de Naple and an intricate dial from Vacheron Constantin, cloak the critters’ outer shells.
In a note to Colossal, Salvat writes that the growing collection of drawings is an “allegory for the preciosity of biological systems. More

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Arresting Sculptural Reliefs by Artist Anne Samat Layer Everyday Objects with Meticulously Woven Threads

   19 Nov 00:00:06  |  ThisIsColossal

In her fiber-based reliefs, Malaysian artist Anne Samat disrupts classic woven patterns with unusual objects: toy soldiers, rakes, and plastic swords are intertwined in the multi-color threads that fan outward and billow down onto the floor. Comprised of a trio of wall hangings and a free-standing sculpture, “Follow Your Heart Wholeheartedly” meticulously juxtaposes beadwork and traditional South Asian weaving techniques with common items, a project that questions the boundaries of craft and art.
Each section is incredibly complex and infused with references to Samat’s family, identity, and experiences with loss. More

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Illuminated Figures Consider the Relationship Between the Body and Soul

   18 Nov 00:00:09  |  ThisIsColossal

Joshua Limon Palisoc draws on the tenets of Filipino Psychology to inform his life-sized figures that radiate from the inside. Using mesh-like forms of soldered metal, the artist conveys the idea that the physical body is simply a vessel for the soul. LED lights nestled within the anatomical sculptures emit a warm glow through the seams, blurring the boundary between inner and outer selves.
The illuminated forms shown here are part of Ephemeral Vessels, Palisoc’s first solo show on view through November 29 at Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo, Philippines. More

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Adventurous Snails Find Themselves Thrust Into ?The Slimelight? in a Quirky New Book

   18 Nov 00:00:08  |  ThisIsColossal

Snails, they?re just like us! Teeming with cinematic photos, a new book pulls back the curtains on the slimy critter?s vibrant social lives, as they slip out of their shells for shopping, shenanigans, and a night on the town. Snail World: Life in the Slimelight chronicles the quirky adventures and nostalgic miniature scenes occupied by the tiny creatures, which Illinois-based duo Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland (previously) have arranged for years. More

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Under UV Light, Platypuses Radiate a Fluorescent Green-Blue Hue?But Scientists Aren?t Sure Why

   17 Nov 00:00:09  |  ThisIsColossal

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Cloaked in Neon, Tate Britain Celebrates Diwali Through an Eclectic Technicolor Installation

   17 Nov 00:00:08  |  ThisIsColossal

A new installation by artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman masks the stately columns and ornate flourishes of Tate Britain?s facade, enveloping the London museum in a blanket of neon. In “Remembering a Brave New World,” technicolor symbols, pop culture references, and religious iconography transform the neoclassical structure into an illuminated space for celebration. The public artwork was revealed on December 14 to coincide with the start of Diwali, the five-day Indian festival of lights, and casts a kaleidoscopic glow on the surrounding area. More

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BLACK SUN: Amorphous Flocks of Starlings Swell Above the Danish Marshlands

   16 Nov 00:00:24  |  ThisIsColossal

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