Saturday, April 07, 2012

C-STUNNERS - Cyrus Kabiru

Cyrus Kabiru currently practices in Nairobi. He is a self taught painter and sculptor. His paintings are often humorous portrayals of contemporary living within Kenya. Kabiru adopts the role of a flâneur, the observer, explorer, and lounger using his paintings as the output for his experiences. His sculptural work embodies his role as a "collector" of Nairobi cast offs. Kabiru fashions and refashions these waste, recycled, and found materials into various forms. Currently he is focusing on a series that depicts African nature using thousands of bottle caps sewn together. He is perhaps best known for his C-STUNNERS, an ongoing work which where Cyrus creates and wears artistic bifocalsThe work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects. C-STUNNERS have a certain energy and playfulness that really captures the sensibility and attitude of a youth generation in Nairobi. They portray the aspiration of popular culture bling; they reflect the ingenuity and resourcefulness of people; the lenses provide a new filter giving a fresh perspective onto the world that we live in transforming the wearer not only in appearance but in mind frame as well.

The Hunger Games For Grown Ups

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Scott Hartnell

hulkamania running wild in Pittsburgh.

Monday, April 02, 2012

The Deer Hunter

 "I like to starve myself: it keeps the fear up."
Nick Chevotarevich

Pinpoint Accuracy

Laying out an ophthalmic lens on a blocker w/ overhead display.

Oil Slick

Motor oil on pavement dispersing light.

Sunday, April 01, 2012