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March 23, 2017

17 Artists Blurring the Line Between Painting and Photography

As two of art’s major mediums, painting and photography are typically perceived as entirely independent practices. Though it is not uncommon for an artist to dabble in both brushwork and camerawork separately, some creatives even combine the crafts within the same piece. In this collection of paintings merged with photographs, we explore the many ways that modern and contemporary artists have mastered this form of mixed media. The selected works predominantly span surreal portraiture and whimsical landscapes.

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March 23, 2017

Rainbow Tape Installation Flows Through Six-Story Atrium Like a Colorful Waterfall

The newest site-specific installation by American artist Megan Geckler is a colorful, cascading rainbow filling Sydney’s historic Customs House. 46,000 feet of flagging tape streams down the six-story atrium in a work titled A million things that make your head spin. Geckler’s bold, graphic work is a careful study in optical order and architectural construction. Even the material she uses—flagging tape—is a purposeful choice that recalls the boundaries placed around construction sites.

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