Skeletons Rise from the Dead

Danish artist Troels Carlsen is interested in anything that has to do with the human condition. He is also inspired by art history and how art has portrayed human life for the past few centuries. Carlsen uses a variety of media to investigate these topics, including antique pages, paints, and trashed materials for his installations. He said, "I totally adore the many compositional challenges and symbolic combinations that arise during the course of work."

These installations–All Is Truth, You Can't Tell a Man By the Song He Sings, and Decline of Discipline– take a look at past vs. present, life vs. death, and dream vs. reality. The skeleton figures, a recurring them in Carlsen's work, symbolize life that once existed and are the artist's attempt to question the meaning of life. He said, "The dying are desperate for more time and the bored have too much on their hands. In between these two extremes lies the narrative in my work."

Troels Carlsen's website
via [Black Tangled Heart]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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