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Bong Delfin

Occupying Utopia

PRESENTED ON SEP 05, 2013
IN AALBORG @ VOL 13

Painter and au pair Bong Delfin currently lives in Kerteminde Fyn, where he has been elected as artist of the year. Bong takes us through his poetic, imaginary painting universe that contains strong statements and insightful commentary on societal issues.

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Sci-Fi Utopia

BY JEAN-CHARLES REMICOURT-MARIE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Jean-Charles Remicourt-Marie is obsessed with science fiction and the concept of utopia. In this presentation he shares with us a piece of his research, starting with imaginary worlds taken from paintings and movies, and then showing their transcendence into our world. He even recommends some books for those who share his interest. (in French)

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Forming an Industrial Utopia

BY MICHAEL BERNSTEIN
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Michael Bernstein interprets "Utopia" in his own way, and uses these ideas to fuel green projects. He originally created designs for mobile green spaces, and he especially enjoys utilizing cheap industrial materials like polytarps in his work. 

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WISP - Weird Illuminated Sky Paintings

BY BRENT MARSHALL
@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

WISP or Weird Illuminated Sky Paintings is a collaborative project by three creative technologists, Brent Marshall, Partick Dinnen and Dre Labre. They want to capture the idea of whimsy or the first time you draw your name with a sparkler. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 12, 2014. 

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Sanded Paintings & Flower Plates

BY RÉGIS PERRAY
@ VOL 9 ON DEC 02, 2014

Régis Perray is a french artist who lives in Nantes. His art turns around time spending at work, human activities and repetitives tasks. {in french}

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This Visual Utopia: Limitless Art in the Twin Cities

BY TAMI MILLER
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tami Miller, curator at the Krasl Art Center, explores the potential visual utopia that is possible in the small lakeside town of St. Joseph, Michigan. What is possible if the world's great urban art makers enlivened our public spaces and architecture?

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Ancient Coins and Modern Chinese Paintings

BY SHENTON SONG
@ VOL 2 ON APR 01, 2016

Shenton Song shares his passion in collecting items ranging from ancient coins that he turned into unique cufflinks to modern Chinese art that is unique to Sarawak, his home.

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Vague Paintings

BY THOMAS HUBER
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 15, 2016

Artist Thomas Huber talks about how he uses the visual detritus of daily life, the random notes and scribbles that acrue throughout the day to create his lush, layered "vague" paintings.

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Photo Album of Paintings

BY MAMATJAN JUMA
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Mamatjan Juma is an artist who was trained in the style of Socialist Realism, in which ideology was paramount. He began questioning this notion and exploring more abstract styles after his move to the United States. Through "snapshots" of his paintings, he shows the development of his style, where beauty, balance, and limitlessness are expressed without the need to stand for an ideology. 

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Posture/Gesture: Paintings of Laurie Lisonbee

BY LAURIE LISONBEE
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 25, 2018

Laurie Lisonbee shows artworks of the human figure in yoga postures as metaphors for states of being. Depictions of bodily contortions and mudras of the hand are crafted into relic-like objects.  From art historical sources, junk piles, and yoga practice, Lisonbee derives a painting process akin to devotional meditation.