Sunday, September 27, 2015

Jason Hallman and Stephen Stum = Stallman

Today I stumbled upon the art of Hallmann and Stum. And if you know the art I produce a little bit, you know why I just have to love their work. This is stunningly beautiful design using very organic shapes, gradual color changes ... and on top of it ... it is 3D. The titles of their works support it: organelle, chlorophyll, tidal pool, the narrows ... imply the biology behind the shapes.
Hallman and Stum - South Pacific
The description on their website reads: "Canvas on Edge – Stallman is pioneering a new technique using paint and canvas as sculpture, naming this body of work Canvas on Edge. They are taking canvas and paint and giving it a creative edge. Now the canvas has the leading role, creating form, highlight and movement.
The cut edge of the canvas creates an elevated line drawing and when seen at an angle, fields of color emerge as your perspective to the piece changes. Each length of painted canvas is bonded to itself and to the background creating a rigid structure within the frame. The hue of the painted canvas reflects on the background creating a spectrum of color. By using reflecting light, pigment and structure they can multiply the hues and tones within each sculpture."
Hallman and Stum - Shadow Dancing
A more closeup view shows that all the shapes are made by canvas on its edge:
Hallman and Stum - Solar flare
I already think how I can incorporate some of these ideas into my work.

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