Bálint Magyar is a 29 year old graphic designer and illustrator living in Budapest, Hungary. His main reason for creating is self expression, sort of a way to deal with his own emotions. He also likes visual experimentation, pushing the limits of what he finds visually appealing or meaningful. He posts his art on Tumblr as c-ntr-st.
Jeff Koons will speak in conversation with director Adam D. Weinberg for the tenth annual Annenberg Lecture on September 30. Member pre-sale tickets are sold out; general admission tickets will be made available for online purchase beginning August 16 at 9 am.
Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014), Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz
The Eerie Beauty Of Crimea’s Abandoned Soviet-Era Salt Mine Might
Crimeans call it Sivash, or the “Rotten Sea,” in reference to the unpleasant smell that wafts from the network of shallow, salty lagoons. But for those willing to look past the stench, an otherworldly vista awaits.
Sergey Anashkevych, a photographer in the region, has captured jaw-dropping photos of the marshy area, which includes an abandoned Soviet-era salt mine. According to Caters News Agency, in some spots, the water takes on a deep crimson hue as a result of halobacteria, single-celled microorganisms that are purple in color and found in highly salty
Georges Rousse is a world-renowned French artist and photographer born 1947 in Paris, where he currently lives and works.
Georges Rousse is unmistakably a photographer: his photographs are intrinsic to revealing his images, and deciding the composition, cropping and lighting and clicking the shutter are all essential to his process. But he is simultaneously a painter, sculptor, and architect, carrying out the same relationship to his worksites as a painter to his canvas, or a sculptor to his clay or marble.
His raw material is Space: the space of deserted buildings. Taking his inspiration from a site’s architectonic quality and the light he finds there, he quickly chooses a “fragment” and creates a mise-en-scène, keeping in mind his ultimate goal, creating a photographic image. In these empty spaces, Georges Rousse constructs a kind of utopia that projects his vision of the world—his imaginary “universe.”