Friday eye candy
July 7, 2006 1:35 AM   Subscribe

John Powers, artist. Simple, uncluttered site showing his sculptures, drawings and installations. Some more info here.
posted by swordfishtrombones (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For a split second there, I though the bass player from The La's had made a very surprising career change!

Anyway, I like the tension between the organic (ugh, you know what I mean) and the coldly geometric in this bloke's stuff. Always been a sucker for sideways takes on Modernism, though.
posted by jack_mo at 2:56 AM on July 7, 2006

I like it. Sort of like amalgamating replicons. I think it would be better live though. I want the 3rd D for full impact.
posted by peacay at 3:06 AM on July 7, 2006

I think it would be better live though.

All art is better live! I've lost count of the number of artists I've liked/disliked online or in reproduction only to dislike/like their work when I saw their work in real life...

Even, I dunno, something ultra-conceptual like Lawrence Weiner's use of language in place of sculpture, or as sculpture - eg. his famous early piece ONE QUART GREEN EXTERIOR INDUSTRIAL ENAMEL THROWN ON A BRICK WALL, or my favourite WATER & SAND - which you'd think would work the same written on a scrap of paper, or in an email, or whatever, are completely different works when presented on the wall of a gallery by Weiner himself.
posted by jack_mo at 3:37 AM on July 7, 2006

This stuff is so nice. But it makes me want to blow my brains out.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 7:23 AM on July 7, 2006

His work and style reminds me of Tom Friedman. And Friedman always sort of reminded me of the urban counterpart to Andy Goldsworthy
posted by alikins at 9:33 AM on July 7, 2006

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