Thursday, September 06, 2007

Quick Art Hit

BoingBoing.net, my fave blog, has been posting about Cayetano Ferrer recently. His stuff is thought-provoking and beautiful, and I think I might be able to use it in my thesis! Click the title of this post for a link to his site. You can also go to BoingBoing and search their site for "Cayetano Ferrer" for photos of a cool project he did by painting billboards with the images of the landscape they obscured. Yeah. Not only is it a neat way to explore the presence/absence tension and the illusory nature of our ideas of permanence and possibility, it also is a great subversion of the advertising media in service of art rather than the vice versa.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

so, what is the presence/absence thing and what does it have to do with death/memory and how we think now about what will be our memories after death? and it all links with the permanence/impermanence thing too. I'm home from Rochester - the trip on the bus ended with us heading into a complete rainbow that spanned the beltline - its own absence/presence kind of statement. Love, Mom - a kind of permanent/impermanent concept too.