Beck.com has unveiled the virtual art gallery Colorspace (http://www.beck.com/colorspace) as the newest of the site’s expanding array of exclusive features. Colorspace will serve as an online showcase for new visual talent, featuring new artists every month, and also making available limited edition T-shirts, prints, posters and more.
The first artist to be featured at Colorspace will be Olaf Bruening. Breuning’s artistic sensibility was developed, steeped in and informed by the music of Talking Heads, Eurythmics and Grace Jones, the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Jeff Wall and Cindy Sherman, and the sculpture of Jeff Koons. He cites as influences everything from sci-fi to horror via Vikings and haunted houses. His photographs, installations, and films feature a recurring vocabulary; face-painting, eyeballs attached to inanimate objects, long cheap wigs, naked breasts or direct movie allusions.
Bruening’s most recent showcase took place this March at the Whitney Biennale in New York. Taking inspiration from one of the exhibition buildings, the 18th century Upper East Side Armory, he created an installation called The Army, consisting of 30 miniature metal soldiers with identical spherical bodies and different heads resembling sci-fi robots marching as if to war.
Beck.com’s current featured content includes Record Club’s third installation (Beck, Wilco, Feist and friends’ recording of Skip Spence’s Oar), Irrelevant Topics (unsupervised co-interviews between Beck and Will Ferrell, Tom Waits, and others), and the regularly updated Planned Obsolescence, Videotheque, and more.
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