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Monday, December 31, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

pods


Syros, Greece

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

mystic waterbed


Boston, MA (1980)

ghost of Mamon past


Athens, Greece, 2006

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Mall sculpture (4)


Melbourne, Australia

Mall sculpture (3)


Melbourne, Australia

mall sculpture (2)


Melbourne, Australia

mall sculpture (1)


Melbourne, Australia

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

kaleidoscope


Sommerville, MA

January, 1991


Athens, Greece

ghosts in the machine


South Shore, MA

life doing its thing...


Sommerville, MA

weigh-in


Sommerville, Mass.

harassment


Minneapolis, Minn.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

fishing


Shenandoah River, West Virginia

election day


dawn, Omonia Square, Athens, 1990s

spirits in the material world


somewhere, USA

fallukah assistant


Nile River, Egypt

Monday, November 26, 2007

mystery


Sommerville, Mass.

morning glory

Nile

behemoths


Chicago

Saturday, November 24, 2007

commandment


sunrise, Mt. Sinai

lectric


Denver, Colorado

Barry, who would be 50 in the year 2007


Happy Birthday!

phase burn

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Musical interlude

A fun beat from outer space (an experimental improv jam)

Ronald Jenkees


http://youtube.com/watch?v=giAzopSy-g0

Friday, November 16, 2007

burger joint


Chicago, Ill.

sailing ships



International Coffee House, Pennsylvania, 1986

Thursday, November 15, 2007

horns


artist's residence, Victoria, Australia

Artist spotlight: Valentino Albini

Valentino Albini
Works (1987-2007)
By Gaspare Luigi Marcone

The art and the collages of Valentino Albini move between two opposite esthetic poles that the artist perfectly harmonizes in his personal figurative research, in one side there is the photographic realism otherwise iconic and in the other side the artistic transfiguration of both collage and manual work through which Albini works on fragments of contemporary reality. The artist works using images already published on fashion journal and news papers that he remixes according to his personal esthetic sensitivity. After this first step, Albini acts directly on this new imagine using chemical solvent, colors and acidic substances that can change and give a new meaning to the pictures according to his philosophy. In his work is evident the intention of modify and deteriorate the appearance of reality published in the news papers to produce an other reality almost utopist and symbolic(To the Front, 2006-2007; Strawberries and torment, 2006-2007). The reality of mass media are in between the true reality which is just appearance and the artistic reality elaborate and filtrated by Albini ( The Big brother, 2006-2007; Angels and devils don't fear revenge, 1987-2006)

This way of thinking the art is confirmed by the use of any kind of objects stocked on his art works following the aesthetic of the "avanguardistica" of the "object trouvee" In some of the works of mail art it is possible to find feather of gulls, leaves and other little objects which are typical of the places where the artist has produced and sent his post card. A thin criticism, mixed with dreams and illusions, is present in the raw contemporary reality that Albini feels and lives( The Nut's dream, 1988-2006).

His wide experience of more than ten years as photographer in the field of advertising and fashion permits to Albini the creation of works where colors and artistic composition are perfectly harmonized (The weight of this burden will save your sins, 2006); many of his collages treat social and political subjects (2 Agosto 1980, 2007). His mail art sent to other artists (Granada, 2007), critics and friends follows the ideas of his collages and at the same time trays to transmit and communicate in pure, direct and honest way his artistic style as Ray Johson has previously theorized. Many of Albinis works have been realized and elaborate during the course of the years; the artist has modified several time his works: it seems that he like to show the pragmatic course and metamorphic develop of his creativity and inspiration.

Translation edited by Silvia Ippolito
~ Link ~

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

a friend


National Garden, Athens (1978)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

the wall


Bowling Green, Ohio

pleasure and pain

Thursday, November 1, 2007

whoosh


Melbourne, Australia

pressure


Melbourne, Australia

guarantee


Hume, Vic, Oz

symbol


Singapore

red


Singapore

Monday, October 22, 2007

western


Salt Lake City, Utah

the magic hour


Evdilos, the old capital of the island of Ikaria

Sunday, October 21, 2007

medieval settlement


Part of a mountain settlement where the community were able to hide from pirates. It lies several hundred meters above the present-day village of Chrysostomo, near which Icarus was reputed to have fallen at the end of his ill-fated flight. The view from the village is identical to that of the well-known painting of Icarus' fall by Pieter Brueghel.

Ikaria, Greece