Monday, May 20, 2013
Egads!, that is quite the visage. Thank goodness for the border on the postcard so we can be sure this sobering creature is only a harmless prank and not some kind of "Talon Man" that runs amok in Saint Clown, disemboweling those that flail in mediocrity.
RCBz's mail art creations and exhortations.
PS: Heebee Jeebeeland gratefully salutes all those who served!
Friday, May 17, 2013
In my opinion, Lotro Poku and I are really a lot alike. Our techniques and styles are markedly different, but we sure seem to be riding the same exuberant wave of consciousness . Certainly we both have a strong affection for the classic "Fluxus Affair" girl, seen above in all her mail art splendor! I was working with this image a couple of years ago (see the original postcard over on the right margin) - but Lotro says: "We're done with it when I say we're done with it"! Heh-heh. Lothar goes on to tell a tale of a sort of Heebee Jeebee tribute:
It's like getting mail from my jolly old Dada-ist uncle. I like the "Art is not my business" artistamp seen in the center of the envelope. I know exactly what he means. When art is my 'business', I seem to enjoy it less and am obliged to create something someone else will certainly dig - therefore often creating things that seem more like drudgery. I am, like Lotro, too far along the road to care about being ambitious in any regard of commercial artistic sense - leaving one to liberate fun from it's "spare time only" cage. Or something like that........
boschvisions.blogspot.com. (under construction).
I thought it might be a good idea to show an example of Bosch's disquieting work. This is a small portion of the classic 3 paneled "Garden of Earthly Delights". Anything is possible in his colorfully depraved depictions. Click on the image to get a better look.
Here, we see Bosch himself in a self portrait late in his life. Nothing is known of his personality or his thoughts or the meaning of his art. He left behind no letters or diaries.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
New York Times article by art critic Roberta Smith: "ART VIEW; When Art Became a Stage and Artists Actors" (April 5, 1998). She names Shimamoto as among the most daring experimentalists on the international art scene:"Perhaps driven by the exhilarating mixture of relief, freedom and despair that followed the end of World War II, artists around the world had been experimenting with newly physical, sometimes violent, cathartic ways of making paintings and sculptures. Others were also staging what they called events, or actions or performances that sometimes were as destructive as they were creative.
Shozo Shimamoto was symbolically penetrating the sacrosanct picture plane of painting by throwing himself through several layers of rice paper, leaving traces of the event -- the hole surrounded by jagged shards of paper -- as the work of art."
The wonderful Avant Garde artist shall be sorely missed by the entire world - but his myriad of works live on in many international museums and galleries.
Thank you very much Bruno, I love Shimamoto and Cavellini too. They were both monuments to mail art as well as their individual contemporary art scenes.
See you in the mail my friend.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This is the outside of the card unfolded - a beautiful package that maintains the artist's sense of wonder and exploration. A super job of it too!
This lovely NYC Graffiti artistamp, seen above on the left, is from a series that I seem to find all over the place lately. I am not sure of their origin but, I would like to be. If anybody could advise me about who is making these, please let me (and everyone else) know. I am quite curious.
*Next Day Post Script: Hey, I figured out your address J. - so nevermind that last part and stand by for mail art!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Darlene Altschul's "DKA Post" (always great work) and Eddie Nero's "Hitam Post" of which I would like a little closer look:
Friday, May 10, 2013
Tic Tac site,
I thought I should show PC's rubber stamping of the two stretcher bearers carrying an interesting symbol of some sort. Then compare it to the two fellows in the faux postage I made. Same exact image! I ripped mine from a 1953 Thorndike and Barnhart Beginning Dictionary. I wonder where her's came from? Thank you so much Patrizia, I am enjoying your work always. See you in the mail!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I like the thought of Nicole's ethereal kiss coupled with her sexy "Thinking of you from the 4th Dimension". Romantic and strange - a combo that is almost always a winner! Note: That sweet mush is not a rubber stamp! And yes, I'm smiling, thinking about it!
I like Nicole's colorful 'Life in the Cretaceous' postcard - Colors are strikingly vibrant against the stark white of the background. The plants are almost as monstrous as the beast!
Very nice to have you back Nicole - Also, I couldn't help but to notice that you, dear girl, are the 100th Heebee Jeebee follower of this peculiar blog. Yay! Hooray! I'm sending something special - see you in the mail Nicole and thank you very much!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Roland Halbritter Mail Art.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Valery Shimanovsky Mail Art
One last thing. This incredibly beautiful Russian postage stamp is rich in presence and just commands the imagination into wonder of who this distinguished appearing woman is. The artist certainly captured the hearty countenance of the young lady. A super stamp!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
These days, it is impossible to mention Grigori without discussing the inimitable Erni Bar, since he is so active in the "Fan Club" antics. Here, on the left, is the handsome Bar incorporated into a toothbrush holder. Actually, the wall behind the sculpture is pretty interesting as well. Not familiar with Erni Bar, or perhaps you might want to know more regarding this incredible Beatnik-ish, junk media artist? Check here: Erni Bar website. And if you would like to, the Erni Bar Fan Club discussions are a gas to read. Careful, you can become addicted to Erni Bar and the folks that comprise the fan club - a lot of fun guaranteed!