(Photographer: Keith Macgregor)
Dane Dehaan wearing a shirt with himself on it
These painterly works are actually photographs, created by Mark Lovejoy who first mixes printing inks on a press before photographing the results.
Lijiang Xu House Li Xiaodong Atelier
Scarborough College, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, 1964-66
Jan Van Huysum, Flowers in a Terracotta Vase (detail)
A-frame near Snæfellsnes, Iceland
Contributed by Julia Mai
George decides that he doesn’t have to try to improve his poor driving abilities because it means that other drivers are on average far more skilled than he is and thus better able to avoid bad drivers like him. “It’s like herd immunity for driving. I mean, logically speaking, if I get better, then doesn’t that mean there will be more bad drivers on the road by comparison?”
Jerry tries to point out that George’s reckless driving increases the likelihood of accidents regardless of the overall aggregate of skills, but is interrupted by Kramer, who takes issue with the word “reckless”.
"Doesn’t the very word imply there will be less wrecks?" he asks.
"It’s ‘fewer’," replies Jerry.
"That’s what I’m saying!" wails Kramer exasperatedly.
Elaine dates a painter who persuades her to pose nude for him. She is initially flattered, relishing the attention as he paints portrait after portrait of her in various poses. When he finally shows her his completed works, she is horrified to discover that he has not only depicted her with insultingly grotesque sexual characteristics, he has also placed her into ridiculous and embarrassing fantasy scenarios filled with goblins and faeries featuring himself as her nude — and equally preposterously endowed — knightly savior.
George’s carelessness inevitably results in a catastrophic traffic jam. Trapped in the gridlock is a delivery vehicle on its way to bring Elaine’s boyfriend’s paintings to a gallery opening. They never make it in time. Though she doesn’t admit it out loud, she is relieved about the art van delay.
- It’s about flights of fantasy. And the nightmare of reality. Terrorist bombings. And late night shopping. True Love. And creative plumbing -
Brazil (1985) - Terry Gilliam
"dressing right is de rigueur," self service 2004
photography by david armstrong
styling by panos yiapanis
Conrad Jon Godly - Sol. Oil on linen / cotton, 90x60 cm (2010)
Conrad Jon Godly (Switzerland)
An inner knowledge of the essence of mountains grows in us when we look at Godly’s paintings. And it is precisely such internalized knowledge of the mountains that the Swiss artist has continually brought on to the canvas. Godly paints such works exclusively, basically always the same - pictures of mountains in all kinds of weather, sometimes only of rocks formations, big, small, very big and very small paintings - and nothing else really. (cf. What is a mountain? by Philipp Meier)
© All images courtesy the artist