Outsider art

simon-martin:

The Japanese artist Shinichi Sawada makes creatures from clay: totemic figures that have a primal energy. Born with severe autism and barely speaking, these sculptures are his way of expressing himself. He began producing them in 2001 whilst in residence at the Ritto Nakayoshi Sagyojo, a facility for mentally impaired people in Ritto in Japan. They have since gained international attention. I saw the sculptures in the photos here at the 2013 Venice Biennale where I was utterly entranced by their rich personal mythology that somehow touches on archetypal creatures from ancient Noh theatre, to Manga, Anime, and horned tribal fetishes. He has been included in the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition of Outsider Art from Japan, and now the exhibition ‘Intuitive Folk’ at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester UK. In the words of Chris Wiley Sawada’s sculptures ‘stand as evocative and enigmatic testaments to his inner life, mute idols of a tribe of one.’ http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/current-exhibitions1/delonghi-print-room/intuitive-folk

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raw-vision:

Beside a muddy track in the Balinese forest is an impressive structure that would pass as an installation in a more conventional setting, with hundreds of painted volcanic rocks piled up to form an altar. This is the work of Ni Tanjung, featured in RV 59.http://ift.tt/1eg3U0L http://ift.tt/1of6XX6

raw-vision:

Beside a muddy track in the Balinese forest is an impressive structure that would pass as an installation in a more conventional setting, with hundreds of painted volcanic rocks piled up to form an altar. This is the work of Ni Tanjung, featured in RV 59.
http://ift.tt/1eg3U0L http://ift.tt/1of6XX6

knephas:

Ferdinand Cheval (born 1836 in Charmes-sur-l’Herbasse, Drôme, France; died 19 August 1924) was a French postman who spent thirty-three years of his life building Le Palais idéal (the “Ideal Palace”) in Hauterives. The Palace is regarded as an extraordinary example of naïve art architecture.

knephas:

Ferdinand Cheval (born 1836 in Charmes-sur-l’Herbasse, Drôme, France; died 19 August 1924) was a French postman who spent thirty-three years of his life building Le Palais idéal (the “Ideal Palace”) in Hauterives. The Palace is regarded as an extraordinary example of naïve art architecture.

thanksearthquake:

today in my drawing class, we watched a documentary about this guy name ra paulette who lives in northern new mexico who digs giant secret caves and they’re the most gorgeous and incredible things i’ve ever seen. and right now, he’s working on his biggest project that he says is going to take him about ten years. its so so so so cool!

thanksearthquake:

today in my drawing class, we watched a documentary about this guy name ra paulette who lives in northern new mexico who digs giant secret caves and they’re the most gorgeous and incredible things i’ve ever seen. and right now, he’s working on his biggest project that he says is going to take him about ten years. its so so so so cool!