Sunday, February 12, 2006

Texture and Space

While visiting the new Floria Sigismondi website it occured to me that I tend to gravitate towards art and design ideas that sit at opposite ends of an aesthetic axis. On one end, I really love rich, highly detailed work that mirrors the complexity of nature and our existence. I also have a strong affinity for minimalist work that exhibits a high level of precision and simplicity. I like details. I like emptiness. I also like "messy." Texture and space.

Texture examples: Russell Mills, Joseph Cornell, Sonic Youth, 23 Envelope

Space examples: Kraftwerk, iPod, Peter Saville

Sometimes, texture and space merge. Now, that's when things get really interesting. Examples: Brian Eno, Autechre