Ageless Achievements

 

Dave Hobrecht is a master artist creating original artwork with obsessive detail and accuracy. Using his trademark technique – black&white charcoal painting – Hobrecht renders every polished detail with hand-crafted precision.

Hobrecht is pushing the limits of contemporary high-definition paintings and elevating his craft above the production value of photography. In each Hobrecht, the subject includes a historic (sporting) achievement. Hobrecht’s paintings enhances the viewer’s perception of the ageless perfection contained in “the moment.”

Hobrecht is passionate about art and his charismatic demeanor heightens the showmanship of his work.

If life is a catwalk, run like a dog

Nowhere Near Here from Pahnl is a stop motion animation that uses projected light, graphic stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a fluorescent dog running around the city at night.

About to forget

Shigeo Fukuda / Fukuda San (1932 – 2009)

In the video below, Shigeo Fukuda’s sculpture appears as an assembled mass of welded forks, knives, and spoons. Eventually, the shadowy form of the intended work unveils itself and leaves a glimpse of Fukuda’s concept.

      “…Traditionally, Japanese designers looked to the West for innovative solutions. This is no longer the case. The winds are shifting toward an easterly direction. Shigeo Fukuda, Japan’s Houdini of Design, is a welcome part of the shifting breeze. His visual originality and deep dedication to worthwhile causes help keep the sun shining brightly over our ever changing, complex world.” — excerpt from biography by

The Art Directors Club

    (c. 1987)
    Shigeo Fukuda was a sculptor, designer and optical illusionist. He was also the first Japanese designer inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.
©Shigeo Fukuda

©Shigeo Fukuda

©Shigeo Fukuda

©Shigeo Fukuda

Victory 1945  ©Shigeo Fukuda

Victory 1945 ©Shigeo Fukuda

©Shigeo Fukuda

©Shigeo Fukuda

©Shigeo Fukuda

©Shigeo Fukuda

©Shigeo Fukuda

©Shigeo Fukuda

©Shigeo Fukuda

©Shigeo Fukuda

“Unplugged”

Excluding childhood and a recent experiment, I can’t remember the last time I completely “unplugged” from the stimulation of electronic devices for more than 24 hours.  The time I do remember being “unplugged” for a significant duration was when I was eight years old. I was living in a small town in rural West Virginia and I recall vowing that I would free myself of watching television. I believed that I didn’t need the empty programming of TV, which included the Saturday morning cartoons that were popular with so many other kids in my demographic.

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Women of a Different Age

At the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA, there are many bronze sculptures depicting women. These sculptures aren’t representative of a specific woman such as Mary Magdalene or Mother Teresa. Instead, the Norton Simon female sculptures offer specific viewpoints about the female form as a concept. When we investigate the concept of the female form, questions arise such as, What is femininity? What defines the female form? What is “woman”?

Graciously, the bronze female statues at the Norton Simon Museum offer various viewpoints to these questions.

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Surf “Survivor”

A video about a man’s struggle with the loss of his brother and the solace and comfort that surfing brings during his time of transition. He has survived the loss of his brother and remarks that it’s surfing that offers him a glimpse of peace and helps him deal with the “good days and the bad.”