Oliver Lehmann: Digital Art

zyklus eins © Oliver

This week’s Deviant is German digital artist Oliver Lehmann.  Born in 1972 in Euskirchen, Lehmann currently lives near Cologne (Köln), Germany. Initally working with chalk, charcoal and pastels, he switched to digital art in 1999.

Lehmann’s influences include Hellnwein, Giger, Dali, Kubicki, and Bargeld. Using Photoshop, stock photos and textures, and imagination, Lehmann creates a striking digital fusion of Surrealism and symbolism.

Lehmann has had numerous exhibitions in Germany and his work has appeared on the the CD covers of German Rock band Sanction X (The Last Day), and Australian band Empires of Eden (Songs of War and Vengeance).

For more information about Oliver Lehmann, visit his profile on Deviant Art.

Dead Souls © Oliver Lehmann ich warte © Oliver Lehmann stahlversion © Oliver Lehmann

paintings: art paintings, portrait paintings and oil painting

Kenzo Tange: Architecture

Kenzo Tange - Fuji TV Building - Odaiba-Tokyo

Once in a while, I take the scenic train out to Odaiba – an artificial island originally constructed in the 1850′s in Tokyo for defensive purposes. Today the island is a major tourist attraction for sightseeing and shopping.  While some mock the island for being the “United States of Odaiba” (Statue of Liberty included), one can’t deny that the area is home to some of the most interesting architecture in Tokyo.

My favourite building on the island is the Fuji TV headquarters designed by architect Kenzo Tange. One of the most significant architects of the 20th century, Tange was born in Osaka in 1913. He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Architecture at the University of Tokyo. In 1946  he became an assistant professor and opened the Tange laboratory at the University.

Tange is known for combining traditional Japanese styles with modernism, and has designed major buildings in Japan and around the world including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (1949), the Yoyogi National Gymnasium (1964), the AMA Building in Chicago (1987), the University of Bahrain (1998), and others.

An influential architect in the Structuralist movement, Tange’s designs have won him international acclaim and numerous awards including the Pritzker Prize for the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, designed for the 1964 Summer Olympics, the AIA Gold Medal (1966), the Order of Culture (1980),  the Order of the Sacred Treasures (1994), and France’s Order of the Legion of Honor (1996).

Kenzo Tange died on March 22, 2005. His funeral was held in the Tokyo Cathedral, one of his most stunning creations.

For more information visit the Kenzo Tange Associates website.

Kenzo Tange - Yoyogi National Gymnasium St Marys Cathedral - Tokyo Kenzo Tange -Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Sources: Kenzo Tange Associates, Wikipedia
paintings: art paintings, portrait paintings and oil painting