guest post: mammoth collections.
by my illustrious guest blogger comment

7/1/11

i’ve been really impressed with the artwork mammoth collections is introducing us to these days, so i thought i’d invite ben at mammoth to share some his favourites today. thanks, ben!

Nicholas Mcelroy.

When Victoria asked me if I wanted to write a guest post for SFGirl, my first thought (after a hearty “woot!”) was to talk a little about the various trends that seem to be making waves in the art world recently. One of the most interesting parts of running The Mammoth Collection is seeing which art people are drawn to, and when, and then trying to figure out why (geometric shapes are really big right now, by the way).

Julien Pacaud.

But then I got thinking about what it is I love best about working at Mammoth, and in the end it all comes back to the same reason we started the collection in the first place: I’m a sucker for The Print.

adam hancher.

Sure, the internet has revolutionized how we view and engage with art, and there’s a lot to be said for how easy it is to access so much great work from so many great artists, but when all is said and done, there can really be no replacement for holding a real live print in your hands. The smell, the weight and texture of the paper, the three-dimensionality of it: when you’re holding a print, you’re holding an artifact, something that’s more than just an idea. You put it on the wall and it lives with you, it shares your space, and over time it becomes a part of your whole experience. Pretty nifty, no?

akos major.

So instead of waxing on about the future of photography or the resurgence of collage in contemporary art, I thought I’d just share a few of my favourite prints from the collection. I love all the art we showcase at Mammoth, but these are the pieces I feel closest to personally for one reason or another. I’ve printed them, held them, hung them on my walls. They make up, in more ways than one, a big and oh-so-important part of my everyday life.

Ben

klaus pichler.

Karina Eibatova.

Carolin Loebbert.

russell leng.

8 responses to “guest post: mammoth collections.”

  1. That whale is just hilarious ;) Me myself I like black and white , more graphic prints and photograpy. Just added a Batman poster to my studio … and this afternoon I got myself some posters from the Anton Corbijn exhibition in the Amsterdam Foam museum.. you might have been there ?!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.