• Rob Tarbell from All Ages to Failure to Appear

    A studio visit with Rob Tarbell exploring his latest work with Matthew McLendon, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Ringling Museum of Art. Failure to Appear 1 – 7 were created by encouraging and discouraging the flow of smoke and, ultimately, capturing it on the surface of paper. By exploiting aspects of silkscreen […]

    Rob Tarbell 0 Comments December 5, 2014
  • Berndnaut Smilde’s Manufactured Phenomenon

    For a fleeting moment, Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde controls clouds, an intangible natural phenomenon, by pressing a single button on a remote control.  Triggering a smoke machine into an environment where variables like temperature, humidity and light are carefully monitored, Smilde creates a picturesque, billowing cloud that assumes a natural density and airiness in a […]

    A. Moret 0 Comments June 21, 2013
  • Rob Tarbell: Smoke Screen

    Installation Magazine: Your new body of work Smoke employs a complex, unusual and sophisticated method of taming and painting with smoke.  How did you develop this technique to achieve this unusual effect? Rob Tarbell: The smoke technique began around 2005 with a few ideas coming together to form a what if moment.  The first idea was a […]

    A. Moret 0 Comments May 4, 2013