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Posted by Michelle Lesser at 22 September, 2014
Captures the downfall of people in a crazy and colorful pictures by Italian photographer Sandro Giordano.
His ongoing photographic project ‘in extremis (bodies with no regret)’, Italian photographer Sandro Giordano captures the downfall of people — literally. Face plants, falling, belly flops and drops are the subject of the series, with men and women head-first into the ground, their belongings strewn around them in the inevitable mess, “my photographs are short stories about a falling-down world” Giordano describes “each shot tells about worn out characters who, as if a sudden black-out of mind and body took over, let themselves crash with no attempt to save themselves, unable, because of the fatigue of the everyday representation of living, oppressed by appearance instead of simply existing”. (via)
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 1 July, 2014
I love these pool paintings by Spanish painter Josep Moncada, they are so colorful and fun that you can look at them for hours.
About the Painter:
“I was born in Mahon in 1967 and I live in Ciutadella de Menorca. Until I was 27 years old I worked as an accountant at the same time as I studied at the prestigiopus art school La Massana in Barcelona. During my studies I lived between Menorca and Barcelona. Once finished I decided to work exclusively as an artist. At present I concentrate on painting and sales of my work mainly with the prestigious Francis Kyle Gallery in London and the running of my studio, which I have named Passiflora, in Ciutadella de Menorca”.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 6 June, 2014
Rebob Design have created the Twister Set, a unique wall decoration made from ceramic.This playful item can lead to countless compositions. Depending on space and taste you can decide how many sets you want to buy and make a beautiful composition on your wall. The inside of the biggest (open) ball has the same color as the small colored ball. Twister will give you delight and happiness and a beautiful sight on your wall. You will receive an instruction how to hang the set and also hooks will be included.
The Twister Set is handmade in our workshop. The set contains 6 porcelain balls with various diameters which are made from slip cast, dried, sanded and partially sprayed with a colored terra sigillata (slip cast with pigments) and then fired on 1230 degrees Celsius in a support mold.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 14 May, 2014
I love London based artist Natasha Law silhouettes. Natasha Law is best known for her painting and line drawings of women, which lie on the boundaries between art and fashion. Her illustrations evolve from simple linedrawings in pen, with colour and detail added as layers, producing her own distinctive style.
“Bold blocks of colour and purposeful lines delineate Law’s sanguine semi-nudes. Her figures are suspended in a moment whether posed and purposeful or casual and spontaneous. Tousled hair, the curve of a hip, or discarding clothing, the works allude to the privacy of domestic spaces and relies on the viewer’s own voyeuristic fascination to draw them into her intriguing vignettes.
It is her protracted process which creates the vibrancy in her works. She often begins with line drawings from her modelling sessions and determines where to zoom in and crop the image before transcribing the lines onto the aluminium panel. She then applies numerous coats of household gloss paint in a completely dust-free environment to achieve the flawless almost liquid like surface which has become part of unique style”.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 12 May, 2014
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 30 January, 2014
A project of illusion, Lucid Stead is modern art installation dropped into the High Desert in California. The 70-year-old timber shack was redesigned by Palm Desert-based artist Phillip K. Smith III and now features reflective mirror slats which allow it to “float” within the desert landscape.
One door and four mirrored windows are interjected into the facade in varying rectangular shapes and sizes. Illuminated from behind in the evening, these panels portray ever-changing LED lighting. Programmed into a computer model, the lighting system flows back and forth between purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and green. The linear mirrored panels were assembled in between the timber bands of siding which themselves are back-lit with pure white light. So at night, the entire shack glows from within, revealing the inner-workings of beams and bracings. By day, the structure’s mirrored walls allow it to magically disappear into the desert environ.
Posted by Suzanne at 2 January, 2014