Young Polish graphic artist Mateusz Lengling decomposes perfectly fashion photography then rebuild it to a new forms of visual arts
Danish-German artist duo Anna Borgman and Candy Lenk created a series of installations exploring “the relationship between sculpture and place”.
"Titled ‘Wurf’ (‘Throw’), the large-scale installation features a piece made of paper maché and wood that mimics a heavy stone. Displayed in a courtyard in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, ‘Wurf I’ is installed in a delicate green glasshouse. ‘Wurf II’ features the stone imitation hanging from the roof of a monastery church near Leipzig."
Shot exclusively on iPhone and broadcast on YouTube, the videos are designed to represent the lives of visionary individuals in a format that suits the habits and expectations of viewers in our digital age.
"The visionaries featured in the series come from all walks of life: there are fashion and accessories designers such as Manolo Blahnik, Mary Katrantzou and Stephen Jones; beauty entrepreneurs such as Charlotte Tilbury; and creative talents such as the set designer Es Devlin, the screenwriter Peter Morgan and the photographer Charles March." text via Town&Country Magazine
The first six episodes of the series went live on Kinvara Balfour’s YouTube channel today, with further films released thereafter on a bi-monthly basis.
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Located in the woods near Stockholm, ‘The Six Walls’ house is a light-filled weekend home designed by architecture practice Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor. The concrete building features a sleek rectangular design with walls that are more than five meters high. The same simplicity-guided approach goes for the interior, with a narrow entrance opening up to expansive living areas including a roof terrace overlooking the area’s pine trees.
All images © Mikael Olsson
Colour Theory is a bold and sensual photographic project released by photographer Connor Singh that explores the beauty of the body. The luminescent light follows the curves of the body to form an ensemble that is both electric and almost erotic.
"The history of cinema appears to be easy to do. Lars von Trier has shot the whole American dilogy without leaving the building. We’ve replayed the scenes from the world-known films within the confines of Saint-Petersburg only. Then what? Сome and see, behold and film."
Barcelona-based firm H ARQUITECTES built a home in Catalonia with two courtyards and a central garden. House 1014 features a remarkable red brick, that spans the gap between two crumbling facades on a street in Granollers, Barcelona. Two brick patios bracket the family home, offering a transition area from street accesses on either side of the block, while a further garden splits the space into two distinct halves – one serves for more private domestic activities, and another for one for entertainment.
To create a pedestrian entrance from a street, an original stone facade with ornamental window was preserved to create a pedestrian entrance from a street. "The sequence of spaces creates some kind of ambiguity about what is an interior or exterior space," said the architects.
It was not John Lewis to win our hearts for the best Christmas ad this year but HP promoting their laptops in a magical way. The Mill worked closely with BBDO and Director Sara Dunlop of Rattling Stick to deliver HP ‘Reinvent Giving’. This heartwarming spot showcases the power of the Spectre x360 to sprinkle some holiday magic for artists (and audiences) of all ages.
"Conceived by partner and co-founder of Danish practice Norm Architects, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, and co-founder and creative director of Kinfolk, Nathan Williams, CLOSE CONTACT is a conceptual project that brings a series of bespoke leather spheres, crafted by Danish brand Sørensen Leather, and the human body together in a tactile dialogue of textures, shapes and hues. The project was launched at the Kinfolk Gallery in Copenhagen via an exhibition that ended at the end of October 2017, and is comprised of ten large-scale, limited edition artworks and 100 portfolios of smaller prints of photographs taken by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen"
"In this ongoing body of sculptural works, Brazillian artist Vanderlei Lopes creates temporary interventions where his polished brass objects appear to pour and drain like gold from the walls or floors of galleries. Much of Lopes’ work plays with aspects of transformation, be it through the tension of liquid and solid forms seen here, by subtraction, or experimenting with orientation. You can see much more of his work on Artsy and Athena Contemporânea"
For Untitled (plot for dialogue), Asad Raza continues his exploration of inhabiting space with social practices, human and non-human beings, and objects. Raza responds to the architecture of the 16th-century church by introducing flooring, lines, netting, racquets, iced jasmine tea, and coaches for a tennis-like game. He repurposes the church, a place of messages from higher authorities, into a space of two-way exchange and recreation. Raza’s involvement in tennis is longstanding; he is an avid player and has written extensively on the subject. Here he reorients the sport as a reflection on the importance of non-productive activities in a society focused on work. For Raza, the game serves as a method of absorbing energetic drives into symbolic but non-harmful practices.
Visitors to Untitled (plot for dialogue) become more than spectators—practicing with the coaches, they inhabit their bodies in coordinated action. Players respond to each other through the medium of the ball and the plot of the court. The piece places the experience of play above purely visual appreciation, as the back-and-forth of tennis exchanges produces meditative beauty through actions never to be repeated.
Director and curator: Alexander May
Curator: Michele D’Aurizio
Exhibition coordinator: Nadine D’Archemont
Assistants: Giulia Ratti, Chiara Spagnol
Tennis coaches: Tommaso Agrati, Edoardo Bodini, Tommaso Corbetta, Chiara Dell’Acqua, Jacopo Mazzetti, Marco Zanghì
Guy behind "Hate Mail" and "quintessentially English" artist Mr Bingo (he once called us the peniscollector) is back again with his new Advert Calendar for December 2017. Same as last year approach, Mr Bingo called for the internet to crowdfund his new calendar with a simple challenge “NUDES WANTED, would you like to feature in my 2017 advent calendar?"
We have been following accessories designer Kostantin Kofta since his first release of anthropomorphic and architectonic collections a few years ago. Mainly backpacks, or simply handmade masterpieces, his new collection "Imago SS18" brings the sense of Nature and global awareness. The imago is the last stage an insect attains during its metamorphosis, it is the process of growth and development. Maturity doesn't mean age. It means a level of sensitivity. Nature does not require edging as a point of perfection.
"Exuding a Renaissance aura and staring at the distance with haunted eyes, Pippa Young’s characters are born from a jumble of influences, the most notable of all being photographic imagery. The British artist’s characters, often young girls resembling art historical figures, seem displaced in time. Posing against unadorned backdrops and separated from imposed narratives, Young plays on the ambiguity of the figures, leaving us to construct our own stories and interpretations of each one."
Athenaeum series by artist Shawn Huckins explores 18th and 19th century American painting and photography in context of 21st century lexicons - Facebook status updates, tweets, texting acronyms - that permeate today’s popular culture. The process is a methodical replication of the original work, each painted by hand followed by the superimposition of large white letters, also painted, of social media jargon