SHOWstudio presents Nick Knight and Tino Kamal's latest collaboration, 'London Kings'. Representing the unruly ebullience inherent in Tino's unique personality and identity, 'London Kings' employs themes of sex, art, nature and rebellionRead More
"France-based photographer Stefan Draschan always keeps himself entertained at art galleries by creating his own art projects. One of those projects is “People matching artworks”. Although at first Draschan’s images seem perfectly staged, the secret behind them is actually patience. The photographer enjoys visiting different museums mostly in Paris, Vienna and Berlin where he waits for visitors to suddenly match with a piece of art in a funny way. "
To celebrate the launch of the Levi’s® Made & Crafted® AW/17 collection Riposte commissioned a series of creative works that took inspiration from the Icelandic stories behind the collection.
Visual artist Lucy Hardcastle (previously) created ALDA, a material narrative exploring in live action the raw, unpredictable and awe inspiring elements of Iceland, both physical and spiritual. The film was brought to life by a powerful and dramatic soundscape by Nabihah Iqbal.
To bring a hands on element to the project Patternity has created Alchemical Appreciation, a screen-print design that melds the alchemical symbols for fire and ice against the background of dappled volcanic rock. The black ink in the final piece has been created using volcanic ash which gave each of the prints texture and tactility.
Alchemical Appreciation by Patternity
The whole process has been captured in a behind the scenes film which you can watch below. It documents each of the creative processes and tells the story in the words of the women we have collaborated with.
Each of the commissions reference the beautiful design details of the collection and the strong Icelandic influences. From mossy hills and steaming springs to volcanic terrain and soft, snowy glaciers, these are some of Iceland’s awe-inspiring extreme elements which are reflected in the colours and textures of the collection.
Elements is an experimental video work by Maxim Zhestkov, which explores nature, physics, art and love through digitally animated ‘particles’ or ‘elements’. More than two billion particles, governed by tensions and forces influenced by those occurring in nature were used to replicate the motion of collective behaviour. As well as patterns of motion, the particles tell stories and evince emotional responses.
The film is a trial by the artist to explore the idea that everything around us and inside us is made from simple elements or blocks, which can be arranged in complex relationships and become compound structures. It demonstrates that there is a relationship between the tiny and individual, and the enormous and multiple. The ideas the work explores brings together emotions, behaviours, thought processes, relationships, life, planets and the universe.
Polish artist, BEZT (Etam Cru) has a show opening on Saturday in New York at SPOKE NYC, curated by Los Angeles-based gallery, Thinkspace. “Beautiful Mistakes” showcases BEZT ‘s melancholic storytelling through a series of paintings and drawings. He’s largely known for his massive murals painted with Sainer, the other half of the Etam Cru duo, so it’s only fitting that in addition to the exhibition, BEZT will be painting his first mural in New York City.
“Beautiful Mistakes” – a solo show by BEZT (Etam Cru)
Opening Reception: October 21st, 6 – 10 pm
On view: October 21st – November 5th, 2017
SPOKE NYC – 210 Rivington St. New York, NY 10002
The new Martian Materials imagined by JVG Studio in their recent CGI project - "What you are going to see came from another planet. The first visuals from outer space ever made. Thanks to NASA's Robotic Mars Exploration Mission we were able to create a collection of abstract images where textures, reliefs, glossiness and colours have been taken from real martian material acquired in their different expeditions."
A tense portrait of a woman who is sexually assaulted in plain sight on a crowded New York City subway. Directed by Charlotte Wells
Short Film Special Jury Award for Editing, Sundance Film Festival 2017
Special Jury Recognition for Narrative Shorts, SXSW Film Festival 2017
Charlotte “Charlie” Wells is a Scottish director living in New York. She is in her final year of the MBA/MFA program at NYU where she is a Glucksman Research Fellow and a BAFTA New York and Los Angeles scholar. Her first film Tuesday premiered at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol, U.K. in 2016 and was nominated for two BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards – Best Writer and Best Design (winner). Her second film, Laps, won a Short Film Special Jury Prize for Editing at Sundance Film Festival and Special Jury Recognition for Narrative Shorts at SXSW Film Festival 2017.
One of our favourite electroclash band Fischerspooner is making a return since the release of the last album "Entertainment" in 2009. Their new single with our another favourite Caroline Polachek , "Togetherness" is hyper-modern. "Co-produced by Michael Stipe, is among the more sonically experimental songs in the Fischerspooner catalog." via Pitchfork
DCN New Partners Creative Debuts presents
Japanese digital artist Kota Yamaji that has been graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo 2 years ago. His successful debut at our Digital Decade 5 exhibition in London, where he was presented by event partner - Curioos, landed as a profile on Creative Debuts
"Lithuanian artist Tadao Cern created a series of delicate, experimental hanging paintings that have nothing to do with paint at all. Inspired by various fabric combinations, ‘Hanging Paintings’ consists of brand new garments and scraps of material that are arranged, draped and wrapped around a simple metal rack, which serves as a canvas.." by Sarah Press, Ignant
Massimiliano Pelletti was born in Pietrasanta, a land of noble sculptural roots that gave and gives a lot to the contemporary art. In Pietrasanta he also grown up, and he trained technically in the study of his grandfather, the sculptor Mario Pelletti. He made his debut as an artist in 2006 by winning the 12th biennial of young artists of Europe and the Mediterranean.
Pelletti makes experience of the shape with rigorous attention compositive, strictly consistent with the creative mood of his territory.
He puts togheter the mannerism with the conceptual relevance and the narrative sensibility, because he realizes that the aesthetic perfectionism contains in itself the conflicting root of the emotions.
Pol Kurucz’s "Uncovers" photo series is a Franco-Russo-Brazilian co-production that pokes fun at conventional magazine covers. Rather than posing to sell, the Uncovers models follow their own aesthetic and behavioural norms to tell a colourful story. Uncovers wants the fashion-savvy crowds to reflect on conventionalism and the lack of freedom in the representation of women in commercial publications. The shootings took place in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo during Pol’s transition phase from the fine art world to the more polished and glamorous universe of fashion magazines. The series was a delicate balancing act between the amazement, the deep respect and the irony that the fashion industry inspires to the photographer. This unpublished photo series will be part of Pol Kurucz’s upcoming exhibitions
Photographer and art director: Pol Kurucz (France)
Styling: Natasha Sync (Russia)
Designers / Brands: Davi Ramos, Fernando Conzedey, Sri Clothing, Wallace Barros, Vitor Zerbinato, Fetisso
Set design: Mary Cruz, Lara Ferro
Casting: Tamires Melo, Carollyna Melo
Hair and Makeup: Fernando Haddad, Will Vieira, Diego Américo
Coordination: Tamires Melo
Technical Assistance and Lighting: Gui Griebler, Lucas Stirling
Directed by Elliott Sellers and Erik Ferguson the new music video collaboration between ZHU and NERO takes you to the digital purgatory
Sharon Lock, Head of Design Studio and Creative Director, of the work: "Creating the OFFF CDMX titles has been such an incredible and challenging experience for us all, and I'd like to thank Hector Ayuso for the opportunity to be part of such an iconic event. I'm really humbled that a complete indulgence of everything I love has been pulled together into a single piece of work by such a talented team of artists.
The team has learnt so much in such a short space of time, and it is testament to their dedication and commitment, working above and beyond in their own time, that we've managed to create such a beautiful sequence. I'm honoured that it has been for OFFF, whose creative integrity we've all admired for years."
Concept and Direction: Sharon Lock
Design Director: Stephen Goalby
Lead Design and Edit: Steven Kelly
Art Direction and Design: Dan Herlihy
Fire dress modelling: Alice Roseberry-Haynes
Houdini FX: Deniz Cinar
Colourist: Steffan Perry
Audio: Jon Dix (jondix.tumblr.com/)
"Xavier Monney is the 23-year-old designer from Lausanne, Switzerland whose work caught our eye due to his refreshing but incredibly impressive manipulations of type. Xavier combines animation and typography to create three-dimensional experiments, often incorporating some form of optical illusion."
Our friend "Anna Radchenko and Edgar Dubrovskiy team up to bring to life this sombre yet vibrant film. Encompassing rhythm and beauty, the scene is set around Jessica Louise transformed by the smooth makeup of Yulia Yurchenko. Haunting and unforgettable, the poetic composition is round off with comely muted styles by Hiroshi Goto and Dior under the supervision ofCamille Marchand." via Shön!
‘лазер (laser)’ sees Russian dancer Maria Kochetkova navigate a world of floating light, dancing through lasers with emotive and precise choreography.
In a previous collaboration with director Tarik Abdel-Gawad (vimeo.com/96030980), Kochetkova danced within inches of a robotic camera precisely choreographed to capture her every move. In this film, Kochetkova navigates a world of floating light in a unique improvisation between dancer and environment.