Boolean as in computer-aided design are called operations of subtraction, intersection, and union
Russian artist Andrey Kasay better known as Flakonkishochki released a series of animations dedicated to a procrastinating person - Ziber
"Ziber this is cartoon about a man that has nothing but want to succeed with minimal effort. He wants love and weasel and trying to live within system but is constantly faced with impenetrable stupidity. The series is based on true story, of course," - says author
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Perm-based Russian street artist Aleksey Ilkaev better known as ilkaif and was quite famous locally for his significant "sad face" graffiti he placed around the town since 2011. The story of his "sad faces" based on Ural's poetics and romanticised harshness of life in the region.
"After 18 months of hard work in the studio, the Italian artist Angelo Musco is ready to to share his ‘Aaru’— a the culmination of many photo shoots and hours in the studio. being the artist’s medium, the human body is the basis of the new work."
"The word ‘Aaru’ comes from Egyptian mythology and represents an eternal paradise, a lush oasis for eternity. The ancient Egyptians believed that after death they had a dangerous journey through the underworld to the hall of final judgment where the ‘weighing of the heart’ was executed before they could continue onto the paradise of Aaru."
Sweden food retailer Axfood approached SNASK studio to create their new campaign "Food2030" - an initiative that urge a joint effort between consumers, business and politicians to work together to ensure sustainability.
"We started out by creating the identity with the hashtag as the initiative logo and colors and typography. After that we used groceries from the different categories of Ecological, Swedish, Vegetarian and Frozen and created headlines to be used in the campaign as well as printed material. The end result was very appreciated and the initiative is still as important and current as ever. We still need to change our behavior for a sustainable future."
Photography by Mattias Lindbäck
Food styling by Ylva Bergqvist
The Puddles came from my desire to make work that at first glance feels mundane and unassuming, a candid situation you wouldn’t immediately regard as or associate with an art experience,” said Austin. “I’d hoped that in this way they would gently present themselves as yet another detail of your natural environment, before then unfurling with a kind of subtle and surprising magic — an extraordinary quality that you have to grapple with for a moment before facing it with any criticality."
When digital meets physical anything can happen and Stokholm based duo Anny Wang & Tim Söderström managed to push their screen art into the real world
"Transitional Speculation is Wang & Söderström’s first major exhibition in Stockholm and “is the first time where we have a platform where we can showcase a broader perspective of our works,” says Tim. “With additional works, both digital and physical, the foundation of our practice which originates in the physical world, is more comprehensible.” In its combination of the unexpected and twisted familiar, the exhibition aims to create an “experience of something ostensibly well-known, something one recognises from the real world that suddenly feels warped,” adds Anny. “Where a small detail makes you question what you are seeing and by extension, how you are perceiving the world.”
"The piece symbolizes the timelessness of the off-road legend and makes a conscious reference to the natural phenomenon of insects preserved in amber. With it, the german auto manufacturer wants to portray through an art piece that these characteristics have been handed down from generation to generation, making it the perfect symbol for the premier of the classic’s newest version."
A short movie directed by Vladimir Faraday is an attempt to look at familiar places in a new way. "How may The Red Square or Gorky Park look when nobody is around? When a motion of the city is stopped and everything seems so unreal and strange. Time is no longer measured in minutes. The stars are now visible even in daylight."
Vladimir Faraday (alias real name is Vladimir Petrushin) is Moscow based Director and Director of Photography. Highly creative and dedicated Cinematographer with an excellent record of film production service. Vladimir has extensive experience on TV. Since 14 he is working on TV as journalist, cameraman and editor. During this time he also made several successful doc movies as Director and DP. Currently he works as Director and DP.
Director, DP, Editor: Vladimir Faraday
Cast: Nikita Ryumshin, Anastasia Kochetkova
Music: Analog Heart - Heartbeats
Laura is a 1990 born [self-] portrait-artist from Southern Germany. Besides photographing projects she teaches workshops, gives inspirational talks and travels to all over the world – always searching for magical places and special light. It’s her clear visual language, the power of telling stories and showing raw, honest emotions in her photographs that makes her work stand out. She is convinced that photography is a type of therapy that gives you the ability to heal yourself and others.
It is merely the first time we see adequate attempt of applying some identification to the most unpredictable and trending country in the world - mother Russia. "A team of five designers has created a new brand identity for Russia’s tourism board, using a logo that references the country’s cultural history and geography. Employing the aesthetics of Suprematism, an art movement coined by Russian artist Kasimir Malevich that featured abstract compositions of bold geometric shapes, the logo uses such shapes in the form of a map of Russia. An important, avant-garde era of Russian culture, not least thanks to its ties to the revolution, the design team says it used Suprematist techniques because – in its time – it “personified advanced thinking” in the country, and is still associated with Russia around the world." says It's Nice That
The new brand identity was selected via competition within Russia, to which anyone could apply. From 480 logos and 600 slogans, 30 were developed and ten presented for public vote before a jury selected the winner. You can see these shortlisted designs here
A creative duo of Aleksei Ivanovsky and Andrei Keske are launching a new app – w1d1, that has a very specific and at the same time very abstract promise – to make you more creative.
Based somewhere in between London, Moscow and Tbilisi, the team is trying to create an environment, that would help you make creative acts – the main currency of the app. The creators of the app have worked extensively together, and, as they say, saw how transformative the creative activities can be with their own eyes.
The central idea is very simple – you get one task a day, the task challenges your creative skills, rather then actual skills of drawing or photography, and you do it in a group so as to see how other people react the the same challenge.
In a faraway Estonian camp for teenagers, they did exactly what they are trying to replicate in the mobile environment – give a person a daily creative task, and a team of like minded people to do it with. «I saw how a shy teenager, that was mumbling something about how she’s not cut of for this and how uncreative and uninteresting she is, was transformed in a matter of weeks into a self confident artistic being, who has shot a dozen short films, put up a theatre play and made a contemporary art installation» – says Andrei – «That is exactly the process we tried to replicate in our app – to make you feel empowered by creating»
Both coming from Russia, and having had an extensive career together, they treat the very act of creating an app as an art project. «The whole process is very poetic – says Aleksei, – we come up with new ideas daily and go around in circles building upon each others’ concept, the shared history allows us to do it almost without saying a word. This weird blend of technical and design skill that we both possess and multiply in each other is probably the main driving force behind the app, without that we would be just making another boring social network, but it feels that we can achieve something much more artistic with this one.»
Actually the two have pulled off just that some time ago – they shook up the russian media landscape with the revolutionary w-o-s.ru project, that became the most experimental media platform ever to exist in russian internet. Having closed in 2015, it still has a surprising influence how the field of russian new media looks.
Already a year into the process of building the app, Aleksei found the very same concept behind it in the works of Russian literary scholar Viktor Shklovsky – an important underground figure of early XX century.
Shkovsky writes in his early book “Art as technique” : ”Habitualization devours work, clothes, furniture, one's wife, and the fear of war. "If the whole complex lives of many people go on unconsciously, then such lives are as if they had never been." And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony. The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and no tas they are known.
The technique of art is to make objects "unfamiliar," to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged. Art is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object: the object is not important…”
The test version is already available at w1d1.com and the international public launched is to be announced in mid 2019.
Arthur Brouthers is well known in the world of social media as a pioneer of an abstract fluid painting technique that achieves cellular like separations, with the use of acrylic paints and other chemical agents. In his figurative works, these unconventional methods are used as bottom layers or the “skins” of his subjects. Arthur uses anywhere from 4 to 15 layers of clear resin between layers of acrylic paint, pigmented inks, and spray paint to show depth, giving a 3D effect.
Last time I visited OFFF festival I took an hour to find the earlier gem in Gaudi's architectural masterpieces - a summer home for real-estate broker Manel Vicens i Montaner. Heavily influenced by "Mudejar" style. Hence it was still under renovation, and I am happy to find out now that it is opened to public in 2018.
Casa Vicens marks the first time Gaudí utilized an orientalist style, mixing together Hispano-Arabic inspiration. This was a style of architecture that completely breaks with the norm of the period. Not only does this house mark Gaudí's coming of age, being his first major work of architecture, but it also represents the flowering of Catalan modern architecture.
The film, financed by the artist himself, seeks to re-enact the fictional backstory behind the divisive show went in Venice last year (see full coverage)
According to the 90-minute mockumentary, the vast Venice spectacle was not the 52-year-old artist’s highly anticipated comeback exhibition, which took 10 years and cost a reported $65 million to produce.
Instead, the film suggests the show was the debut presentation of long-lost treasure discovered by a team of archaeologists and divers off the coast of east Africa. The trove—so the story goes—had been assembled during the 1st or 2nd centuries by a former slave turned voracious collector, Cif Amotan II (an anagram, it turns out, for “I am fiction”).
Exploration seems to be a human compulsion, so I wanted to tell a little story in the form of a visual essay, with a few images that can each convey an emotion related to Explore, showing a progression, going from Footsteps on a trail, climbing, looking at the skies, travellling through the void of space and in the end turning to meditation, completing a full circle.
Japanese artist Toru Kurokawa sculpts improbable liquid and biological shapes from a variety of ceramic materials. What begins life as a mere lump of clay, the artist molds and carves into artworks that appear like arrays of honeycomb, undulating coral, or dripping stalactites. Last year Kurokawa had a solo show with Sokyo Gallery titled The Savage Math, and you can see more of his work on Artsy