Melania Brescia creates self-portraits in a way of Phoenix bird, resurrecting from ashes each time she takes a camera and ignites imagination. Born in the southern part of Andalusia heart - Malaga, she moved to US but took the medieval fire of Spanish cultural melting pot with her.
The work of fine artist Samuel de Mare is in a perpetual state of flux. His paintings constantly change focus, taking different paths through a scene to try to capture his intention. Following the frustrations and decisions within his process becomes part of the joy.
As a part of new season campaign for London Symphony Orchestra, duo Alexa Sirbu and Lukas Vojir created a film driven by motion capture of Sir Simon Rattle. Expressing the enormous power and complexity of the orchestra and tracing it back to a single seed.
Kitt Bennett is a Melbourne based artist, specialising in illustration and murals. He paints large illustrative murals on the ground. The almost literal “street” art is best seen from a bird’s eye view and features people, objects, and skeletons that contort around their respective spaces as if they fell from the sky.
“Aakash Nihalani is known for his illusionist interventions that push the boundaries between two and three dimensions. Though he started off using using tape to form ephemeral installations, in the last few years Nihalani has moved into more permanent territory, working with wood and metal to form free-standing and wall-mounted sculptures.”
“South Korean artist Kwang Young Chun wraps tiny geometric packages in paper and combines them into massive wall-mounted and freestanding assemblages. Each composition is composed of thousands of individual mulberry paper parcels, carefully toned with tea and pigment and including the abstracted characters that allude to the paper’s origins as old documents. The works, which Chun refers to as ‘agreggations’, feature gradations in color and smooth craters within their highly textured surfaces.”
Shane O’Malley is an Irish artist who has emerged from Ireland’s vibrant graffiti subculture. He works in the mediums of paint, murals and art installations, creates art workshops and corporate art projects. Originally from Navan, Shane now resides in Galway city and has exhibited and painted nationally and internationally.
“Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Hem (previously) paints stylised scenes of solitary figures caught in moments of motion, introspection, and reverence. While integrated into their surroundings through carefully modulated color palettes, the figures’ floating poses and distant expressions suggest a dreamlike state. In an artist statement, Hem cites an early interest in graffiti as informing his current narrative style, which he creates with a combination of gouache, oil, and acrylic paint.”
A new short film titled FILTRATE imagines a future completely saturated with technology, where post-human figures interact using rune-like symbols on immersive social media platforms. The film, directed by Mishka Kornai, was created in the public spaces of Montréal’s underground Metro transit system.
It’s been a while since our last review of Roman’s conceptual CG renders of futuristic buildings. No wonder if only in a matter of few decades we see them in all glory, flesh and bones or any other space material. I bet you giggled but why not? Take a look:
Kokosmos is a purely visual, experimental piece inspired by space and our fascination with the unknown. A surreal fantasy, aimed to extend our perception of reality by letting us wonder over the existence of a higher being and our connection with her.
Shot in Moscow by the award-winning director and photographer Anna Radchenko, Kokosmos is a tribute to Russia’s infatuation with space.
Somewhere between a fashion film, a music piece and an experimental video, Kokosmos embraces reality and extends it through magical realism by visually answering the question: what if? The video is Radchenko’s first piece combining CGI with real footage, a direction that she is looking to explore with her future productions.
Kokosmos is a collaboration with model Yana Dobroliubova, recognised for her striking and ethereal looks which break away from traditional beauty standards. Inspired by Dobroliubova’s unearthly aesthetic, as well as Japanese manga artist Shintaro Kago, Radchenko expresses our constant need to explore and search by focusing on the concept of the all-seeing eye.
The music and sound was custom made specifically for this piece. Collaborating with creative music and sound design duo Playhead, they worked with the London-based singer songwriter Alyusha Chagrin to create an otherworldly-sounding language to fit the scenario.
Similarly, the choice of clothing and make-up is also meant to fit with post-soviet space theme; Radchenko brings in elements of folklore by specifically selecting Russian fashion designers and sticking to a neon color palette featuring bright shades of green and purple.
“Blending 3D printing, a love for sustainability and collaborations with some of the most creative makers, OTHR has created a stunning collection of modern, everyday items”
Perpetuum Calendar by OTHR x Yonoh Studio
Connection Vessel by Philippe Malouin x OTHR
Hyper-realistic artist, CJ Hendry, is bringing her 6th solo exhibition: RORSCHACH to Brooklyn through April 21. Known for her iconic black and white pen drawings of pop culture objects, is furthering her exploration of color and abstract forms.
During the exhibit, guests will navigate through a 3,000 square foot bounce house that features padded walls and floors to feel like an old school insane asylum. The bounce house has taken over a year to plan, cut and sew to fit the Dumbo space perfectly. With 6 blowers standing 14-foot-high, the bounce house can accommodate up to 100 people at a time.
RORSCHACH : 10th – 21st April
10am – 9pm
202 Plymouth Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn
Tickets $10 – only available upon entry
Young award-winning creative designer and illustrator from Costa Rica - Marv Castillo took an Instagram challenge few month ago to come up with an ink illustration a day. During the “Inktober” he created 31 artworks featuring the visual representation of a random character and associated word and by this created the “Alternate Dictionary”