Two brothers JP and Mike Andrews settled on a life-changing trip leaving harsh UK life behind and spent a year in a wild Australian main lands. They continued hunting extraordinary among ordinary around the world making their aerial photography a masterpiece of composition caught in time.
How do you feel when you see a synthetic version of yourself?
In Future You, you are faced with a unique reflection of your potential, synthetic self. Starting as a primitive form, it learns from your movements to adapt, suggesting an agile, superior version of you. This artwork evolves, creating a new visual response for each visitor, generating 47,000 possible variations.
Commissioned by The Barbican, London for the entrance of the exhibition AI: More Than Human, open 16 May through 26 August 2019.
New work from Chris Labrooy. The irreverent meets the sublime in this animated short film that follows an all star automotive cast from around the world. Elegant british classics mixed with Inflatable german auto’s and chopped up American metal
Carpet as landscapes, and landscapes as carpets. A new film for DESSO directed by Thomas Traum as part of their “HUMAN FASCINATION” campaign. Four types of carpets were matched to four landscapes with four characters exploring these landscapes. Additionally, CG artefacts provide a visual link between both worlds, the carpets and the landscapes.
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.
Lee Broom draws a parallel between the 18th century and present-day social attitudes in his latest lighting installation, Park Life, for Space Furniture.
We’ve been following Lee’s carrier path since his debut on London Design scene more than 10 years ago. Attracted by the way he works with light and materials we can’t skip his recent milestone “a whirlwind tour of the Indo Pacific with Space Furniture, his exclusive retailer in Australia, touching down in Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand“
“And so 2019 marks Lee Broom’s second visit to Australia, and the Park Life installation sees it become an unforgettable moment in time for all”
Park Life draws on the very British history of the Pleasure Garden, at its most popular in the 18th century.
“Conceptually, Park Life draws on the very British history of the Pleasure Garden, at its most popular in the 18th century. According to Lee, they were typically places for the aristocracy and the middle class to see music, art, fashion and dine and drink. Like an architectural display, they were designed with miniature waterways, mazes and pagodas. Although it was a period of high culture they became infamous for facilitating debauchery.” - continue reading on @habitusliving
“Biff is a multi-faceted illustrator, designer and creative personality. A limitless imagination and diverse skill-set not only enable him to champion a brief but also stand him in great stead for generating impulsive projects and original ideas. His relaxed yet distinctive and on-point style has won him clients from all over the world, and his ever-expanding use of new tools and media is a testament to his versatility and professionalism. Inspired by every aspect of the world around him. Biff's creations are fresh, current, comedic and instilled with immeasurable character." - Emily Beeson, Young Gold Teeth.
As a small tradition we share the most beautiful New Year Countdown Firework that’s taking place in London every year. “London is Open” is a new campaign for this multi-cultural melting pot went as a red line during the show last night.
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Butler is a Nigerian born, London based multidisciplinary artist whose practice focuses on the intentional removal of informational excess through a subtle, minimalistic approach. His work fixates on the significance of clarity in content, while upholding an uncompromising attitude towards achieving figurativism in a minimalistic art form. Butler grasps at the purity of objects in their rawest form, depicting just how possible it is to dissect the physical personality, without eliminating the elementary aspects of allure that many contemporary individuals relate to.
FIRMAVERA is the artistic practice of Natalia Romanova, based in London. Her product design ethos stems from her soviet childhood’s constructivist heritage and her experience as an industrial designer. She is influenced by an appreciative knowledge of engineering and industrial processes as well as the radical honesty of utilitarian and brutalism architecture.
The unpretentious beauty found in these disciplines informs her artistic practice which expands into experimentation through shape and perception. The frequent use of ceramics is a suitable canvas to convey a truthfulness to material while elevating the functional aesthetic into objects that are celebrations of that raw utopian vision.
Exposed overstructures, pattern repetitions and modularity hint at mass-production techniques and a brutalist rejection of ornaments. Ethical and functional intentions incidentally become malleable materials. The objects of FIRMAVERA are therefore playing with the notion of form and function, reconsidering their relationship in order to question the traditional norm of beauty.
This innovative art project by Leni Dothan was prompted by the desire to raise a stronger awareness towards the invisible enemy that is air pollution. Together with the Chemistry department of UCL, Leni created these photographs on 200 Portland stones using London’s air pollution
Texts by Marine Tanguy MTArt Agency
This project is a perfect conceptual and chemical symbiosis between science and art, aiming for awareness and a response to air pollution through public art in between London and Portland Isle. During the b-side biennale, the artist will transform the Verne High Angle Battery into a rehab centre for air polluted sculptures made in London.
These sculptures will be the outcome of an ongoing research based collaboration with Dr. Raul Quesada-Cabrera, expert in photochemistry at UCL, prof. Andrea Sella and Sana Ali. Together, they developed a pollution-reactive material in UCL’s Chemistry lab.
Leni Dothan will bring these polluted sculptures to Portland for them to be cleaned while on display at the Verne High Angle Battery for nine days. The audience will witness the colour changes on the sculptures as the artworks react to a healthier context. The sculptures will become a powerful tool for public awareness towards the growing issue that is air pollution, especially in cities.
About Marine Tanguy MTArt Agency
Founded in 2015, MTArt is the first artist agency in the world for the world’s most exciting up and coming visual artists. While the art world concentrates on selling art on walls, the agency focuses on investing and supporting the artists. Every month, the agency reviews 200 portfolios of artists. Its selection committee select artists with innovative techniques, inspiring content and strong visions.
For the artists who sign with the agency, MTArt covers their studio costs, sells their works, implement cultural & commercial partnerships and offers press exposure. This is how the agency accelerates their artistic reputation, visibility and success.
UPDATE: Maldives authorities are destroying it now (Sep, 2018)
The Coralarium is a 200-ton tidal building filled with sculptures, creating a partially submerged gallery in the Maldives.
British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has once again left his mark on the environment with a stunning new installation. Created for the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Coralarium is a semi-submerged art gallery filled with nearly 30 sculptures that will act as a habitat for coral and other marine species (via MyModernMet)
The Sculpture Coralarium is situated in the centre of the largest developed coral lagoon in the Maldives, on the island resort of Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi. The artwork by Jason deCaires Taylor is a semi-submerged tidal gallery space that exhibits a series of sculptural artworks on the skyline, inter-tidal waterline and seabed. As world's first semi submerged tidal Art Gallery it is cube shaped, six metres tall, with its front façade submerged up to median tide of three metres. The design of the walls is based on natural coral structures and is porous to allow the tides, current and marine life to pass through and the structure to “breathe” within its location
These human-machine interactions from Universal Everything are inspired by the Hype Cycle trend graphs produced by Gartner Research, a valiant attempt to predict future expectations and disillusionments as new technologies come to market.
Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Animation: Joe Street
Sound Designer: Simon Pyke (Freefarm)
Senior Producer: Greg Povey
Motion Capture: Nick Dulake, Ursula Ankeny (Sheffield Hallam University)
Dancer: Tamar Draper
Choreographer: TC Howard
London-based CG artist Peter Tarka shares his personal visual artworks done in between of heavy commercial projects. In his works he explores the interaction between real and surreal, physical and digital. We'd like to see his work in real made with the help of 3D printers to feel in the full the "phygital" nature of his experiments