“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”
Alejandro Garcia is a modern day child of Picasso and Kandinsky living in the land of colour - Mexico. Beside abstract lines-splashes-dots exploration she creates capsule collaborations for fashion brands that are obviously stick to her sense of form and colour. No doubts it is a win-win situation for both sides having artist developing her skills and industry catching their audience with bright patterns.
“Slow Lens is the newest piece from French artist Vincent Leroy, who often explores optics and light in his large-scale installation work. The piece is suspended from above, and a network of curved, translucent lenses distorts the viewer’s perspective. Displayed en plein air, the connected lenses slowly rotate and ofter multiplied visions of the surrounding environment. Leroy installed and documented Slow Lens in various locations around Paris, including in highway lanes that were vacant due to pollution-induced city traffic restrictions.” via @Colossal
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid, @JR is creating a collaborative piece of art on the scale of the Napoleon Court. Three years after having made the Pyramid disappear, the street artist is about to bring a new light to the famed monument by realizing a gigantic collage.
Hurry up as it life only this weekend 30-31 March, 2019 - register on jraulouvre.net
Trained architect Maja Wrońska uses most of her talents in watercolour drawings of beautiful cities she visits
“COMPANION, a 121-foot-long inflatable sculpture by street artist @KAWS, launched today at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The reclined, monochrome figure is the largest to date for the American artist, with recent previous iterations of the project installed at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, and on Seokchon Lake in Seoul, South Korea. The figure was purposefully designed to be in a peaceful repose, its crossed-out eyes gazing at the sky above.”
The work was launched by Hong Kong-based creative studio AllRightsReserved for the annual Hong Kong Arts Month, and will continue to occupy the harbor until March 31, 2019