Archive for the ‘ART’ Category
Check out theis amazing “falling garden” by by swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Joerg Lenzlinger.
“The Doge (Mocenigo) needed a church so as to be able to have a monumental tomb built for himself, the church (San Staë) needed a saint so as to be able to be built, the saint (San Eustachio) needed a miracle so as to be pronounced a saint, the miracle needed a stag in order to be seen, and we built the garden for the reindeer. The visitors lie on the bed above the doge’s gravestone, and the garden thinks for them.”
OTHER WORKS BY GERDA AND JOERG LENZLINGER
La Maison Rouge Paris
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,Kanazawa (Japan)
Series with 30 pictures,
James Yang has received over 200 hundred awards for design and illustration excellence since graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1983. His work has appeared in some of the most prestigious trade publications including Communication Arts, Print Magazine… He’s definitely one of the illustrators you must check out!
Genevieve Dionne lives and works in Vancouver. She spends her better days drawing, screen printing, sewing, eating vegetarian poutine, writing letters, and making art that looks like craft. Bittersweet Genevieve evolved out of a desire to combine art, craft, and the everyday. This micro business strives to set new parameters in the way people express themselves through apparel, while simultaneously incorporating remnants of a previous era in the form of ephemera and vintage fabrics.
a recent installation by dutch artist and designer simon heijdens nature is become rare. even the trees we see in our cities are planned and managed. Projected onto a façade in the centre of berlin (checkpoint charlie), the ‘tree’ is an intervention that questions the role of nature in the built environment. Sensors pick up the movement of passers by and changes in the weather. Virtual branches sway to real wind.
digital leaves fall to the sounds of the city street. Throughout the installation the tree becomes barer and barer, creating an ongoing image of human activity.
I went talking to Catalina Estrada, an artist born and raised in Medellín, Colombia. There she graduated in Graphic Design. Seven years ago she decided to travell to Europe, and stayed in Paris for a wilde, then moved to Barcelona where she graduated in Plastic Arts. Today she is a freelance designer and illustrator and she also teaches illustration at IDEP in BCN.
Coxi: How did you started? How have you realised you wanted to become an artist?
Catalina: I´ve always loved painting and drawing, I don´t know if I realised I wanted to become an artist, I just started doing what I liked and try to enjoy the whole process, worked a lot like crazy, got obsessed with images, colors, and above everything I tried to make real all the ideas that came to my mind, and now it´s like I´m doing what I love the most and even better I´m getting payed for it.
Coxi: What was the biggest influence in your work untill today?
Catalina: Many things have influenced my work, however I guess my mother´s usage of color is one of the greatests influences in what I do, every wall in her house is painted with a different color, she has beautiful objects that she collects all over the place, and she´s got a really personal and original sense of beauty.
Coxi: Tell me a little bit about your artistic path.
Catalina: I was born and raised in Colombia, there I graduated in graphic design. 7 years ago I moved to Barcelona and studied Fine Arts specialized in Lithography. I began to focus on illustration a couple of years ago and I also altern it with my personal art projects and that´s what I´ve been doing lately and I feel really happy about it !
Coxi: What are your main goals when you create?
Catalina: Feel proud of what I create …
Coxi: Were do you get inspiration?
Catalina: Music is one of my greatest sources of inspiration, I listen to songs and I want to create a new piece, mostly anything that´s emotional, also movies, books, folk art, etc…
Coxi: Do you rule by any tendency in your creative work, or you only follow what comes in your mind?
Catalina: I guess I mostly follow what comes in my mind and in my heart
Coxi: Designers/Artists you admire?
Catalina: All pre-raphaelites, all arts and crafts artists, many folk artis from latin america, art nouveau artists, modernist, among many others.
Coxi: How is your work environement?
Catalina: I work at home, I share one of the rooms with my very talented husband (who by the way helps me a lot with everything I do and I couldn´t live without him), and we have a small studio here, we have two big tables with two big screens ( I just bought a very big screen) and that´s it basicly. I have most part of the studio taken with boxes, prints, more boxes, painting stuff, sometimes is a mess but mostly it´s a very nice place.
Coxi: What is your favourite piece of art that you have at home? old or recently bought…
Catalina: I´ll take the pictures of it so that you can see it. (“We’ll be waiting!!!”)
Coxi: What is your bedside table book at the moment?
Catalina: I have like a pile of books waiting for me to read them, I don´t know why I´m reading many at the same time so I never seem to finish none, but at the moment I have all this in my bedside table:
Coxi: Are you living your ideal lifestyle?
Catalina: Absolutely, I just wish I had a bit more time to travel more.
Coxi: What haven’t you done yet that you definitely want to try someday?
Catalina: Live in a house near the sea.
Moleskine is the legendary book used by European artists and thinkers for the past two centurys. You can be a designer, stylist, architect or even a doctor, but who hasn’t had an idea and because it wasn’t wrote it was forgotten? The Moleskine pocket notebooks are for all those situations, for every time you are in a coffee or a museum and you just need to write something or just make a simple scketch. After some hi-tech productions they are back again traditional as somethings should be.
Richard May has produced hundreds of illustrations for a diverse range of editorial and publishing clients such as Time, Ray Gun, Wired, The Independent, The Guardian, New Scientist, Vogue Pelle, Vogue Korea, Random House and Time Warner Books. Today he is a proeminent artist with a recognised work. Check out his online portfolio
The borough of Delfshaven, Rotterdam, asked Florentijn Hofman to come up with a plan for a block of derelict buildings, wich would be eventualy demolished. The agreement with the neighbourhood was that the block would remain blue as long as there wasn’t a new plan for the area. This was once one of the most unseen blocks of houses in Rotterdam, and by applying a layer of only two micron of blue paint into it, it became Rotterdam’s most photographed one…
Check out one of the hottest illustrators at the moment, Thomas Schostock a german artist who is seeing its work recognised everywhere.
Illustrator Silja Goetz offers up a slew of absolutely great illustrations, ink drawings, and some truly amazing pieces of collage. Check out her work…
Jacqueline is a art mxed media artist based in the United States with a great work.. She has been creating art for over twenty years, and passed through many styles, and ways of producing, but now, I believe her work is getting even better then it was.. This work (photo above) is called “Super Hero”, and I believe it has a very significant meaning.. It’s gorgeous! You can purchase her work online here.
For those that doesn’t know her yet, she is Ana Ventura, a Portuguese illustrator based in Lisbon and with an amaizing and recognised work! She creates the most beautifull “papelsonagens”, in english paperdolls that are one of the big hits in the arts and internet world! You can see a bit more of her work here and here. She also writes her own blog in portuguese. You can purchase her art online by contacting her through email.
What does street art means?? Street art is art created in public places, often without permission. Street art is made in a number of mediums, including stencils, stickers, posters, paint, and sculpture. In mathematical, political, criminal, and philosophical terms, streetart is a subset of graffiti. So for those who are trully lovers of street art, here is the ultimate meca for you, Streetsy, a street art hunting website with daily updates on the subject.