Kinetic Sculptures x Fashion Stitching x Long Live McQueen
“Eric’s approach to figuration is both beautiful and disturbing. Whether expressed blatantly or in a subtler manner, his work attempts to tap into those realities and dimensions that exist beyond the fringe of our perception. Referencing found imagery (often that of 40′s era Hollywood), his own photographs and his unpredictable imagination, he creates “paintings about films about dreams about the neighbors.”
(via artist a day)
“The work I am currently making is an intervention into found images through embroidery, cutting, and collaging. The images I use are from women’s high fashion magazines and pornographic images found on the internet. These make up the basis of most of my work although I am starting to explore newspaper imagery as well. My main concern as an artist is how one responds to the mass of imagery in the world.Altering these is central to a lot of my work.”
(write up via embroidery as art)
“As “Savage Beauty,” a retrospective of Alexander McQueen’s astonishing and provocative work, opens at the Costume Institute, creative director Sarah Burton shares with Sarah Mower her memories of working at the late designer’s side.”
(Detail of Zorro Colorado)
“Studied at Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey, CEDIM (Monterrey, Mexico) and EINA, Escola de Disseny i Art (Barcelona, Spain). Their work indicates an aesthetic fantasy, romantic and sometimes bittersweet, filled with organic elements that seem to have their own life and that often go beyond the two-dimensional element to fit three-dimensional forms such as popular art toy phenomenon.
She is imposed on the vector surface which feels under his generation, his work is particularly strong in the drawing, on paper, in the excitement of color and subtle line that dialogue with his characters. Create atmosphere and fed one by one, goes through the design, which permeates his work cleaning, balance and sometimes a elegant disorder. Violeta is a strong inspiration in music, in tendences like Rococo, also contemporary artists like Mark Ryden, James Jean, special universes of Leonora Carrington, and elements of nature.”
“Amanda Visell’s fine art career sprouted from continuing failure. A high school drop out and Cal Arts reject, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in traditional animation eventually finding her way to stop motion animation as a designer and sculptor, working on stylized projects for shows like The Simpsons and the feature film Elf. The challenge of mastering new tools and techniques in this medium taught her to be able to visualize her own style. She has been exhibiting her paintings and sculptures internationally since 2005 including Disneyland USA and has created a thriving world of characters as designer toys.”
“Our dreams are your nightmares”
“Papirmasse is a magazine, piece of art, and social experiment all rolled into one. With writing on the back and art on the front, we’re a pulp novel cum gallery visit. We walk the line between highbrow and lowbrow. We’re no-brow. And we arrive in the mail monthly.
$60 for 12 art prints. Yes: only $5 a month. Why? Because art is for everybody!”
“My art comes from an urge to explore. I like the countryside. I like a good view. And once I’m face to face with a lovely scenery, I feel immediately tempted to find out what it’s concealing. The dark goings-on behind the façade of nature, you might say, or the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom.
To imagine and express this, I usually tap the lines linking religious icon art, renaissance painting and comic culture. I am particularly thrilled by the kind of spiritual terror you find expressed in the paintings of the old Flemish masters, and I’m trying to find out what happens when you apply that mood to the serene and harmless world of rural folk art.”