Polish artist Jacek Yerka graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, specializing in printmaking and began working as an artist in 1980.
His 4siders series could be one of the most fascinating to observe, as each image portrays four different scenes.
Although she has a tiny studio, Seoul based artist, JeeYoung Lee has a limitless and surreal imagination. In her 3 x 6 meter room, she managed to create this materialised “world” that came from her desires. The scenes have always has hand-made props, without any post-shoot digital edit of the images she takes.
This installation is called “Snowflake” and was created by the designer Tokujin Yoshioka who previously worked for Hermes, for their window display design. This time, Kartell has engaged him to do this amazing project for their flagship store in Milan. He was able to recreate the feeling and atmosphere of winter and snow through his installation made entirely from transparent acrylic prism rods.
Anastasia Radevich is of Belarusian origin but a Montreal-based shoe designer who looks at the world in a different and courageous way. She is inspired by the work of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen (she was hired by him when she appeared at his studio door) and she collaborated with well-know brands as Zara, Aldo and shoe designers like Nicholas Kirkwood.
An awkward series of products that will never exist in this form suggesting wine glasses with side opening, closed at the front end tablespoons, open rubber boots or umbrellas made of concrete – the “guilty” for all of these is the architect Katerina Kamprani. She tries to imagine creatively terrible products – items that would be somehow functional (maybe), but an absolute pain for the actual user. The ongoing series is called “The Uncomfortable.” Enjoy!
The shadow art of Italian artist Fabrizio Corneli is the result of carefully calculated projections of light. Using mathematics to produce each visually compelling and mind-boggling piece of work, Corneli gives life to his seemingly simple, geometric wall extensions with light. He poignantly says, “Light is energy which creates forms.”
Whether Corneli’s piece is a folded sheet of copper casting the negative space of an intricate scene, a suspended triangular lantern expelling a burst of light in the silhouette of a man with outstretched arms, or a few simple stick-like structures on a wall allowing shadows to create the defining contours of animal faces, they each utilize the power of light and shadow to form unforeseeable figures.
Li Hongbo’s sculptures will make you look twice. First glance you think they are carved from hard stone, but look again…Hongbo’s sculptures are nothing more than thousand’s of pieces of paper glued together!
Hongbo got his inspiration from Chinese paper toys that become unique shapes when they are pulled. He brought a few of the toys home and experimented to see how they worked.
The bust shown here is made from over 30,000 pieces of delicate paper glued together. He then uses an electric saw to carve the human shape.
Carlo Bernardini started out his career in the early 90′s with an abstract painting that concentrated on the dialectical relationship between line and monochrome, diversified moments of representative conception of space-light. He started using fiber optics in 1996, transforming dark spaces into abstract light environments. Most of his site-specific installations are based on triangular forms or similar geometric shapes.
The realization of Isay Weinfeld’s Casa Cubo is the mutual vision of the Brazilian architect and the home owners; two contemporary art collectors. Conceived from the belief that art should be shared, Casa Cubo is a lodging and support center to artists and the development of the arts, but with all necessary facilities to serve as a home.
The ultimate highlight of the space is the unexpected employment of art pieces scattered throughout the interiors. Artist Antony Gormley’s headless human-like sculptures carved from lead and fiberglass are secured into the ceiling, dangling by their necks. Custom furnishings, hand-stitched quilts, and bespoke railings all act as individual and unique art pieces within the gallery.
Jee Young Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation. For weeks and sometimes months, the young Korean artist works in the confines of her small 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio bringing to life worlds that defy all logic. In the middle of the sets you can always find the artist herself, as these are self-portraits but of the unconventional kind. Inspired by either her personal life or old Korean fables, they each have their own backstory, which of course, only adds to the intense drama.
The work of Georges Rousse, a French artist who has been creating his painted perspective installations in abandoned and soon-to-be demolished buildings since the 1980′s.Finding influence from Land Art as well as specific works like Suprametist painter Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square, Rousse pre-dates the modern trends of illusionistic installation, having perfected his trademark geometric style and his fondness for desolate locations decades ago. Upon selecting a site, Rousse goes about creating a unique angular perspective, that when photographed, compels the viewer to re-analyze their own surroundings, possibilities, transformations, and ultimately, Space.
Vince Hannemann has been collecting junk since 1989 and constructing a “cathedral” in his Austin, Texas, backyard. Now the city wants him to bring the landmark up to code. In the past year, the cathedral appeared in promotional materials for the People’s Gallery, a city-sponsored art exhibition meant to showcase Austin’s quirkiness and creative energy.
The Life of a Superhero is the name of a project by Swedish artist Andreas Englund. The project consists of some incredibly funny and photo realistic oil paintings documenting a Superhero in his day to day life; the ups, the downs, and the damn right hilarious. The series takes you through the life of this Superhero, from a toddler to an old man, and highlights the everyday struggles that can happen to the best of us.
Canadian illustrator Cris Delara is versatile and adaptable to a multitude of different styles, not only pinup girls designs. She has the vision, creativity and flexibility to interpret loose ideas into wonderfully detailed master pieces in Film, Video Games, Comics, Print and Digital Media. Enjoy!
Chinese artist Mu Boyan paints naked fat men, sometimes very big and sometimes flying through the air. Boyan has a Masters from the Sculpture department at the the central Academy of Fine Arts in China and we are glad we happened upon her work this morning!