Nicolas Holiber works in the middle of unwanted pieces of wood and thrown away shipping pallets. He also recycles feathers, nails and found objetcs. In his Brooklyn based studio, he creates instinctively from this magical chaos. The result is expressive, colorful mixed media sculptures representing portraits and busts of kings. One of the most emblematic ones, Goliath; from the famous tale David and Goliath is currently installed at Tribeca Park, in the heart of New York.
The sculptures come alive after being assembled, destructed and rebuilt. The process is the same each time, no exceptions. Nicolas Holiber creates from doing; with the intent of building beautiful things from a mess. Give him trash, reclaimed wood and a couple of nails and he will be able to come up with a bold, vibrant and stimulating piece of art. He will only be satisfied when he can look at the piece over and over without feeling the urge to retouch it. But beware, beautiful and finished doesn’t mean perfect. He doesn’t want anything to look too figurative. His work has to feel new and exciting. Otherwise, It just doesn’t work for him.
Until recently, the artist used to create for his own pleasure. He still does but he now shares his work by teaching sculpting classes, attending residencies (the next one is scheduled for Spring 2016 at Governor’s Island) and showing his work to the art scene.
The mouthpiece of the gaming generation, The Escapist aims to capture and celebrate the contemporary video gaming lifestyle and the diverse global video game culture by way of in-depth features, thought provoking articles and relevant columns authored by leading video game authorities, as well as cutting-edge video shorts, engaging forums and robust social media elements that incorporate the video gaming experience.
Fintan Magee is an Australian street artist known for his murals throughout Queensland and later in New South Wales. Magee was born in the NSW Town of Lismore. Magee grew up in Ipswich, Queensland and gained a reputation as a graffiti artist before obtaining a Fine Arts degree and moving to Sydney. He now works out of "The Tate Gallery" above the Toxteth Hotel in Glebe.
He received national acclaim for his mural depicting Felix Baumgartner in Brisbane.
Described as "Australia's Banksy", Magee's work is recognised for its lack of a political message, compared to other street artists, and its humour.
Along with other recognised street artists from around Australia, Magee contributed to Toowoomba's "First Coat" program
The business was set up in 2004 and has always specialised in two channel and cinema systems that the majority of people can afford. Several moves later the team now operate from their showroom and warehouse in Desborough, Northamptonshire – serving local customers and those throughout the UK and the Rest of the World.
Ripple Effect Images’ extraordinary team of journalists includes a MacArthur Genius fellow, Pulitzer Prize and National Humanities Medal winners, and an Emmy Award winning filmmaker. Click to meet the Ripple Effect Images Team.
Ripple Effect Images is a team of journalists dedicated to documenting the plight of poor women and girls around the world, and highlighting the programs that are helping to empower them, especially as they deal with the devastating effects of climate change. Working closely with scientists and NGOs to identify both the needs and the innovative programs that are helping women and girls, Ripple Effect journalists make strategic trips to document these programs. They then donate their photographs, video, and stories to the Ripple Effect Images Archive . This Archive is made available, at no cost, to our partner aid organizations and to policymakers who are working to help poor women as they deal with the tremendous challenges caused by climate change. The extraordinary Ripple Effect team includes a MacArthur Genius Fellow, as well as Pulitzer Prize, Emmy Award, and National Humanities Medal winners.
Ripple Effect’s mission is to raise awareness and funding to help empower women and girls in emerging nations around the world. We are currently working with NGOs, ambassadors, corporate leaders, and the State Department.
David Bordwell (born July 23, 1947) is an American film theorist and film historian. Since receiving his PhD from the University of Iowa in 1974, he has written more than fifteen volumes on the subject of cinema including Narration in the Fiction Film (1985),Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema (1988), Making Meaning (1989), and On the History of Film Style (1997).
With his wife Kristin Thompson, Bordwell wrote the introductory textbooks Film Art (1979) and Film History (1994). With aesthetic philosopher Noël Carroll, Bordwell edited the anthology Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies (1996), a polemic on the state of contemporary film theory. His largest work to date remains The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960 (1985), written in collaboration with Thompson and Janet Staiger. Several of his more influential articles on theory, narrative, and style were collected in Poetics of Cinema (2007), named in homage after the famous anthology of Russianformalist film theory Poetika Kino, edited by Boris Eikhenbaum in 1927.
Bordwell spent nearly the entirety of his career as a professor of film at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is currently the Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies, Emeritus in the Department of Communication Arts. Notable film theorists who wrote their dissertations under his advisement include Edward Branigan, Murray Smith, and Carl Plantinga. He and Thompson maintain the blog "Observations on film art" for their recent ruminations on cinema.
eL Seed is a ‘calligraffiti’ artist, a blend of the historic art of Arabic calligraphy and the modern art of graffiti, mixing street culture from Paris and Arabic history to poetic effect. Born to Tunisian parents in the suburbs of Paris, eL Seed spent his formative years juggling different cultures, languages, and identities. Today eL Seed’s pieces have developed out of two worlds colliding, with these two cultures clashing and blending into one another, to form a new identity, a unique mark and a distinctive style.
eL Seed uses intricate composition in his work to call not only on the words and their meaning, but also on their movement, which ultimately lures the viewer into a different state of mind. Working primarily with subjects that seem contradictory, eL Seed’s art reflects the reality of mankind and the world we live in today.
In mid-2012 eL Seed completed his largest piece to date, in the southern Tunisian city of Gabes, a 47 metre high minaret on the Jara mosque, spreading the message of unity. In 2013, he went on to leave his unique and one of a kind mark in Qatar, when he was commissioned by the Qatar Museums Authority to paint tunnels in Doha on Salwa Road. eL Seed sought out the help of the local community to create 52 individual pieces of art for the tunnel walls. More recently in the summer of 2013 in Paris, eL Seed took part in La Tour Paris 13, the largest collective street art exhibition in the world.
The ‘Plasticiens Volants’ are a street theatre company. Who, with their extraordinary flying inflatables creatures, have invaded the heavens, streets and squares of towns throughout the five continents. Operated from the ground, these amazing giant puppets fly above the public and play with them to tell each tale. Our street shows mix theater, live music, pyrotechny, acrobatics : Babilonia, Don Quichotte, Simurgh, Moon fisher,Pearl, Big Bang & soon Da Vinci VOLARE et Little Nemo in Slumberland.
Samuel Rodriguez is a versatile artist whose work encompasses elements of graphic design, murals, and fine art. His work ranges from Public Arts, Museums, and Galleries, to Technology and Editorial. From 2005-2007 he professionally emerged through a collaboration with renowned artist Mel Chin on a permanent installation for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in San Jose, CA. Additional public art projects include one for the Los Angeles County Metro Authority at Jefferson Station, and another for the City of San Jose's Solari Branch Library. His work has been exhibited at Oakland Museum of California, The San Jose Museum of Art, Known Gallery, Pow Wow Hawai'i, 1am Gallery and Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA). When possible, he donates his time to make community murals. Rodriguez was self-taught for a number of years through his experience as a graffiti artist until he later received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts. Rodriguez is known for two kinds of portrait styles that he calls, "Topographical Portraiture" and "Type Faces". Topographical Portraits, are made by stylizing a portrait with topographical lines and shapes in a similar manner to those found through images on geographic maps. Type Faces, incorporate typography and portraiture. Rodriguez developed these techniques in order to explore his interest in social, historic, and cultural hybridity.
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Nic Klein is an illustrator and comic artist. He is best known for his cover work on the Marvel comic series' New Warriors, Star-Lord. He has also worked for Magic the Gathering, Radical comics, Panini comics, Microsoft games, Ehapa comics, Deutsche Bahn... His work has been featured in Spectrum 13, 14 and 15. In 2009 he published critically acclaimed graphic novel VIKING for Image Comics. He lives and works in Kassel, Germany.
Urbacolors, it is a project of social network dedicated to the discovery of Street Art at the world level, arisen from our passion for the city, an open place of sharing between artists and art lovers, photographers and taggers. Take a photo, share, exchange with your community, inform you about an artist. In brief, the best of Facebook and Wikipedia dedicated to Street Art
Sebastian Errazuriz is a Chilean-born, New York City-based designer whose stunning furniture cleverly transforms into something completely unexpected. Using woods like maple and bamboo, he crafts pieces that can look fairly innocuous but be manipulated in ways rarely seen in cabinet building. Each work opens to reveal its own special feature.
Les Arts Décoratifs is a private organization governed by the law of 1901 on not-for-profit associations and recognized as being in the public interest. It originated in 1882, in the wake of the Universal Exhibitions, when a group of collectors banded together with the idea of promoting the applied arts and developing links between industry and culture, design and production.
For many years it was known as the Union centrale des Arts décoratifs (UCAD), but in December 2004 it changed its name to Les Arts Decoratifs while staying true to its original aims of safeguarding the collections, promoting culture, providing art education and professional training, and supporting design.
An original, multi-facetted institution, Les Arts Décoratifs pursues the objectives it was given at the outset: “to keep alive in France the culture of the arts which seek to make useful things beautiful” and to maintain close links with industry, forging numerous partnerships with firms operating in various fields.
The Arts Décoratifs are divided between three major sites in Paris:
• at 107 rue de Rivoli, the Rohan and Marsan wings of the Louvre house theMusée des Arts décoratifs and the Library des Arts Décoratifs • at 63 rue de Monceau, the Musée Nissim de Camondo is installed in the Hôtel Camondo • and 266 boulevard Raspail has been the home of the Ecole Camondo, a school of design and interior architecture, since 1988 (so-called because it was formerly in the outbuildings of the Hôtel Camondo).
The art and craft workshops known as the Ateliers du Carrousel operate on all three sites.
Using everyday objects that he collected from the streets of Berlin, German artist Martin Roller constructs intriguing and surprising mash-ups. Each new creation looks transformed and as if it is on display in an advertisement. In Roller's surreal world, a hairbrush has sharpened pencils in place of its bristles and a set of "shoes" is actually a pair of bananas with bright white shoelaces. Roller's unique eye even manages to turn a car tire into a visually deceiving birthday cake. No matter what the mash-up, each piece takes on a futuristic quality that is both surreal and oddly realistic in its execution.
Although the photographs of the objects look as though they were digitally retouched, the talented artist actually took the time to build each work of art by hand. This means that all of the unusual constructions exist in real life. Rather than using photo altering technology as a tool, Roller prefers to assemble his own physical "collage" from a source that he can mold with his hands. Because of this process, each individual object undergoes a visually complex metamorphosis that pays homage to modern design.
The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum and, since its founding in 1891, has served as an oasis in this busy metropolis.
As a National Historic Landmark, this 250-acre site's verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections. Each year 900,000 visitors enjoy the Garden not only for its remarkable diversity of tropical, temperate, and desert flora, but also for programming that ranges from renowned exhibitions in the Haupt Conservatory to festivals on Daffodil Hill.
The Garden is also a major educational institution. More than 300,000 people annually—among them Bronx families, school children, and teachers—learn about plant science, ecology, and healthful eating through NYBG's hands-on,curriculum-based programming. Nearly 90,000 of those visitors are children from underserved neighboring communities, while more than 3,000 are teachers from New York City's public school system participating in professional development programs that train them to teach science courses at all grade levels.
NYBG operates one of the world's largest plant research and conservation programs, with nearly 200 staff members—including 80 Ph.D. scientists—working in the Garden's state-of-the-art molecular labs as well as in the field, where they lead programs in 18 countries.
Benjamin Carré, been born on May 22nd, 1973 in Val-de-Marne, is a draftsman and a French colorer of comic strip.
Awarded a diploma by the E.S.A.G ., Benjamin Carré leads a double career: that of draftsman of cartoon (Vampires at Carabas and Smoke City at Delcourt) and that of concept designer for the company of video games Darkworks.
The Creep Machine is an art site dedicated to contemporary art. Whether it is referred to as alternative, underground, outsider, lowbrow, new contemporary, or pop surrealism. Started in 2007 by myself, Joshua G, it was originally a small blog designed to catalog artists I was researching while working on a degree in Art History. I found so many amazing artists—and since it was hard keeping track of them all—I started a blog in hopes of creating an archive of my findings. Shortly after launch, the site started gaining hits and I was then contacted by Village Voice Media to write a weekly article for SFWeekly.com. Along with being asked to contribute to various publications, I was also asked to curate a handful of art shows in Monterey and San Francisco, CA.
Turkish artist Selçuk Yılmaz has created an exceptional lion sculpture from almost 4,000 pieces of scrap metal. Titled Aslan (Turkish for Lion), the sculpture took 10 months to complete and weighs roughly 550 pounds (250kg). Selçuk hand-cut and hammered every piece by himself, and metal-work is not easy. “It needs patience and we have to know pain,”
Brandon Vickerd is a sculptor whose exhibited projects are diverse in form and content, including site specific interventions, public performances and object based sculpture. Projects such as Dance of the Cranes (Toronto, 2009) and Dance of the Cranes – Brooklyn (2012) seek to transform the cityscape into a stage for performance through choreographed dances executed by high-rise construction cranes perched upon condos developments while viewers watch from the street below. Public works such as Northern Satellite (Dawson City, 2009) and Satellite (Kitchener 2009) are attempts to engage the viewer in a discourse centred on our conflicting ways of understanding landscape by creating a narrative where a Global Positioning Satellite that has apparently collided with the earth. In gallery exhibitions he engages the audience through employing the language of monumental figurative sculpture subverting dominant cultural narratives by creating monuments to popular culture characters (Dead Astronaut, Chrome Ghost).
Kengo Kuma (隈 研吾 Kuma Kengo, born 1954) is a much acclaimed Japanese architect.
Kuma was born in Yokohama, Japan, and attended Eiko Gakuen junior and senior high schools. After graduating in Architecture from the University of Tokyo in 1979, he worked for a time at Nihon Sekkei and TODA Corporation. He then moved to New Yorkfor further studies at Columbia University as a visiting researcher from 1985 to 1986. In 1987, he founded the "Spatial Design Studio", and in 1990, he established his own office "Kengo Kuma & Associates". He has taught at Columbia University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Keio University, where in 2008, Kuma was awarded his Ph.D. in Architecture.
Kuma is currently Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Tokyo, running diverse research projects concerning architecture, urbanity and design within his own Laboratory, Kuma Lab.
His office Kengo Kuma & Associates employs over 150 architects in Tokyo and Paris, designing projects of diverse type and scale throughout the world.
Simon is an illustrator, art director and designer. He was born in Hong Kong, studied in New Zealand and currently resides in Australia. He has always been known to his friends and family as a doodler. He's drawn over his maths exam, into sand at the beach, into his food, at client meetings, and possibly on your face when you were drunk off your face that one time.
After finishing his Graphic Design degree he spent the first 5 years of his career in New Zealand as a digital designer/animator at Saatchi & Saatchi and Colenso BBDO. In 2012 he crossed the ditch to become an art director at BMF Sydney, where he has worked on numerous above-the-line campaigns. Partnering with Tim Smith, we'd picked up a few awards in D&AD, Spikes, OneShow, AWARD, and YoungGuns. Despite his successes in advertising, he decided to take a break from it and pursue his true passion as an illustrator. He is known to have a versatile style from highly detailed pen drawings to digital vector
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