The artist “Alan Lee” (alias Ali Abbas) was born in England in 1967 and has been dwelling in Germany since 1989.The son of a Pakistani Father and English Mother married his Austrian wife in Germany in 1991.He has been a practical artist all his life, and has always been fascinated by the sheer versatility and vastness of design.He has been practicing selfemployment since 2003 with his small IT services firm called Abbas-IT, located in Schwabach-Germany.Being a practical artist, he always wrestled with the sterility and plain stagnant practicality of consumer electronics and above all computers.For the last ten years he has been refining his ideas, putting pencil to paper and working on conceptual designs, in the effort to bring more colour into the otherwise very stale boring and actually just plain efficient world of electronics.Even though he has been making consumer electronics since 1990, he has only started taking it up as a passionate profession since 2000. Most of his work is made of different types of wood but he also uses Acrylic materials as well as metals and glass.After winning bronze in his first attempt ever at the DCMM in 2010, he went on to win bronze also in 2011in the International Coolermaster Case-modding contest.He also manged to attain 5 qualifications and 3 wins at the DCMM by winning gold and 2 times silver in 2011.But as he says, the next creation should always be better than the idea you thought was good yesterday,and it should be bettered again tomorrow.His love towards the prehistoric element “WOOD” dominates his work so far in past projects.
This webzine is an amateurs' true community which proposes chronicles, critics and Fast Mood on the cinema, the music, the exhibitions, the books. The site found a true visibility and receives more than 1 000 unique guests a day! Beyond the site, the team proposes a regular podcast broadcast, about the cultural current events. It's a very good quality broadcast both on the contents and in its animation because it benefits from the long radio experience of his presenter.
Filmsite - also known as Greatest Films is a unique website containing interpretive, descriptive review commentary and historical background, and hundreds of colorful, vintage film posters for some of the best Hollywood and American classic films in the last century. The site initiated the recent trend to select 100 Landmark Movies in the history of American/Hollywood cinema, that serve as signposts to map the milestones of our cinematic past. Films, also known as movies, motion pictures, flicks, the pictures, and the cinema, are undoubtedly the most influential art form of the 20th century. From the early days of Hollywood to the high-tech cinema of today, the silver screen has projected our dreams and fantasies, presented both glamor and works of social conscience, and served as our collective memory.
Le musee-en-herbe is a museum initially created for the children! Situated right in the heart of Paris, musee-en-herbe propose visits and workshops for any age: of the smallest to the adults, each can discover and learn about the art by having fun!
Artforum is an international monthly magazine specializing in contemporary art.
The magazine is published ten times a year, September through May, along with an annual summer issue. Characterized by its 10½ inch square format, with each cover devoted to the work of a single artist, the magazine is widely known as a decisive voice in its field.
As well as in-depth articles and reviews of contemporary art, the magazine features book reviews, columns on cinema and popular culture, and numerous full-page advertisements from prominent galleries around the world.
Artforum was founded in 1962 in San Francisco by John P. Irwin, Jr. The next publisher/owner Charles Cowles moved the magazine to Los Angeles in 1965 before finally settling it in New York City in 1967, where it maintains offices today. The move to New York also encompassed a shift in the style of work championed by the magazine, moving away from California style art to Late modernism, then the leading style of art in New York City. The departure of Philip Leider as editor-in chief in 1971; and the tenure of John Coplans as the new editor-in chief roughly coincided with a shift towards more fashionable trends and away from Late modernism. A focus on Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Body art, Land art and Performance art provided a platform for artists such as Robert Smithson, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt and others. In 1980 after opening his own gallery in New York City Charles Cowlesdivested himself of the magazine. Sister magazine Bookforum was started in 1994.
The purpose of Pinball News is to be the first port-of-call for pinball players and enthusiasts around the world for all pinball related news and events.
There is now a considerable amount of pinball related information out on the internet and in the trade magazines, so it is Pinball News' mission to collate the important facts, filter out the hype and present it to own exclusive articles and news reports.
CINEWEB is a master at combining Website creation, cinema marketing and search engine optimization.
CINEWEB has over 25 years of experience in the superior creation of cinema marketing solutions for international companies. CINEWEB has revolutionized thewebsite’s needs of your business thanks to the combination of our business development background and cinema marketing studies. CINEWEB is made of a highly qualified team of engineers in optimization, programmers, website creators and the finest cinema marketing cinematographers.
ArtReview is one of the world's leading international contemporary art magazines. Founded in 1949, it is dedicated to expanding contemporary art's audience and reach. We believe that art plays a vital role in inspiring a richer, more profound understanding of human experience, culture and society today. Aimed at both a specialist and a general audience, the magazine features a mixture of criticism, reviews, reportage and specially commissioned artworks, and offers the most established, in-depth and intimate portrait of international contemporary art in all its shapes and forms.
FACT was founded in 2003 as a British bi-monthly music and youth culture magazine. The magazine became notable for commissioning covers by artists including M.I.A., Peter Saville, Trevor Jackson, Klaxons, Bat for Lashes, Kate Moross and Animal Collective, while its New Talent section was renowned for profiling future stars at an early date – Florence + The Machine, Adele and more were all interviewed early in their careers. As well as its cast of regular contributors, writing in FACT came from artists such as Andrew Weatherall, Kode9, Julian Cope and Richard X.
In 2005, FACT went digital, and in 2009 it became exclusively an online magazine, after the website’s status overtook that of the print magazine. This was down in no short part to FACT’s mix series, where each week an artist contributed an exclusive mix to download from the website. Past contributors include Autechre, the xx, Four Tet, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, The Horrors, Carl Craig, The Orb & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and more.
Now, in 2014, FACT retains a status as one of the Internet’s most popular music publications, with full-time staff in both the UK and US, and its own online TV channel,FACT TV.
Blinkink is an award-winning production company based in Soho, London. Existing in the world where animation and technique-driven live action meet.Blinkink represents some of the world’s most visually inventive filmmakers.Always nurturing fresh young talent alongside well-established directors Blinkink creates commercials, short films and music videos that are consistently unique and innovative.
Jiří Barta (born 26 November 1948) is a Czech stop-motion animation director.
His films, many of which used the medium of wood for animation, garnered critical acclaim and won many awards, but after the fall of the communist government in Czechoslovakia he was unable to release anything for about 15 years (a situation similar to that faced by Russian animator Yuriy Norshteyn). Throughout the 1990s he tried to find funding for a feature film called The Golem, but ultimately only managed to complete a short pilot in 1996 (which can be viewed online). In 2006 he released his first computer-animated short film, and on March 5, 2009 he released a new puppet-animated feature film which was geared more towards a children's audience
Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa or simply Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901) was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 1800s yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec – along with Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin – is among the most well-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period. In a 2005 auction at Christie's auction house, a new record was set when La blanchisseuse, an early painting of a young laundress, sold for US$22.4 million.
From 1889 until 1894, Henri took part in the "Independent Artists' Salon" on a regular basis. He made several landscapes of Montmartre. At this time the 'Moulin Rouge' opened.
Tucked deep into Montmartre was the garden of Monsieur Pere Foret, where Toulouse-Lautrec executed a series of pleasant plein-air paintings of Carmen Gaudin, the same red-head model who appears in The Laundress (1888). When the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to produce a series of posters. His mother had left Paris and, though Henri had a regular income from his family, making posters offered him a living of his own. Other artists looked down on the work, but Henri was so aristocratic he did not care.
The cabaret reserved a seat for him and displayed his paintings.
Among the well-known works that he painted for the Moulin Rouge and other Parisian nightclubs are depictions of the singerYvette Guilbert; the dancer Louise Weber, known as the outrageous La Goulue ("The Glutton"), who created the "French Can-Can"; and the much more subtle dancer Jane Avril.
JPS is an artist currently based in the south west of England. His stencil and non stencil based work has given him great publicity, reviews and acclaim. His work has been purchased by collectors around the world and appears alongside such names as Damien Hirst, Banksy, Nick Walker, Andy Warhol and Tracey Emin. He appeared in Bizarre magazine in 2012 after winning the Bizarre Reader Art Competition abd has exhibited in a range of shows including the “Bansky Revelation” and “Broken Britain” Exhibitions in London.
Michael Craig-Martin was born in Dublin Ireland in 1941. He grew up and was educated in the United States, studying Fine Art at the Yale University School of Art. He came to Britain on completion of his studies in 1966, and has lived and worked there ever since.
His first solo exhibition was at the Rowan Gallery, London in 1969. He participated in the definitive exhibition of British conceptual art, “The New Art” at the Hayward Gallery in 1972. Throughout his career, through work in many different media, he has explored the expressive potential of commonplace objects and images. His best known works include An oak tree of 1973, in which he claimed to have changed a glass of water into an oak tree; his large-scale black and white wall drawings; and his intensely coloured paintings, installations, and public commissions.
Craig-Martin is well known to have been an influential teacher at the Goldsmiths College London, and is considered a key figure in the emergence of the young British artists in the early 90′s.
Martin Schoeller (born March 12, 1968) is a New York-based photographer whose style of "hyper-detailed close ups" is distinguished by similar treatment of all subjects whether they are celebrities or unknown. His most recognizable work are his portraits, shot with similar lighting, backdrop, and tone. His work appears in "National Geographic Magazine", The New Yorker, "New York Time Magazine", Time, GQ, andVogue.
He has been a staff photographer at The New Yorker since 1999.
Schoeller started his career in Germany, and came to New York in 1993 and worked as an assistant for Annie Leibovitz from 1993 to 1996, here he developed his "big head" portrait technique, a term coined by him, of his style of "hyper-detailed close ups", which later gave him worldwide acclaim.
He left in 1996 to pursue his freelancing career. Soon his street portraits started getting published in Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, and W. In 1999, Schoeller joined Richard Avedon, as a contributing portrait photographer to The New Yorker since then.
Over the years, his large-scale portraits have been exhibited at various galleries.
A book of his portraits was published by teNeues in 2005: "Close Up: Portraits 1998-2005", consisting of 75 tight portraits, put together from over 300 shoots with various celebrities.
Another, "Female Bodybuilders," was published by Pond Press in 2008. Stern published a portfolio of his work, "Fotographie Portfolio #54", also in 2008. His work is in the Permanent Collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
He shot the controversial cover of the May 21, 2012 issue of Time magazine about attachment parenting.
In his latest book "Identical: Portraits of Twins" again by teNeues he examines 40 sets of identical twins and multiples in his distinctive close-up style.
Satire Fest is a three-day celebration of satire. From the masters of the past to political cartoonists and creators of today, Satire Fest invite you to explore the power and fun of visual satire.
Whether you're a fan of traditional print political cartoons, hard-hitting webcomics, satirical animation or just having a good time with a bunch of creative people, Satire Fest if for you. From The Daily Show to traditional print political cartoons to, um, Congress and City Hall, satire is everywhere these days and we'd like to bring a load of it to San Francisco!
For three days in October (9th, 10th and 11th), the Marines' Memorial Theater will host Satire Fest and showcase some of the best talent in satire. Events will range from Pictionary-style "draw-offs" to lessons about cartooning in wartime to hands-on tips about making a living doing something as unique as visual satire. There will be performances, pictures and politics from left, right, center, up and down. (As well as opportunities to buy signed art and merchandise from your favorite cartoonist.)
And this being San Francisco, there will be a healthy dose of technology relating to visual satire. From new technology that enables creators to get their work seen by millions to new, cartoon-friendly San Francisco-based outlets like Medium, you'll hear from cartoonists who are on the cutting edge of tech. The world of cartoons and satire is changing, and Satire Fest is at the epicenter!
Some of the many presenters include:
Lalo Alcaraz, political cartoonist and comic strip artist who is now a writer on Seth MacFarlane's new Fox show, "Bordertown."Tom Tomorrow, creator of the prize-winning "This Modern World."Jen Sorensen, famed cartoonist, writer, cultural panopticon. (Look that one up.)Keith Knight, cartoonist of "K Chronicles" and "The Knight Life" fame.KAL, political cartoonist for The Economist and entertainer extraordinaire,. . . and other visual satirists from the Bay Area and around the globe.
Launching summer 2014, The Water Tank Project will transform the New York City skyline.
Artwork by acclaimed artists and New York City public school students will be wrapped around rooftop water tanks throughout the city, celebrating the talents of established and emerging artists, and calling attention to the global water crisis.
The Water Tank Project is part art exhibition, part awareness campaign. For the duration of the project, art above will be complemented by action on the ground through educational programs, public tours, social media activities and a symposium dedicated to inspiring fresh views on global water issues.
The aim is to produce art as social intervention, to inspire awe and joy, to educate, and to alter attitudes and habits among those who experience The Water Tank Project, ultimately creating meaningful and long-lasting change.
The Water Tank Project is the inaugural initiative of Word Above the Street, a non-profit dedicated to fostering environmental awareness and social advocacy through art.
Patricia Dorfmann Gallery was founded in 1990. Since its opening the gallery has been a portal of creation and political commitment opening its doors to the large contemporary and international new art scene, by exploring new convergence in the international art market.
All the artists represented by the gallery reflect the increasing connection of art and artists with everyday surrounding. The gallery has always followed a policy of nurturing artists through their careers, while acting as a primary dealer for their work.
Through its exhibition program the gallery has supported work that is challenging and at the forefront of contemporary art practice.
The gallery has always featured new work in a range of media, from painting and sculpture to photography, performance, installation, video and other electronic media arts.
The Patricia Dorfmann Gallery has been involved in producing artists’ books and editions such as (Raphaël Boccanfuso, Yann Toma…). Currently the gallery represents twenty-five artists who have had significant shows and whose works are held in major collections nationally and internationally.