Iranian artist and designer Mehdi Ghadyanloo is brightening up the city of Tehran one wall at a time. With the blessing of the municipality, Ghadyanloo and his mural-painting company Blue Sky Painters transform blank, gray walls into amazing large-scale works of art. The colorful scenes are often quite surreal in nature, depicting extraordinary sights such as a man bicycling down a straight wall, cars zooming across the sky, and people walking upside-down on the ceiling. Many of the murals also interact with the surrounding urban environment; in one, raindrops appear to fall from cloud onto the real tree standing beneath the painting; in another, an actual apartment building appears to fold accordion-style in a bizarre architectural twist.
Ghadyanloo's imaginative scenes, use of color, and skill at blending the murals into their existing environments all make for incredibly striking additions to the bustling streets of Tehran. The artist, who has painted over 100 murals so far, says he hopes "to bring some cohesion or at least colour to the often confused and smog-smeared architectural face of the city."
Pioneer of the European graffiti, Mode2 is one of first "to customize", according to its own words, the walls of Paris at the beginning of the 80s. It is a rare artist, especially in France today, but his influence irradiates the world of the street art and the graffiti which it contributed to popularize. Big technician, he developed an urban very directed style hip-hop (he is for example behind the logo of the French hiphop band NTM). His works are printed by spontaneity, by action and emergency. At Sergeant Paper, he questions itself, abandon the bomb and turns to the pencil and the paper. The result is full of sharpness, and behind its heterogeneous character, it presents simply its reflections of moment. Hyper-realistic portraits of African leaders, studies on the movement, but also erotic works, one of its subjects of preference.
He has conceived the huge concrete nets on both the Mucem and the Jean-Bouin stadium for Rudy Ricciotti, in collaboration with Etienne Vallet .
This young designer, trained at Olivier de Serres and the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs de Paris,
In parallel to his work, Joran teaches design at the Condé school and the Bleue school.
Trust in Design studio:
Established in 2005, Trust in Design is a multidisciplinary studio which associates design of objects, interior design and graphic design. This polyvalence is used to serve two key principles: harmony and durability. Shaped within a strong concept, each interior develops a new, intimate relationship with its objects, founded on coherence.
Frank Relle is a photographer born and based in New Orleans, Louisiana. His work is included the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. His photographs have been printed in the New Yorker, the Southern Review and the Oxford American magazines. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a 2007 International Photography Award and the Photo Lucida Critical Mass top 50 photographers 2006 and 2011. Frank Relle photographs New Orleans houses and landscapes at night. The fine art long exposure photographs of buildings capture New Orleans before and after Katrina, Treme, Garden District, Bayou, French Quarter and Uptown.
Paulo's work is particularly intense and beautiful.
The subjects of his paintings are often critical and controversial, but extremely relevant to urban life.
Usually positioned in a specific location or temporal context, Paulo's works are emotionally driven: "I try to choose themes that bother me, and bother other people. I also like to paint something in relation to a specific day, like Valentine's Day or Christmas.
I identify some of these topics through feelings of hate. Because if it touches me strongly, it probably will touch others."
Features contemporary art, painting, sculpture, video, installations, photography and editions by established and emerging American and international artists.
The James Cohan Gallery is a prominent contemporary art gallery located in Manhattan, New York. Since 2008, it has also had a branch space in Shanghai.
In September 1999, James Cohan Gallery opened on West 57th Street with an inaugural exhibition of early work by Gilbert and George. In 2002, the gallery moved to its present location at 533 West 26th Street in Chelsea. The gallery maintains a diverse exhibition program with one or two thematic group exhibitions per year in addition to the solo exhibitions of gallery artists.
James Cohan Gallery established a new gallery space in Shanghai in July 2008. It is located in the heart of the French Concession and occupies the ground floor of 1930s villa set inside of a lane on Yueyang Road.
KAZ OOMORI was born in 1967 in Osaka. He learned in high school and universities. Graduated from the Nara college of the Arts. After graduation, Kaz has worked in illustration and design production company. Later, while studying at the Minneapolis college of the Art & Design in the United States, for about four years. He worked as an illustrator for advertising in-house production company. And now back to Japan, founded the Tune graphics, as a graphic artist.
Olek was born Agata Oleksiak in Poland and graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland with a degree in cultural studies. In New York, she rediscovered her ability to crochet and since then she has started her crocheted journey/madness. Resume sniffers may be pleased to know Olek's work has been presented in galleries from Brooklyn to Istanbul to Venice and Brazil, featured in "The New York Times", "Fiberarts Magazine", "The Village Voice", and "Washington Post" and drags a tail of dance performance sets and costumes too numerous to mention. Olek received the Ruth Mellon Award for Sculpture, was selected for 2005 residency program at Sculpture Space, 2009 residency in Instituto Sacatar in Brazil, 2010 AAI Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program, and is a winner of apex art gallery commercial competition. Olek was an artist in an independent collective exhibition, "Waterways," during the 49th Venice Biennale. She was also a featured artist in "Two Continents Beyond," at the 9th International Istanbul Biennale. Olek herself however can be found in her Brooklyn studio with a bottle of spiced Polish vodka aggressively re-weaving the world as she sees fit.
Artist Inspire’s mantra is inspiration. It is a unique site where artists can have their art featured for others to enjoy in a manner that is not overwhelming to the viewer. Simultaneously, it is a place where creative individuals can come to find advice, become inspired, brush up on historical concepts and receive relevant news. By reviewing website and blog articles on a daily basis, this site creates a database of artistic information in one single stop.
The Emmy-winning Independent Lens series on PBS features independent documentary films from around the country and the world.
Airing weekly on PBS, the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens is like an independent film festival in your living room. Each episode introduces new documentaries and dramas made by independent thinkers: filmmakers who are taking creative risks, calling their own shots and finding untold stories in unexpected places. This season of Independent Lens is hosted by Stanley Tucci.
Artist and Philosophy Professor Stefanie Rocknak takes a single piece of basswood and carves beautiful sculptures.
Stefanie Rocknak’s work has been nationally and internationally exhibited. Venues include the Smithsonian,the windows of Saks 5th Ave., NY, the Tampa Museum of Art, and the South Street Seaport Museum, Ny.
Her work has been featured in multiple publications, including Arts and Antiques and Craft Arts International. Rocknak’s work can be found in the Mariner’s Museum, on the Hudson River Sloop, theClearwater, and in private collections across the United States.
Awards include the Grand Prize in the Margo Harris Hammerschlag Biennial Sculpture Award and the 150K commission to design and produce a sculpture for Edgar Allan Poe Square, Boston, MA. Rocknak is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.
London-based artist Chloe Early. Suspended features several large-scale paintings alongside a selection of exquisite smaller works, referencing the romantic splendor of Renaissance religious art while exploring the themes of weightlessness and gravity.
Graphic designer and founder of Calamityware Don Moyer has replaced the typical landscapes and peaceful nature scenes of traditional willow-pattern dinner plates with destructive alien invasions, robot attacks, and flying monkeys.
To the official website for actor, singer and writer Doug Jones, the man behind the mask of characters such as 'Abe Sapien' (Hellboy andHellboy II: The Golden Army), 'Pan' and the terrifying 'Pale Man' from the multi-Oscar-winning Pan's Labyrinth, the legendary 'Silver Surfer' inFantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and the starring role of 'Jerry' in the indie feature My Name Is Jerry, now winning awards in International Film Festivals worldwide.
Here are lots of information about Doug and his career, from pictures, to behind-the-scenes information, to details on what he's working on at the moment.
Founded in 2007, Spoon & Tamago is an international blog that is based out of New York City and Tokyo Japan. It is written by artist and writer Johnny Strategy. Drawing from an extensive multicultural database and resources, Spoon & Tamago attempts to comprehensively cover all aspects of Japanese design from fine art and architecture to product and graphic design.
Pfeifer wrote Catwoman for DC Comics until its cancellation, and temporarily took over for John Rogers on Blue Beetle. He also wrote the Amazons Attack! miniseries, and an issue ofWonder Woman. In July, the Teen Titans is relaunched with a new issue 1. Written by Will Pfeifer and art by Kenneth Rocafort.
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