Saturday, October 30, 2010

M.U.R. de l'art 28.10.2010

Uriel Goldberg

M.U.R. (Modulable, Urbain et Réactif) is celebrating its third anniversary with this graffiti show this weekend in Paris' le Marais. Quite the fan, I went to the opening last night (free drink, sponsored by Malibu, included is always a good thing) at the Blancs Manteaux. Live DJ plus huge hangar-like space and all sorts of graffiti equals dope.

The event, which will run this weekend only, features 80 artists. Enjoy the pics!


Fancie (left)

Jef Aerosol (left), RERO (right)

REKO (left), Epsylon Point (right)

Sun7 (right)

Jef Aerosol

Babou (left), RERO (right)

NB: M.U.R. de l'art 28.10.2010

P.S. I particularly liked these aerosol cans that were individually spruced up. Ingenious!

Friday, October 29, 2010

FIAC 2010 Part 3

J-M Basquiat

Ivan Navarro - this one was sweet because the neon letters were only half-letters that reflected off the different sections of the drum kit to become whole words.

Gun Gordillo

Liz Larner's "Lux Interior", 2010

John Miller

I'd also like to point out that there was some Antony Gormley (the guy who created the series of statues on the rooftops around Madison Square Park in NYC) as well as some Larry Clark (the guy who photographs teens and their sexuality).

NB: FIAC 2010

P.S. This Angelo Filomeno (left) piece reminds me of the classic Andy Warhol (right).

Thursday, October 28, 2010

FIAC Hanger Skull

This skull made of hangers really caught my eye even though it was suspended quite high above my head. I've been google-ing to infinity and beyond to find out the creator of this masterpiece (frustrated by my "oh-I'll-remember-the-name-of-the-artist" FIAC mentality). Will get back to you on this. It is interesting to see how many web sites are dedicated the art of the skull, though! Either way, it's pretty dope!

UPDATE: By David MACH, the sculpture is entitled "Stripped to the Bone", Galerie Jerome de Noirmont.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

FIAC 2010

The FIAC is an international art fair that takes place every year in Paris. The Grand Palais (lieu of several Chanel runway shows, including the spectacular FW2010 that featured slabs of imported ice to complement a bevy of fur clad models) presents hundreds of Galeries from around the world. 20th and 21st century visual arts are the only movements included in the FIAC, making it quite the colorful experience. Over 80 000 visitors enjoy the FIAC every year at three main sites: Grand Palais, Cour Carée du Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries. There was even some Subodh Gupta! (Remember that post?) Ok. Enough background. Let's get to the visuals! An occular fiend, I am.

I think I'll organize the next few posts by gallery:

G a l e r i e D e n i s e R e n e

I particularly enjoyed the work of Walter Leblanc - simplistic canvas with a twist. Denise Rene seems to be all about a minimalistic take on innovation.

Anne Blanchet caught my eye as well - I'm quite the fan of works that make me look and think twice about how it was produced. This may seem like simple elevations in the canvas, but are actually precise incisions that mark the desaturation of light.

This one I absolutely love. Jesus Rafael Soto is a new favorite. A play on space and mass, these thin strings create the effect of elevation of the sphere they are attempting to hold up. The overall weighted effect of the peice is amazing in conjunction with the lightness of the individual parts.

I've contacted the gallery to find out the name of the artist who created this geometrical sculpture, so we will have to wait on biographical details. I love the dimensions of this - partly wall, partly extention, fully 3D. Once again, the simplicity of the white on white is something that attracts me to these peices.
UPDATE: This last one is by Mehdi MOUTASHAR.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Bookseat

Oh man am I liking this one. Sleek and simple! It's a chair and a bookcase at the same time: designed by Mani Mani and produced by the design teams at Fishbol. Currently in the production process, out in 2011. Sweet.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Black Hole x HSI London x Diamond Days

Short Film 'The Black Hole' by PHOTOPLAY FILMS. Imagine the look on whoever will find a massive pile of dough next to an image of a black circle. Confusion!


Friday, October 22, 2010

One Perfect Cube by Florian Jenett. Dope clock! It only makes the perfect cube shape for one second every 12 hours.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


A sweet taste of home created by Bec Stupak for Jelly Jells and Fab 5 Freddy's song "Downtown King".


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Belated, Legiterally!

October 5th was Legiterally's first anniversary! Now I know I missed posting about this epic event but a party can only be postponed and never canceled, right? In celebration, I give you the magical showreel of Swedish artist Elias Widerdal (above). He's only 20 years old if you can believe it, and makes some sweet 3D motion design. Below, you will find colorful illustrations by Samuel Carter Mensah, London-raised retro artist with serious flare and a slight air of classic British punk. I mean, can you really ever go wrong with a flat-top?

Song of the day: Diddy - Hello Good Morning (Chuckie Remix)
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