It’s another one of those fridays where it looks like there’s a black and white movie going on outside. Or actually, fifty shades of grey (no reference!). So colour is indeed needed and I’m looking at Swedish born Anny Wang who actually recides right here in Copenhagen. I’m smitten with the way she uses that kinda glossy 90ies 3D style paired with totally contemporary colours and that trend of highly styled stillebens. It makes it all very fresh, original and modern. Really want a print.
See more: http://annywang.se
Filed under: Illustration/Art | Tags: Ceramics, Portraits, Style Contrast
Here’s another one of those much beloved artists that work with the contrast between old and new via paintings and my fave diciplines, that I have never done myself; ceramics. I just love the meeting between the old delicate portraits and the big naive paintblobs.
See more: http://chadwys.com/
On such a friday, isn’t it time for another booze round up? I’ve been trawling the interweb to give you the very best in my opinion. I did one of these gin round ups before, so if you’re sitting there thinking “Hang on, why didn’t the silly cow put in Hendrick’s?” then it’s because I already did! Now go ahead an pour yourself a GT…well, in a few hours that is, depending on your timezone and your care for political correctness. Which one would you rather look cool pouring from?
Have a great weekend!
I do think creativity has a lot to do with being able to see beauty and possibilies in everything. Here’s a great example. These pieces by German artist Katja Windau are such beautiful compositions, but it’s “just” foamboards. The colours are so contemporary and I just love the large scale one.
See more by Katja: www.artdoxa.com
I showed you French streetartist Eltono a few weeks back and somehow I feel that Irish artist Maser is slightly related. It’s colour and geometry on large scale sites and I LOVE it! If that gasstation existed it would be a gathering point for all creatives fuelling up their cars…hmm then again not that many creatives I know own cars, myself included! It’s awesome nevertheless!
See more: http://maserart.com/
Filed under: Typography
I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Martina Flor when I spoke at the Selected D conference in Bilbao last year. I had such a wonderful time there and a lot of that was meeting Martina, who has since been a huge inspiration to me (more than she knows!) in setting off on my own adventures. This year she has launched a really lovely project called Letter Collections, where she sends out 100 handlettered postcards. It’s looking super nice so far!
Have a look though it: http://www.lettercollections.com
Oh my god I was in such a grim mood on friday! Copenhagen is turning it’s signature grey autumn colour and I am not liking it one bit. WE NEED COLOUR! That’s why I’m going all in on UK artist Tom Sewell this morning (and listening to Little Dragon, which to me is the musical equivalent). There is so much life, energy in humour in his work that it is making me COMPLETELY disregard the fact that I wore wellies on my way to the office and STILL have wet socks and that there’s a pile of drenched wet weather gear on the floor next to me. It is just SO unbecoming! Hello monday!
More colour? Right this way: http://www.tomsewell.co.uk/