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A smorgasbord of art, things I like, and more art.

pixography:

Natalie Arnoldi

Natalie Arnoldi is a California-based artist whose work explores the fine line between abstract and figurative painting.   Engagingly beautiful, her paintings are haunting in their simplicity and straightforwardness.  It is eerie how much can be deduced based on an image painted and composed in a certain way. 

Though she doesn’t always use the ocean as her subject matter, there is a kind of depth to Arnoldi’s paintings (which are often tinted some shade of blue) that is reminiscent of looking into unfathomably deep waters.   Highly reductive, Arnoldi’s paintings still manage to be moody, psychological and rich with meaning.  A lone shark’s fin, a simple road median disappearing into the fog, or an airplane silhouette becomes a decidedly dramatic narrative delivered from the most uncomplicated version of an image.

Ultimately, Arnoldi’s works identify the psychological effects of ambiguous representation, allowing a viewer’s imagination to fill in the missing subject matter.

(Source: danaville)

les-sources-du-nil:

Kensuke Koike - 小池健輔

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Working on the cutting edge of contemporary fashion, not to mention unafraid of dealing with some difficult questions that sit at the very heart of his practice (fashion is, after all not just about the clothes), young fashion designerMatija Čop is definitely going to prove to be a name to remember in the coming years. Born and raised inCroatia, before turning to the world of fashion, he was a national champion in athletics and a student of Croatian language and literature. Currently a graduate student of fashion design of the Faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb, Čop combines a conceptual approach with a more intuitive hands-on working method, depending on the nature of each project and what he wants to achieve each time. Less focused on how groundbreaking or provocative his garments could be, instead, he turns his attention to the role fashion (including fashion makers) plays in its wider socio-cultural context.

Today, after spending a few months in Sweden researching an approach to fashion design that seeks to create ”fashion without clothing,” Čop is presently involved in a new project leading him in new directions. Though reluctant to reveal any more detail about his current undertakings, the 27-year-old designer was very generous in answering the following questions for us, thereby offering us a broader look into his work and design philosophy.

colin-vian:

  Motoi Yamamoto’s Crumbling Staircase made of salt.

likeafieldmouse:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison - Counterpoint

nevver:

Camouflage, Marit Dik

(via nevver)

zolloc:

oswra

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Joseba Eskubi

sarahpoley:

cotton&silk&wool

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Undundund

The Social Network

Die Fotoserie „The Social Network“ befasst sich mit der Jargonsprache von sozialen Netzwerken. Wie viel Mensch steckt hinter den gestalteten Profilen? Wie viel Einfluss hat der User auf sein Profil? Wie wird das online-alter-ego durch das soziale Netzwerk in Szene gesetzt? Ist das „soziale Netzwerk“ wirklich so sozial oder ist es nur eine große Selbstdarstellungsbühne? Die Bilder sind metaphorische Fotoillustrationen. Der Betrachter soll seine eigenen Schlüsse aus dem scheinbar unschlüssigen Geschehen auf einer surreal anmutenden Bühne ziehen. Personen solten nicht mehr als Individuen wahrgenommen werden, sondern vielmehr als Kunstobjekte, als fester Bestandteil des Geschehens und als designte Abbilder, wie ein facebook Profil, das nie einen echten Blick in die Augen eines Menschen zulässt und nur eine Scheinidentität aufbaut.

design-is-fine:

Jens Risom, armless chair from Risom collection, 1941-1955. Made by Knoll, USA. Wood frame, nylon webbing.

This was nearly the only modern furniture available during WW II, a blend of Scandinavian simplicity and streamlined American curves. It was constructed under wartime supply restrictions from cedar wood and webbing. Source: Goldstein Design Museum, University of Minnesota. Sketch

1000drawings:

by Ed Hodgkinson
ufansius:

Helium - Bernd Kirschner
ryandonato:

Beata Chrzanowska, None. 2012
apoetreflects:

August Strindberg, Wave IX, 1903
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