Tim Marrs created two pieces for Salvatore Ferragamo’s Los Angeles pop-up shop. “A handful of artists were asked to make images that were based on classic Ferragamo designs; I chose a pair of unalike bracelets and using them as a starting point, I put my own spin on it, keeping California in mind,” said Marrs. “The first played with substitution – the jewelry reminded me of an infinity pool, so I set that against the L.A. landscape.” His second submission combined a more literal representation of the luxury item and urban grittiness. “I wasn’t expecting them to go for it,” Marrs admitted, “but they were rather happy.”
Artist Fabian Oefner has created this amazing photography series capturing cars exploding. The series shows all of the parts that make up iconic vehicles. [More Photos at HiConsumption.com]
Love Hurts is a first aid kit for the broken hearted created by New York based Graphic designer Melanie Chernock.
Scream Editions artist Remi Rough has just returned from his first trip to Detroit to paint a new mural over 100 foot long. Here he tells us about his experience of a city where he discovered more than expected and left his mark to show his appreciation.
“An invite to fly 3800 miles to Detroit to paint a huge mural is always a nice thing to receive. To be honest I had no idea just how much I’d enjoy the trip tho…
The people from Library Street Collective who were curating the Garage Project, looked after me so well! Every care and need was thoroughly taken care of… Every material and tool I needed was found and at the end the amazing Rob DiMaria even helped me get paint on the walls as I was swiftly running out of time before catching my flight home!
The opportunity to leave your mark in a city, especially one you’ve never been to but heard so much about like Detroit is a hard one to resist. I’d read about its bankruptcy and immense crime rate but what I found was not that place. It’s a city filled with new opportunity and creativity! Kind of like Berlin was around 15 years ago. My piece was filled with intense colour but I washed it back with watered down white paint. This was how the city spoke to me… It was in a flux of colour, mess and chaos but all the while being cleaned up… My painting signified that.
The wall was over 100 feet long and around 10 feet high and it took me 6 days to complete on my own. Can’t wait to go back…”
Remi Rough, November 2013
American artist Phillip K. Smith III has created a unique installation dubbed as ‘Lucid Stead’ situated in the middle of the raw desert of Joshua Tree, California.
Liza Mandelup is a Brooklyn based photographer, studying for an MFW at the School of Visual Arts and has just released her first self-published book “Give Yourself to the Sea”. It’s a series of steamy, natural and pure shots on the beaches of Menorca. The muses showcased in her photo’s are close friends who came along for the journey. It’s the perfect photo series to look at in the cold winter months. A paradise close to reality in a book.
After his excellent series ”Face Illustrations”, the Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov is back with a new unique concept and many more colors. Collaboration with the make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan, for processing faces several models in paint.