In London, Craig Green sent an impressive convergence of conceptual and wearable design down the runway for Fall/Winter 2013. Fresh out of Saint Martins, the young designer earned a spot as part of Topshop’s MAN initiative and his showing was easily the most eye-catching of the bunch. Green’s clothes were inspired by “shadows and reflections” and showcased tonal, patchwork cotton knits, calico, felt, and suede fabrics in hand-painted and crinkled finishes. Silhouettes were easy and layered, with cut-off, rolled-up hems on trousers and oversized fits on tops. The designer’s penchant for sculpture, meanwhile, was on full display, marked by the use of wood shards as structured headpieces. With this dramatic, conceptual show under his belt and showman’s flair, Craig Green should be a talent to watch in seasons to come. Continue »
Robert Proch (born 1986) just graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, and already during his studies he’s had large exhibition activity in both Europe and the States. Despite his young age at this point he already has his own unique picturesque language, has an edge and represents a large number of widely differing stylistic expression.
Madame Peripetie explores the boundaries between fashion, sculpture and the human body, experimenting with various fabrics and patterns; whilst infusing high-fashion elements with abstract and conceptual ideas, creating an eccentric escapade of color and texture. In her work she is focusing mainly on the interaction between body, language and new media. Her inspirations include surrealism, dadaism as well as the new wave era of the 80s, British post punk scene and the avantgarde theater of Robert Wilson.
There’s a wonderful sense of escapism about the work of Australian photographer, Eva Trust. The wavy, flowing textures of her beachside shots, in particular, convey an atmosphere of prolonged hedonism, offset by a coiled energy which seems ready to burst her subjects straight out of the frame and into our living rooms. This series of work captures ‘images of beach goers as mirrored in the wet sand, textured by the changing ocean and light’ and is inspired by Trust’s interest in the idea of the ‘blending of man and the natural world’.
during design miami / basel 2010, carpenters workshop gallery (london) presented
‘unbearable lightness’ by dutch designer tomáš gabzdil libertiny of studio libertiny.
the small cabinet is a clean-room unit that has been constructed from custom aluminium profiles,
glass sheets, rubber inserts and wooden beehives. the base plate of glass has been cut with a
queen restrictor mesh, allowing worker-bees to access the encased structure from two hives
hung beneath the cabinet.
The sculptor, Fan Xiaoyan was born in 1983 in Gaomi. In 2008 she graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and now lives and works in Beijing.
Fan herself says that her work proclaims “the arrival of a new era, a new kind of human being, a new power, a new sensation… a surrealistic virtual world in which men and women are equal”. Certainly, the violent contrast between pink flesh and cold, hard steel in Fang’s works gives rise to an intense visual and psychological shock. The unbearability of enduring such heavy attachments gives rise to a kind of strength and sweetness.
Julie Rrap is a contemporary Australian artist. Born in the regional town of Lismore, New South Wales, in 1950. Rrap is the sibling of well established performance artist and photographer Mike Parr. Her surman Rrap, is her actual surname Parr in reverse. Rrap changed her name so that she could establish herself as an artist without the ramifications of her brother’s controversial artwork.
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