Dimitri was born in Moscow and now lives in Paris. Some of his works are full of rage (the meat ones), some others are witness this rotting world like a memento mori (the vegetable skulls) and his latest seems just resigned (the knitted credit cards). And the wood skin bear (a puzzle of wooden ammunition boxes) is just amazing! Examples of all of them after the cut!
Olle is a game artist from Sweden. Endgame is his latest creation, a mix between an ancient 8bit game (but made in Flash) and an anti utopian drama. In his words: <<The work consists of a programmed interactive animation sequence, where the gaming element has been left out and what remains is a kind of theatre play that you control with your computer keyboard.>>. Every floor brings a surprise, it’s like descending the hell of capitalistic society. You can play it HERE for a limited time. More images after the cut.
Mark was born in Virginia in 1970 and he has been one of the first urban artists taking the world stage. I fell in love with his tape art a long time ago for his style and social criticism plus value, and his creations always deserve a look. More after the cut and check out his website and the web for more.
Radya is a young street activist. He lives in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and focuses on social issues and urban madness. He’s an outsider and I love his freedom from the usual urban art styles that are depersonalizing street art today. This is his Eternal Flame tribute to russian soldiers who died in World War II.
This is an old one, I feel it’s always actual: Chen Wenling visianary and pushing faster art depicts Wall Street and the financial schemers. I love him. I feel he has a cartoon and anime background and the maturity to bring that kind of vision to an adult level, that’s what makes the difference.
Luzinterruptus is an anonymous collective based in Madrid. They play with the inconsistency and the contradictions of our social and urban and economic system. All their actions (with silicon nipples, sunglasses, bags etc etc) are based on light. Night is not scary anymore, from Luzinterruptus on darkness will be puzzling and surprising.
[Pictures by Gustavo Sanabria]
Oleg was born in Moscow. He brings what’s inside all of us to the surface via photography + digital designs.
[Stuart Semple _ False and inflatable feeling]
Mindful is a project my friend Stuart set up to raise funds for the Mind Creative Therapies Fund. It will open on September 21st at the Imperial War Museum and at the Old Vic Tunnels in London – More images soon!
[Sebastian Horsley _ Crucifixion No.6]
The solitude in urban environment always pops up in the intriguing imaginario of Kevin.
FriendsWithYou are gonna bring their forty piece environmental installation “Rainbow City” in New York City, in celebration of Section 2 of the High Line.
This is what The Wa just did in Marseille, France.
Sometimes Candy uses abandoned buildings to vehicle messages and to make people think about themselves and about their neighbours. There would be so much to say about her Before I Die project that it does need no words. Just think about it. Before you die.
Gianfranco goes deep into the mysteries of urban environment, sinks in the outer space of our metropolis, links human and pop with electric and digital power lines. This installation will be at Milan’s Angel Art Gallery from May 12th.
The Ruin Academy is run in co-operation between the Casagrande Laboratory / Finland and JUT Foundation for Arts & Architecture / Taiwan. An industrial building, an empty space conquered again by nature; this is the third generation city, a mix between enviromental art, architecure, sociology and apocalypse.
[photo by AdDa]
Miriam was born in Varese (Italy) in 1981. Pic from the “Sala d’attesa” performance.
New artworks by Gregory, he lives in the Twin Cities of Minnesota
I’m one of the curators of Blooom, a different kind of artfair. After the first edition we’re working on the second, and we won an important prize:
DEAR GALLERISTS, ARTISTS AND ART LOVERS,
BLOOOM – the creative industries art show. has been awarded “Selected Landmark 2011″ in the Land of Ideas!
We are pleased to announce that BLOOOM is prize winner in the contest “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” organized and put into effect by the regional initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” in close cooperation with Deutsche Bank.
BLOOOM as “Selected Landmark” is ambassador to the Land of Ideas in 2011 and is so representing the innovation potential of Germany.
At this point we would like to officially thank you for your participation and cooperation, your support, the interest and the trust you have placed in BLOOOM 2010. Without you this would not have been possible.
We’re awaiting a magnificent, interesting and exciting BLOOOM 2011 and are looking forward to once again welcoming you this autumn!
Yasha Young + Team
including the curators Daniel van Nes, Cliff Wallace, Giovanni Cervi, Christian Rothenhagen, Manuel Ströhlin
[photo by Halle Timo Katz]
Armsrock was born in in Copenhagen; he works primarily with interventions in public space and with site- and time-specific installations.
The Influencers is a small kind-of-cult festival that Eva and Franco mattes organize together with their friend Bani every year in Barcelona. It’s a gathering of artists, impostors, conceptual hackers, deviant geographers and crazy characters, those people you can get inspiration from.
The next festival is taking place April 14-15-16, 2011
JR is one of the most talented urban aristst of the last years. This is a film about his 3 year project on woman condition all around the world. After the Cannes Festival preview “Women are heroes” will be out on January 12.