IZAIZA

I seriously think that there is nothing more beautiful then putting his own illustration, his own handwriting on somebody’s art. May sound crazy, but here is what I mean: like for example when an illustrator is changing a fashion editorial and gives it his/her own personal touch. And real talk, from what I have seen in the fashion industry, it’s taking it to a whole nother level most of the time.

This is what happend for a fashion editorial by Wunderkind with a little magic of illustrator IZAIZA. Don’t get me wrong the campaign itself is absolutely amazing, but with IZAIZA’s art it just got a little more umpf, if you know what I mean?!

IZAIZA lives and works as an artist in Hamburg/Germany. She has been working as a freelancer art director/ graphic designer since 2005 for a variety of agencies, corporate clients and music labels like whatpeopleplay and wordandsound. An illustration is a visualization or a depiction of a subject made by an artist, such as a drawing, sketch, painting, photograph, or other kind of image of things seen, remembered or imagined, using a graphical representation. And she knows what she’s doing. Check this shit out:

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Pictures via IZAIZA
Photography: Diana Diederich
Stylist: Phuong Lam
Hair & make-up: Marco Hülsebus
Illustration: IZAIZA
Model: Valerie Charlotte

Psychedelic Painting

These psychedelic paintings are absolutely beautiful. And what intrigues me is not the result, but the process of making it. Psychedelic art is any art inspired by psychedelic experiences known to follow the ingestion of psychoactive drugs such as LSD and psilocybin and contains features like e.g. kaleidoscopic, fractal or paisley patterns, bright and/or highly contrasting colors or phosphenes, spirals, concentric circles, diffraction patterns, and other entoptic motifs etc. The best way to understand is to see: 23tumblr_ng6feb5BQs1qa4iv8o6_500

And talking about pychedelic paintings you have to know who Bruce Riley is. Bruce Riley is a Chicago based artist who drips paint into paint in an endlessly layered arrangement resulting in paintings that look like underwater scenes, psychedelic visions and abstract dreamscapes. Aron Packer says about Bruce Riley:
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“Bruce Riley is an alchemist.  It’s an overused term in abstract painting but in this case it’s true.  Using experimental techniques for creating the paintings for his current show, Riley plans his paintings, but along the way he wrangles the accidents and mistakes that are inevitable. In the studio he focuses on flow allowing immediate observation to guide a painting’s progress. He keeps everything fresh within his daily routine by working on multiple works which inform and feed on each other. He cannot say what it is that tips a painting in one direction or the other. It’s just apparent to him when something is done. The process is a living thing that’s of the moment.  The recent paintings have a psychedelic, organic sculptural feel about them. They are process-driven, relying on chance as much as intent. And chemical interactions within the paint are always welcome. Riley paints for himself, but if the viewers were to forget themselves while looking at these pieces, they would be as close as one can get to an understandable meaning.”Unbenannt

This is beautiful.

Pictures via Bruce Riley

Tinashe

The things I am not, but should talk more about: Tinashe.
It’s actually about 3 or 4 weeks ago when I went to the concert in Hamburg/Germany. Having her performance still in mind is just speaking for the impression she left on me. And the concert was def worth it.

In case you don’t know Tinashe yet: she is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, actress, director, and former model. She began her entertainment career at the age of 3 and so she has been in the game for a minute, which you can see in her very professional performance. But she only got my attention when her debut solo album Aquarius was released last year. She is bringing a specific RnB sound to the music industry which reminds me of the 90’s (and I don’t even know why) and her song Cold Sweat has been on my ITunes list since it got out.

So basically what I am trying to say is: go to her concert!
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Marco Battaglini

These paintings by Marco Battaglini are perhaps the best example of classical meeting modern that I know of:
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Battaglini invites us to think that in today’s global village, with the ‘democratization’ of culture, the evolution of knowledge, information immediacy, immersed in the heterogeneity, the Patchwork Culture forces us to confront with a need understanding beyond our geographical boundaries of time. Probably the uniqueness of the Italian artist Marco Battaglini is to conceptualize the possible coexistence of the ideals of classical beauty with the anti-aesthetic, the combination of the divine and refined with the vulgar, through a composition that can complement different realities in an eternal instant. His research of multidimensionality leads him to overlap different temporal, spatial and cultural realities, where everything seems to make sense… This is ultimately the Battaglini’s purpose: remove barriers that distort the perception of reality.
You can see more of the experly painted works below:
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Pictures via Saatchiart.com

 

This Is Not Clothing Collection III

Museums are actually one of my most favorite places. It’s super quiet and relaxed and you get inspired by all the art around you. And sometimes I just like to sit there and watch people. I know I am so weird. However taking that museum aspect and transforming it into a whole collection is basically (actually this is just a super simple way to explain it) what This Is Not Clothing did for Collection III

This Is Not Clothing is a luxury brand and consumerist art movement. Artist Jam Sutton celebrates and reinvents masterful artworks, juxtaposing contemporary culture and fine art.  The clothing is considered a wearable canvas, featuring original bespoke artwork prints onto ethical fair trade cotton.

Collection III takes inspiration from classical sculpture and modern protest. The collection features a series of digital sculptures created by Jam Sutton using 3d scanning techniques of real-life models. (Digital sculpture models: Jack Beran, Emelie Stenman & Joel Hicks. 3D scanning technology provided by Ten24. 3D data refinement by Ten24, additional modelling by Ben Douglas.) “It’s a way for me to exhibit my artwork in a way that’s different to a gallery or museum setting“, says Jam Sutton.
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Pictures via This Is Not Clothing
Lookbook styling by Andrew Davis. Styling assistant Sam Carder. Lookbook models: Tommy Lee @ Models 1 – George Mowlan @ Models 1 | Grooming: Emilie Yong