When street meets art and turns it into dope ass fashion, than I can point, scream and shout: That’s my kind of shit!
CPxArt is a young French fashion brand by German designers, who are focusing to put art and fashion together and let the creativity rule over every single piece. Influenced by Paris streetwear vibes, the label created their motto “God is Art” and “Art is Life” and put their creativity in bomber jackets as significant pieces for their very first collection. And since this is not enough: every product is hand-painted and produced in Europe.
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:
Pictures via IZAIZA Photography: Diana Diederich
Stylist: Phuong Lam
Hair & make-up: Marco Hülsebus
Model: Valerie Charlotte
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:
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:
“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.”
I seriously will never understand why museums and artists do not allow us to take pictures from their exhibitions, especially when it’s photography. Like isn’t art there for to share it? Or are you so so so eager to make money out of it? And I will transform into a undercover agent every single time, gonna take pictures until I got the point why taking pictures is not allowed. So during Berlin Fashion Week for the first time in Berlin, the Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin presents the work of the influential photographer Mario Testino at the Kulturforum.
The show Mario Testino In Your Face (20 January – 26 July 2015) presents the full range of his photographic work, in 125 images, placing particular emphasis on its provocative contrasts. If you don’t know how Mario Testino is by now, you definitely did something wrong with your life (just kidding). Check out Artsy’s Mario Testino page for more information about Testino. But the exhibition is dope as fuck (attention this post contains nudity!):