Wednesday, February 24, 2016

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY- "VOODOO IN MY BLOOD" BY MASSIVE ATTACK

Here's the brand new video from Massive Attack.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

ART INSPIRATION - CHOE URAM -SCULPTURES

Choe Wooram (Uram) examines the borders between science and the arts by creating kinetic sculptures using robotics and electronic parts. His mobile creatures are animated through the studies on moving mechanism. His art charts the relationship between a man-made creature, human and nature. They explore how such artificial creatures overstep their creators.

Choe Uram's works raise the question of the relationship between us and technology and fusion of art and technology.


URC-1





Scarecrow





Una Lumino


Thursday, February 18, 2016

SHORT FILM- "THE LAST JOB ON EARTH" - BY THE GUARDIAN

'The Last Job on Earth' is a film produced in collaboration with the Guardian Sustainable Business section. The short film animation shows a woman named Alice as the holder of the last recognizable job on earth, trying to make sense of her role in an automated world.

Moshe Vardi, Professor of computer science, Rice University said that "Machines could take 50% of jobs in the next 30 years".

"Automation may mean a post-work society but we shouldn't be afraid. To benefit from the automation revolution we need a universal basic income, the slashing of working hours and a redefinition of ourselves without work."  Paul Mason


The Last Job on Earth - The Guardian from Moth on Vimeo.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A TRIBUTE TO ARTIST CORNELIS ZITMAN

Dutch-born, Venezuelan artist Cornelis Zitman created sculptures that reproduce and exaggerate the morphology of the indigenous peoples of Venezuela, particularly the female figure. Zitman died on 10th of January 2016 at the age of 89.

Zitman was born to a family of construction workers in Leiden, the Netherlands in 1926. He enrolled in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague at the age of fifteen. On completing his studies in 1947, he refused compulsory military participation, as he disagreed with the Netherlands' political actions in Indonesia, and fled the country aboard a Swedish oil tanker that would take him to Venezuela.

Zitman settled in the city of Coro, where he found work as a technical draftsman for a construction company. In his free time, he painted and made his first incursions into the field of sculpture. Two years later he moved to Caracas, where he worked as a furniture designer at a factory of which he later became the manager. In 1951, he received the National Sculpture Prize. He began teaching classes in design at the Central University of Venezuela and continued drawing and painting. In 1958, he exhibited a collection of drawings and paintings at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas. He then decided to abandon a life of business and moved to the island of Grenada, where he dedicated himself completely to painting and began to assert his style in sculpting.

In 1961, Zitman traveled to Boston to participate in an exhibition of paintings and design. That same year he returned to the Netherlands with a desire to study smelting techniques. In 1964, he worked as a smelting apprentice to the sculptor Pieter Starreveld before returning definitively to Caracas, contracted by Central University of Venezuela as a professor of design. The following year, he began working more intensively in small-format sculpture modeled directly in wax. In 1971, he exhibited for the first time at the Galerie Dina Vierny in Paris. From then on, he dedicated himself exclusively to sculpture. In the following years, he carried out various independent showings in Venezuela, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United States, Japan and other countries, earning various national and international awards. His works can be found in collections and museums in various countries, such as the National Art Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas in Venezuela, as well as in the Musée Maillol in Paris.


DINA


FEMME ASSISE


INCONNUE

Sunday, February 14, 2016

ART INSPIRATION - GLASS ARTIST K. WILLIAM LEQUIER

Glass artist K. William LeQuier uniquely conveys the raw emotion of a single moment in time with each of his sculptures. The fluid movement of the glass and the complexity of layered intersecting lines are evocative of both the harmony and the random forces found in nature.

Inspired by the diversity of form and color of undersea creatures, many of these works were reminiscent of sea urchins, sponges, anemones and their environments. His works are an appreciation of the strength and serendipity of nature.

LeQuier transforms glass to stunning organic figures with movement and emotion. Free flowing strands of carved glass are laminated with other layers to create depth and a complexity of intersecting lines. These sculptures of fluid motion vividly represent a momentary event in nature.

He states that he is inspired by the drama of everyday events in the natural world where weather and time are catalysts for change.


Cabriole

Medusa



Euphoria

Maelstrom

Saturday, February 13, 2016

ART HAPPENING - WORLD TOUR OF THE LOD, AN ANCIENT MOSAIC FROM THE EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE

Visitors to Miami Can Experience the World Tour Exhibition "PREDATORS AND PREY A ROMAN MOSAIC from Lod, Israel

─ Archaeological Treasure’s World Tour Continues at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, February 10 through May 15.

The exhibition’s title, “Predators and Prey,” references the marvelous menagerie of exotic animals portrayed. The mosaic is of no religious affiliation, residents at the time were mostly Pagans, Christians and Jews. The Lod Mosaic is one of the most-viewed Israeli touring exhibitions in history. When the Israel Antiquities Authority originally excavated the mosaic and opened it to the public for only one weekend, more than 30,000 people traveled to Lod to see the ancient marvel during the two-day period.


The Miami presentation of the Lod Mosaic is generously underwritten by Patricia and Phillip Frost Visitors to Miami this winter travel season has a chance to meet a true “Roman Rock Star” up close in the magnificent Lod Mosaic, a 3rd-century CE Roman Mosaic from the Eastern Roman Empire in modern-day Israel.

The exhibition will remain on view through May 15. The museum is located on the campus of Florida International University, located at 10975 S.W. 17 Street, Miami, FL 33199.






JEFFREY RUDES MENSWEAR FALL 2016

Jeffrey Rudes co-founder of denim label J-Brand has introduced his own menswear line. Jeffrey Rude's collection was highly influenced by 70's jet set and modernism.





PARKE & RONEN MENSWEAR FALL 2016

Luxury swimwear brand Parke and Ronen presented a fall collection for ski jet set.



Monday, February 08, 2016

ART HAPPENING- NRW-FORUM DUSSELDORF PRESENT HORST V. HORST

The NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, is presenting a comprehensive retrospective of Horst P. Horst. The exhibition Horst: Photographer of Style opens on February 12, 2016, and runs until May 22. German-born Horst was one of the leading photographers of the twentieth century and remains an important influence today. The exhibition is curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, and presents 250 photographic works spanning 60 years. It includes iconic images from his time as a Vogue photographer and lesser-known projects alongside rarely seen drawings, letters, films and couture gowns.

KING OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 
Horst creatively traversed the worlds of photography, art, fashion, design, theatre and high society. The exhibition explores his collaborations and friendships with leading couturiers such as Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in 1930s Paris; film stars including Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth; and artists and designers such as Salvador Dalí and Jean-Michel Frank. Horst found inspiration from many sources, including Classical architecture, the Bauhaus ideals of modern design, and Surrealist art. His elegant black and white studies from the 1930s show his mastery of light and shade. The creative process behind some of his most famous photographs, such as the Mainbocher Corset, is revealed through the inclusion of original contact sheets, sketches and cameras.




Sunday, February 07, 2016

ART INSPIRATION - KEITA MORIMOTO

Keita Morimoto is a visual artist working in Toronto, Ontario. Morimoto was born and raised in Osaka, Japan, and moved to Canada in 2008 in order to pursue his education at OCAD University. He has exhibited his work in several group shows around Toronto, Tokyo, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. His beautiful paintings have the style of the Old Masters like Rembrandt and Caravaggio but mixed with anime charms.

 Keita Morimoto studied at Ontario College of Art and Design. Currently, he has a solo exhibit at Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto.







SHORT WEB SERIES- "WHAT EATING STEVEN YEUN?"

I like this short web series with Steven Yeun as a Mokbang (Food Porn) Superstar. He really has a great comedic timing.  It's only 3 episodes and it's really worth your time. Also, Sandara Park from 2NE1 is here too.




EPISODE 1 OF 3

Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) leaves behind his life and love (Sandara Park, Kpop star from 2ne1) in LA to make his mark in his parent's home country of South Korea. Once there, he connects with a manager who steers him away from acting and insists he make his mark by diving into Korea's most viral craze, 'Mokbang' aka 'Broadcast Eating'.

DIVERSE MODELS AT PARIS SPRING COUTURE 2016

The diverse models that were cast at Paris Spring Couture 2016 just showed that |Asian and Black models can look great as any other models in couture.

ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER




ALEXIS MABILLE





ARMANI PRIVE'



Saturday, February 06, 2016

DANCE HAPPENING -"GOING HOME STAR" BY ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET

Commissioned by Artistic Director André Lewis, Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation explore the world of Annie, a young, urban First Nations woman adrift in a contemporary life of youthful excess. But when she meets Gordon, a longhaired trickster disguised as a homeless man, she’s propelled into the world she’s always sensed but never seen. Not only do they travel the streets of this place but also the roads of their ancestors, learning to accept the other’s burdens as the two walk through the past and toward the future. Together, both Annie and Gordon learn that without truth, there is no reconciliation.
Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation from Royal Winnipeg Ballet on Vimeo.


Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation from Royal Winnipeg Ballet on Vimeo.