Jun 3, 2015
" My work explores the beautiful, painful, and ultimately puzzling, human condition of having memories. What are they? Can we retain them as an experience? Are they individual or shared? Once gone, could your neighbor's be your own? How important is happening versus happened? Through this body of work, I engage with mostly found photographs. Already, these objects have a history unknown to me and speak of another’s memory, removed in both time and space. In these photographs, I cover the people with paint, subtracting the specific identity of each person and transforming them into anonymous ghosts for the viewer to project upon. In this way, a private and specific experience becomes an open and shared one through the material addition of paint on photograph. Through this haunting of the material, the ghosts become us and we become the ghosts. We become the ghosts of our everyday. -Angela Deane
Jun 2, 2015
In these last years Joseba Eskubi
(Bibao 1967) has worked a gestural painting, combining techniques and processes that try to accentuate the material qualities of the image. He is interested in organic forms in decomposition, soft and amorphous that accentuate the tactile sense of vision. His work usually presents a kind of stage where there is a single figure, silhouetted against the background., trying to maintain a certain ambiguity that allows the suggestion and evocation. The pictorial gesture builds a credible figure, but at the same time it is decoded as an abstract, and purely material. The idea is that each image has a temperature, a character like a portrait of an unknown thing until you create it. Joseba Eskubi´s process is quite intuitive and fast, acting directly on the canvas. He works with a serial device that causes an obsessive effect, a necessity absurd and indomitable. This repetitive structure, projects itself over time like a big body beating and breathing, the strange body of painting.
Jun 2, 2015
Your morning blues will fade away at the sight of this adorable, monochrome mug and saucer set! Without its matching mug, this petite panda plate wears a frown. But finish your final sip and set this ceramic mug in its place, and this bear will instantly beam with a satisfied smile and lick of its lips. Flip this cup face-down and find an additional sweet detail - a third expression of a tiny tongue stuck out! Whether you prefer your brew dark and strong or light and sweet, this charming two-piece set will help you enjoy every last drop! Buy here.
Jun 1, 2015
" I am an Italian-born and Manchester, UK-based artist. Born in Padua, Italy. I studied painting and drawing in my formative years and completed my degree in Architecture at University IUAV in Venice. Along with house renovations, interiors and store designs, I worked on museum and temporary exhibitions as well as theatrical scenographies in Rome, Padua and Milan between 1991 and 2010. Following my passion for drawing and painting, which I continued alongside my work as an architect, I have always carried out the activity as painter. Using paper, recycled from newspaper glued on canvas, cardboard or wood, as a medium for my paintings I've experimented with techniques, materials and many varying subjects. The faces of people, the movement of the human body and the relationship between public and private in everyone's life, were the themes of my painting. Based in Manchester since early 2012 I am now looking to explore further the dimension and the power of printed paper, along with issues like the conflict of opposites and of 'chaos'- Paola Bazz
May 29, 2015
Star trek drink kooler resembles Captain Kirk and Spock's shirt. Yay! Buy here
May 26, 2015
Artist Kim Leutwyler
is a real gem. Definitely worthy of your attention. Here's a little bit about her: "Kim Leutwyler is an American artist currently living in Sydney, Australia. She works in a variety of media including painting, installation, ceramics, printmedia, and drawing. Kim's current work takes its form in large scale paintings primarily dealing with images of beauty, Queer-identity and sexuality. Kim holds concurrent degrees in Studio Art and Art History from Arizona State University, and a Painting and Drawing degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago."