Antoine Catala is a French artist and curator whose work has been shown in Berlin, Bordeaux, Chicago, LA, London, Mexico City, Munich, New York and Toulouse; in museums such as Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris), Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh) and PICA (Portland). He has curated exhibitions at Taxter and Spengemann (New York) and Galerie Christine Mayer (Munich).
” All of my self-portraits are made standing in front of the mirror. I am not opposed to using photographs to help me see more. They are wonderful tools, but I find my visual curiosity constantly engaged in the mirror and more often than not, shut down by the photograph. Working from photographs feels like copying the work of the camera. If I can manage to engage my eyes enough to draw from photos, I end up with a drawing of a photograph, not a drawing of the subject and I usually find the image flat and boring. For me, drawing is a discipline of the eyes; it is about seeing things honestly and feeling the brain’s influence over the eye’s accuracy.” – Ian Ingram
‘Apex Predator‘ by Dominic Young and Mariana Fantich of UK based studio Fantich & Young. ‘Fantich & Young’s body of work entails a conceptual and aesthetical approach to the sculptural juxtaposition of symbolic ready-made materials. Their work addresses parallels between social evolution and evolution in the natural world: Nature as model or nature as threat. Fantich & Young create art that subverts Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection with elements of supernatural ceremonial ritual. The concepts of nature and super-nature are explored in the work. Fantich & Young view this process as Darwinian Voodoo.’
Philip Harris <-- Born 1965 in Doncaster, Yorkshire; Education: Diploma in Art and Design, Mansfield 1981-83; B.A. in Art and Design, Bradford 1983-86
‘Feher’s work is direct and often dictated by the inherent characteristics of his chosen material. “Blossom,” exhibits five bright, soft pink fans made of extruded polystyerene, notable in the industry for its “well established reputation for long-term reliability and superior resistance to the elemental forces of nature: time, water, cold, heat, and pressure.” Feher’s fans assert a monochromatic exuberance of color as their smooth-skins glow with reflected light. The accordian-like form has uniquely manufactured, hinged pleats that effortlessly support the exaggerated scale of these featherweight sculptures.’ Link here.
Rejuvenate vintage decor on the dining table in the form of this Happy Hot Dog Napkin Ring that looks nothing less in terms of its beauty and unique design. Each set consists of 6 rings you can use to flaunt a design from the past with pride while you dine with guests. The design representing one of man’s favorite pets adds the perfect icing to the cake which looks like a combination of simplicity and art bound together in a beautiful framework. For those who already own pets in the house, it would seem like having your pups carry your napkins around which they often do in reality. Your dining tables couldn’t have had a better accessory than this in order to look different and out-of-the-box.
” I’ve spent the whole 2012 developing a new style. I was kind of bored about working only with vector illustration, I was seeking for a new unique style, something more warm, something that I can make with bare hands. I choose fuzzy felt because it’s a kind of material which isn’t used too much as a pure graphical media. My goal was to develop flat bidimensional collages, paper is already very used in illustration, plus it can’t guarantee the same hardness than Fuzzy Felt does.” – Jacopo Rosati
Illustrations by the talented Kato, freelance fashion illustrator from Ukraine.
Cildo Meireles (born 1948) is a Brazilian conceptual artist, installation artist and sculptor. He is noted especially for his installations, many of which express resistance to political oppression in Brazil. These works, often large and dense, encourage the viewer’s interaction.