Tim Whiten is a highly prolific senior–career Canadian artist whose pursuits have long been rooted in the Transcendental. In over forty years of exhibiting, he has sought to navigate the territory of the human condition and it’s transformative potential with a body of work encompassing a myriad of forms both two- and three-dimensional, including site specific works, real-time systems, ritual performances, and mixed media installations.
” My current studio practice considers the continuous process of transformation that materials and objects undergo throughout time. I create abstract, unidentifiable objects that evoke or depict a sense of the transient through the creative and constructive process and the overall sculptural form. I am interested in the evocative and emotive qualities of colour and its potential to direct and inform the viewer’s understanding of the work. I often consider the materiality of colour: the superficial qualities of applied surfaces verses colour that is intrinsic to the material itself and solid throughout. Sculpture defines a direct physical relationship between the viewer and the objects that they encounter and a conscious use of scale reaffirms that relationship. I make work that is relatable to the human body in scale to reinforce the physicality of material within my work.” – Derrick Piens
Kour Pour (born 1987) is a young British artist of part Iranian descent based in Los Angeles. He specialises in painting carpets. An exhibition of his paintings at the Untitled Gallery, New York, generated intense interest. All seven canvases, depicting Persian rugs and priced at $15,000 each, were snapped up by buyers.
Ancient cultures, mysticism, sci-fi and experimental electronic music are some of the things that inspire the imagery of Wilmer Murillo. Doodled lines, bright colors, and geometrical shapes are just some of the features he uses to bring his inner world to your eyes and mind. The style of his work is very versatile and has had various stages and transformations over the years, which has allowed him to work and collaborate with different types of applications such as murals, editorial illustration, mobile apps, books and other projects, continuosly bluring the line between design and art. Wilmer currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan, where he is studying a Master of Arts in the the University of Arts of Taipei while continuously experiments with his graphic skills and creations.
” I grew up surrounded by towering ceramic forms made by my father. My early work was very much influenced by machines, until my 20’s when after studying 3d design at art college i discovered a love/obsession with the human face which is still my driving force. My influences are varied but include contemporary dance,the writings of Carl Jung and Ian McGilchrist & Siddhartha Gautama. I believe that art is more important than ever as a way of utilising the whole of our brains, Especially in the West were we are so chronically stuck in literal thought. ” – Philip Wakeham
Citrus-squeezer in aluminium casting, mirror polished. Feet in nylon h 11.5 dia 5.5 Designed by Philippe Starck 1990. Click here for the link.
” My art today, is the convergence of beauty and emotion through the elegance of line and form. In my work, the themes and arrangements are uncomplicated, but invites the viewer to plunge in and bring their own opinion, speculation and interpretation to the forefront. ” – Gerrel Saunders
These are just some of the many fantastic illustrations you’ll find over at the website of Rafahu. Check it out.
Realistic sugar skull and bones designed by Snow Violent, to remind people not to eat too much sugar. Link here.
‘ Hello Beautiful is a photo series that’s part of The six week Beauty Project that was launched by Selfridges at the start of May. Images of these real-life models were captured by Norbert Shoerner, a German photographer and filmmaker, and these images will be used as part of promotions for The Beauty Project campaign, which will run until June 12th.’