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Vallvidrera House

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‘The project is situated in the Vallvidrera neighborhood, a residential area with views overlooking the city of Barcelona, surrounded by the Collserola natural park, in a very sloped and small plot situated between a valley and a pine forest. The objectives of the project were to get the maximum possible building area within a tight budget and an optimized orientation of all openings while protecting the privacy of the owners.’ Architecture and interior design: YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona

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Paul Yanko

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” The densely layered compositions characteristic of my painting are reflective of a desire to reconcile formal painterly concerns with an interest in creating process-derived imagery. I remain equally influenced by emblems of Modernist geometric abstraction in addition to the characteristically intense, saturated hues found in commercial sign painting and toy construction sets. I develop my paintings systematically through an additive process of layering acrylic paint mixed with acrylic mediums onto masked areas. I initially establish sets of vertical and horizontal bands, applied to either a square or rectangular format, with function as an armature on which subsequent color shapes are layered. As I paint, I allow shapes to shift in registration in order to reveal varying amounts of underlying color.” – Paul Yanko

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Canapé Cactus Sofa

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The Canapé Cactus sofa is designed by Italian designer Maurizio Galante. It is made up of a cluster of prickly-painted cushions. The appearance of the sofa is like that of a real cactus.

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Luis Argerich

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” I’m a (very) crazy nightscape photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I teach at College, I’m a huge and southernmost fan of the Green Bay Packers, I have two kids, I’m 43 years old and I don’t have plans to update this paragraph.” – Luis Argerich

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Nino Sarabutra

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Nino Sarabutra has filled the gallery floor with more than 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls and invites you to walk on them. Entering the gallery, every step you take you will be treading on the skulls, unavoidably. In truth, each step we take brings us one step closer to our own demise, yet we never know which will be our last. (Born in Thailand, Nino Suwannee Sarabutra studied Ceramic Arts at Silpakorn University in Bangkok. After university she joined various advertising agencies – she has worked in advertising and ceramics since. Her work was exhibited in the National Ceramics Exhibitions 1990 and 1991. Nino set up her Bangkok studio in 2006 while running a small local advertising agency. In 2008 she started working on her first solo exhibition – Exploring Love. Nino’s work explores human emotions and existence.)

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Mona Hatoum

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Mona Hatoum (born 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a video artist and installation artist of Palestinian origin, who lives in London. Mona Hatoum explores a variety of different subject matter via different theoretical frameworks. Her work can be interpreted as a description of the body, as a commentary on politics, and on gender and difference as she explores the dangers and confines of the domestic world. Her work can also be interpreted through the concept of space as her sculpture and installation work depend on the viewer to inhabit the surrounding space to complete the effect. There are always multiple readings to her work. “I wanted it to appeal to your senses first maybe or to somehow affect you in a bodily way and then the sort of connotations and concepts that are behind that work can come out of that original physical experience.” The physical responses that Hatoum desired in order to provoke psychological and emotional responses ensures unique and individual reactions from different viewers.

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Carl Krull

Carl Krull’s Car Drawings were done on the road from the passenger seat across the United States. The procedure of drawing on a tube was the method. Scrolling and scanning the curved or partial surface working through the paper like a printer, one line at a time. Eventually every bump in the road and every tiny crack in the floor affects the drawings which becomes a topographical map of the journey itself.”

Henrik Menné

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Whether they are dynamic or static; sculptures by Henrik Menné are basically about process, balance and about organizing matter through both rigid systems and chance. The major part of Mennés production consists of large-scale machines or arrangements temporarily put at work when exhibited – all sculptures are ‘in the making’ so to say. Their process is always silent, controlled and structured by repetitive movements as the machines transform a single material – plastic, wax, metal or stone – into peculiar objects. These soft-formed elements are seldom regarded as autonomous art works and destroyed or recycled when no longer on show. Although closed and often self-referring, the system in which the process takes place both changes the environment and is sensible to changes in the environment. The instability of the physical context is therefore what causes important marginal variations in the shapes of the particular outcome.

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Natalia Rak

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Here’s the recent work of artist Natalia Rak – “Legend of the giants” Folk on the Street, Bialystok. Make sure you go through all of her work.. soo inspiring.

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Kim Joon

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Kim Joon, one of Korea’s most notable young contemporary artists, creates digital prints exploring themes of desire, memory and youth using porcelain and tattoos as his digital mediums. He fabricates compositions out of tableware, fragments of idealized nudes, and icons of Western pop culture, including guitars, cars and guns. A master of the computer software 3D Studio Max, Kim successfully juxtaposes old and new, traditional Asian motifs and new media.

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