DAIN, Love de Brighton Beach, 2013

When I was a student at Sussex Uni, in Brighton, I wasn’t much found of this city: too quiet, too small, too cold and windy, transport quite expensive also… London was settled in my heart for many years already and with master of research to do, I was simply dreaming to have my time in this small town over, once for all.
However, my last minute weekend trip with my boyfriend in Brighton was a bliss! It was sunny an not windy, peaceful, delightfully small, but also friendly, easy to chat with people and having a beer or two on the way (and few tequila shots too..!? please, don’t ask!) and the sea, my friends, the vision of the vast sea!!!!! Such a wonderful change from London!

Now, goes Monday morning with my everyday commute, my 9am meeting, usual Monday tasks… (and therefore along my weekly morning blues) and all this joy seems now to fade away.
Therefore, maybe best to share the art of the week, with a very impermanent art too: street art pictures.

One of my favourite street artist is the American DAIN for his representation of beautiful and classy women, who are a little bit out of space on our urban walls. Putting the accent on the eyes and the lips, he uses collage in addition of the paint and graffiti to compose and animate them fully, for a more dramatic language.

Gorgeous!

Please, read here his interview with Station 16 to learn more about his persona and methods.
Pictures from Artsy.

DAIN, Transformational, 2014

 

DAIN, Left Handed, 2014

 

DAIN, Untitled, 2014

 

DAIN, Love de Brighton Beach, 2013

 

DAIN, The Crack In Me, 2013
DAIN, If The Shoe Fits, 2014

 

DAIN, Dos Vino Taylor, 2012

André Kertész, Cheese Racks, Paris, ca. 1928

Because, today I go to a Cheese and Wine evening…

Basically, I had a look on many pictures to illustrate this evening, but the one I liked the most was this photograph taken by the talented André Kertész: in this shot, you fell intensely the dark atmosphere, and you can almost smell the refined cheese, hear the subdued silence of the cellar… Argh! can’t wait for tonight…!

André Kertész, Cheese Racks, Paris, ca. 1928
picture from Artsy

The perfect and complex works of Jaq Belcher

If you read this blog often (according to my stats, some are 😉 , you know I love white/blank pictures, geometry, nature and abstract, so how not to mention the works of Jaq Belcher?

The installations and paper cuts from this Australian artist based in New York, take the form of faultless white leaves or flowers in a complex ensemble. Similar to a meditation practice, the viewers are engaged to focus in order to fully admire this perfect density created. The result is flawless, always light and harmonious, offering a real (and rare!) impression of peace and balance.

Simply beautiful…

http://www.jaqbelcher.com (where the pictures are from)

 

 

 

 

 

Karl Hyde, Saxophone Scribbles from Holes above our Head, 2010

Today has a been a long day at work and with my headphones listening various music, I was thinking how lost I would be without this rhythm which keeps me going, makes me dance, makes me feel alive!

This musical ‘moment’ happened when ‘I Exhale‘ from Underworld was playing.
I knew the band but not this title (new album!! out on the 18th March!!!), so as I was looking for more, I discover that one of his member, Karl Hyde, creates also abstract art, and it is not bad at all! (oh joy!)

Being a musician, it is not surprising most of his topics are music and dance related. But his method is rather unusual: according to Artsy, he translates into the paper his visions he had while he was dancing onstage, using then meditation (normally applied in the Japanese Zen calligraphy) to create the forms. Then, for a more violent echo to this dance, he will add more brushes, or in some occasion charcoal to capture the energy…

https://www.artsy.net/artist/karl-hyde
http://www.underworldlive.com/art/karl/

Karl, Hyde, BPM #6, 2013
Karl Hyde, It’s not the End of the World, 2011

 

Karl Hyde, Saxophone Scribbles from Holes above our Head, 2010

 

Karl Hyde, Dancing in the Wind, 2010
Karl Hyde, 3rd Wedding Dancer, 2014

and now on repeat… 😉
Underworld – ‘I Exhale‘