Sleek accessories brand KOMONO have used the work of late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat to produce their latest collection. Featuring different details from a small range of carefully selected pieces, each design has a unique stance on the artists abstract work. Combined with metallic faces, the contrasting tones add a touch of sophisticated luxe to the bold statement straps. There are six styles in the collection which are available through the KOMONO website. Feature
An eagerly awaited show by me, and many others no doubt is the Tate Modern’s Henri Matisse, Cut Outs. In his later years Matisse was unable to paint, he began to produce cut outs as preparations for commissioned works. Over time Matisse preferred this technique over others due of his ill health. Matisse is a giant of modern painting, abstraction and colour, his works spanning a huge variety of subject matter and exploration of materials. His work is emotional and tender, yet bold and bright, and it seems to capture the basic joys of seeing, and experiencing life. Feature
Andy Warhol is a name that everybody should know. He is infamous for putting the process of screen print on a pedestal, amongst many other things. Here are some images of when his works were exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery. We are just blown away by the scale of his pieces and truly believe that things would have been different in the art world without this guy. Maximum respect. Feature
Andrei Tarkovsky was a very popular Soviet and Russian film maker. I stumbled upon some of his photographs and with the film photography. I found them beautiful and wanted to share his book titled, ‘Instant Light’ which showcases all the photographic work he produced over the years and shares insight into his inspiration behind the fluid free photographs and the process. Here are some of the most amazing ones I found. Have fun being inspired. Feature
Discovering Dieter Roth was an important moment for me. In 2004 I chanced upon a retrospective of his work packed into a warehouse in Queens’s, New York. The warehouse was Moma’s tempoary home at the time and the show was huge with a bunch of rooms dedicated to his printing activity. The security had to literally drag us out of there. Roth produced a huge body of print works in his lifetime. Experimenting, manipulating and combining the different stages of every available print process in his path. He was hugely inventive and unorthodox in his approach and he went on to develop new techniques of printing such as pressing meats, fruits and chocolate, often merged with traditional forms … Oh shits, Lion ice cream hits!
I have just been introduced to the amazing work of Richard Lohse, who started off creating systematic oil paintings and later went on to produce some killer prints. I love how his work looks like the dither on a low resolution digital image yet it is created by manually placing blocks of colour with perfect registration.
So, here’s a name you probably haven’t heard before! The infamous Andy Warhol. No matter what anyone says, this guy conquered the world with silk screen as his weapon. Absolute legend. I have linked you to the Warhol Museum, which has pretty much everything you need to know or see about this man.