Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Why are All the Good Ones British

Recenty heard these guys on the Belgian radio, and was totally impressed they're my age and descent. Now thats a miracle in it's self. They were discovered in Manchester, England playing gigs in basements. They've come a long way, for a couple of 15 year olds, they played on stage at the last Glastonbury. Nothing massive, but still.
Introducing....Egyptian Hip-hop

(yea,their neither Egyptian or hiphop,
you know how those indie kids; awesome)

My Fave:

Mucho Loveo xxx

Livin' Local, Livin' Large

Artist: Wim Delvoye

Can ya handle it?

Born in Ghent, this Belgian artist has become internationally famous. His work
is often controversial and often parodies religion, he also likes to incorporate his
Belgian heritage in his work.
There was recently a small exhibition of his Gothic pieces downtown,
Brussels. It was awesome to have such a famous artist exhibited
so close to home, was totally worth braving the winter weather for :)

His site is worth checkin out :

Mucho Loveo xxx

Youth Generation: We All Want to Be Young

We All Want to Be Young (leg) from box1824 on Vimeo.

I Just Want a Little More Murakami

The following is my desperate attempt to capture the work of
Takashi Murakami, the famous Japanese pop artist. These pieces
were controversially displayed on the grounds of Versailles,
the historical royal palace of France, situated outside of Paris.
To say Versailles was magical; is an understatement. I felt
like a killer sound track was gunna start any second, a la Sofia

Can u spot the Converse 10 seconds into the clip?

I visited Paris with my Art Club, and have no pics of myself
pour le moment, mais I will update it with personal pics later.
(franglais skills! you jealous? Now if only I could speak actual
It was an awesome trip; Between exhibitions me and my friend
overdosed on Ladurée and toured Les Tuileries. Stopped by Colette
( As fabulous as always, I picked up a copy of The Selby is in your Place)

One thing that's difficult about being in Paris, you feel ugly and passé. At
least I do. Seriously,I'm not trying to pull the usual teen girl, fishing
for complements thing. Everybody is so so beautiful and kick-ass there;
heels and perfect, just-outta-bed-hair, never trashy though. Just raw
Parisian chic; little compares.

Photographing his work was really difficult, especially when
it was enclosed in glass (fridge'in glare) . And I only had my
crappy, little,digital camera. I may have over-edited a little,
anyway, enough excuses, here's what I got.

Oval Buddha

Flower Matango

The Emperor's New Clothes
Yume Lion
Superflat Flowers
Jellyfish Eyes- Saki
Pom & Me... It's a self-portrait Of Murakami
and his dog, Pom.
The Simple Things
'Kay so the pic above is my own, the one below is from
another blog, I didn't really feel like I did it justice.
Jellyfish Eyes- Tatsuya

Mucho Loveo xxx


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sa- Sa- Sa- Saatchi Gallery.

Finally! I took long enough, but I am finally posting, my favorite pieces of artists that I discovered at the Saatchi Gallery in Lon-don. Some cool things about the Saatchi Gallery is that it is totally free and open to the public. It also is not overwhelming in size but still has a diverse, every- changing selection of modern art on display.

Artist: Luke Rudolf
I love the fact that you can still make out the
silhouette of a person , giving it that portrait feel, yet the geometric shapes in
no way resemble facial features. And I mean, the combination of the
gray shapes and those vibrant paint strokes...genius

Artist: Graham Hudson

I was so fascinated by the way he transformed and recycled
everyday objects from forgotten trash into art.
The piece below was the one I saw, the garbage bags are actually
inflated by fans, giving the sculpture movement.

Artist: Tessa Farmer
Her work is; gruesome, sinister and beautiful. She takes
insect skeletons and hangs them on invisible string, the little
fairy skeletons are hand crafted. Can you image how much patience
it wold take to carve such delicate, intricate figures?

Artist: Jaime Gili
I just love the composition and color selection.
Artist: Ximena Garrido Lecca
This made for an amazing instillation piece. It is massive
yet so detailed. I felt like she had cut out a part
of another world and stuck it in the gallery.

Artist: Dick Evans
I find the piece has a very urban, gritty feel. Complete with
cigarette butts and a crushed can. The dull color of the wave
reminds me of ash, I am not sure what exactly the wave
was made of, but there is no debating, it is very impressive.
Artist: Mustafa Hulusi
Mastery of complementing contrast....I think yes.

Lastly here is an amazing clock that was for sale in a store in the Saatchi Gallery... I want this in my house....now-ish!

- Fia