There is no way that I could be bored of Sam Grant’s artworks. His original and unique way of depicting reality is fun and colorful. Every piece is eclectic but always showing that mischievous side that makes them so special. I admire how he mixes completely different objects that have nothing to do but in a whole they make sense. His inspiration from collages creates a very retro look that makes the artworks more attractive, but you can feel that there is a Pop Art hint through the vibrant use of colors.
Image source: Sam Grant
Posted by: Nerea Eguia
What would you be thinking about if you fell from a plane at 43,000 ft? I don’t think I would be able to think at all. Filmmaker Campbell Hooper has created a brilliant, pensive nine-minute film exploring the brains reaction to certain death and the potential to survive.
Sounds ominous, but the film certainly doesn’t feel foreboding at all, when statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes and 48 seconds before he hits the ground.
The film tries to make the viewer question their life and the importance of what they’re doing in their everyday lives despite this deep motive, I don’t think this film should be taken too seriously. With clips of scientific equations clashed with shots of pre-flight preliminaries, the film is hypnotic, constantly making me question, what would I do?
Posted by: Georgina Evans
After all the Fashion Week great madness, is time to settle down, relax and enjoy some other issue that have nothing to do with clothes and shows. Yes, let’s go back to the usual art posts and enjoy with the visual feast that collages provide us.
I’m a big fan of surreal, hypnotizing but as well beautiful and colorful collages. But when they feature a mix between old images that are assembled with digital techniques my interest gets bigger. I find very enjoyable how artists can bring back to life again old photographs, making them look modern, colorful and funny but without giving up the charming retro touch that they have. That’s how the artist Julien Pacaud creates appealing and carefully designed collages that with his passion for time traveling blends old images smartly and imaginatively into abstract landscapes. The way he mixes geometrical objects, retro pictures and astrophysical images, has as a result a magical and mysterious yet appealing world.
Image source: Julien Pacaud
Posted by: Nerea Eguia
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