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ARTIST – FABIáN PEñA

What distinguishes Peña’s work from other artists, is the elaborate techniques used to create a piece. He effectively starts with objects which are seen as grotesque and uses it as a paradox. Approaching these materials with his unpolluted character, he sees them as being something useful and turns them from this grotesque material to something simple. These are often camouflaged with an aesthetic of beauty with precious sentimental values.

 

Image source: Myto Gallery, David Castillo Gallery  

Posted by: Ruth Misamu

DESIGNER – LINA MICHAL

Fashion becomes utterly beautiful when collections instead of just being simple pieces of clothing, have a story or a purpose behind that makes those items original and unique. Creating the garments can be as well a process of transmiting an idea through different materials or prints. But what I really like to see in a collection, are those strong hints that speak a lot about what inspires the designer.

 

When I first saw Swedish Lina Michal ‘s last collection Heathen Hearts, I felt thah the young designer’s creations were strong and could perfectly transmit all the ideas that Lina wanted to express. Inspired by nature and Swedish traditions such as Midsummer crownbrides and leaves, every garment is decorated with voluminous forms that add a great mysticysm and mystery to the look and as a tribute to modern mans primitive urge to decorate oneself. With the flowery prints and organic volumes that she has used in the process, Lina has deffinetly showed the magic and beauty of nature with elegant, delicate and charming pieces.

 

Image source: Lina Michal 

Posted by: Nerea Eguia

PHOTOGRAPHER – LYLE ASHTON HARRIS

Lyle Ashton Harris is a artist, photographic collage, installation and performer who explores life from personal and the political views. He concentrates mainly on the impact of ethnicity, gender and age and the collision it has on our everyday culture. Well known for his self portraits and that of pop culture icons such as Billy Holiday and Michael Jackson, he likes to tease the viewers perception and presumption. Making bold culture cursors and pin pointing and realigning the familiar with the extraordinary.

 

Image source: Lyle Ashton Harris

Posted by: Ruth Misamu

PHOTOGRAPHER – MARK LOVEJOY

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A viewer sometimes looks for the physical beauty in the works and not only the conceptual side of them. Every piece has a reason behind, an idea that impulses the author to show and use a certain type of colors or forms. But in Mark Lovejoy’s photographs, the reasons are left apart to delight us with a visual feast. When I first saw the images I thought that Mark was a painter, playing with all types of shades to create an explosion of colors on the canvas but when I realized that he is a photographer I was utterly interested by the process of creation and the origin of such a potent image.

 

However, there is not much said about the techniques that Mark uses; in his website this quote from ‘The Pedagogy’ can be read though: All questions are scientific, spiritual, moral or aesthetic. Spiritual questions have no answer. Scientific questions seek one answer. Moral questions seek one answer but their nature must entertain some degree of ambiguity. Aesthetic questions have more than one answer and no answer is right or wrong.” The fact is that viewers can make their own interpretation about the aesthetically powerful and abstract works.

 

Image source: Mark Lovejoy 

Posted by: Nerea Eguia

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