Matjia Cop has been inspired by architecture and precisely the Croatian Cathedral of St. James in order to create his university experiment, Object 12-1 with the help of the mentor Jasminka Končić. Unusual pieces of clothing that are made by contemporary materials that preserve the same quality of the stone that was used for the construction of the cathedral.
Every piece of the collection is unique. The cold colors that Cop uses are able to give to the clothing a curious form and even if the material used feels like stone, it seems to me that it´s not that heavy. The whole idea of the experiment has depth and it represents a mixture between clothing and architecture. The material used for the collection is incomparable and the three months invested in the production are worth it. I can´t imagine of a better tribute to such an old and meaningful building as the cathedral of St. James. It seems like human body and stone are one. The adaptation of the materials to the model´s figure keeps balance between what is human and what is meant to be stone.
Posted by: Nerea Eguia
Julia Kater is a half French, half Brazilian photographer who does wonderful photo series using the collage technique. Her work is all handmade, almost artisan. She thinks is important to have this manual contact with the image, to be able to intervene directly in the surface of the photograph.
You can see how she provides materiality to the photography through the collage, to invert its plans and hence change perspective. She says “photograph could be easily decontextualized through collage, in such a way that the narratives that could be built from there have proven to be an extensive field for a more personal and subjective discourse”.
The sky is one of the main characters of her work, representing its impermanence, omnipresence and timeless. Julia Kater approaches questions like silence, frontier, emptiness, death, and human relations and tries to bring these questions to photography.
Image source: Julia Kater
Posted by: Ugutz Falzes
There is something so special about Rhon Meijer´s artworks. It feels like you´re watching life while dreaming. Colorful blurred images, where the actual photograph is distorted by bright and vivid clouds. The effect is wonderful; it really attracts my attention and drags me into the dreamy photographs. The scale of colors actually matches perfectly and the result is hyptonizing.
The most interesting part of the process of creation of Meijer´s photographs is that all of these artworks are created by destroying old negatives. It all started when the Dutch artist discovered some slides that had been exposed to moisture for 15 years: the result was an attractive crystallized effect. That´s when Meijer decided to develop a special mixture that contains some chemicals in order to deform the shots.
The striking explosion of colors as a result of the chemical cocktail, reminds me of a painting. Some of the artworks slightly resemble to Andy Warhol or Claude Monet´s canvases. As an outcome of Meijer´s production, the photographs have a psychedelic touch as well; specially when he uses yellow, purple and red colors. By this technique he brings back to life old pictures exaggerating certain parts of the negative creating unexpected feelings such as: curiosity, elegance, distress, evocation or confussion.
Posted by: Nerea Eguia
This season we have another point of view of marble pattern. A metamorphosed limestone, consisting chiefly of recrystallized calcite, has always been related to luxury, classic sculpture or old-fashioned construction material. It’s various breccias show a variegated pattern, which has been revisited until it lately has became one of the hypest trends.
Shirts, sneakers, scarfs, sunglasses, trousers… All marbled. Natural strong stone adjusted to the human form turning into lightweight wearable items. Its heterogeneity makes marble a versatile and clever pattern. We very find appealing how designers have reinterpreted it in so many different ways in order to bring it the front row.
Posted by: Nerea Eguia & Ugutz Falzes
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