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ARTIST – RAJNI PERERA

It’s interesting to realise how different are seen topics such as sexuality or beauty. Over the years different images have been built by the influence of several industries, which in turn have power over society’s point of view. But a mixture of a wide range of different conceptions is always something positive; and if that combination is translated into artworks the result can’t get any better.

 

Rajni Perera‘s works are beautiful. The way she mixes the eastern culture with the pop culture has as a result an exotic and very engaging series of powerful images decorated with vibrant colors. But of course, the deep inspiration that Rajni takes from the fascinating Hindu mythology has a striking influence on her creations, to provide them with a charming mystical vibe. Once again, it’s proved how the mixture between different cultures comes up with astonishing results.

 

Image source: Rajni Perera 

Posted by: Nerea Eguia

ARTIST – SHINIQUE SMITH

Shinique Smith is an america artist who is inspired but the extensive vocabulary of things that we consume and discard. The things that we take advantage of everyday. Inspecting the ways in which these objects can affect our personal and social scales of life. She uses clothes from herself and family members, which they do not need. She takes these things and creates her work which gives the impression of making something out of nothing. Smith pursues the graceful and spiritual qualities in the written word and the everyday life. She also uses these inspirations and blends of colours and textures and creates drawings and paintings sort of representing something of beauty.

 

Image source: Shinique Smith 

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

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