SADDO AT BUKRUK STREET ART FESTIVAL
saddo was invited by the bukruk festival in bangkok, thailand, to paint a mural for their first edition. he was part of an international selection of street artists (16 european artists from 10 countries and 10 thai artists). each artist was allotted space for their mural.
FLORENTIJN HOFMAN LIKES IT BIG
florentijn hofman does big pieces. and they are often over-sized versions of familiar objects. they are huge and colourful and they light up the environment they inhabit. they make us smile. i realize i’ve started a little contemporary art awareness campaign. lol! but i will keep bringing contemporary artists to your attention, hopeful that you will share my...
RIBBONESIA DOES WONDERFUL RIBBON ART
ribbonesia is the work of artist baku maeda. he started off by experimenting with shapes and materials. in 2010, he launched ribbonesia officially and started producing wonderful, colourful pieces. i wrote a short shout out in early 2011. recently, i have decided to ask the creative force behind ribbonesia to answer a few questions. he kindly accepted....
DANIEL FIRMAN : HOW TO BALANCE AN ELEPHANT
daniel firman is introduced to you today by kala. she is one of my cosmopolitan readers turned guest poster. born in the philippines, she lived in qatar, italy and saudi arabia before settling in super cool paris. she is a real life multi-tasker: free lance web designer, writer, artist and blogger (since 2000!). i think her style...
WHO’S AFRAID OF CONTEMPORARY ART?
contemporary art turns out to be one of those things most people love to hate. ever since photography was invented, art strayed from being figurative and it become increasingly abstract and conceptual. and concurrently further away from most people’s grasp.
TYPE COLLECTIVE AT NOU9 GALLERY
type collective is made of 8 romanian designers in love with type. alex beltechi, andrei ogradă, felix hornoiu, koma sinistro, vlad neuman, nicu duta, octavian budai and vian peanu. they have a shared love of all things typography and lettering and a new show. you can watch the teaser here.
SADDO CREATES A SPELLBINDING UNIVERSE
saddo is a romanian illustrator/street artist. his take on low brow art was shown in exhibitions all over the world. beside drawing and painting, he does skate boards, urban toys and occasionally large size murals. his harmonious collaboration with fellow artist and gf aitch translates to plenty of collaborations and sometimes joint exhibitions (click here and here). if you...
AITCH LIKES IT CUTE AND DARK
aitch is a romanian artist and the world she creates is wonderfully feminine. her work is occasionally confessional and often simultaneously dark and cute. her range goes from drawings and painting to book illustrations, clothes, jewelry, murals and clay work. and those are just some of the mediums she uses. last but not least, she shares...
IWAN BAAN – THE ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHER
i have recently discovered iwan baan and he seems to have the perfect job!
AITCH AND SADDO OPEN THE PINK POOP POP-UP
as the collective vatra collective effort had came to an end, romanian low brow artists aitch and saddo decided to open a pop up store called pink poop.
SALAO COBOI’S NINE WORTHIES WEAR HIGH FASHION
nine worthies by salao coboi. that’s what i found! and i loooove this fashionably freakish possee!
PRADA IS A NARNIA OF PROGRESSIVE CREATIVITY
i love prada‘s avant-garde ways and you know it.