English-born Cecily Brown’s paintings are characterized by a strong notion of sex, movement, energy and aggression. Her work reveals itself as a kind of hallucination of a series of passionate encounters where lust, tension, penetration and orgasm converge through violent brushwork, multiple viewpoints, and explosions of color. Her paintings navigate through a very subtle line between abstraction and figuration, submerging viewers in her carefully crafted and conceived worlds.
Archive for March 2009
Here’s a sexy series of polaroids taken in Antwerp, Belgium, by our good mate Renato Osoy. The model’s name is Seren and the styling is by Lies Vangeel. These pics are quite intimate and have the rare ability to transport us to that apartment and make us feel as if we’ve been the ones having fun with this very hot redhead.
Quite possibly the most influential filmmaker of all time, John Cassavetes directed “Love Streams” five years before his death. It was his last and best film. Two clips of the master at work can be found underneath.
Yuri Suzuki is currently holding his first solo show at the Clear Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, titled The Physical Value of Sound. The exhibit houses a number of interactive pieces in which visitors can experiment with the physicality of vinyl records in order to produce new sounds and physical forms.
With the lost of their physicality, objects become virtual existences. The reason why I have a feeling of uneasiness towards sound recorded in a digital format, is because the digital data of sound is nothing more than a virtual copy of the existing original,’ says Suzuki.
This is the new TV ad for the Insight, Honda’s hybrid car, which goes very very well with the Eco Drivin’ post below. To creat it, they parked a copious amount of cars on a grid and used their headlights as pixels to animate. The end result is very impressive to say the least. It’s only fair to mention that it was conceived by Weiden+Kennedy in Amsterdam.
And here, the making-off:
via Creative Review
It’s quite evident that there’s recently been a great shift in the world’s automakers interest towards producing cheaper friendlier cars. The cars that are being promoted today are ones that are easy on your bank accounts and less stressful on our planet. Of course, on the surface, we salute this this kind of initiative.
It was only a couple days ago that Tata Motors (owners of Jaguar and Land Rover) presented their highly anticipated Tata Nano in India, also known as The People’s Car. It promises to be the cheapest car on the market, at a starting dealership price of 100,000 Indian Rupis which is roughly $2,000 USD. This smart little toy has 4 doors, 4 seats, 2 cilinders, a 624cc motor, the ability to do 50 miles to the galon, and a motor that can rage up to an impressive 65miles/hour. The car officially goes on sale in the next couple of weeks.
The other piece of news that’s been giving the automotive world loads to talk about in these last couple days is the imminent launch of IKEA’s LEKO car. Yes, you read this right… it’s a car produced by IKEA! We are still uncertain whether or not this is fo’ realz or if its a viral marketing campaign, which is why we invite you to dive into the information that’s currently out there.
After visiting the intriguing french website roulez-leko.com, one will be greeted with a video starring the acclaimed automotive designer Christophe Grozs. In it, he talks about the virtues of this new car, which appears in the background covered with a white sheet with IKEA’s logo and a slogan that reads: Yes, the car according to IKEA. There is also a clock counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the hyped launch… and note that it’s very very soon.
Yet, there are a number of reasons why one would suspect this to be a hoax. First of all, the WWF logo is in the bottom right corner.. I know, wtf? Second, the apparent launch date is April 1st, which is something like April Fool’s Day for the French. And third, pure logic… Why on earth would IKEA even consider becoming an auto-maker? Yes, their products are very pretty and accessible, but anyone that has ever owned a piece of IKEA furniture knows that it only takes one very heated night, and/or a couple weeks of good use, for all of its parts to loosen up and and all those screws and bolts to fall off.
The question then becomes: Do you want to be driving an IKEA produced car? I certainly don’t. The idea kinda scares me.
Here is a small dose of Escif’s fresh work on the streets of Valencia:
Naked City Spleen is the name of Miru Kim’s awesome photographic project. In it, she mixes urban exploration and figurative imagery that results in some wonderful self-portraits. To fully understand this project, we strongly recommend that you check out the TED Talks video at the end of this post. Cheers!