THE INVISIBLE MAN

Liu Bolin

 

Hidden within every photograph is Chinese artist Liu Bolin. With a team of two assistants Bolin spends hours painting himself into the background to appear invisible. His work deals with concepts of identity and the influence an environment has on an individual. 

CRYSTALLINE

Live on Later with Jools Holland

Bjork looking amazing while performing Crystalline from her album Biophilia live on Later with Jools Holland. So inspiring, she is always at the forefront of musical innovation and creative direction. 

EAST MEETS WEST

Hand Carved Tires

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye transforms old tires into intricate hand carved sculptures. Influenced by eastern ornamentalism, these works of art give new meaning to the notions of industrialization and the evolution of our aesthetic culture. 

 

PEPPER SPRAY IN THE PARK

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

 

A page taken out of Banksy’s play book.

James Alex’s series of the pepper spraying policeman serves as a compelling social commentary on the abuse of power and the undeniable effectiveness of peaceful protest. 

BURBERRY PRORSUM

PRINTED COTTON JERSEY T-SHIRT

 

Not just a T-Shirt. Solid and subtle is always my preference when it comes to undergarments but this piece is calling my name. Courtesy of Christopher Bailey of Burberry. I have to give a shout out to

00o00.blogspot.com for pointing this one out, my favorite men’s blog. 

STERNTHAL BOOKS

First we fell then we fall

Guy Yanai’s first book “FIRST WE FEEL THEN WE FALL” mixes photography, drawing, and painting in the elaboration of a unique visual language.The book is encased is a black plexi and laser etched box that contains a unique drawing by the artist. Unifying art, design and content this publication is a proud addition to Sternthal Books, an art book publishing company devoted to making political picture books that fuse images and aesthetics to examine current global issues from an artistic perspective. To purchase or inquire about the book: contact@sternthalbooks.com

SHOCKING

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Map of McDonald’s locations in the U.S

The power of this image resonates on many levels. At first glance it’s quite beautiful, the United States illuminated through energy and human existence. Upon deeper inspection it reveals the locations of all the McDonald’s across the U.S. This world is besieged by a corporate maze of consumption. Our lives are heavily influenced by all that surrounds us. It is a continuous challenge to fight complacency and seek out a more natural existence. 

15 MINUTES

 

"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."

 

This well known prophesy by Andy Warhol perfectly sums up the world we live in. With the advent of social media platforms and reality TV, fame is now accessible to all who desire it. Warhol was not only an artistic revolutionary, he was also a cultural phenomenon and part of a select few of artists who bridged the gap from artist to philosopher.