Art, People, Photography

David Cata: Skin As Canvas

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Artist David Catá incorporates various mediums in his work. For his photography, he employs his own skin to project our memory and our interactions with the people in our lives. Many of his images show physical stitches that resemble the persons that have had an influence on his life. As he explains himself: “Everyone we meet makes us in someway. Their image projects on us, reminding us where by we come from. Their lives turn into a part of ours. Every stitch represents them over my skin, physical pain is not a boundary, it unites us more by thinking of the marks on my hand as an affective act, that my thinking, at one time, my hand has touched their hand”.

Have a look at his work below and view the videos which track his methods.

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Art, Fashion

Hyper-Realistic Fashion Paintings by Anna Halldin-Maule

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Swedish born artist Anna Halldin-Maule nourishes our creativity with her hyper-realistic paintings. Her extremely detailed oil based artworks, both embrace and critique today’s fashion and luxury industry. Driven by the issues female identity faces in contemporary society, Anna Halldin-Maule creates paintings portraying nude models adorned by jewellery, make-up and objects of luxury. The series, titled ‘Persona’, thus explores how women use these items of consumerism as a mask in search of their true self.  Inspired by her Swedish background the minimalist paintings have been made with the use of toned-down colours, which create a balanced and harmonious setting significant for Scandinavian design. Anna Halldin-Maule closely collaborates with her husband, Tom Maule, who is a schooled photographer. Together they start Anna’s creative process by composing a photoshoots which later serves as a reference for her paintings. On oversized canvases Anna portraits the models by using layers of fine brush strokes which result in a work of remarkable precision.

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Fashion

Primitive Apparel Fall 2014

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Primitive, one of our beloved L.A. based skate brands, has us covered this fall and winter, inviting us to dress up warm in those upcoming chilly months. Think fleece and graphic tees, but also beanies and outerwear. White roses are omnipresent as a symbol of reverence and an expression of remembrance, addressing the concept of war both at home and abroad.

Featuring original new designs, some of our favourites include the Carnaby Joggers, Salute varsity and a wide selection of headwear and accessories. The full collection will be available in-store at Primitive and through their online shop.

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Art, Fashion

Richardson Magazine x SOTO Berlin

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If you happen to be in Berlin tomorrow, head over to SOTO at Torstraße 72 for the launch of a collab between the menswear retailer/concept store and New York’s Richardson Magazine. The magazine is an annual journal of art and culture which focuses on sex and sexuality. The collaboration features two graphic T-shirts, a long-sleeved tee and short-sleeved tee, and exclusive versions of the artwork Richardson has become known for over the years. The collaboration celebrates the European launch of Richardson magazine apparel and accessories collection which will be stocked at UNION LA, Supreme Japan, colette and Slam Jam, with SOTO being the exclusive German retailer of the line. The launch event of the Richardson magazine x SOTO collaboration takes place at SOTO on September 18 from 6 – 9 p.m., followed by a party at Berlin club Prince Charles beginning at 11 p.m. The event will also host an exclusive Richardson x SOTO video, created by New York native and photographer Gogy Esparza.

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Art, Illustration, Photography

B/W GIF Art

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First shared on the Tumblr page Flux Machine, art director and designer Kevin Weir uses found black and white photos to turn them in quirky GIFs. He got into the making of b/w GIFs to kill the downtime while doing an internship he had to undertake during grad school. The basis of his work are historical images found in the Library of Congress online archive.

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