Eric Yahkner studied journalism before launching into the Fine Arts.He is also a former animator who worked on the production of the South Park film ‘Bigger, Longer & Uncut’. Although his practice has since diverged, with the artist now creating large-scale photorealistic images in colour pencil, they have retained a satirical edge. His works offer a witty yet politically charged approach to contemporary American culture and politics.
POLYPTYCH dives in a constant zoom-in in the modern status of fashion models as icons in a society of image where symbols and references are demultiplicated until they loose their meaning. The dynamic collage-artworks mix codes and compositions from religious imagery, classical and neo-classical architecture, with strong natural apocalyptic background textures and paint strokes. The compositions also include deconstructed alphabets sampling from the model’s names, depicting the loss of identity that occurs when the girl becomes a cherished image, an icon, rather than a singular person.
We abstract ourselves in worshipping images of beauty.
Head over to the Victoria & Albert Museum in autumn to visit the ultimate retrospective exhibition of the work of photographer Horts P. Horst (1906-1999), one of the leading photographers of the 29th century. His 60-year career brought him to Paris and New York while traversing the worlds of photography, art, fashion, design, theatre and high society.
‘Bardo’ is a photo series by fashion photographer Bita Cuartuas who is based in Medellin, Colombia. Cuartas investigates what happens after death, since our existence is only of a temporary nature. The title of the series is derived from a notion in Tibetan culture which states that after death the soul begins a journey of 49 days during which it experiences a few transition states (‘Bardos’).
Meet THE FRISEUR, a brand new exclusive hair salon, situated in Mayer Manor in the center of Amsterdam. Led by Jeff Ginsburgh, THE FRISEUR is a fresh addition to the Dutch hair salon landscape. Guests will receive a unique hair experience provided by the best hairdressers and hair stylists around. International colour specialist Kim Martin gladly accepted Ginsburgh’s invitation and together they combine 50 years of experience, having collaborated with renowned photographers Rankin, David Sims, Corinne Day, and Steven Klein; brand as Westwood and Miu Miu; magazines by the likes of Marie Claire, Vogue UK, and Vogue Japan; and celebrities Martin Sheen, Charlton Heston, Joanna Lumley, The Spice Girls, and Kylie Minogue.