People, Photography

FACE-KINIS by Peng & Chen

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Artist Peng Yangjun of duo Peng & Chen — creative editors and directors of The Outlook Magazine —investigated a recent fashion hype along Eastern China’s seaside city Qingdao. Bathing women have begun to wear protective head masks, or ‘face-kinis’ as the public dubbed these.

The colourful full-face masks protect the swimmers from the sun since the women prefer natural pale skin over bronzed skin that in many Asian countries is associated with those who work the land. The masks are also believed to help repel insects and jellyfish.

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Art, Music

Hip Hop x High Art = Fly Art

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Fly Art, a Tumblr account created by students Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano is the best marriage on the Internet: art & hip hop combined. Since December 2013 the students have been perfectly blending popular rap lyrics with Renaissance paintings.

Art, Culture, Illustration

Eric Yahnker

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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.

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Photography, Video

POLYPTYCH by Damien Vignaux

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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.

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Photography

Horst: Photographer of Style

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.

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