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The New Burma by Ed Giles

The New Burma by Ed Giles

Getty photographer Ed Giles decided to highlight and reveal what he called the “New Burma”. It is a serie of amazing photographs that captures the essence of this exotic place… the way it is really today. Ed Giles is an award-winning Australian photojournalist based in Cairo, Egypt. Ed works with photography, video and multimedia production methods to explore in depth, human stories. Ed’s photographic and multimedia work has been widely recognised as aesthetically compelling and groundbreaking in format. In 2011, Ed was awarded a Walkley Award for Online Journalism, Australian’s highest honour in the trade, for work with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Online Investigations Unit. Ed has also received the Australian Council of Deans of Education Award for Emerging Journalists in 2011, and a United Nations Media Peace Prize for Online Reporting in 2010. Ed has worked in Iran, Israel/Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Greenland, Burma, Nepal, the Caribbean Islands…

Claire Milner, Swarovski crystals for a diamond jubilee.

Claire Milner, Swarovski crystals for a diamond jubilee.

Claire Milner is what we could call a virtuose of light and color. After an amazing Marylin Monroe’s portrait made of 65,000 Swarovski crystals, now she will reveal beginning of September a brilliant portrait of Queen Elisabeth. The “Swarovski Queen” will be exhibited in Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire, UK, as a feature of the Great North Art Show from 1st – 23rd September. It is a prestigious annual exhibition in a magnificent venue – the cathedral has a history dating back over 1300 years. The exhibition will feature artwork by some of the UK’s finest contemporary painters and photographers. The exhibition shows “tomorrow’s art today”. Basically they try to capture the “Air du temps” in a precise and qualitative snapshot of the best artists of today and tomorrow. For more information, please check the official website: http://www.greatnorthartshow.co.uk Here is what the artist says about this outstanding portrait: “I created the…

London Pleasure Gardens

London Pleasure Gardens

Do you know what is a Pleasure Garden? Between the 17th and 19th Centuries, Pleasure Gardens were communal spaces where people from all walks of life converged to listen to music, admire paintings, stroll, drink, flirt and immerse themselves in the culture that made their city great. The most famous pleasure gardens were in Vauxhall, Mozart played there at 9, Hogarth made the tickets and Dickens wrote about them. Between 1851 and 1884 the Royal Docks had its very own Pleasure Gardens, named The Royal Victoria Gardens. Today’s London is changing at the speed of light. The 2012 Olympics are revealing a new London. Different new areas are explored in terms of Urbanism and we discover a true 21st century London. The London Pleasure Gardens is a company winner of the Mayor of London, LDA and Newham Council Meanwhile London Competition Their pitch: to bring a 21st Century version of London…

Stasha, Colour, let’s paint the rainbow in London.

Stasha, Colour, let’s paint the rainbow in London.

Following Stasha’s last sell out exhibitions REACTION in 2005 and SOFT in 2006, she is once again taking the London art scene by storm with her new vibrant collection of work, simply called COLOUR. Stasha – Rainbow 250cm x 200cm, Acrylic on canvas Her style is a complete freedom on the movements. Her creative mind liberates the artist paintbrush to a very original artwork. In this new exhibition, colour is honored. It is an interesting work, between abstraction, expressionism and the courage of Rothco in terms of colours. When compared to her last two shows, Stasha explains why this collection is so different: “I stood in this bright white room, a total blank canvas…so unlike the past two exhibitions because they were both painted outside in the garden…REACTION – a burst of energy and passion…SOFT – inspired by the beautiful spring blossoms that fell as I painted…but here I was,…

Jessica Zoob’s PASSION.

Jessica Zoob’s PASSION.

Next month we will have the London Olympic games, so you will probably visit the british capital during that time. There is not only sports in live, art too. So if you will be in London then, you need to visit an interesting exhibition by Jessica Zoob. It is called Passion and  it will take place at NEO Bankside. The style expressed in this collection is amazing and electrifying. Passion liberates the artist. It make her get rid of barriers and feel the freedom under her brush. What is interesting here is that we could see an amazing reference to impressionism but in a more modern and liberated way. On this, we could link Jessica Zoob’s work here as Contemporary art. She got her freedom from the mainstreams to create her own. Here some of the great artwork you can see during the exhibition. Jessica Zoob trained at Central School…

The Nevica Project – new online exhibitions

The Nevica Project – new online exhibitions

The Nevica Project is probably an unique art gallery in which all exhibitions are online. The Nevica Project was created by Jayson Lawfer, experienced in the world of Arts, accomplished artists (Ceramic) and Curator for several exhibitions. This month we can discover new pottery by Kenyon Hansen and drawings by Veronica Bruce. According to Jayson Lawfer: “These are debut exhibitions (with TNP) by both artists and we couldn’t be more impressed. Both artists are creating quite a buzz in their respectable fields. They have been traveling, gaining experience through artist residencies, securing key exhibition opportunities and making confident work. Kenyon has shipped all his pieces here to Chicago, so please contact us if you would like to view them in person. Veronica has a studio here in the city and we will be setting up studio visits throughout the month.” This exhibition features 11 recent drawings created by Veronica while she…

Ronald Falloon, essence of the sixties…

Ronald Falloon, essence of the sixties…

Ronald Fallon is one of the great names in photography during the 60’s. He introduced the legend of Marianne Faithfull as the symbol of a new youth. He is our photographer of the month. He is the photographer of the month at luxuryactivist.com. The 60’s represented a renew in the fashion photography. After all the classicism of the 50’s, this new decade inspired us with a “boutique spirit”. In deed, the ready-to-wear style was predominant on the 60’s, showing much more the energy and the sexyness of that time. We think about photographers like Richard Avedon or David Bailey but Ronald Fallon is also one of the top hit photographers. He basically captured the essence of the sixties with his camera. This period was also called the “Swinging London”. It was a youth-oriented phenomenon that emphasised the new and modern. It was a period of optimism and hedonism, and a…

Anyes Galleani, Urban Art meets luxury.

Anyes Galleani, Urban Art meets luxury.

Anyes Galleani is an Italian-born artist & photographer based in Los Angeles. She uses photomontage and collage to create unique images and mixed media art. Raised on the beautiful Italian Riviera, Anyes moved to the US at 21 to pursue a degree in film & photography. Her keen eye for beauty and composition led to her career as a fashion and celebrity photographer. Soon, she was working with many leading actors, high profile companies and national publications, including W magazine, the Bebe stores, Paramount pictures, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. Anyes’ early photomontages were created by overlaying and hand-painting 35mm transparencies. The originality of her work opened the door to an array of new opportunities, from gallery shows to exciting design, internet and video projects. Video captured Anyes’ imagination, and, for several years, she enjoyed shooting and directing artistic fashion and branding videos. In 2007, Anyes rekindled her passion for…

Playtime, video games mythologies in Switzerland.

Playtime, video games mythologies in Switzerland.

At Maison d’Ailleurs in Yverdon les Bains – Switzerland, a very interesting art exhibition opened its doors last month. It is called Play Time, videogame mythology. The curator is José Luis de Vicente. He is a researcher and writer working around the edges of New Media Arts, Digital creativity, and innovation in Design and Culture. His recent Fields of Interest: Information Visualization, Green Design, Spectrum politics, Media Architecture, Senseable Cities, Software Aesthetics, archeology and histories of Digital Culture, Magic and Technology. According to the museum, Playtime — Videogame mythologies is an exhibition devoted to the culture of video games. It explores how the relationship between play, the various manners of gam- ing, and technology interrelate. An interactive presentation displays historical documents, examples of GameArt and innovative games. The exhibition invites to explore computer games from a variety of different angles: Rules of Play / The Game of Life and the introduction to the mechanics…

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

The MoMA in New York will present from February 26th to june 11th 2012 a new exhibition about American photographer Cindy Sherman. It will be a retrospective of 170 photographs from mid 70’s until today. We will be able to see the key series like the “untitled” but also the black and white pictures, her ornate history portraits and milkmaids in the manner of old master paintings. The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman’s career, including artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity. Also included are Sherman’s recent photographic murals (2010), which will have their American premiere at MoMA. Here is a video with Ingrid Sischy, the Editor-in-chief of Interview magazine, about Cindy Sherman work: Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in New Jersey USA. She is world known for her very conceptual portraits in which…

Erik Johansson, impossible is nothing

Erik Johansson, impossible is nothing

Erik Johansson is a photographer, born in Sweden, living in Berlin – Germany. His work is based in photo-montage and retouching. For him photography is a way to obtain the translation on an idea. He says that most of the work of photographers ends once you press the button of the camera. For him that’s when his work starts. I discovered him during one TED’s TALK in which he presented his work. Lots of photographers work with photo-montage but the specificity of Erik Johansson is that there is always a perfect idea behind. We could almost describe it as a sort of Daily poetry. There is a strong aesthetics, lots of details and somehow a vision of our daily lives. And this remains his strongest source for inspiration. Erik Johansson works mostly on personal and commissioned projects and has a nice website in which you can discover his work and…

65,000 Swarovski crystals for Marylin by Claire Milner

65,000 Swarovski crystals for Marylin by Claire Milner

Diamonds are a Girl’s best friend but Swarovski crystals are definitely a temptation that any women would accept. Claire Milner is a Global artist who’s work have been highlighted through amazing celebrities portraits made of true Swarovski crystals. Her latest work: A portrait of Marilyn Monroe for RnB Artist Rihanna. Claire Milner is a British artist. She started her career as Graphist and freelancer illustrator. From her background, we could feel that color and texture become 2 leitmotivs. So it was quite natural that she decided to leave illustration towards a more multi-sensorial approach of art. She developed an interesting technique with paper collage, mosaic and Swarovski crystal portraits. After doing different celebrities portraits from Obama, to Amy Winehouse up to Laurel and Hardy, last year her work got to a different level of notoriety thanks to a special order from RnB singer Rihanna. A huge portrait of Marylin Monroe…

Palais de Tokyo – come back later!

Palais de Tokyo – come back later!

In this beginning of the year, do not try to visit the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. In deed you will most likely find the door closed. In deed the establishment started a full reconstruction. Only the restaurant, Tokyo Eat is open during the rebuilding process. It will last until April 2012. See here the official message found in the official website: If you wish to keep updated on the reopening, just click here for the newsletter. To recap, Palais de Tokyo is probably one of the most interesting places in Europe for Contemporary art. Building on its years of success, in 2012 the Palais de Tokyo will become one of the largest sites devoted to contemporary creativity in Europe. It will now extend down to the Seine, and its surface area will expand from 8,000 sq. m. to 22,000 sq. m. The public will be able to explore new ways…

Swiss Unlimited Travel Diaries, swiss photo.

Swiss Unlimited Travel Diaries, swiss photo.

Victorinox fragrances launched the second episode of their annual operation called Swiss Unlimited Travel Diaries. This time, they followed a Swiss Artist and Photographer, Joël Tettamanti, in an amazing adventure in USA at an Aircraft Boneyard. As you know, Victorinox is a swiss company famous in the world for the creation of the original Swiss Army knife. And since 1884, the swiss company never stopped innovation. One of the last Product categories to join the brand’s unique territory are Fragrances. In deed, Victorinox Fragrances have been opening a new path for different and timeless fragrances. It started in 1997 with Swiss Army Classic Eau de toilette. It wan the international Fragrance oscar (FiFi award) for best packaging. 12 years after, the swiss fragrance brand got a new perfumery oscar for the latest fragrance for men: Victorinox Swiss Unlimited. This time it was the Oscar for Technological breakthrough of the year….

The Riot Act at mor.charpentier gallery

The Riot Act at mor.charpentier gallery

On the 26th of november, at mor.charpentier gallery in Paris, a new exhibition starts. It is called THE RIOT ACT. Last summer, London experienced urban riots that generated a negative feeling. Young people feel there is no future and it is an entire generation that is at stake. All systems, political, social, economical are blocked and people are looking desperately to escape from that situation. Here is a strong video, from the BBC, in which the broadcaster Darkus Howe, express an intense emotion, reflecting the inconvenient feeling of the situation.   Inspired by this situation, mor.charpentier gallery presents from the 26th november 2011 until the 11th january 2012, an interesting exhibition called The Riot Act. Each artistic work blends ideas of intimacy and universality. All works represent a chapter of this manifest built around the turkish artist Inci Eviner. 4 more artists join Inci Eviner in order to translate this…

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