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African Art

I am very excited to be able to introduce you to the very talented, young Senegalese artists Momar Seck who now finally decided to expand his scope into Europe and the United States. He studied at the Dakar Graduate School of Visual Arts as well as in Switzerland at the University of Strasbourg to explore the studies of fine art in addition to purely plastic art.

Working in Dakar, Momar Seck clearly reflects the impression of his surrounding in his work. His pictures are characterized by the bright colors typical for African art and the idea many have of Africa in general. Upon closer inspection, one realizes, that the materials the artist uses are all recycled. In his personal statement, Momar Seck explains that he wants to show the interculturality of our modern, globalized world, where every good undergoes a cycle and in the end ends up, where it started.

The first painting below exemplifies this perfectly. The painting is dominated by the warm yellow and red-brown tones of the background as well as the warm orange of the greatest object in the center of the painting which creates a harmonic and snug atmosphere. The small individual rectangles which are arranged in three long vertical stripes show batik patterns in bright pink, blue and yellow and other fabric with very special, diverse structures or patterns. Being so different and extraordinary the singularity of these elements paradoxically is also their binding element, their lowest common denominator. Because of this characteristic, every rectangle seems like a window to a foreign world, a world that is so azure blue, so free, so Jamaican-chill, that it seems so far away from our western European lives that it gets a paradisiacal character.

The largest rectangle is in the center of the picture with a dark red line closely bisecting it, which makes the whole image appear symmetrical, although it clearly is not. This work shows the spirit of Africa, of Senegal with all its different facets and colors that cannot be felt this way in our world, which is what makes the painting so thrilling and fascinating for me.

The background of the upper third of the picture is kept in black, covered here and there by orange and yellow streams of paint that lead to the middle part of the painting, which includes this dark color into the picture, as it would otherwise stand apart and in contrast to the bright orange and yellow shades that dominate the rest of the painting. Still, in its darkness it suggests peril and doom, posed by the Western culture? It seems as if the orange streams fight against the dark, which adds another tension to the picture.

The background colors constitute the Belgium flag. Momar Seck thereby takes up his intention to show interculturality of our world, linking Belgium as a European and EU country with the Jamaican flag in a piece of art that is in its composition African.

This image is only one example of the wonderful work of Momar Seck and surely his other pictures all say equally much about our world, which is why I strongly encourage you to have a close look on them!

 

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We Love China (pureandreal)

My dearest Readers!

First of all, I would like to apologize for the long break of posts. I was really caught up with schoolwork during my finals.

Now back to the topic. Today I would like to present a modern photography artist to you, Louis Porter. Porter is an australian photographer who has taken several photo series on different topics. I personally like “I Love China” the best, I just couldn’t stop looking at it without at first knowing why.

Louis Porter depicts China in a way that is abnormal or even abstract to you, because it is in no way connected with the stereotype we all have in our heads. Most people- whether they have been to China, or not- combine this country automatically with crowded streets, millions of people, bright lights and of “Time is Money”. We think of metropolises and always smiling, friendly people. This all came up in my head, when I read the title “I Love China”.

In his work however, Porter shows a colourful, but quiet China, almost as if it was frozen. Everything seems at rest, all the pulsing life we imagine is nowhere to be seen. This change in perspective made me think about the stereotype and I believe that under closer observation Porter really shows us the human side of China- pure and real.

CREDS: © louisporter.com

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Wait, Stop. There’s more more more! ∞

$eventhousand Dollar Table

Hey guys,
I am kind of in a period that I love everything sparkling! So look at this amazing Cocktail Table I discovered! Isn’t it magnificent? And you can actually buy it, all you need are 6909,46 Dollars. Easy thing. Okay no I’m joking I was a bit speechless when I saw the price. Anyway for those of you who can effort it, here’s the link where you can buy it: Fancy

Work by JOHN FOSTER

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The Beauty of Magnification

Hey there!

The following photographs are snapshots of bubbels right before they burst.
Taken by Jason Tozer/ http://jasontozer.com/

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CREDS TO JASON TOZER

▲▲▲ Somewhere – Nowhere ₪ ₪ ₪

Hey Guys, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!!

Let it be a good one! I hope your New Years Eve was fantastic and you’re not suffering too much from a head ache today. The the last posts were about very profound art so let’s get some variety in here! The triangles ▲ maybe already gave it away: This is art is Hipster! No careful composition, no long-tradition techniques just plain expression of feelings and I LOVE IT!
The man behind the scenes is called Kieron, he is a collage artist and designer living in Brighton, England. This is his website: CUR3ES.

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STOP!Oh my smec! There’s more!!∞