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KLAUS URA, A KILLER ARTIST.

KLAUS URA, A KILLER ARTIST.

Dear Reader, please do judge by the appearance and welcome with a smile this creepy stuff. Brandpowder is uncomfortably happy to introduce the work of Klaus Ura, a former criminal who, bored to kill, turned himself to authorities and, once enveloped by the cozy walls of a mental hospital, turned into an artist. Klaus Ura’s ... Read More »

PAPER SURGERY 2

PAPER SURGERY 2

Paper. What a fragile, soft, crumpled and easyburning word. If paper sounds almost outdated, as old as stone or bone, it’s because it has been displaced by the digital efficiency of glass. Our fingertips run on its surface, tapping on contents which magically pop up, slide, zoom and disappear. But none of the content on ... Read More »

BIG FACES

BIG FACES

Top: Lyn Ann, 1999 (10 x 7 ft) – Private collection, New York. Below: Paulina Rubio, 2005 (16×14 ft) – Private collection, Bozeman. The Brandpowder Team will soon publish a book about John Trefford and his huge oil paintings. It’s a comprehensive retrospective of his work, back from 1967 when he started as a chaffeur ... Read More »

ON HAIR.

ON HAIR.

Above: “Me No Blonde” oil on canvas, 55×73 in. (140×185 cm). I am happy to present a brief selection of jumbo-size paintings from Klaus Kizzinskitz, a Polish artist who is going to be in New York and London (not at the same time, of course) to promote his “On Hair” exhibitions, both on schedule at ... Read More »

I AM PAPER

I AM PAPER

Welcome to the paper version of yourself. This is a particular kind of anatomy,  made of Japanese mulberry paper and using the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling, or paper filigree. Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks ... Read More »

AVOID THE VOID

AVOID THE VOID

Frame inside frame inside frame… Kolkoz is a french artist duo formed by Samuel Boutruche and Benjamin Moreau. The ‘Collection Americaine’ featured here is a series of luxurious baroque frames, framing other frames, and playing around the concept of mise en abyme, or Droste effect (named after the chocolate Dutch box where a lady holds ... Read More »

Lola’s Glue

Lola’s Glue

Cleopatra Take Liz Taylor, for instance, and cut her face into sharp triangles starting from the tip of her nose, and place the shreds to mimic a broken centrifugal kaleidoscope so she can look like a spirit staring at you from behind the bathroom’s glass door of a space ship, and still you are far ... Read More »

THE NAKED SOUL.

THE NAKED SOUL.

Matteo Linguiti is a photographer and a professional apnea diver. The combination of this two skills let him plunge into the abyss of human nature, take pictures, and come back to surface. We met Matteo one evening in our studio. He showed us some cool stuff: fashion backstage videos, nightscapes and  HDR shots. After closing ... Read More »

WHITE BLACK OUT

WHITE BLACK OUT

How many times did you stare at the blank sheet of paper, waiting for inspiration? How many times did you experience the ‘white out’ in front of its sucking void, totally unable to express yourself? Writers, cartoonists, composers, graphic designers, architects and illustrators: all of creative production starts from a white piece of paper. Simon ... Read More »

ABOUT PEARS

ABOUT PEARS

Have you have ever wondered why The Holy Bible didn’t mention pears in Eden? The reason is simple: this kind of fruits, back when the Old Testament was written, simply didn’t grow in the Tigris-Euphrate Valley, nor in the land of Palestine. People grew grapefruits, nuts, plums, and apples of course. But no pears because ... Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED-2

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED-2

A few other examples of recycled beauty. The perimeter of this work can be stretched virtually in any direction, from logo overlapping (as in the case of the ‘Tom Ford Overlogo’ page) to tridimensional trompe l’oeil (‘Lady Bug’ or ‘Jane in the Box’). I like to experiment also with text (like in the case of ... Read More »

THE SANDMAN

THE SANDMAN

On May 2009, Jim created what was billed as the largest drawing in the world as wide as Manhattan on the vast stretches of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The 48-year old sand artist spent two weeks drawing on the beds of the dried Salt Lake in May producing this largest work of art then. In ... Read More »

WHITE ON WHITE

WHITE ON WHITE

This is a minimalist bag by Celine. A white on white that reminds me of Malevic’s famous painting of the white canvas on white background. This is the empty space you can fill with your imagination or, as a humble alternative, leave it as it is, completely untouched. Fashion adopts themes from other forms of ... Read More »

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