art & fashion

hyper-realism Revisited

I am yet to stand in front of one of German artist Mike Dargas’ mind blowing paintings, but I do follow him on Instagram which is not the way to view the immensity of the canvas, in some cases reaching two meters in height! Painted with extraordinary precision and detail Dargas is a master in hyper-realism, paintings and portraits of extremely high resolution in dreamlike setups...

NEON dreamscapes

Innovative French fine art photographer Ludwig Favre has created a set of long exposure portraits in his new series ‘Neon’, using his drone as an aerial light source to create angelic halos that hover above the earth. #cleverman Favre is an accomplished travel photographer, and he recently traveled the globe in search of surreal landmarks for the new series. Settling for the Nordic...

Between Two Worlds – NGV

There is always something worth exploring at the Melbourne NGV, and the latest exhibition is set to engage all your sensors. Nendo Recreates The Impossible World Of MC Escher In Immersive Exhibition which opened last week. Escher X nendo – Between Two Worlds is the first exhibition in the world to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher in dialogue...

Abstracts of Bernabei Freeman

Working with dexterity on projects from ceramics to outdoor furniture, bernabeifreeman display a highly sophisticated use of colour in their new Designer Rugs collection. Four, irregular-shaped, hand tufted wool rugs comprise the range, with suffuse designs that have inspired names like; Ocean, Plateau, Spring and Crossing. In collaboration with Designer Rugs in-house designer Christine McDonald this collection builds...

preserving humanity

This mesmerising art installation was created and presented as part of the Jerusalem Design Week 2018 at Hansen House - Center for Design, Media and Technology which simply blows my mind for all the right reasons. The thought provoking installation, “Goren” aims to provide a glimpse into the conservation efforts underway to preserve a piece of humanities DNA - through the case study...

Mirage Detroit

American artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken created a large-scale installation made entirely out of mirrors that takes the form of an American suburban home. ‘Mirage Detroit’ exists inside the former State Savings Bank, an architectural building in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The project follows Aitken’s earlier Mirarge House — a site-specific mirrored sculpture of a home set in the middle of...

the inner world of dreams

Gabriel Isak uses photography as a metaphor for experiences of the soul by creating haunting, thought provoking photographs that are simple in form, but rich in ideas and emotions. His imagery entails surreal and melancholic scenes inspired by the inner world of dreams and psychology, where he invites the viewer to interact with the internal world of solitary figures that symbolize our own unconscious states....

chromatic sensations

Italian painter and installation artist Alberonero has created an artwork titled ‘86+73’, that visually transforms a large white architectural space as a part of Sicily’s Periferica Festival. Located in Mazara del Vallo, in the southernmost part of Sicily, Italy, Alberonero’s two-dimensional work layers multicolored squares that progress across multiple levels of space; along walls, up roofs and across floors. ‘86+73’...

harmonious balance – Yan Huang

Recently at VIVID I discovered Yan Huang whom is an Australian sculptor, lighting and furniture designer of bespoke and mixed media objects that are beautiful, highly functional and collectable. Yan is the driving force behind Yan design studio; the studio philosophy of ‘less is more, form and functions are one’ ensures a harmonious balance between concepts, aesthetics and engineering. Yan’s one-off...

MELBOURNE ART FAIR 2018

Melbourne Art Fair returns next week from 2-5 August 2018 as the anchor event of Melbourne Art Week, and will take place across two venues within the Southbank Arts Precinct; Vault Hall and Riding Hall alongside ACCA and The University of Melbourne Southbank campus. Melbourne Art Fair exhibition sectors present 40 new and established galleries from Australia, New Zealand and the region exhibiting a diverse range of artists...