art & fashion

The Last Day of Our Acquaintance

Andrew Salgad has created a buzz for himself since moving to London, England in 2008 he has been making a big name for himself internationally with sell-out shows in London, New York, and Ottawa. His assertive, gestural images explore issues of masculinity and identity. In this new body of work, Salgado strikes an interesting balance between realism and abstraction by prioritizing the property and quality...

POP art

Seville based illustrator Martin Sati believes that all art, from architecture, sculpture and painting to decorative arts, find it's expression in popular culture. Meaning that popular art emerges from the natural and common desire of every human of giving life, colour and beauty to everything around them, Sati believes it is expressed in many different ways through via everyday objects. Sati took his friends shopping...

the other Sun

When I was a little boy I would spend hours if not days making kites in all shapes and colours made from bamboo, tissue and sometimes plastic bags. And I have feeling that New York based artist Jacob Hashimoto may have made a few kites in his childhood too. This site-specific installation in the UK compromised of hundreds of small bamboo and paper kite elements....

Martine Emdur …. the ART of immersion

Recently I stumbled across Australian artist Martine Emdur and her work just resonated with me. Just as clouds disintegrate and re-form, water is in a constant state of renewal and restless movement. Into this realm Emdur plunges bodies and creates a subterranean theatre where silence replaces time and ambiguity is a constant. Living by the sea, painting the sea and plunging her models into the...

You & I + Steve Rosendale

Renowned Melbourne artist, Steve Rosendale is a very talented man whom is about to embark on his greatest opus as he prepares to adorn Collingwood’s “YOU AND I” apartment building with a number of larger than life stencil-style artworks which will adorn the facades. The building represents one of the suburb’s largest residential gentrification projects along the famed Smith Street shopping strip. Custom creating five...

Paintings On Books

Presenting her first solo exhibition in her new home Rome called ‘Un, due, tre, fuoco’, after moving from her home in St Petersberg her latest series entitled ‘Errata Corrige’, Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova explores the theme of childhood memories and mental disorders , inviting us to discover ourselves by reading behind the lines of our subconscious. In ‘Errata Corrige’ Panikanova attempts to visually rewrite the...

Darkness by Day…. Shannon McGrath

Shannon McGrath is one of Australia’s most highly respected architectural and interiors photographers with her award-winning images appearing in over 200 different books, journals, magazines , blogs nationally and internationally in the past 12 years. McGrath, a graduate in fine arts and photography, is also dedicated to an artistic oeuvre. ‘Evolving Possibilities’, a solo exhibition in 2011, concentrated on external images from two Frank Gehry...

Spineless Classics…. a real page turner

At Design Ex Melbourne I stumbled across Spineless Classics a great little Australian business founded by Phoebe Olsen. Imagine a whole book on a single sheet a bold art print on which, up close, you can read the full and complete story of your favourite classic work. Spineless Classics are a unique way to enjoy literature as wall hanging art. Incredibly, the entire text of...

the World of Arts meets the World of Interiors

Megan Dicks and Nikki Finch of OTOMYS gallery are building a bridge between the World of Arts and the World of Interiors providing customers with boutique art house service and a collection of fine Limited Edition art. Now based in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore, Otomys gallery is growing steadily, fitting out both Commercial and Residential projects with striking large format archival art. OMG SO much...

“Space invaders”

In 1996, the artist chose the alias ‘Invader’ in reference to the game SPACE INVADERS from 1978. Inspired by the famous 8-bit characters (such as Super Mario, Pac Man and Space Invaders), he created a direct parallel between the recent history in digital imaging and advanced art. Nobody knows his face keeping it always hidden. Some say he is a polluter, others say he...