This video just sorted out where I would spend my next vacation. Watch it and then join me in the private B/D jumbo jet as we head off to Spain, where the Goths, the Romans, and the Moorish left their mark. Where Don Quijote fought against the windmills. And where El Greco, Diego de Velazquez and Francisco de Goya all once lived. Watch the full video after the jump.
Platonov Pavel’s portraits of a figure wearing a ski mask are full of rich psychological mystery and intrigue. They take a basic subject matter and create a complex narrative with just a few elements and well placed use of color.
Elegant typography and bold color can be found in the portfolio of design and illustration duo Vilaz.
Daniel Davidson makes some sweet drawings. These mirror image eye feasts walk a fine line, and feel like the characters could either be bugging out or eerily still.
Michael Anderson has been busy, since the studio visit Beautiful/Decay did with him in August he’s prepared two major solo shows. Anderson makes large-scale collages from street posters, sometimes measuring 12 feet across. Anderson’s newest show promises to a be visually mesmerizing cultural stew of optimistic, reverse advertising, aka subvertising. I talked with him about “She’s Okay,” the above collage, and he compared the golden lattice structure to the complexity of the girl’s thoughts and experiences. The exhibition, Equal Opportunity Destroyer, is opening April 8th in Copenhagen Denmark at Gallery Poulsen.
Beautiful mixed media paintings by Justin Valdes. I especially like the use of spraypaint in the work. It’s subtle and adds a nice texture throughout the work.
Akif Hakan’s photography portfolio is full of both personal and commercial fashion photography. He’s got many beautiful images on his site but the image above captured my eye. I love the optical effect of the hand disappearing behind the hair. Akif also has great series on glamour goths, urban fairies, and other bizarre fashionistas from around the world.