Monday, March 25, 2013

FETISH - view on color

Love these photo's from the new View on Colour issue!

A magic potion invaded the FETISH issue of View On Colour, feeding on all the forms of fetishes and materials inhabited by the force of nature: shells, stones, wood, blood and earth -- exploring variations of gris-gris and amulets as contemporary accessories, establishing a profound link between the wearer and the forces they represent, with fur, skin, bone, minerals and metals.

Voodoo mobiles inspire new and archaic forms for vehicles while voodoo beauty rituals make use of heady concoctions of natural ingredients like mud, minerals, roots, nuts and fruits; eradicating flaws and bewitching age. Our hairdos are primitive and wild, almost animalistic, further exploring the sculpted quality of our hair, coupled with new and unusual extensions.

Mirror, mirror… on our furniture, is giving a unique perspective to inner space, while dramatic gothic tabletop is using mediaeval matters for pitchers and goblets. Clothes are exploring fetishism with inspirations derived from shamanism, alchemy, astrology and black (and white) magic.
We explore the ritual of the circus, inspiring a new generation of clownesque clothes and cosmetics. Some people are born magicians, jokers and jugglers, keeping their balls in the air and educating us with intriguing insight, as witnessed by all the elements of this visionary trend magazine. A hundred and forty pages of unbridled creative energies that are instinctive and therefore unable to be tamed…

Away from the mainstream, Abracadabra!

Lidewij Edelkoort

photos thomas straub

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Weekendexposition 9&10 March and 16&17th March in Amsterdam/The Netherlands
of paintings of Femke de Groot in cooperation with sculptures of Caroline van Beekhoff.

BURNOUT by Wolfgang Stiller

'matchstick men' by wolfgang stiller
all images courtesy the artist and python gallery

wolfgang stiller: burnout
python gallery, zurich
running from march 8th through to april 20th, 2013

german artist wolfgang stiller will be presenting his charming charred portraits as part of an exhibition entitled 'burnout' at python gallery 
in zurich, on from the 8th of march through to the 20th of april, 2013. either laid to rest in their very own matchbox coffins or splayed 
about the exhibition space, the blackened matches reference worn out - or more so burned out human beings. 
the work started from the various head molds and bamboo wood sitting in the artist's studio which were left over from a movie production 
in china while he was residing in beijing. experimenting with the two elements resulted in an eclectic crowd of literal matchstick men.