Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in “Wet Hot Summer” for Violet Grey Magazine, June 2014
Photographed by: Emma Summerton
Based out of New York City, Marcelo Daldoce, is a full-time artist that believes art making is a calling, study, leisure, therapy, and pleasure. Self-taught starting at the age of 16, he pursued painting throughout his studies landing him numerous group and focused exhibitions. Transforming the traditional painting, Daldoce creates a fine line between illusion and reality, slicing figures with geometric folds and patterns that jolt the conventional two-dimensional perspective. Each piece eccentrically focuses the eye so well it’s mesmerizing how precise his folded paintings bring a flat surface to life.
In a new project called “OMG, Who Stole My Ads?” French street artist Etienne Lavie makes it his mission to transform the ad space in Paris into an outdoor art gallery. He has been travelling around the city, snatching up posters and billboards, and replacing them with fine specimens of French art from an earlier era. If our senses have over-developed to the point where we need to be visually stimulated at all times outdoors, just to keep up continuity, then we might as well at least occasionally glimpse something that moves us—something we might elect to look at voluntarily. Lavie’s project gives that gift to a lucky subset of Parisian commuters.
Partidazo del equipo. A seguir hasta el final! ⚽️4⃣👏
Christine Kim: Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures
Toronto-based artist Christine Kim cuts and layers paper together into beautifully intricate geometric sculptures. Through cutting, Kim feels as though she “liberates the work from the confines of the original surface.” Her artwork is delicate and complex, and she is constantly finding new ways to work with the everyday material.
Kim has completed a variety of projects including Paper Orbs (below) and Scribble (far below) that show off her amazingly meticulous techniques. Her recent paper installation, Accumulation (above), will be featured as part of the Toronto Design Offsite festival in January 2014. The series of hand-cut sculptures consist of small orbs that explore light and shadow through intricately composed forms. According to the project statement, “This is an investigation of what a line can do when it is folded, cut, curved, and gathered.”
London based painter Amy Judd creates portraits that are filled with beauty and mystery. The faces of the women in her works are all covered with feathers, flowers or simply because they look away. I love the harmonious way in which she combines humans with nature, and I am blown away by their soft and calming, yet playful style. And if you happen to be in Stockholm right now: a selection of her works are exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair until October 7!
Represented by: Hicks Gallery