Graphic designer and illustrator based in Lisbon, Rita Gomes, was born with a natural tendency to provoke, using sarcasm as a weapon and the power of full-time thinking to write about the most common things of all possible things: life and human beings, the inbetweeners, and the all arounders.
She achieved a huge internet visibility for her sense of humor and honest hand lettered statements. Her work has been featured in countless art & graphic design websites, several magazines and a few books, and exhibited worldwide ever since.
Her work can be described as an intimate journey to the personal universe of the artist who presents herself as an “emotional terrorist and agent provocateur” as well as a “biting visual narrative that will help us understand, in an unequivocal yet poetic way, why each of us is also God’s only mistake.”
The Peristal Singum, which will be shown at the Aus Berlin Festival in Tilburg on the 28th of November, is a larger-than-life installation that allows visitors to walk, climb, and crouch through an artsy wonderland containing over ten different chambers.
The labyrinth was such a huge success in Berlin, the curators were forced to build a bigger version. Even after that, people still had to queue up for over three hours to get lost in the labyrinth.
The artist behind Peristal Singum is the German Tim Henrik Schneider. Painting is what Schneider normally does , but he felt a ‘normal’ exposition at the museum wouldn’t do his latest project any justice.
“Peristal Singum is a metaphor of the human digestive system. Nowadays people don’t take the time to process art. They consume it like junk food instead. Art can be confusing and has the power to alter your assumptions. I want people to discover that feeling in the Peristal. [The] physical experience of art is the only way people will start to self-reflect.”
“I can’t say I know exactly what this type of art is called, but I personally have dubbed it ‘Freestyle Photoshopping’. To me it’s a practice of exercise in flow state and free association by layering about 20 random images I find on the internet. I begin to manipulate and begin to build a scene. There is something about symmetry that is pleasing to the eye and allows me to find interesting shapes and compositions. This opens up opportunities to explore new and surreal landscapes by following all the happy accidents that arise.”
Trent Kuhn is a digital artist across several mediums. He currently resides in the Bay Area of California. Specializing in Illustration, Retouching, Graphic Design, and Digital Painting.
Michael Reeder’s figurative art explores concepts relating to identity. He is currently focused on examining the defining elements of the individual which together create the distinct formation of self. Through repeatedly working from the limited reference of one person, whom Reeder himself does not know, he constructs a fresh identity with each new painting.
Cleverly utilizing ambiguity, Michael’s protagonists live in a kind of limbo, where their identities appear within reach, often being strengthened and aided in their definition by the clean, crisp contours of their graphic and voidlike backdrops, yet their personalities are somehow blurry and distant, as if a key component is missing. By constantly working in a free flowing manner and allowing his subconsciousness unlimited scope within his creative process, Michael’s portraits remain open-ended, encouraging conversation and welcoming the projection of our own self-identities.
Michael Reeder was born in Dallas, Texas in 1982. He graduated with a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Since then he has pursued a career as an exhibiting fine artist, alongside the work he does as a freelance graphic artist and also his work at Eyecon Studios, a custom mural and design company based in Dallas.
FIFTY24SF GALLERY in association with Upper Playground is proud to announce the opening of our upcoming exhibition “Pareidolia” a Solo-Exhibition by David Choong Lee 이충엽. Opening Saturday, October 24th at 7:00pm. David Choong Lee combines elements of graffiti, collage, graphic design, portraiture, and classical realism. He was born in Seoul, Korea in 1966 and moved to the US in 1993 to pursue traditional fine art at the Academy of Art, where he currently teaches. For inquiries about the show please email@example.com.
Kneip is a craft, design and art studio founded by Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud that creates its inspiration from nature and objects with artisanal processes.
All sets are handmade. For years, the designers have worked on metals to note the formal qualities of steel, brass or copper and the way they behave over time with certain chemicals or colors.
Kneip aims to do unique projects along with the web shop. Jørgen and Stian work in a wide range of expressions and techniques, and wants Kneip to be moving towards a meeting point between art, design and craftsmanship.
The collection Pat.vol 1 shows the results of these experiments inspired by nature, climate and geometry. Kneip offers an experimental design with a number of ornamental objects that show the effects on metal.