SURREAL REPRESENTATIONS BY BENOIT PAILLE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Benoit Paille describes himself as an atypic artist, conscience agitator, creative genius, monstrously curious, absent and edgy. With his growing number of likes in the digital world, we can really say he acquired the artist status. Far from looking for specific opportunities of creation, it’s in the primal impulse, the instantaneous situations that images reveal to him spontaneously.

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Using colorful flashes to outline surreal representations, he often sees himself like an hyperrealist painter. Paille’s pictures document an altered state of mind. Cultivating a predilection for casual people and locations, kitsch landscapes, fences and strange parking lots, he constantly finds himself seeking the unexpected and the unseen.

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Beach House “Lazuli”

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The new single from Beach House’s upcoming LP, Bloom (due May 15) we haven’t really committed ourselves to full blown Beach House fans, but this song may have won us over. A little synth verse, epic chorus, but all in the bedroom style. We like when a band gets better with age, and a few albums in, this is the sound of a group in control. Enjoy.

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Xmas Idea: Barbara Kruger x Works on Whatever Artist Beach Towel

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We like Barbara Kruger, and if you like advertising and art, chances are you love Barbara Kruger, too. Even though its December, somebody knows where the warm weather is… we are in Miami for example. As Hypebeast notes, towel is currently available for $95 USD via the Works on Whatever website.

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Winter Buy: Yuketen Maine Guide Boot

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Hermosa Beach, California, you would never think it would be home to some of the finest boots made in the US today. But that is where you will find the Yuketen team, and we would love to add these Yuketen Maine Guide Boots to our daily rotation. Buy them at Inventory.

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First Friday: Beach Fossils “Sometimes”

We have had a good couple of weeks with the band Beach Fossils, and ultimately can’t believe we missed them when this LP first came out in early 2010. If you like the beach and a little reverb, you are going to really enjoy your Indian Summer with this album…

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