WIRE SCULPTURES BY DAVID MORENO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Barcelona, Spain based artist David Moreno works with sculptures made of steel wires that emulate the fast and energetic style of drawing in a rather wild and sometimes uncontrolled way. Though they are built using a stiff material, Moreno’s sculptures of surreal floating cabins, chairs, and figures exhibit a certain delicacy and tenderness. Using a similar technique to cross-hatching, he is able to create tonal or shading effects of carefully placed lines that are viewed from a specific vantage point.

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PENCIL WORLDS BY JOSEPHIN RITSCHEL

by Ariadna Zierold

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Josephin Ritschel is an illustrator living and working in Berlin. In Josephin’s illustrations, fine lines, dark lines, little lines, lines on lines, and a few blocks shading all build up to make these incredible images full of life. Whether its spooky or sombre, funny or lonely, the scenes she creates have a real sense of energy and all tell their own, often bizarre, story. The illustrations are colored in with the kind of precision that children can only dream of when they try to stay within the lines of their coloring books.

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BASIC GEOMETRIES BY BRUNA CANEPA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Bruna Canepa is an illustrator, architect, writer for the music blog Suppaduppa and co-founder of Miniatura, a project she created with architect and artist Ciro Miguel in 2011. As an illustrator, Bruna is obsessed with exploring space related themes and objects, clearly evident in her various interpretations of rockets and satellites. Her drawings combine basic geometric shapes with few but effective colors to great effect.

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An Infinite Voyage and Everything In Between: A Traveling Art Project from Miami to Los Angeles

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This year at Art Basel Miami Beach, I had the pleasure of running into three traveling friends, Jason Jaworski, Saelee Oh and Sherry Wan. When I met them, the trio were bouncing around in the inflatable houses of Rainbow City, a large, city-block installation by Friends With You. Rainbow City is a magical place with minimal inflatable balloons reminiscent of a fantasy world filled with happy characters. One can see young kids and older folks alike all playing together in an ageless, bubbly world.

I had been in an orgy with Jason years ago and it was good to run into him again. Also, we didn’t realize this at the time, but Saelee and I had gone to Korean Camp together as kids. I’m not Korean; in fact, I’m Australian, but my dad fought in the Korean War and wanted me to be immersed in the culture. So he sent me off to Korea for a summer semester of fan dancing and rice cake making. After a bit of a catch up, they told me about their road trip, which is a traveling art project which will be documented at InfiniteWanderlust. Their concept is to travel while making art, all the while funding their travels with subscriptions to the art work which they’ve created along the way. They invited me to tag along as I was also on the same path of wandering and backpacking around the world. I’ve been to six out of the seven continents and numerous cross country trips, but every trip is a different experience and nothing is more enjoyable than being out on the open road.

Jason and I found our way to Rally’s, while Sherry slept and Saelee exercised. While I’m aware we’re in a city with some of the best cuisine in the world, my Austrailian clock was still ticking on lunchtime. Well aware of a full day’s exploration waiting for us the next day, we somehow ended up driving through the 9th ward with my belly full of fries at five in the morning. The moonless night made the darkness so much thicker, so it was hard to tell what the neighborhood might have looked like, but the houses near Flood Street were simple and small, while some were run down with nearby lots of emptiness and overgrown weeds. I’m guessing that the blocks were more dense with houses five years ago before the flood. I tried to imagine a past when rows of homes were made of fresh brick.

– Arnold Coludy

A three legged dog with red eyes and huge balls that you can't see in this picture.

Some random stranger in New Orleans wearing Upper Playground gear while Sherry fake-poses for a photo.

French Quarters architecture

Would that be buying or selling of gold teeth? $199 DNA tests sound like a bargain to me.

A house in the 9th ward that we saw while driving around at 4 in the morning.

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