FIERCE SURREALNESS BY PACO POMET

by Ariadna Zierold

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There’s something so iconic yet surreal about the works of Granada, Spain based Paco Pomet. With a fierce sense of humor, his oil paintings take on an unexpected twist in the narrative. He often borrows sepia-toned photographs that look like vintage images or historical documents, and then adds his own interesting take on each scene. With an overall monochrome effect, including bursts of unexpected, bright colors, his art is original, quirky and always created with an underlying wit.

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DAEMONIEN BY STEFAN GUNNESCH

by Ariadna Zierold

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Stefan Gunnesch studied Communication Design and works mainly as a book designer and illustrator. Daemonien is a book project gathering overpainted photographs, collages and acrylic on paper. The pictures show explorations of the body and the ego.

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The striking photographs reveal posturing bodies and portraits, but were alienated by radical interventions that made the motifs fragmented and partly illegible. The process of overpainting becomes an egotistical appropriation of the images and questions a new (visual) identity.

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TAPESTRY IMAGERY BY ERIN M. RILEY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Erin M. Riley is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work focuses on women and women’s issues primarily in hand-woven tapestries. Riley received her BFA in 2007 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, in 2009.

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Erin has been weaving imagery culled from the Internet, and more recently photographs she has taken of herself using hand-dyed wool on a floor loom. Based on social media images as well as autobiographical experiences that focus on objects and fleeting moments, Riley’s work offers visual dialogue that aims to reevaluate and reconsider the values of contemporary women, their social spheres and stratification, as well as their attitudes towards sex and sexuality through keyhole-like glimpses into their lives.

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She can finish a medium sized piece in 80-90 hours. When she is working on an upcoming exhibition, she spends about 12-14 hours a day weaving and can finish one piece in a week. Her most recent huge piece took her a month.

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Anton Corbijn exhitbits “R.E.M. Seen between 1990-2010″ @ Albertinum, Dresden, Germany

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If you have ever been to Dresden, Germany, one of the things that stands out is the fact that Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, and all of its descriptions of fire-bombing disaster, still sort of stands today. Granted, we took a train through in 2004, so surely it has improved, and it has, but remnants of World War II still exist for sure. In a completely different bit of news, famed rock photographer, Anton Corbijn, just opened a new exhibition, “R.E.M. Seen between 1990-2010″ at the Albertinum Museum in Dresden, featuring over 40 large format photos of Corbijn’s documentation of the famed Augusta, Georgia band.

Here is the sweet and lowdown:

Anton Corbijn’s distinctive style is characterised by a clear and realistic perspective. He does not take his photographs in a studio, nor does he use artificial light or a tripod. As a result, remote celebrities suddenly appear close, vulnerable and even sentimental. Using his camera in this way, Anton Corbijn documented the most important phases in the career of the band R.E.M. Rather than being staged images, the approximately 40 photographs in this exhibition authentically show the personalities of the band members and even provide intimate glimpses into their lives.

When R.E.M. disbanded in September 2011 after 31 successful years in the music business, their last album “Collapse into Now” was just a few months old. It was an unusual album, not only due to its musical diversity but above all because singer Michael Stipe took a completely different tack in it. In parallel with the album, he initiated a film project, curating it himself and engaging successful directors and actors to support him. Twelve short films to twelve songs – that was the idea behind this unusual collaboration between the music star Stipe and renowned figures from Hollywood. The film makers included, for example, the Oscar-nominated US actor James Franco, the French artist Sophie Calle, the 85-year old documentary film maker Albert Maysles and the British director, photographer and concept artist Sam Taylor-Wood.

For a period of three months, these short films are being shown in the Albertinum – for the first time alongside photographs by Anton Corbijn.

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Stanley Kubrick could shoot a beautiful portrait

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Before he was one of the most acclaimed and influential filmmakers of the 20th Century, Stanley Kubrick was a great photographer who shot portraits and fulfilled photojournalist assignments. Right now, there are a bunch of photograph prints available at VandM.com from Kubrick’s time in NYC. A great grouping that could make for a great holiday present.

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Terry Richardson Photographs Real Plus Sized Gals for Vice

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In the Citrus Report intern poll, 1 out 2 prefer a pillow over a rock any day and say, “wouldn’t you want something soft rather than hard?” Terry Richardson’s feature in Vice Magazine called “Tons of Fun” shows you another side of “Fun.” Letting you journey into a world where snapping photos of curvaceous beauties striking posh poses are intertwined in this lovely collection.

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El Mac, Sai Gon, Viet Nam “Kosoom by the Mekong” Video

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One of our favorite artists, El Mac, painted in Vietnam last summer, and now, there is a great video chronicling his stay. Viet Nam The World made the video, and noted, “El Mac painted this beautiful mural in front of Sàn Art, an independent artist space, and just outside the offices of The Propeller Group in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. It is based on a photo of Kosoom, the grandmother of El Mac’s girlfriend.

All of the photographs included in this video as well as the footage of motorbikes zooming through the city were taken by El Mac. Part of his process, is documenting different people from different places and selecting a handful to paint on walls around the world. We wanted this video piece to be a reflection of how El Mac saw the world of Viet Nam for the first time, taking it all in, and juxtaposing the fast paced life in the city with this giant portrait that would literally slow people down in admiration as they passed by.”

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