Painter: Zoë Sua Kay (Portugal)
Originally from Lisbon, Zoë Sua Kay moved to England in 2001 and has been living in London ever since. She studied her Foundation Diploma at Chelsea College of Art and Design and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Fine Art from Middlesex University. Recently, the Portuguese painter was awarded with a scholarship for MFA course at the prestigious New York Academy of Art (class 2014) and will be joining the Academy in the fall of 2012.
These paintings are from her series; Self-Portrait (of me as a man)
Photographs belong to Zoë Sua Kay
For those who are on their way to London, the artist´s forthcoming exhibition “Recounting Palestine’s Stories: An Intervention” will be launched in June 2012 in collaboration with Al Madad Foundation.
Congratulation Zoë Sua Kay!
Artist: Zoë Sua Kay
Upcoming event: Recounting Palestine’s Stories: An Intervention, London
Graphic designer: Emil Ásgrímsson (Iceland)
Emil Ásgrímsson has been studying in London for three years at the renown Central St. Martins College of Art & Design. His work is an eclectic mix of collage illustration and moving image inspired by epic landscapes, geology (his father is a geologist) and science. Emil plays with both digital collage and the process of the physical handmade aspect of moving image.
Aviator by Emil Ásgrímsson
Mermaid by Emil Ásgrímsson
Adventure by Emil Ásgrímsson
Sci fi by Emil Ásgrímsson
Film noir by Emil Ásgrímsson
Super2 by Emil Ásgrímsson
Photographs belong to Emil Ásgrímsson
This upcoming artist won the River Island Illustration competition for these work. Last night he opened his first solo exhibition at The Book Club in London.
I´m already looking forward to keep an eye on this one in the future!
Artist: Emil Ásgrímsson
Place: The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London
Net stroll: 16th of February 2012
London, Paris, Rome …
Writing on walls has been a part of the humanity for centuries. Wherever you go, you find street art, graffiti or what some people might consider — art crimes. Since my teenage years, I have always admire this kind of art. Street art can even make structures like bus stops, bridges and subways look more interesting.
The pictures below shows street art around the world.
Photos are taken from Etsy.com
I´m going to end this net stroll with an old time favorite. Ladies and gentleman, let´s play Street Life!
I play the streetlife, because there’s no place I can go
Streetlife – it’s the only life I know
Streetlife – and there’s a thousand parts to play
Streetlife – until you play your life away
You let the people see, just who you wanna be
And every night you shine, just like a super star
That’s how the life is played a temptin masquerade
You dress, you walk, you talk
You’re who you think you are
— (Randy Crawford)
Graphic designer: Elisa Vendramin (Italy)
It´s always gratifying to discover new artist. Shortly before Christmas I was hunting for seemly gifts at PopUp verzlun in Harpa. The search seemed to be everlasting — and then — suddenly, I saw something that caught my eye.
Northen lights by Elisa Vendramin – Digital print
Daylight by Elisa Vendramin – Digital print
Vatnajökull by Elisa Vendramin – Digital print
Northen lights 2 by Elisa Vendramin – Digital print
These digital prints are for sale. The artist — Elisa Vendramin — is an Italian graphic designer, currently based in London. Elisa works in image making, where she combines delicate drawings with fantastical, three-dimentional settings and landscapes. She is also fascinated in experimenting with different printing and production techniques.
According to the Mei Moses All Art index number, it´s the right time to invest in art. At least, it seems to be at lower-risk than investing in stocks these days!
A photo brain. A self portrait by the artist
Photographs belong to Elisa Vendramin
Artist: Elisa Vendramin
Place: Pop-up market at Harpa, Reykjavik concert hall
Net stroll: 10th of January 2012, Yayoi Kusama (Japan)
Do you need to warm up on a cold winter day?
There is a blinding snowstorm and boundless blackness outside. I seriously need shades in my existence on such a day. So I start my daily net stroll searching the queen of colors — the queen of dots; Yayoi Kusama.
Photos taken from Google images
Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto City, Japan in 1929. She studied Nihonga painting, a rigorous formal style developed during the Meiji period. She was attracted by the experimental promise of the postwar international art scene and ended up moving to the center of the universe — New York City — in 1958. In the early 1970’s Kusama returned to Japan, where she began writing shockingly visceral and surrealistic novels, short stories, and poetry, including The Hustler’s Grotto of Christopher Street (1983) and Violet Obsession (1998).
Kusama — which will turn 83 this year — is not retiring at all. Her countles fans can see a major show by the conceptional artist at Tate Modern in London, from 9th of February until 5th of June 2012.
I’m ending this short-time amusement with lyrics from the Rolling Stones song, She′s a rainbow;
She comes in colors everywhere;
She combs her hair
She’s like a rainbow
Coming colors in the air
She comes in colors
Highlights of the year
The first year of Konsthopp has been challenging, exciting and certainly eventful. Over the last couple of months we have visit over two hundred art exhibitions in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and U.K. These exhibitions have been in three descriptive words; wicked, weird and wild. The list below, our highlights of the passing year, includes the three w — and everything in between.
We are already turning our eyes to 2012 and looking forward to it.
Dear readers, thank you for your trusty support and happy new year!
/Írena & Ingunn
(Elin Eng; Galleri KG52)
(Lindalovisa Fernqvist; Meeting ROOM)
(Leif Holmstrand; CHRYSTAL)
(Christian Sandell; ID:I galleri)
(Gatëan Rusquet; ANTI Festival)
(Meghann Snow; Young Art)
(Johnny Boy Eriksson; Wetterling gallery)
(Pure Evil; The Scarlett Gallery)
(Ad de Jong; Gallery 1857)
(Jenny Grönvall; Studio 44)
Photographs by Konsthopp
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Closed: 25th of September 2011, RAM gallery (Oslo)
It may sound strange but exhibitions featuring furniture design is usually a rare sight in Nordic art galleries.
Amy Hunting, the product designer behind the project “Faithful copy,” studied in the departement of furniture and room design at Danmarks Designskole. In this exhibition, she displays drawings, objects and handmade furnitures.
Gudrun Eidsvik, the manager director of RAM Gallery, kindly guided us through Amy Hunting’s exhibition. She told us the story behind the drawings hanging on the walls, were the motive was taken from a black & white photography of parents with three children, sitting on a bike. According to Eidsvik, Hunting drew about one picture every day for 50 days. In the end of the series, the spectator can sense the artist´s tiredness with each repetition — as the picture becomes more simple and basic.
Photographs by Konsthopp
Despite young age, Amy Hunting (1984) has established her own studio in London, were she currently lives and examines the disciplines of design, illustration and drawing. Hunting is also the founder and owner of “Norwegian Prototypes,” featuring modern Norwegian design and is a part of the annual “London Design Festival“.
We are already looking forward to keep an eye on this talent in the future!
Artist: Amy Hunting
Date: 20th of August – 25th of September 2011
Place: RAM Galleri, Kongens Gate 3, Oslo
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11.00 – 17.00 ; Saturday – Sunday, 12.00 – 16.00