Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gorgeous Pen & Ink Illustrations by Si Scott

I am in awe.  Look at the energetic yet fluid style of these gorgeous works by Manchester-based illustrator Si Scott. Impressive !  Especially the birds, these are exactly the kind of arts I am searching and wanna get it tattoo on my back. I strongly urge you to check out his website and facebook for more.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Takashi Murakami's Latest Exhibit

Photos by Brandon Shigeta/Hypebeast. © 2013 Takashi Murakami / Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

Oh Mind! How I wish I can be there.  Takashi Murakami 村上隆, Japan's answer to Andy Warhol, is having an exhibition till May 25 at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles.  The title of the exhibit is Arhat, which in Sanskrit, translates to "a being who has achieved a state of enlightenment". I love his works - an amalgamation of Buddhist monks, demonic monsters, skulls, smiley flowers and all.

And I am SOOOO drooled with this sparkling skulls. Oh!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Luka On An Imaginary Adventure

I am so touched after knowing the story behind this beautiful imaginative photo series called "The Little Prince".

Slovenia-based photographer Matej Peljhan recently shot a 12 years old boy named Luka who suffers from muscular dystrophy doing things he dreams about doing but his degenerative condition simply won't allow him to. Like playing basketball, skateboarding, diving or even climbing stairs.

The photographer used sheets and other props as a backdrop and shot Luka act out the motion lying on the ground.

Besides reminding us the debilitating nature of muscular dystrophy, this photo series also help us to remember that how precious life is and to appreciate what we have.  We should be grateful.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Miro's Photography

First encounter.  Happen to see Czech photography Miro Svolik's fanciful works while flipping through Chinese magazine Lens (Edition 62).  Nice.

his bio
Miro Svolik is the one artist who reinvents himself artistically every several years with each incarnation being as strong as the ones before them. This began with a series he did at Famu called "My life as a human being," which was a narrative series of images shot from the tops of apartment buildings into the parking lots below. To be seen in the image, the models had to lie down on the cement, turn sideways and pretend to walk or fly. In this way he created whimsical and humorous low-level ariel photographs which were pre-flattened for the camera and had compositional elements drawn in with powder or painted with water. In his next series he worked with acrobats in the landscape, often with parts of their bodies extending beyond the frame. Sometimes the shapes of hills or rivers in the landscape are interpreted as a fish, a bird or a person. When it suits him, Svolik feels free to rip out the center of the print and throw it away-all is in service to his unique imagination. He seems to see no division between reality and a dream state. His work has the same charm and fresh simplicity as Duane Michals-it makes you wonder, "Why is it I never thought of that?"

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool

Nothing happen today.  No one call to wake you up at those wee hours, like 2am in the morning, which is good !!!

Sadly, today is also the very day that Hong Kong singer Leslie Cheung died at 6.43pm 10 years ago.  Somehow his smile reminds me of a friend.