CULTURE

The Peculiar Fragmented Portraiture of Michael Mapes

‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” said Aristotle, a phrase often quoted in scientific fields such as gestalt psychology – but which can also lead to monstrous results if misunderstood, as Mary Shelley so luridly demonstrated in her classic, ‘Frankenstein’.

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Wild at Heart by Steven Klein

Models Natasa Vojnovic and Judson Harmon star in the story ‘Wild at Heart’, photographed by Steven Klein and styled by Ludivine Poiblanc for the latest issue of Interview magazine.

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Portraits Drawn with Tea, Vodka, Whiskey and Ink by Carne Griffiths

UK-based illustrator Carne Griffiths creates these striking portraits with uncommon mediums such as tea brandy, vodka, whiskey, graphite and calligraphy ink. His drawings most frequently explore human and floral forms, as says he’s “fascinated by the flow of line and the ‘invisible lines’ that connect us to the natural world.”

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Pointillist Power

Pencils, pegboards, pins, pixels — we’ve been fascinated for a long time by the notion of creating big things from tiny parts. Hiding the image in plain site. Creating pointillist art with physical objects.

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Beautiful Art of Andrew Salgado

Andrew Salgado’s second solo exhibition with Beers.Lambert Contemporary since 2008 presents from the 10th October a series of visceral, figurative paintings based on personal experience and themes including the destruction of identity.

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Oneiroi

Not so long ago, you could have already read on kontraPLAN about young and multi talented artist Jérémy Tran. As we promised, we have been keeping an eye on his work, and chose to bring you his newest project called Oneiroi.

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Visual Art for the Visually Impaired by Roy Nachum

One of the most popular signs in the art industry is ”DON’T TOUCH”. According to our experiences, we’ve definitely been warned and hissed at, at least once in our lifetime by a guard at an exhibition not to touch the artworks while visiting a gallery or museum.

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ANIMAL: The Other Side of Evolution by Ana Rajcevic

The project is grounded in a unique visual interpretation of animal anatomy, building upon existing skeleton structures to create a series of sculptural pieces that appear as natural properties of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality.

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The Forgotten circus

The Forgotten Circus is the pilot film for the „Forgotten Trilogy“. This film explores notions of humanity embodied through the minds eye of a dying ringmaster and his Forgotten Circus.

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Alexander by Ronald Savković

World premiere of ballet Alexander, inspired by a complex person of a general, half-god, lover, conqueror of the world – Alexander the Great, choreographed by Ronald Savković, took place last November in Belgrade, Serbia, but will take a world tour this summer starting in Latin America.

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Vivid Art of Jérémy Tran

After starting the Classical Dance at the age of 8 under the supervision of Christine Vandenbussche (MJC Rosendaël 2000-2009) and Pascal Cyprien (Lille Conservatory 2002-2004), in 2009, Jérémy decided to turn towards Contemporary dance that he practiced with Dominique Desessart (Lille Conservatory 2009-2010).

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Saraceno’s Cloud City

If you happened to be in Berlin, make sure to stop by Hamburger Bahnhof (a former railway station) till January 15, 2012, and get ready to feel like you’ve stepped into a strange and surreal dream.

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