Looking at the images of photographer and filmmaker Edgar Berg you can only be immediately impressed: it almost seems that every scene has been extrapolated from the choreography of a wonderful and elegant dance.
Very active in the field of fashion, Edgar Berg boasts numerous collaborations with several important brands and works mainly between Paris and Hamburg. His great search for the most suggestive light atmospheres and original compositions contribute to generate a sort of continuous tension in the viewer, who feels the emotions of the characters and is fascinated by them.
The sinuosity of the bodies is enhanced by the thought of the poses, which appear almost choreographed, playing with the environments, with the ambivalence and with everything that can make a difference, the result is harmonious images that translate reality into delicate poetry.
Looking at this gallery it will be difficult that at least one of his photographs does not catch the attention, for all the rest you can visit the site of the artist, which you can find here.
The first meeting was in 1970 when Lucien Clergue, photographer, Michel Tournier, writer and Jean-Maurice Rouquette, historian, decided to create a festival of photography that would make a Roman town in Provence the meeting point in Europe.
Les Rencontres de la photographie celebrates 50 editions in 2019, with 26 different artistic directions and over 1234 exhibitions. Three months, from July 1st to September 22nd, when the city wakes up and lives, opening its doors to places otherwise impossible to visit.
We start from l’église des Trinitaires, a church built in 1630 on the remains of a convent built by the Order of the Holy Trinity in 1198.
Perhaps to celebrate the history of this Gothic church, the curators have decided to name the exhibition celebrating Arles’s 50th anniversary “What a story“, with posters of all the editions and a selection of photos that have made the festival famous.
Philippe Chancel presents an exhibition that is the result of unprecedented research work: DATAZONE. For over fifteen years he has been exploring sensitive areas of our planet, from Japan after Fukushima to North Korea via the United States, China, Africa and Europe, to document the decline we are experiencing. Not only environmental but above all human.
Helen Levitt, with her sensitivity typical of the early 1900s, makes us discover a different and now forgotten New York, where children still play on the streets. Also on show are the negatives. In the same location, the Van Gogh space, on the upper floor, is an exhibition dedicated to women and the female body: Susan Meiselas and Eve Arnold together with Abigail Heyman are the protagonists of Unretouched Women.
Don’t miss the exhibition Home sweet home at the Maison des Peintres: a tribute to how the concept of home in England has changed from the 1970s to the present day.
The Luma will host the Prix Dior de la Photographie pour Jeunes Talents with a splendid series by Mexican photographer Daniela Costantini on colours, beauty and femininity.
Olga Galeeva is an illustrator and graphic designer who obtained a Master’s degree in Graphic Design in Lisbon and a PhD in female representation in comics from 1960-1970 in Italy (studying Guido Crepax and Milo Manara).
She made herself known on Instagram with the @og_olillia_art account, which has more than one hundred thousand followers and tells the world of eros with naturalness, freshness and a recognizable style.
“I design erotic art because human beings are sensual creatures and eroticism is one of the main points of interest of humanity”.
It should be added that Olga Galeeva is a self-taught artist who approached the world of art as a child, but has seriously embarked on her career as an illustrator only after the birth of her daughter. If you’re interested in this genre, you can take a look at the works of @wasted_pleasures, which we talked about earlier here.
On her website you can find, in addition to the classic prints, also t-shirts and shoppers, in the meantime, don’t miss our gallery.
Vancouver-based artist David Spriggs has created a series of large-scale 3D installations by layering hand-painted transparencies within custom frames. The works attract viewers by changing meaning from the perspective and explore themes such as space-time, movement, surveillance, power dynamics, and other complex themes.
Spriggs works using abstract topographic maps, based on perfect geometric shapes:
“I often use the golden ratio to determine the positioning and shape of a shape. Axis of Power, for example, is based on a perfect golden spiral and on the positioning of the eye of the storm which is in the ratio of the installation at 1.618. Also the work Gravity is based on the golden spiral with all the signs that follow this spiral in a perfect hemisphere”.
David Spriggs’ installations have grown significantly over the past 20 years, a time when the artist has developed several ideas that have led him to prefer large-scale works:
“Many of my works on the theme of power are great for creating a certain power relationship and/or having a perceptual impact with the viewer”.
The scale totally changes the meaning and perception of a work, but especially the visual power that goes to exert on the viewer. With this expedient, the artist suggests a specific key to interpretation.
To see more of his installations, follow David Spriggs on Instagram.
With Genius is Born Crazy, Moncler wanted to celebrate the brilliant madness and visually represent the concept of genius, so the choice of Will Smith as the face of the campaign signed by Tim Walker was almost natural.
Ever since he began to be talked about, Will has always entered the hearts of many, first as an actor, then as a singer and producer, until he became a model to be inspired by. What led him to become the person he is today is that pinch of healthy madness, that certain something that at first leads to classify a person as different or strange, but that over time and with the results obtained separates normal people from genes.
It is that ingenious madness that has allowed Moncler to become what he is today. Born in 1952, producing sleeping bags and technical mountain clothing, the brand has had the courage and boldness to transform itself, arrive in the city and stand out in the world of luxury.
Moncler, like Will Smith, was able to see what no one else saw and turn it into reality, creating something universal and understandable to all of us, who can only call them genius.