The artist Fintan Magee was born in Australia in 1985 in Lismore and today is considered one of the most talented street artists in the world. Growing up in Brisbane, he was already famous in the street scene even before graduating in fine arts. His story is that of the classic child prodigy, but unlike many others, he was strongly supported by his family that has always encouraged his artistic inclination.
In addition to Fintan’s undeniable ability to render every image with great credibility and realism, he himself defined the focus of his work as follows:
“My task is to explore loss, memory and show how a new reality to which we are accustomed can be created in the environment. I love to paint on the street, because art integrates with everyday life, stimulating people to have an opinion on it”.
Street art becomes the most powerful means to convey messages, to pull the plug from reality and above all, to reflect: the artist is interested in current themes and topics, enhanced by his figurative style that has the characteristic of being conceived on a large scale.
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Discover the most interesting tv series and films that you can watch on Netflix on July.
The Last Czars: two years ago people started talking about a series that told the story of the Russian royal family, then, after a series of rumours, the silence, only a few weeks ago came the confirmation from Netflix. The Last Czars will be a docu-series that in 6 episodes will retrace the events that led to the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, father of the famous Anastasia, and the subsequent February Revolution, in 1918.
Expectations for this docu-series are very high, also given the success of another show focused on the history of a royal family, The Crown.
The Last Czars will be available from July 3rd.
Stranger Things 3: This is perhaps the most anticipated original Netflix TV series of the year. In this third season the protagonists are growing up and facing adolescence, they are consolidating their friendship and going through their first falls in love. Despite the summer and the carefree attitude, in Hawkins the evil doesn’t end, but changes. So Eleven and his friends will be forced to fight against new and terrifying threats.
All 8 episodes of Stranger Things 3 will be available from July 4.
La Casa de Papel – part 3: The Spanish TV series is, with Stranger Things, the flagship product of the streaming platform. Precisely for this reason could not end with a simple bowels all happy and millionaires. After all, if you’ve just done a billion euro robbery you can’t think of getting away with it very easily.
For now we know that Rio will be captured by the police and, to save him, the Professor’s gang will gather. There will be new faces, but we will also find some old friends.
La Casa de Papel part 3 will count 8 episodes that will be available from July 19.
Orange is the New Black: With July 2019 ends one of the first Netflix productions that over the years has won both consents and awards. The sixth season ended with Piper leaving the maximum security prison, so in the next season we’ll see her face the return to life while, of course, within the prison the daily life goes on without her. We expect all the events, both her and Alex’s, Taystee and Cindy’s and the other girls’, to close at their best, or at least as we would like.
The final season of Orange is the New Black will be released on July 26.
Kengan Ashura: If you’re not convinced yet and your tastes are not so mainstream, by the end of the month Netflix has a real gem in store. The anime series is inspired by the comic strip series published in Japan in 27 volumes. The protagonist is Tokita Ouma, nicknamed Ashura, and during the episodes we follow his adventures and exploits against fearsome opponents.
If you’ve never been a fan of the genre, Kengan Ashura is likely to change your mind. The first season will be available from July 31.
The name is Daedalum – the name comes from Daedalus, the man who built the labyrinth of Minos in the Greek myth – and is composed of 19 interconnected egg-shaped domes made of translucent material. The structure was installed at the Royal Albert Dock, London, from 21 to 23 June, on the occasion of the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. The labyrinth of the “Air Architects” – Alan Parkinson and Meko – is built with a variety of translucent materials of different colors to create a truly sensational play of light and dark voids.
“I design the structures to create a particular encounter with the phenomenon of light, I design an architecture to encourage the sense of wonder”
Each work is connected to the other, in the previous one a clue is left linked to the next one, as in this case. Alan Parkinson has a predilection for Islamic architecture and geometric solids.
Visitors take off their shoes and look out over the structure through an inner tube. 47 meters long and 31 meters wide, it opens with two structures larger than the next, then you come to a series of domes and galleries of various sizes but smaller. Described as “an adventurous assembly of intersecting volumes” The Tree appears as a stack of bubbles intersecting over the heads of visitors.
The main dome is surmounted by a design of 600 pieces of fabric. Designed to create plays of color inside to be as the sun moves during the day. There is a strong inspiration to the Pantheon of Rome and to the design of the angels by Gustave Doré in Dante’s paradise.
Alan Parkinson believes that the construction of temporary inflatable structures allows him to explore what architecture wants to be, while facing practical issues that purely theoretical projects do not have, so many designers around the world are exploring the potential of inflatable architecture.
Meet Lukas Feireiss, the German curator that in 2015 together with the Spanish tattoo artist Javier Rodriguez invented “Tattoo For Architects“. After many years of “tattoo = taboo” we have some good news from the architecture word. “Tattoo For Architects” is an event where you can ink a series of tattoo designs for architects, a vast sample book with funny phrases like “All you need is dynamyte” or the faces of Archi Star from the past like Le Corbusier or Design objects like the Superstudio Group table and many more. In 2018 they also participated in Venice Biennale (Architecture edition): they organized a series of tattoo spots around the city.
Following famed 18th century German architect and architecture historian Gottfried Semper, architecture acts as our third skin. Here are some pictures of the 2018 Biennale, hoping that for the next edition 2020 they will come back. So please don’t take architecture so seriously!
Kuralay Meirbekova is a young contemporary artist, known for her one-line technique. Born and raised in Kazakhstan, she later moved to Liverpool where she achieved the architecture degree and has a special interest in interior design. In spite of it, her greatest passion is drawing and painting, through which she defines and explore her inner artistic nature. The focus of her interest in the painting are people and constant search of a distinctive visual language that would be recognizable and convey her own idea of reality. In the past four years, Kuralay developed the one-line technique. This approach naturally spread to other media, like video animation, metal wire installations, and textile art.
She presented in May her second solo exhibition in Helsinki, but certainly we’ll hear soon of her.