Among the most famous and fascinating artistic techniques, the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi undoubtedly stands out. It is a practice born from the idea of transforming an imperfection, a damage or a wound into something even more beautiful and perfect. Basically, this technique consists in repairing ceramic objects, even those of daily use such as cups and plates, using gold or cast silver to weld the shards. The final result gives the object a unique look and, what is no small thing, a much higher value than the original. It is precisely from the art of Kintsugi that the artist Glen Martin Taylor was inspired for his works.
Like the Japanese, Glen Martin Taylor repairs ceramics of all kinds, some made by him and others bought but replacing precious metal with everyday objects, from twine threads to metal elements.
If in Kintsugi’s art the only important part is that of repair, for the artist the act of reassembling objects is as important as that of destroying them. Through these two phases, the artist frees his emotions and confronts them by creating objects that will eventually have lost their primary purpose, but not their importance.
Commissioned by Les Ateliers du Graff, in the context of the second edition of the MX29 Graffiti Tour Festival 2020, The Old Man and the Sea 2.0 is the latest work by French artist Aero in the city of Morlaix.
The mural, which occupies the facade of an entire building to a size of 70 square meters, is a tribute to the short novel by Ernest Hemingway that the artist had wanted to realize for many years and that in 4 days, in the rain and with all the attention required by the current situation, he completed.
Characterized by the realism typical of most of Aero’s works and the use of black and white, the mural shows in the foreground the portrait of Santiago, the old sailor protagonist of the novel that earned Hemingway the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in the background the stormy sea that the man faced to prove to himself and others that he was still able to fish.
Flower Lover and Plant Lady, this is how the Luxembourg-based illustrator Amarylis Hibon aka Amylili calls herself.
When taking a tour on her Instagram, it is not difficult to grasp the strong bond the artist has with nature, its colors, and shapes. In all her illustrations, whatever the protagonist, there is always an element that can be traced back to the natural world, it can be a print on a T-shirt, a bracelet made of flowers or the surrounding environment.
Graduated in Product and Furniture Design from London Metropolitan University, what she loves to do is express herself and her passions through illustration, a medium she also uses to send strong messages. Her words are especially dedicated to women, those she would like to see more self-confident and aware of their strengths, qualities and possibilities.
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The first series by award-winning screenwriter, director and producer Luca Guadagnino will be released in October on Sky and in streaming on NOW TV. It consists of 8 episodes that tell the story of two young people living their adolescence in an American military base in Italy..
We Are Who We Are is a story that deals with themes such as friendship, first loves, contrasting feelings typical of the age of the two protagonists, and of all teenagers in this world.
HBO, who didn’t want to leak too much information, commented on the series when the teaser was released:
We Are Who We Are is the story of two American children living on an American military base in Italy. The series explores friendship, first love, identity and plunges the audience into the messy sense of euphoria and anguish of being a teenager – a story that could happen anywhere in the world, but in this case, it happens in this small slice of America in Italy.
The cast of the series, along with the two protagonists played by Jack Dylan Grazer and Jordan Kristine Seamón, also includes actors of the calibre of Chloë Sevigny, Kid Cudi, Alice Braga, Francesca Scorsese, Corey Knight, Beatrice Barichella, Ben Taylor and Sebastiano Pigazzi.
While we are waiting to learn more about this first experiment carried out by the director of films such as “I am Love”, “A Bigger Splash”, “Suspiria” and “Call me by your name”, take a look at the teaser you can find here.