In the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the collective Pow Ideas founded by Kyle E & Jun Ong has created a swimming pool located on the 11th floor of the KL Journal Hotel. The structure has been strategically placed in Bukit Bintang commercial district, ideal for shopping and relaxation.
The imaginary of reference from which the collective has drawn inspiration, is contemporary, colorful and fashionable. Space is divided into areas such as the bar, the dining room, the terrace and an events area. Every detail has been realized with extreme care and dedication since the research of materials is a prerogative of Kyle E & Jun Ong.
The geometric references and the physiognomy of the place recount the artist David Hockney, it will also be because the fabrics and patterns were designed by texile productor Cassey Gan, who had taken care of a collection for this artist.
If these images intrigued you, you can visit the Pow Ideas website here.
This summer we left the Quintessenz duo, formed by German artists Thomas Granseuer and Tomislav Topic, on the island of Paxos with their installation for the Paxos Contemporary Art Project. Now we find it in Italy, with Carme Genesis, a new work always created with suspended fabrics, exhibited at CARME in Brescia, a cultural center that has found its headquarters in the deconsecrated church of Saints Philip and James, now used as a hall for exhibitions and expositions.
This is the first time that the German duo has worked in this kind of building, which is why the installation was designed in relation to this space: the long strips of colored fabric fill almost the entire nave, both in height and width. This makes the work interactive, allowing the viewer to cross it, to look at it from different points of view, from below, from the sides, but also from above, going up to the first floor of the church.
Ensee aka Mi–Kyung Choi is a Korean illustrator and graphic designer who creates illustrations that tell the sensitivity of women in an original way. The natural element is fundamental to achieve her goal: to excite.
Ethereal bodies, exiles, and delicate faces are combined with flowers, which underline an intrinsic fragility and exalt it in a veiledly sensual way. The references to traditional oriental art are not lacking and are reinterpreted with naturalness and spontaneity. Every woman becomes an icon that is opposed to the female figure promoted by European or American culture, more aggressive and daring.
You can’t resist the charm of this artist and the beauty of her work, which you can follow on her Instagram.
But do you remember the boundless imagination you had when you were children? The one that could transform a small plastic character into our hero, a stuffed animal or a Barbie into our best friend, a sheet of paper in an airplane directed towards unknown destinations? Sometimes we forget how beautiful, relaxing and sometimes rewarding it is to imagine what we want.
The young artist and director Alyce Tzue shared her most original fantasies and dreams making it an animated short film, Soar, and the public and critics have, perhaps, recognized in her desire to escape that the short film has won international awards.
Mara is a teenager with a passion for aircraft construction, but discouraged by the first failures she thinks to give up, until an unexpected encounter will test her and make her rediscover the lost passion. The person she runs into is a small (very small) character, Lucas, to whom flying ship has broken. We don’t know where he’s going and what he’s carrying in his heavy suitcase and when we find out we’re left speechless, because this is the effect that makes when we rediscover us children for a moment, carried away in our childhood made up of impossible stories and extraordinary feats that we forget with time, but of which we continue to have a desperate need.
Seb Agresti is a designer and illustrator based in Rotterdam, Holland, who works with a simple, minimal and colourful style. Each table is rigorously built on geometries with strong lines, which act as frames for a type of surrealist imaginary, able to amaze and excite.
His works are scenes in scenes that tell stories that are sometimes real, sometimes interior, with an exotic and original touch.
What makes his creations interesting is the fact that the artist represents his “disconnection from the world”, as he himself states:
“I guess it’s my own feeling of disconnect with the world at times that gets translated into the drawings”.
Feeling detachment from his surroundings, Seb reconnects to the world and manages to synthesize it within his art. You can find other works by the artist on his personal website that you find here.