Anabella Lopez is a young Argentine artist and illustrator currently residing in Brazil. Her beautifully composed illustrations combine geometries, characters and vivid colors to depict the imaginative worlds of the stories within.
Be sure to check out the artist’s other projects here as well as her website.
We are happy to have stumbled upon another cool project by Zeitguised (previous one here) on Epistrophy.
Zeitguised is a studio for contemporary art. Founded in 2001 by American sculpture and fashion designer Jamie Raap and German architect Henrik Mauler, their collective crafts unique, cryptic and texture-juxtaposing digital creations that are both organic and mechanical in nature.
“The cloud theme predominates Zeitguised’s work: a transitionary, metastable cloud that is nothing – yet becomes anything. A swarming system that shows symptoms of life and the agility of a connected organism, the cloud is a bastardisation of the abstract and the real as a twitching borderline between fiction and concretisation. In a post-anthropocentric motion, the cloud works postulate that the predictable merging of nano-, bio- and information technologies will render perpetually evolving shapes into real artifacts. Comme des Organismes combines yet juxtaposes tension, balance and surprise by exploring architectural structures and organic motion in tandem. What initially appears stable or symmetrical reveals itself as a transforming image that narrates a story – or more aptly, it triggers a story in the viewer’s mind.
The project is a reimagination of the Spring 2014 Women’s Collection by COMME des GARÇONS / Rei Kawakubo. The motion triptych shows an interpretation of what the initial concepts could have looked like if they would not have been realised as a line of runway clothes, but rather spontaneously realised themselves as autonomous life forms.”
An original HD version of this video can be purchased through Sedtionart’s website.
We at Epistrophy love Cranio’s characters and will seriously address the fact that we haven’t featured his work earlier by giving you as much as we can from it! The work by the Brazilian artist Fabio Oliviera aka Cranio “Skull” is not only visually powerful but greatly politically charged with the issues of the indigenous population in Brazil.
He was born in 1982. The artist grew up in the north of Sao Paulo and it was in 1998 that Fabio began to cover the gray walls with his work and he always carries in his backpack a lot creativity and good humor.
“…The Indians were born after the attempt to find a character that could show the indigenous people from Brazil. His work is always in funny and curious situations and they usually are n the space to provoke the observer to think about contemporary issues like consumerism, identity, corrupt politicians and environment.”
Numen For Use: “Prototype of a self supporting inhabitable social sculpture.
The installation is based on production system of large geometric inflated objects. Since the physical behavior of fluids tend to make all inflates spherical, thin parallel ropes are tied on opposite sides of the volume, keeping them parallel to one another. Filigree interiors of this technically invented system are never exposed to public.
When the volume deflates, the ropes get loose and lay on the ground enabling compression of the installation. When the object inflates, the ropes tense to a perfect line again, strained enough to carry the weight of a human being. Bodies entrapped in 3D grid, flying in unnatural positions throughout superficial white space, resemble Dadaist collages. Impossibility of perception of scale and direction results in simultaneous feeling of immenseness and absence of space.
The project is still in development. The test was made in rural surrounding of Vienna, end of December 2013.”
Be sure to also check out the previous projects we’ve featured by the design studio here on Epistropphy.
Installed at London’s Canary Wharf public plaza, the two kiosks take on the old Japanese art of origami to negotiate between the closed and open state. Designed by British studio Make Architects, the pavilions transform beautifully in front of the eyes of visitors to challenge the notion of city’s temporary structures.
In the creator’s own words: “The simple folding geometric form of the kiosk is based on the concept of origami. Expressed as a compact, sculptural rectangular box when closed, the structure is transformed when open, with folds and hinges in the aluminum panels allowing them to expand and contract like a fan when the kiosk opens and closes.” And “…Our solution on the modern street kiosk is a distinctive sculptural rectangular box that transforms when it opens and its function is revealed. The design is also efficient and functional with compact, robust, durable, easy to maintain and vandal and graffiti- proof features. The internal fit-out elements can be adapted to suit the needs of individual vendors”
Street artist Bozko has adorned the city of Sofia, Bulgaria with his distinct, large scale fictional characters who always seem to land themselves in unlikely predicaments.
As part of Sofia’s Urban Creatures festival which has been taking place every summer since 2011, Bozko created a gigantic mural on the side of a nine-story apartment building. It took Bozhidar Simeonov (aka Bozko) six days to complete the work which can be seen from several hundred feet away.
Urban Creatures – urban art festival is implemented in support of Sofia and Southwest Region European Capital of Culture Candidate 2019.
As part of the program of the same festival was created the previously featured on Epistrophy here, made by the very talented and prolific Polish street art duo Etam Cru.
Be sure to check out the artist’s other creations which range from murals to pencil and ink drawings on paper.
We definitely are looking forward to Bozhidar’s upcoming projects new characters.