Chad Wys Interview
Chad Wys is, by self-definition, a visual conceptual artist, designer and writer from Illinois. Immersing himself in continual experimentation, his multidisciplinary practice is backed by a thorough knowledge of the history that has preceded his own artwork, and critical theory which gives his work an intellectual utility.
MANY OF THEM - vol.II Days of Being Wild13/12/2012
MANY OF THEM Magazine is a constantly evolving limited edition publication which aims to offer a space for discussion in which creators can share their perspective about their own field, their languages and the problems they face in their everyday practices. Their latest editorial project is MANY OF THEM - vol.II Days of Being Wild, which recently launched in BLESS SHOP PARIS and includes content from:
Self-taught, Paris-based artist Olivier Kosta-Théfaine interprets the codes of popular culture that exist around him, channeling his understanding into the grand and fiercely individual works he creates. Having exhibited at institutions and galleries such as Foundation Cartier, A.L.I.C.E and Cripta747, Kosta-Théfaine strives to "change and twist the given meanings of language so as to confront the widest possible audience".
Photographer - Clément Pascal
Lucas Price Studio Visit & Interview07/12/2012
British artist Lucas Price is mostly undefinable; his work transcends a number of disciplines of contemporary art, music and apparel. The artists' best description used to identify him is multidisciplinary; he is a contemporary creator who's main forms of creative work equilibrate and complement each other. With an exceptionally intriguing personal background of extended art history, he is also currently working with Japanese-designer Kazuki Kuraishi on menswear label AFOUR, exercising his talents with challenging new mediums.
Photographer - Grey Sperling
OHWOW: It Ain't Fair 201207/12/2012
Opening tonight, OHWOW brings the fifth and final installment of its definitive annual group exhibition, It Ain't Fair, to Miami, coinciding with Art Basel. Featuring over thirty of today's best and most prolific artists to a new 6,000 square foot location on the beach, this is an event that should not be missed. As well as art, OHWOW will be bringing its pirate radio station Know Wave to the fair, featuring performances, DJ sets and interviews, as well as setting up a soup kitchen to help out hungry Miami Beach art pilgrims.
Cut & Shut : The History of Creative Salvage07/12/2012
Cut & Shut : The History of Creative Salvage, is a new independently published book that explores the Creative Salvage design movement that arose from the early emergence of hip hop culture in the UK; a period of anarchic British design that saw designers reuse furniture as a chosen artistic medium. Quite surprisingly never before written about, the movement spawned some of the greatest British designers of a generation, including Tom Dixon, Ron Arad, Mark Brazier-Jones, Jon Mills, André Dubreuil, Danny Lane and Joe Rush.
Sara Sani Interview
Youth, rebellion, freedom and grace. Four possible words to extract from the work of photographer Sara Sani. Maybe it comes down to her wanderings, maybe it comes down to her all-nighters and dawn-captured moments, but whatever it is we can instantly respond to her images. Be it from our own moments of growing up, some friends we knew and loved but don’t see much of anymore or that feeling we can relate to of being young, being rebellious, being free and still holding enough grace for the world to except you as you are.
Rene Ricard: "New Paintings and Not So New"04/12/2012
HIGHLIGHT Gallery draws our attention to the fact that this week is the last chance to catch American poet and painter Rene Ricard's exhibition "New Paintings and Not So New" before it closes on December 9. Numerous works created by Ricard over the past decade are displayed, with the common medium being oil on linen, over which hand-painted poems and text are laid in the artist's signature font.