Tag Archives: art

the lost art of the unicorn- frederique morrel

29 Nov

and  so here we are: waitrose has their ad out, littlewoods has their tat out, and marks and sparks has joined in with their own shit x-version: it must be christmas soon.

lookingfornicethings has been travelling and apologises for the lack of recent posts. but what better way to shed your autumnal skin and get into the merry mood than with french artist duo frederique morrel’s tapestry-covered, wintery taxidermy-like pieces.

a fantasy wonderland of knitted and patchworked awesomeness at its gayest, most festive self. the artifacts are on show at london’s stephanie hoppen gallery until dec. 7. go on, get merry.

 

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healing oil – chloe dewe mathews

24 Oct

deep in the background of the viscous history of our black gold, on the agricultural planes of azerbaijan, nests naftalan: a village where oil is extricated from its tangled web of money and power, and refined and celebrated as a therapeutic cure for the body in an oxymoronic reversal.

commonly blamed for toxic emissions, rising cancer rates and countless wars, the azerbaijani crude’s tale of healing seems like either the product of a febrile PR mind or one of those extraordinarily improbable tales native to the former soviet union.

chloe dewe mathews‘ photograhic essay on this community’s relationship with oil – from natural remedy to newfound oligarchy money – has been awarded this year’s british journal of photography prize, and will be on show on london’s host gallery from november 22.

tropicalia – orlanda broom

18 Aug


love the colour explosions of london-based artist orlanda broom’s tropical landscapes: a romantic cacophony of wild colours and fecund shapes finished in a glasslike texture.

on show until the end of the month at london’s stephanie hoppen gallery

doppelganger- cornelia hediger

22 Jul

loving these psychologically intense doppelganger portraits by swiss-born photographer cornelia hediger.

the fragmented nature of the pictures hints at splintered identities, while the distorted sense of perspective, the blown-out, oversized limbs; and the triangular, incomplete structure of the gazing introduce a sense of menacing yet playful suspense.

folk logic – kyle zeto

16 Jul

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more fun from freshfacedandwildeyed2011 with these ‘wilderness’ snaps from artist kyle zeto.

passing – ida arentoft

15 Jul

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wanted to wish you a happy friday with a few of these beautiful  landscape snaps from ida arentoft on show at the photographer’s gallery online graduate competition freshfacedandwildeyed2011.

under the bright lights

13 Jul

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hearting this ‘disc jockey’ lamp by swedish design studio form us with love.

the installation is  made up of 24-carat-gold individual work lamps centralised into a dimmer table where you can control the lights.


							
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