Painter and illustrator Philippos Theodorides is a talented artist of his generation. His latest work for Athens Voice’s cover was a reason good enough to present to you some of his new illustrations.
For Fall/Winter 2013, Mary Katrantzou trades her signature hallucinogenic color palette for moody monochromatic hues – and the effect is somehow even more striking. Referencing photographer, painter, art gallery and museum curator Edward Steichen’s iconic imagery, the print-master designer emblazons architecturally stunning silhouettes with eerie landscapes.
“For next winter, I wanted to portray a man’s view of nature, captured, refracted and ultimately distorted by the camera lens, fixed in black-and-white for eternity. The collection finds focus in a stripping-back of colour, revolving around a rainbow of monochrome with colour smoke bombs highlighting the pattern a d shape. Just how Pablo Picasso rinsed his paintings of colour to highlight the formality of structure and his obsessive interest in line and form, I wanted to do the same to show that perception, fabrication, and silhouette are also at the heart of my work. Pattern is conveyed through the intricacy of intarsia knits, embroideries, jacquards and brocades, custom knit, woven and engineered to re-render a landscape across the clothes.” Mary Katrantzou
The most fabulous e-store out there, Moda Operandi, the only place you can preorder looks straight from the catwalk before they are available anywhere else, has the entire Fall collection of Mary Katrantzou available to preorder, until the end of the week.
ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion, the exhibition presented by Atopos cvc in 2011 in Athens, this February travels to Paris.
Very proud to see my best friend participating in it – way to go Filep Motwary!
Based on an original idea by Vasslis Zidianakis, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion is the first international exhibition on character design in fashion and art. Characters are abstract, reduced figures with a strong anthropomorphic appeal and bold graphical silhouette. Participating designers and artists reshape the human body and reveal a new universe full of dreams, nightmares and hybrid creatures.
The outcome of extensive research that became ATOPOS’s unique publication Not a Toy and following the success of its first presentation at the Benaki Museum in Athens, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion will now be hosting creations by 55 fashion designers and artists from around the world as well as loans from the ModeMuseum, Antwerp and thedestefashioncollection.
Participating designers & artists:
Alexander Mcqueen UK, Alex Mattsson SE, Alexis Themistocleous CY, Andrea Ayala Closa ES, Andrea Cammarosano IT, Andrea Crews FR, Bart Hess NL, Bas Kosters NL, Bernhard Willhelm DE, Boris Hoppek DE, Bronwen Marshall UK, Cassette Playa & Gary Card UK, Charlie Le Mindu FR, Chi He CN, Claire Michel FR, Craig Green UK, David Curtis-Ring UK, Digitaria GR, Dr Noki’s NHS UK, Erika Mizuno JP, Freeka Tet FR, Filep Motwary & Maria Mastori CY & GR, George Tourlas GR, Helen Price UK, Henrik Vibskov DK, Hideki Seo JP, Isabel Mastache Martinez ES, Issey Miyake & Dai Fujiwara JP, Jean-Paul Lespagnard BE, Josefin Arnell SE, Kim Traeger DK, Leutton Postle UK, Luis Lopez Smith UK, Mads Dinesen DK, Maison Martin Margiela BE, Manon Kündig CH, Mareunrol’s LV, On Aura Tout Vu FR, Pernilla Winberg SE, Paul Graves US, Pictoplasma DE, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello FR, Piers Atkinson UK, Rejina Pyo KR, Rick Owens US, Rozalb De Mura RO, Shin Murayama JP, Sotiris Bakagiannis GR, Takashi Nishiyama JP, The Brainstorm Design GR, Tracy Widdess CA, Toma Stenko RU, Urban Camouflage DE, Walter Van Beirendonck BE
Vassilis Zidianakis, Angelos Tsourapas
Art for a charity purpose and Kiehl’s in the middle: A blend blog-worthy.
Famous New York cosmetics company Kiehl’s asked three Athenians to customize their legendary skeleton mascot Mr.Bones. Konstantinos Kakanias, Greece is for lovers and Yorgos Mazonakis did their own version each and all three “Mr. Bones” were auctioned last night at Rebecca Camhi gallery, for the non-profit organization “Merimna”. Greece is for Lovers used blue glass eye charms, the well-known greek traditional talisman, where Yorgos Mazonakis did a Tsolias version of Mr. Bones.
Apart from the three auctioned pieces, we also had the chance to see Konstantinos Kakanias’ new series of Mrs. Tependri.
favourite pieces of art at Pompidou
Natalia for Stella McCartney
At the Gaultier show
I shared this two years ago on World Poetry day -today i’m all about the following:
Είπες· «Θα πάγω σ’ άλλη γή, θα πάγω σ’ άλλη θάλασσα,
Μια πόλις άλλη θα βρεθεί καλλίτερη από αυτή.
Κάθε προσπάθεια μου μια καταδίκη είναι γραφτή·
κ’ είν’ η καρδιά μου – σαν νεκρός –θαμένη.
Ο νους μου ως πότε μες στον μαρασμό αυτόν θα μένει.
Όπου το μάτι μου γυρίσω, όπου κι αν δω
ερείπια μαύρα της ζωής μου βλέπω εδώ,
που τόσα χρόνια πέρασα και ρήμαξα και χάλασα».
Καινούριους τόπους δεν θα βρεις, δεν θα’ βρεις άλλες θάλασσες.
Η πόλις θα σε ακολουθεί. Στους δρόμους θα γυρνάς
τους ίδιους. Και στες γειτονιές τες ίδιες θα γερνάς·
και μες στα ίδια σπίτια αυτά θ’ ασπρίζεις.
Πάντα στην πόλι αυτή θα φθάνεις. Για τα αλλού – μη ελπίζεις -
δεν έχει πλοίο για σε, δεν έχει οδό.
Ετσι που τη ζωή σου ρήμαξες εδώ
στην κώχη τούτη την μικρή, σ’ όλην την γή την χάλασες.
Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης (1910)
Find the english version here
Jeweller Elena Syraka draws inspiration from the permanent collection of the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art in downtown Athens and presents “Nour”, a special collection of jewels of excellent technique and beauty, made of gold and precious stones. A wonderful exhibition in total, since each piece is displayed next to the object of the Museum’s collection that inspired it and you get to double enjoy it
Exhibition ends on the 22nd of April
These Flemish are crazy.
Delicate like lace technique, full of explicit scenes and dark details plus the ultimate symbolism, all depicted on the main body of the Flemish painting between the 15th and 18th century.
photos taken at the Magritte Museum in Brussels
somebody get this beauty
Lake Arrowhead Boat, 1956, by Yul Brynner
(20″ x 16″ archival pigment print, edition of 15, £2,400 + VAT)
Currently showing at Yul Brynner: A Photographic Journey
at The Little Black Gallery. Exhibition closes this Saturday 11 February.
The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ
Tel: 020-7349 9332
The third one of Mr. George Karabellas’s TR2 Synergies was presented yesterday at Loverdos Foundation, in a limited -and thus grateful- audience. In the old historical building decorated with art pieces and flooded with rare books, Katerina Missichroni performed the Ex-Libris, a monologue written by Irini Sourgiadaki upon the conceptual idea of George Karabellas. The costume was by DeuxHommes.
last picture by Stamos Michael
an interesting and playful pop-up shop by The Platform opened yesterday (only for a week) and offers you fresh ideas for your christmas shopping and gifts, from custom-made military outwear and Maison Labiche t-shirts to Pantone ornaments, Sing Sing design products and Eleftheria Labrou-Karela’s jewelry. goodie bags, “Get a Room” cd compilation and Jannis Varelas posters are further additions to the long list of The Platform gift proposals for your -seriously tasteful- friends
Guinevere Van Seenus is the main face of Miu Miu resort campaign, inspired by the aristocratic and noble portraits of Renaissance and shot by David Sims in London. Taffeta, transparency, lace, balloon sleeves, are enriched with jewelry: brass chokers and earrings with multi colored crystals and pearls.
Cinematheque sessions premiered last night for the new season at Bios curated by Vasilis Konstantoudakis of Orila.net. The first guests were Ku, Cassettine and Nanotekt , producing a very special audiovisual artwork. stay tuned for more exquisite Cinematheque nights as we have much to expect.
last night at bi-annual contemporary art platform Remap’s opening night: Hope’s performance and amazing art pieces,some interesting art and some not so interesting, statement jewelry, all in and around ruined old houses at midtown athens.