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Dare Alla Luce

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For her series Dare Alla Luce – Italian for ‘to bring to the light’ – Canadian artist Amy Friend has used vintage photographs and pierced them with tiny pinholes. By then illuminating the photos from the back, she has produced patterns that highlight or sometimes eclipse parts of the original image, thus creating new magical work, filled with mystery and nostalgia. On her website, she writes: I have continued to work on the Dare alla Luce […]

The Classics: Minor Godesses

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In perfect harmony, these neo-classical beauties stand intimately, sharing an eternal private moment. Captured by their creator the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova, these three charistes, daughters of Zeus in Greek mythology, represent Joy, Charm and Beauty. There are two versions of Canova’s The Three Graces. Originally created for Empress Josephine (the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte), the 6th Duke of Bedford offered to buy the work from the artist upon hearing of her death in 1814. […]

One Day I’ll Fly Away

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Sensual they stand, half hiding behind their cover of feathers or delicate wings. Amy Judd‘s surreal paintings are peopled with mythical women that seem to come from such stuff that dreams are made on, not quite real yet intriguing. *These paintings draw inspiration from the enchanting and imaginative relationship between women and nature found in traditional mythologies and folklores. ᔥthejealouscurator.com Song for today: 16 Horsepower – Just Like Birds

In Deep Water

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Jason deCaires Taylor does something very special: he creates site-specific sculptures and installations under water that slowly become part of their natural environment, functioning as coral reefs. The newest addition to his subaqueous world is an underwater museum in the Atlantic off the coast of the island Lanzarote. One of the installations, The Raft of Lampedusa, refers to the current global crises in which desperate and displaced people take that giant step into the unknown, often […]

Atomic Voyeur

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Melborne based photographer Jessica Tremp on her colorful and dreamlike series: “Atomic Occasions is the voyeur catching someone in a reverie, their thoughts clashing, colliding, blossoming and bursting into consciousness.” I love how the women in these photographs seem so unaware of us watching, how they make you slightly jealous of their thoughts. All images © Jessica Tremp. For more work also check: instagram.com/jessicatremp Song for today: Françoiz Breut – Everyone Kisses a Stranger  

It Hangs upon a Silken Thread

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Chilean artist Juana Gomez uses embroidery to create delicate anatomical works of art. With a needle and thread she carefully traces our bodies on faded black and white photographs. Fabricating intricate lines and patterns that follow our veins, nervous system and the organic shapes of our muscles and organs. In her own words: “These embroideries are based on the repetition of a structure that is fundamental for the organic and inorganic world, which explains the […]

Birds of a Feather

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Sometimes you find these beautiful, lost feathers on the sidewalk or while out walking in the woods. I always bring them home with me. If only I could collect enough of them then I might just be able to fly one day. American  artist Chris Maynard also has a thing for feathers, but he uses them to craft beautiful images. By employing tiny scissors and very sharp surgical tools he cuts delicate patterns of silhouetted […]

China Girls

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I had never heard of them, but a little subplot in Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers was a first hint; meet the China Girls. Nowadays color timing is done digitally, but from the beginning of cinema until the 1990s film technicians used gray scales and color strips as reference to create a uniform color balance and tonal density for each reel. They also used the color of the China Girl‘s skin tones. These women (often lab […]

Tactile & Tasty

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Jessica Dance is a London based art-director, model-maker & prop-stylist. Her specialty is creating handmade objects and sets for a wide variety of projects. For this series she used a domestic knitting machine to create a tasty tactile menu. The photographs are by David Sykes. ᔥthejealouscurator.com Song for today: Amadou & Miriam – Sénégal Fast Food