INSIDE ISSUE 39 // "Take a glimpse into a world where four-legged creatures are unbothered by the hardships of life. Only joyous expressions of curiosity and playfulness exist in this realm. Large innocent eyes of various hues stare into the soul with a sweet and almost hypnotic sparkle, and crinkle into thin slits as a grin grows across their face. Bright white whiskers protrude and fan out across chubby cheeks. Petite pinkish noses meet an upturned mouth that flashes a mischievous smile. These creatures are one-of-akind. There is nothing quite like the power they hold over those who gaze upon them. They beckon the viewer to come closer, tempting them to submit to their cuteness. After all, how could anyone resist a look from the elusive yet adorable cat?"
Read about @phoenix7472 and her work in the coming December issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine!
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SAVE THE DATE // Put it in your calendar because this weekend @thinkspace_art welcomes you to all new glorious exhibitions including "What Is It You Seek?’ from @hannaleejoshi - opening Saturday, December 3 with a reception from 6-10pm in gallery II.
"Hanna Lee Joshi is a Korean-Canadian artist who is residing in Vancouver, on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her work currently explores the search for autonomy within and themes of individuality and how it relates to universal identity. The vibrant faceless figurative works evoke an ethereal goddess, luminous and full of wonder and yet also deeply human. Drawing from her own lived experience, her work offers a glimpse into synesthetic realms that chart a journey through the inner landscape. With this show the artist is asking “what is it you seek?” as a question that arises within. At the same time the figures depicted evoke mystical beings asking the same of the viewers as if granting a boon or wish."
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90016
#310.558.3375 | Tues. – Sat. Noon to 6PM
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This is a vibe! Another time, @kushida.official takes our breath away: The artist’s collaboration ‘Made in Heaven’ with make-up artist and hair stylist @keijiudagawa and muse tanyahayataki_photo is exactly what the title promises - out of this world!
Psssst, @christiane.vleugels’ little secret! The amazing painter shares: “This is how I do the final detailing of the hair most of the time! This technique brings more texture to the painting and gives a natural flow to the hair.”
@cesarorricosculptor’s pieces bring traditional techniques and perspectives to our contemporary context. Cesar shares in his statement: “Starting from a naturalistic treatment of the body and through precise and fluid modelling, the artist gradually denudes his works until arriving at a synthesis of form, giving rise to figures endowed with an emotive aesthetic refinement. In this process, we observe a profound knowledge of anatomy, where the human body occupies the centre of César Orrico’s artistic universe, knowledge which is the fruit of the artist’s fascination with anatomical treatises dating from the Renaissance up to the present time.”
Huge congratulations to New Zealand designer @katemackenzieart whose garment, Wanton Widow, captivated the judges. They said that her winning piece - which won the 2022 Supreme WOW Award AND the Open Section, was “refined, sculptural and tells a story”, and “perfectly captures what we mean when we say wearable art”.
Isn't it magnificent? Look at the intricate details of the wooden draws from an old Singer Sewing machine that designer Kate MacKenzie used to create her garment.
These awards are part of the annual @worldofwearableart (WOW) competition, and entries are now open for 2023. Head to World of Wearableart's page for more info.