Gorilla is a collaboration between Herman van Bostelen, De Designpolitie and Lesley Moore. The Gorilla members make a daily visual column on the front page of the national newspaper De Volkskrant, commenting news through text and image.
Robyn enjoys sad things that are sometimes also funny things. She likes patterns and glowing light and funny little simple gestures. Her work is inspired by human beings and how tragic, mundane and impossible our lives can often be. Much of her current work is informed by the act of remembrance, deliberate or not, and the sensations that can be triggered by jaunts into the past.—From the artist's site.
1-2 'All wrapped up'.
3-6 ‘Hidden’, visual interpretation of hidden structures within the text.
b. 1983, in Japan, she grew up in Moscow and later moved Munich. She studied Communication Design at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences and Typo/Graphic Design at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.
"My work combines different forms of media including pencil drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and digital illustration. I am always looking for the right execution to express the idea." Lives and works in New York.
b. 1986 in Groningen (Netherlands), lives and works in Paris. Graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art Olivier de Serres and the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré.
b.1975 in Osaka, Japan. Graduated from the Kyoto City University of Art, ph.d, specializing in sculpture. Lives and works in Kyoto.
'Following in the footsteps of Mariko Mori, many Japanese artists are questioning the frontier between vision and perception by creating a delicate dream world. Kohei Nawa (Osaka, 1975), with his drawings, sculptures and installations, plays with the perception of the world and invents objects imbued with a strange poetry. Projecting images on water, covering articles with glass beads, invading the space with gigantic molecular forms, he transforms the original state of an image, an object or a space. Kohei Nawa transcends banality and transforms something ordinary into something exceptional, metamorphosing bits of junk, a cigarette end, a piece of fruit or a stuffed animal into extraordinary, precious objects. He often buys the most outrageous articles on the Internet, and then covers them in transparent glass beads to give them a new skin. Catching the light, these beads create a magical vibrancy around the pieces.'—Fundacio Miro.
b. 1928 in Los Angeles. Lives and works in New York.
Wesley has employed a comic strip-style and a compositional rigor to make deeply personal, often hermetic paintings that strike at the core of our most primal fears, joys, and desires. Wesley was a featured artist in Parkett issue 62. His work is included in numerous Museum collections, and has been the subject of recent one-person exhibitions at PS1/MoMA, Fogg Art Museum, Stedlijk Museum, DAAD, Portikus, and The Museen Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany. A permanent collection of his work is installed at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. He was the 2005 recipient of the Skowhegan Medal for Artistic Achievement in Painting.—Fredericks & Fraiser gallery.
In Hein's words: "An animation I made for Uni. Everything is made in After Effects without Plugins. The idea is based on a kind of parody of the former Socialist building style. They used to build whole cities where each house was designed identically to create cheap housing for workers. These ‘blocks’ were so similar that in Soviet times, you could easily wake up at a friends place in another city and still feel like you are in your flat. Even the furniture was the same.
Two years ago, I was living in a block in Berlin on the opposite side of the street from where the animation is set. Living there remind me of my early childhood in Riga ( Latvia ) where the blocks were almost the same. I think Alexei Paschitnow, the inventor of Tetris, had kind of the same idea as me in Spring 1984. I bet he was looking out of the window of his Block in Moscow and thought, how do soviet architects actually plan these buildings?"