Deer, Blue mermaid and Unicorn. Woodcarving, polychrome, crystal.
1977 Born in Kanagawa, Japan
2001 BA, Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music
2003 MA, Conservation Course, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music
2007 Doctorate degree, Conservation Course, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music
1. Pas encore mon histoire, 2008 (Not yet my story)
2. Je vous aimes tous, 2006 (I love you all)
3. Rouge Santa Barbara, 2009 (Santa Barbara lipstick)
4. L'or forgé a la main (Hand forged gold) 2004
5. Je ne peux pas faire des miracles (I can't make miracles) III, 2007.
"The artist's intent is to subvert and play with roles, matter and dimensions. Olinet's fascination for childhood and fairytale, both classic and Walt Disney's, allows him to create fantastical sculptures which are simultaneously attractive and repulsive. His drums recall, from their shape and colour, a playful and circus-like atmosphere, but also hide a darker side to their creation, insomuch as the artist himself defines them as "martial".—Giulio Cattaneo
Vince Olinet (1981) lives and works in Brussels and Singapore.
Some images retouched by thescienceofdesign.
—Wieki Somers made his classes at the Design Academy Eindhoven. 'That is well after I realized my chances of having professors like Hella Jongerius and Gijs Bakker, one of the founders of Droog'. She remembers being an "unsociable" student, keeping her distance in front of an education where concept predominated. 'Students are not allowed to draw before they have thought, researched and identified an strategy'.
—What interests her the most are the materials, their transformation and the intuitive experimentation that goes along. She is convinced, like the classical sculptors, that in every material and every technique lies a hidden story waiting to be revealed.
—The bottle "Mattress Stone" was part of an experiment that involved a balloon in a fishing net and it was born in the EKWC (European Ceramic Work Center), a laboratory where artists and designers are invited to explore new applications of ceramic.
—Wieki Somers interviewed by Laurence Salmon and Catherine Scotto.. Extracts translated by thescienceofdesign.
—In still life photography, every thing can be investigated in so many more and different ways. There are endless possibilities and each one of them has the potential to eventually change our perspective.
—It’s about playing with lots of objects all the time and trying things out, as long as it’s fun and worthwhile. I’m finished with a project when I’m happy with it and that’s when it all falls together and makes sense. The only purpose to reach an end is to finish a project - but it is really not that important to find all the answers. What is really interesting are the questions because they make you try things out, make you think and investigate. The process is what’s interesting and that can lead you to situations and possibilities that you couldn’t have anticipated. The results are then also a documentation of that process.
—If I can manage to have real joy with my projects this can likely also communicate my excitement to other people and perhaps inspire. That’s what I really want to share: humor, obsession, intelligence, curiosity, making an effort…
Interviewed by Pingmag.
Bela Borsodi was born in Vienna and has lived and worked in New York City since the early 1990s. He studied fine art and graphic design and often incorporated photography in his projects. His work offers a surreal imagery that makes clothing and accessories 3-dimensional. His “Foot Fetish” story for V Magazine received both negative and positive responses, which ended up sparking discussions on how the female body is sexualized and objectified in fashion and in art.
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Fernando Chamarelli is a UNESP formed graphic designer, illustrator and visual artist. "Chamarelli's work employs mosaic, geometric elements, organic forms and harmonic lines connecting symbols, legends, philosophies, religions and customs of ancient and modern civilizations. It has a strong influence of Brazilian popular culture and pre-Columbian indigenous art."
1 Naked Brekfast, 2005 Acrylic and graphite on raw canvas
2-3 Winter palace for Peter the great, 2005
—'Painting is an illusion. Modernist painting is flat but as soon as you put a mark on a canvas, space is generated. As soon as a mark is made, the space is activated. One can perceive depth. In leaving raw, untouched surface, there is a relationship between what is there and what is not there'.
—Ropes are a repetitive theme in his paintings and they are a tool for illusion, one that creates movement. 'It’s like bonsai. The Chinese monks would meditate on the mountainsides and see the trees that grew curved and bent off cliffs. They thought it was very beautiful, like magic. So they began to grow trees and bind them with rope to grow a certain way. It’s about restraint as a form of creation, but also about ego in a way. Human beings are creators of nature. ‘Oh look, I can mimic nature, I can control it in a way.’
Interviewed by Workingclass.
Born in Taiwan, Yueh Alex Lu has a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and another MFA from School of Visual Arts in progress.
"Ariane Spanier is a graphic designer living and working in Berlin, Germany. After graduating from the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin School of Art and spending some time in New York City including work at Stefan Sagmeisters design studio, Ariane works since 2005 for a wide range of international clients, most of them situated in the cultural field, as galleries, artists, publishers or architects. The main field of activity is design for all kind of printed matters."
Emotoscope, a digital camera with the feeling of the old films, with the clicking sound and the grainy images, to evoke nostalgia.
2006-08 MA Design Interactions Royal College of Art, UK
2004-06 BA GMD Interaction Design. London College of Communication, UK
1998-02 BA Department of Architecture. College of Engineering. Kanto Gakuin University, Japan
—With art I would like to raise questions and as a result produce things that put themselves in question.
Heimo Zobernig's work is a quest for the elemental. He dissects phenomena almost scientifically and presents their components in new constellations. The question is what art can produce.—Museums Quartier.
Drawing on various art histories he questions the principles and conditions which underpin them; challenging and reinterpreting them with a lightness of touch and an economy of material that is at times playful, dry, witty, unsettling and disarming. Born in 1958, in Austria, Heimo Zobernig's work includes sculpture, video, text, painting, installation, architectural intervention and performance. —Tate.
—I work mainly with vintage illustrations from old magazine ads and from animal illustrated encyclopedias from the 80's. I have a major interest in vintage advertising and propaganda, and the way it explores icons that have always been so deeply ingrained in the collective unconscious. The illustrations in old animal encyclopedias are just beautiful and have a sort of fantastic attribute that always amuses me.
—I kind of believe that collage is the main artform of postmodernism and that you can identify it in lots of contemporary art, advertising and even in music. Since we have no more modernist avant garde movement to follow, everything is nothing less than a big cut and paste of different sources and references.
Interviewed by notpaper.
Andre Bergamin is a freelance graphic designer based in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. He graduated in Communication (with emphasis in advertising and propaganda) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul and he is finishing a major in Graphic Design at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos.
'Edvard Scott is a graphic designer and illustrator from Stockholm, currently based in New York. Scott’s output includes brand identity, art direction, printed matter, illustration, packaging and interactive design. His work has been published in books and magazines such as Graﬁk, Arkitip, Computer Arts, NeoGeo and Illusive 2. Edvard Scott founded Studio Edvard Scott in 2008, after 4 years at Stockholm Design Lab.'
1. Untitled, 2004, color photograph 95x75 cm, edition of 10, MKgalerie Berlin
2. Untitled, 2007, color photograph 130x109 cm, edition of 10, MKgalerie Berlin
3. Untitled, lambda print 113x134, edition of 10, Vanzoetendaal
The image of a baroque composed fruit bowl has an elegant and desolate effect. Niehaus produces a hybrid branch of various blooms with the aid of masking tape, or adds the digitally created clones and the same blooms to a different bouquet. In his work, the known motif of dead nature becomes “Nature tuee” (tuer – fr. to kill).—Tanja von Dahlern, MKgalerie Berlin.
Holger Niehaus. 1975, Nordhorn, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin. In 2002, Niehaus graduated from the AKI Academie voor beeldende kunst en vormgeving in Enschede. Holger Niehaus' main goal is to focus the spectator on the photography or the subject of his images. Where there is no appeal to logic or experience, Niehaus leaves the spectator with wonder.
Tilman Solé and Verónica Fuerte are 'Hey', a multidisciplinary design studio based in Barcelona, Spain. 'We believe design means to combine content, functionality, graphic expression and strategy. Ideas are important but the key lies on transforming good ideas in successful graphical solutions.'
Flickr / Facebook / Blog / Twitter.
Spaceship is two 24 year-old graphic artists from germany who decided to found their personal playground in form of a small designstudio this year. 'We focus on custom Typography, experimental Illustration and projects in the sector of music and fashion. With completely different backgrounds in art and graphic we thought it 'd be best to put our skills together to fill the gaps.'
—Christoph Ruprecht (Art Direction, Vector Illustration, Typography)
—Nikita Milukovs ((Analog) Illustration, Design, Custom Typography)
Twitter.com / Behance.net
Pop & Christmas. Musikexpress Magazine Germany Issue 01/10
Tilman Faelker is a freelance illustrator from Germany. "I studied communication design with emphasis on film, new media and sound -a lot of theoretical stuff was involved, which was good in many ways but didn't gave me that sort of direct creative output I needed. After graduation I decided not to go down that route any longer and started with illustration. It felt weird not to have studied illustration and to compete with those who did, but i'm starting to think that this might be an advantage."—Interviewed by shinysquirrel.