The Moss People are gatherers, decked out in readymades, wearing cauliflower shoes and shocks of feathers. They merge figurative sculpture, found objects, and a radical combination of handiwork and industrial fabrication (the hand-sculpted clay figures are covered in epoxy and flocked with nylon after firing) to a mesmerizing effect.
“The name Moss People refers to children’s innate camouflage,” explains Simonsson. “The moss green figures blend perfectly into their natural surroundings, just as a soft carpet of moss covers the ground, rocks, and tree trunks and acts as a sort of protection. In the Moss People’s world, lost and disconnected children, evoking different characters… choose leaders and end up creating false idols.” They communicate through their own symbolic, visual language. Like migratory birds, they move from one place to another on a quest for meaning, seeking re-enchantment.
ROMANCEPLANET - FALL FROM THE SKY
Magdalena Bay - Dreamcatching
Camera & Lighting: Josha Eiffel
MUA: Georgia Hope
JAVIER MARTIN APPROPRIATION OF FRAGMENTS INSTALLATION ALMA AT ASCASO GALLERY MIAMI
"Fragments" Part extracted or preserved, broken or detached , in this case decontextualized and modified for the adoption of new concepts.
A language that Javier Martin has been researching and developing for more than a decade, an extension of his "blindness" concept where he explores through the appropriation of advertising images and icons, apparently perfect symbols of a standard of beauty in contemporary society, deconstructing these images to create a contrast between consumption and technology.
In appropriation of fragments, Martin uses the space to create a dialogue between the individual fragments and their collective composition that forms the whole, transforming the gallery into a theater filled with fragments, representing the information overload of our time.
A society created of fragments of information driven by advertising, technology and social media, questioning the veracity of what we recognize, through the use of appropriation, cutting, alteration and reflection, accentuating their emptiness; including the viewer in the scene and transforming them into a part of the fragments that invite self-reflection.
This exhibition is composed of three different body of works, where we can find a journey that shows the interdisciplinarity of the artist. From the installation Alma, part of the permanent collection of the Seoul Museum, which consists of a cube covered with mirrors where the viewer is reflected through the appropriated images stamped on them and illuminated by neon, a material appropriated by Martin who considered it a form of public writing, unassociated with art, and traditionally associated with popular culture.
He invites the viewer to step into a room where he has conceptually removed the walls, replacing them with unlimited light and space. Eliminating the barriers society imposes, which fill our minds with banal and insignificant thoughts, keeping us trapped and unable to realize the potential that exists beyond.
In contraposition to the installation, the body of work “CUT” first presented by the artist in Shanghai in 2015, a thought-provoking series that challenges our preconceptions about the power of celebrity and the way we consume media.
Creating iconic hand-cut photographs, technique inspired by The Chinese tradition of paper cutting, giving importance to the use of the negative space and the contraposition between wholeness and emptiness.
Magdalena Bay - Secrets (Your Fire)
flipturn - Space Cowboy
Magdalena Bay - Top Dog
Design Miami 2022
Just opposite the Miami Beach Convention Center and Art Basel, Design Miami presents the 18th edition of its design fair. Design Miami features 50 gallery and Curio exhibitions. This is a walkthrough of the show, which features works by designers and artists such as Arthur Elrod, Jean Royère, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, George Nakashima, Drift, Andile Dyalvane, and Lin Fanglu.
Art Miami 2022
This is a virtual tour of Art Miami 2022. The fair shows artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries including paintings, drawings, design, sculpture, NFTs, video art, photography and prints from more than 160 galleries across 17 countries.
Art Miami 2022, November 30, 2022.
Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda e Alta Sartoria
From geometric Art Deco prints and intricate embroideries to contemporary polka-dot patterns and delicate lace details. #DolceGabbana takes over Miami with the #DGAltaModa and #DGAltaSartoria Fashion Show at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, a tribute to vibrant elegance and exquisite Italian craftsmanship.