These are a few of my favorite things
This week I want to bring you some powerful imagery, some might be inspiring, some hard to look at, and some just plain strange to some eyes.
To me they are all beautiful, they play between the ordinary and the extraoridinary, creating life from death perhaps?
I hope you enjoy this week's curation.
have a great weekend, and go and make awesome work.
Cai Guo-Qiang's explosive art
Cai Guo-Qiang creates his massive artwork using gunpowder, from igniting it on cavasses to capture the burn, to massive fireworks displays, he is one of the hottest (literally) artists on the contemporary scene. Netflix released a documentary on his most monumental installation, where he design a 500m ladder to connect the earth to the universe (Preview below).
Ironically gunpowder was discovered by Chinese alchemists looking to immortality. It is from this tension that the artist creates.
Madeaw, one of the Next Generation leaders in this month's TIME, is a 17 year old fashion designer that has caught the eye of the fashion world. He comes from an impoverished district in Thailand, Isaan. Where he grew up flipping through the old fashion magazines at the barbershop.
Madeaw creates from everyday found objects, chicken wire, grass, cabbage leaves, whatever he can find.“I want people to see that ugly things that don’t seem to go together can become something beautiful,” he says
3. One Source
“Everyone obviously thinks Africa is this heart of darkness but I think it’s a heart of lightness,” says Zimbabwean commercial and film director Sunu Gonera.
"Gonera and Khuli Chana partnered with Ghanaian hip hop star Sarkodie and group VVIP to create a video that is not only vivid, but also captures the raw intensity of African creativity." Design Indaba
This video has some intense and great imagery, not too mention an awesome sound.
This is by me, Pierre, each week I post three things that grabbed my attention, and that I like. You can also sign up for the newsletter version here