Opening on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, California is the group show, “Ever Surreal.” The exhibition will be focusing on new works of art by artists such as Jeong Woojae and Leila Ataya (Both above) as well as Andrew Brandou, Casey Weldon, Jeremiah Ketner, Martin Hsu, Naoto Hattori and Nicole Bruckman who incorporate the odd and wonderful into their artwork with beautiful and enlightening results. With such a great line up this show should definitely be visited.
Paintings as dresses photographed by
at Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture F/W 2015/2016
“Art comes to life in a gallery of surreal proportions. A dress transforms into an artwork, back into a dress and into an artwork again. Poetry becomes reality, morphing back into fantasy,” explained Viktor & Rolf.
New York-based artist Naoto Hattori, first featured in HF Vol. 7 and most recently, HF Vol. 35, creates dreamy paintings that are snap shots from his visionary world. It is there in the private recesses of his consciousness where his subjects thrive, he says. Opening July 18th, Hattori’s next exhibition at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles titled “Genesis” delves even deeper into the artist’s mind – where we dare to think about our creation and place in the universe.
17th-century Dutch Inspired Wearable Art Worthy of any Art Phene’s Attention
Models walked the runway wearing broken frames and twisted canvas like jilted lovers whose aggression found retribution in the cruelest of ways.
This isn’t some avant-garde Chelsea gathering, but the latest fashion show put on by the courageous fashion duo Viktor&Rolf.
As the models finished their turn on the catwalk Viktor&Rolf stood quiet in the background helping a chosen few out of the exaggerated outfits, rearranging the cracked textile frames and fabrics inspired by 17th-century Dutch Golden Age artwork, and hanging them on the back wall.
Moving works of art are steady features in the duo’s repertoire - their early 2015 Haute Couture line, Van Gogh Girl was richly influenced by Van Gogh’s style and vivid depictions of rural countrysides. During that runway show each flower printed A-line babydoll dress increased in color, topped off with ever growing sculptural straw hats.
“Art comes to life in a gallery of surreal proportions,” read the designers’ show notes. “A dress transforms into an artwork, back into a dress and into an artwork again. Poetry becomes reality, morphing back into fantasy.”