21 January 2008

Ron Mandos Gallery

Last Saturday, I went to the new exhibition at Ron Mandos's gallery in Amsterdam; ‘Bloody Beautiful Part 2’. The artists taking part in this exposition all deal with the human animal relationship. They play with the different modes with which an animal means something to us: an animal as cuddly toy, an animal as biological specimen, an animal as fashion item, highlighting our often ambivalent and hypocritical stance towards them.

The show includes work by Silvia B., Erwin Olaf and Barbara Polderman. I was very impressed!

On till 16.02.2008 at RonMandos.

Rob Ryan

Can you believe these drawings are paper cut-outs?

Rob Ryan

Peter Hvidt

I have just discovered another Danish furniture designer: Peter Hvidt. He made this elegant chair in the late 1940s.

Actually, it is for sale at marktplaats.nl, only 200 euros! (but quite damaged)

04 January 2008

David Shrigley

David Shrigley: 'A few years ago I went to St Moritz in Switzerland. I decided to build a non-conformist snowman. When the art collector who owned the hotel saw it, he became very exited that I had created an artwork in the grounds of his hotel. I had to explain that it was not an artwork - it was just a snowman. It's an easy mistake to make.'

100% copied from Swissmiss (sorry, I wanted to keep it too)

03 January 2008

Happy new year 2

This is the best Christmas card I got this year! By illustrator Sytse van der Zee. I am also making potato cartoons myself, so it must be the vegetable of the year. Thanks, Sytse!

02 January 2008

New modernism

Happy new year!!

I love looking back on the previous year, especially reading lists of trends and what-nots. My favourite was a list I found in an old copy of The Face, looking back on 1998. I am surely getting old, 2007 was not half as exiting!

Anyway, from my own research I have extrapolated that in 2007 the most discussed thing in 2007 was Helvetica (font + film) and the most discussed person Wim Crouwel.

We are back on a wave of modernism! So what can we expect in 2008? More work like this:

All work by Robin Uleman.