Tag Archives: art

Make up for Simon(e)

9 Mar

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Make up by Miss Poppins p 172-179.
A fun, creative project to work on.. thank you Simon(e) and team!
Make sure you check it all out.
Conceptual, underground-ish, artistic, anti-fashionable.

>> here.

Just Another Exhib

29 Oct

Thursday was an exhibition rich day for miss Poppins and her friends (!).. this was one of them, on Street Art, all under one roof with live demos.. Nothing much to say besides the fact that it was very color-intense and graphically rich.. so enjoy!

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All Artists and Credits to be found at: Le M.U.R de l’art”, at the Blancs Manteaux Art Space, 48 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris. (until Nov. 1st).

Show Off Paris

24 Oct

Today was the last day of the SHOW OFF PARIS, a fantastic 4 days event that gathered some of the most influent galleries (mainly Parisians but a couple of other too) under one roof white-tent.

I ran to the exhibit on thursday afternoon straight after class, expecting that we’ll have to queue for a while, but not. The place was strangely empty. There were some major art event happening next door and for the same four days (fiac), and that one had loads of black shiny cars + men in suits + women in heels lined up at the entrance – and in such effervescence  that the entire boulevard suddenly seemed to appear very busy and important, but to be honest, it seemed as much of a social masquerade show than an Art event. Anyways, the good thing is that all those important people were not only very distracting to watch, but that they somewhat contributed to the fact that i could enjoy a high quality exhibition without being pushed over by a million legs/feet/arms while admiring the work put up, and that was a breeze. No one wants to go to an exhibition and feel like being in the Metro.

So back to the exhibit per se, i truly, deeply enjoyed it, and wish that those of you who are in Paris could see it. And for the all others, i hope that the picture will reflect and communicate some amount of the inspiration i felt.

Note: as usual, i left snippets of thoughts as comments on the pictures, keep the mouse over the pictures to read them, in case you haven’t found that one out already..
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[all credits and refs of the works shot here]

Walking by the AFTERSQUAT.

20 Oct

When Winter comes in and you start getting cold, you better keep yourself warm at home, and enjoy some cocooning time. When your home happens to be rather cold too, then you better keep yourself busy..!

Every day, i try to do something that will make me grow in some or open my eyes a tiny bit more. The two can of course be linked. it is not difficult really, but i just try to let it happen and plan it as little as possible. I am becoming allergic to planning things out. Even if it’s something fun with a friend. All of a sudden the planning spoils all the joy out of the whole thing, i feel stuck somehow. It is really silly and not “normal”.. oh well. Anyways, often, a short walk does the trick. It brings you experiences, sights or people who make you grow or open up, when you least expected it. I almost got run over by a cycle yesterday. It does not have to be on the happy side always.

So today i went for a walk, walked so far i thought i should take the subway back, but i had forgotten that there were still strikes going on and i got literally squeezed and soaked in a million people’s workday sweat and worries… uuh. But that long walk brought me to an artist residency / publicly open art workshop spaces i had been  meaning to visit for quite some time.

Very insightful.

[http://www.59rivoli.org/]

Tastes & Sights

18 Sep

So it’s been 2 weeks that i moved in to PAris, i’ve discovered things, opened my eyes wide, met nice people and snobbish ones too.. Also found a new job, which means: learning to pour/serve/recognize/sell pints of beer, sleep very early (morning), wake up early (afternoon)..

A new life has begun, and i thought that i’d rather share some visual clues gathered along the way to give you a taste and feel of things i’ve liked..