February 25, 2013

The Magazzini – Heineken’s new space at Milan Design Week

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Featuring Faesthetic collaborators Josh Davis and Matt W Moore, Heineken is exploring collaboration with emerging designers at the upcoming Milan Design Week. If the above mock-up image is any where near what the event space will be looking like, everyone is in for an epic adventure.

 The Magazzini, Via Valenza 2, 20144 Milan, Italy

Event duration: 9-13 April 2013

Opening times: 2pm – 2am

Exhibition spaces close at 9pm

Daily presentations and workshops: Aperitivo time, 5pm-7pm


February 23, 2013

“We Come Together to Make the World Fun!” New print from Kozy-n-Dan!

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Plink Flojd

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Plink Flojd is a super audio/visual collective started by David Quiles Guillo with co-founders Yoshi Sodeoka and Eric Mast AKA E*Rock. We collaborate with artists from all over the World…”

Head on over to plinkflojd.com and enjoy a boatload of weird and amazing art videos.

An amazing and stimulating project from a group of super creatives. I can’t wait to see what’s next with this super group of artists.

February 22, 2013

Ana Benaroya updates

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love love love her work: anabenaroya.com


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February 21, 2013

Tristan Henry-Wilson’s new works

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Ben Barretto: SELF HELP / SF heads up!

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March 1 – April 12, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday March 1st, 6 – 10pm

The Popular Workshop
1173 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

“The Popular Workshop is proud to present Self Help, new work by Ben Barretto (Australian b. 1985). Self Help continues Barretto’s ongoing exploration into recursion; with each of the series of works he presents ‘making’ themselves to some extent. That is, the chosen material and its inherent properties inform the process and drive the work into a constant loop of feedback.

Self Help presents iterations of this process over 3 different mediums, including hand woven tapestries made from used climbing rope, reconfigured nylon training pants and a set of oil paintings. Within each of these series, Barretto creates a system through which the material qualities of each medium are unbound and rebound into a continuous ongoing cycle, a cycle which sits in collaboration with the expressive additions of Barretto’s own hand, having these works sit somewhere between assemblage and action painting.

The set of oil paintings, belonging to a series the artist calls ‘painting paintings’ depict a collision of abstraction and process based action painting. For these works a set amount of oil paint is spread over a number of canvases and the surface of each canvas is systematically stamped onto the surface of the next, a process which continues back and forth, over and over again. This repetitive stamping eventually results in a gritty layer of colour forming over the surface of the paintings, muting out the original hues. At this point the artist utilises the frame of the canvas to draw into the surface of the next painting, using it as a giant tool to scrape back into the muddled grey layer to reveal the original painting underneath. In doing so, he destroys one painting to create another, each surface interacting with the next in an ongoing cycle.

 Ben Barretto is an Australian artist currently living and working in Los Angeles, California.”



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