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Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Redefining luxury in wax: an interview with artist Andrea Hasler

London based Swiss artist Andrea Hassler discusses the inspiration behind Burdens of Excess, her recent LA show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Andrea Hasler is a London based artist dealing with the over consumption of modern times. Her recent exhibition at the Gusford Gallery in Los Angeles featured a riot of luxury goods, created in oozing wax that appears to mimic bodily organs. Here she explains the inspiration behind her work, and describes an interesting prophecy for the pinnacle of future luxurious desires.

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How do you make your wax sculptures and is it a time consuming process?
After years of searching for the ultimate malleable material, I felt relieved to have finally found ‘my’ material the first time I worked with wax half way through Art College. For me, all the other sculpting materials feel limiting in terms of process and wax allows for flexibility: there is never an end-point, a piece can ‘rest’ for months before I warm it up to work on it again. Years later and I still greatly enjoy the ritual… read more

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An interview with Lavender Diamond and review of new album Incorruptible Heart

Meet Becky Stark, the multi-talented maestro behind LA based Lavender Diamond.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lavender Diamond by Suky Goodfellow. Their debut album Imagine Our Love was released in 2007 through Rough Trade to rave reviews, and at last there is a follow up. Hailing […]

Open Brief: Design a Watch for Swatch Art Rules TTR World Snowboard Tour Competition 2012

Here's an amazing opportunity: submit your design to the Swatch Art Rules competition for your chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, an all expenses two week holiday to New York - and see your design on a watch sold around the world!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Announcing a very exciting open brief that illustrators might want to check out: the Swatch Art Rules design competition is open to artists across the world, and offers a brilliant […]

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Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen: Live Review

Following the long-awaited release of her debut album, the remarkable singer songwriter returns to London with a sell-out show on Thursday 1st March 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Beth Jeans Houghton by Gemma Cotterell Squeezing past the punters at the bar, I could see that the box-like auditorium of Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen was already full in […]

Frieze Art Fair 2011 Trends: Spiritual, Tribal and Animist Art

A round up of more trends at Frieze Art Fair 2011 - featuring work by Andra Ursata, Zhang Xiaogang, Isa Genzken, Patrick Jackson, Evgeny Antufiev and David Altmejd. Our spiritual deficit is a worldwide phenomenon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Next in my round up of Frieze Art Fair 2011 trends: examples of the spiritual, buy more about tribal and animist inspired art that dominates the current global art scene. […]

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Jewellery

I discovered some great new jewellery designers at the Renegade Craft Fair on the 8-9th October 2011. Meet Esoterica Bazaar, Uncommonly Beautiful, The Weekend Store and Foamy Wader.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Now for my final Renegade Craft Fair blog post: the best of the jewellery. I totally and utterly fell in love with jewellery made by Caroline of Esoterica Bazaar, pharm […]

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Illustration and Wall Art

The inaugural London Renegade Craft Fair took place on the 8th and 9th October 2011 at the Truman Brewery. Here's a look at some of the best illustration and wall art that I found, including The Bungaloo, Being Natalie, Julia Pott and upcycled wallets from Magic Industrie.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Music posters by John Vogl of The Bungaloo. The Renegade Craft Fair obviously has some clout back in its home country of America, health since quite a few of the […]

Dame Elizabeth Taylor 1932 – 2011

Here's our illustrated tribute to Hollywood legend, silver screen icon and humanitarian Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

Written by Matt Bramford

THUMB Kee Boutique 2 Michelle Urvall Nyrén Kee Boutique illustration by Faye West Lately, salve I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do with myself. You know, […]

The making of Jesca Hoop’s City Bird video

An inspiring delve into the mind of Elia Petridis, creator of music videos for Jesca Hoop's singles The Kingdom and City Bird.

Written by Amelia Gregory

190809_theunthanks[1]thumb Illustration by Rob Fuzzard It was fitting that they transformed their faces to serious and focused, adiposity when the first notes were hit. They were deep in the hills […]

Teebs: Otherworldly Rhythms on debut album Ardour.

The latest signing to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label talks about his debut album, Ardour, and how he began making his own music.

Written by David McNamara

South County Dublin boy without the accent or heino addiction, ask fled to Bristol under a desperate attempt to become the next Ally McBeal. Following more pints than points of […]

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth.

Dirty Oil: Marina Pepper reviews the new film about the horror of the Canadian Tar Sands

The Co-Operative are sponsoring screenings of the new film Dirty Oil, which follows the troubles of the Cree Indians as they fight the corporations who exploit the Canadian Tar Sands. Illustrations by Daniel Almeroth.

Written by Marina Pepper

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth. Back in the days when climate change was a vague notion – something for the 22nd century, order a problematical J curve for academics to ponder […]

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At War for the Whales: Part 2

A couple of weeks ago Amelia's published Part One of Wietse's fascinating account of his time onboard the Sea Shepherd, an anti whaling ship. The journey continues here...

Written by Wietse Van Der Werf

The Japanese harpoon ship, approved Shonan Maru No 2 appears behind the iceberg (photo credit: Barbara Veiga / Sea Shepherd) It has been an eventful couple of months at sea and […]