Archive for March, 2012
‘Aberrations’ is a series of photographic collages created by Jim Kazanjian a talented commercial CGI artist who is currently living in Portland, Oregon. The author is able to recreate imaginative worlds with technically amazing digital collages. He cuts and glues together hundreds of photos, architecture, landscapes and nature elements generating impossible places, sometimes dirty and chaotic some others ordered and hypnotic.
Dain Fagerholm is an American illustrator. He’s from Seattle the city that gave birth to Nirvana. With his recent series of Stereographic hand drawn illustrations he has been able to surprise us. The resulting effect is charming and the scenes are funny but at the same time they carry some anxiousness with them. The sketched style is in contrast with the hyper realistic one typical of the classical stereographic images.
The general description of their music is alternative rock and hip-pop but…are we really sure that this can deeply express who are Gorillaz?
The visual members of this so called collective are all skillful musicians but totally miserable animated characters: 2-D Vocals, Keyboard deeply influenced by Butorphanol Tartate, Phil Oakey and Lucio Fulci. The Japanese Noodle to the Guitars influenced by Haiku Poetry, Lao Zi and Richie Sambora. The man-mountain Russel Hobbs to the Drums has influences coming from Farrakhan and Chaka Khan. The satanic Murdoc Niccals to the Bass and drum machine, he is influenced by Sabbath, Dub, J Andrew Anderson, Dennis Wilson and Satan.
‘My name is Roland Seer. I was born on 16th of June 1987 in a small Estonian city Called Otepää. I like music, art, animation and spiritual power because it is fun. Thinking is my privilege.’
MEMO offers an interview with Roland a young boy passionate of the difficult art of animation. He will tell us his technique, will talk about his project ‘Solstice’ lasted more than a year and he will explain the various facets of his fascinating animated passion.
Many film critics (and other viewers) compare the current 3D-movies to the beginning of film history, when the moving pictures were just another sensation for carnival magicians. Martin Scorsese puts this comparison in his award-winning ‘Hugo’ together, when he tells a story from the early times of cinema by using the new (and in this case well done) 3D-technique of our days.
You really should go to cinema and watch ‘Drive’, the US-debut by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn. There are many reasons to pay the ticket for this movie: one is the next-to-perfect-performances by Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, second the excellent soundtrack by Angelo Badalamenti and last but not least the brilliant directing that Refn already showed in movies like ‘Bleeder’ or ‘Valhalla Rising’.
When acclaimed Michael Fassbender performed for Steve McQueen’s debut ‘Hunger’, he embodied a guy, that hungers to death. In ‘Shame’, the director’s second film, Fassbender is again the body centers of the plot, but this time it’s because of his character’s sex addiction.
Julian Montague with his Daily Book Graphics project has collected more than one thousand book covers, mainly from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Here we present a selection of the most inspiring covers we found, if you are interested in seeing the complete project visit the official website.
Nicholas Hendrickx, a Belgian photographer, on his Flickr profile defines himself as ‘a perfectionist with great patience and an enjoyer of life and its little details’ and looking to his work we must believe to his words. This series is a great example of miniature art and the choice of the subject is pretty original: a fly. The author recreates small worlds with few objects and blurred backgrounds in order to isolate the subject and his actions.