Ed Fairburn is a Cardiff based artist producing portraiture across a variety of surfaces and contexts.
Through my studies of the human form I examine the patterns and structures which exist across the body. I disassemble those structures and reconstruct them onto pre-patterned surfaces, including maps. The creative process involves synchronising both subject and surface. I search for similarities between the characteristics of the human figure and the topographical features of the map, resulting in a unique amalgamation.4 hearts
Parking the rusty spaceship for another trip in search for fuel and a meaning for it. Emblems from above talking and screaming while another mile was consumed.
Did I left something for the others?
Even for a few minutes?
The complete list for the red-hot pieces of coal, hope you enjoy:
Lyla – Essáy – 2013
Lockets – Surrender (Sun Glitters Remix) – 2013
No Joy – Lunar Phobia – 2013
Tropic Of Cancer – Court Of Devotion – 2013
Dream Koala – Saturn Boy – 2014
Germany Germany – Static – 2013
Young Summer – Fever Dream – 2013
Trentemøller – Deceive (feat. Sune Rose Wagner) – 2013
Tycho – L – 2014
Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal (Nosaj Thing Remix) – 2013
Guy Gerber & Clarian – Claire – 2013
Com Truise – Valis Called (Control) – 2014
HTRK – Give It Up – 2014
Maribou State – Truths feat. Jimi Nxir – 2013
Parra for Cuva & Anna Naklab – Something Near (Thalstroem & Grambow Remix) – 2013
Childish Gambino – Urn – 2013
Phantogram – Bill Murray – 2014
Lapalux – Without You (ft. Kerry Leatham) – 2013
Mammals – Depraved – 2014
Farao – To Sleep Apart (Kristoffer Lislegaard Remix) – 2014
Burial – Come Down To Us – 2013
Nils Frahm – Peter (Clark Remix) – 2013
Nosaj Thing – Eclipse/Blue Feat Kazu Makino (All in Forms Remix) – 2013
Visual artist, photographer and editor from Madrid: Rocio Montoya.
Wisdom! to leave his wife, to leave his babes, His mansion, and his titles, in a place From whence himself does fly? He loves us not: He wants the natural touch; for the poor wren, The most diminutive of birds, will fight, Her young ones in her nest, against the owl. All is the fear, and nothing is the love; As little is the wisdom, where the flight So runs against all reason.
Index and credits:
1. Indonesian Muslims perform Eid Al-Adha prayer at Al-Akbar Mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia. (Robertus Pudyanto / Getty Images)
2. Residents watch as dark giant ash clouds rise from the crater of Mount Sinabung volcano during an eruption. (Sutanta Aditya / Getty Images)
3. A shadow of a cloud is cast on the fields as a farmer ties a shawl on her head at Khokana in Lalitpur. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)
4. a picture taken with the CIVA camera on Rosettas Philae lander showing comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko from a distance of about 16 km from the surface of the comet. (AFP PHOTO / ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA)
5. Blind studen of the Association of Ballet and Arts for the Blind, warms up backstage before performing ‘Corsario’ e ‘Paquitas’ during celebrations marking Brazil’s Children’s Day at the Italo Theater in Sao Paulo. (Nacho Doce/Reuters)
6. “Umbrellas”, the sculpture by Giorgos Zogolopoulos is illuminated in pink light in northern Greece. (REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)
Somewhere between 1970s concept album art, expeditionary imagery, and Surrealist painting is where Reuben Wu’s photographs steadfastly sit. His are pictures made in the real world, however, through collapsing time and merging processes, the real is transformed into the surreal, evoking a response simultaneously familiar and foreign. The photographs amplify the strangeness of place and speak to Wu’s individual experience within it.
The remnants of his processes – chemicals dragged arduously across the sensitised paper surface, infrared film shifting the world’s natural hues, light leaking into the camera and hitting the film plane – leave traces of their varied journeys embedded in the final image. Wu’s physical journey is a similar one; he treks with cameras in tow to places that, for most of us, are left to those who fall into the category of “explorer”. Considering the lengths he travels to make his photographs, the unpredictability of Wu’s materials is not exactly what we’d deem trustworthy. The resultant images delineate from the expected photographic trajectory and provide a mode of looking that is equally experiential and aesthetically unique. N.W.3 hearts
Illustrator Michał Mozolewski
The “realist” polishes his lenses to capture the fleeting aspects of the external world. He prides himself upon the soundness and the sanity of his vision. The totality of that objective world he never doubts.
But there are others: they cultivate the inner vision, abandon the paved highway of standardized points of view, brave the quicksands of non-conformity, and seek their own path through the jungle of subjectivity.
For artists of this type, no less than seers and poets, the external world provides no more than the symbols and alphabet of communication, and the “field” into which they may project their visions.
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