Sunday, 27 February 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
This one's a real gem. I really admire this artist's work. I first came by some of it 2 years ago when I was visiting Paris, and this time around he actually had lots of his work filling up two separate galleries. One of the things he does is to paint with ink on transparent plexi-glas which he then mounts on painted/treated wood. You have to see it in real life in order to really experience the effect. Amazing stuff. Go here to see more and better pics.
As a citizen of the second most coffee-consuming nation in the world, I find french coffee-culture really disappointing. The best coffee I had since I left for Paris was the one I had at the swedish airport before take-off. Sweden has worldclass coffee, and Paris probably has the best pastry on the planet... If only they could join company, it'd be like fireworks of flavour in my mouth.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Found this gallery today, and the imagery that was visible from the outside demanded my attention. I do appreciate photography, but not in the same way as painting, mainly because i, as a painter, am more interested in painting and what i can learn from it. But these photos were very nice in an expressive, yet stylish, way.
This place is a building that's occupied by a number of artists, using it to house their studios and to create an art-collective. Some of them are permanent members, and some are just temporary residents so that new blood can come in every now and then to keep the place evolving and exciting. It's open(and free) to the public, and if you are lucky you might see an artist or two working.