Accumulation of Disorder by Lionel Smit 

Lionel Smit was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1982, he started developing and exhibiting straight after art school at Pro Arte Alphen Park. He now lives and works in Cape Town. He is best known for his contemporary portraiture executed through monumental canvasses and sculptures. Smit exhibits locally in South Africa where he is considered one of the countries youngest investment artists. He is currently exhibiting and on art fairs in Amsterdam, Germany, India, Miami, Monaco, London and Hong Kong. Over the past 10 years he has established a substantial international following with collectors ranging from the Standard Chartered Bank to Laurence Graff Art Collection at Graff Delaire wine estate. Smit’s painting has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, where it was chosen as the ‘face’ of the BP Portrait Award 2013. He was recently honoured with a Ministerial Award from the Department of Culture for Visual Art and a highlight of his career has been the publication of one of his paintings on the cover of Christie’s Auction Catalogue.

I feel it: bronze heart sculpture by Barbora Maštrlová

"I feel it" is a great and detailed bronze sculpture of human heart by artist Barbora Maštrlová, based in Prague. Barboba had her own exhibition  in 2009 and numerous collective ones, as well. 

Rock & Animals by Cocolia

Cocolia is graphic design studio who develop corporate identity, graphic communication, art direction, editorial, web, illustration, and art projects.

Dream by  Bogdan Tomashevskiy

Ukrainian artist Bogdan Tomashevskiy creates detailed sculptures that are hanging on the walls. I mostly liked this one, called “Dream”. Looking for a while at the sculpture it kind of reminds me of a bunch of segments that we tend to dream. 

On the occasion of the exhibition ”Brancusi in New York 1913-2013”, a fully illustrated catalogue published by ASSOULINE

Brancusi’s words: ”They are imbeciles who call my work  abstract; that which they call abstract is the most realist, because what is real is not the  exterior form but the idea, the essence of things.”

Intersection by Alexander James 

The inspiration for many of James’ works is taken from a long artistic tradition of momento mori, highlighting the temporality and fragility of life for each of us. This is particularly evident in his Vanitas series directly influenced by the 17th century Dutch masters, and their way to express the inevitability of death in all things living. Revisiting the works of the 17th century Dutch Masters using period props, food and real insects including butterflies that he breeds himself. Each carefully staged underwater scene is created with subtle distortions of light & movement from the waters own wave energy to create a unique and painterly effect. The subjects appear as if to be floating in a black space that neither interferes nor disrupts the subject matter, the collaboration within this void offering a serene and dreamlike sensation.

Calored glasses by Hans Hollein

Born on March 30, 1934 in Vienna/Austria, is an architect, theoretician, urban planner, designer, artist and teacher.

Hollein comes from a family of mining engineers. In his childhood he attended Franz Cizek’s Youth Art Classes in Vienna.After his graduation in 1953 at the Federal Crafts and Industry School in Vienna, he studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Clemens Holzmeister’s master class.

During this time he also lived and worked in Stockholm/Sweden. After his diploma in 1956 he was granted a Commonwealth Fund Scholarship and he continued his studies in the USA in 1958.

Sculpturing by Sasha Lebedeva

Sasha Lebedeva is Ukraine, Kiev based photographer, student-architect. She prefers fashion shoots in which she loves to highlight the aesthetic of human body, face proportions, textures of fabric and architecture. 

Dead Tree Gives No Shelter by Saad Qureshi

Author’s statement:Through the various disciplines of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing, my work probes the psychology of visual perception – its uncertainties and ambiguities. I am influenced by my roots in Pakistan and subsequent relocation to England; from these personal experiences, I explore more universal themes - the sense of belonging, and the fragmentary nature of memories.

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