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Theater of War

Written by Carlotta on . Posted in art, photography

Theater of War

Born in 1983, Emeric Lhuisset grew up in Paris suburb. Graduated in art (Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris) and in geopolitics (University Panthéon-Sorbonne / Ecole Normale Supérieure Ulm), he currently teaches at Institute of Political Studies of Paris and he is co-director of the seminar contemporary art & geopolitics. Member of research group “Art&Flux”, today he lives and works between Middle East and Paris.

Working around current affairs, just like a journalist, he approaches his artistic work with extensive investigation in the media as well as the zones concerned by the problems he is studying. He travels around the globe to experience places where many don’t dare go to. By doing so, he prepares the ground without anyone noticing at first for a reflection and questioning of the world we live in.

Theater of War, photographs with a group of Iranian-Kurdish guerilla fighters, Lambda print, 150 x 112 cm, Iraq, 2011-2012

[via lejournaldelaphotographie – therunninghorseart]

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Les Deux Garçons

Written by Carlotta on . Posted in art, sculpture, toys

les deus garçons

Both Michel Vanderheijden van Tinteren and Roel Moonen graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Maastricht in plastic design. That is also where they met. The duo, who live in Landgraaf, have worked together since 2000 by the name of Atelier Les Deux Garçons.

Les Deux Garçons’ field of activity is quite wide. Always striving for perfection in the choice of material and finishing, they make collages, paintings, bronze statues, free-style assemblages and, very prominent, sculptures of taxidermy (stuffed animals).

[via taxidermy-in-art]

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Memento mori jewelery

Written by Carlotta on . Posted in art, jewellery

memento mori jewelery

Attilio Codognato is the current owner and fourth-generation heir of Casa Codognato, a world renowned jewelry boutique located near Piazza San Marco in Venice. Casa Codognato was founded in 1866 by Attilio’s great-grandfather, Simeone Codognato, and the family tradition of exquisite jewelry continues, also today, with Attilio’s work. Always evocative, his aesthetics reminds at “memento mori”. The shop features brooches, antique cameos, serpentine rings previously worn by such well-known members of the world of style as Coco Chanel, Diana Vreeland, Elton John, Elizabeth Taylor, Nicole Kidman.

People traverse the world to reach Casa Codognato, Attilio says, because “the Codognato style is a common reflection on death, and thus on life. […] a message that celebrates the image of life.”

[via grey magazine]

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Bone Pistol Set

Written by Carlotta on . Posted in art, sculpture

bone pistol set

Fine art pistols of Bruce Mahalski.

I started collecting shells, fossils and bones when I was very young. – Bruce says – My parents were both scientists who had collections of their own and we traveled quite a bit overseas so there were always opportunities to pick up interesting stuff.

Since 1997 Bruce Mahalski has had exhibitions of his art work in a range of media including screen-printing, photography, painting and sculpture. In one of his latest shows – ‘Enviromental’ at the Exhibitions Gallery in Wellington (2010) he has used bones, shells and fossils from his collection to manufacture a series of enviro-spiritual sculptures inspired by his love of Pre-European Pacific Art.

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