It seems Cedric Jean Pierre Pradel and I share a fascination with masks, and the potentially transformative appearance they can give to someone, sometimes with only the slightest of elements.
“I find it fascinating how someone can literally or figuratively put on a mask, be able to express themselves and therefore to be able to reveal so much more. Therefore it has this melancholic idea to it that I feel very attracted to. This is also something that I practice through Jean Poodle. He is my escape at times, times when all I want to do is celebrate life and all the fun things that it has to offer“!
Got a nice tip from Berlin-based cultural-events organizer, blogger and friend Jasmin Falk who got to meet and see artist Awer creating some of his mind-bending wall pieces. “From walls to paper my style speaks about natural life VS robot life, with a contemporary world influence, all is made with a psychedelic flavour just for trick your mind! :)”
Abstract, enigmatic and visually disconcerting collages by Ryan De La Hoz:
“I am interested in Halloween. The basis of it is similar to the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico. The idea is that you are celebrating the gift of life from the dead. People go wild because they are happy to be alive. My Dad died in 2005 and ever since I have been analyzing the duality of life and death – love and loss – joy and misery. I use the skeleton glove to signify the remains of a person or society that is no longer. I have an affinity for the Reaper because my last name de la Hoz means “of the sickle,” and when I was little I attributed a sickle to the Grim Reaper’s scythe.”
Kane Hopkin captures timeless beauty and strange symmetries in his portrait photography.
pic of the day:
Ellena Simpson (in collaboration with Jay Bing)