lunedì 13 giugno 2011

What's about English Girls?

My boyfriend, knowing my obsession for English Style, gifted me with an amazing book: Luella's Giude to English Style, which is all but a mere guide. It's some kind of inspirational breviary. More of an anthropological study than a style guide...The book is very funny and informative. Bartley dissects how in England style is inevitably tribal and inextricably linked to class. The upper classes believe that to look posh, nothing should look new (Sloane style) while the lower classes believe that to look posh everything should be new and shiny (Wags). Luella (who, for those who didn't know is a wonderful fashion designer) provides a combines chapters full of information about British style tribes and typically English clothes with more humorous shorter chapters.
Inspired by this book, here is my top ten English Birds (as she calls her English muses):
Isabella Blow
Vita Sackville-West

Virginia Woolf

Justine Frischmann

Florence Welch

Annabella Lwin
Vivienne Westwood

Kate Bush
Kate Moss

Helena Bonham Carter

giovedì 7 aprile 2011


Su Blackwell is an english artist from Sheffield, who turns second-hand books into amazing artworks.

In 2010 The Brontë Parsonage Museum has commissioned Su Blackwell to create new work in response to the Brontës and the museum collection.

”I often work within the realm of fairy-tales and folk-lore. I began making a series of book-sculpture, cutting-out images from old books to create three-dimensional diorama’s, and displaying them inside wooden boxes”.

"For the cut-out illustrations, I tend to lean towards young-girl characters, placing them in haunting, fragile settings, expressing the vulnerability of childhood, while also conveying a sense of childhood anxiety and wonder. There is a quiet melancholy in the work, depicted in the material used, and choice of subtle colour.”

"Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions."

mercoledì 6 aprile 2011

Scott Campbell's Eggshells

Scott Campbell is an heavy talented artist (and tatoo artist) from NYC.
I first saw his work at The Flat - Massimo Carasi in Milan, for the exhibition The Occult Show in 2008.
About his new body of works on eggshells he says: " The eggs came about pretty naturally. The first one I made was for a gift. I spent hours drawing on the inside of an egg shell and then glued the pieces back together, smoothing over all the cracks. The result was a perfect egg with a painstakingly detailed drawing hidden inside. I really liked the idea of someone breaking it to see the drawing inside. There was an amazing tension in realizing that by breaking the egg, they've shattered something that I had obviously labored over for hours. I guess it gives a nod to the notion that sometimes our enjoyment of a thing inevitably destroys it."
If you're so lucky to be in LA you can feed your eyes with his solo show Noblesse Oblige at Oh Wow til 22nd of April...Enjoy...

Scott Campbell
2011 Graphite on ostrich eggshell

© Scott Campbell

venerdì 11 febbraio 2011

I want to be a child again, just to grow up in one of her paintings...

Kris Chau’s lines are elegant and clearly feminine. Graceful girls, whose clothes seem to move delicately in the wind, contrast with portraits full of irony about female life after the so-called emancipation. The intricate details and lines recollect some younger works by Andy Warhol...

Kris Chau was born on the Hawaiian Island of O’ahu and now currently resides in the city of Philadelphia. She dreams and draws girls all day long and often mistakes her paint water for her coffee. She will continue to draw till she can’t draw no more.

Selected exhibitions:

"Not For Nothing", Group show with Ben Woodward and AJ Fosik, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan September 15th-November 6th 2010

“Work to Work” Solo show of new works Urban Outfitters Gallery 543, Philadelphia June 9th - July 10th 2010

“Draw Show” Traveling group show Fuse Gallery, New York Museo De La Cuidad Mexico, Mexico

“PuppyFace: New Work from my Brain” Topstitch Gallery Boutique, Philadelphia Feb 9th - March 28th 2010

“Game Over” Group Show Giant Robot SF, March 2010

“Ma Vie En Rose” Group Show Kris Chau, Kime Buzelli, Derek Ihnat, Jess Schnabel Ambrella Sugary Sweet Gallery, Philadelphia, 2009;

“Talk Story” Solo show of new works, Rowan Morrison Gallery, Oakland 2008

“Plaits and Fringe” Project Room Solo show of new works Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles 2008.

giovedì 10 febbraio 2011

Rabbits all around...

Just runned in these beautiful rabbits by Beau Buck that were in a show at URBN 543 Gallery in Philly.
Since it's the year of the Rabbit, i just wanted to celerate it with some art!

Price range is from 348$ to 548$, they still have some at the gallery, just write to Lauren Addis and ask for them.

venerdì 21 gennaio 2011


This morning the postman rang my bell while i was sleeping, i woke up a bit annoyed, but then he left me a box from Philly. Inside i found little things that put the biggest smile on my face. It was like a tiny treasure box. Thank you Anni and Matt, you made my day!