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Art of Choice

April 3, 2017

Rebecca Malherbe This Art selection was picked by Rebecca Malherbe. A Berlin-based art history student that studied at Michaelis school of fine arts in Cape Town. She is an Art and photography enthusiast who has picked her favorite pieces from the piQmo Gallery and told us why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Seifert
Soul
The image Soul depicts a human in a body of water that is covered by what seems like a pink cloud. I particularly like this image as it reflects my own imaginative view of what the soul could embody. There is no true form to what our souls look like, Anna Seifert captures an essence of what could be. The image is calming through the presence of the pink cloud and the water surrounding the person. As the viewer, I am able to get lost in my thoughts of our formless soul.

Soul / Anna Seifert

Soul / Anna Seifert

 

Marcus Nyberg
Old Lover
Old Lover, caught my attention due to the movement of the image. Even though the people in the photograph are sitting, Nyberg was able to create a dynamic atmosphere. The man who stares at the viewer enables one to immediately connect with the image as if one were standing in the room with him. The soft hue creates a sense of warmness, enhancing the feeling of the viewer’s presence.
a perfect mixture of being part of the image and being an observer is created.

Old Lover / Marcus Nyberg

Old Lover / Marcus Nyberg

 

Beata Rydén
Hypnagogia
The dreamlike state that Rydén seeks to portray is strongly felt in this image. There is a definitive sense of disrupting reality. As the viewer, I feel taken away by the icy blue yet pulled back in by the human figure. Rydén has captured what seems to be an image out of a dream. The darkness that nearly engulfs the image reminds one of sleepy half closed eyes, drifting off or slowly waking up. She leaves the viewer to decide which one it is.

Hypnagogia / Beata Rydén

Hypnagogia / Beata Rydén

 

Andreas von Gegerfelt
Folkrace
This black and white image speaks to me because of the composition. It seems as if the photograph were taken whilst quickly walking by, capturing the woman’s face expression and her surroundings just as they were. Due to these factors, I feel that the image is true and not tampered with. It portrays a single moment in time that Gegerfelt witnessed. The photograph reminds me of photos taken by Dorothea Lange, who captured people’s facial expressions with an essence of truth.

Folkrace / Andreas von Gegerfelt

Folkrace / Andreas von Gegerfelt

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Spare no icing!

February 20, 2017
White Discharger by KANEUJI Teppei.

White Discharge by KANEUJI Teppei.

Like a childhood dream, a merry-go-round with icing on top! (Note for later answer; who’s childhood?)

I couldn’t stop thinking about the ginger bread houses that we Swedes indulge ourselves in making as part of Christmas preps. Never go easy on the icing. The more the merrier and this will be our inspiration and guidance!

 

KANEUJI  Teppei   |   White Discharge  ( Public  Garden )

 

Like a word association game in which everything has a meaning, each item assumes a relationship to the others which transforms the whole thing into a spectacular work of art.

White Discharge is created as an interpretation of the theme Multiple Future. Behind the amusing and humoristic foreground there is of course a darker and more critical meaning, as often when exhibiting eye-catching art. As children’s play has undergone a paradigm shift towards the digital world, the IRL amusement parks are in decline worldwide. However, the laughter, the thrill and the instant gratification is here to stay!

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White Discharge with Tokyo backdrop.

White Discharge with Tokyo backdrop.

 

In front of the kiss of all kisses, covering the fasade. Robert Doisneau's Le baiser de l'hotel de ville.

In front of the kiss of all kisses, covering the fasade. Robert Doisneau’s Le baiser de l’hotel de ville.

PS. Public Art is art (in any media) that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in a public place. Usually this is outside or in accessible buildings where the art is to be available and enjoyed by everybody.

 

piQmo goes Tokyo w/ Anna

 

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Gallery Hopping in Tokyo

February 16, 2017
Yoshihiko Ito

Yoshihiko Ito

 

In  the  Box   |   Yoshihiko  Ito   |   PGI  Photo  Gallery  International

The pictures were relaxing and calm. The repetitive set up (cut out strips, put back together) of the image was just the little anomaly that was needed to find it really interesting. However it was the artist text that got me thinking all night.

(Quote, from text by Yoshihiko Ito.)

As I pull out a dusty box, I realize that I can’t recall what it contains.    …

You can loose your memories, but you can’t throw away the ones you don’t want anymore.   …

In this world we don’t get a message that lights up to tell us we have zero gigs of memory left. We can try throwing away what we don’t need into the trash. The trouble is that it doesn’t always disappear.

For fun I cut up some expired film into seven or eight centimetres strips, put them into a bottle with some water, sealed it up and put it on my desk. After some time, the water started getting cloudy. With a little more time, I looked inside to find that pieces of the film’s surface had peeled off and were floating around like jellyfish. Eventually these jellyfish dissolved. Imagining our memories following this same pattern is enough to give me nightmares.

The series began as an attempt to make emakimono (Japanese picture scrolls) out of photography. Using strands of light and time I’ve managed to stich these photographs into just that.

(End of quote.)

Yoshihiko Ito

Yoshihiko Ito

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Float Mounting Art by Yoshihito Ito @PGI Tokyo

Float Mounting
Art by Yoshihito Ito @PGI Tokyo

PS. Take an extra look at how the art piece to the right is mounted in the frame. It is called Float Mounting. It will show the entire art piece, including edges, and give you a good view of what paper the art is printed on. Conservational methods and materials are used for all Float Mounted frames and it is recommended for fine art prints. This method requires the most time as delicate techniques are used.

If you want to read more about Float mounting here is a link

xx // Anna

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Skies turn dark and the neon light will take advantage until dawn

February 14, 2017
with a smile on my face - check!

with a smile on my face – check!

Tokyo life is taking shape.

Settling in at the same time as the city is pulling you out from your comfort zone. 

Clear blue skies have hit me every morning behind the curtains, …for real?

Skies turn dark and the neon light will take advantage until dawn.

(Never ending) ‘to see’ list dominates the kitchen table.

A few checks are already there; multiple choices are confusing and eagerness is controlled.

Tradition meets politeness meets food bonanza meets lost in translation meets crazy costumes meets art en masse.

Northern light vs. neon light, time will tell.

I will share my honest impressions from the Tokyo art scene.

 

piQmo goes Tokyo w/ Anna

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icons in glas cubes by Alexandre Nicolas

January 25, 2017

piQmo saw this amazing contemporary French artist, Alexandre Nicolas, and his new artworks at Galerie Ariel Jakob in Paris.

We saw his latest art works in the series “inclusions” where he creates well known characters such as Jackie Kennedy, Yves Saint Lauren, Karl Lagerfeldt and many more in miniature and let them float in cubes. They are all fetuses as if it was predetermined that they would become icons already in their mothers belly. He makes them look static or frozen so that they give us viewers the status of contemporary icons already as fetuses. He wants the viewer to understand that these icons are products of our society.

His former Inclusions were super heroes from movies or comics such as Spiderman, Dart Wader, Batman and many more. Predetermined they are heroes already in the mothers belly, they are also destined to save or destroy the world.

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Icons in photo: Jackie Kennedy and Yves Saint Laurent

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icon Anna Winter

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icon John Lennon

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icon Karl Lagerfeld

 

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Infusions by Alexandre Nicolas. Icon: Marc Jacobs

Infusions by Alexandre Nicolas. Icon: Marc Jacobs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Award winner photographer Mark Yashaev

January 13, 2017

Mark Yashaev was recently rewarded with The Lauren and Mitchell Presser Photography Award for young Isreali Artists. The exhibition, now exhibited at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, shows photos from his personal photographic archive with a mixture from the everyday life and the wondrous. 

His photography acknowledges the uncertainty of the photographic image. He undermines photography´s fundamental concept of a decisive, photographic moment. His work is twofold. Building an installation, taking photos of it, printing, installing the print in his studio and taking a photo of the photographed set, this time flattened.

So his first photo starts as two dimensional then becomes there dimensional and ends up as two dimensional again. “I wanted to raise more questions about creating, and searched for a rational, intellectual process that evolves to other practices such as sculpture and installation” Yashaev says in an interview about this work.

See more photos from Mark Yashhaev on his site here 

Only from this suddenness and on by Mark Yashaev

Only from this suddenness and on by Mark Yashaev

Only from this suddenness and on by Mark Yashaev

Only from this suddenness and on by Mark Yashaev

Only from this suddenness and on by Mark Yashaev

Only from this suddenness and on by Mark Yashaev

Only from this suddenness and on by Mark Yashaev

Only from this suddenness and on by Mark Yashaev

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political power in paperwork

December 26, 2016

We have just visited a lovely yet very interesting photo art exhibition with Taryn Simon at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art . This is her latest photo art series in which she highlights the systems humans has created to exhibit power and  control.

She examines floral centerpieces from major international conferences and treats them as silent witnesses of historical moments. She makes them her protagonists, and through them Taryn Simon can give the story of international power relations, manipulations and broken promises.

Each photograph and flower has its own story and those are being presented on the right in the mahogny frame. (The choice of material represents the board room in which the agreements has been taken).

Taryn Simon "paperwork and the will of Capitol" at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon “paperwork and the will of Capitol” at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon "paperwork and the will of Capitol" at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon “paperwork and the will of Capitol” at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

 

Taryn Simon "paperwork and the will of Capitol" at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon “paperwork and the will of Capitol” at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

 

Taryn Simon "paperwork and the will of Capitol" at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon “paperwork and the will of Capitol” at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon "paperwork and the will of Capitol" at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon “paperwork and the will of Capitol” at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

 

 

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we discover several layers of ourselves

November 20, 2016

I wanted to read it over and over again. The text that Anna Seifert wrote that are linked to her new photo series “I see you”. It touches me! It effects me! It makes me think about how beautiful life is and how important it is to be true to yourself, dare going deep down in to your innermost and find more layers of yourself. 
Read it! Feel it! Enjoy. 
(*please note that the thoughts are written in Swedish so it might have other effects when translated to English)
I see you
Life is not for granted
We look for things that matter to us
We find security in the idea that there are several seekers
We move close to the edge
balance between everyday life and daydream
We are filled with moments and relationships
that matter to us
We let go
fall down through the surface
reaching deeper
we discover several layers of ourselves
Further into the core
We land, softly
The essence is here, maybe exactly where we stand
What we are looking for is meaning
dare to live for it.

/ Anna Seifert

"soul" is part of Anna Seiferts photo series "I see you"

“soul” is part of Anna Seiferts photo series “I see you”

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The Story behind the great project ‘No Place My Place’ by Sara Tanderø

October 13, 2016
Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

About the project

 «No Place My Place» is a concept that plays with the perception of the identity of a place. It is a series of photographs from 2014 shot in Svalbard. The series includes elements of drawing in order to see how these affect the concept of a place in an image. Will a place change its character and become my place, or would such elements only disturb the image. I love this contrast between the beautiful nature and this rough scenery, and I had a strong sense of looking into no man’s land. The landscape is unfriendly, and not a typically Svalbard landscape, except for the blue light, it could be any industrial place.

 The Artistic Process

Usually I work over time with my projects, experimenting a lot with my different artistic methods in photography, video, performance and drawing. I am not trying to achieve perfection in my photographs, rather a tactile expression or a feeling.

I work conceptually, and I need to put my work into a system. That­`s why I always work in series, and rarely with only one single image. My intuition always guides me during the creative process. If I plan my projects too much, my work loose their intensity and natural expression. If I try to force something it never turns our good – it has to come naturally. Therefore my projects need some time to ripen and to grow to see if they still works. And if they do, I know it`s a strong project

Technique

I have photographed digitally with high ISO in order to achieve a noisy and rough expression in the images. The drawings are rough, made with oil pastels and they where not actually made to this project, but I liked the concept of the mismatch of the shapes and the photographs.

I wanted to examine how these elements affect the chosen motive. I processed the images in Photoshop, and worked with the different elements until I got the expression, or the feeling­­ I wanted. I have also further reduced the resolution of the images, and again enlarged them in order to achieve an image of a place that almost disintegrates before your eyes when viewing the image.

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The series of five images are printed on fineart cotton paper to enhance the tactile character of the photographs. They are sold exclusively at the piQmo gallery, piqmo.com. Edition: 20.

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Sara has also made a short film about her creative process through this project, ‘Sara Tandero for piQmo’. A very well spent 5 minutes if you ask us! Enjoy!

 

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

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celebrating the unbashed female expressions

October 6, 2016

To piQmo`s followers that are visiting or staying in L.A. between end of October until December, we strongly encourage you to go and see the exhibition “this Wicked tongue” held by Charlie James Gallery.  Among many emerging artists you can see work from Patricia D. Burns. The group exhibition is curated by Cindy Rehm and opens on Saturday, October 22 and runs through December 3rd.

The artists in This Wicked Tongue wants to celebrate the unabashed expressions of the female voices like the witches, hysterics, and angry feminists who have come before them. “Women should be seen and not heard” is the biblical script and it echoes even today, naming Hillary Clinton as one of those beeing critizised for beeing to shrill or overbearing.

This Wicked Tongue, Group Exhibition, Patricia Burns,

This Wicked Tongue, Group Exhibition L.A California