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December 2015

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piQmo´s client suggestion of photo walls

December 22, 2015

The photo walls below are proposals that we at piQmo have put together a customer. The interior photo is a simple mobile photography that piQmo received via email. The customer asked piQmo for some suggestions on photo walls and this is what we could come up with. This are suggestions based from a specific request we also make simple suggestions with one photo for the wall, it all depends on what customers tell us and seek.

We like to give our clients tips when creating photo walls that we like to share:
1) mix  your wall with photography, painting and sketches
2) dare to mix sizes, formats and frames.
2) Place the puzzle with the photos on the floor before you start putting them on the wall
3) start with one or two photos, in your center, as you build the wall around and outside.
4) The wall just looks great if you build it and let it extend in any direction. Uneven is nice.

All suggestions on the walls below are not from the gallery piQmo

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piQmo client suggestion photo wall 1

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piQmo client suggestion photo wall 2

 

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piQmo client suggestion photo wall 3

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piQmo client suggestion photo wall 4

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piqmo tips on photo walls

December 18, 2015

Very often piQmo arranges proposals with different photo walls to our customers. The customers send us photos, taken with mobile camera, of their home with the wall/walls they need help with. We then place different photo wall suggestions in these interiors and send it back to our clients to reflect upon. We are a bit cautious to showcase customers’ homes so those we show are often interiors borrowed from agencies or people who decorate homes and blogged about them. We therefore lend public interiors that we like and place our photo art in them. Usually, we do more walls than what we post in our Instagram account @piqmo. We want them to act as an inspiration to our buyers and potential buyers so they more easily can see and get inspired by various photographs and how to hang and mount them in different ways.

Below a few suggestions with piQmos photos in an interior borrowed from @youfindmehere

fotograf Caroline af Ugglas med "naken" och Sonja Hesslow med "charging my batteries"

photographer and artist Caroline af Ugglas with “naken” as well Sonja Hesslow with “charging my batteries”

Andreas von Gegerfeldt "folkrace"

photographer Andreas von Gegerfeldt “folkrace”

Ola Billmont "Detroit Interiors, farwell"

Photographer Ola Billmont “Detroit Interiors, farwell”

Magnus Lindqvist fotografi "highland cattle"

photographer Magnus Lindqvist with “highland cattle”

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Swedish photographer and street artist Simon Cederquist

December 16, 2015

Simon Cederquist is a very talented and exciting photographic artist who moves in several different art forms and is capable of performing at a very high level within all of them. When embarking on a description of Simon, we, at piQmo, arrive at “a mixture of photographer, visual artist, installation and street artist“.

It´s very hard to describe him with just a few words.

Street art is a genre on the way up and into the Swedish market. Few collectors buy these artists but the big mass haven’t been ready until now. In the United States street art and street artists  has never been hot and desired. The most talented street artists in the US are called “artist under influence” and this is the segment the Swedish market will be able to place Simon under.

Simons street art is unfortunately not (yet)! for sale. This might be due to the market in Sweden that has not really found its way to street art yet. Simons street art are mostly about giving the viewer an unusual meeting with the most un-obvious like a plane in a abandoned building, an overturned tree painted with reflect paint, a huge photo art patchwork glued to facade or just a snail with painted shell etc. Simon is driven by the psychology of the meeting with his art works. His street art are made for the viewer to create reflection, create questions and hopefully be left with an unanswered question. Despite Simon’s highly structured and planned creation, it is hard to put Simon in a box.

When you meet with Simon you are struck by how freely his thoughts wander which also explains his artistry and that he is not tied to any given art form. Simon’s many years as a advertising photographer has helped him to maintain a very high quality of his photographs but also how to work planned, structured and somewhat conceptual. His work doesn’t just “come alive”. Hours, days, weeks and sometimes months are always behind each work.

Not only does Simon’s photos show an amazing quality with exciting expression but his work always raises many questions, just as he wants it to be. Moreover, the photographs are not quite perfect, which is a deliberate act, that makes them both better and more interesting. It´s often precisely that, perfection, that separates a good photographer from a less good one. Here is where the photographers skills show. Skills in knowing where  “errors” or “carelessness” will ad to a great photo and making them genuine and authentic. Unfortunately photoshop har created a software that will remove everything in the picture that is disturbing or not perfect. This makes the images impersonal, boring and clinical, which in turn removes the authenticity and excitement in the photo.
Those we rate as fine art photography will thus be those photographers who manage to keep the balance between an exciting expression of high quality while maintaining the flaws that create the great feeling in it. Simon is definitely one of them.

For the first time ever Simon is releasing an edition of his photography together with piQmo. Below are the two photos. Contact us at piQmo info@piqmo.com for more info about them.

“The Bull and The Sparrow” is one of the two photographs gallery piQmo publishes in edition and we can reveal that it is photographed at a theater in Stockholm, where the meeting between the large and the small takes place, the bull and the sparrow.

Simon Cederquist "the bull and the sparrow" edition 15.

Simon Cederquist “the bull and the sparrow” edition 15, 100×80 cm

 

 

“The moth” is described, by Simons closes family, as Simons best photos and a photo that describe him as person. In what way he cant describe it himself. He just know this photo was a necessaity for him to do his inner drive.

Simon Cederquist "The moth", upplaga 15, 80x60

Simon Cederquist “The moth”, upplaga 15, 80×60

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Here is a chance to catch up with Ai WeiWei exhibition

December 6, 2015

Ai Weiwei. You probably already have heard about him. (See his portrait below). Ai is definitely the most powerful artist in China today. He might actually be one of the most powerful artist worldwide. (*please note that this is piQmo´s opinion). There is no other artist willing to go so far for freedom of speech and no one so controversial within his native country as Ai Weiwei. His challenging art works has led him to be imprisoned, lost his passport and received many represalier of various kinds from the government. Despite their pressure on Ai Weiwei he shows incredibly strong belief that they never can and will hinder his work. Interrupted yes but never stopped his work. His art work clearly describes how the state treats its people and the indigenous traditions totally without respect.

When walking through the rooms at Royal Academy of Arts filled Ai’s work piQmo is strucked by what a great and intelligent artist he is. It´s actually overwhelming.

As you walk through the exhibition, it´s very important to read about all his work, one by one. Getting in to Ai Weiwei´s head, hearing, reading his thoughts are very important to the experience. This was one of the best exhibition piQmo has experienced. GO SEE!

Self portrait of Ai Weiwei

Self portrait of Ai Weiwei

Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts

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Straight symbolises the victims from Sichuan earthquake

chandeliers with the chinese rand forever bicycle

chandeliers with the chinese rand forever bicycle

detail of chandeliers with the chinese rand forever bicycle

detail of chandeliers with the chinese rand forever bicycle

Photography "droping a Han Dynasty Urn" from 1996.

Photography “droping a Han Dynasty Urn” from 1996.

Photography "droping a Han Dynasty Urn" from 1996

Photography “droping a Han Dynasty Urn” from 1996

Photography "droping a Han Dynasty Urn" from 1996

Photography “droping a Han Dynasty Urn” from 1996

Coca Cola vase from Han Dynasty

“Coca Cola vase” from Han Dynasty

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dont miss UK/raine exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London

December 1, 2015

If youre in London and have the least interest in emerging artist go see the “UK/Raine” exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. It´s totalt worth a detour for. It contained many new and different artistic expressions that was inspiring.  The exhibition was found through a competition for emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine in the ages between 18-35. The aim with the competition was to find and support the top young artists from these two regions. They received 10 000 contributions of which 30 was chosen. This is an exhibition for all visitors, big or small, old and young, any nationality. Even your little ones will enjoy this. We at piQmo found it very inspiring and fun.

Below you can see just a tiny part of the full exhibition. Read more about the competition by clicking here 

Felicity Hammond, restore of factory

Felicity Hammond, restore of factory

Emma Critchley, portrait, cprint

Emma Critchley, portrait, cprint

 

 

UK/Raine utställning Saatchi Gallery, London

DIS/ORDER, “eternal/muternal beauty”

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detail of “eternal/muternal beauty”

roman mikhaylov, Shadows

roman mikhaylov, “Shadows”

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detail picture of “shadows”

Sergiy Petlyuk "untitled" videoinstallation

Sergiy Petlyuk “untitled” video installation

Maria Kulikovska "humo bulla". Allt i tvål

Maria Kulikovska “humo bulla”

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Roman Mikhaylov, Scortch of Real