From the project 28 Millimeters, Portrait of a Generation by photographer / artist JR, at Tate Modern, London.
“Advertising is legitimised lying.” – HG Wells.
Counter-propaganda posters spread around London. See + Read Strike! Magazine Totally Pointless
Inspired from guerilla poster in Brixton
Sugar and junk food monsters by photographer James Ostrer. Supportingly the photographer wants to comment on obesity and our obsession with sugar stating (via the press release) “This adornment becomes a mask of what we eat which then becomes entwined with a hyper-pop sensibility and an obsequious inquiry into the great volumes of sugar that flow through our bodies.”
Its hard to be convinced though, as his models are thin (especially the girls) and so nicely adorned that you want to lick them! ( not so sure for the burger guy..)
Currently exhibited in Gazelli Art House in London until 11 September 2014. Pictures via Junk Culture
Borondo‘s 2014 mural in East London, titled Narcissus. Check out the following time-lapse featuring Borondo creating Narcissus, video by Fabian Caputo.
19th century designs for the construction of a pharaonic mausoleum upon Primrose Hill, in North London, proposed by Thomas Willson of the Pyramid General Cemetery Company; image from the book Necropolis: London and Its Dead, by Catharine Arnold. As the author describes:
Constructed from brick, with granite facing, the plans comprised a chapel, office, quarters for the Keeper, Clerk, Sexton and Superintendent, four entrances and a central ventilation shaft. A series of sloping paths would allow bodies to be moved. Each catacomb took up to twenty-four coffins and could be sealed up after all interments had been completed. Resembling a beehive, it would be a thing of awe and wonder to all who saw it(…) At an estimated cost of £2,500, this massive mausoleum, higher than St. Paul’s, would contain five million Londoners.
Fearther exploration here, here and there
The Bigger Picture is a stop motion short about the stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother, by British director and painter Daisy Jacob; created with two-metre-high painted characters in full-size sets.
Check out the trailer and making-of
Bigger Picture was chosen by the Cannes Film Festival 2014 as part of La Selection de la Cinefondation
Stickers and stencils around Brick Lane in London. This post is very long but all the work featured is beautiful and so so so ephemeral (scroll to the end of the post to find out why)
Some days after and all the works are gone! The last picture shows the cleaning workers in action:
Pictures by WWT
Street art around Brick Lane in London. It is not anymore the edgiest area around and its currently heavily gentrified, but for the moment there is still some artistic expressiveness. At least until the developers take over.Pictures by WWT
New, fresh and challenging artwork from the final degree show at Central Saint Martins that oppened some hours ago!
Pictures by WWT. Stay tuned for our report on the fashion show in a few days.
Billboard in East London, picture by WWT