Monday, 31 August 2009

'I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT MY SOUL'

Heathcliff speaking to Nellie by Cathy's dead body.

DOOMED LOVERS

Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte

In the past few days I have watched the two part drama on ITV and the 1939 film with Laurence Olivier. Now I want to read the book again.

I'm intrigued by this gorgeously gothic obsessive love.

Saturday, 29 August 2009



KP Nuts

La Belle Et La Bete






Verona

"Tragic in Love, Tragic in Death"



SID & NANCY

"I killed her ...I cant live without her"

Described as the punk rock Romeo and Juliet

ADDICTED TO LOVE





The Terry Richardson Shoot

I WROTE I LOVE BLAKE WITH MIRROR ON MY BELLY





Amy Winehouse
Shot by Terry Richardson

Blake was present throughout and during the shoot Amy scrapped a piece of broken mirror across her stomach. Scratching I LOVE BLAKE into her skin.
Entwined in her now rapunzel auburn waves that engulfed her quite preserved beauty Rossetti's poems lay.

DESTRUCTIVE LOVE

Dante Gabriel Rossetti & Elizabeth Siddal
"WHAT WE LOVE WILL KILL US"

Aldous Huxley
A Brave New World

BOHEMIAN LOVE





Bohemian Love

Lyrics Peter Doherty
Sung by Coco Sumner

I quite like overlapping these videos of the song Bohemian Love. Starting the bottom one a few seconds before the top video. It adds a strange, beautiful ghostly emphasis on the lyrics.


Photography-Clare Shilland
Toilet Door
The Windmill

I love graffiti messages. They can be the most powerful and inspiring things. This message reminds me of the graffiti messages I saw in Paris scribbled with affection across Oscar Wilde's grave and the love messages on the walls in Verona.

YOU LOOK GREAT WHEN I'M HIGH



Chrissie Abbott

A DESIRE TO CREATE

DIY LONDON SEEN

17th August - 5th September 2009 at Unit 11, The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2 8RF

The exhibition showcases the work of 20 young artists/ photographers/ illustrators etc whose work shares the energy and passion of the original artists featured in Beautiful Losers

20 young artists taking part inc Arran Gregory, Aidan O’Neill, Best One, Chrissie Abbott, Clare Shilland, Charlie Woolley, Cheryl Dunn, Gustav Eden, Graham Hudson, Harry Malt, Ivory Serra, Jethro Haynes, Marc Silver, Marcus Oakley, Robin Clare, Sam Ashley and Toby Shuall.

CONTINUING THE MOVEMENT

Friday, 28 August 2009

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATIONS



Trailer for the documentary film Beautiful Losers

www.beautifullosers.com



Jack Greer

I came across photographer and skateboarder Jack Greer on Platform. His work documents his friends and his use of disposable cameras really works with the gritty reality of his subject. I love the whole effect of the medium and personal subject matter.

THANKS IT'S HOMEMADE



Jack Greer

I love the whole tattoo yourself/ your friends/ your friends tattooing you concept and like the way Greer's photography reflects this underground rebellious behavior.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

ANARCHY AT ITS BEST

video

HILDAMAY
Pearls & Diamonds

Bromley




Platform

Bella Howard

Wednesday, 26 August 2009





Christian Marcay
Video Quartet, 2002

Using found Hollywood film clips transferred to colour video and audio track and projected on four screens to compose a video quartet installation.

CROSSING THE ARTIFICIAL LINE



Deus
UVA (United Visual Artists) Light installation
Experimenting with the emotive power of artificial light.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Liberating the powers of the unconscious

"Everything leads me to believe that there exists a certain point in the human mind at which life and death, the real and the imaginary, the past and the future, the communicable and the incommunicable, the high and the low cease being percievd as contradictions"

Andre Breton
The Second Surrealist Manifesto, 1924

"Surrealists rebelled against the norm- they sought to escape reality, expressing their fantasies through images juxtaposed with reality. Its founder, Breton, wrote about the place in the human mind where dream and fantasy would be joined with the everyday rational world we live in- "an absolute reality, a surreality".

Jamie Lopiano- Misdom & Joanne De Luca


Lorenzo Aglus

beautiful losers

DIY LONDON SEEN

Based on Aaron Rose's film Beautiful Loser. Beautiful Loser is a travelling art exhibit/ documentary started in 90's New York. The exhibition in London is showcasing a group of young artists that capture the spirit of the film.

17th Aug- 5th Sept
Unit 11, Covent Garden, The Market
11am- 7pm Mon- Sat

poetical dreams



Untitled, 1979
Jannis Kounellis

Art Povera

'Kouneillis regards the art gallery as a theatrical space where real life & fiction merge'

I WAS A HOPELESS ROMANTIC



Annie Leibovitz

FROZEN MOMENTS



A Dozen Roses, 1998
Keith Edmier

A resin cast replica of the bouquet that Jackie Kennedy was carrying on the day JFK was assassinated.

Monday, 24 August 2009

The feather that went to the top of Everest



Cornelia Parker

Fragments of my world- metamorphoses of form





Cornelia Parker

SHOOTING INTO THE CORNER



Evolving and changing with time throughout the Anish Kapoor retrospective at The Royal Academy of Arts.
September 26th- December 11th 2009


William Forsythe - Scattered Crowd

LOST IN A MOMENT



Anish Kapoor

'profound spiritual engagement with the viewer'

Surreality

'Surrealism originated in Paris as an art and literary movement initiated by poet Andre Breton. Overall, it aimed to liberate the powers of the unconscious. Painters portrayed subconscious of dream images, and artists developed abstract forms symbolizing subconscious thought'.

Street Trends
Jamie Lopiano- Misdom & Joanne De Luca

"Everything leads me to believe that there exists a certain point in the human mind at which life and death, the real and the imaginary, the past and the future, the communicable and the incommunicable, the high and the low cease being percieved as contradictions"

Andre Breton
The Second Surrealist Manifesto, 1924

SHOOTING STAR



Cecil Beaton

last night I dreamed somebody loved me

he belongs to fairy tales that I could never be
Brigitte Bardot and the Original Paparazzi. An exhibition of rare original vintage photographs
03.09.2009 - 03.10.2009

James Hyman Gallery
5 Saville Road, London

http://www.jameshymangallery.com/pages/pressrelease/996.html

I WANT TO LIVE FOREVER




Kate
By Stella Vine


(Cover of The Crystals 1962 hit, He Hit me (And It Felt Like A Kiss). A song that has also inspired Amy Winehouse)

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Thursday, 20 August 2009

'I HAVE HABITS I CAN'T SHAKE BUT IF YOU TRY TO TAKE THAT FROM ME WELL I'LL NEVER BE THE SAME TRAINWRECK THAT I AM'


'We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.'

Oscar Wilde



Katie Jane Garside

Bohemians: The Glamorous Outcasts

'Bohemia was above all a quest, less an identity than a search for identity, less a location than a utopia.'

Elizabeth Wilson

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Friday, 14 August 2009