Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sepia Tones

GLTZ: A Project Inspired by Maurizio Anzeri

There's something so rich and layered that I love about mixed media pieces, especially ones that involve the flashiness of sequins and the handiwork of sewing into them. These pieces, entitled GLTZ, are inspired by the work of artist Maurizio Anzeri, who, likewise, makes his portraits by sewing directly into found vintage photographs to form elaborate costumes and suggest the psychological aura of his subject. I love the freshness of the GLTZ pieces' modern black and white fashion photography, their use of color, materials and the graphic lines the string creates.

Photography: Ausra Osipaviciute
Art Director and Fashion Designer: Milda Cergelyte
Needlework: Gintare Pasakarnyte

Rotganzen: Melting Disco Balls

These melting, deflated disco balls almost visualize my anguish over the end of LCD Soundsystem. I would love one (or several) of these in my home. They were created by Rotganzen, a Rotterdam based artist collective formed by Robin Stam, Joeri Horstink and Mark van Wijk. Photography courtesy Rick Messemaker.