April 27, 2012
Talk Talk 2010
oil on canvas, 72.4 x 101.6 cm
From the Artist and Friedrich Petzel Gallery
White T by James Perse, Cheap Monday Jeans, Country Road jumper, Scarf by Henrik Skov, Jenny Yuen Bag
April 22, 2012
April 18, 2012
Re-blogged by me from somewhere on the internet. Ironic huh...
Its funny when you say you would never do something and then you find your self in the midst of actually doing it. Breaking rules, shifting perceptions you held for your self. Just for the record. I am not a fan of the re-blog, but this list happens to suit my mood at the current time. I am trying to make sense of blogging and online journaling...my blog has changed so much over the past few months and I am trying to come to terms with its dramatic shift. I suppose sometimes you just have to go with the flow and embrace what works in order to get your point across- and I'm talking about a REAL point- a real idea, something you all can learn from in some subtle, subconscious way, not a mash up of other peoples imagery. Originality and Purpose triumph over the cookie cutter carbon copy.
April 15, 2012
Portmans jacket, Country Road wax jeans, James Perse Singlet.
Skateboard art by Neckface.
You probably would have come across some sort of street art/ graffiti by Neckface in your time. It's slightly juvenile, like a twisted cartoon.... it's gory, it's raw and it's bloody fantastic. Keep an eye out.
For more visit http://oh-wow.com/community/neck-face/
April 12, 2012
Oh la la fashion week is right around the corner. Will be posting some fun casting outfits over the next few weeks along with some cool art to keep you entertained.
Portmans jacket, Helmut Lang neon green top, Vintage leather racing shorts.
Painting by James Ettelson
Body Lines, 210 x 195 cm
oil on canvas
Phoebe is Dead/McQueen, 110 x 150 cm
oil on canvas
The Belvedere, 18.5 x 15 cm
oil on canvas
Brisbane born Zavros took out the first ever prize awarded last night from The Art Gallery of NSW and BVLGARI. The prestigious and valuable award includes a $50,000 painting acquisition for the Art Gallery of NSW and a six-week residency in Italy, worth $30,000. His work is amazingly luscious yet refined and holds detail that focuses on luxury and truth. Beauty, sublime untouchable nature and affluence are main subjects in his work, possibly mimicking the nature of art itself and representing those ephemeral things that are bigger than ourselves.
All images from http://www.michaelzavros.com/
April 7, 2012
Newport Beach, California
Laguna Niguel, California
Academy of Art University San Francisco in Fashion Design
What did you have for breakfast?
A couple cups of coffee, and a bowl of Lucky Charms
What draws you to use fashion as a main aesthetic in your art?
Fashion is kind of a door into a dream world for me, and I like entering that dream world. I guess, to me, seeing a fashion collection is like picking the wardrobe for the story that is constantly being written in my head... if that makes sense?
How were you introduced to the fashion industry?
When I was 13, I learned how to press and build skateboards, so I started my own skate company. The skateboard company quickly turned into a clothing company, which consisted mainly of t-shirts and sweatshirts. I did that till my second year in college. Basically, it was through the experience of doing my own clothing company that first got me interested in sewing and designing clothes.
Why do you think fashion plays such a dynamic role in art?
Hmm.. That is a great question. I think maybe because Fashion can incorporate so many art forms under its umbrella; a Fashion Show incorporates performance art, music, graphic design, and so many more mediums. I think that is drew me in in the first place.
Do you think art and fashion could live without one another?
No. I think that they are one.
Do you feel people are judgmental about your art, due to certain pre-conceived notions that others may hold about the fashion industry?
Hm... For the most part, I would say no, but for the most part, I’m pretty clueless when it comes to that.
Are there any underlying messages about the fashion industry in your art? If so, why?
No. My art doesn’t have any extra messages. I mainly strive to make pieces that I would enjoy to look at, and hopefully other people would enjoy.
Are the mediums you use employed due to their ability to inflict a certain feeling regarding fashion?
Yes, but not just for fashion. I usaully use meduim based on the ability to express whatever feeling I’m in.
Other than fashion, what are your main influences?
I have an image archive of old images and fashion editorials, my favorite artist's paintings, and photography. I usually try to mix old images with new and mostly try to draw from the world I want to live in. I'm inspired by almost everything for one reason or another. New experiences and people inspire me a lot. I would say natural beauty and women inspire me more than anything. That's why the majority of my art revolves around women. I also find genuine innocence very moving. I would say romance is a real driving force in my work, so when I see or feel anything like it, my mind goes wild with inspiration. Lastly, 1910-1950's era with its Leave It to Beaver innocence, and the stern looks on people's faces due to the hard times, there is something about it that inspires me.
What’s a typical day like for you?
Hahaha Well, my typical day is waking up early, listening to music or watching cartoons while drawing and painting all day and night.
Are you a full time artist? If not what else fills your days?
Well, I work as an artist 6 out of the 7 days. I also work 1 day a week as a business and technology consultant. I like doing something different. I find it refreshing working out of both sides of the brain :)
Tell us something interesting that no one knows about you
I have wrestled since I was 3 years old. About 6 Years ago, I invented my own wrestling system. ;)
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Creative Directing, and branching out into film, music, photography, and collaborating writing story books.
What’s your ultimate goal with your art?
One word to describe your artistic style?
How would you describe your personal style?
Simple, basic, conservative, Californian.
How long have you been creating these amazing works?
Since 2006 :)
What does your desk/ studio look like?
What has been a highlight of your career so far?
When my Tribute portrait of Lee Alexander McQueen was featured on the cover of the Sunday Times Magazine London. He was one of my biggest Fashion inspirations and I painted the picture the day he passed. It was a great honor having the piece featured in his home town.
Who are your favorite artists?
Egon Schiele, Aubrey Beardsley, and Joe Sorren.
How long does it take you to finish a piece?
Depending on the piece and the medium, it takes anywhere from 2 hours to 2 weeks.
What projects do you have coming up?
I’m working on my first full length music album with my friend. It will have 21 songs. Also, my brother and I are writing our first novel.
Have you ever done, or are you interested in doing collaborations? Any dream collaborations you would like to do?
Yes, Ive done a few collaborations, and yes, I’m very interested in Collaborations. I love working with different people and trying new things. My dream collaboration was to work with Alexander McQueen, but now I’m not sure who it would be with.
What did you dream about last night?
April 4, 2012
Gav and I had a play in an abandoned sand pit a few days ago.
Hair and Make-up, Me
Horribly fantastic dress, Vintage
Shot by Gavriel, http://sellyoursoulschildren.blogspot.com.au/