London’s Jack Bell Gallery brought two paintings by Ivorian artist Aboudia. Born and based in Abidjan, his work is brutal, layered, and heavily influenced by the clashes that followed Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 presidential election. According to gallerist Jack Bell, “his paintings reference street art and vodou and look at social inequalities in downtown Abidjan.” Aboudia’s works are currently exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London, through September 2015. Please visit before it’s too late.
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The porcelain plate series by Kehinde WIley includes six designs featuring details from paintings spanning 2008-2012. The six different faces — 3 male and 3 female — are cropped against colorful, vibrant backgrounds so the plates are equally decorative and functional. The back of each plate has easy holes for hanging, and they are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Each couple plate is 10.75″ and shows a stamped signature on the verso. The plates are individually boxed.
Stamped signature with title on verso.
Featuring details from:
Mrs. Graham (2012), oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
Mary Little, Later Lady Carr (2012), oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
Dacia Carter II (2012), oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
Matar Mbaye II (2008), oil on canvas, 26 x 22 inches
Idrissa Ndiaye (2008), oil on linen, 26 x 22 inches
Mame Ngagne (2008), oil on canvas, 26 x 22 inches
This is the Tunes and Whispered
Paintings by John Duckworth
An exhibition curated by Franco la Russa
cueB is pleased to present John Duckworth’s first exhibition in London.
‘This is the Tunes and Whispered’ will feature seven large format paintings that explore a dialogue between Eastern Buddhism and Western consumerism. Each painting is embedded with eastern spiritual and art historical iconography and text, which is juxtaposed with imagery from contemporary Western culture and nature.
Embodying these thematic concepts, the work evokes questions of identity, purpose, and perspective.
‘This is the Tunes and Whispered’ highlights work from Duckworth’s series of the same title – born of the artist’s fascination with Joseph Campbell’s monomyth and the placement of himself along the path of the “hero’s journey.” It is from the ‘Call to Adventure’ stage in which Duckworth began further investigating Eastern philosophies and practices and incorporating these into his daily life and work. The multitude of layers in the paintings indicate the complexity of Duckworth’s process in addition to its visual and conceptual content.
Duckworth’s work is based in processing the vast and overwhelming array of visual stimuli received daily in consumer driven Western contemporary culture and balancing this input with an Eastern contemplative practice. The self-hypnosis of modern
mass-communications, combined with political, environmental, cultural, and social uncertainty has led to an omni-present low-level anxiety that permeates Western society at large. Duckworth’s meditation practice is fundamental to his creative process. For the artist, it is through witnessing the results of a deeper inner awareness of habitual thoughts, words, and actions that he becomes more adept at finding balance in these uncertain times.
For this exhibition at cueB, the gallery will be transformed into an intimate quasi-spiritual space. The large, content and color-rich paintings will surround audiences to create a highly subjective experience that encourages understanding, reflection, and contemplation.
John Duckworth Artist Biography
(Born 1972, San Diego, California) John Duckworth lives and works between Charleston, SC and New York City. Formally trained in painting and photography, Duckworth received his B.A. in Studio Art from the College of Charleston after a short foray into biological science – an influence still evident in his subject matter today. Duckworth’s focus driving his artwork is one of quiet and calmness. His process is derived from a desire to seek inner peace and a balance between one’s true nature and the hectic modern world.
Channeling his Buddhist practice through a Western lens, Duckworth has produced “Tunes and Whispered,” a series that juxtaposes Eastern and Western iconography through harmonized compositions of screen printing, painting, photography, and drawing.
Duckworth has exhibited internationally in more than 30 solo and group shows, and his work resides in private and corporate collections around the globe.
2nd May – 1st June 2014
325 Brockley Road
London SE4 2QZ
adidas originals has partnered with monster to produce a range of high performance headphones. the over-ear models feature ‘pure monster sound’ technology, pillow soft noise isolation and can be easily folded and stored in a custom carry pouch. designed for use on the move, they come equipped with monster’s musicshare dual ports for sharing music with your friends. all headsets are co-branded with the adidas originals trefoil logo on the upper headband. the in-ear models incorporate a patented sports-clip for keeping the buds in your ears without falling out. other technologies include superior noise isolation, sweat proof anti-microbial eartips and an in-line mic for use with all apple products.
all headphones are co-branded with the adidas originals trefoil logo
South Korean manufacturer samsung has announced the release of the NX300 – their latest series of their 3D capable mirror-less wi-fi cameras. boasting a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, the device is capable of capturing images. At a range of ISO 100 to 25600. The new camera also supports the ability to shoot continuous burst photos at up to 8.6 FPS with additional full HD video recording capabilities. its 3.31 inch AMOLED touchscreen goes hand in hand with its built-in wi-fi, making it easier to share pictures to friends, family or the web.
Samsung has also introduced the world’s first 2D/3D 45mm F1.8 lens system, which can be used conventionally in two dimension, or to capture photo stills and full 1080p video in three-dimension.
The X100 originally launched 2 years ago and has put Fujifilm back on the map like no other camera in a long time. Beautiful design and great performance were packed into the X100, with the successor which has now landed.
The design language, vintage inspiration, stays the same, yet a series of new innovative features has made its way into the camera. With the X100S, Fujifilm introduces a new higher-definition Hybrid Viewfinder and a new sensor and processor. A newly develped 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor allows for incredibly high quality images, compared to the ones of a full frame camera. The camera also comes with the world’s fastest AF with just 0.08 seconds.
Here are the full specs of the new Fujifilm X100S:
· 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
· EXR Processor II
· High Definition Hybrid Viewfinder (OVF / EVF)
· FUJINON 23mm f/2 lens
· Intelligent Hybrid AF (with the world’s fastest AF speed of 0.08 secs (*1))
· Start-up time of 0.5 secs (*4)
· Shutter time lag of 0.01 secs
· Shooting interval of 0.5 secs
· High-contrast and wide viewing-angle 2.8-inch Premium Clear LCD (460K dots)
· Super Intelligent Flash
· Burst shooting rate of up to 6 frames per second at full resolution (max. 29 frames)
· Focus Peak Highlight function
· Digital Split Image display
· Artistic filters
· Full HD movie recording (60fps / 30fps)
A Beautiful Life
Leica Camera unveiled a special edition X2 Camera, designed by fashion designer Paul Smith. Limited to 1500 examples, the special release features an interpretation of Paul’s signature bright stripes. The top plate is finished in dazzling bright orange, the baseplate in an eye-catching brilliant yellow and the leather finish is done in British racing green. Further details include an engraved light bulb ‘doodle’ on the pop-up flash, a carrying strap and a camera protector in taupe-coloured, premium calfskin and a lens cleaning cloth labelled ‘Paul Smith for Leica’.
Find out more here:http://en.leica-camera.com/photography/compact_cameras/x2/
Mark “The Cobra Snake” Hunter has shot the latest Wildfox Couture collection, Resort 2013, starring Mila De Wit and Nyasha Matonhodze.
We love this shoot from the LA-based cult fashion label. www.wildfoxcouture.com
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Andy Freeberg, a photographer based in San Francisco, California has developed a series of images depicting the goings on behind the scenes of the art world entitled ‘art fare’. each from his collection were captured between the years of 2009 through 2011 at art basel miami, art basel in switzerland,
and the armory show in new york city, as well as several other similar gatherings. The result is a compilation of contemplative photographs picturing recently showcased artworks alongside the individuals who help to generate interest and sell these prized pieces.
‘gallery owners and their staff are usually hidden behind large entry desks and closed office doors. but at the major art fairs I’ve visited, like new york’s armory show and art basel in miami and switzerland, they’re in plain view in their booths. As if on stage, you can see art dealers meeting with collectors,
selling and negotiating, talking on cell phones, working on laptops, and manipulating touch screens in 21st century postures newly adapted for the latest electronic devices. I found the lighting, costumes, and set design excellent for photographing these living dioramas, where the art world plays itself.’
‘art fare’ will be showcased at kopeikin gallery in los angeles, california from september 8th until through october 27th, 2012.