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16 June, 2019 - No Comments!

4 — Jamie Reid

Jamie Reid's best-known work is possibly the one he made for the Sex Pistols, including the portrait of Queen Cecil Beaton with a safety pin on the cover of Never Mind the Bollocks, Here the Sex Pistols. This appeared in number two in a survey by Rolling Stone magazine of the best covers of rock albums of all time. He also worked on the Sex Pistons movie The Great Rock and Roll Swindle. Since then he has continued to collaborate in the music industry to this day.

Jamie Reid

Anarchist and influential British artist, Jamie Reid was born in 1947 in London, England. Raised in a politically active family, he studied at Croydon College in London, where he studied art and met his classmate Malcolm McLaren, the future manager of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols. After leaving Croydon Art College in 1970, he co-founded Suburban Press, where he developed his unique style. But several reasons Reid was forced to leave Suburban Press and the city of London to come back later and reconnect with MacLaren and consequently with the Sex Pistols.

Soon the Sex Pistols became the face of English punk rock and part of that possibly was due to Reid. His work with this group was so close that he was co-author of the song Anarchy in the U.K. The cover of that album with others finally became art and defining symbols of an era and the Sex Pistols in particular.

After the end of the Sex Pistols in 1978 and the disappearance of the British punk scene, Jamie Reid continued working as an artist, infusing his work with his political inclinations. He has worked with several artists to protest against nuclear weapons, racism and a fairer criminal justice system. For much of the 80s and 90s, he worked with the world music group Afro Celt Sound System.

26 May, 2019 - No Comments!

3 — Alebrijes

The alebrijes are sculptures native to Mexico that were born from a dream that Pedro Linares had. In his dream he had a "magical" encounter with these mythical and surreal people. After regaining consciousness, Pedro devoted his life to pay tribute to these characters who had saved his life in his time.

Alebrije

The beauty of the alebrijes lies in the complexity and authenticity of its elaboration. Not only because of its technique at sculptural level to create fantastic and fused animals, but for the richness of the art used in each piece, since there is a harmony in patterns, colors and movement that makes it very captivating and hypnotizing.

A dream. An artist. A legend that became a fundamental part of the Mexican culture and roots.

 

18 May, 2019 - No Comments!

2 — Spirograph

Spirograph is a toy released on the market in 1967. Since then there have been many reeditions to this day.

These mechanical drawings are made with wheels with gears that guide the pen, everything rotates finally creating hypnotic figures. Everything revolves around something that in the end is nothing. Although these drawings are done mechanically, this does not exclude them from small irregularities, this fact gives them a freshness that we can not achieve by making these designs with the computer.

All this is what the artist Mary Wagner achieves with her large-format pieces. with machines that she does herself.

Spirograph figura

8 May, 2019 - No Comments!

1 — Kintsukuroi

Kintsukuroi, a Japanese technique of the fifteenth century consisted of mainly repairing ceramic objects , joining the broken parts with gold lacquer, silver or platinum. This way the piece became unique by showing the beauty of its wounds.

The artist Rachel Sussman does this in her project called Sidewalk Kintsukuroi, intervening in streets, sidewalks or walls of the city of New York.

técnica japonesa

The curious and beautiful thing about all this is to see how many mediocre or bland pieces, after being repaired with this technique, turn into beautiful collectors' pieces.