What's this? a sponsored post? Yes folks a sponsored post, you know I don't do to many of these, in fact I think this is the first one that I haven't given anything away. I usually turn down these types of things to keep my message and aesthetic consistent but when I had the chance to post about this collaboration I felt the message fit right in. I instantly related to Pasquale Natuzzi as I had one of his sofas for quite a while. Fabrizio Plessi's work was new to me but I think his artistic flare will compliment the Natuzzi line. The "energy" used in this production will be represented by Lava.
"Fabrizio Plessi" describes his collaboration with Natuzzi: «My work has always been to raise the emotional temperature of the video and enhance it with memory, conscience and passion. Since many years also the humanization of technology is an essential basis of my poetics. That’s way my collaboration with Pasquale Natuzzi was unavoidable: it’s almost a biological link, we have a vision of the future that has its roots in a common – ancestral and primordial – origin of our history and culture»."
I know I am using the term “modern art” loosely and I am by no means an expert of any kind on the subject of art or modern art. I was recently turned on to Saatchi Online, a destination for artists to share and sell their original artwork. With some pieces you can even purchase prints. I thought it was nice that they offer quite a few different search criteria so that you can find exactly what you are looking for. Wow, this is starting to sound like a sponsored post, it’s not. I took the time to look through about 20 pages or so and picked out a few that caught my eye.
I am really digging on the style of Rafael Gerlach aka SatOne. The flowing minimal shapes mix with an abstract concept make for a really nice composition. These modern works of art are likes clouds in a sense, you could stare at these and see all sorts of shapes, animals, people and who knows what else.
Gerlach aka SatOne constructed with its non-Euclidean geometric abstractions and futuristic-sounding forms a formal but not tangible world, a world in which the spatial effect exists without being a predetermines by classical laws of physics in severity. Gerlach balance between constructivist and clarity futuristic departure from classical geometry defined notions recites microscopic forms, visualized bold and visionary quantum physics or ban, in the style of classic science fiction, fantasy and reality to hyperspace on canvas.
When I came across the photographic work of Scott Frances, I was really taken back. It wasn’t only the subject matter but it was the precise clarity in which these mid century interiors and architecture were captured. Scott has stood and absorbed some amazing places, I can almost feel the reverence and respect that he has for his subjects as I look through these stunning images. I love that he was raised in a home filled with mid century furniture. I asked Scott if I could share some of his work, I believe I can speak for everyone, thanks Scott!
These stunning hand blown glass sculptures remind me of a grouping of tress from a kids video game or cartoon or maybe even candy like. The simplified shapes placed in groups make for an amazing transparent piece of art. Simply beautiful!
The Woods is the second collaboration between the Norwegian design studios StokkeAustad and Andreas Engesvik, Oslo. Our inspiration was found in the forests and the lights of the North. A tree changing colours and transparency through the seasons is a fascinating process that we wanted to capture in this glass object. The unique, free standing glass sculpture The Woods, is a made out of hand blown glass. Each sculpture consists of seven trees – joined in two separate sections.
Barcelona based artist Guim Tió Zarraluki has a pretty unique and distinctive style. His portraits have a stoic feel while the subjects are painted in a simplistic color blocking. I really like these images, I understand that they may not be every ones cup of tea but they really provide a questioning feeling for the viewer.