David Leitner is a visual artist based in Vienna. Leitner’s work features a strong relationship with both line and painting, yet we’re really enjoying the simplistic but carefully executed and somewhat cerebral compositions of this artist.
A juried photobook retreat with Todd Hido, Alex Webb, Mark Steinmetz, Andrea Modica, Aperture, Leica, TBW books and more.
The Chambers Project will be presenting Justin Lovato’s solo show Qualia in their Nevada City, CA gallery on September 22, 2018. This showcase of artwork features original paintings, drawings, and limited edition screen prints. Lovato will create an immersive installation in the gallery, encouraging an experience in his radiant and detailed works, which are inspired by natural landscapes that filter through his unique lens, producing psychedelic scenes in an attempt to reveal alternate dimensions.
neurotitan gallery in Berlin has brought together Stephan Bontje, Jacco Bunt (who we interviewed a few months back) and Nazif Lopulissa for a collective exhibition titled TRADITIONS. It’s the result of an artistic dialogue between the three Dutch artists on how images, forms, and symbols constitute our cultural and individual identity, and raises the question of how these culturally shaped and formative sign systems overlap and stimulate each other across national borders. Inspired and influenced by Rotterdam’s urbanity, the artists continue their research into the signs and patterns on which our visual communication is based in Berlin. The exhibition is part of Urban Art Week Berlin.
Sitting in front of a blue seamless background he had set up for a demonstration, Bryan Derballa explained to us, “Photography is always problem-solving. Something’s going on, how do you make it work?”
One of the artists we were excited to meet and see work during the 2018 Nuart Festival in Stavanger, Norway was Berlin-based, Jan Vormann. Vormann has gained notoriety in a fascinating way, especially apart from his more conceptual gallery work. He has become known as the Lego Man, as his Dispatchwork project has seen him go around the world using Legos to replace cracks and damages in the urban landscape
World-renowned tattoo and fine artist Jun Cha just revealed a limited edition series of skulls sculpted from Carrara marble, titled CAPO. Transcending tattooing into sculpture, Cha studied in the mountains of the Apuan Alps under local masters in both classic and modern sculpting in the province of Carrara, Italy. To coincide with the release, Cha premiered this digital short previewing the creative process.
A couple of weeks ago we introduced a great capsule that Vans released in collaboration with Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and more recently, we came across another amazing tribute to the legendary Dutch painter.
We’re getting closer to the last call for regular submissions to the A’ Design Awards & Competition! We’ve been looking through last year’s submissions and posting some of our favorites. This time, we’re featuring work from winners in the Photography and Photo Manipulation category, and the Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design category.