My work and what inspires it -
Nearly three years ago, amidst skepticism and intrigue, Raf Simons became Creative Director of one of the last remaining couture houses in the world. His earlier minimalist work meant he was far from the obvious choice to take the reigns of the opulence and grandeur that is The House of Dior. All reservations vanished with his debut collection, however, as he sent his models walking through a patina’d Parisian mansion dripping in wall-to-ceiling flowers of every variety.
The development of his work was captured and seen for the first time this year in the highly-aniticipated documentary, Dior and I. In one of my favorite cinematic moments of the year, we see Raf cry backstage as he watches his collection blossom in front of his eyes. This moment of unabashed happiness coincides with barely-moving shots of women modeling the new collection to summarize the culmination of his labor of love. -Garrett Flemming
If this painting is really what the detail image looks like, I want to dive in and swim in it all day
After Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera shut her belongings in a bathroom at their Mexico City home, the Blue House – then demanded it be locked until 15 years after his death. In fact, the room wasn’t opened until 2004, when Ishiuchi Miyako photographed its intimate contents. Here are the artists’ beloved belongings, from sunglasses to handpainted corsets.
Frida by Ishiuchi Miyako is at Michael Hoppen Gallery, London SW3, from May 14 - July 12
Oh. and why haven't I thought to do this yet?! HELLO?! I need this for my next birthday:
I'm working on a group of new paintings that will be finished soon! :D I won't be able to post images of most of them for a while because many of them are for a show of mine this September and others I'll be submitting to different galleries- but just to say I have new stuff in the works ;)
I (very) sadly haven't been able to paint near as much lately and now, I'm incredibly excited to say I can finally start diving back in!
To start out my jump back in here's some inspiration from the great Mike Kelley -