Crayon photography: Christian Faur
Welcome to King of Senses. A small compendium of beautiful things that will make your taste buds clap, your eyes tear with emotion and your ears surrender to beats from all over the world. Wine, food, photography, music, design, advertising, beauty and happiness. Enjoy!
I was browsing one of my favorite music genres on Youtube and came across this. The English National Opera and Sky Arts teamed with 3 outstanding visual artists: Dougal Wilson (Director of music videos for LCD Soundsystem, Coldplay, Goldfrapp, etc); Werner Herzog (Director amongst other things of “My son, My son, What have ye done”, a new version of Aeschylus’ Orestia, originally performed by a killer during the 70’s which I personally didn’t love but found interesting) and Sam Taylor-Wood who recently directed “Nowhere Boy”, a movie about John Lennon’s childhood.
Descriptions and curricula aside, these guys made three short films for the English National Opera Season and brought the good old fashioned genre to the XXI century videoclip format. For your beautiful eyes and ears: Sky Arts Opera Shorts.
This artist from Chicago takes surgery to a whole new level. He manipulates the pages and spines of different books and then dissects them by using surgical instruments. The catch? He doesn’t add anything new…he just removes parts of the book in order to expose what’s already there. In an era where information is showed in digital formats in real time and it can be accessed by clicking rather than turning pages, this books show a new way of interaction with the traditional medias. It is also a way to reveal -or build- new stories out of old ones.
“My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception” Brian Dettmer.
For your dissection coffe table: Brian Dettmer.
Just discovered this Mexican artist and I’m in love with his work. The way his sketches cross the barrier between reality and well…other realities is just amazing. The carefully presented objects and the way his characters interact with them makes you think twice about their context and shows how easily this artist offer an alternative world… a world within worlds. For your beautiful brain: Hugo Lugo.