ERWIN WURM

Erwin Wurm (born 1954) is an Austrian artist born in Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Austria.

Since the late 1980s, he has developed an ongoing series of One Minute Sculptures, in which himself or his models in unexpected relationships with everyday objects close at hand, prompting the viewer to question the very definition of sculpture. He seeks to use the “shortest path” in creating a sculpture—a clear and fast, sometimes humorous, form of expression. As the sculptures are meant to be spontaneous and temporary, the images are only captured in photos or on film.

To make a One Minute Sculpture, the viewer has to part with his habits. Wurm’s instructions for his audience are written by hand in a cartoon-like style. Either Wurm himself or a volunteer follow the instructions for the sculpture, which is meant to put the body in an absurd and ridiculous-looking relationship with everyday objects. Whoever chooses to do one of Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures holds the pose for a minute, or the time it takes to capture the scene photographically. These positions are often difficult to hold; although a minute is very short, a minute for a One Minute Sculpture can feel like an eternity.

20131010-063548I think it’s cool how he extended one of his model’s body by putting a chair on the model’s lap. It looks like the chair is sitting on the model.

 

KEITH HARING

Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney.

Between 1980 and 1989, Haring achieved international recognition and participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His first solo exhibition in New York was held at the Westbeth Painters Space in 1981. Haring completed numerous public projects in the first half of the 80’s as well, ranging from an animation for the Spectacolor billboard in Times Square, designing sets and backdrops for theaters and clubs, developing watch designs for Swatch and an advertising campaign for Absolut vodka; and creating murals worldwide.

The now famous Crack is Wack mural of 1986 has become a landmark along New York’s FDR Drive. Other projects include; a mural created for the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty in 1986, on which Haring worked with 900 children; a mural on the exterior of Necker Children’s Hospital in Paris, France in 1987; and a mural painted on the western side of the Berlin Wall three years before its fall. Haring also held drawing workshops for children in schools and museums in New York, Amsterdam, London, Tokyo and Bordeaux, and produced imagery for many literacy programs and other public service campaigns.

ae073e66771477af9f1856afefa16905I love this picture as it shows warmth and loves that a mother gives to her child. And I think that’s way the mother is yellow and shining, as it represents a sun.

 

MARCEL WANDERS

Marcel Wanders (2 July 1963) is a Dutch designer, and art director in the Powerhouse studio in Amsterdam, who designs architectural, interior and industrial projects. He became internationally known by his iconic Knotted Chair.

Today Marcel’s powerhouse studio numbers around 50 international design specialists, and he is a prolific product and interior designer and art director, ubiquitous with over 1700+ projects to his name for private clients and premium brands such as Alessi, Bisazza, KLM, Flos, Swarovski, Puma, among scores of others.

Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, Marcel has made it his mission to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true.”

With this track record, it’s no surprise that the New York Times dubbed Marcel the “Lady Gaga of Design,” or that Business Week selected him as one of Europe’s ’25 leaders of change’. In 2006, Elle Decoration awarded Marcel the prestigious title of ‘Designer of the Year’.

In 2012, Marcel celebrated the launch of his boldest interior project to date, the aforementioned Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel, operated by the Hyatt Hotels Corporation. House in the city’s former public library,Andaz has been hailed as an experience akin to ‘Alice in Amsterdam,’ a reference to the eponymous Lewis Carroll book,Alice in Wonderland.

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First of all, I like this chair because it’s name, which is Cyborg Wood Chair. I also like this because it’s materials and colors. The materials are consists of polycarbonate and plywood for it’s back.

SANDRA BACKLUND

Sandra Backlund is a fashion designer with an exam from Becknans College Of Design in Stockholm. She graduated in 2004 and founded her own label the same year. Since then her work has the most important editors and exhibition curators in the world. In 2007 Sandra Backlund was the grand prix winner of festival international de mode & photographie in Hyeres, France.

Sandra Backlund is a designer who turns knitted clothing into a piece of art. Mostly famous for her three-dimensional collage knitting perhaps it would be more appropriate to define her as a sculptor rather than a fashion designer. Her desire to discover different materials and techniques as well as her passion for quality and tradition make Sandra’s clothes one of a kind. Her artistic skills transform knitwear to unique fascinating fashion items.

The handicraft process has always been very important for Sandra Backlund’s work. Sandra has been experimenting with a lot of different materials and techniques. Up until just recently Sandra Backlund has been doing everything herself by hand, only selling her designs on orders directly from customers, made to measure.

 

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Wurm

http://www.haring.com/!/about-haring/bio#.WJkQ_GSLQb0

http://www.marcelwanders.com/about/biography/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Wanders

http://sandrabacklund.com/info.php

http://supertacular.com/2011/05/sandra-backlund/

 

 

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