MUOKKAA: SHIMMER IN THE EYES

Since 2010 we’ve spent some good hours glued to Instagram, no matter if it’s to upload our mirror selfies, to make people jealous of those 8 cinnamon rolls we’re about to eat or to promote our latest work to an audience whose origin ranges from the smallest town to the coolest loft in Brooklyn. We also “invest” hours being nosey in everything that pops on our newsfeed; fun is ensured no matter what you follow, tits, arses or Art. Art on Instagram is Muokkaa‘s case. This Madrid based Spanish designer makes an effort and each and every one of his posts melts our retinas in pleasure. He actually makes us want to learn how to 3D. Fart for everyone, friends.

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ELMØ: HALF BELOW BUT SO HIGH

One of those things that are to a Friday like Paracetamol to a hungover. Your eyes will take their time to comprehend the grandiosity of new Tepr‘s video, “Half Below”; from the smoking keyboard to the fake teeth in urgent need for an odontologic revision, the piece is a succession of ideas, movement, colours and rhythm.
“Half Below” has the signature of Elmø (like the Sesame Street dude but with the Scandinavian ø that hell knows how it’s pronounced). This Parisien studio is multidisciplinary, multidimensional and multiclient; we’re still regretting why they weren’t around when we were kids to design a proper Crash Bandicoot. Happy weekend!
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UMBERTO DAINA: BYE PAINT, HELLO 3D

They say, they gossip, that Microsoft is going to make to his fantastic, nostalgic and borbonic (’cause he looks like the inbred outcome of two far cousins) Paint programme what common sense did to blu-ray; erase it from History taking with it  afternoons, presentations and 3rd grade essay titles full of fun and cognitive and eye suffering.
We don’t know if it’s true, if, while stroking a white cat, Bill Gates will throw away one of the last reminders of our pre-Adobe childhood. A whole generation started there; maybe Umberto Daina did too. This Italian 3D master, graphic designer and filmmaker, belongs to a world that is sweet and disturbing; it’s like that 2007 trend of pink skulls, but with nothing to do with it, exactly. His hairy figures, flying sprays, his pinks and blues convince us that the future, at least, looks nice.
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CHRISTTO & ANDREW: FUCK YOU, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

When we speak about the Arab world, a lot of cliché images come up to our minds: burkas, Aladdin, kebabs, Lawrence of Arabia, yihad, Daesh, camels, moustaches in turbans, flying carpets and more Daesh. Not much more finds space in our concept of “arabesque”.
But, what happens when a Southafrican and a Puertorican travel to Doha (Qatar) and decide to demolish all the Oriental archetypes that Occident media show us? That’s how the work by Christto Sanz and Andrew Weir is born; kitsch photography of ladies in jilbabs in soap opera actress pose and drinking Coke in the middle of the dessert. An african-puertorican look that talks about the malleability of identity and the mix of East/West cultures in such a globalized word. Sand pop under the view of two geniuses; death to the bland Eastern archetype, long live to the baklava flavoured party!

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POLLY PENROSE: 10 SECONDS

Fitting in was never easy; the human being was born to live in society in the same extend it was born to be rejected by it. Like the weird shaped Tetris piece that ruins your game, sometimes we can not avoid feeling that mental itch that makes us question what are we exactly doing in that birthday party where everybody speaks Spanish and you don’t even know who the celebrated one is.
Polly Penrose wants to fit in in the world. That’s how “Body of Work” could be described; a project of self portraits and nudism where Penrose interacts with every object, space, curtain or chair she finds on her way. The self-timer and the possibility of bruising is this London based photographer’s bread and butter. Polly Penrose embodies plasticity and intrigue in 10 seconds of magic.
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CLAYTON CUBITT: THE FREAKS

In every primary school classroom there’s always a kid in the last row, being all shy and picking his nose, nibbling on the eraser or his own tshirt collar and that goes into 404 Error everytime he hears “Physical Education”. This kids are usually the “freaks” and they get to extreme conducts in their adulthood due to their uniqueness: they turn into KKK members, drug addicts or in geniuses.

We’re not sure if Clayton Cubitt was one of the weird ones chewing his shoelaces, but it’s obvious witnessing his work that he’s a genius. Nudes behind curtains, albinos, horse-women fashion shootings or a whole book dedicated to Die Antwoord are some of the ingredients that feed the imagery of this more than well known American photographer. Going on his web is a references slap on the face. Clayton Cubitt, you’re entering the La Monda Olympus!

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MELCHOR BOCANEGRA: THAT DIRTY PINK

Besides having the coolest name, thing that we love, Melchor Bocanegra has won our hearts with his “Pink Ladies” series in which we portrays characters in that dirty-pastel-rotten-pink wonderful colour. Here we can see a completely new modality of fishmongers cheap bling, ladies painted like hoes and a sort of Virgin Mary crying what it looks like milk. You know which one of the Three Wise Men we’re choosing, right?

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