DAVID ALTMEJD: FLUX FLOWS

Flux. If you also had to look up what that means, you probably went to Wikipedia and found ten different meanings for the word in Science, Technology, Medicine and Arts. It’s time for a wake- up call for the Wikipedians though, because Flux is also the name David Altmejd gave to one of his works; “The Flux and the Puddle”, 2014. And, moreover, the name given to Altmejd’s retrospective in the Musée d’Arts Moderne in Paris.

We can only describe what Flux looks like;a mix of shapes and organs in gestation and crystals in formation, a universe of mixed dreams and nightmares. It’s plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, Sharpie ink, wood, coffee grounds, polyurethane foam. It’s another form of beauty.

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

CHAD WYS: HE’S NOT JUST ANOTHER ONE

If we got a penny (very anglophile of us, considering we use euros) everytime we hear that someone is “reinventing the classics”, we would get to be very rich. Unfortunately, we’re more of the red-number and loose coins in the wallet type; hearing that an artist is renewing the old is daily bread.

We must admit, though, that Chad Wys a whole different ballgame. A new kind of bread. This Visual Culture graduate from Illinois changes Contemporary Art references building colourful little Frankenstein’s monsters. Wys is apparently obsessed with meaning; talking about Dadaism and Conceptual Art, he creates reinterpretations as classic as modern they are, using bright painting, nails and busts. Shape, functionality, repetition and exclusivity have different significance in his work. Besides his art, we have to highlight the collaboration he’s done with English fashion brand Lulu&Co. People like Chad Wys make us gladly hear repetitive descriptions.

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chad wys visual artist art colour spray

FOEKJE FLEUR IS IN LOVE WITH CONTAINERS

Early in his youngster years, a bleached hair youngster started taking pics to something as common as a washing powder container. Today we want to highlight dutch Foekje Fleur’s work, who is more contemporaneous and concerned about current issues. As she doesn’t want to spend a penny on her inspiration process, she just collects rubbish from the shores of the Mosa river that crosses Rotterdam, her birthplace, underlining one of the various ecology problems nowadays. Her best features are plastic containers, no matter if they are of washing powder, shampoo o water bottles, from which she creates moulds to make an exact reproduction in porcelain. A delight for those collectors of the bizarre and extravagant, there’s no better way of decorating your house than with a pop piece.