Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

Old/New Pieces from Archive Story to New Found Glory

Ugbad Abdi in ‘Fierce Fall Fashion‘ by Sølve Sundsbø for V Magazine, V120 Fall 2019. High design is for the dreamers. This isn’t about cloth that cuts to your frame, this is about fabrics that find the folds of the body. Here, in the sweep of succulence we see a myriad of miracles come into play. That is the heat of haute couture. Art exposes truth. Abdi’s energy doesn’t overpower the ensemble, nor does is cower to it’s strengths. 

Artistry of Modern Muppets Seen Thru Eyes of Jazzelle

Many say JazzelleUglyworldwide, is a one-woman wrecking ball of beauty. Working hard on a self proclaimed, Trail of Terror, she gives us open access to her honest excess. Recreating the purity of youth, she embraces the conceptual notion of childhood memories. This is a profound experiment of youthful exuberance coupled with raw, emotional power. Art is an exploratory exercise, one that takes advantage of our fluid thought process. 

Exploring the Art of Body Painting in 'Kunst Am Körper'

Pierre Debusschere captures the Art of Beauty in ‘Kunst Am Körper’ in Vogue Germany, June 2019. Body art beckons us to become one with our creative surroundings. Completely painted faces provide a costumed effect, allowing the mind to meander in the field of fantasy. Through the art of unknowing we find out who we are. Linear angles drive abstract inclinations, inspiring us to explore new ideas. 

Saskia & Stella Dare Clothes 2 Dance in 'Tanz Der Kleider'

Saskia De Brauw, Stella Tennant dare clothes to dance in ‘Tanz Der Kleider’ by Daniel Jackson for Vogue Germany, June 2019. In English ‘Tanz Der Kleider’ means The Clothes Dance, a telling title for this stunning editorial. This is a statement that speaks to the dynamic energy of clothes separate from the person wearing them. There’s a vitality and vigor that fills the fabric. 

Social Media Speaks Mediocrity Threatens Future of Fine Minds

Sora ChoiGigi Hadid, Daan Duez, Maoro Bultheel & Clement Chabernaud let their duality shine by Willy Vanderperre for Document Journal Spring/Summer 2019. Vanderperre aims to abolish mediocrity through methods of creativity. Trick photography captures the theme with a wild array of special effects employed. I see this story as echoing the evolutionary arc. This is a play on evolution, as versions of the person split within the same shot. 

Jazzelle Falls Into Fluid Shadows as She Flies Into Light

Jazzelle Zanaughtti falls into the fluid shadows as she flies into the light in “Hallucinatory reality” shot by Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones for King Kong Magazine, SS 2-19. Often hailed as a Pioneer in the Garment Construction Industry, Iris van Herpen has taken gorgeous to a global level. Fashion is fused with 3-D printing techniques, the evocation of which otherworldly artistry isn’t a new concept. 

Voice Lays On Tracks Like Whiskey Over Broken Glass

Billie Eilish’s brand of brilliancy blends with Takashi Murakami outlandish excess, in captivating cover by Juno Calypso for Garage Magazine. There tends to be individuals in all societies who challenge tradition. Thereby shaping true change. Billie seems to be one of those rare people. I cannot deny, I’m drawn to her deep interest in the avant-garde. I find her countenance utterly compelling. 

Maike Inga's Modern Mime Delivers a Dose of Dramedy

Maike Inga calls to the spirit of Pierrot in ‘Paper Hat’ by Jamie Hawkesworth for Love Magazine, SS 2019. Maike plays Pierrot, a sad clown, who’s history goes back to 1660, at Palais-Royal theatre in Paris. The mysteries of the modern mime are captured in this poetic picture of street pantomime. A dramatic study in artistic emotion. She sinks into the dimensions of the many parts, breathing life into every one. 

 Sølve Sundsbø Explores High Art of Trick Photography

Sabah Koj, Lily Nova, Amber Witcomb and HyunJi Shin step inside the Sølve Sundsbø ride for Stern MODE Magazine. Sundsbø invites us to fly to the very edges of the mind’s eyes. Imploring us to let go of our limitations and stretch the imagination. This is a place inside where harmony hides. The cultural corner of aesthetic aspiration. A spot where your soul is set free. Here we see life and all it’s mysteries unfold. 

Gigi + Fei Fei Cover Vogue Hong Kong's Inaugural Issue

These winged creatures call to the wild like the beating heart of a new borne child. With voices strong and limbs so long… of beauty they do nothing but simply become. Art is a faction of fusion from one beating heart to the next. Aching to evolve the cypress branch of beauty does crawl. Up o’re the tree of knowledge proud… we raise our voices… speaking loud. For this is where our truth does lie… in the cradled arms of the somber sky. 

Revel in the Redolent Reflection of 1994 Re-Edition Mag

Rianne Van Rompaey revels in redolent reflection of 1994 by Mert & Marcus for Re-Edition Magazine Issue 11. Rianne’s dynamic look can go from natural to neo-natural with the blink of an eye. She is not a placid person. Her emotions are raw and real with feelings that run deep. Exposing the memories to a tantalizing twist. She travels back in time to explore the annals of the mind, expressing this excess with genuine authenticity. 

Hang High In Sky... This Is My Reason... This Is My Why

Ansley Gulielmi searches for her center at the ‘Dunes’ by Txema Yeste for Numero #201, March 2019. To celebrate the sky in all it’s glory. To pay homage to the past as we honor the land that feeds and the sea that surrounds. The rivers rage unto the sea ever changing in majesty… to ebb and flow wild and free winds of change blow in harmony. Art is a construct art is a rhyme, ever cherished the chimes of time.