Alexa Meade, the Politician who preferred Art

Alexa Meade is one of the coolest artists I’ve discovered this year. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science but fortunately she decided to put an end to her bureaucratic career to pursue her dream to become a professional artist in 2009.  Nowadays, she is a curious installation artist, best known for her portraits painted directly onto the human body.

Alexa takes an innovative approach to art. She describes her style of painting as a reverse Trompe-L’Oeil. Unlike a traditional Trompe-L’oeil painting which tricks the eye into thinking a 2D canvas might be a real 3D space, Alexa does the opposite, she takes the 3D world and creates the illusion that it is a 2D painting.

This Goddess travels the world creating art installations and commissioned portraits. She has exhibited her art at the Grand Palais in Paris, painted a MINI Cooper on the streets of Tokyo, Graffiti-ed Living Murals in San Francisco and also delivered a TED Talk which I really recommend.

Below, my favorite Living Paintings.

If you want to know more about this Great artist, visit Alexa’s webpage: http://www.alexameade.com/

Frida Khalo

Frida Khalo was undoubtedly one of the most important female artists of the last century. An example of strength, will and hope. She was able to channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work, using bright colors and dramatic symbolism.

Her life is very well described in the excellent movie Frida , performed by Salma Hayek

Lately, Frida Khalo is fashionable. I’ve seen many paintings, drawings, murals, even her face on t-shirts and bags. I don’t really like ‘Trends’, even less when they become massive. But I really wanted to create my own version of Frida, as a special gift for my special friend Sam, who same as Frida, is a Female Icon to me.

Mixing pencil with acrylic, markers, brilliantine and seed beads, I created my own portrait of the Icon of female creativity.

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Dublin 2016

Isosceles – Abstract duet

Contrary to most children, Maths was my favourite subject at school. Specially when dealing with Triangles. Trying to discover the lenght of the hidden side or calculate the area was like a game to me.
It seems that this affection for the triangles has developed along my life, as now a days is my favourite shape, and the one that I always try to incorporate somehow in my paintings.
The Triangle is the most spiky shape, the least bulky, the lightest. This shape is the dancer, the sparkler.

This time, combining acrylic, marker and pieces of paper, I created an abstract painting where the Isosceles Triangles are the main characters on the canvas.

Enjoy!

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Travelling with the lens to Argentina | Streeting Buenos Aires

Finally the time to write about my own country arrived!

Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries from latin america. An extensive territory that has all types of weathers and geographies: mountains, waterfalls, icebergs, rivers, deserts and vibrant cities.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of the country. As in most of metropolis, BA’s neighbourhoods are being invaded by Street Artists. Today I will be sharing with you some shots of cool graffitis I’ve found while visiting my hometown a couple of days ago.  Hope you like them!

If you ever go to Buenos Aires, I stronglly recommend you to do the Street Art Tour 

Seth Globepainter – Oh la la, What an Artist!

The Parisian artist Julien Malland, better known as Seth Globepainter, travels around the world transforming boring buildings into Colorful Masterpieces. His works are mainly in Paris, but he has taken his fantastic large scale murals also to distant countries such as India, China, Mexico, Indonesia, and Vietnam. ‘Seth’ usually works with local artists to give his pieces a local flavor.  Most of his works depicts murals of children surrounded by rainbows and vibrant colors in an surrealist athmosphere.

He released two books about his travels and street art. The last one is called “Extramuros”. It captures 3 years of his “globepainting” when he was travelling and creating around the world.

These are my favourite murals! But I super recommend you to check them all on his Flickr: SETH Globe-Painter Enjoy!

 

Quilombo – Abstract Painting

‘Quilombo’ is one of my favourite Spanish words. We, Argentineans, use it in many different situations, but one of the most common meanings is “Chaos”.

When I was paitning this Abstract, I felt a little bit chaotic and I think the result shows exactly that. Therefore, this is the name I have chosen for this piece of Art, a real Quilombo of Colors and shapes.

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Travelling with the Lens to England

Describing London it’s just too difficult. Only by visiting England’s capital city you might be able to understand how cool it is. Is the place where modern and traditional blend perfectlly together.

I found this phrase which I think pretty much describes what I think of it: “Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” ― Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 3

These is my collection of shots from London 2014/15/16 plus a Bonus Track of some Oxford pictures. Enjoy!

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

WOWed by Etam Cru

Etam Cru is an amazing Polish Street Art duo composed of artists Sainer and Bezt.
They are both successful commercial artists and freelance designers, but its their graffiti culture that has driven people crazy.
They create magical huge street art murals around the world, spreading fantastic scenes mainly related to Eastern European culture. They transform grey dull walls into epic colorful canvas, disguising the cities as art galleries.
These are some of my favourite murals.
 To know more about this great duo, visit their webpage:

Flying to the moon with @Kiki_Kogelnik

Kiki Kogelnik was an Austrian painter, sculptor and printmaker. She is considered Austria’s most important pop-related artist.

In 1961 Kogelnik moved to New York and joined a close-knit group of artists that included Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, among others. Her work during the 60’s was strongly influenced by the pop art colors and materials of the time, producing numerous brightly colored euphoric space-themed paintings. She began to use life-size cutout paper stencils of her friends to produce her paintings. In 1965 these prototype cut-outs became vinyl hanging.

Since August 2015, The Modern Art Oxford Museum is presenting the first solo exhibition in the UK of this acclaimed Austrian artist. I had the pleasure to be there. She captivated me with her simple but unique style and exuberant palette.

Fly Me To The Moon surveys the diverse practice of this remarkable artist, focusing in particular on the works produced by Kogelnik during her time in New York .

The exhibition includes a number of paintings, sculptures and drawings which reflect the tumult of the Cold War era, when the Space Race was at its height and fears of nuclear annihilation were growing.

To know more about this superb artist visit: http://www.kogelnikfoundation.org/