Experimenting with Military Concepts - Color, Materials, Vintage Furnishing Trims & Styling
Delighted to have discovered Imi Keubel this week, after reading that he has a show opening today at White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey, his first London exhibition in his 50 year career. I'm currently finding his work so inspiring! His bold, abstracted color, clean, graphic nature, and his unusual color combinations are endlessly fresh and feel perfect right now.....Happy :)
Born in Dessau, Germany, 75 years ago - no less! Imi studied applied arts at the Darmstadt School of Arts and Crafts, following the theories of Johannes Itten and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy of the Bauhaus. He spent the next 7 years studying under Joseph Beuys at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf....what an enviable experience all round! The results of which can be seen in a smattering of my favorite pieces below.
Exploded, messy Plaids and Weaves....or a crazy game of Jack Straws!!
YELLOW - Resort 16 Runway Instagram round up! follow me @tread_gold
Biggest Hits -
FLORAL - from Soft and Romantic, Tiny to Exploded scales, to Bold and Painterly or Tropical.
STRIPES - Bold, Multi Color to Color Families, Vertical to Horizontal to ZigZag
OVERSIZED GEO'S and PSYCHEDELIA - Painterly to Clean, Sharp and Graphic to Ethnic.
And everything in between!
Top: Fendi; Fendi; Altuzarra
Bottom: Carolina Herrara: Carolina Herrara; Calvin Klein
Inspired by the vibrant colors and graphic, clean compositions in the paintings of Alex Katz....and dreams of long hot lazy summer days to a soundtrack of Paul Weller's The Style Council! A palette of warm brights, grounded with deep forest green, natural vachetta, white and an acid note to pop! And some vintage inspired materials for print bases such as light weight terry cloth, sub silk linen mixed with the moderns of neoprene, rubberized matt leather finishes and rich vachetta which naturally ambers with age.......
Kats People Paintings...long hot summer passing by...
With an exhibition currently on at the Tate Modern in London, Sonia Delaunay certainly seems to be an overarching influence currently in Fashion. This is nothing new! She seems to be a constant source of inspiration to the Design Industry and the Art World for her multitude of studies in the integration of color, and exploration of the interception of soft and hard geometric shapes.
Russian born Sonia Delaunay started out with painting at Art School in Germany, then Paris, but before long began creating Designs for Textiles, Apparel though Courturiers and also Stage Production Costumes. All were continued explorations in the same interception of color and geometric layout from small repeating scales to oversized and placed shapes.
Needless to say, I am looking forward to the possibility that the Sonia Delaunay Show will make it to New York City before too long. Long may she Influence!
A great show I checked out today - the Annual 'Artist-In-Residence' program for students in New York City Public Elementary Schools at The Guggenheim Museum.
Kids are so darn creative!! We can learn so much from their spontaneity and collaborative nature when exploring new media and ways to express themselves.