"In the mirror’s land,
Now I’m the dark,
Where the light escapes my sight,
I’m the hidden truths behind the sun,
I’m the sword that tears,
Artwork by Kate Lacour.
BJ and Richeille Formento are a husband and wife duo who first met on an assignment in 2005. As their romantic relationship grew, so did their collaborative effort as photographers. Within the past few years, the couple transitioned away from fashion photography and more toward fine art. Their recent series, The Japan Dairies is testament to their fashion-roots; meticulously-styled, incredibly cinematic, erotic and haunting all at once, the Formentos have nowhere to go but up.
"Words so tender, whispered so slowly,
heed her bittersweet caress…”
Artwork by Lenka Simeckova.
Aliza Razell :Her Photos Are Moody, Her Paintings Are Surreal, But The Combination Is Breathtaking.
Aliza Razell is an artist with a unique method: she mixes striking photos and vibrant watercolor paints. The paint layers in an explosion of color onto the photo’s realistic backdrop, transforming the scene into a strange and wonderful fantasy.
David Altmejd is a sculptor born in Montreal, Canada. He currently lives and works in New York.“When I work, the body is like a universe where I can lose myself. It is a metaphor for the landscape, nature and the mountains”, Altmejd has said. The Healers (2008), another sculpture over two metres high which is formed of wood, foam, plaster and burlap, shows wildly overlapping figures and figurative fragments – hands, wings, kneeling and kissing figures, rendered as if in the midst co-dependent, sexually charged physical agony.Equally reminiscent of baroque compositions representing the descent of the cross as well as of 19th-century public bronze sculptures commemorating battle massacres, Altmejd’s elaborate tableau, mixing handmade craft with the illusion of a digital freeze-frame palimpsest, evokes a mood of constant alchemical mutation.
Lee Boyd is an Irish artist that is diverse in his artwork and his experience. He is well-known for his mix of human figures with characterisations of animals depicting surreal narratives that he describes as ‘manimals’. If you glance at the imagery on Lee’s website you may believe that manimals is his main theme but you would be very very wrong! A painter, a sculpture, a varied artist that produces work with whatever medium suits his subject!
"I’ve been so high,
I’ve been so down,
Up to the skies,
Down to the ground.
I was so blind
I could not see,
Is not for me…”
Artwork: “Mermaid Body” by Joel Harlow.