The “Tuulitehtaat” (Wind Factory in english) exhibition at Gallery Art FRIDA in Helsinki (17.8-5.9.2013, Korkeavuorenkatu 25, Helsinki) features the work of Zamuel Hube, the Helsinki based painter from Pori. Zamuel is a lover and inventor of Ship-houses that produce wind with its different movements of the sails. Last monday, after visiting FRIDA Gallery, I had the opportunity to meet Zamuel Hube in his small and cute studio. We talked about many things but what I would like to underline is his way of imagining and acting. “When you have something new, you get excited. And I start immediately to paint” he said. “The excitement of the first idea gives energy and life to the painting. As a viewer, you can feel this moment”. I totally agree about his words, I got very surprised when I saw the wind inventors, the mix of colors of the skies and seas… I mean, I can tell you that the whole painting is a fantasy story full of wind and movement.
Zamuel Hube’s paintings open your mind to the imagination. In his last exhibition, Tuulitehtaat, Zamuel adds small texts to his artworks as a help to understand better the function of the inventions and to approach the audience to the meaning of the artwork. hahahhaha! I laugh a lot when I heard this, because when you are reading the text you get block and you get more surprised about the painting instead of understanding better the whole story. hahahaha! Crazy and beautiful moment. Hyvää Zamuel, Nice to meet you!
Here you have a small example of Tuulitetaat and his website www.droppi.com/zamuelhube
White T-shirt + some flour paints = An aggressive attack of an innocence shark! ;-)
Helsinki City Attacks with its spring – summer time. Now people is in the street enjoying sun, making some picnics and sharing with friends their winter experiences! hahahha! Please, Helsinki City attacks! SUN, SUN, SUN and outside live music!!
Why a shark attack? After several months of winter and cold weather…Finns people need the aggressiveness and strength of a big shark to catch and live best moments of the sunny and lightness of spring-summer days!
Handmade in Helsinki.
The “speed” of sharks
In general, sharks swim (“cruise”) at an average speed of 8 kilometres per hour (5.0 mph) but when “feeding or attacking”, the average shark can reach speeds upwards of 19 kilometres per hour (12 mph). The shortfin mako shark, the fastest shark and one of the fastest fish, oh oh oh oh!!! can burst at speeds up to 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph).The great white shark is also capable of speed bursts. These exceptions may be due to the warm-blooded.
UN POCO DE SANGRE CALIENTE!!!!!
Killing for love is a Jose Gonzalez’s song…hahhahaha! Killing for Love!
KORJAAMO is a large culture factory (kulttuuritehdas in suomi) of Helsinki. Designed with lots of nature details, wood, Scandinavian furniture designs and minimalist style. They have amazing programme, building and spaces for being relaxed and around artistic pieces. Last monday, I went to there. I was very curious to know more about what was happening there. I met with a comfortable bar, art gallery, bookshop and concert/theatre place. Yess! and the prices of the gigs have a good price (8€, 10€, 12€). In the art gallery, there is this exhibition of these 2 artist: Mari Hokkanen ” Set & Setting” as a photographer and Ilari Hautamäki “Stargazing” as painter.
The works of photographer Mari Hokkanen often have a strong performative character and she often performs as her own model. This photos are based on stories, set in a scenery that Hokkanen has constructed herself. “…The ambiguity of images is an important element in my work. The exhibition title Set & Setting not only refers to the staged worlds, but also to the imagination of people when they view my works. I always tell my own story, offering one interpretation. As spectators, we project our own set of values to the works we encounter, and finally, our interpretations are representations of a personal mental settings”, says Mari.
The paintings of Ilari Hautamäki are abstract landscapes with some figurative elements. The starting point of the grid is the idea of virtual space, computer graphics of 1980s, and the aesthetics of old computer games. The exhibition title is Stargazing, refers to astronomy and stellar and planetary observations. And also, it means dreams and dreaming of something – the gazing at the stars.
Rick Genest “The Zombie Boy” from Montreal. Some interviews that I read about him, he said that his dream was to become a zombie and nowadays, he is the canadian born Zombie Boy thanks to skeletal body painting and macabre tattoos in his full body (hands, head, face…). In some fashion and bizarre blogs and magazine they asked to Rick, Are you a tattoo lover or Zombie fan? He said- I am a Zombie lover and the only way of being is painting and decorating my body with tattoos. MUGLER men fashion design brand chose him as the new image of his new collection of F/W 2011-2012 “Anatomy of change” and he was the muse of creative director Nicola Formichetti.
As you can read, Rick Genest is a piece of art for many Fashion Design brands. And one year ago, a make up brand chose him for testing the good cover of its products. Go beyond the cover: Behind the scenes. Look at it!
Nerea Kandina, Nermaid. Illustrator. Painter. Photographer and Surfing Lover.
Nerea Kandina is a curious and active woman. Illustrator. Painter. Photographer and Surfing Lover. All of this prove her way of living and feeling. Some months ago, her artworks were in a cute and small art gallery of Bilbao, Arrópame. I got impressed with colors, materials and feelings that her pieces transmit to me. Pure and humble. Simplicity. Relaxed. Now she has presented to a Quiksilver Championship, “Looking for your Art”. She can be the embassador of Quiksilver and can show her artwork around the world. Good chance as an artist. On 14th of November, she is going to know the result. Good Luck!
As she said, she likes to paint and sing since she was a child. Her first enjoyable game was drawing. And of course, she continues doing the same till nowadays. Yess! This is the attitude…don’t stop doing what you like most. Don’t forget the pure feelings of doing something that you like.
Here you have one song and her paintings.
This Russian Art Collective, AES + F, they create a new way of viewing the biblical moment of the reincarnation. The new Reincarnation. As one of the members says “this is the idea of some kind of new humanity, new man – maybe he will have a tail? We think humankind will have some kind of mutation in the future”. In my opinion, they have achieved perfectly the combination between old insight with contemporany technologies, tools and cloths. I like the small and important details of movement of the hands, mouths and posture of the actors. They have developed a signature style of photography and high-end production, producing surrealistic art films rife with mythological and theological imagery.
AES+F comprises conceptual artists, Tatiana Arzamasova and Lev Evzovich, graphic designer Evgeny Svyatsky and fashion photographer Vladimir Fridkes. They define their artworks as the union between Calvin Klein and Caravaggio. They have made some other films like this, such as Feast of Trimalchio.