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Tina Berning & Michelangelo Di Battista @ CameraWork | Berlin

8 Sep


Tina Berning & Michelangelo di Battista, Face/project, Constance, 2010

Tina Berning & Michelangelo di Battista, Face/project, Pernille, 2010

Tina Berning & Michelangelo di Battista, Face/project, Emily, 2010

Tina Berning & Michelangelo di Battista, Face/project, Mirte, 2010

Tina Berning & Michelangelo di Battista, Face/project, Denisa, 2010

CAMERA WORK gallery will show a solo exhibition of the artists Tina Berning and Michelangelo Di Battista in Berlin for the first time.

More than 30 works, most of them unique pieces, will be on display in the exhibition. Within their collaboration, Tina Berning and Michelangelo Di Battista blur the boundaries between fashion photography, drawing, and painting. The two artists met for the first time on the occasion of a photo shoot for VOGUE ITALIA in the summer of 2007. The two started working together and quickly realized the great potential of their creative collaboration. During the shooting Tina Berning and Michelangelo Di Battista noticed that they had entered a territory together which had already previously captured each of them individually. Ignoring the computer’s possibilities for manipulation, they combined their fields of work, photography, and drawing, anachronistically in an analogue way.

Michelangelo di Battista‘s portraits of women (including super models Claudia Schiffer, Amber Valetta, and Julia Stegner) – complemented by Tina Berning‘s applications, comments, and paintings – seem to function as a stock-check and an analysis of contemporary feminine beauty. By merging the two disciplines, the superficial masquerade is being destroyed and the portrayed women are thus given a new level of complexity. The drawings engage with the photographs and let the images become complex blueprints of the essence of the portrayed. In their work, Tina Berning and Michelangelo Di Battista create a subjective, critical but at the same time tender view on women. This large-scale continuation of their artistic collaboration for VOGUE ITALIA displays the hubris and frailty of femininity, which is reflected on the surface of the media. The photos reveal the challenging, yet at the same time sublime charisma of the women portrayed. They seem to dissolve from their medial image  to re-emerge precisely through them, powerful and musing, sensitive and beautiful, mature and self-determined.

The exhibition ‘FACE/project’ will be on display at CAMERA WORK gallery in Berlin for eight weeks.

P.S. You cn check out the previous post for more of Lovely Tina Berning 🙂

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The gap between what it is and what we see

3 Sep

Genius drawings by amazing Berlin-based Tina Berning! I just loooove the way she depicts human faces…checking her out is  must! 🙂

available again!!! |

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1 Sep

‘Lucid, dreamy and vibrant illustrations reflect the enticing inner world of highly regarded artist, Daniel Egnéus. With no formal education except for life itself.

Via 2agenten & Daniel Egnéus

Defragmention Of Beauty

23 Jul

Fashion + Photography + Illustration = it just couldn’t get any better right ;D

This is part of an editorial of the latest 25 Magazine. While Marcin Tyszka photographs Abbey Lee Kershaw, Anja Rubik, Karlie Kloss, Maryna Linchuk, Constance Jablonski, Alana Zimmer, Valerija Kelava, Shu Pei and Karmen Pedaru, awesome graphic designer and illustrator Tomek Sadurski transforms the photos into whimsical mix media illustrations…more of his work coming sooon!!

Style | Barbara Martelo

via Fashion Gone Rouge

Hand drawn!

16 Jul

At a glimpse they may look like some pretty sharp photos, but actually all those pictures are hand drawn with a humble Bic ballpoint pen! Can you believe that?

Human eye can be fooled so easily!

Spanish artist Juan Francisco Casas, who’s probably 33 at the time of writing this, uses up to four 14p ballpoint pens to create his stunningly photorealistic drawings, measuring up to 10ft (3 meters) high.

The use of penballs makes his drawings even more peculiar, which certainly has played a big role in his way to success.

Arturo Elena Illustration!!!

1 Jul

Amazing illustration by Spanish self-taught artist Arturo Elena. The path of his life is as interesting as his art and again – so much is about the details!

via Bluetramontana Style

Minjae Lee

20 Jun

Genius 21-year old artist Minja Lee from South Korea. So stunning…

Elle Girls

13 Jun


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Sylvia Ji Illustrations

21 Apr


Thanks to bylilsis today I discovered illustrator Sylvia Ji from San Francisco. Although her style is a little ‘too sexy’ for my taste, I am very impressed by her technique and I also like her influences. A lot of her works reminded me of art I’ve seen before – Marie Antoinette (like in Sofia Coppola’s movie), Frida Kahlo in terms of composition and way of self portraiting and that video from the making of the “World of Women & Supreme”  by Paul Rowland and Nicholas Grasa for a special edition of V Magazine…

“Born in 1982, a native of San Francisco, Sylvia Ji’s artistic ability is akin to another time and place. Her work encapsulates an alluring beauty that is both cutting edge and a nod to time-honored technique. Hauntingly beautiful images brimming with sexual provocation mix with a sense of consternation, hinting that all is not as well as it may initially appear.

Some of her paintings are symbolic reflections of herself, portraits of people she knows or just nameless faces set in a landscape of fleeting and decaying beauty. She graduated with distinction from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco with a BFA in traditional illustration and already had her first ambitious and successful solo show while still in her last year of school. Since then, she has been in high demand, keeping continuously engaged in an onslaught of numerous shows across the nation. She currently resides in Souther California.”

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