Barcelona based artist and art director Carlota Guerrero is in my opinion one of our time’s greatest treasures. Her Instagram is a literal dream and everything she touches turns to aesthetic bliss.
I came across Carlota Guerrero through her art directive work on Solange’s album A Seat at the Table. Since then I’ve been mesmerised by everything she does. It’s all so in tune with nature, politics, history and technology.
Below is a compilation of some of Gurerrero’s recent work. Ugh it’s so beautiful.
All images are from carlotaguerrero.com
Follow Carlota Guerrero on Instagram here.
Thus far I have written zero posts about Swedish artists. This is noteworthy because I am after all Swedish. On that account – meet Swedish artist Malin Gabriella Nordin!
Malin Gabriella Nordin is one of the most talked about artists on the Swedish contemporary art scene. Her paintings and collages are so classic yet modern. You might recognise her work from Lykke Li’s music video, or one of the trillion magazines she’s featured in.
At first I wanted to write that her aesthetic has ‘a certain je ne sais quoi’ but then I took that part out because no cool human being has ever actually used that phrase. It’s still true though.
All images are from www.malingabriella.com
Follow Malin Gabriella Nordin on Instagram here!
That’s right I’m back on my blogging grind.
So I basically started this blog because I wanted to learn about Internet traffic. Keyword research, WordPress plugins, search engine optimisation, Pinterest SEO, yadda yadda, etc etc.
I felt like I had learned all there is to know so I checked out a while back thinking I was going to let this blog fizzle out by itself. However, I recently checked back in and realised that all the SEO work is staring to pay off. So I might as well keep updating to see what this leads to.
+ I still have tons and tons of shit to share so buckle up!!!
Bollywood movies are the epitome of cinematography to me. Since I could not care less about the plot when watching any movie really, I just tune in for the aesthetics. And watching a Bollywood movie is like watching a three hour long music video = <3334ui2oui43i
Padmavati is an epic period drama about the legendary Rajput queen, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The movie was supposed to be released in December, but due to certain controversies, the release has been postponed to February. And I really cannot wait. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movies are so aesthetic omg. You can watch a clip from Padmavati below!
Oh and since there is plenty of time until Padmavati’s release in February, you have the chance to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s other masterpieces before then, namely Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani. (Omg click those links your life will be so much more fun if you do!!)
Indeed I’ve been a little MIA lately but it’s just because I’ve been busy watching SZA’s SNL performance over and over again. Oh and also writing my bachelor’s thesis. But all will be forgotten once you see these photos of museum visitors matching works of art!!!
Photographer Stefan Draschan has been snapping pictures of museum-goers who just so happened to match their outfits with the museum’s art.
These pictures might seem staged – but in fact Stefan Draschan has spent hours at museums and galleries, waiting around for somebody with a perfect outfit to pass by.
Images via boredpanda.com
K-pop is the best thing since sliced bread and that’s a fact. My friends might think I’m being ironic when I share my love for Korean music, but I don’t know if you watched BTS perform at the American Music Awards this year? Well. Joke’s on you dear friends. International K-pop appreciation is a now a thing.
I dreamt an incredibly vivid dream last night that I went to a dinner party and sat next to Hyuna. Naturally all I did was scream ‘I LOVE YOU SO MUCH’ repeatedly. This dream is no coincidence, because over the past couple of weeks I’ve been anticipating the release of her latest single Lip and Hip.
To give you some context, Hyuna debuted as a girl group member at the age of 14, and began her solo career in 2010, at the age of 18. Her first single as a solo artist, Bubble Pop, was a huge success. But the track’s video and performance was deemed “too sexually suggestive” by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), so promotions of the song were brought to a halt. Since then several songs and choreographies by Hyuna have been banned, such as Change and Very Hot, for being too explicit. And just to be clear. By “too explicit” they are referring to the fact that Hyuna does the split in one of the videos.
In a culture where cigarettes and tattoos are blurred out in music videos, and girls who act cute and innocent become more popular (á la Girls’ Generation) – you would think that Hyuna would be discouraged and opt for a less provocative persona. But no! Hyuna breaks just about every social norm for women in Korean society, and is super unapologetic about it. Not to mention the aesthetics of all her music videos! Watch the video for Lip & Hip below!
There are certain things I treasure in life. Art and its ancient history would be one of those things. Celebrity culture another. As much as I appreciate baroque art, I truly live and breathe for all things millennial.
Let me introduce you to internet sensation Caroline Goldfarb. She admins the viral Instagram account OfficalSeanPenn, and hosts the tv-show This Week Had Me Like. Through these channels she highlights crazy things famous people do. Caroline Goldfarb has built an entire brand on the strange psychology of celebrity.
On top of the aforementioned feats, she also creates collages. And there is nothing not to love about them. Everything from a collage of white people wearing cornrows, to a collage paying homage to the greatness that is Drake’s mother. <3 Caroline Goldfarb’s artistry is in my humble opinion an entertaining commentary on the absurdities of contemporary society, communicated through a very millennial aesthetic. Ugly? Yes. Would I still hang this on my wall? Yes, for sure.
All images are from OfficialSeanPenn on Instagram.
The Guardian’s design and architecture critic Oliver Wainwright traveled to North Korea in 2015. Thankfully he brought a camera with him to document the country’s eerie aesthetics!
I had to cancel all push notifications about North Korea this summer because they just gave me too much to worry about. Everything about North Korea is so fascinating yet frightening to me. Perhaps this is why I am so enthralled by Oliver Wainwright’s photographs?
What strikes me the most is how I seem to have the exact same taste in interior design as Kim Jong-un. If I were a dictator, I too would decorate my country like a Wes Anderson-inspired doll house. A marble statue of myself placed in front of a neon pink sunset? *my literal dream*
All images via northkoreaninteriors.tumblr.com
Swoosh Art is the type of art I am here af for. I truly believe masters wanted the Nike logo incorporated into their art when painting their Madonnas and goddesses. They just did’t know it yet.
Swoosh Art is a tumblr page run by award-winning fashion film director Davide Bedoni. In his words Swoosh Art “is what I do when I am bored.”
Placing the so-called Nike ‘swoosh’ in 18th and 19th century masterpieces may seem like a way to emphasise the absurdities of commercialism. But to me this is about creating a connection between visual propaganda of the past with visual propaganda of today. Although these paintings might seem like harmless decorations, they were more often than not commissioned to propagate the message of a social, political or religious conviction.
And besides, who knew that Jacques-Louis David’s iconography would be such an aesthetic match with Carolyn Davidson’s logo-design?
All images are from swooshart.tumblr.com
In an alternate universe, I would wake up to five large, canvas-shaped presents under the Christmas tree this year.
I would proceed to ripping those presents open real quick to find that Santa very generously gave me paintings by 23-year-old, London-based artist George Rouy. Preferably paintings from Rouy’s In Dirty Water series. Too bad his paintings sell out so fast Santa doesn’t stand a chance against all the art investors out there. Maybe next year.
Images via itsnicethat and id.
Follow George Rouy on Instagram here.