PLASTIK 27

 

MILEY GOES PLASTIK

 
 
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NADIA LEE COHEN

Interview

Intoxicated with the iconography of modern day America, Nadia Lee Cohen portrays sultry housewives with 50’s hairdos in motel rooms and neon-lit theaters to create a staged
lynch-like world, in which nothing is quite what it seems. Nadia allows a look behind the scenes, as she talks about her background, inspirations and 100 names women,

 
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clemens ascher

Interview

The award-winning Austrian photographer Clemens Ascher creates a reality that is so calm, clean and picture perfect it almost feels oppressive. His is a deceiving sense of beauty,
as it is injected with a subtle and surreal touch of irony. In his series on pleasure grounds, for example, we see seemingly happy tourists admiring wild animals and deadly weapons in what must be the world’s weirdest entertainment park.
 

 
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mathilde crÉtier

Interview

Mathilde Crétier has managed to turn her passions into her profession. Ever since childhood, she has loved to draw. As a teenager, she went on to study fashion. Today she is a leading fashion illustrator based in Paris. With a few lines, an almost cinematic feel for light, and generally not more than three colors, she creates a classy world reminiscent of roses, heels, Hepburn and cocktails – stirred not shaken! Some of her past clients include: Elle, Elle paris, Azzaro Hommes, Renault and Chanel.  

 
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Arnout van Albada

Interview

Arnout van Albada’s studio is his kitchen. Quite literally at times, for the Dutch artist loves his food and loves to paint food, anything from raw vegetables and Spanish hams to sardines and cream cakes. In the history of art, food is a well known symbol of the “vanity of vanities” the simple truth that all creation must perish. However, more than rubbing our noses in deeper meanings, Van Albada aims to convey the monumental beauty of such a simple food item as fennel or a pudding. And he does so with such a photographic eye for detail, that it really makes you want to have a bite … 

 
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COLIN CHRISTIAN

Interview

Born in London in 1964, yet based in the us, sculptor Colin Christian creates female figures and heroines made of fiberglass and silicon. He is inspired by pin up, pop and comic book art, Ridley Scott’s alien and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: a space odyssey, yet most of all by Swiss artist H.R. Giger and American author H.P. Lovecraft.