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Recent trend shows are all talking about busy patterns and textures – and on a trip to Barcelona last month, there seemed to be pattern and texture everywhere I looked, from the pavements to the trees!
Barcelona was the home of the great Catalonian architect Antonio Gaudi, who was a master of pattern, form and texture.
Casa Batlló (locally known as the "house of bones") with its dragon-esque roof.
Casa Mila with the witch-scarer chimneys covered with mosaics of broken tiles.
He was hugely inspired by nature, working the detail into the furniture, ceramics, murals, glass and the metalwork adorning his buildings.
Roof detail from the nave of the Sagrada Familia.
Vanessa Christian, Creative Director, UK office
In January 2012, Gent, Belgium was taken over with its second festival of light for four days over winter. The theme for this year was ‘happiness’ which was spread throughout the city as a free tourist route. With 29 different installations in the festival, one of the aims was to bring attention to energy consumption, with many of the installations using energy efficient bulbs and lamps. The Romanesque cathedral was lit up by Italian lighting experts Luminarie De Cagna and used over 55,000 lights. However surprisingly, the Romanesque cathedral installation only consumed 20 kilawatts per hour. With so much creativity and innovation with lighting, I’m sure there will be another exciting display in 2013, I’m ready to book my flights!
Some images by Getty Images. Map by Google Maps.
Anna Takarangi, UK office
I’ve always been somewhat intrigued by graffiti. As a kid I would watch passing freight trains, waiting to catch a glimpse of a few train cars splashed with wild colors and words written in bubbly yet pointed letters.
It seems I’m not the only one who saw potential in graffiti, as today it has become an art form. It’s no longer just the work of gangs or rebellious teenagers…It’s considered by many to be an accepted art medium.
And it can pay big. David Choe, a graffiti artist who accepted stock in Facebook instead of a paycheck during the social network’s early days, will realize just how big when he gains a reported $200 million when the company trades publicly this year. Below are examples of his million-dollar art.
Graffiti art can also be used to make a statement, political or otherwise. Banksy (a pseudonym for the England-based artist) uses his graffiti to comment on topics including government, war and poverty. Although he has earned fans amongst the celebrity community, many cities have painted over or ordered the removal of his works due to the controversy they evoke amongst residents. Examples of his work shown below and on his website here.
Graffiti is slowly being recognized as a legitimate art form, as more cities are paying graffiti artists to brighten neighborhoods and paint wall murals. Artists make traveling canvases out of their cars.
Large corporations – Coca Cola, Hummer and Converse to name a few – have also reportedly paid graffiti artists to paint their logos on city streets…or more accurately, walls.
The below is by Conor Harrington, a London-based Irish artist whose work seamlessly blends fine art with graffiti techniques. See more of his work and follow his interesting blog here.
Courtney Cavanaugh, US office
I came across this street artist's work last year while I was traveling in Krakow. Painted on the entire side of a multi-storey building, the hint of a face speaking down to the masses through an enormous gold megaphone. I hadn't seen anything like it before.
The thing that strikes me about BLU's work is its grand scale. His style has an adorable charm. I love the human characters, grotesque as many of them are. Like his street artist peers, this Italian's work is international, appearing on walls from South America to The Balkans and Palestine.
Here are a few of my favourites.
And take a look at his website here.
Josh Partijo, Australia office