The Alpines – Catherine Pockson and Bob Matthews – create fashion forward videos starring Pockson’s beautiful flowing hair and Matthews’s boyish looks. Their music is a mix of pop lyrics and thumping beats. Florence and the Machine meets Portishead perhaps?
Oliver Blohm has a passion for chemistry and an eye for the morbid. His work is a mystic and surreal, a collection of slim models and strange happenings in and around Berlin, where he lives. Already published and sought after by the fashion world, Blohm’s work challenges the boundaries of modern photography.
Photographer, film-maker, and designer Alis Pelleschi is a beautiful, creative soul taking London’s fashion world by storm. Her wonderful sense colour and addiction to whatever is sexy gives her designs a real pop. She’s a true original.
I have been jamming the super melodic electro beats of Clark, aka Chris Clark, for a while now. His new album, Fantasm Planes, focuses on his broad range of sound and wonderful ear for tonal color.
Fake is a multi-talented stencil artist taking Amsterdam’s art world by storm. Running parallel to greats like Bansky, Fake keeps to his system of multi-tasking, pushing out two to three paintings at a time, as well as sculptures and prints.
The Meyer dancers have been performing GoGo styled dance moves for about three years now. They were named after the king of indie cult films, Russ Meyer. Much loved in their native London, I got a chance to do a photo shoot with the lovely ladies recently.
Sylwia Makris, Polish born artist-turned-photographer, has a dark side like no other. Her sharp sense of color and attention to the emotion of her sitter gives her photographs a really deep connection. In her own words: ‘There is a spark within everything, a living light in the eyes of every person a memory that flares up,the glow of passion that was never declared’.
Wayne White, a native of Tennessee, has a eye for colors and a poetic sense of humor. His work consist of colorful words over store bought landscapes in a style that looks similar to Ed Ruscha. Active in the late 80s, his work began to become very popular in the flourishing art scene. Also, his connection with the Pee Wee Herman show gave him a little fame. White’s work deserves a recap for its wonderful connection to the Graffiti as Art movement so prevalent today.
The Tontons are a buzz-worthy indie pop group who released their much anticipated track, Golden, with high praise from critics and fans. The sultry voice of the lead singer, Asln Omar, could put chills down any spine.
Until the Quiet Comes is the new LP from the experimental giant, Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison). There’s been lots of buzz on the street about this release. We are all waiting to be wowed by the bangs and hits from his drum machine.
The design work of Rogelio Rendon is simple, but his complex structures make you think otherwise. His current work for the Les Givrals Kahve Restaurant looks like a explosion of a timber shed but all the wood flanks are put together with a mathematical mind so it gives the space a new and bold look.
Shelby Hohl, a native Houstonian, has been cranking out wonderful, strange and highly colorful music posters for bands such as the Flaming Lips, Stereolab, Ericka Badu and every other band that has touched Houston soil. His posters are instant collectors items. That’s why so many are just ripped off the wall as soon as they go up.