Marilyn Minter's Artwork

Slick, steamy, soiled, smeared, sexy, raw, juicy, bold, in your face and amazing, such is the work of the tall, pale-complexioned, sharply blue eyed, painter and photographer, Marilyn Minter. Her disarmingly candid manner, a ready laugh and painting style defies easy characterization.  Some consider her work photo-realism; she prefers to call herself a “photo re-placer.” Shooting the staged images for her paintings with analog film, she then subjects them to 80 or more rounds of photo-shop manipulation before transferring the results to aluminum panels and handing them over to her team. Her composites images of female body parts and excess have been embraced and reviled for their sensual magnetism for more than three decades.

Minter has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005, the Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH in 2009, La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemp…

Selgascano Serpentine Pavilion

Selgascano design for the 15th Pavilion was sponsored by Goldman Sachs. The project reveals an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multicolored fluorine-based polymer (ETFE) woven through and wrapped like webbing.  Visitors can enter and exit the Pavilion at a number of different points, passing through a ‘secret corridor’ between the outer and inner layer of the structure and into the Pavilion’s colourful interior. The architects’ inspiration not only came from the site itself, but from the ways in which people move through London, notably the London Underground with its many-layered, chaotic yet structured flow.

Bompas & Parr. Sensory Accumulator

Thornton's store in Westfield Stratford was home to a bespoke ‘Sensory Accumulator’ created by Bompas & Parr.  The pink pod takes chocolate fans on a taste journey, heightening your senses to create the perfect chocolate eating experience.   After a brief taste profiling, you are matched to the perfect balance of flavours inside the pink taste pod, where you become immersed in a audio-visual tasting experience.
Once their ideal chocolate has been discovered, your donned headwear is configured with EEG technology that monitors your brain’s activity.  The visuals displayed within the pod are informed by your taste preferences.   The Sensory Accumulator isolated gustatory explorers from every sensation other than the carefully choreographed array of flavours introduced to your palate. What’s more the chamber also created the perfect situation for food-centric relaxation, the ultimate immersive taste journey!

Trending Blue Mood Color

Denim Drift has been declared Color of the Year 2017 by AkzoNobel, International Klein Blue is coming strong on several fashion shows, WGSN has opened a department only working the Denim Trend…
No wonder my current mood is reflected in a Trending Blue Mood Board (and I am back to the monthly mood boards, my friends!!) and a total look paying tribute to the most popular color by men and women. A convincing 44% of gentlemen and 45% of ladies say blue to be their favorite shade.

Johanna Goodman Imaginary Beings XV

About the Artist:

New York-based Artist, Johanna Goodman studied at Boston University's School of Fine Art (Boston) and Parsons School of Design (NYC) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in 1992.  
Johanna Goodman has been a freelance Illustrator ever since. Her work has garnered awards from The Society of Publication Design, American Illustration, and Communication Arts. 
Clients include: The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York, The Museum of Natural History, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,The Sidney Hillman Foundation, The Paley Center for Media, West Elm, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Le Monde, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Bust Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine and The Progressive among many others.

“ I dream of a new age of curiosity. We have the technical means for it; the desire is there; the things to be known are infinite; the people who can employ themselves at this task exist. Why do we suffer? From too little: from channels that are too narrow, skimpy, quasi-monopolistic, insufficient. There is no point in adopting a quasi- protectionist attitude, to prevent 'bad' information from invading and suffocating the 'good'. Rather, we must simply multiply the paths and the possibilities of comings and goings."

Philosopher Michel Foucault