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Matteo Bucciol

Inspiring photography is often sparked by thinking about and seeing compositions that other don’t. This is why architecture and photography go together so well; it teaches to see lines, converging points, etc. which work great in photography. A good example of this is architect and photographer Matteo Bucciol, living in Padua, Italy....

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  •  16.05.2012
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Dja’louz – extraordinary

French graffiti artists have been setting the bar for quite a while. While we in the Netherlands have a tradition of readable graffiti or abstract, France artists embraced the wild style and embraced it as their own. One of my personal favourite artists and a prime example of mind-blowing French graffiti is Parisian artist Dja’louz.  Inspired by Arabic and Asian calligraphy, Dja’louz developed a unique 3d style which most of the...

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  •  15.05.2012
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Base Elements Gallery – Barcelona

Barcelona is a magical city and one of the favourite CFYE destinations in Europe. From the amazingly relaxed squares in the Gracia barrio to the immensely crowded Ramblas area, it all has its charm. Of course, there’s another reason why we like Barcelona, and that’s the immense amount of graffiti and outside art you can find in the city. One of the first times we took a walk through Barcelona we were awed by the amount of art to be...

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  •  14.05.2012
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Alice Pasquini – Cinderella pissed me off

The amazing Alice Pasquini has been awing us since we first laid eyes on her works. The Italian artist has a strong style with clear topics; everyday life with a focus on femininity. It only has been a year or so since we’ve heard from her but it seems like her work skyrocketed both on and offline. Since a few days Alice opened a new solo show in the 999 contemporary gallery in Rome called ‘Cinderella pissed me off’, a title...

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  •  01.05.2012
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Jonathan Dy – Multi Faceted

At times you just don't have enough information in one picture. Canadian photographer / painter Jonathan Dy must have thought so as he found out new ways to incorporate information into his photographs in form of multi-flash and reflection pictures. Of course, both techniques aren't new but the way Jonathan has perfected them is impressive, to say the least!...

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  •  24.04.2012
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Anne Barlinckhoff x Laser 3.14

Conceptual / documentary photographer Anne Barlinckhoff is a young, raw and energetic talent based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For her latest series she worked together with one of my favourite and most elusive street artists in Amsterdam: Laser 3.14. The poetic writings of Laser are to be found all over the city and his solo-shows never cease to amaze. But even though he’s very present in Amsterdam, few get to know Laser’s true...

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  •  15.04.2012
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Above – Blood diamond

World-citizen and international street-artist Above never fails to get our attention. Over the years we came to learn that Above is far more than the arrow pointing upwards; he also points his arrows at the crazy mishaps taking place on this globe, and on a global scale. During his current stay in South-Africa he has made a point on blood-diamonds... and how! He hijacked a 100 meter wall from a diamond trading center telling them he'd...

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  •  12.04.2012
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MTO – Douce France

Berlin based, French bred graffiti artist MTO has published an old series in the lights of the French elections of 2012. These paintings that should’ve been part of a larger series never saw the light of day due to a collaboration halt. The topics are as relevant as ever though. Police brutality against Roma’s is not unheard of in France, and actually has been an active target point of Amnesty international....

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  •  09.04.2012
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Florian Riviere – Urban hacktivist

You have to love today’s generation. Growing up with daily site hacks and ddos attacks by anon and other groups, we all know we can take matters into our own hands with ease. So why not apply this to real-time situations and our urban environment? That’s what Florian Riviere must’ve thought when he first started altering our environment. Inspired by hackers and video-games Florian reinvests in the streets and reclaims the urban...

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  •  08.04.2012
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C215 – Prophets

Christian Guemy aka C215 never fails to impress with his new leaps through art. His newest exhibition, ‘Prophets’ takes place in a sacred 17th century Parisian church: Saint-Louis de la Salpétrière. In his own words the show calls for ‘religious tolerance and oecumenism (a movement promoting union between religions)’. But it's not the message that is exciting to me; it’s the work and the location that take it to the next...

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  •  23.03.2012
  •  Arden