welcome, be my muse!

Which guy didn’t wanna have an At-At as a child?

Posted in art, design, film by welcomebemymuse on July 1, 2010

video directed by Patrick Boivin, music by Blithe Field.

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Chapeau to burns124 !

Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on June 29, 2010

Where do your creative ideas come from?

I guess somewhere from outer space. The ideas are out there and you just have to put your self in the right mood, lower out your antennas and catch some of the ideas that are floating around in space. But enough of that esoteric shit, usually I start with a rough sketch, then I doodle some more with the idea to get to the point and then if I think it will work I’ll make the final drawing or whatever. But sometimes I just start painting e.g. when it comes to graffiti…

When and how did you know that your calling was to be an artist?

Like nearly everybody, I am into drawing since my early childhood… but to be more precise it must have been at the age of 12. I was up late night watching TV, skipping through the channels (back then there were only five!) when I saw the documentary “u-bahn bilder und verrückte beine” (better known as style wars) by accident. I was very impressed and still am up to this date by what I have seen in this film. At least since then I know I wanted to be a graffiti artist.

What’s your muse?

mariuahana, music, time pressure, retro childbook illustrations, potato chips, graffiti, tags, throw-ups, vandalism, my wonderful years crew, friends, drawings from my kids, bikerides, doodels and a delicious “schweinebraten mit semmelkmödel” is always very welcome for some inspiration.

Do you have dreams?

hm… don’t really have one, but when I am long gone, it would be funny to see my stuff hanging in some established museum and people are going to pay millions of billions for some little piece of art which I created 200 years ago. hm I know, some kind of corny vision… sorry…

What do you find most gratifying about the art you create?

I like the process more than the final work. it is a bit like meditation or a mission when it comes to graffiti, because you are totally focused on your work. And of course it feels good when some people like it.

What type of materials do you like to use most?

Wood, because it feels soft  and alive. I don’t like canvases they just suck. Cardboard is good as well because it is cheap and concrete, coz it is patient like paper.

What advice do you have for anyone looking to start a career as an artist?

Don’t do it! Learn a trade like carpenter or something useful.

3 words about you…

one two four

At this point in time are you working on any particular projects you’d like to talk about?

not really, but since the sun is shining again (well, right now I hear rain and thunder outside) and I am in a good mood I’ll give you a little hint: one project is called ‘cardbordica’ so far and it will be all about “typefaces” on cardboard. I will keep you posted

Anything else the world should know?

squares are double hipsters

Thanks to Burns124 for this refreshing interview – keep up the great work!!! All pictures are courtesy of the artist.

AKINDOFGUISE X WOOD WOOD

Posted in design, fashion, music by welcomebemymuse on June 22, 2010

“live what you love” is the motto of the collection 02 of Munich based menswear label akindofguise presented by Danish label woodwood. The collection will be launched exclusivly in woodwood’s Berlin store at Rochstr. 4 at Saturday July 3, at 6 pm. Be there or be square – music by The Marvin & Valentino (Tell your Taxidriver / MUC)!

If you can’t make it to Berlin: for your comfort – the collection will be available at woodwood stores and Munich’s menswear store Harvest.

once again: OK GO!

Posted in film, music by welcomebemymuse on June 16, 2010

To spread their new video “End Love”, OK Go decided to offer free downloading from their website and started a contest for the fans. The contest is simple: download the video, upload it to your Facebook page, and get your friends to comment on it. The upload with the most comments in two weeks wins an iPad.

Well, even without participating you should definitely take a look at the video because once again these guys rock!

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LOVE AND GUTS: New York City

Posted in art, design, photography by welcomebemymuse on June 10, 2010

Last Friday, the Love and Guts Art Show opened in New York City. Skateboarding’s past and present heroes converge for this exhibition, which is centered around skating’s fallen soldiers whose lives expired far too soon.
 These losses have left a void in skating, but, their spirits and legacies continue to live on and as a special way to celebrate their lives, Love and Guts has chosen to further immortalize them via Eyes Wide Open. Participants in this year’s show include Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Pat Ngoho along with others who were all more than willing to lend their talents to this special exhibition.

Read more on Amber’s Blog.

mannerism is back

Posted in architecture, design by welcomebemymuse on June 9, 2010

Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg) finally did it: he designed the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas after years of refusing to do something in Vegas.

81 year old Gehry, who designed the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, Experience Music Project in Seattle, Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, the Dancing House in Prague and Düsseldorf’s Medienhafen built the latest piece of art with a steel structure in his unique dramatic design.

Mannerism is back – and Gehry is genius.

FEEL it…

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on June 8, 2010

Tom, the greatest, Waits. Chapeau.

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So light is her footfall…

Posted in film, music by welcomebemymuse on June 7, 2010

Air‘s “So light is her footfall” is directed by Edouard Salier.

AIR – Amour, Imgagination, Rêve. always true.

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Art Talk in Munich: Anthony d’Offey

Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on June 6, 2010

Within the exhibition “weniger ist mehr” in Munich’s Haus der Kunst, Anthony d’Offey who has been one of the most influental dealers for contemporary art will hold a speech (in English) on June 8, 2010 at 8 pm.

The exhibition “weniger ist mehr” runs till July 25, 2010 and shows pictures, objects and concepts of the private collection of Herman and Nicole Daled with pieces from Marcel Broodthaers, Lawrence Weiner, On Kawara, Daniel Buren, Dennis Oppenheim and many more…

Letting Up Despite Great Faults

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on June 5, 2010

Letting Up Despite Great Faults is a pretty long name for a band. Mike, who is in charge for the Vocals, Programming and plays the guitar, agrees on that. “It’s taken from a Blonde Redhead song. It’s also self-reflecting, self-deprecating, and way too long.”

The story, how the three band members met though, is short. “Through Craigslist. We’re hoping our next member will be found through another means just so when people ask this question the answer won’t be so short.” Letting Up Despite Great Faults released their first EP in 2006 with only Kent (Bass, Keys) and Mike. Chris (Drums) joined one year later.

The Los Angeles based band played their mix of Indiepop and Electronic music at festivals like Noise Pop Fest (SF) and SXSW (Austin). “At home, we love playing at Spaceland”. Ask Mike to tell something about him and his mates and he would say “Mike – bad haircut, Chris – hi-fives way too much (seriously) and Kent – the most rational person in the band”.

What inspires them? “The fear of being insignificant, boring, and idle.” Good answer. Great music. Good luck!