Category Archives: Art

ITEM IDEM INTERVIEW (LOGO.EC 08.03.13)

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Parisian-born, New York-based conceptual artist Cyril Duval works under the fictional alter ego brand Item Idem (Latin for ‘the same’), specialising in art, fashion, branding and retail design – and it’s fair to say he has a pretty sweet resumé. Having done everything from designing Bernhard Willhelm’s flagship boutique in Tokyo to working with brands like Gucci and Comme des Garçons, Item’s also gained his fair share of notoriety over the years, having been sued by Louis Vuitton (among others). We caught up with him for an exclusive interview.
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PINAR & VIOLA INTERVIEW (LOGO.EC 31.01.13)

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Dutch-based independent design duo Pinar & Viola (aka Pinar Demirdag and Viola Renateare) are the creative minds behind Ecstatic Surface Design, a conceptual, hyper-detailed take on visual aesthetics that pushes contemporary imagery to glittering, overloaded extremes. In this exclusive interview, the pair talk political sex scandals, the concept of beauty and why Michael Jackson is the perfect Pinar & Viola pin-up. Read the rest of this entry

LUIS GISPERT INTERVIEW (LOGO.EC 03.12.12)

Brooklyn-based artist and sculptor Luis Gispert originally made a name for himself with his ‘hip-hop baroque’ pieces – and in 2011, after 10 years experimenting with this style, Luis marked the end of this period of his career with one final project, documenting the weird and wonderful world of faux designer themed car interiors and apparel. Here, he gives LOGO an exclusive interview on the two-year series, touching on imitation culture, fetishising brands and stumbling across a meth lab. Read the rest of this entry

THE HUMPING PACT (DON’T PANIC 31.10.12)

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EVERYBODY GET NAKED AND RUT AGAINST BUILDINGS – to draw attention to undervalued environments and locations!

Fuelled by the “suspended act of affirmative persistence and belief in the futile”, the Humping Pact travels the world in search of unappreciated or disused manmade locations, with the aim of emphasising their beauty through video and photo stills. So far, so standard. What gives The Humping Pact its unique twist is that this emphasis is created through the layering of humping naked bodies. No, really. We talk to project founders Diego Agullo and Dmitry Paranyushkin about their thoughts on hentai, “fucking a space” and shooting on the moon. Read the rest of this entry

LUCKYPDF S/S13 (LOGO.EC 07.10.12)

South London art collective LuckyPDF recently unveiled their new S/S13 collection for V22’s Young London Exhibition. Read the rest of this entry

YELLOWISM: INTERVIEW WITH THE ROTHKO VANDALS (DON’T PANIC 09.10.12)

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We get an exclusive interview with the group who defaced a £50 million painting at the Tate Modern last week. A bold new artistic movement, or simply a publicity-seeking act of vandalism? We find out more.

Marcin Łodyga and Vladimir Umanets are the minds behind the emerging underground philosophy known as ‘Yellowism’. With a manifesto that states that Yellowism is ‘not art or anti-art’, the movement was relatively unknown until last week, when Vladimir was arrested for criminal damage, having defaced artist Mark Rothko’s famous mural Black on Maroon in the Tate Modern (pictured above, with Vladimir’s addition). Having (embarrassingly) hung the abstract expressionists’ work the wrong way round for years, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Tate Modern staff might be feeling somewhat cursed…

At the time of writing, Vladimir is still incarcerated, but we managed to track down co-founder Marcin to give us an exclusive interview on the stunt, as well as more on the pair’s decidedly unique ideas on art, exhibitions and the concept of reality. Read the rest of this entry

RECYCLED ART (DON’T PANIC 09.10.12)

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Because one man’s trash is another man’s wicked cool artwork.

Just because something’s no longer able to carry out its intended function doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily useless. From old bike parts to discarded computer components, we explore the work of artists able to see beyond the bin to envision artwork that’s innovatively novel and environmentally friendly – and perhaps even beautiful. Let’s just hope they washed everything first. Read the rest of this entry

LISA BLACK INTERVIEW (DON’T PANIC 02.10.12)

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Ever seen a poorly preserved penguin? A shittily stuffed seagull? Well, when Lisa Black does, she restores them with cogs and hinges to create some incredible mechanical animals.

You know how bad it looks when taxidermy goes wrong – but are any of us doing anything to improve it? Artist, sculptor, jeweller and self-professed animal lover Lisa Black is, with the creations of her ‘augmented’ animal cyborgs. Combining an interest in the animal kingdom with ideas of a future where technology and biology work together in synchronicity, her Fixed creations fuse taxidermied animals with mechanical components – provoking the viewer to examine their ideas on the word ‘natural’. Read the rest of this entry