fredag den 27. september 2013

Spanish portraits you can't get you eyes off

Turkesa is an spanish artist from Barcelona. She loves to get her hands dirty from the painting - and thank God for that. 

Besides from painting Turkesa does tattooing, illustration, some photography, mural art and graffiti. Go to her own website and refresh your Spanish. 

Turkesa also have a Facebook-site if you like to follow her for more news.

tirsdag den 24. september 2013

Constant euphoria

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was a French artist and cultural critic. Along his lifetime he said some great things about being and living like a creative person. 

We salute him with this blackboard with some of his words. 

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Marcel Duchamp is good for more than this quote. Find more of them here. 

fredag den 20. september 2013

Honest Heart

Sofie Olejnik is both very productive and a great german photographer and friend of Stella. 

Have a peek! Her newest editorial Honest Heart is quite an enjoyment to the eye. Experience her universe here on the blog and more on her own website

Photography : Sofie Olejnik
Styling: Christiane Schwambach
MUA: kim Keusen
Model: Sophie Gehrmann @ Model Management

tirsdag den 17. september 2013

City scenes - taxi taxi

Today we are hooked on the amazing art of Susan Cox. Taxi taxi! Cox was educated in Fine Arts at California State University and lived in England for 14 years. These paintings are only some of her work fascinated by the big city scenes. Give in to your New York heart. Go to her website for more.

Taxi taxi
Susan Cox has painted and exhibited in galleries in the London and Oxfordshire areas.  

Her work has been featured in the Federation of British Artists, Britain in Watercolours exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London.

fredag den 13. september 2013

Wake up the subconscious mind through landscape motifs

Jung once said, 
“A dream that is not interpreted is like a letter that is not opened.” 

This could also be the opening line from today's artist on the blog. Mia Nelle Drøschler is a Danish contemporary artist creating paintings and collages referencing to the subconscious mind through landscape motifs. 

Surrealist paintings come to mind when looking at her strong coloured work in which Drøschler seeks the idea of resolving the conflicting relationship between dream and reality by creating illogical scenes and strange creatures through painting techniques rooted in intuition and spontaneity that allow the subconscious to express itself.

In 2010 Drøschler traveled to the rain forests of Borneo, just a month after her graduation exhibition at Goldsmiths in London. This trip was a turning point in her art practice, where she, far from civilization and surrounded by the rainforest’s overwhelming chaos, for the first time understood the importance of nature as a motif in her works. 

Soon after her return to London, she was curated by Joanna Foster to create a major solo exhibition called ‘The Forest Within’, consisting of ten paintings and collages, all with the rainforest and the internal landscape as a motivation. 

Her most recent solo exhibition, ‘DreamEscapes’ was also a visual examination of the psychological landscape. ‘DreamEscapes’ was exhibited at the Danish Cultural Institute in Edinburgh earlier this year.

tirsdag den 10. september 2013

Bring it to the courts

Ward Roberts shoots only analogue and we are in every way fascinated by his project. He spent four years taking pictures of sporting courts and fields across the globe, allowing the peaceful setting to speak for itself. It's almost surreal! Dive into his in-captivating universe.  

Ward Roberts is from Australia is currently living in New York. He is 26 y.o. and graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Art in photography. 

mandag den 9. september 2013

STELLAQ&A met the Danish artist Maggie Kempinska, to a talk about chocolate, art, love and black humor

What’s on your mind to day?
It is Monday and my to-do-list is long and extremely boring. It has nothing to do with being creative and I have only practical issues to deal with. I am very disciplined, so before I can even breath or relax I need to get rid of that list. Cleaning up after a Trailer Trash Bash for 60 people in our garden is today’s task.
What are you working on at the moment?

I am in between exhibitions. That means: not busy or stressed. However I am always working on small collages and right now struggling with a big portrait painting for a client.
What inspires you and why?
People that stand out, pattern, graphic design, interior, décor, textures, fashion, artwork, travles, architecture, music. Music is a big factor. It can dictate my mood and color palette and the outcome of an art-piece completely. I love to work to classic music, modern jazz or lounge music. Not too much drama. Then I cannot hear my inner voice and miss the dialog with the other part of me.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I chose my path in life in an early age. When I was 17 year old I had my interior design diploma in my hand, and worked as a visuel merchandiser in Magasin du Nord. Way back the decoration department and settings was a big deal. Like Harrods in London. Today it is mostly displays. After this I attended various art school but ended up working in fashion, photography, advertising, PR and similar creative industries for 20 years. However art regained my attention and focus after a period of depression and stress and saved me from loosing my mind.
Are you in Love?
Not IN love. But I LOVE by husband of 12 year and my two kids, age 7 and 11 enormously.  Being in love is like a virus. A disease. It will always pass.

What time of the day is your favorite?
Between 9-14. When I am all alone. I am a social person, but also an extremely private one. I need to maintaine that balance. If I neglect the anti social part of me. I get tired, aggressive, hostile and starts to cry. I know my limits.

What is your best summer memories from your childhood?

My childhood was shit. My mother has been married 5 times and engaged 7. Need I say more? I have no memorable child hood memories. However camping with my dad when I was 9 with a lot of kids comes to my mind. He divorced my mother when I was 1 and got him self another family after many years of being a women’s man and a player. But that summer he was present and felt like mine.
What is your favorite dessert and why?
I am not a dessert person. However I do like to sneak Dark Chocolate to bed.

Where do you get your energy from?
I am a fighter. A one-man-army. If I am turned on by a concept or an idea. I can move mountains and can work 24/7 untill the work is done. If not. I am pretty introvert and the action is mostly happening in my head. Very exhausting.
What do you dream about?
More time. Less routines. Not waking up to the same day every day. More options. More freedom. A freedom you cannot have when you have kids relaying on you. It’s a huge sacrifice becoming a parent when you never had the opportunity to be a kid your self. 
What makes you laugh?
Black humor. And people who fights in movies. Love the snappy dialog and the brutal honesty.
What is your favorite place in Copenhagen?
I love Copenhagen in general. There a so many magnificent sides and spots.  It would be wrogn to choose one. I love to  sit in my car and cruise through the city. The best moment is early early Sunday morning, when the city wakes up slowly. However I love to leave it again and head for the surburbs in North of sealand. 

Thank you Maggie. xx

                                                           - Line Jarde  - 

fredag den 6. september 2013

Feminine fashion illustrations

Poppy is a London based Fashion Illustrator who has collections of artwork selling in Trowbridge Gallery and on a luxury interior design site called LuxDeco.

Poppy's illustrations are spontaneous and feminine. Enjoy her artwork!

Woman with feather boa

Fashion illustration

Previous commissions include illustrating for PHOENIX magazine, Stylist Kerry Nixon, Designer Emila Wickstead and for new fashion app, WLS. 

onsdag den 4. september 2013

StellaQ&A - Artist Julien Colombier talks about Art, Banana splits and dreams...

The amazing artist Julien Colombier exhibited in late August his beautiful art work at Gallery Peter Lav in Copenhagen for the publishing of the magazine Plethora.

What’s on your mind to day?
-Triangles and color shades

What are you working on at the moment?
- A big drawing on the window of a gallery in Cophenagen for the official launch of the huge and beautiful PLETHORA magazine.

What is your next project? 
- Drawing all over the ceiling of an abandonned building in Paris with my friend Alexone ..and an edition of wallpaper with my drawings…and a lot of other things…
 Have you always wanted to be an artist? 

What inspires you and why?
-Shapes, colors and interactions…it creates ambiance and that s what I really like.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
-a painter

Are you in Love?
-yes, deeply.
What time of the day is your favourite?
-Depending on where I’am and how I feel, it always changing
What is your favorite dessert? 
 -banana split maybe…

What is your best summer memories from your childhood?
- my best summer memories must be when my parents took me to this hippie community into the lost french country..with the other kids we were hangin out with the goats and building houses in the tree.
-it was really something like freedom.
Art by Julien Colombier

Where do you get your energy from?
-from my inside world and from the people around me.
What do you dream about?
-to continue working on my dreams
Art by Julien Colombier
What makes you laugh?
-to translate litteraly americain songs in french…works really good with the commercial r’n b.
What is your favorite place in the world?
-Here and now (actually I’m working on it)

Thanks Julien  :) 

                                                                 -  Line Jarde  - 

tirsdag den 3. september 2013

Art by nature from Canada

Don't miss out on Amy Hamilton's illustrations. They are works of art. 


Amy Hamilton lives in Ontario Canada and has a special interest in illustration and she loves to experiment with different styles and mediums. 

Her work is inspired by nature and she believe that beauty can be found in the least likely of places. Go to her place for more exhilarating experiences.