mandag den 27. oktober 2014

It's surREAL

The atmosphere in the works of Eugenia Loli is surreal both witty and sarcastic with a hidden message behind it all. She herself is originally from Grece but is now staying performing her art in California (US). 

Here's a selection of her works. Eugenia is both a filmmaker and a modern vintage collage artist. Stop by her website yourself for more surrealism. 

A rocky start

Astral double
Upper class dealer

lørdag den 4. oktober 2014

Self portraits in chains

Afruz Amighi lives and works in NY. This is some of her art from 2012. Go see her own site. It's simple and peacefull and we are digging it. Have a great weekend! Love Stella. 

Self portrait in chain 2012

Self portrait in chain 2012 

torsdag den 25. september 2014

Something new for the bookcase

Tomorrow, Friday, there is a 'new kind' in town for all of you Danish speaking readers and followers. 

Read all about the book here and get your own poems by Annette Brogaard (b.1982). 

onsdag den 3. september 2014

Portraits painted with words

Take a look at these fine images made by John Sokol (b. 1947). We absolutely love the way he combined the author with his or hers written works by painting their portrait using their own words. 

John Keats as Lamia 

Samuel Beckett as as waiting for Godot

Walt Whitman as Leaves of grass

Find your own favorite among the greatest! 

tirsdag den 5. august 2014

Anticipation creating atmosphere

Russell Gordon-Jones is painting sort of surreal spaces where the mere anticipation creates an very interesting atmosphere.

Russell just recently took his BA in fine art from Oxford school of fine art and we are intrigued by the atmosphere and his interest in Lynch and Hitchcook. Have a look for yourself and find the inspiration.

onsdag den 23. juli 2014

Human desires from porcelain pieces

Her name is Louise Hindsgavl (b. 1973). She is a Danish porcelain artist and among other things she makes human desires from porcelain pieces. 

Her art pieces are quite remarkable, weird and then most of all they are beautiful to look at, as if a partly fairy tail universe and partly human universe is unfolding before your eyes. It's quite remarkable and we love it! 

Her works are nothing like the porcelain pieces you find in the window at your grandparents house. They have a different story and tell and so much more than what meets the eye at first glance. 

Louise's works contain both entertainment and reflection for an afternoon out of the sun thinking about our desires in a sort of mash up. 

Take a look for yourself at Louise's HP and drop a comment below. 

Have a happy summer. Love Stella. 

søndag den 18. maj 2014

Two sides of every body

Gracia Hagen (self-taught artist from Chicago) took some wonderful photos of different models from two very different perspectives. One of them sowing them off the models as pretty as ever and the other one showing the same body but from a less fortunate position, or? The point is very different! 

Gracia Hagen wants us to understand that every person can look extremely attractive under the right circumstances and two seconds later transform into something completely different.

The series 'Illusions of the body' was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Now she even turned the pictures into a book. 

Most of us realize that the media displays only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.

lørdag den 5. april 2014

The candid personality of children

Here is the story of photographer Emily Kornya for you. 

Since I was a very young child I had always been intrigue by images, whether that be photography or art, I was always fascinating in trying to discover the story each photo told. 

The feeling has stuck with me and as I got older I started to become very interested in photography as it just such a realistic and personal (as the people you capture are all unique individuals) art form. 

Since I was 12 I had dreams of one day becoming a children's fashion photographer (I have always loved to work with kids, and love their imaginative and genuine nature) and at age 17 I took a photography course while traveling through 10 cities in Europe. On this trip I felt such a thrill and happiness from capturing the moments of people's lives/stories I decided that I wanted definitely pursue this. 

What is most important to me for my own photography is capturing a persons true personality. I like to shoot very candidly and watch how the models interact with each other and see the stories and bonds they have created. Its pretty magical to see this and how much happiness the kids are experiencing. 

mandag den 24. marts 2014

Arty Smarty all the way

Looking for nature inspired jewellery objects to express who you are? This is the handcraft of the company artysmarty. The designer and owner of the company is Angela Cuthill based in Dublin. 

 Angela likes her jewellery to be both fun and entertaining. Still they are very simple. 


Animal necklaces

Angela uses simple materials and represents them in new ways. Wood, fabrics and resin form the basis of material which are produced by hand into contemporary objects. 

Check out her facebook site and the shop.

lørdag den 15. marts 2014

Latest EP by Tiger Baby. Meet lead singer Pernille Pang

Last year (2013) Tiger Baby released the wonderful EP 'Alone'. It's a result of the band's new approach to their music and collaboration. Back then Stella had a talk with lead singer Pernille Pang who you might already know as editor of Stella Magazine. It's time for sharing! Read the interview and then listen to the EP (or do it the other way around). 


-What’s on your mind to day? 
I’m writing a book at the moment and have to hand the whole manuscript in to the publisher very soon; so that’s pretty much what’s occupying me.

-Who is Tiger Baby? 
Benjamin Teglbjærg, Nikolaj Tarp Gregersen and me. We’ve been a band for ages and met when we we’re all studying at the university of Copenhagen and Benjamin and Nikolaj put a note up on a black board at the university. They we’re looking for a singer to join their band, and I responded. Now – many years, three albums and an EP later – we’re still here, but our lives have changed a lot. We all have families and jobs, but still strive to make music.

-What is your next project? 
Benjamin is very busy at his job and needs a break from making music, so Nikolaj and I will do a duo-project. No one knows where it will lead us, but I’m pretty exited about it. Also, I’m going to give birth to my second daughter in December. That’s a pretty exiting project too. (This interview was conducted in 2013. Pernille now has a lovely newborn daughter.) 

-Have you always wanted to be an artist?
Yes, a kind of artist, I guess. As I child I was always jumping around in my room imitating Madonna and the like, pretending to be a pop star. Later on I wanted to be a designer, then a photographer and a journalist. I ended up being both a journalist and a singer, which I’m very content with.  

-What or Who inspires you and why? 
Daily life. Ups and downs. And the melancholy of fall. But I also get really inspired by going to concerts. Listening to other musicians and bands.  

-Are you in Love?  In a place, a person, a moment or something else? 
I’m very much in love with my family and the new apartment, which we just moved into. I’ll never fall out of love with my four-year-old daughter, Stella. She’s the greatest love of all.    

- What time of the day is your favorite? 
It used to be in the night. When everything was quiet, most people were asleep and creativity was flowing. But that was before I had children. Now I’m too tired in the evenings and nights, and I think actually prefer mornings alone with a cup of coffee in front of the computer. 

- What is your favorite dessert and Why?
In general I just love desserts. If I have to pick one it would be the classic Thai dish ‘Sticky rice and mango’

- What is your best summer memories from your childhood? why?
When I was visiting my grandparents in the north of Jutland. I remember those summers as being really sunny and warm with trips to the beach and walks in the forest - bicycling along yellow grain fields, picking strawberries and peas from my grandparent’s garden. 

- Where do you get your energy from?
From inspiration and creativity. 

 - What do you do on a rainy day? 
I stay inside - making puzzles, cuddling up with my daughter, reading books. 

- What do you dream about?
Adventures in Asia. And long, healthy and happy lives for every member in my family. 

- What makes you laugh? 
My daughter and my husband. And little things with no logic at all. 

- What is your favorite place in the world?
The beautiful temple in Hong Kong, where my dad’s urn is situated. I love to spend time there alone. The heavy smell of incense and the quiet sound of running water from a small fountain. 

- The best advice someone has giving you, and follow it? 
It’s very cliché and I don’t know if anyone ever gave it to me or I just got it from an American movie. But you can do what you want if you just believe in yourself. I’m not sure, I always follow this advice, but I would like to. My boyfriend often tells me to stop my complaining and do something about it instead. I guess, that’s pretty good advice too.

Interview by Line Jarde.

fredag den 7. marts 2014

Photos in which nothing is too clear

It's Friday and it is all about Sofia Borges (b. 1984) a visual artist and photographer living in São Paulo. 

With her photos she walks across the diversity of art and photo trying to make the 'object' and the meaning of it speak together in unity. In her photos she always try to describe a relation and always choose photos in which noting is too clear.  

 Sofia graduated as Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts from the University of fine arts in São Paulo in 2008.
Sofia in her studio in Sao Paulo

lørdag den 22. februar 2014

Rhythm and movement. Meet Elaine Cameron-Weir.

Elaine Cameron-Weir (b. 1985) is a New York based artist practicing sculptural art. She is especially fascinated by rhythm and movement. 

Ozonic Bar, 2013. Collaboration with BEN SCHUMACHER
unlit neon letters, glass hardware, seaweed
Using both elegance and everyday as expression, her works place themselves in between two opposite positions. We sure like what we see and experience in her universe. 

Ozonic Note, 2013. Collaboration with BEN SCHUMACHER
unlit neon letters, glass hardware, seaweed

Elaine Cameron-Weir graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design and achieved a MFA from the Univerity of New York. 

exhibition from Induction-Procedure at Art Concept, Paris, 2013

Plate 29, 2012
aluminium 50.5 x 30.4 x 2 cm
courtesy Galerie Rodolphe Janssen

lørdag den 8. februar 2014

A blessed unrest

Martha Graham (1894-1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer. Not only was she an active dancer for more than seventy years. She also said some beautiful things about being an artist. So all you Stellamag followers with a creating spark in you; may this inspire your weekend. 

"No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissastifaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others."

Portrait of Martha Graham, 1940ies

Barbara Morgan, Martha Graham, Extasis 1935

lørdag den 1. februar 2014

Setting the table // Brooklyn

In Brooklyn designer Clair Catillaz is making her handcrafted ceramics. Ever since she was 12 she has had her hands in the clay and is still trying to make every piece her favorite. Well, we definitely have a few favorites among the collection! Which ones are your favorites?  

Throw all your dishes into the sea - find Clair Catillaz on Instagram /Clamlab

Clair Catillaz is the founder of Clam Lab also based in N.Y. She founded the workspace and shop after having taught a few pottery classes year back.
Infinity bowls // PINKISH TRIO

Tab bowl // OOAK

torsdag den 23. januar 2014

The art of making and selling hats

3-15 hours in the making in a shop in Buenos Aires Argentina leads to some of these beautiful hats. Time very well spend. 

The hats are designed by the lovely Cecil Sain with an impressing artbook of her work. All of the hats are 100% hand made and who would not love to go out wearing one of these couture babies?

Go to Cecil Sain Facebook site for more information and more photos to enjoy. Maybe it's time to wear more hats this year? 

onsdag den 15. januar 2014

Change the world

Thoughts and ideas can change the world. So said Jone Kvie in an interview with Jesper N. Jørgensen in 2004.  And so it is. 

His very productive artist resumé goes back all the way to 1998 and we are diggin' it. JK himself was born in 1971 in Stavanger, Norway and lives in Sweden at the moment. Have a moment of bliss enjoying some of his art with a statement to change the world. 

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Pictures are JK rights reserved.