Thursday, October 29, 2009

Women in mirror







Eduardo Anievas Cortines, Egard Degas, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault and Dino Valls. These are a few paintings I selected from Carmen Pascual´s blog under the subject Women in mirror. Check her blog to see the rest of her great selection: Carmensabes.
Bye now!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

El valor de una firma (The value of a signature)



I´d like to thank Mariaje Barrenetxea (my mother) who sent me this moving video animation.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lucian Freud

"Factory in London" 1972, by Lucian Freud. I guess this is an unsual work from a great painter mostly known for his powerful portraits often of naked bodies; but his style of painting is very recognisable. He paints in a way that it feels like he sculpts with thick colour. His paintings are very rich in materia and the viewer can almost breath the time Freud spent observing his model.

As you guys might know I have painted quite a bit of London, specially the East End. I´ve got some sort of attraction to London´s streets and its buidings. There´s something very intriguing about "the old" when it comes to architecture. Someone said the face of a person reflects their soul. The time Freud spent observing and painting definetly reflects something.
Have a nice week!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chunky Move's Mortal Engine



"Founded by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek in 1995, Chunky Move has earned an enviable reputation for producing a distinct yet unpredictable brand of genre-defying dance performance." (www.chunkymove.com)
Beautiful dance performance, I hope one day I can get to see it life. I´d like to thank Yeukai Makoni for send it to me.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Gilbert Garcin



Gilbert Garcin

I saw this photography of Gilbert Garcin on Buamai, a select collective posting unique imagery from various sources with a focus on Graphic Design, Architecture, Fashion and Art.

Buamai is curated by César Pesquera, a director, graphic designer and audiovisual artist that is always involved in many interesting things. A while ago I posted "Passier 8", a great short film directed by Pesquera. I have only checked a little bit of of Buamai´s archive, and I got absorved by this fantastic photographs. by Garcin. Thanks to Vanessa Bejarano, who sent me the link of Buamai.

Soon I hope to post the new short film of Pesquera: "Círculo Uno". In the meantime, I am sure that I will reffer to Buamai many more times with great art works.

Tomorrow I will provably make it to Frieze Art Fair In London. You guys enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rebekka Gudleifs





Yesterday I got an e-mail from Daniel Pianesi, who sent me a link to Rebekka Gudleifs work. Here´s a few pictures I chose from the blog and the website of this great self taught photographer from Iceland.
I am very glad that I am getting more and more feedback from you guys making this blog interactive and exciting. Today I want to thank Daniel for his collaboration but also all of you for your interaction and for following the blog wich is about to reach 2000 visits since I started it.

At the moment I am working on the next step for THINGSWORTHSEEING: a real dynamic space where workshops, exhibitions, video screenings and many more things will happen. The location will be in London´s East End. I will keep you informed.

Notice that at the bottom of the page you can add comments. Your opinion for THINGSWORTHSEEING SPACE will be appreciated. Ideas welcome!

Bye now!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Omo people



I´d like to thank once again Beth Thomson for sending me a nice link. Photographs taken over six years by Hans Sylvester of this tribe in the Omo River in Ethiopia. Music by Ryuichie Sakamoto. The sense of armony of colour on this people is just amazing. Enjoy and learn of this people that turn themselfs into art.
Have a nice week!

"Early Sunday Morning" by Edward Hopper


The beauty of the light in the silence. I think that on certain paintings there´s a certain colour that stands out, a colour that we remember and we associate with that painting. This is a painting of Hopper that stays in my mind.
On my memory that warm orange seems to stand out, and it is the key colour for me to actually remember the rest of the painting.
Enjoy the rest of this Sunday!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Frank Auerbach




REPRESENT at Blackall Studios

REPRESENT brings together a group of contemporary artists whose work deals with exactly these issues.
Matt Small and Best Ever, posted on my blog in the past, and amongst others are part of this group show.
Private view November 5th 6pm-9pm
Blackall Studios 73 Leonard Street London EC2A 4QX.
Thanks for the info Matt and I will see you there!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"The Eye" by Salvador Dalí.

Gerhard Richter

Back in London from a nice holiday in the sun I will be again posting "thingsworthseeing".
Today Gerhard Richter. Have a nice day!