MARY SIBANDE: dressed to tell South Africa’s tale

Mary Sibande - I'm a lady

Mary Sibande is one of South Africa’s most talented young artists. For several years, her work has nearly exclusively revolved around Sophie, a servant character created from her personal genealogy (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were maids). Sophie’s dark silky skin and her majestic eye-catching blue Victorian dresses turn her into a queen whose eyes … Continue reading

ILONA PELLI: naturally born from materials

Ilona Pelli Drama (tunique) spring-summer 2011

I arrived in Helsinki from Brussels/Paris more than ten years ago, the mind full of Belgian/Parisian fashion. At the time, there were very few boutiques in the Finnish capital where I could find wow factor clothes or accessories but for one exception: Ilona Pelli’s. The pureness of her cuts and colours, her branded asymmetrical treatment … Continue reading

KAIJA POIJULA: instantaneous poetical resonances

Kaija Poijula’s is one of those artists whose work causes an instantaneous¬†poetical collision. When I bumped into her “Fortuna” one year ago – and later into “Sleeping beauties” at the Helsinki design museum, I really got fascinated by her virtuoso use of airy and frail dandelions trapped in an elaborate glass and polished wooden structure. … Continue reading

ALEC VON BARGEN: world sympho-pic

This portrait of Alec Von Bargen (www.alec360.com) consists of a series of edited messages we exchanged on Facebook, by e-mail over the last four months. It was very much an “art on the go” experience as Alec was constantly on the move: traveling to shoot in Asia, traveling to receive an award and inaugurate an … Continue reading

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