Dominique Pétrin is a multidisciplinary Canadian artist based in Montreal. Her unwavering commitment to extraordinary hyper-colour excites me to no end. Squeal! In her more-is-more approach to mixing clashing patterns, graphics and iconography, Dominique creates trippy and exciting installations that converging the world of art, graphic design and interiors.
Stockholm based photographer & stylist Carl Kleiner is well known for his unique take on colour and geometric compositions. His most recent project was to create a series of lively abstract collages for furniture brand Herman Miller. Ka-pau! Aren’t they just awesome? If this doesn’t convince you of the importance of colour in product design, then I don’t know what will.
Cool, clever, and full of visual impact, these mixed media collages from Argentinian graphic designer Larissa Haily Aguado are both dynamic and hilarious. Our hat goes off to Liarissa for her ability to blend disparate images for spectacularly simple results.
Rebecca Louise Law is a London-based installation artist, best known for her breathtaking interactive large-scale installations consisting of thousands of suspended flowers.
Alessandro and Francesco Mendini of Atelier Mendini, in collaboration with Studiopepe, recently opened the doors of their new two-storey Milanese gallery Fragile. Forget neutral spaces with toned-down style, and brace yourself for loads of personality and character – the pieces on show are linked in an unconventional way, becoming the main part of the exhibition as a developer of style and ideas. An innovative and active design hub, the showroom aims to produce a whole retail concept characterised by irony and strong personality that matches Fragile’s precious collection of historic design pieces.
American photographer, Autumn de Wilde has designed a pair of transparent and reflective jewel toned structures for a photo-shoot in the dry Californian landscape. Made of a combination of mirror and coloured plexiglass, images of the landscape are reflected on the structure, and the landscape is simultaneously cast with rose, warm gold and aqua tinted sunlight. The reciprocal exchange of colour, light and refraction are truly exquisite.