1.15.2016

LOS DIEZ PINTORES CONCRETOS

MARIO CARREÑO, CREPÚSCULO (TWILIGHT), 1955
 
LOLÓ SOLDEVILLA, SIN TÍTULO (UNTITLED), 1953
 
SALVADOR CORRATGÉ, ESPACIOS Y FORMAS NO.1 (SPACES AND FORMS NO. 1), 1962
 
PEDRO DE ORAÁ, SIN TÍTULO (UNTITLED), 1960
 
RAFAEL SORIANO, COMPOSICIÓN (COMPOSITION), 1954
 
SALVADOR CORRATGÉ, ESPACIOS Y FORMAS NO.1 (SPACES AND FORMS NO. 1), 1962
 
SANDÚ DARIÉ, SIN TÍTULO (UNTITLED), 1950
 
Los Diez Pintores Concretos (Ten Concrete Painters) was a group of Cuban artists that was formed in 1959. In all, the group showed together a total of three times and published two portfolios of prints. Their last exhibition was presented at the Galería de Artes Plásticas, Camagüey in 1961, but after the closure of the gallery and under the increased political pressure, Los Diez disbanded.

An exhibition of paintings and sculptures (from the late 1940s through the early 1960s) by the artists who were at different times associated with the short-lived group titled Concrete Cuba is on display at David Zwirner in New York until 20 February.

1.10.2016

IRVING HARPER'S PAPER SCULPTURES

Wright presents Irving Harper: Paper Sculptures, an auction devoted to the extraordinary and diverse series of sculptures created by the famous designer. With the exception of a few gifts to friends, this sale represents the sculptural work created by Harper in its entirety, and is a rare opportunity to see a little known chapter of one of modern design’s most important protagonists.

See my previous post about the life and work of Irving Harper.

1.04.2016

THE HOME OF ADRIANA HANNA

The home of Melbourne architect Adriana Hanna and her family in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne it’s a beautiful, livable space that feels fluid and real and very relaxed. Head over to The Design Files for more images and info.

Photos Eve Wilson

1.03.2016

HÉLÈNE BINET

© HÉLÈNE BINET | ZAHA HADID, LANDESGARTENSCHAU - LFONE, WEIL AM RHEIN, 1999
 
© HÉLÈNE BINET | ZAHA HADID, VITRA FIRE STATION, WEIL AM RHEIN, 1993
 
© HÉLÈNE BINET | ZAHA HADID, MAXXI - MUSEUM OF XXI CENTURY ARTS, ROME, 2009
 
© HÉLÈNE BINET | DANIEL LIBESKIND, JEWISH MUSEUM, BERLIN, 1996/1998
 
© HÉLÈNE BINET | DANIEL LIBESKIND, JEWISH MUSEUM, BERLIN, 1996/1998
 
© HÉLÈNE BINET | PETER ZUMTHOR, KOLUMBA DIOCESAN MUSEUM, COLOGNE, 2008
 
© HÉLÈNE BINET | PETER ZUMTHOR, SERPENTINE PAVILION, LONDON, 2011
 
For over twenty five years now, the Swiss-French photographer, Hélène Binet has offered her unique perspective to the work of internationally acclaimed architects across the globe, from Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind, to Peter Zumthor and Caruso St John.

Her work is characterized through the precise effects of light and shadow within the architectural space and her meticulous analogue processes. She shoots exclusively in analogue and refuses to shoot in digital. "I've never done anything professionally with digital. If something is a bit strange, a bit rough, you work with that." (from dezzen interview)

Binet is recognised not only as a leading international photographer, but also as one that has helped shape the contemporary architectural photography scene. But, above all, she is acknowledged for her unique way of capturing the journey of light through a building. It is this quote by Louis Kahn, Binet says, that expresses her work: "The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building".

references: domus | wallpaper | phaidon | dezeen