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Creativity Kiosk: Interview with Tadas Šimkus

Photographer Tadas Černiauskas

Hi, Tadas, it’s great to talk to you a bit more. What are you doing at the moment? What are you inter­ested in?

Hey, it’s also great for me to answer your ques­tions. Recently, I had a very inter­est­ing chance to cre­ate brand­ing of a bar and I was involved in everything from its name to the interior. So I spent the last moth sketch­ing logos, draw­ing in the interior and look­ing after the whole course of the pro­ject. There was a lot of new exper­i­ence. It’s really great. And on the whole, I’m still throw­ing myself from cli­ent to cli­ent but a need for a more con­sist­ent busi­ness is already brew­ing. In addi­tion, I am inter­ested in street art and more pre­cisely I’m inter­ested in draw­ings — paint­ings of big/​huge format in city spaces. I am try­ing to under­stand how and where from they get the funds and how and who is organ­iz­ing this.

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David Schalliol and Isolated Buildings of Chicago

David Schalliol

David Schalliol cap­tures us with his unex­pec­ted angle. His art involves archi­tec­ture, soci­ology, his­tory and pho­to­graphy. I chose to talk about this author because pho­to­graphy in his hands is just one piece of a big­ger thing. And that piece helps to depict and ana­lyse the con­text. Maybe these pic­tures, done in Chicago, will attract you with its aes­thet­ics, but there is a lot more in it.

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R. McGinley had a H. G. Wells’ Dream

I came across Ryan McGinley work again. Even though these pieces showed up a while ago, it still look inspir­ing and worth hav­ing a look at. This time he is mov­ing to the bleak under­ground, which through his lens — rose, blue, orange — becomes fant­ast­ic­ally lyr­ical and peace­ful home of sol­it­ary beings.

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Pick Me Up 2012 Humble Opinion With sh** loads of Pictures

I was stand­ing in a centre of the Somerset House exhib­i­tion hall pre­par­ing my mind and eyes to con­sume vast assort­ment of the biggest illus­tra­tion fair of the year. As I stood with my eyes shut this annoy­ing feel­ing of déjà vu at last began to fade and was fully dis­rup­ted by the smell of saus­age. Yes. This was my second time at Pick Me Up, and one imme­di­ate dif­fer­ence I noticed was smell… “Previews are funny” I though to myself, some smell of cheap vine or sweat or mould, some reek with over­power­ing per­fume. “Sausages are ori­ginal” I thought again and took one passing me on a plate. I real­ised I was hungry not only for some juicy art.

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Ironic Reflections of Pablo Wendel

http://​vimeo​.com/​1​5​7​8​6​148

Pablo Wendel — artist of younger gen­er­a­tion, yet to be involved with crit­ics or defined with con­cep­tual bound­ar­ies described by cur­at­ors, but he already attrac­ted a lot of atten­tion from mass media, social net­works and took part in some of most recog­nized gal­ler­ies and exhib­i­tions ( Bloomberg Contemporaries 2010, Saatchi best gradu­ate awards ). The reason behind all this atten­tion most prob­ably lies behind his wit and accur­ate raillery. His per­form­ances are spread­ing in speed of light and quickly becom­ing of “must see” type.

One of the best known per­form­ances, prob­ably shown on most of big­ger coun­tries’ tele­vi­sion chan­nels and writ­ten about in news­pa­pers, was sta­ging of Terracotta war­rior in China’s archi­tec­tural her­it­age exhibit. Pablo him­self dis­guised as one of the war­ri­ors just stood still there amongst legendary her­oes. Sure enough China’s dictatorship-​like Police didn’t like it one bit, so young man, who wasn’t react­ing to ques­tions and urging to leave, was just car­ried out of battlefield.

But this is not a sole per­form­ance of this guy, so let’s talk about his other work.

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