Anything Can Fly is a clever photo series produced by Sweden-based photographer Carl Kleiner. The inventive artist draws on clean, organized compositions and soft color palettes to form his visually pleasing portfolio. This particular project was commissioned for an Avios ad campaign, a company experienced in an air travel and leisure points reward system. Using the company’s slogan “Anything Can Fly,” Kleiner organized everyday items, suspended in mid-flight against a sky blue background. Each thing seen in the photographs can be acquired through the Avios system by cashing in accumulated points.
Pairing objects that function together, but also sometimes contradict, Kleiner playfully presents each scene by flipping the frame in any direction but right-side up. The result are these visually tricky and gravity-defying compositions. Not a drop of pink paint drips from the upside-down paint can and a pair of sparkly gold shoes hover mid-air among a collection of snacks and beauty products. In his ever-humorous style, Kleiner brings us another incredible, visual delight.
Redo Design Studio recent design, the ‘WING Armchair,’ incorporates bright bold colors into a plushy, flower-like design for an unmistakably funky but nonetheless elegant look. When it comes to furniture and interior design, there is a fine line between funky and tacky, but the skilled professionals at Redo Design Studio have no problem with such subtleties. furniture like the WING Armchair can’t be plopped just anywhere.
Good, a design agency from Kazakhstan, wanted to implement a design idea in the form of a specific object. The part that they liked with the pot was the fact that the flower pot and the person’s face have a similar shape, which contributes to the visual association, the shape of the plants help hide the top edge of the pot to get the full effect which is quite funny
Jason Hull from Oaklandia,USA says “I’m converting a few old cameras from the 50’s & 60’s into night lights. I’m not modifying cameras if they are in prisitine condition or if they’re rare, I’d rather they stay usable as cameras in those cases. The ones I’ve chosen are lightweight plastic, produced in huge numbers and easily found for sale at flea markets/ garage sales/ ebay.” We say “brilliant stuff”.
Lassana S is a French Artist/Illustrator who mainly works with drawings, and paintings in a photorealistic style. He says “When I draw or paint my paintings are realistic, it is both a battle of reproduction and a self-test. I’m like a kid, the desire to say that I too can do the same … or better. This is only a game sheet and I don’t impose constraints on myself except to be forced to respect the reality sometimes. I need to copy, copy, emulate, surpass… and in the end I produce something spectacular because only the imitation of reality as others have done, except that I bring my technique. I’m interested in urban areas, graffiti, and I often use raw materials: crayons, markers, paint, cutter, scotch tape…” (Translated from French text)
Rune Guneriussen was born 1977, in Norway. He was educated at Surrey Institute of Art & Design in England. He lives and works in eastern Norway. He is an artist working in the transition between installation and photography. As a conceptual artist he works primarily in nature, but also with more man made structures. The isolation of objects are turned into installations, most of these are not seen by an audience, but only photographed.
The work on objects such as tables, lamps and chairs started in 2005, and has been photographed on location all over Norway. The objects are implemented mainly in scenes cast in appropriate landscapes, and here they are subject to a certain character carefully laid out in a story. His works also includes live installations open to an audience. Recently he exhibited at the Nuit Blanche 2009 in Paris with the installation “Don´t leave the lights on”, but also with “An electric field” as his most extensive project done in Norway.
As an artist he believes strongly that art itself should be questioning and bewildering as opposed to patronising and restricting. As opposed to the current fashion he does not want to dictate a way to the understanding of his art, but rather indicate a path to understanding a story.