Today, I reveal the reason for a week-long blog-silence. Namely, it is Glum Glamour - a PDF artbook which includes a selection of my collages in hi-resolution, with 13 brand-new artworks (+ front and back covers + over 20 supplementary 'mini artworks'), available for purchase on ITCH.IO for a symbolic price of
13 Jul 2018
☼☼☼☼☼☼☼(☼) out of 10☼
Featuring one of the best-looking recent opening sequences which also introduces the film's leitmotif of marble painting, The Crescent is a solid Canadian chiller from the second-time feature director Seth A. Smith who casts his own toddler Woodrow Graves in one of the two central roles (the other being Danika Vandersteen in her shaky debut), and lulls you into a state of melancholic dream turned insidious, undulating, psychologically disorienting nightmare via deliberate pacing, extremely unnerving score, aspect ratio changes and jaunts into surreal territory which make the geometrically rigid architecture of the exquisite beach house setting quite Escher-esque.
9 Jul 2018
I am extremely pleased and excited to announce that my collages will be a part of Entartete's multidisciplinary art exhibition 'Shadow House' that will take place at People's Production Lab in Preston (Lancashire, England), on 15th July 2018. So, if you're living in, passing through or planning a jaunt / trip to Preston, make sure to come by!
... to devour Narcissus
7 Jul 2018
6 Jul 2018
4 Jul 2018
☼☼☼☼☼☼(☼) out of 10☼
Kiyoshi Kurosawa brings a hefty dose of Japanese meticulousness and dense, somewhat eerie, almost stifling atmosphere to his francophone debut - the chic modern gothic Daguerrotype (aka The Woman in the Silver Plate / Le Secret de la chambre noire) which provides us with a handsomely produced, exquisitely lensed and wonderfully acted tale of obsession (with women, outdated contraptions and art of photography) that unfortunately fails to send shivers down the viewer's spine and to maintain the same level of investment in the unapologetically brooding proceedings after reaching its peak in the mid-section.