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  1. by Rei Nadal .

    Water Sculptures

    I recently discovered the artist Shinichi Maruyama (b. 1968 Nagano, Japan. Now based in New York). What I loved about his work is, given the ephemeral nature of his sculptures, they can only exist through a photographic or film media support. Check out his 'Water Sculpture', just brilliant.

    http://shinichimaruyama.com/

     

    Recent comments

    1. Najaam
      14:17 26 Apr 2012
      soooo amazingly powerful
    2. Teige
      01:27 22 Sep 2012
      Your anewsr was just what I needed. It's made my day!
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  2. by Rei Nadal .

    Badges for Honourable Lovers
    Rei Nadal explores Peter De Potter's work

    While Tumblr now seems to be packed with misinterpreted quotations, skinny girls and cats, if you are careful enough you will be able to find one or two things that make all the time spent online worth every second. This is how I met Peter De Potter, from Antwerp, whose work comprises a different range of photography, both found imaginary and self-made, divided in series, each with its own tumblr page. So far De Potter has created http://angelic-starts.tumblr.com (2010), http://routine-routine.tumblr.com (2011), http://i-am-an-image-machine.tumblr.com(2011) and most recently http://badges-for-honorable-lovers.tumblr.com. By using these sites all his work has been transported into a digital platform, with an occasional physical twin of the online  pieces aside from a few minor alterations regarding its printed format. Apart from these series, last year, the Belgium artist participated with an entry at the Avant/Garde diaries in Berlin, curated by Raf Simons, with whom he has collaborated since 2001.

    PdP's art has caught my eye in a very powerful way. Firstly because the obvious magnificence of his work; his ability to conjoin ideas to create a greater concept in just one collage is remarkable and definitely one of a kind, even if it almost every tumblr blogger would state they do the same thing, De Potter sensibility is transmitted by each piece into a larger vision that might not be perceived by some.
    While some individuals would aim their criticism to his way of re-using other artist's work, De Potter defends his pieces noting where the importance of his art lies: "The question of lifting images from their original sources is not new in the art world yet there has never been a definite answer or definition about it. To me, my work is very much about the questions 'what is an image', 'what is a collage', 'why do we fall in love - in the physical sense - with an image', 'why are we touched by an image' than anything else." Even more than that, there is something so romantic in his vision, and that is his use of both found imaginary and his own to create something new. Sort of bringing back to life forgotten thoughts one once had- shared and then disappeared. De Potter transforms images, a process which feels almost like recycling, and comes up with collages that feel fresh and honest.

    The Internet has been for a while the strongest way of diffusing art and the fastest way ever to receive a real feedback from the viewers. And yet there is people who still reject platforms like Tumblr or Instagram, regarding them as an 'irrelevant' form of entertainment. Now Peter De Potter proves otherwise and reaches his public in the most exciting and modern way and possibly, the highest number of audience. If it seems like everything has been done before, why not trying something new?

     

    Recent comments

    1. david
      14:31 4 May 2012
      This is incredible work.
    2. lou.stoppard
      15:06 4 May 2012
      This is beautiful. The internet makes so many wonderful things possible! Thanks so much Rei.
    3. Marqiitoz
      09:57 24 Nov 2012
      I believe there is still lots of good ppeole around in this world... we are seeing so many of them coming out to help those in Haiti... I wish more ppeole were doing it to show others what they can do...
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  3. by Rei Nadal .

    Curdled Milk by Nicole Dollanganger

    A new tumblr find. Nicole Bell, better known by her artistic name Nicole Dollanganger, makes the most disturbing music I have ever heard. Songs like 'Coma Baby', 'Blood Brothers' and 'Dog Teeth' are tragic lullabies, obscure stories sang with the softest voice. Raw, cruel, but beautiful and delicate. Brutally honest. And a great alternative if you are already done  with cool people repeating the word 'swag' or 'pussy' in their lyrics until your ears bleed. Grab a box of tissues and enjoy her first album, Curdled Milk, that you can either listen for free or buy from her bandcamp (http://nicoledollanganger.bandcamp.com/).

  4. Comments

    1. peter
      21:58 4 Dec 2012
      wonderful, utterly charming too.
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    1. peter
      23:40 6 Dec 2012
      divine
    2. rei.nadal
      15:25 7 Dec 2012
      Thank you Peter x
    3. Namine
      12:54 16 Dec 2012
      Looks like a creepy anorexic doll from Silent Hill
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  6. by Rei Nadal .

    CĂ©line Fur shoes

    Perhaps the best and worst thing I've seen. 9 months and I still don't know if I love them or hate them.

    I love them.

    Not really.

    Comments

    1. friendly
      20:17 30 May 2013
      I love these drawings.
      I have seen them on Machine A Instagram.
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  7. by Rei Nadal .

    Pussy

    Miu Miu shoes from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection and a bad taste joke. Probably I should have that engraved on my tomb stone.

     

    Recent comments

    1. i-police
      17:42 10 Jul 2013
      I love your drawings !!
    2. Reinhold Fiege
      08:22 21 Jul 2013
      Hi,

      I’m running a German magazine together with my wife that deals with Nature, Politics, Arts, Housing, Lifestyle, Music, Community, Technique (Cars etc.) a. o.

      Would it be o.k. for you if I use an image of your Pussy (which I don't think is a bad taste joke because may wife liked it!) for my weekly Caturday with a link to your blog?

      Please take a look at our site me-magazine.info and let me know under me-magazine@t-online.de what you think of this matter.

      Thank you very much in advance!

      Kind Regards,
      Reinhold Fiege
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  8. by Rei Nadal .

    Laura of Sadness.

    Someone called me a pervert the other day for drawing boobs so I started drawing cunts too.

     

    This illustration is for my best friend Laura. xxx

     

     

    Recent comments

    1. vernacular
      13:50 29 Jul 2013
      Your drawings are so sexy!

    2. pietro
      22:20 30 Jul 2013
      your best friend Laura is very lucky!
      I hope she gives you something as pretty back.
    3. Nick Knight
      22:09 1 Aug 2013
      Rei, your drawings are getting better and better.
      I am so thrilled every time you send one in.
      If I owned a fashion brand or perfume company I would definately be asking you to create my advertising.
      They would look amazing as a film poster!
      Love them.
    4. Nick Knight
      22:12 1 Aug 2013
      .....and what could possibly be 'perverted' about drawing boobs.
      I hate the way sex and representations of sexuality has been demonised in this world.
      Since when has sex become a sin?
    5. Nick Knight
      22:20 1 Aug 2013
      “Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.” somehow seems appropriate here.
      (-Alejandro Jodorowsky quote posted on the SHOWStudio Tumblr by Erica Schriener today.)
    6. rei.nadal
      12:47 2 Aug 2013
      It isn't sex that has been and still is demonised. It's women.
    7. Nick Knight
      15:09 2 Aug 2013
      Then Rei, how come men are not allowed to be shown with erections?
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  9. by Rei Nadal .

    Your new girlfriend

    You know that phrase, 'she's cut from a different fabric'.

    Well, yes.

    From polyester.

    Recent comments

    1. luka1
      17:43 16 Aug 2013
      fierce words


    2. emeraldeyes
      18:33 16 Aug 2013
      LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE`!
      Your drawings are to die for!
      I want those shoes !
    3. Meh
      18:02 19 Aug 2013
      dont give up your day job . . .
    4. michelangelo
      21:50 19 Aug 2013
      only Ms Nadal doing modern fashion illustration !
      Nobody comes close.
      This girl has got it.
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  10. Recent comments

    1. Luka1
      01:25 18 Aug 2013
      Is there going to be a book of your drawings @Reinadal ?
      Because there should be.
    2. Erica
      02:26 18 Aug 2013
      I would love to see more of Rei's drawings.
    3. sophie
      19:30 18 Aug 2013
      I have have been keeping my eyes on your work on this site for the last six months.
      Your sketches are the most beautiful I have seen.
      I always follow you on Instagram and you are just the freshest talent.
      Ask SHOWSTUDIO to give you a whole feature to illustrate.
      Ask them to get you to illustrate the fashion shows again, you were the best!

    4. rei.nadal
      20:33 18 Aug 2013
      SHOWstudio and I have been speaking about making a new series of illustrations, so we will definitely work together again! Thank you all for your kind words, you don't know how much they mean to me. Thank you. xx
    5. michelangelo
      21:47 19 Aug 2013
      only illustrator with modern attitude out there.
    6. Meh
      22:50 21 Aug 2013
      What's this even illustrating ?? Looks like the sort of thing I scrawled in my diary when I was an emo teenager. Dull.

      Not saying you don't have talent, but this isn't very good. Bit pretensious.
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