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Last Chance to see CLOWNATION

2 Mar

If you are an art collector, or simply looking for one of a kind work by original artists you have two more days to catch the amazing pieces currently hanging on the walls of  Artevistas, one of Barcelona’s best galleries to catch emerging artists. The exhibit ends on March 6.

The “CLOWNATION” exhibition of BONET & JORCO is one not to be missed! Consisting of a series of large canvases done with 4 hands by artist Alejandro Bonet (BONET) and Jordi Colonques (JORCO).

The artists distort reality by applying  a comical filter inspired by circus characters. Using images from the headlines and everyday life; no subject is spared when taking paintbrush to canvas. Their harsh look at modern society and reinterpretation using an aesthetic language of grotesque comedy makes their work intriguing.

From Madonna to the Pope-  BONET & JORCO clownify the images ripped from the tabloids and show us a different side of the images that are presented to us as “reality”.

 

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The word “clownie” is the final result of the transformation process or, if we may be allowed the neologism, what results from a “clownisation”.

 By presenting the circus clown or jester as caricatures that greatly exaggerate the subject’s traits the result is a transparency  that clarifies  intentions and demonstrate their motives. The beauty lays in the  paradox that, while disguised as a clown, the  person ends up revealing their true personality…
 

By combining their talents on one canvas, but in two separate cities Bonet & Jorco feed off of each others creativity by adding to each picture their own signature touch. To find out more about these artists take a look at the behind the scenes video. or swing by artevistas for a firsthand look at Barcelona’s most original artists.

GALERIA ARTEVISTAS-Passatge del Crèdit nº4
08002 Barcelona, Spain
935 130 465

 

ENA MACANA Makes Barcelona Bling

8 Feb

 

Enter the wonderful world of Ena Macana, Barcelona’s most forward thinking jewelry designer.

mickey mouse cross: Ena Macana

Beloved by DJ’s, Sought after by Stylists  and worshipped by fashionistas Ena Macana is the woman style mavens flock to, when looking for that one of a kind piece. From the absurd to the dangerous, Ena is conquering the hearts of  Barcelona’s most aloof fashionistas one piece at a time.

 

Blessed with the Midas touch anything she touches turns into art. Her designs are a mixture of  high-end grunge laced with a playful yet insightful edge . With pieces ranging from plastic toy guns crosses, model airplanes veils and pixellated mickey mouse crucifixes anything is possible when stepping into her world. In a few years Ena has managed to do what not many  designers her age would have like to have accomplished and that is injecting a certain amount of joie d’ vie into her designs a difficult task in these uncertain times.

Happy birthday hat: ena macana + butterfly ring: ena macana

 

Jewelry Maker/Marketing Guru-

Understanding what it takes to make a name for herself -Ena stays one step ahead of the trends and is rewriting the rules on making her jewelry known. In a town where everyone is creative, her christmas promotion was an instant success. Instead of waiting for clients to just walk through her door she invited her clients to bring their favorite childhood pieces to her showroom and where she would customize their own unique pieces into personal wearable treasures.

At age 16 Ena, found her self applying to the fashion school, but halfway along the way her inner child hit the brakes and her career took a detour in direction of a degree in industrial design. Today she finds her business thriving due to her innate sense of coolness and her amazing ability to create pieces that are not only jewelry but modern works of art.

 

ENA MACANA- 
Calle Portal Nou 7 //Borne//Barcelona                       www.enamacana.com    
TEL +34 931 813 531

 

 

Credits: Photo By : Mariana Rufrano, Make up: Daiana Homar, Model: Naida Camarasa. Pictures #2 & 3 by:Laura Benedicto

GORGEOUS Magazine Launch Party @ MUTT

4 Feb

Last night in the Borne, MUTT celebrated the launch of the new magazine GORGEOUS, edited by CARLES B. ARNAN and ALBERT MADAULA, this new magazine elegantly done in Black and white kicked off its premier issue with Heineken and Barcelona’s most colorful locals. To get your issue of Gorgeous, stop by MUTT and support this showcase for art + fashion.

http://gorgeousgorgeous.es/

 

 

  

080-Cristian Di Stefano

30 Jan

Nick Gentry Presents Post Modern Fab

22 Jan

My fascination with 80’s technology has never faded which is why, when I saw the ad for LA PAN ART GALLERY, a gallery here in Barcelona I had to find out more about this artist.

 As a kid I remember the amazing moment when my father explained what a floppy disc could do.  Before flash drives, before iPhones, before wi-fi. Mountains of floppy disks, VHS tapes, Polaroids and cassettes piled up as we were catapulted into the future. It seemed as if as quick as these objects came in to our lives just as quickly the became obsolete. This combination of media played a massive part in how a generation growing up in the 80s & 90s  learned about the world.

As media is rapidly absorbed into the World Wide Web, the physical media formats of the past have been deemed obsolete. Representing a huge shift away from real world objects, into countless intangible data files. Using floppy discs as canvas Nick Gentry, assimilates a world unlike any other where his subjects becomes suspended in time. A world of Post Modern Fab.

La Pan Art Gallery- C/ Marina 68, Barcelona

MUTT Barcelona- Opens Its Doors

29 Dec

Opened just a few weeks ago, MUTT has already become Barcelona’s premier social network. A magnet for the city’s graphic designers, photographers and fashion junkies- this white temple of art and fashion is the perfect place to find rare books and meet new people.

 

Located in the Borne on C/Comerc, Mutt  has moved into the old iguapop space, and has already won over Barcelona’s most colorful locals, with an amazing opening party packed wall to wall with MUTTERS (The United Association Of People Who Love Mutt)

 It seems like the owners have found the perfect balance between art and design. Mutt  has  managed to open a store in  Barcelona which not only blends perfectly with the neighborhood but also serves as an art gallery  which supports  local artists while providing tables filled with books covering  the best in global design and limited edition runs. From international fashion magazines to independent Fanzines, Mutt has everything you will not find at FNAC which makes MUTT the number one places to go when looking for some inspiration.

To become a MUTTER stop by

MUTT
Comerç, 15
08003. Barcelona
info@mutt.es
Tel: +34 931 924 438

Watchcelona: Watches For A Modern World

26 Dec

 

WATCHCELONA  is a design firm, here in Barcelona that has been designing, watches since 1991. Located in the Eixample and using the city as its muse, the inspiration  for these watches is the pure embodiment of design and a nod to the many artists that have left their mark in the Catalan Capital.

Presenting a wide range of time pieces, Watchcelona uses the latest cultural trends to the world of watchmaking. Crafting unique watches with bold face plates and the best in contemporary design.

Watchelona also collaborates with prestigious artists and designers to round off the firm’s own collections. The line, which is closely connected to art world and the bohemian spirit, executes this with a modern approach and a variety of time pieces which will satisfy any Barcelona design junkie. 

 Over the years they have released limited editions  with images of Lorca, Chillida, Miró, and Brossa to name a few

 Watcheclona ships worldwide and offers many different models from analogue to digital time pieces all on their website.

www.watchcelona.com

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