Ever since we met, we haven’t been able to forget her. The creative mind behind Taller de Feeas is a never-ending source of new artists and designers who leave us with our mouths open with impossible concepts and jewellery.
Piece by Taller de Feeas – Photo: Lola Martínez
Her discoveries provoke reflection and inspiration, as much as her own, marvelous work. Today, So Catchy! Where Fashion Begins has asked Remedios Vincent to give us a selection of her favorite artists. Be sure to check out these 5 designers and creative types who will awaken contradictory feelings, we’re sure.
Lauren Kalman is a visual artist in Detroit whose work is based on contemporary artisanry, video, photography and performance. Through her work, she investigates themes such as beauty, adornments, body image, value and consumerist culture. She graduated with a degree in Art & Technology from Ohio State University, specializing in metalwork. Amongst her work you’ll find uncomfortable jewelry and pearl and gold adorned piercings across the body made to look like an infection or skin ailment.
Burcu Buyukunal, born in Ankara, Turkey in 1980, graduated with a degree in Industrial Design and has won numerous awards for jewelry design. Her work, “Terrifying Beauty”, takes another look at the concepts of beauty and ugliness, as well as the objective of jewelry, what it’s for and if it really has to be beautiful.
Photo: Anna Larsson
The work of Marta Mattsson goes from taxidermy to dissected insects, passing through butterfly and moth wings in the shape of a broach. A daring and sensationalist take on accessories, the beauty of the colors and composition play a primordial role.
Configurations 2010 – Photo: Carina Hesper – Models: Dorothe & Justin ’77 models
Her work looks at the lighter side of ideas that may seem obvious to any normal person. She transforms the human body using materials that fit into different parts of the body, changing the silhouette or the overall shape. Imme’s intention is not to scandalize but to show that every form is beautiful in its own way, reexamining the concept of beauty in this day and age.
Lekker indrukbaar – Photo: Anjes Gesink
“Lekker indrukbaar” is a project based on Anke Huyben’s own body, and how at times she is unsatisfied with it. To hide the parts of her body that make her feel insecure, she maintains certain postures. However, in doing so, she often times calls more attention to what she’s trying to hide. With the use of these bronze objects, she forces herself to hold these postures, which, despite the original intention, highlight her vulnerabilities.
Translation & Layout by Michael Padilla