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Daniel Arsham Shares How His Art Attracted Collabs with Pharrell and Adidas

Installation artist, filmmaker and co-founder of Snarkitecture, Daniel Arsham, shared with Complex how his art challenges the mind to rethink what we see as normal objects in everyday life. His unique art has attracted major collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Adidas; and of course we show him love for our beloved  NYC flagship store in SoHo, designed by none other than Snarkitecture. Watch Arsham’s Blueprint below.

These Surreal Photos Remove You from Reality

Graphic designer, Rigved Sathe, has released “Landscape Mirrors’— a project of photography that depicts surreal environments and imagery. Currently based in Pune, India, the artist’s work portrays augmented realities of landscapes by using a mirror or reflection technique. The project ultimately provides a different perspective, temporarily removing you from reality.

“Landscape Mirrors” is a self-initiated project [that] aims to explore the integration of technology and beautiful locations. This personal project is an ode to our generation, a tribute to all of you out there who have probably lost yourselves along the way to success. Take a moment, breathe and try to alter your perspective – the results may surprise you”, Sathe explaines.

Surrealism is an artistic and literary movement that became popular in the 1920s. Championed by artists like Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo and Max Ernst, surrealism artwork proposed that the 17th and 18th-century Enlightenment movement that supported reason and individualism, had suppressed the mind’s unconscious state and it’s ability to be irrational. Surrealism’s goal was to liberate thought, language, and human experience from the oppressive boundaries of rationalism.

Hit the jump below to check out the gallery of “Landscape Mirrors”.

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Via: DYT

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Takashi Murakami will Present New MCA Exhibition with Pharrell Williams Curated Performances

Japanese artist, BBC collaborator and longtime friend, Takashi Murakami, is set to present his latest exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) tomorrow, June 6th.

Titled “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg”, the exhibition shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases the artist’s astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, the continued threats of nuclear power. “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” will be available for preview by fans at MCA’s “ArtEdge: 50” gala, celebrating the museum’s 50th anniversary. The event will also feature a special concert curated by Pharrell Williams, including a performance by singer/songwriter and actress, Janelle Monáe.

MCA “ArtEdge: 50” tickets will be sold starting June 6th, and prices will start at approximately $2,500 USD for both the gala and concert, and around $250 for just the concert. Murakami’s “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” will be open to the public up until September 24th.

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Via: MCA

Stunning Mosque Ceilings Around The World

beautiful-mosque-ceiling-31__880-810x1223Mosques in Iran are known for having some of the most exquisite architectural designs found throughout the whole world. Since there is so much incredible eye-candy packed inside each place of worship, we decided to make a post entirely dedicated to mosque ceilings. Here are images from some of the most incredible mosques found in Iran, and elsewhere around the world.

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Blake Little – Preservation

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American Photographer Blake Little poured liters of honey on bare people and animals and photographed them while it flowed gently over their bodies. By covering his subjects in this sugary substance, they look like golden statues when photographed. What’s even more interesting, is that he uses a variety of models from babies to body builders and even dogs.

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Xavier Veilhan’s “Music” Exhibition

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Xavier Veilhan’s new double exhibition at Galerie Perrotin’s New York and Paris locations explores the links between music and the visual arts. It features sculptures of some of the most renowned pop music producers, including the Neptunes (Pharrell and Chad), Quincy Jones, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Rick Rubin, and others. The project’s unique artistic process involves combining digital body scan technology with reference portraits sketched by the artist. “Music” opens in New York on Feb. 26 and in Paris on March 7, with both editions ending on April 11. For more info, head to the Galerie Perrotin website.

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