Lola Dupré’s Collages

Lola Dupré is a collage artist and illustrator currently based in Badajoz, Spain. Working exclusively with paper and scissors her work references both the Dada aesthetic of the early 20th Century and the digital manipulations of the present day.
Since 2000 Lola has lived and worked in Scotland, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Ireland and now Spain. Lola is currently working on upcoming exhibition and editorial projects.


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Tt’s, by (im)perfect

Designer Mur Tarragona

“tit’s” is an artistic project created together with Naomi Thellier de Poncheville. The claim is “choose yourself, choose your friend’s, choose who you please – who pleases you” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the very idea of what is beautiful or perfect is relative – never absolute. Celebrating all the diversity and singularity in the female form, we have created a catalogue of women’s breasts – releasing a collection of t-shirts and artworks to be sported and exhibited with pride.

Tarragona00Project created with Naomi Thellier de Poncheville for an itinerant exhibition celebrating womanhood, developed in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and launched in Barcelona (Catalonia).

“Choose yourself, choose your friend’s, choose who you please – who pleases you”.

Under this idea we created a collection of artwork celebrating the beauty in the diversity and singularity of the female form. A limited series of screen printed t-shirts was created adorning different women’s breasts.

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Several catalogues were printed – referencing those that one might find in a breast implant clinic. These catalogues archived over a hundred busts of varying sizes, from different ages and nationalities.


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You Look Disgusting

“Over the past few months, I’ve received thousands of messages from people all over the world who suffer or have suffered from acne, an insecurity or self confidence issues.

I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we’re so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards that It can be hard to remember the most important thing – You ARE beautiful.

You are beautiful – no matter how flawed you feel, no matter how upset you may about the way you look or how hard you find it to make friends, or be confident. Believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you’re not beautiful – not even yourself. ”

Em Ford

Muscle dysmorphia

Muscle dysmorphia, sometimes called “bigorexia“, “megarexia”, or “reverse anorexia”, is a subtype of body dysmorphic disorder, but is often also grouped with eating disorders. Affecting mostly males, and many athletes, muscle dysmorphia is obsessive preoccupation via delusional or exaggerated belief that one’s own body is too small, too skinny, insufficiently muscular, or insufficiently lean, although in most cases, the individual’s build is normal or even exceptionally large and muscular already. Disordered fixation on gaining body mass, as by devoting inordinate time and attention on exercise routines, dietary regimens, and nutritional supplements, is typical, and use of anabolic steroids is common. Usually also present are other, body-dysmorphic preoccupations that are not muscle-dysmorphic.

Muscle dysmorphia has also been called the “Adonis Complex”, which, however, encompasses broader concerns of male body image. Yet likewise, muscle dysmorphia’s rising incidence is due in part to recent popularization of extreme cultural ideals of men’s bodies. Severely distressful and distracting, muscle dysmorphia’s bodily concerns provoke absences from school, work, and socializing. Perceiving one’s body as severely undesirable, one may avoid dating. Versus other body dysmorphic disorder, rates of suicide attempts may be especially high. Although likened to anorexia nervosa in females, muscle dysmorphia is mostly unknown and tough to recognize, especially since males experiencing it typically look healthy to others. By some estimates, 10% of gym-going men experience muscle dysmorphia.

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Crazy Hair by Studio Marisol and CuldeSac


Professional hairdressing academy Studio Marisol created these photographs featuring huge bonnets made of plaited hair for a workshop with Spanish designers CuldeSac.Called Crazy hair, the workshop will take place at Domaine de Boisbuchet in August. Studio Marisol created bonnets, plaited shawls and busby-like styles for the shoot.

The following information is from CuldeSac:

CRAZY HAIR, the Boisbuchet Workshop by Studio Marisol and CuldeSac

In cooperation with Vitra Design Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou, CIRECA has been putting on an international summer academy at Domaine de Boisbuchet since 1996. The international summer workshops are offered from July through mid- September. The courses are led by renowned designers, architects and artists who live and work together with the participants for a length of six to ten days.

In this current edition of Boisbuchet Workshops we are using human hair as our working and inspirational raw material. The main goal is to research, design and build a project by using cutting, shape, fixing, weaving, teasing, textures and colour.

But… how could these treatments have influence on design products? Hair’s properties are given to a new objects of design: versatility, resistance, structure, aesthetics, colour, light. We will also review the hair subject as a social and cultural element. Why do barristers still use wigs? Why does a woman have her hair done for a special occasion? Let’s give emotional value to this aspect as well. Let’s wonder why a good hair do could make us feel happier, more beautiful or uglier, better or worse… Let’s find the way to transfer this concept into a real object.dzn_Crazy-Hair-by-CulDeSac-3

Several exercises will guide us through this workshop that vary from simple to complex, from obvious to surprising, and from observation to experience.


Jarek Puczel


Born in Ketrzyn, Poland in 1965, Jarek Puczel received his MA from the University of Warsaw in 1990. He approaches his work with the idea that life is a movie or a game of illusion and the world is a playground where different realities play with one another. Puczel catches the calmness of apparently simple and unspectacular situations with an impressive modesty and apparent ease. He creates an interesting and tense moment, which we can neither escape nor interpret appropriately. The reduced, yet still expressive colors in his compositions create an outstanding clarity that seems less disturbing than it has a soothing and allaying effect on the viewer. He explores the empty silence of different situations and reduces the image to the most essential details, thus forcing us to read between the lines and let ourselves dive into the situation depicted. , , ,

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Sabato Visconti’s Glitch Art

Sabato Visconti was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1985. He began experimenting with glitch art processes in 2011 with the help of a defective memory card that randomly wrote zeroes on JPEG files. This experience marked a profound change in his artistic approach. Since then, Sabato’s work has been featured in publications like WIRED and PetaPixel; his work has also been shown internationally in galleries like the Tate Britain, LACDA, and others.

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New Media / Glitch Art

Glitch art describes a set of materialist approaches to creating art using digital media. Glitch art practices aren’t always glitchy in the sense that they rely on software or hardware error, but they do all operate on the material properties of digital media: byte orders, pixels, compression, algorithms, software bugs, memory caches, and so forth.


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Alessandro Buzzi

Erik Jones






This explosion of nostalgia and color is screaming at the sticker-collecting, rainbow-loving twelve year old in me. The absolutely gorgeous figures and stunning compositions are in a mature conversation with the art-loving curator in me. This is the work of Brooklyn based artist Erik Jones, and this is a description from his latest show, “Twenty Sixteen”:

“Jones challenges viewers to see beauty in his chaotic, mixed-media works that merge nude subjects with nonrepresentational, abstract elements. Describing the human figures in his compositions as “aesthetic anchors,” they are the calming foreground upon which bursts of color, stenciled shapes and custom-made stickers create surreal landscapes. Using multiple mediums, such as watercolor, acrylic, colored pencils, wax pastels and oil paint, Jones’ portraits are technically complex and express a heightened sense of realism.”


Andy Denzler

Andy Denzler (born 3 August 1965 in Zurich) is a Swiss artist. The art media he works with comprise painting, printing, screen printing, graphic design, sculpture and drawing.

Andy Denzler trained at the Kunstgewerbeschule and the F&F Schule für Gestaltung in Zurich, both schools of applied arts, as well as at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. In 2006 he graduated as Master of Fine Arts from London’s Chelsea College of Art and Design. Andy Denzler lives in Zurich.

Denzler’s works have been exhibited in one person shows and group shows in Europe and America, since 2010 also in Russia. In 2007, he was included in the exhibition “Kindheit” (Childhood) at the Museum Rohnerhaus in Lauterach, Austria. Works of his are owned, among others, by the Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, the White House in Washington DC, the Museum Würth in Schwäbisch Hall, the Burger Collection in Hong Kong, the White Cube Collection in London and the KunstWerk – Sammlung Klein in Eberdingen/Stuttgart.

Andy Denzler’s works move between abstraction and reality. With the classic means of oil painting, the artist endeavors to fathom the borderlines between fiction and reality. He presents his own perception of the world in his pictures. They are snap-shots of events that take place, blurred, distorted movements, Freeze Frames that stylistically move between Photorealism and Abstract Expressionism. In his paintings Denzler frequently alludes to other media. Titles and subject matter refer to films, as for instance in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest or Viktoria in The Birds. His “Motion Paintings” are divided into four groups of works: “Portraits”, “History Paintings”, “Figures & Landscapes” and “Urban Figures”. Andy Denzler translates them into painting, sculpture and drawing.





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What is conventionally called “Beautiful”?

From Brazil: I am so proud to be a Mum of my 2 beautiful daughters. Beautiful in my eyes of course, and hopefully in others eyes too. But what is beauty? I was born with a face and body that seemed to fall outside of what is conventionally called “beautiful” and was encouraged by doctors as a child to undergo plastic surgery to normalise my face. This started at 3 years old and continued though many hospital visits until age 20.”


“Now at 41, I still do not have a “conventional”appearance but have finally reached a point of acceptance in myself where my sense of self worth and happiness is not greatly affected by my appearance. This has taken years of self development work through Buddhism and Psychotherapy and has left me with a deep sense of compassion and understanding for all people whatever their appearance.”


“Having my beautiful girls arrive through the wonder of my body has strengthened that self acceptance and really allowed me to rejoice in being human and embodied. And how wonderful that they don’t have to go through what I did.”



Clarice Armiento


Photomontages, Richard Vergez

Collage is a technique devised in the early twentieth century to the creation of avant-garde works, initially adopted by exponents of Cubism, and later took on more complex three-dimensional features in the Neo-Dada and Pop Art movements.
vergez_coverVisionary abstract structures, sparse and clean-cut that we find also in the unusual montages of visual artists of Cuban-American Richard Vergez origins, whose minimalist iconography combines human and technological elements, distilling syntactic snapshots from a modern identity in rapid transformation, in an attempt the disenchanted and playful acceptance.
vergez_1His absurd compositions are inspired by the Dada movement, Surrealism, the Russian dell’avanguardiacostruttivista techniques, however, passing over: the clean geometry and balanced use of negative space creates a singular focus on the narrative of the image, which becomes powerful, direct and unexpectedly tangible.
vergez_4The inventiveness of Vergez is not confined only to the field of graphic design: its production also involves the contamination of other artistic fields such as experimental music and video making. Through the use of outdated materials and ephemeral, he aims to recover a dream state linked to childhood and post-punk influences of a bygone era MTV.

Francesco Marino

[…] It’s the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares. Saul Bass

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Saul Bass was an Art director, designer, photographer, illustrator and filmmaker Saul Bass was one of the most iconic and influential of the last century visual communicators, perhaps the best known graphic designer of all time. His unconventionality gave aesthetic form of creative generations, impressing his brilliant touch to the opening titles of Cinema Hollywood.

Versatile and curious, pioneer of a minimalist graphics, Bass performed each project in a simple and enigmatic style, which fully reflected his interest in Modernism and Surrealism. Inventor of a synthetic design and evocative, loved to play with metaphors and abstract symbols, synthesizing the meanings with easily decipherable elements and always leaving something unsaid, to force the intellectual involvement of its audience. A simplicity that contained different interpretations, able to hide from the public, with making ambiguous, certain metaphysical implications that always led to a review of hidden meanings. But in spite of the inherent complexity levels in his work, Bass approached the Modern Art to anyone, thanks to a visual language from the immediate emotional impact.

The man with the golden arm (1955, directed by Otto Preminger)
saul-bass-1955-man-with-the-golden-arm-one-sheet-postermwga_cAn arm jagged challenge the taboo of heroin addiction, suffered by the jazz musician played by Frank Sinatra. primary colors, geometric shapes and angled decided accompany the opening credits that Saul Bass decides to turn for the first time in an animated sequence. Otto Preminger provides that in theaters the film is screened from the earliest moments to curtain raised. A real revolution.

Anatomy of a Murder (1959, directed by Otto Preminger)
The pieces that make up the outline of a dead body begin to slip in and out separately from the screen, highlighting the titles that alternate to the rhythm of jazz sound column written by Duke Ellington.

Psycho (1960, directed by Alfred Hitchcock)
The written broken and the alternating and obsessive movement of the bar graphic, symbolically suggest the fractured psyche of Norman Bates. Saul Bass are also the film’s storyboard and the famous shower scene.

Francesco Marino

The Bronze Sculptures Of Bruno Catalano

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Bronze original – Tirage Limité à 12 exemplaires
(1/8 et épreuve d’artiste 1/4) 54 x 28 x18 cm

French artist Bruno Catalano has created an extraordinary series of eye-catching bronze sculptures called “Les Voyageurs” in Marseilles that depict realistic human workers with large parts of their bodies missing.


I think that the missing parts of the sculptures (their imperfections) make them truly extraordinary and unique.



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Giada Semeraro

Lammily, Barbie imperfect with pimples and kg more

Lammily-Barbie, with its perfect forms, has always been an unattainable beauty ideal. Nickolay Lamm has created Lammily, the doll that plays a normal girl of 19 years. With spots, tattoos and stretch marks.
“Lammily”: has the most wide hips, smaller eyes and all forms to the right place. “All the fashion dolls look alike!set_lammily_acne_640 I wanted to give them a new, more realistic look, “said Lamm. Today, the artist decided to add to her also of the ‘accessories’ real Barbie. These stickers tattoos, cellulite, stretch marks and pimples, which can be applied to every point of the body of the doll. Lammily-stretch-marksLamm intends to show a natural body, also reproducing the classic problems on the toy that all teenagers are facing in the period of puberty. you can also customize the doll with freckles, glasses, points, scratches, scars, bruises, mosquito bites and various stains. Lamm intends to show the beauty of the ordinary girls, despite their flaws and their imperfections. Until now, no girls and no parent has complained yet, but indeed are many who they showed enthusiasm for the initiative and have complimented the artist.1297633038350_ORIGINAL

Martina Magrì

“Perfect Imperfection: The beauty of animals with Disabilities”


We’re Surrounded by photographs of Che portray dogs and cats in any situation and in any environment, but what happens when protagonists are marked by imperfections?
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Most of the animals with” afflictions “do not dwell upon them. They fit to Their Bodies without Complaint and survive with determination. They push forward, always, Wanting to be included University and involved in everything, for much as possible, and How a pet is able-bodied. “

Martina Magrì

“You look disgusting”

“You look disgusting”: model with acne makes film of comments left on her blog.

“Three months ago, I began posting images of myself without makeup on social media. The film contains real comments that were left on images of my face.”

“Over the past few months, I’ve received thousands of messages from people all over the world who suffer or have suffered from acne, an insecurity or self confidence issues.” – she says.

“I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we’re so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards.”

You are beautiful – no matter how flawed you feel, no matter how upset you may about the way you look or how hard you find it to make friends, or be confident. Believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you’re not beautiful – not even yourself.


Clarice Armiento

John Frusciante


Today I want to talk about John Frusciante drawing and music. John Frusciante is the former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, but he has a large solo collection. His album covers are characterized by wonderful hand paintings and photo editing, mixed together in a imperfect but beautiful way.

The Empyrean, 12x12cm, Photo Editing.


Letur Lefr, 12x12cm, Oil on Canvas.

John Frusciante Shadows Collide With People Cover

Shadows Collide with People, 12x12cm, Oil on Photo.


Inside of Emptiness, 12x12cm, Pen on Photo.


PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone, 12x12cm, Oil on Canvas.

About plastic surgery

Marie-Lou Desmeules is an artist who uses pure pigment to transform living models into bizarre sculptures of surreal celebrity lookalikes. Her work refers in particular to plastic surgery which often for some reason or another, didn’t exactly go as anticipated. We can read in her work a veiled complaint to reality television, which imposed this kind of beauty.

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Tribal Scarification

Scarification in Africa has been a practice for centuries, and probably millennia, and while it is a dying art today, it still tells a story of tradition and belonging for the wearer. The skin is pricked and cut, sometimes hundreds of times, to form stunning patterns of scar tissue, raised off the skin like braille. And it is a story of sorts, read by fellow countrymen, telling the tale of you and your ancestors, showing that you belong to a genetic line that stretches past human memory. It is practiced by many groups in West Africa, as well as in Ethiopia and elsewhere. In order to create a raised effect, clay or ash is often packed into the wound, or different substances like citrus juice are used on it to irritate the would and prolong healing. The more raised and puffy a scar is, the longer it has taken to heal and probably the more pain the wearer was in during the healing process. It is often done on children and on young women, depending on the tribe involved. I admit, when I watched the short film below documenting the photographer Jean-Michel Clajot’s travels to Benin to photograph scarification ceremonies, I found it difficult to watch small children, close to my own daughter’s age, held down and cut while they spat and writhed in pain. Despite my discomfort, I find the products of it the most striking body modifications I have ever seen, and it imparts a majesty to the person wearing the scars, a testament to their history and to the pain they endured. Below find some beautiful images of scarification, as well as a fascinating article about scarification practices in Africa.
The principal reason for scarification is tribal. It tells us about the person who bears the scars, such as which tribe they belong to and the region they come from, as long as we know how to “read” them.

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Driven by inter-tribal conflicts, the tribal dimension of these scars became widespread in Benin during the eighteenth century. These indelible markings enabled warriors to distinguish members of their own tribe and so avoid killing them. As they didn’t wear uniforms or hats, the scars were the only way of telling friends from enemies. The scarifications also enabled them to sort corpses after a battle, so as to give members of their tribe the correct traditional funeral rites.
The scarifications also helped some tribes avoid the yoke of slavery, because the slave-traders viewed unscarred faces as a sign of good health, and so did not seize tribesmen with facial scars. This is why people without facial scars are considered by their fellow countrymen today to be the descendants of slaves, immigrants or refugees.
Tribal scarification is usually done before a child reaches adolescence, and children generally have the same scarifications as their father’s tribe. In north-western Benin, the Daassaba tribe’s scarifications run across each cheek, from the nostrils to under the chin. Other tribes are denoted by more or fewer scarifications across the temples, the forehead or the nose.

Perfect, this is the word that haunts Justin Jedlica

This 33 year-old New York is now internationally known as the “Ken human” through the choice that has followed over the last 10 years to undergo several surgeries, today arrived at an altitude of 90, to try to reach the ideal of beauty represented by Barbie’s companion.
The parts of his body are very few if not void that have not been touched by the scalpel: the nose, in particular is one that has undergone the greatest number of interventions, because well 5, to said Justin, was too large and had getting smaller and perfect desired!

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