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Art by: Louis Masai Michel and Mateus Bailon
The artist's website: www.louismasaimichel.com/
More of his works: www.flickr.com/photos/louismichel/
The Macaws are all made with a wire armature onto which it's soldered coloured tin. The colour is from recycled decorative biscuit tins etc which are cut to shape, the edges sanded and then soldered into place to suggest the feathers of these colourful birds.
The majority are to be hung from the wall and are approximately lifesize with the average length from beak to tip of tail of 110cm.
Hong Kong Pavillion. "Concrete Jungle/The Parrot's Tale"
The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC) presented the works of local artists Amy Cheung, Map Office (Laurent Gutierrez + Valérie Portefaix) and Hiram To at the world renowned visual arts exhibition – the 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. This is the fourth time for Hong Kong visual artists to exhibit their works in this international event under the banner of "Hong Kong, China".
Map Office presents "Concrete Jungle / Parrot's Tale", an oyster shells built island with talking parrots peppering visitors with humorous, critical questions.
Artist: Saffron Johns
Artist website: http://www.wireart4u.net/
Aaron Reichert is a native New Orleans resident working with portraiture of traditional figures in a very active, vibrant manner. He strips them of vanity and sticks to black and white.
Aaron Reichert, 'Portrait of Elvis Presley with African Grey Parrot, 2010
Acrylic on Canvas, 48"x60"
Heinrich Hoffmann (1875-1939) was one of the foremost designers of Czech perfume bottles and other glass in the early 20th century, and came from a long line of glass producers. Hoffman, and later his son-in-law, greatly influenced the bohemian glass industry with their new ideas, designs and methods.
Heinrich Hoffmann was prominent among glass makers at the luxury level of vanity glass production. He and colleague Henry Günther Schlevogt (1904-1984) manufactured from their own designs, and those of famed contemporary artists. Hoffmann´s reputation as the specialist for articles made of jet black crystal was established in Paris just prior to the time of Lalique´s venture into glass.
Hoffmann´s vanity pieces followed the Art Deco ethic in shape and subject, but echoed an Art Nouveau stylization late into the 1920s. Production was handled by various Czech contract factories and cottage finishers, with jeweled bronze mounting completed in Austria, and sales transacted in Paris.
1920s perfume bottle in black crystal, clear stopper cut as a parrot, enamel and jeweled metalwork, glass feet.
Leather Parrot for Hermès at "The Gift of Time" exhibition at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in Singapore.
Hermès bought a little bit of timeless Parisian flair to Singapore, with the recent "Gift of Time" travelling exhibit, held at the evocative Tanjong Pagar railway station—a decommissioned heritage space where time itself has stood still.As conjured up by long-time friend of the House, American artist Hilton McConnico, the dreamy exhibit consisted of a meandering, mysterious labyrinth of secret rooms, all holding one facet of time. Visitors, which totalled about 700 on the opening party itself, contemplated the simultaneous brevity and eternity of time via installations cleverly made using Hermès.One of the highlight was the stunning "Stroke of Time" room, with a hanging cage in which perched a colorful parrot juxtaposed against an entire pixellated wall mural depicting a prowling cat.
Closer inspection would no doubt elicit gasps of pleasant surprise: both art works are meticulously crafted from the the French maison's famous grained leather. Singapore visitors at the launch were invited to press their palms against the "cat wall", so as to leave their imprint upon an installation which would travel around the wall and develop a burnished patina over time.
Lucie Thomas teamed up with Thibault Zimmermann to form Zim&Zou, a french studio based in Nancy that explores different fields including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration. Rather than composing images on a computer, they prefer creating real objects with paper and taking photos out of them. A number of intricate illustrations actually come from the three-dimensional installations made by Zim&Zou. Their choice of paper is due to the versatility and good quality of the material, especially when it is sculpted and photographed.
"Stroke of Time" room.
Close-up detail of the parrot made of multi-hued leather trimmings in the "Stroke of Time" room.