French painter. He was a self-taught artist. His early works were which included plastic objects. This of prefabricated materials led to his association with . Raysse exhibited a world, new, antiseptic and modern. His approach anticipated that of the , who likewise used objects and images deriving from advertising.During the 1960s Raysse began to make more pictorial compositions, based on images from advertising as well as on high art. He also produced paintings in which a deliberate roughness of execution is emphasised by the superimposition of a single neon line. Raysse began at this time to create his own prototypes as another way of continuing to elevate bad taste and falsity to the level of art.
In the mid 1960s Raysse’s work developed around a number of recurrent themes; in particular he concentrated on the contours of a, a mouth or an eye, repeating them endlessly using all kinds of visual formulae, and drawing on the most diverse types of materials.
He gave up his pictorial explorations in the atmosphere of the events of 1968 in France. When he returned to painting, his work had undergone an important change. Little by little he moved away from the urban world towards a return to nature, a bucolic ideal of a gentle and calm community with reminiscences of Poussin and of mythology. He used and tempera to depict timeless magical or fantastic scenes, anticipating the vogue for mythological subjects that appeared in the work of other painters in the 1980s.
Here is an outline of his beautiful work for my beautiful humans
Sending LOVE LOVE & more LOVE
Mélika Emira Baccouche
James O’Raw is a screen print artist based in East London. He works inbetween London and Birmingham where he is a member of Birmingham Printmakers Studio. He works closely with ‘People of Print’ and specialises in CMYK process printing using fluorescent inks and glow in the dark pigments. James is one half of Bridge Unltd which is a t-shirt printing company who use eco friendly discharge inks.
From the beautiful movie “Ponyo” a Japanese animation directed by Hayao Miyazaki!
He has made many of my favourite movies. A common theme is true love, with innocence and the spirit world. I love his images, truly inspirational art in every way. It doesn’t matter how old you are, magic is all around and we all need a little magic in our every day lives!!!
A really great selection of Hassan Hajjaj a Moroccan photographer and stylist.
I love his imperfect images of real characters that you do meet when you travel around the globe. These characters are the real people that do start fashion trends. The detailed frame of the most popular canned food, candy or powdered dye. I’m assuming something culturally specific to the country is a really nice cheeky add to the images!!
Melika Emira Baccouche