As a multimedia abstract painter, together with working as a model for the past 8 years, I have been intimidated and demeaned by many professionals when entering the world of art. The behaviours I have encountered has left me feeling discouraged and intimidated – solely on the fact of my previous profession.
Two things make us endlessly happy. Music. And animals. So when we discovered Sarper Duman our heart just melted straight away. Sarper takes care of 19 cats in his house in Istanbul, giving sad-eyed, injured and homeless cats a new loving and caring home and making their eyes glow again with contentment and thankfulness.
Where do we want to move with our life? What else do we want to achieve? What do we need to let go off and where do we need to invest more of our energy in order to arrive where we want to be? We want to spent more time on what is important to us and what feels good. With people we love. With things that we feel make sense.
With our new series “An artist´s life.” we want to share the stories of the people behind the art. “No matter what field an artist works in, there’s one thing that binds us all: that strange duality of money versus passion. We’re all on that spectrum somewhere, everything we do. Are you that person who’s almost completely sold their artistic soul, lingering at the money end? Or perhaps you’re the other, struggling to pay the bills, sharing a room with several half-finished projects, loving every second of the starvation? Me? I might have found that particular balance, albeit an uncommon one.”
Ich könnte minutenlang dasitzen und in die Luft starren, bis die Minuten zu Stunden und die Stunden zu Tagen werden. Ohne an einer Zigarette zu ziehen, die Menschen erlösen würde, ihnen das Gefühl gäbe, ich würde etwas Sinnvolles tun. Ich könnte stundenlang Brüste unter einem Wollpullover beobachten, den Rundungen beim Runden zu schauen.
“How much happier would we be if we spent more time moving with the force of life. Dancing, singing, making love, feeling sexy, walking in the woods, swimming at the beach, looking at flowers, watching animals, telling stories and gazing at the moon, rather than always pushing ourselves along a path that we think is leading us to where we want to go?” Sally Mustang is an artist, yoga teacher, writer and free spirit. We have been in love with the inspiring beauty already for a long time and we are happy to had an insightful talk with her about places, love, best life lession and sex&art.
I’m Maty, I’ am a photographer and a painter from Canary Islands based in Barcelona. I grew up surrounded by nature and volcanoes in Gran Canaria, therefore those landscapes are really present in my photos and paintings. But where I really find my inspiration nowadays is from the daily things I observe.
We are having a crush on Alina Lee alias ohthumbelina for a few years already. Her self-portraits are somehow different. Not smoothly polished, but multidimensional. Melancholic, profound, thoughtful and always simply beautiful. We are happy to see that she released her first self-portrait book and sat down with her to talk about true freedom, imperfections as another marketing tool and finding happiness.
” I started bringing my camera with me everywhere just in case there’s an opportunity to take an interesting photo. I don’t even know what it is exactly that I think is interesting, but it’s usually something unexpected and possibly overlooked by others. It’s an organized artistic crime. It’s a subtle form of rebellion to embrace eccentric interests in creating, what I perceive to be, beautiful images.”