Sunday, 29 May 2011
Toata sampamana am avut pofta de semninte si ieri am fost intr-un amgazin polonez si mi-am cumparat.. foarte ciudat arata.. paote din poze nu se vede dar sunt ca niste bete.. foarte lungi si subtiri.. dar au coaja ami subtire decat semintele noastre cat de cat in genul asta si au toate sambure in mijloc.. gustul e la fel..
I went yesterday with Gino to Sloane Square.. we went to the Saatchi Gallery.. Seriously I think people because are either not as educated as they were before, or the society has broaden the acceptance of non ethical elements and lowered it's standards for creativity, now more and more disturbing pieces of junk since I can't call them otherwise, are labeled by prestigious galleries as pieces of art. I see no creativity, no ethics, no beauty in this type of creations which to me look more like a pile of rubbish exposed on a table as an artistic master piece.. in my opinion, this days the originality is embodied in a cheap junk where is lost the sense of creativity where the artist/ creator looks like at a quarter of the work process has lost interest in finishing the art work so since it's accepted as innovative it's send half way done, for evaluation to be excepted by a gallery.. to me this is not art and I don't really need to read a long piece of sheet of explanation for what a the rubbish pile might represents to be artistic (even the explanation of the concept can't stand as an explanation for the object presented) as long as I look at it and I see just the rubbish and nothing else as if the artist or owner of the gallery is trying to convince me that, that is art!! It gives me no emotion, no feeling what so ever other,then the full sense of the wrong in it.. people don't you see what that is.. dirt and dirt in a pile mixed with metal junk! deeply offended by allowing this people to be called and promoted as artists not to mention to sell their "work" for a ridiculous price... that's revolting as this is the vivid proof for the lack of creativity.. here are some pieces of art by Peter Buggenhout, Kris Martin, David Altmejd, Dirk Skreber, Thomas Houseago, Rebecca Warren, Matthew Monahan, Oscar Tuazon, Berlinde De Bruyckere.. and among them there were few artists Martuin Hornet, Anslem Reyle, Bjorn Dahlem, Sterling Ruby, David Thorpe, Matthew Brannon, Folkert de Jong, Roger Hiorns, John Baldessari..
The last 3 weeks were pretty busy.. I went out with the twins and met one of their friends, I had to finish a portrait of Magda for her birthday, find a costume for the dress up party and create things to decorate her garden.. I wanted to go for a Xena outfit or Marie Antoinette.. couldn't find what I wanted for a reasonable price since all were for at least £49.99.. so I had to kind of buy bits and pieces to build something up.. I went to a charity shop and looked for a sort of princes dress that I could have modified.. well found a very nice blue one and I bought it for £12.. all I needed extra was a tutu skirt, tights, flower for hair and some other random accessorizes.. home I tried the blue dress.. I'm size 8 and this one was size 10.. to my surprise this dress couldn't even fit me, imagine to zip it up.. I think it was size 6.. so the whole night before the party I didn't sleep at all as I was trying to customize this costume or modify it somehow that it might work and still look good.. at 9 in the morning I went to bed furious and dead tired as I realized I haven't accomplished anything just lost hours trying.. I had the alarm set up to wake me up at 11 to give me time to get ready to be at 12 at Magda's to help her with the preparations as she asked me.. very upset for the lost hours.. I spent the entire night building a costume and decorations for the garden to sort of mix with the Alice in wonderland theme that Magda was going to be.. in the rush of the moment I just put some layers on of the same colour.. all pink.. I looked like a ballerina while the theme of the party was favorite movie character.. I decided that I would be a princess.. Aurora the sleeping beauty, the only one with a pink dress in the Disney movie collection.. I went with the whole costume in a bag and helped Magda with the kebabs and decoration of the garden.. the tiredness feeling went away after a while and later on Gino arrived too.. there were lots of people some that I already knew.. we had a barbeque with polish sausages and lot of other meats and salads.. this is the real deal not the British sausages where you don't feel the meat taste.. God knows what they are made of.. everyone loved the food plus we had some nice cocktails made by Magda.. the music was supposed to be from the movies we each were dressed up as, but we eventually changed to something else as it was pretty much all soundtrack music.. at about 2 we went home dead tired.. I want to order a costume now to kind of be prepared for the next fancy dress party to not be caught of guard like this time.. overall even with the lost time, it was entertaining.. I haven't got many photos but here are some.. enjoy :)
Sunday, 8 May 2011
Friday, 6 May 2011
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Wednesday, 4 May 2011
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