Showing posts from 2018

SMPTE color bars: common NTSC test pattern

PM5544: common PAL test pattern A test card, also known as a test pattern or start-up/closedown test, is a television test signal, typically broadcast at times when the transmitter is active but no program is being broadcast (often at sign-on and sign-off).  - from Wikipedia I've had so much happen in the last few months that everything outside of work has been put on hold temporarily. I miss writing and will be back as soon as things settle down a bit. There are past events I've yet to write about, as well as future art shows and gigs so hang in there! -Bossman75

Anonymous by Miaz Brothers

Anonymous by Miaz Brothers at Lazinc Sackville 16 March - 21 April 2018 “ It is an exercise for the inner spirit; a flexible experience of stretching the awareness of what we see and perceive; a stimulation for the consciousness and the limits of our idea of the world and its symbols .” - Miaz Brothers, 2018 I first saw work by the Italian duo the Miaz Brothers at the group show " Still Here, A Decade of Lazarides " and they've been one of my most revered artists since. Tonight they return to Lazinc for their third exhibition; ' Anonymous '. Having missed both their previous shows, ' Dematerialized ' and ' Antimatter ' I couldn't allow myself to miss another chance of seeing their transcendental portraits in the flesh. The exhibition is a continuation of the Antimatter Series, keeping the same fundamentals of the series whilst bringing more impression to their subject matter which has not been seen before in their artwork. Whi


Fashion is meant to be fun and not something to be taken so seriously. Just look at " football's best dressed player " Hector Bellerin at London Fashion Week Mens from January. Arsenal's right-back was centre of attention despite being sat next to Slick Rick The Ruler  who was as ever suited and draped in audacious jewellery. I love the Fear of God  plaid trousers, denim jacket, hoody and hat ensemble, but I'm never going to like those stupid chunky Balenciaga trainers. He also looked great in golden pyjamas and Gucci slippers and importantly he looked like he was having fun. As an adult I've been somewhat of a chameleon really, and I keep saying the older I get the more comfortable I am in my own skin. I'm well aware of trends and follow a number of brands but I don't think I could be accused of being very fashionable. Still, the awareness allows for appreciation and on rare occasion I might even consider trying something out but inevita

COACH Wild Beast Camo Print

I'm a fan of camouflage, leather and a good sale. So this fits the bill perfectly (pun intended). I remember seeing the Wild Beast Camo when it came out and being very interested. I can't believe that was two years ago, or that I hadn't realised the creation was by contemporary artist Gary Baseman * until now.  Anyway, patience is a virtue and all that and now pieces from the collection are on sale online and in-store. The Half Zip Wallet that I was particularly fond of doesn't seem to be available anymore, s till there's the very affordable Card Wallet (below) and the sale also includes the larger Accordion Wallet and Pouch.  For those with a less stringent budget after something bigger still, the Manhattan Backpack, Metropolitan Slim Messenger, Campus Backpack (below) and Campus Pack are all 50% off.  Baseman's graffiti-inspired take on camouflage adds a graphic edge to all these pieces. As far as luxury brands  Coach  doesn't enjoy t

Fast And Furious By Chris Brand

Fast And Furious By Chris Brand Part Of The Saga Continues - Wutang RUN # 01978c If you've mistakenly clicked on this post hoping to read about the film franchise then you will be disappointed. This is about a piece by multidisciplinary artist and UGLARworks member Christopher Brand . I was introduced to Chris a few years back during a trip to LA, and remember being told at the time to keep an eye on his work. His tattooing, fine art and murals have garnered him the highest admiration from his peers and fans alike. He shares a studio in Los Angeles with Evan Skrederstu . I was fortunate enough to catch up with Evan on a recent trip to LA but more on that in another post. After having seen RZA and Mathematics at Rough Trade I was intrigued by the news of a related exhibition at Miami Art Basel for the " Wu-Tang:The Saga Continues " album. Even more so when I saw that Chris was not only doing a piece but also putting up a mural.  Progress clip from