玩具控注意!Abiebi 「蛋蛋系列」釋出超夢幻棉花糖色 XL 公仔!

  【 藝術品故事 】   嗨!看下來!再下來一點 !(從下方跟你說嗨),相信潛伏於潮玩界的各位一定對藝術家 Abiebi 蛋蛋的系列不陌生;極具辨識度的角色及幽默, 使他每一隻公仔都被瘋搶一空, 在二手市場的價格也一只居高不下。   以大家都知道的名言「眼睛是靈魂之窗」為靈感, Abiebi 想看看, 如果將靈魂之窗轉移到別的地方呢?是否會更容易避免別人直視你的靈魂?還是會打開另一扇“窗”,讓人可以從另一個角度看世界,並讓“靈魂”更加豐富?     於是,下面這隻 15 公分的 BARTBALLS, 「蛋蛋系列」的第一隻公仔就此誕生, 也在幾分鐘內就被搶光了。 以此為契機, Abiebi開始在把各種人氣角色的眼睛移植到他們的重要部位;神奇的是,你還是能從角色的眼睛中看出原角色的性格, 讓人更好奇這個系列背後的哲學問題的答案。     當然,女生角色們也沒有被逃過他的魔掌, 繼「蛋蛋系列」後,Abiebi 創作了 「胸部系列」, 同樣把眼睛移到重要部位, 些我們熟悉的角色看見的世界又是什麼樣的呢?     而這次, Abiebi 與 p/zzzz 線上藝廊合作 全球首賣50隻, Abiebi 將推出超可愛棉花糖色大型 BARTBALLS;足足有 30 公分高, 以合金、PVC、和樹脂打造, 平滑又飽具重量感的公仔, 絕對能滿足粉絲的收藏慾。   入手 XL BARTBALLS    
2021-02-25

Sunshine to Your Every-day Life — Thales Interview

  【 PEOPLE PLZ TALK 】     「 First I hope he smiles… then I hope he smiles not only for the piece being whimsical and colorful but also because it connects to his happy place and that it sparks some of his growing up nostalgic. 」 — Thales     An artist, illustrator, street artist, and a marketeer, Thales has a rich experience as design executive under different companies and departments, including famous companies such as BBDO, Y&R, Saatchi. However, after 2019, he took a break and dive into what he really loves – creating art. combining old-school cartoons, pop-icons, and skateboarding culture, Thales developed his iconic Tower series. With these colorful, derpy, and cute looking icons, he wishes to spread happiness to people around him, and put a smile to their everyday life.    Easy Waldo, isn't that easy.  Image Source:Thales Official Instagram  @thalestower   Thales referred to as T below  p/zzzz:What messages or ideas do you want to convey through your art? How do you choose the theme of your artwork? T : In General I want to make people smile… but there are times when I find myself utilizing my art to take political stand or wrongs in the world. My Tower characters are a symbol of urban culture mixed with popular culture and sometimes they are portrayed as self destructive, with over populating, over consumption and over polluting. But all and all, as said before, all with a twist and a smile.     p/zzzz:With the outbreak of COVID-19, we are entering a whole new age. From your perspective, what role will the artworks play in the future? How do the artists cope during this pandemic? T:Artists can take many rolls during these times; from delivering boring messages in more creative ways than ones delivered by the people that run things, give inspiration to people but mainly we have the power to bring happiness and hope to the place people find themselves spending most of their time, their home. Time to turn with walls into happy walls when the curve smooth down, Thales called for action to spread happiness with some tiny tiny originals  Image Source:Thales Official Instagram @thalestower   p/zzzz: Please briefly talk about what art means to you. T:Even before I started creating my own art I’ve surrounded myself with art, it’s not the only thing that defines me but at this moment it’s what defines me the most. I’m trying to be as approachable as I can… using vivid colors and classic mediums but I always judge my art from my perspective, I have to love it… and if from that the viewer likes what he sees than it’s a bonus.   p/zzzz:When a viewer does not know you at all, what kind of “first impression” would you hope to give? T:First I hope he smiles… then I hope he smiles not only for the piece being whimsical and colorful but also because it connects to his happy place and that it sparks some of his growing up nostalgic. At the end I hope he says to himself that he wants this piece to be his.   Jumping out of his familiar medium, Thales created these tiny electrical box. Image Source:Thales Official Instagram @thalestower   p/zzzz:Tell me about your collaboration with INCEPTION. What do you regard as the most essential or beneficial throughout this collaboration ? T:Just from the past few months, even before launching “ plzzzz ” Inception seem like a force. A force that drives artists to push their limits and inspire them to do great and amazing art and a force to make things happen. Their experience in producing bigger than life events and collaborating with great artists makes me feel humble to be a part of this group. I’m super excited and I know we’ll do great things together.   Do you know who these are ?  Thales x plzzzz exclusive Sullivan tower, coming to plzzzz soon.            Shop Thales Now        Written by: Tiffany Ku                     
2021-02-09

讓每一個日常多一些「微笑」- THALES 訪談

  【 PEOPLE 焦點人物 】     「 總的來說,我想讓人們微笑…而使他微笑的原因,我希望不僅在於作品的異想天開與豐富多彩,還在於作品與觀者快樂的記憶相連,並激發了他回想起過去的美好懷舊氣息。」 — Thales       同時擁有藝術家、插畫家、街頭藝術家與廣告人多重身份的 THALES ,曾在許多不同公司與單位擔任設計總監,其中不乏 BBDO 、  Y&R 、 Saatchi 等大公司。然而 2019 年後,他希望自己能休息下,投身於自己喜愛的事物上,因此開始全職藝術創作的生活。喜愛老派卡通與流行人物的 THALES 也將這兩者與滑板文化結合,並且發展出一系列極具辨識度的「塔樓人物」。活躍於以色列特拉維夫的 THALES ,希望透過自己繽紛有趣的作品來散播快樂氛圍給週遭所有人,也希望透過藝術讓每一個人的日常生活中多一些「微笑」的機會。   Easy Waldo, 簡單吧! 圖片來源:Thales 官方 Instagram 帳號 @thalestower   Thales 以下簡稱為 T p/zzzz:您想透過自己的作品對群眾訴說些什麼?您是如何選擇每一件作品的題材? T:總的來說,我想讓人們微笑… 有時候,我發現自己也在利用自己的藝術創作來表述世界上的政治立場或正在發生的錯誤。而我的「塔樓人物」系列是城市與大眾文化相融合的象徵,有時會被與自我毀滅性、人口爆炸、消費過度和環境污染嚴重等沈重的議題作結合。然而,所有一切,如前所述,都會讓觀者帶著一絲微笑​ 我也喜歡許多當代經典藝術家,像是 Keith haring 、 Basquiat  and  Andy Warhol,但說實在的,最讓我鼓舞的是那些現在正在從事創作藝術的藝術家,他們透過屬於我們這個世代的方式來創作。例如2020年社交媒體和生活中的一些名字:Dave Pollot,Hariya 的 Shinnosuke Hariya,Lucas Beaufort,Laurina Paperina,John Paul Fauves,Danny Rumbl,這些都是我的最愛。   p/zzzz:在2019年新冠肺炎疫情之後,我們的生活進入了一個全新的時代,就您的觀點,藝術品在未來扮演的角色為何?藝術家們要如何自處? T:在這段難熬的時間之中,藝術家其實可以扮演很多角色!藝術家絕對能用更具創意的方式傳達信息,同時給人帶來啟發。我們也會希望透過我們的能力為多數時間待在家中的人們,帶來幸福和希望。    在疫情稍微放緩的時刻,Thales 號召藝術家們貼出小小原作傳播快樂。 圖片來源:Thales 官方 Instagram 帳號 @thalestower   p/zzzz: 對您而言,藝術是什麼? T:在我開始創作自己的藝術品之前,我就一直將自己包圍在藝術品中,那時的我明白別人的作品不是唯一定義我的東西,只有出自我自己之手的作品才是最定義我的東西! 在我開始創作後,我試圖盡可能地讓作品平易近人。像是使用鮮豔的色彩和經典創作媒介,都是我的策略。我感到最舒服的創作方式是手繪和數位插畫,但我總想突破複雜的作品,例如雕像和人物。希望我能盡快克服這個障礙!我總是從我的角度判斷我的藝術作品,我得自己必須喜歡它…觀眾才有機會喜歡它!倘若觀眾看到的價值比我賦予它的更多,那就是它隱藏的秘密價值。   p/zzzz:當一位欣賞者不認識您的時候,您會希望您的作品給對方留下什麼樣的「第一印象」? T:首先,我當然希望他微笑…而使他微笑的原因,我希望不僅在於作品的異想天開與豐富多彩,還在於作品與觀者快樂的記憶相連,並激發了他回想起過去的美好懷舊氣息。 最後,我希望他對自己說:「我希望這件作品成為我的收藏品」   跳脫自己平常習慣的平面畫而製造的小電箱們 圖片來源:Thales 官方 Instagram 帳號 @thalestower   p/zzzz:可以簡短談談與INCEPTION啟藝的合作嗎?透過這樣的合作您覺得最實質的幫助或是反饋是什麼 T:在過去的幾個月中,甚至在推出 plzzzz 前, INCEPTION啟藝似乎有一種超能力量。一種驅使藝術家不斷超越極限,且激發他們去創作出令人驚嘆的藝術的力量,以及一種催化讓事情發生的能量。   他們著手進行的事情,真是不可限量。像是過往與偉大的藝術家合作的經驗,讓我感到我必須謙虛地成為這個團隊的一員。這樣的平台與合作使我非常激動,我知道我們將共同朝向同樣的一個目標努力。   我目前最大的夢想是與我最喜歡的滑板品牌之一合作,希望這個夢想很快就會實現​   大家一定知道它是誰吧? Thales x plzzzz 獨家商品 Sullivan tower (塔樓毛怪)即將上線           入手 Thales 商品       Written by: Tiffany Ku                     
2021-02-09

空虛、寂寞、還吃不停!別再窺視我的生活了!- TIMOTHY GATENBY 專訪

【 PEOPLE 焦點人物 】     「 我在義大利佛羅倫斯城市中一所非常嚴格的學院學習傳統油畫。這個專業訓練背景彷彿是一個里程碑,我清楚知道我看似脫離了傳統但仍然堅持某些古老但真實的價值觀。」 — Timothy Gatenby       來自英國倫敦的 TIMOTHY GATENBY ,擅長以崩壞的卡通角色詮釋黑色幽默,用看似詼諧的手法反應消費主義社會所造成的壓力與放縱文化。儘管GATENBY 的作品充滿暗黑詭譎,但多數觀者依然可以輕易地感受到藝術家想傳達出的惡趣味。而其作品中流露出的懷舊感是來自他將大眾熟悉的角色透過自身轉化出而達成的效果,也因為注入一些雙關意涵而使畫面中所透露的沈重情緒能夠被觀者在第一眼就察覺。某些看似格格不入的物件,總能被他推翻刻板印象並在觀者眼中引發認同感。   疫情的結束真的能吧人與人之間的距離拉近嗎? 圖片來源:Timothy Gatenby 官方 Instagram 帳號 @therealtimgatenby   Timothy Gatenby 以下簡稱為 T p/zzzz:對您而言,藝術是什麼? T:對我而言,藝術是一個思考和享受生活的機會,也是一個獲得樂趣和投射感知與經歷的渠道。  ​在作品中,我喜歡採用傳統的油畫的色調,並將流行的圖像與歷史意涵結合作為構圖靈感。我曾在義大利佛羅倫斯中一所非常嚴格的學院學習傳統油畫,這個專業訓練背景彷彿是一個里程碑,我清楚知道我看似脫離了傳統但仍然堅持某些古老但真實的價值觀。我時常在我的作品中使用「模糊效果」去強調時間流逝的感覺,就像是如同渾沌不清的記憶正循序漸進地消失。 我的大部分作品是都是布面油畫。然而,這對我而言有點拘束性。當然,我正以實驗性質創造更多雕塑作品,但目前為止還沒有找到真的令我感到開心或滿意的成果。未來,我想我的作品會往更3 D 立體感的構圖方向發展   p/zzzz:您的成長過程中,有沒有哪些藝術家是您所喜愛並深刻影響您的?可以與我們談談有哪些作品是對您而言有特別意義的嗎? T:我最喜歡的藝術家之一是 Gerhard Richter ,他的作品抽象又獨特,而透過繪畫他所創造出的柔和意象總是引起我共鳴。這種抽象的繪畫方式真正地探索了創作媒介的本質,同時也讓觀者探索自身與主題的關係。另一個對我產生巨大影響的藝術家是 Jean-Michel Basquiat,我在16歲時首次發現他的作品。而這次的相遇,使我真正迷上了繪畫!他的塗鴉帶有原始文化的粗獷力道,同時又與流行文化融合,也留下了令人不可至信的藝術印象    "在 2020 的 Bart 跟 Bernie" – Timothy Gatenby 圖片來源:Timothy Gatenby 官方 Instagram 帳號 @therealtimgatenby   p/zzzz: 是幾歲時想要成為一名藝術家呢?這個過程中最令你享受的部分是什麼?最令你沮喪的時刻是什麼? T:我最早對於繪畫的記憶是在5歲那年。我記得非常清楚,我曾嘗試利用顏料創作一幅畫作,然後我發現顏料會像岩漿一般地流動。幼時的我驚相當訝於顏色會流動並改變形狀。後來,直到20歲初期的我在大學學習電影與影片製作時,我才真正知道自己其實渴望成為一名藝術家。 繪畫提供了電影或製片無法滿足的純粹感受,後來我很幸運去佛羅倫斯學習古典繪畫。 研究古典繪畫卻衍生出一個主要問題,那就是我要擺脫古典繪畫的影子並發掘我自己專屬的風格,這需要非常多年的實驗與嘗試才能顯現!       I'll Be Right Here (我會一直在你身邊)… 但你真的會嗎 ? 圖片來源:Timothy Gatenby 官方 Instagram 帳號 @therealtimgatenby   p/zzzz:未來有沒有什麼特殊計畫?例如聯名作品、新型態的創作或是探索其他人生中的可能性? T:3月我將在香港舉辦團體展懶,並為此展覽創作了10幅新畫作。敬請關注!     在 plzzzz 獨家販賣的 Tom and Jerry BURGUR           入手 Timothy Gatenby 商品       Written by: Tiffany Ku                     
2021-02-08

Hollow, Lonely, and Always Eating : Stop Stalking My Life ! – Timothy Gatenby Interview

  【 PEOPLE PLZ TALK 】     「 For me, Art is an opportunity to contemplate and enjoy the magic of life. It is an opportunity to have fun and project experiences」 — Timothy Gatenby       The UK based artist Timothy Gatenby distorts popular culture icons to express a dark twisted humor. Jokingly critiquing the effect of capitalism and materialistic vanity has on our society. Though the color schemes of his works are usually slightly depressing, most viewers would put on a smile when they see the tiny sarcasm behind his works. The nostalgia in other hand comes from his classic style of painting and his use of pop icons. The nostalgia, along with the sarcasms and the metaphors, can always make his works memorable and relatable at first sight.   When bars and pubs reopens after this pandemic, will it really end isolations?  Image Source:Timothy Gatenby Official Instagram @therealtimgatenby   Timothy Gatenby referred below as T p/zzzz:What messages or ideas do you want to convey through your art? How do you choose the theme of your artwork? T:This year I feel like I’ve spent so much time sitting around waiting to be able to do things. Life in lockdown has been very strange and many things have become a blur. The sofa is my bar and restaurant while TV and laptop screens have become my window to the world. Drawing on these circumstances I have tried to rearrange old characters from popular culture to act out these scenarios with me.  Throughout my work I am attempting to explore narratives from popular culture and subvert them I like the ideas of a commonality and shared consciousness.   p/zzzz:With the outbreak of COVID-19, we are entering a whole new age. From your perspective, what role will the artworks play in the future? How do the artists cope during this pandemic? T:In terms of cartoons characters, the sense of nostalgia or familiarity can instantly transport you back to pre-covid times. The impact Covid has had on the year 2020 is something no one saw coming, it has paused everyone's lives. Art can provide people with an escape from this trauma.  Therefore a lot of enjoyment can be gained from looking at naive or innocent art as it can help get away from the stresses of adulthood for a few moments.     "Bert and Earnie in 2020" – Timothy Gatenby Image Source:Timothy Gatenby Official Instagram @therealtimgatenby   p/zzzz: Growing up, what incidents or experiences have impressed you the most? Have these special  moments influenced your art creation? T:My Grandmother played a big part in my love of art, whenever I would visit her as a child she would take me to exhibitions. I grew up in the countryside where Shakespeare is from so visiting her in London and then returning home my mind was filled with creativity which I would process through art.      I'll Be Right Here, but will you though? Image Source:Timothy Gatenby Official Instagram @therealtimgatenby   p/zzzz:When a viewer does not know you at all, what kind of “first impression” would you hope to give? T:An ideal first impressions would be for somebody to laugh out loud. I don’t like my art to be too pretentious or ‘deep’, the instant response I would like is for people to smile and enjoy the work.    p/zzzz:Tell me about your collaboration with INCEPTION. What do you regard as the most essential or beneficial throughout this collaboration T : Inception are championing some great artists at a very exciting time for art. It’s an incredible era that the digital age has summoned and can provide some amazing opportunities for artists to reach new audiences. It’s a collaboration that I very much look forward to and future exhibitions will be really cool.  Tom and Jerry BURGUR, coming on p/zzzz           Shop Timothy Gatenby Now        Written by: Tiffany Ku                     
2021-01-27

The Metaphorical Midas Touch – Laurence Vallières Interview

  【 PEOPLE PLZ TALK 】     「 I like the idea of working with a lesser material and making it look like a noble one. I want to give the impression that, in art, everything is possible.」 — Laurence Vallières   Image Source:Laurence Vallières Official Instagram @lauvallieres   Using the ordinary and abundant every-day-life material cardboards, Laurence Vallières creates huge masterpieces theming on natural creatures, and popular cartoon characters. Her works shows strong distinct personal style that can always leave an lasting impression to their viewers. Born in Quebec, Laurence graduated from Concordia University with a degree in visual arts. Later, she started studying ceramics in LA, and eventually went to Russia for an artist residency. In all these places, she has grown and taken influences into her art styles. Even now, she never stopped exploring; in the past five years, Laurence has been in the American, European, and Asian continents, gaining both popularity and growth to her works.    All the lying and deceiving on social media, shown to you with the combination of the two famous icons. Image Source:Laurence Vallières Official Instagram @lauvallieres   Laurence Vallières referred below as L p/zzzz:What messages or ideas do you want to convey through your art? How do you choose the theme of your artwork? L:I have many areas of interest in my work. What I am working on at the moment is the usage of cartoons and different beloved comics to put an emphasis on the impact of consumerism in our society. I use a common material (cardboard) to build those Iconic images that we are seeing all the time and juxtapose them with logos and symbols of the supply chain we rely so heavily on.    p/zzzz:With the outbreak of COVID-19, we are entering a whole new age. From your perspective, what role will the artworks play in the future? How do the artists cope during this pandemic? L:I truly believe most artists are fine. The sad reality is that the person that buys art tends to be wealthy and Covid did not hurt wealthy people. On the contrary, the rich got richer and the poor, poorer. Artists still sell their work at the same frequency and maybe even better since their clients cannot travel anymore and has some spare time to order artwork online.    If you see this cute and romantic smurf on Tinder, do you swipe left or right? Image Source:Laurence Vallières Official Instagram @lauvallieres   p/zzzz: Growing up, what incidents or experiences have impressed you the most? Have these special  moments influenced your art creation? L:When I was a kid, my grandmother gave me a bunch of clay to play with. She taught me how to make a face and paint it. I think that had a massive impact on me since, years later, as an adult, I studied ceramics at University. Ceramics is the ultimate sculpture material, it opened my world and made me the sculptor I am today. My work is greatly inspired by literature from the authors George Orwell and Art Spiegelman. Their deft use of metaphor allowed them to critique an issue or philosophy without explicitly stating the target of their anger.  This use of metaphor gave their work the feel of a widely-circulated, savage inside joke.  Similarly, I create art that maintains both visual appeal and an understated sense of humour.   The common sign hinting the real power of Pikachu Image Source:Laurence Vallières Official Instagram @lauvallieres   p/zzzz:When a viewer does not know you at all, what kind of “first impression” would you hope to give? L:I was told a few times that from afar, my sculptures appear to be made out of wood. I like this idea. I like the idea of work with a lesser material and make it look like a noble one. I want to give the impression that, in art, everything is possible.   p/zzzz:Tell me about your collaboration with INCEPTION. What do you regard as the most essential or beneficial throughout this collaboration L: I believe Inception has access to Asia in a way I don’t, by myself. The sheer scale of Inception’s projects are also a determinant factor in my interest in them. The first project we made together was what made me want to do more, it was professional, well put together and well curated. The modern styled see no evil 、hear no evil、speak no evil baboons coming on p/zzzz           Shop Laurence Vallières Now        Written by: Tiffany Ku                     
2021-01-21

點石成金的魔法 — LAURENCE VALLIÈRES 專訪

  【 PEOPLE 焦點人物 】     「 人們常常把我的作品誤認為木製品,我喜歡這種能把次等材料做出高級質感的的手法,因為這能給人『在藝術中,一切皆有可能』的印象。」 — Laurence Vallières   圖片來源:Laurence Vallières 官方 Instagram 帳號 @lauvallieres   Laurence Vallières 擅長使用生活中常見、唾手可得又數量充足的的紙板做為創作大型雕塑的媒材。 她的題材總圍繞著自然境中的生物與卡通人物,作品擁有很強烈的自明性與鑑別度,也總是會給人留下非常深刻的印象。 生於魁北克的 LAURENCE VALLIÈRES 曾於康考迪雅大學主修視覺藝術,後來以交換學生的身份至洛杉磯進修製陶藝術,畢業後前往俄羅斯參與藝術駐村計畫。此時的她算是在創作生涯中找到短暫的安身之處。因為不久後,她又展開旅程 – 自過去五年以來 LAURENCE VALLIÈRES 的足跡已經遍踏加拿大境外、美國、歐洲與亞洲地區,作品受歡迎的程度可見一斑!   社群網路上的爾虞我詐,被擅長提取知名角色背後寓意的 Laurence 展現的淋漓盡致 圖片來源:Laurence Vallières 官方 Instagram 帳號 @lauvallieres Laurence Vallières 以下簡稱 L p/zzzz:您想透過自己的作品對群眾訴說些什麼?您是如何選擇每一件作品的題材? L:我在工作領域有很多面向的興趣。目前正在著手研究我最常使用的媒材—紙板來建構各種受歡迎的動畫與漫畫人物,並且透過創作將這些可愛的人物與日常中我們最常見、也非常依賴的民生必需品品牌 logo做連結,探討消費主義在我們社會上的影響。   p/zzzz:在 2019 年新冠肺炎疫情之後,我們的生活進入了一個全新的時代,就您的觀點,藝術品在未來扮演的角色為何?藝術家們要如何自處? L:我真的相信大多數藝術家都可以安然度過這個困難的時期。因為可悲的現實是,往往很富有的人會購買藝術品,而新冠病毒並沒有打擊到這群上流人士。相反地,富有的人變得越來越富有,窮困的人卻越來越辛苦。藝術家們仍然以相同的頻率出售他們的作品,甚至可能賣得更好,因為他們的客戶不能旅行了。因此,他們有一些更多的空閒時間與更多的資金可以花在訂購藝術品上。    在 TInder 上看到可愛浪漫的藍精靈大家會右滑還是左滑? 圖片來源:Laurence Vallières 官方 Instagram 帳號 @lauvallieres   p/zzzz:您的成長過程中,有沒有哪些事件對您造成深刻的記憶?而這些生命中的特別時刻是否有影響到您的創作? L:在小時候,我的祖母給了我一堆黏土讓我玩,還教我如何用黏土做出人臉和如何替這些臉上色。我認為這些過程對我產生了巨大的影響,因為幾年後,我開始在大學學習陶藝。陶藝最終成為我所選擇的創作材料,它不但打開了我的世界,也使我成為了一名雕塑家。 我的作品也受到 George Orwell 和 Art Spiegelman 等作家的文學啟發。他們對隱喻的巧妙運用,使他們能夠在沒有明確標示出憤怒目標的情況下批評一些情況和哲理。 這種隱喻的運用讓他們的作品帶有只流傳於特定「同溫層」的野蠻幽默。同樣地,我創作出的藝術品既有視覺吸引力,還有低調的幽默感。       日常中常見的警告標誌提醒著大家隱藏在可愛皮卡丘背後的殺傷力 圖片來源:Laurence Vallières 官方 Instagram 帳號 @lauvallieres   p/zzzz:當一位欣賞者不認識您的時候,您會希望您的作品給對方留下什麼樣的「第一印象」? L:常常有人告訴我,從遠處看我的雕塑像是是木頭所製成的,而我很喜歡這個想法! 我喜歡這種能把次等材料做出高級質感的的手法,因為這能給人『在藝術中,一切皆有可能』的印象。     p/zzzz:可以簡短談談與INCEPTION的合作嗎?透過這樣的合作您覺得最實質的幫助或是反饋是什麼? L:  我相信,INCEPTION啟藝能夠讓我以一中全新的方式進入亞洲。INCEPTION啟藝的大規模計畫也是我有興趣跟他們合作的關鍵。我們所合作推出的第一件作品,讓我想在合作中嘗試並完成更多,因為整個創作過程集專業、精心策劃與用心於一身!       用現代物品裝飾的 勿視、勿言、勿聽 狒狒將全部上線於 p/zzzz           入手 Laurence Vallières 商品       Written by: Tiffany Ku                     
2021-01-21

The Omnipresence of Humor and Details — Will Blood Interview

  【 PEOPLE PLZ TALK 】     「 I just want to give people something nice to look at that has a bit more when you drill down into it.」 — Will Blood       English artist Will Blood is known for combining creepy elements with cute and childlike objects. This unique fusion of style can give his viewers chilling goosebumps following with a joyous smile. Experienced in design, Will Blood has gained world-class recognition from the art field from his background in several famous brands and companies.  While using bold style and line-strokes, his works show sophisticated details and layers, satisfying both the childish and adult mind of his audiences.    《 The Book of Bare Bones 》The publication that was sold out as soon as it was released  Image Source:Will Blood Official Instagram @iamwillblood    Will Blood referred to below as W   W: I'm Will blood and reporting to you from lockdown number two in the UK. In front of a shed I painted. I'm just going to reel these questions off here.   p/zzzz:What messages or ideas do you want to convey through your art? How do you choose the theme of your artwork? W:I guess ultimately, the book of bare bones series became my sole focus about a year ago. So I'm basically just sort of working through as many characters as I can. And I try and fit in with if there's something happening, like an anniversary of a character or something, and I try and try and do something with. Generally, I always have about 10 line-up. And I usually work on a few at a time. So there's not always the organization that I'd like, with that. I guess, to convey the fragility of life, childhood. Ultimately, I'm showing people their beloved childhood friends.   p/zzzz:With the outbreak of COVID-19, we are entering a whole new age. From your perspective, what role will the artworks play in the future? How do the artists cope during this pandemic? W:I think we'll see. Yeah, I mean, obviously, with any sort of massive social, political events, you'll see a large number of rebellion are coming from that. And I think, yeah, this this time will be marked by many artists. Maybe not by me so much, I guess. My art print “Thats all folks” bunny was like COVID themed green. I guess maybe that was a bit of negative view on current events? You could say?   How do I cope during this pandemic? I think most artists other than the financial here is pretty much business is normal, because I don't know about other artists, but I spend most of my time on my own anyway. So it's kind of it's not really affected me that much. Yeah, obviously, I can't speak for other artists. But I've, I found in the first lockdown, I spent more time with people than I normally do. So I struggled with it the other way around.   The COVID-19 green themed《 That‘s All Folks 》 Image Source:Will Blood Official Instagram @iamwillblood    p/zzzz:Growing up, what incidents or experiences have impressed you the most? Have these special  moments influenced your art creation? W:I think the experience was I grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside. And I spent a lot of time studying the anatomy of insects and bugs and wildlife. And I guess that's always been a huge influence of me. And, you know, figuring out how things work and getting inside things and working them out. I grew up obsessed with Gustave Dore, Albrecht Durer and all the the classical illustrators that just put so much mind boggling depth into all their work. And I think that gave me a lot of inspiration earlier on. So yeah, the sort of the depictions of hell are sort of very dark, I guess I saw those at quite a young age. They'll always hold a real special place in my heart. And then later on, yeah, like sort of sightseeing, more sort of street art and contemporary art, and discover Keith Haring. And that gave me a whole new perspective where I could see how a lot could be achieved with a much simpler image with use of bold lines and color work. So I guess I like to think of my work sort of being a combination of those bold, simple lines, but then maybe with that sort of detail going on inside as well. I've been working as long as about 10 years now. But it's always been a huge part of my life. I've always been a maker, creator, for music. I was a musician for years. I like to just create. Even if I wasn't an artist, and I didn't survive making art, I would still not be able to stop.   A tribut to Keith Haring《 Haring Bone 》 Image Source:Will Blood Official Instagram @iamwillblood    p/zzzz:When a viewer does not know you at all, what kind of “first impression” would you hope to give? W:I guess the most popular reaction would be,  "oh, that's creepy” , or  “that's creepy but cute” . I guess for me, I just want to give people something nice, nice to look at. That has a bit more when you drill down into it. So you might have a nice color. That's aesthetically pleasing. But every time you look at it, you'll maybe notice a new bit of detail or something else going on that maybe you didn't notice before.      p/zzzz:Tell me about your collaboration with INCEPTION. What do you regard as the most essential or beneficial throughout this collaboration? W:I think with any artist, it's really important to get yourself out there. And to look for opportunities. So I see this as a new opportunity, a new platform to get some new eyes on my work and hopefully like it. So yeah, I'm excited.   Creepy-cute《 Lego 》by Will Blood, get it on p/zzzz!   Image Source:Will Blood Official Instagram @iamwillblood        Shop Will Blood Now       Written by: Tiffany Ku                     
2021-01-18

Representing Self Through Art — Federico Clapis Interview

  【 PEOPLE PLZ TALK 】       「 Through my work I create a channel of communication between myself and the manifestation of my inner self, conscious and unconscious states, which need more or less intense moments to emerge. 」 — FEDERICO CLAPIS     Federico Clapis is an Italian contemporary artist. Throughout the years, he has anonymously posted several amazing videos that went viral on social media. While these videos received millions of views, they also helped Federico gain a group of fans that later on, helped his art works with exposure.  Speaking of his works, Federico is best at showing the realest scenes of society with his unique point of view. His realistic sculptures portrays the purest and the most direct observations of our world, opening an novel and interesting form of art.    《 Taboo 》made for people with disabilities Image Source:Federico Clapis Official Instagram @federicoclapis     Federico Clapis referred to below as  F p/zzzz:What messages or ideas do you want to convey through your art? How do you choose the theme of your artwork? F:I'm not inspired by anything that exists, my inspiration is driven by my internal sensations and states of mind. Through my work I create a channel of communication between myself and the manifestation of my inner self, conscious and unconscious states, which need more or less intense moments to emerge. The materials I use are an inherent part of what my work wants to express. Sometimes I use them to explore and discover new, unknown experiences and convey new meanings. This is one aspect of my work that gives me joy and pushes me to always try different materials. The exploration of materials always remains a great emotion for me. I discovered that when we enter the digital world, the material, if it can be defined as such, becomes infinite, and it is perhaps the area to which I feel more and more attracted.    p/zzzz:With the outbreak of COVID-19, we are entering a whole new age. From your perspective, what role will the artworks play in the future? How do the artists cope during this pandemic? F:I’m not worry abut the present because when days end new ones begin. Human evolve regardless of our wishes and regardless of our control, even if we often want to see the negative side in different generations. Any problem mankind finds in its way – they will find a way to solve it in due time. I’m not anxious as I don’t have the selfish pretense to see everything quickly resolved while I am alive and because I know it will be ok.   In this moment that is of great inspiration for me, I have noticed that many sensations are moving and these immediately need to be expressed, which is why I am giving birth to many themed works. I have also noticed that virtual exhibitions have been created, digitized museums with a Covid theme, this perhaps makes me think that I already was on the right path. This encourages me to create a space that can be experienced through virtual reality viewers in  the most faithful and engaging way possible.   I am thinking of a new world.     Does Federico's《 Touch Scream 》reminds you of your zoom times? Image Source:Federico Clapis Official Instagram @federicoclapis   p/zzzz:Growing up, what incidents or experiences have impressed you the most? Have these special  moments influenced your art creation? F:There is not a special event that influenced my art, I don’t search for inspiration ; my art is for me, a way to express myself so something that already exists.  However, At about 20 I discovered art as an instrument to exploring the hidden parts of myself. A long period of experimentation began since then. I made the first small sculpture at 10, an accumulations of toys on a marble slab unknowingly marked the beginning of something.       Federico going though a "human experiment" Image Source:Federico Clapis Official Instagram @federicoclapis   p/zzzz:When a viewer does not know you at all, what kind of “first impression” would you hope to give? F:I hope to not influence the first impression he could have, everybody is free to think what he wants.   p/zzzz:Tell me about your collaboration with INCEPTION. What do you regard as the most essential or beneficial throughout this collaboration?  F:I am really excited to collaborate with this reality as my first approach to Asia. I like the way Inception  innovates with its forward-looking views, and its attention to style and technology.    《 Babydrone 》the modern version of the classic story-tale     Shop Federico Clapis        Image Taken From The Internet   Written by: Tiffany Ku       
2021-01-14

誰說卡通是兒童專屬? — RX 專訪

  【 PEOPLE 焦點人物 】     「 藝術是我生活中不可或缺的一部分。 我喜歡創作,也喜歡欣賞他人的藝術創作。這可能是某種程度的上癮,沒有它我就無法生存。」 — RX       生於義大利的 RX,對藝術有源源不絕的熱情。他不只是藝術家,也是設計師、是工藝師;從圖畫小說出版開始,到近年著手創造雕塑、繪畫與數位繪圖,他在社群媒體上,站穩了自己的創作舞台。 創作全來自於自學,再一步步摸索,從 2018 年起,RX 的主題就定調於找出人性(與獸性)的黑暗面,並且特別選用流行文化產物當作主角,讓作品的每一個細節都充滿趣味。 他所有的雕塑都是百分之百純手工製作,這一次,聯手 p/zzzz 獨家打造全球限量 6 隻的「 Mum Anatomy 」,屬於 Pop-Paradox 系列的其中之一。透過重新詮釋有名的 「 流行文化 」角色, RX 將自己的創作理念具體的呈現在眾人眼前,向大家揭示:只有這麼大的頭顱,才能孕育出重要的思想。   發揮海綿的 “天性“,吸收著人性黑暗的海綿寶寶 圖片來源:RX 官方 Instagram 帳號 @rxstrip   p/zzzz:您想透過自己的作品對群眾訴說些什麼?您是如何選擇每一件作品的題材? RX:「 反映現狀 」是我的創作重點。現代社會永遠快速在運轉、變化,反而使得「 停下思考 」成為不可跳過的重要步驟。我的作品主題以日常生活為主,包含日常抉擇、人類的脆弱、情緒表達⋯⋯,我也很享受用自己的表達方式,重新詮釋現在的流行符碼。 與繪圖相比,我更喜歡雕塑。它最迷人的地方,是能直接與環境、光線相互作用,讓整體作品看起來更有「活著 」的感覺;但即便是創作了多年雕塑,我仍不認為自己是位雕塑家。多年來,我一直在學習、嘗試各種能提高作品水準的方式,但又盡可能又不過度矯飾—— 我喜歡藝術家在藝術品中留下來的「 小痕跡 」。   p/zzzz:在 2019 年新冠肺炎疫情之後,我們的生活進入了一個全新的時代,就您的觀點,藝術品在未來扮演的角色為何?藝術家們要如何自處? 我在這段時間有許多思考與反省,經歷多次封城後,我已經能夠放慢日常腳步與工作,並能更加專注享受在創作過程中。 藝術家一直以來都扮演情感交流的角色,在未來,勢必也能勾勒出更清楚的訊息,將現實世界分化的社會,再度連結在一起。  貼緊時事的作品,大家認出畫面中的人了嗎? 圖片來源:RX 官方 Instagram 帳號 @rxstrip   p/zzzz:您的成長過程中,有沒有哪些事件對您造成深刻的記憶?而這些生命中的特別時刻是否有影響到您的創作? RX:我經歷過許多美好的事,也有不少黑暗時刻——他們不僅賦予我力量,還讓我越來越強壯。 我當然也深受其他藝術家影響。我出生成長於義大利,被世界上最偉大的畫家和雕塑家的作品圍繞:米開朗基羅( Michelangelo )、卡諾瓦( Canova )與達文西( Da Vinci ),他們使我對藝術著迷,也讓我了解原來藝術可以如此完美。另一方面,迪士尼佔據了我的童年、卡通和漫畫教會我繪圖與表達能力—— 他們都成為我心中非常重要的一部份。 我從馬特·格羅寧( Matt Groening )的《 辛普森一家 》( Simpsons )中瞭解:卡通並非只專屬於兒童;表現主義畫家的愛德華·蒙克( Edward Munch )則讓我知道作品可以表現出如此強烈的情感;《 Spawn 》的創造者和《 McFarlaner Toys 》的創始人— Todd McFarlane 讓我對超級英雄人物癡狂,且讓我意識到:任何角色都可以被做成玩具! 過去十年,我一直對 Banksy、Ron English 的「城市」概念作品以及 Jason Freeny 令人難以置信的解剖結構感到著迷,當然也受到他們一定程度的影響⋯⋯我想我的作品,一定也融合了以上所有藝術家與創作能量!       連 “完美” 的大衛在疫情間也需要戴上面罩 圖片來源:RX 官方 Instagram 帳號 @rxstrip   p/zzzz:當一位欣賞者不認識您的時候,您會希望您的作品給對方留下什麼樣的「第一印象」? RX:乍看之下,我的許多作品在視覺上都有些「黑暗」或可怕,但我期待,在還沒有被嚇到以前,他們能夠會心一笑。同時,我希望每個人在觀看作品時,都能體會到自己與這件作品之間的連結與關係。     RX 將於 p/zzzz 獨家販售的《 Mum Anatomy 》   圖片來源:RX 官方 Instagram 帳號 @rxstrip       入手 RX 商品       Written by: Tiffany Ku                     
2021-01-14