Oil on canvas (2009)
Reproduced on 100% Silk · Limited Edition of 50 · Size: 141 X 107 cm
Florian Süssmayr’s self-portrait is a trompe l’œil. The shop window image transferred from a photo into an oil painting and here on to silk serves not only to promote consumer goods but also to present the artist himself. The leopard print on the shop window dress fuses optically into a perplexing unity with the reflection of the building opposite and the slight trace of Süssmayr’s silhouette. Selbstportrait Lindwurmstrasse involves both exploiting cross-media opportunities—a key feature of many of the artist’s works—and the basic concept of fashion as a projection surface for the self and clothes as a vehicle for individuality.
Color photography (2004)
Reproduced on 100% Silk · Limited Edition of 50 · Size: 129 X 107 cm
"Martin Fengel has a benevolent gaze. He sinks down gently onto things, he strokes the edge of the table and rests briefly on the coloured board, he touches the strange egg carefully, then comes his gaze, and he puts it down again straight away. This gaze is benevolent because he leaves things as they are; this gaze is lovely because he is happy and astonished that these things even exist." Georg Diez
Color photography (2008)
Reproduced on 100% Silk · Limited Edition of 75 · Size: 107 X 129 cm
For the past ten years, New York City’s Lower East Side has been undergoing a rapid gentrification process. Today most of the fabric merchants, tailors, shoemakers and other Jewish-owned businesses from the Lower East Side have disappeared. The past has been replaced by fashionable bistros, trendy boutiques and shiny new condos.
As part of our interest in the importance of fashion in gentrification we selected a photograph by Luca Pizzaroni showing a rack of mens suits in one of the last traditional clothing stores in this area.
Thank you Ayzit for sending us these beautiful pictures directly from Istanbul!... more