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PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE | WILD WEST

Latin for Glory x WeWoreWhat

As a new spring season approaches, new art is now available! Limited prints of the original piece created for Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat are offered in three sizes and each signed by the artist. All prints are created using professional printing methods on the highest grade paper. Please feel free to contact me for more information, custom sizes, and other specifications. 

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A R T : Interior Design meets Art

The LATIN for GLORY mission is to fuse the realms between fashion and art within the many disciplines of design. In February 2014 I was given the opportunity to re-purpose a large scale canvas into a chic work of art for a client of the high end interior design firm, KIS Interior Design.

For years I have been mentally creating art work inspired by the pop art master, Andy Warhol, and this February 2014 I collaborated on the perfect project to put these ideas into action. A client of the high-end interior design firm I currently work with, KIS Interior Design, had a painted canvas that needed to be repurposed into a work of art that would compliment the newly remodeled luxury apartment. .The 3' by 6' framed canvas would be showcased in a master closet for her (yes, for only her) so I immediately sought out to incorporate my signature motif of shoes. 

With Andy Warhol's shoes screen print in mind, I began mapping out a cluster of chic designer shoes that would appear to be floating within the boundaries of the framed canvas with no organization what so ever. In order to most efficiently disguise the existing painting, I chose to paint the entire background in the deepest black available, which also allowed the shoes to stand out. The client's penthouse is located in Miami, FL, which motivated me to chose colors that reflected the tropical and vibrant personality of the city. The trendy hues included zesty oranges, vivid reds, sumptuous purples, and something blue. 



This professionally taken photograph beautifully captures the contemporary design elements, luxury apparel, and my painting in the master closet. 

This is an image of the original painting that was provided to me by the client. First step : paint over the entire canvas in black! 

Due to the large scale of the canvas and the much smaller scale of my desk, it was challenging to visualize the entirety of the surface area needed to be covered. I used a white chalk to map out the outline of the shoes to make sure each shoe was proportional to the other, and that the composition was balanced. 

Thankfully the adjacent desk provided the perfect platform to examine the layout from a top view. 

Close up of the shoe imprints made with chalk on black acrylic. 




The Muses


Once the brilliant colors were finilized, I went over with a thin layer of black to create a "silk screen" appearance seen in the photographs of Andy Warhol. 

Six feet tall and ready to be delivered to the job site. 





S T R U T  O N . 


F A S H I O N : Peter Lippman for Christian Louboutin 2014

F L O W E R S & H E E E L S 
Christian Louboutin X Peter Lippman
Spring Summer 2014

 Flowers, and heels - the most exquisite combination known to woman kind. This combination was picturesquely depicted in the ad launch for Christian Louboutin Spring / Summer 2014, which left jaws dropping around the world.

Louboutin's pastel enameled shoes are a work of art on their own. However, placed casually within impressionist still lifes photographed by the talented, Petere Lippman, these shoes and accessories take on another life of its own.  Lippman successfully executed these compositions through a play on light and color, to achieve an aesthetic quality evident in the works of Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro, and Cezanne. The diversity and abundance of flowers, as well as the use of sultry hues, creates a magical backdrop to these timeless displays of luxury merchandise. 










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G R A P H I C S : Ashkan Honarvar "The Dream"


T H E  D R E AM 
Ashkan Honarvar  X  Electric Society


Ashkan's collection titled "The Dream", is a vibrant collaboration with talented photographer Danil Golovkin for the Electric Society magazine. It perfectly executes a visual integration of exotic flora, feathered appendages, pops of reptile skin, and high fashion. Ashkan elaborates on his artistic mission by stating, "I wanted to create an other worldly effect here using a black background, surreal vegetation, and deformed animal parts that initially look real, but - after some inspection - are revealed to be more surrealistic. As with Rousseau's painting, symbolism is very important here. Every shape can be interpreted differently."

The Dutch artist has an impeccable eye at putting together a puzzle of both similar and contrasting elements into a holistic composition. Of all his exquisite work, I am continually attracted to the haute pieces that embody a unique twist on both fashion and couturesque beauty also seen in my previous post, Graphics .
 It is a pleasure to share to his work as he continues to expand and collaborate with more and more talented designers

Enjoy.


 









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