Keith Haring

Keith Haring — world famous artist and social activist from New York, he was openly gay and died of AIDS-related complications in 1990 at the age of 31.

Keith was born on May 4, 1958. He grew up in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. He started to draw right away.

After high school, he went to art school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a year. He started making big drawings, and when he was 19, he he had his first public show.

In 1978, Keith moved to New York City to go to a different art school. He loved being in the big city. There were big museums with all kinds of art. There were many young artists working in his neighborhood. And there was a lot of energy on the street.

In New York he found his style.

“I bought a roll of oak-tag paper and cut it up and put it all over the floor and worked on this whole group of drawings. The first few were abstracts, but then these images started coming. They were humans and animals in different combinations. Then flying saucers were zapping the humans. I remember trying to figure out where this stuff came from, but I have no idea.”
Continue reading

Danil Krivoruchko

“PROCEDURALS 03 | CATWALK” by Danic Krivoruchko.
“An exploration of possibilities which will open for the fashion industry as new “smart” materials emerge allowing the clothes to react to surrounding sound, lighting conditions or even owner`s emotional state.” via myshli

Nicola Verlato

Nicola Verlato is an Italian-American visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. Nicola was born in Verona. He studied architecture at University IUAV in Venice from 1984 to 1990, though he never completed his degree. In 1996, Verlato moved to Milan where he created his well grounded notoriety in Italy. In the same year, he exhibited his work at XII Quadrinnale at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.In 2004, Verlato relocated from Milan to New York City. While living in New York, he was a professor teaching composition and painting courses at New York Academy of Art. He has shown his paintings, drawings, and sculptures in the United States and internationally, including the White Columns in New York, Museum of Moder Art in Arnhem, Prague Biennale, and an installation exhibited at the 2009 Venice Biennale in the Italian Pavilion. His works are in the permanent collection at MART in Trentino, MUSAC in León, and MUDIMA Foundation in Milano.