Dark yet peaceful photographs from Moscow’s garmonique

I stumbled across these erie photographs from Moscow’s garmonique / stas m while browsing BehanceNetwork and was struck by the consistent mood cast by all of his photographs. They make me feel alone in a dark yet calming dream. Creeped out yet peaceful. As if I’m the only person left in the world but somehow okay with it. While looking through his Flickr set my mind was filled with David Lynch uneasiness and Sigur Ros other-world tranquility. It’s this conflict and ability to transport you to another place that make these so powerful. Take some time with the headphones on and see where it takes you.


Landschaft mit haus: Minimal color field contemplation

I really like this illustration series “landscaft mit haus” by Maria Zaikina. It makes me think that if David Hockney had Frank Stella’s eye for minimal color field and Andy Warhol’s obsession for repetition, this is what he would create. As minimal as these may seem they’re much more than copy/paste Illustrator files. The series is centered around the idea of constant motion, travel and contemplation. Imagine you’re on a road trip in the passenger seat spacing out while staring out the window. You’re lost in thought as you suddenly become of aware the landscape, a glimpse of a pre-storm purple or a sun-drenched meadow against a stark blue horizon. These paintings are snapshots of those memories, those feelings. Through repetition she does a nice job of conveying this ever changing contemplative landscape. Its refreshing to see that minimalism and color field are still utilized as a contemplative force.


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