This exhibition is the testament of the magical power of art, even in the darkest moment in life, art is the shining light that reflects on the human conditions, which illuminates the path to salvation.
Egon Schiele in his last days of his life looks on bewildered, puzzled and dismayed for the turn of events as his wife, their unborn child and eventually himself where about to succumb to tragic tuberculosis epidemic at the time. He represents his unborn child as a gift-wrapped doll in a clownish attire, it’s a divine comedy in the intolerable sadness of circumstances.
Yet his envisioned twisted figures, hands and portraits remain iconic, a miracle, even though sadly he did not survive much longer than his 27th, his work continues to shine bright. There were other academics and artist of the Vienna period, but few matched the excellence demonstrated by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele or Oskar Kokoschka they were amongst the vanguards despite the hardship and some of the extreme tragedies that was being experienced in their time.
Turner is another visionary painter with mastery of lights, his impressionist works executed decades before impressionism even coined and recognized as a late 19th century art movement.
His late work both exquisite watercolor sketches or massive monochrome canvases are as important monument as Sistine chapel mastery, they define a mysterious vision of light, of divinity that emanates out of the dark, murky tumultuous raging watery vortex.
There is a Zen like calmness that rings from each stroke of paint upon the canvas, this resonate through expanses of times across three centuries that no doubt will continue on for millennia.
EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity – Thursday December 19th 7:30pm @MatthewsYard
It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at Matthews Yard and learn from local tech. #Croydon #TechCity leader Jonny Rose takes us through the event line-up
Everyone is welcome – you don’t need to be a business owner or computer-lover to enjoy this!
DEMO: Steve Motakef and Hercules Fisherman – founders of 3DScanbot
The two men bringing the 3D print revolution to Croydon
Steve Motakef (right) builds a 3D model of a seated couple.
3DScanbot is a hardware tool and software application built by Steve Motakef and his artist friend, the brilliantly-named Hercules Fisherman!
The duo and a small supportive team tour with the equipment to make 3D fun and accessible to all ages, and will be speaking to us about the world of 3D printing and all the cool innovations that are emerging from the 3D print industry.
Most importantly, the 3D scanning tool will be available for you to try out on the night!
Andrew Brackin – Founder of Spot
“My new life working out of Silicon Valley and Croydon Tech City”
DEMO: David Batey – creator of Nickelled
“Making it easier for marketers to build website demos”
It was a real treat to be at one of the biggest geeks gathering of its kind otherwise known as Glastonbury for Geeks. The party went on a non stop 24X7 week of workshops, exhibition, hackathons and parties with crowed mostly from Europe but even across the world descended on the millennium dome – O2.
Thingmaker joined Telefonica stand with our 3fs portraits series, 3d scanning rig, 3d printing kits and samples to enthrall the camposeros attending the great event.
our stand was by far the best and busiest throughout the event with often queues of people waiting to be part of the experience. Many also loved to have their figurines printed or portraits done. Overall it was a massive success, thanks to the all the vibrant camposeros, dedicated Telefonica Labs and Thingmaker team who made it all happen.
the series portrait are coupled with 3d figurines so there is a mechanical representation of the portraits of the sitters along with the live paintings which will be on display.
At Camden Collective where founder friends droped to see him and with some of his portfolio companies Thingmaker, Lectrio currently stationed there and others who would like him to be their mentor or advisor. He is regularly approached by companies and events organisers internationally to be speaker, hosting panels, mentoring or to join their advisory board help them grow their business, to improve their products, gain benefits from his years of experience as serial entrepreneur and tech guru.
Thingmaker provided 3dscan booth and 3d printing of the figurines
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Mon- Fri 9.30 to 6 pm
A series of portrait of startup founders executed in live sessions
Made with bold brush strokes, whilst interacting with the sitter; discussing wider topics from arts to technology or business strategy.
Hercules is an award winning artist as well as technologist and serial entrepreneur.
These days Herx is dividing his time between arts on the one hand, and mentoring & investing in technology start-ups on the other. He’s collaborating with other, He’s mentoring at a number of institutions and colleges, and work closely with over a dozen promising start-ups including Lectrio, Skillwizz, Amoo, GiniCam, Thingmaker and Foodity.
He is very active on the tech scene a member or London HackSpace and a regular participant at hackatons in and outside UK.
Before doing his masters at Middlesex University he was an active publisher of art books, magazines and prints about and with artists like Lucian Freud, Gilbert and George, Richard Hamilton, Bill Bryson, Yoko Ono and Allen Ginsberg. He established Our Wonderful Culture club at Vic Naylor and the Fridge in Brixton, which featured Vivien Westwood, Brixton Poets, Edward Tudor-Pole, Deborah Levy and Leigh Bowery.
He’s exhibited at galleries and arts centres, including Riverside Studio, DeFabrik-Holand, Paloma7 –Spain – and ArtHouse – Ireland. He has been speaker, judge or guest at the WebSummit, DevTank, 3DS, Mobile World Congress, LeWeb and at the Universities of Middlesex, Nottingham and Manchester as well as LCP, LaSalle – Barcelona and Konstaze in Germany. He has works has been traded in various auctions. He has won numerous awards and prizes for his achievements over the years, including a British Council Award in 1986.
At the event also we have an awesome 3DScan Booth from Thingmaker where we will be scanning the same subject as the one Hercules has painted, These will then be included in a mobile app allowing user to make online orders of the figurines and prints with ease.
More international venues are booked Corfu in Sep. followed by Monaco, Israel and Dublin. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions for new venues.
Additive Manufacturing revolution steadfastly disrupting the traditional manufacturing practices and industry. Andrew Lamb leading expert from Engineers Without Boarders is the key speaker at London 3D printers meetup on Tuesday 23rd July at Hub Westminster this week.
“Small-scale and local manufacturing has always been a key driver of development, and it has retained a fundamental role in the appropriate technology movement for decades. As additive manufacturing starts to take root in developing countries, is there a chance to leapfrog the centralised, industrial paradigm of development? It is early days, but this talk will give some examples of what is currently being explored by the aid sector, and what this might mean for supporting the growth of a more sustainable ‘circular economy’.”
It was a surprise to return to Elephant and Castle where I studied printing years ago at London College of Printing (LCP) now christened under a new assumed named London College of Communication (LCC).
This is aptly demonstrate the changes we are experiencing with technology transformed from the letterpress analog printing to a now digital reproduction methods of which we saw many examples at the Mini Maker Faire. The organisers did a fantastic job with many insightful workshop and variety of exhibitors to match. It did show the exuberant nature of the times we live in, the makers culture is hugely vibrant, teaming with new ideas.
I could safely say that every visitors from any age group and background, could find something memorable to go away with from the event.
Undoubtedly the makers community is set to grow massively over the coming decade, the 3D printing techniques which in itself is in a state of flux will have many more surprises in store for us. We are at the cutting edges of technology where we can touch science fiction for real, where replicators are not just a drummed up fantasy from the movie screens, but something you can help make and have hands in.
Thingmaker who runs one of the London fastest growing meetups related to 3d technology participated in the faire, with their incredible 3D Scan Booth in place, they had a queue of enthusiasts who wanted to experience the new scanning technology. The results then can be printed in mono or in Full colour as 3d figurines.
Managed to get down to DMY Berlin the day after the Axel Springer startup mentoring day. I was particularly interested to find out about 3d printing and designs.
DMY Berlin is an international design network for contemporary product design. At the yearly DMY International Design Festival Berlin both renowned and young, experimental designers launch new products, prototypes and foresighted projects. The exhibition is accompanied by a wide program of symposia, designer-talks and workshops, able to reflect current topics of contemporary design and to reveal necessary future trends of design and its related disciplines.
See a review which highlights a massive polish presence at the show by
Over 500 designers showcase pioneering products, prototypes and material innovation in the aviation hangars. This years country focus was dedicated to the design habits of Poland. There are over 40 showcases by Polishdesigners and creative entrepreneurs.
The most interesting Polish project were the taborets from
Przemek Ostrzewski. The plus stool which is a single
piece consisting of 3 parts which can be easily combined. Ribbon from Jan Lutryk made the approach affect in which the material gave it form. Made into his innovation technology is the Oskars
In exhibitions we have been seeing the new talents section highlights experimental and forward thinking works
of the young designers. Students made some special workshops for visitors and were showed how to make designed for them products. The Luas group form made the Junctions exhibition. For example they taught how to make
a smartphone from recycling paper bags. The Tabanda group enabled through prototypes their chair “diago”.
To assist in helping the designers with their creations, new ideas companies helped with 3d printers. It presented the groups with new opportunities and materials. For example in DMY, we could see new solutions with the use of these materials.
I am always interested in wood designs. Amazing works from Elisas Stroyzk carpet, www.elisastrozyk.de, were presented with geometric pieces which are laser-cut by hand and then bonded to a textile backing. Woodglasses were also available from Paolo, www.palowood.com. Stool “Uff” made Cecilia Alvarez Fernandez from Balbuena. “Uff”like saying: what a relief. It is designed for use in gardens, at patios or playgrounds. It can also be used indoors.