Chris Mars – the musician and visual artist of outcasts

Chris Mars’s paintings had already been bugging my mind for a while, before I actually went one step further – into searching more about him, finding out who was behind those beautifully grotesque images. His work has been exhibited in USA and Canada (please, come to Romania ūüôā ). Some of his solo exhibitions were […]

8-bit stories – the Nostalgia of Humanity

Ever wondered how our emotions look like bulked up into something which uses as trademark the too-rapid-growth-for-humans-to-adapt-to-it-easily of technology? Or ever wondered how can you express those things which used to be said bluntly face to face to someone, years ago when your only source of contacting that person was to pass by his house? […]

The Poetry Brothel and their unearthly world (III)

The Poetry Brothel the creative ‚ÄúCirque du Freak‚ÄĚ from America and continuously extending to Europe. We talked about what the Poetry Brothel is in the first article and continued with a presentation of members within the second article. Their movement introduces you to a part of the world which you can find mostly only in […]

Bogdan Botas: ‚ÄěMy Photographs Represent The Isolation and Desolation of a Lonely Character‚ÄĚ {Exclusive}

Bogdan Botas is a young photographer living in Cluj Napoca where he studies cinematography. He restores, reprints and colorizes old photographs and for the last three years captures natural, touching portraits. I stumbled across Bogdan’s photos after seeing¬†Ilinca Straton’s page (see her images/interview here). Check what Bogdan has to say: Hello, Bogdan! First off, thank […]

Vanessa Conway Shows The Harsh, Fearful Face of Loneliness

Vanessa Conway lives in Evansville, United States and she has more than eight years of design and art direction experience specializing in photo retouching and fine art photography. That’s pretty much what we know about her. It seems like abandoned places and buildings have become one of the most interesting subjects to photograph. Now mix […]

Bogdan Imurluc: ‚ÄěArt is The Mirror of Our Time and Culture!‚ÄĚ

The most enduring and, arguably, the greatest form of fine art known to man, sculpture has played a major role in the evolution of culture. We are truly happy to highlight a Bucharest-based sculptor, Bogdan Nicolae Imurluc. He started art school early at 13 years old at the Nicolae Tonitza Fine Arts Highschool of Bucharest. […]

Cristina Altieri’s Emotion Lasts in Time and Space

Milan based photographer Cristina Altieri is been for a while my inspiration. She captures sensual human forms and the warm light she uses transform her photos into eternal feelings. Cristina is attracted to faded, bleached tones that are close to her dreams. “She tries to create a connection between her inner world and those of […]

Lupu Marius Shows Off Light Art at Its Finest

We keep an eye on every artist we feature on Cultartes (see latest article here) and the Romanian photographer Lupu Marius just posted a new series called So strong. It looks like a fearless defender of freedom, yet it’s easily intimidating. The light projection Marius uses is pure heaven, he shows off light art at […]

Bogdan Dullsky and The Purest Form of Photography

You might be familiar with the famous Russian experimentalist Bogdan Dullsky (responsible for the Quest Room Project). There are many sounds in his music, they come and go; it looks like he’s trying to transform these sounds into outstanding photos. Modern black and white photography at its best is art, and it seems to me […]

Alexandru Diugan Captures Vibrant Moments and Keeps Them from Being Forgotten

Romanian-born street photographer Alexandru Diugan takes the viewer on a journey through a set of vibrant photos. Alexandru’s images are quite intimate and filled with authenticity; you’ll see pictures of dreamy, outstanding landscapes and intense portraits. He’s one of the photographers who uses to capture special and important moments and keep them from being forgotten. […]

“Indeterminate music” by Daria Amaranth

Already familiar to her photos, we know Daria Amaranth¬†likes to portray fragile and melancholic emotions, sensual and sad feelings, disturbing and confused ones. Her brand new series is called “Indeterminate music” and it has been already published on PhotoVogue, too.¬† Full of emotion and with a dramatic representation, everything sums up to a pure heaven […]

“Analogue is the New Black” by Ani Buero

Today’s featured on Cultartes is Ani Buero, an Argentinian photographer and a public accountant. I have followed her photographs for just about a week, but it’s that ironic, powerful and fresh style that made me keep on doing that. As she states: “Analogue is the new black“, the magic begins once she starts clicking. Let […]

Girl Crush: Warm and Feminine Portraits by Ana Santos

When I discovered Ana Santos on Instagram, I immediately knew I was having a crush for her work. No one can resist these beautiful, delicate and creative illustrations. Ana is a Spanish artist and not only does she handle lines apart, but her color choices are both warm and feminine, but also playful and free.¬† […]

Madeline: “Anything That Makes My Eye Sparkle is My Muse”

Madeline is a self-taught photographer who inspires from your reality and¬†thoughts. This is Madalina Chilici for you, whose pictures are nothing but emotional statements. There is extraordinary silence and unknown theory behind the characters; take a look and be inspired. Hello Madeline, and thank you for interest in this interview. Can you start off by […]

Each photo of Alexa Chira is Emanating a Sense of Isolation

It’s been a long time since Alexa Chira haven’t posted any photos on her Facebook page. But that didn’t stopped us to show you her work. Her photography is a combination of a dreamy, extreme, refined and delicate world. She pretty sums up it all. At first appearance, a garish glamour frame her series, but […]

Mind-Bendingly Manipulated Landscapes that Warp the Perception of the World

Petey Ulatan has one of the best Instagram account ever; he is a creative professional based out of Honolulu, Hawai. It’s so lovely to follow him. Ulatan creates¬†mind-bendingly manipulated landscapes that warp the¬†perception of the world around us. Inspired by Inception or Interstellar, where the laws of physics are turned on their head, in Petey’s […]

Sarah Likes Pretty Girls And We Like Sarah

Sarah Bleszynski has a “bad” habit, sarahlikesprettygirls, as we all do. “Sarah Bleszynski¬īs work represents a refreshing honest pictorial of women¬†made by¬†women.” (source) Very true, indeed, but for me, this sounds more like a woman fight, into a boxing ring¬†fenced with all kinds of subtleties. I won’t use big words, big words is for nerds; […]

NI–ė’s “Not The Actual Events” (EP) – Review

Among the festivities and all the Christmas cheer that‚Äôs inevitably shoved down your throat year after year, Nine Inch Nails coming out with a new album and pissing all over your Greatest Christmas Carols compilation is the most wonderful of miracles. On December 16th, Trent Reznor announced the release of the 5-track EP Not The […]

Cultartes Features: Alex Lee by Bleeblu

Mark Harless a.k.a. Bleeblu is a portrait photographer based in Alabama. He believes it’s important you¬†know he is not from there. He merely just lives there until new opportunities come up. Bleeblu was born in the Philippines but spent most of his youth on an island in the the Pacific Ocean called Kwajalein. ¬† ¬†This […]

Haris Nukem’s “Work Hard, Play Hard” Attitude is Undeniable Badass

It’s undeniable that Haris Nukem‘s photos are their own brand of awesome. His beginning in photography first started strangely in the front of the TV. As the London shooter states: “Every day my dude Milo would come to my flat. We‚Äôd sit there for hours talking about everything that inspired us‚Ķ from music to photography […]

The Intimate Human Action of Embroidery by Maurizio Anzeri

The Italian-born, British-based Maurizio Anzeri searches out vintage portraits in flea markets or junk shops, viewing them, he says, “as landscapes on which to map out his own unique geography of suggestion.”¬† Sombre-looking children and sophisticated adults take on an absurdist aspect. You’ll notice that what was once a portrait is ¬†now something else entirely: […]

“Meet Me @ Ezra Cafe!” That’s What She Said

California native, “occasional gypsy”, as he likes to say, Justin is a Boston based photographer/artist. His works have a raw, wild appeal, which put you on¬†thoughts, some sort of naughty thoughts, but still… After all he seems like a shy guy or a very hard to find or whatever. There are about a billion coffee […]

Cultartes ‘Cinema’ Presents Friday Films by Chase Hart

“My name is Chase Hart, I like to shoot photos.” Well, this is a hell of a description. I’m not saying I don’t like those artists hiding behind their works, but, man, we are in an era of information.¬†I’m feeling a little handicapped without info. Chase Hart is the figure behind the project named Friday […]

Shuffled Love: Chtcheglov Pinti

Chtcheglov Pinti is a photographer based in Lisbon. If we are to consider his name you wouldn’t suspect that. I personally don’t know much of his work and I have to¬†admit that I¬†accidentally found his portfolio. Well,¬†I don’t like to ¬†exaggerate with twaddle, so, if you want to see more of his works just take […]

“Don’t Look”, by Chris Devour

Chris Devour, one of our personal favorites, is going rogue, escaping virtuality¬†with his first exhibition – ‘Don’t Look‘. Glimpses from the photographer’s beautiful new editorials (S16), as well as digital sketches, will be¬†on display this weekend at Ristretto (Oradea, Romania). We wish him to¬†make a huge splash with his debut event. Here are few of […]

Nikolina Petolas: “I Merge Photographs With Other Things So It Would Make Sense To Me”

Narnia meets Inception in this series of incredible photo-manipulations. Nikolina Petolas is a Croatian conceptual artist and photographer whose outwordly, mind-bending works give us a glimpse into her most deep daydreams and nightmares. She uses her own photographs and other (sometimes oddly unexpected) elements in order to modelate a world in her image. As she […]

Eco-Editorial: “Anti-Human”, by Pol Kurucz & Fernando Cozendey

Open-minded photographer Pol Kurucz captures the new collection of Brazilian fashion designer¬†Fernando Cozendey in a chessy, extravagant visual metaphor in ‘Anti-Human’ eco-editorial – an ode to wildlife, and a doom to humans.¬† The Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paolo based avant-garde group known as ‘Kolor Art Collective’ (we mentioned them in a previous feature here) are releasing […]