Cold Void. A Film That Brings Sensationalism Through Brutal Honesty

I’m a cinephile. All about movies – old or new, action or romance, anything and everything. So when I heard about this film festival in my town, I just finished my coffee and I started to dress up so I can get there as fast as possible. I had no idea about any of the movies or films […]

Freya in The Garden of Soul (ep 3)- Photo & Text by Irina Gache

Freya in the Garden of Soul is an episode-based surrealist novel that I decided to publish online as I go along with the writing process. It focuses on the journey of a character named Freya in the realms of the unconscious where she meets and interacts with different phantasmagorical characters that challenge her sense of […]

Freya in The Garden of Soul (ep 2)- Photo & Text by Irina Gache

Freya in the Garden of Soul is an episode-based surrealist novel that I decided to publish online as I go along with the writing process. It focuses on the journey of a character named Freya in the realms of the unconscious where she meets and interacts with different phantasmagorical characters that challenge her sense of […]

The Cruelty of Her Beauty

Simone Ridi is an artist based in Firenze, Italy. His art is a photographic study of the flesh and the lusts that have arisen from it. He’s trying to intrigue you through a hypnotizing eroticism and I think he succeeds. At least to me it has this effect! Simon is a very talented guy, there’s no doubt, a guy who […]

The Melancholy of Eroticism. Dave Bee

Eroticism is for many of us just a symbol of a vulgar, vile manner. Dave Bee tries through his photographic achievements to fit this form of expression and feeling into the elitist space of art. Can one find art where few only notice the obscene? That’s very easy, I’d mention, especially if you can see […]

Brain Records by Alexandra Crisbășan (LXI)

“This is a project representing the fragments of conversations which my brain has recorded, during different encounters which I decided to write down. […] So, this is what “Brain Records” is; the story of human encounter, human communication, socialization. The story of all of them together as a whole. A story told from the subjectivity and […]

Art Without Nudes Is Just “Eh”! Mikki Marvel by 2nd Life Photography

Nudes have been, like forever, the artists’ leitmotif. It has always been fashionable, but not really into contemporary world. We’re not talking here about a stylish matter, but about an irresistible desire of watching the natural beauty of the human body. After all, let’s just consider art without women; or worse, about women all dressed […]

The Sympathetic World of Folur

Chiara Cappetta has created his own artistic world. Folur seems to be a broken creature from another universe; one that takes place and exists just in shades of melancholy. You will get caught easily in this landscape and you’ll look into her creations to exhaustion. You’ll look and seek and you’ll find out her world […]

You Might Want to Take a Look! with Elena Atzori

Elena Atzori is an Italian photographer based in Rome. There is a dose of eroticism in her photos, but it comes with humor and it will make you accept them easily. Somehow, she takes a simplistic idea and transforms it into something that’s going to blow your mind. There would be many things to say yet “nonsense”, so let’s […]

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 🙂 ). Some of his solo exhibitions were […]

Bogdan Botas: „My Photographs Represent The Isolation and Desolation of a Lonely Character” {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 […]

Bogdan Imurluc: „Art is The Mirror of Our Time and Culture!”

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. […]

Organic Disharmonia Kollective Is The New Order To Follow. Interview

It’s really difficult and unlikely to look for people with unconventional hobbies, because we don’t know from where to start looking; yet accidents can happen and we run into these guys. The thing that binds us is passion; the passion for strange patterns and activities that give a vibration to our everyday lives. The need […]

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 […]

The Art of Mourning – Nick Cave’s “Skeleton Tree”

You fell from the sky / Crash landed in a field Nick Cave is grieving. On the 14th of July 2016, Arthur Cave fell from a cliff above the Ovingdean Gap in Brighton. He was only 15. With the first track on the album, Jesus Alone, Nick Cave recalls the moment he lost his son. Skeleton […]

Andreea Andrei Exclusive for Cultartes: “Fuck Money and Fame!”

To be very honest and to say who Andreea Andrei is… is a complicated thought. She’s an art lover, she likes rain and the smell of it, she travels by herself to see Europe and to find her inner peace. She’s a cat lover and a wine drinker, she smells like Chanel (always but her alter ego […]

Shut Your Filthy Mouth Creative!

Brooke Mitchell-Olimpieri a.k.a. Filthy Mouth Creative is a photographer, stylist and creative director based in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. She also creates a fashion style which is a juxtaposition at this idea and artistic vision, Filthy Mouth Cloathing. Completely self taught, she uses her never-ending curiosity to create unique concepts. Her work is heavily inspired by […]

When You Catch Your Nose Between Senses

Steph Wilson is a London-based photographer and artist. Her photographs have this velvety richness about them that make the images rather surreal. She is also founder of Lemon People, an art collective where she works with other creators to realize all kinds of projects. We could say that her thing is to incorporate humour alongside political or cultural themes […]

Bill Domonkos Designs Haunting, Whimsically Animated Gifs

San Francisco-based filmmaker and stereoscopist Bill Domonkos creates darkly humorous animated GIFs. He resurrects photos with modern animation and creates almost completely nonsensical in subject matter and yet perfect in their execution. Domonkos’ affinity for working with vintage, black and white images adds to the curious nature of his work. Each gif is wackier than the next, presenting […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part VIII: Jean-Francois Jonvelle

This is not a love editorial. Somehow, this wants to be a sort of an introduction into another world, where, love exists, don’t worry, but, in other forms, more rudimental, more vivid, more natural, without that tricks you are seeing, daily, on TV or which airs on the Radio Station, tender and sweet and namby-pamby shity songs. To be short, we are […]

The Red District of Andrei Burcea’s Mind

I opened up two Tumblr blogs to get the text going. The big, black & white, eye-raping pictures start developing. The crimson, blood-dissolving red pictures, start flowing. My useless thirst to gather visual waste tells me that I know Andrei, even though he doesn’t know me (I’m the epitome of stalking). But I don’t know […]

Photography As A CuriousZedy

‘You don’t take a photograph, you make it.’ Netherlands-based photographer Zdenek Sindelar, a.k.a. CuriousZed, has earned his keep in the profession by paying keen attention to detail and believing that in every image there is a story to be told. Zed was born and raised in Eastern Europe and although he currently resides in the Netherlands, the […]

What does it mean to be a rookie in the visual art field in Romania? (II)

Last time, I wrote about the first things you need, if you want to start your journey within the art field, passion and talent. Today, I will write about the other two categories, courage and work and a flexible and responsible spirit. I marked a few points about the last two categories in the previous […]

Clothe Me With The Nakedness of Your Shadow. Julie Munier

  You can dress my existence, with the nakedness of your shadow, my dear! This phrase it came in my semi-poetic mind when I saw the Julie’s photo-journal, if I can call it that way. Shapes. Everything moves around shapes. The human shapes and their eroticism, to be more accurate.  Julie Munier is a very […]

Mira Schor or A Vision in Watercolour of Our Society

Mira Schor is a New York-based artist and writer noted for her advocacy of painting in a post-medium visual culture and for her contributions to feminist art history. Schor’s work balances political and theoretical concerns with formalist and material passions. This madame, artistically speaking, for me, seems to be some sort of Angela Merkel. Her visions are extremely […]

These Pictures of a Carbonized-Like Model Are Fucking Gorgeous

Romanian photographer Adrian Anechitoaie, model Saga Sux (Ana-Maria Fulga), make-up artist Yona Mogan and visual artist Andreea Macovei teamed up for a stunning photoshoot for PAVOT Gallery. The product campaign – fashion related, most likely – is not released yet, so we can’t assume much about it. All we’ve got are some visual pearls, used […]

Senka Mušić Resurrects Balkan Witches In Wild, Beautiful Photo Series

Senka Mušić is a graphic designer and photographer from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She graduated The Academy of Fine Arts (Sarajevo). Her bachelor thesis project: Traditional Balkan Witchcraft. Most of her photo-series are marked by the place she’s been living her whole life. The Balkan countries, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, are known in history […]

Subtle, Minimalist Design Masterpieces From Imaculatura: ‘ÎLE flottante’

Imaculatura is a Bucharest-based project created by Anca Adina Cojocaru and Irina Constantin. The two artists mix poetry, illustration, design and even performance in order to conceptualize fashion items and pieces of clothing. They started the project in 2013, “based on the usage of concepts and resources of the creative fields including graphic design, fashion […]