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 […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part IV: Nobuyoshi Araki

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 […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part III: Weegee

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 Revival of The Renaissance Art: Jan Saudek

Jan Saudek (b. 13 May 1935 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech art photographer and painter. His best-known work is noted for its hand-tinted portrayal of painterly dream worlds, often inhabited by nude or semi-nude figures surrounded by bare plaster walls or painted backdrops. His early art photography is noted for its evocation of childhood.  Some of […]

This is Not A Love Song, Part II: Christer Strömholm

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 […]

Shae DeTar. The Painted Vail of Photography

Shae DeTar lives and works in New York City. “As a teenager I used to collage and paint on magazine photos all the time but only considered it a hobby”, says photographer, painter, and fine artist Shae.  How many of you have not drawn, on the face of celebrities in magazines, or calendars, with a marker […]

This Is Not A Love Song, part I. Anders Petersen.

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 […]

Wolfgang Stiller: The Matchstick Men.

What the hell is going on here? The Matchstick Men?! Is this a name of a some sort of superhero? It could be! But is not. Well, these are burned heads on life-size matches. A representation of human kind living in today’s society by German artist Wolfgang Stiller.  The Matchstick Men series got created from left over […]

Fulvio di Piazza. Painting – The Art of Dream in Oil.

Highly imaginative Fulvio Di Piazza creates whimsical paintings of anthropomorphized landscapes with an extraordinary level of detail and depth. His works have depicted lush woodland fantasies, revealing saturated forests filled with faces as distinct features emerge from hills, rocks and tree trunks, sprouting limbs in place of roots and branches. Twisted figures rise through mushrooming […]

Sophie Kahn and The Fragmented Women.

Sophie Kahn is probably the only artist who sees the women like a fragmented muse. She merged new technology with old to haunting effect in her sculptures of incomplete women. The absences in these figures is what makes them so arresting. The elements that are represented are death-like in their pallor and stillness. Kahn’s fragmented women give […]

Sasha Vinci. The nightmarish sculptures.

Well, well, well… What is all about? In short therms, is nothing but the human bodies. His work portrays a sense of longing, a palpable sense of a tormented soul. Ripe with emotion, his mutated figures look for a sense of belonging in the world. Sasha Vinci’s fleshy subjects seem to have skin that melts off their feet […]

Cultartes Features: ‘Contrasts’ New Photo-Series by Alexandra Jitariuc

Alexandra Jitariuc (25) is a Romanian Bucharest-based freelance photographer who explores the profound idea of connectedness by highlighting the relationship between a person and its surroundings. In her latest series (Cities, Urban Vegetations) her models become part of the environment. Their privacy ceases to exist, exposing subject’s true nature, personality and emotions, while the artist’s inner feelings pour all […]

Interview With The Creators of Touché: Art, Sacred Geometry and Mind-Design

Recently I started to think: “What makes us create culture-oriented guerrilla-like online initiatives, actions that apparently don’t bring any actual benefits?”. Nobody’s considering that, in this “puzzle of reasons”, the creators become some sort of walking personal diaries at everyone’s disposal. Once you’ve started this activity, you become the crackhead slave of a machine that […]

When Music is a Business of Beauty. Interview with Francesco Berta.

Francesco Berta is a music composer and visual artist from Italy and currently living in London. His works features an intuitive, organic and visual approach to the composition and recording, involving acoustic and electric instruments, soundscapes anda minimal use of electronics. Francesco’s music, defined by listeners and reviewers “vivid, extremely detailed and cinematic” have been […]

Cultartes presents “Mathilde and the other girls” by Magdalena Franczuk.

Well, what do we have here?! That is the question. A girl named Mathilde, in the first place. And some other girls. In fact, this is a sort of a book, but with some kind of story that is told to us in pictures. Mathilde represents the look of a curious young girl who tries […]

Marc Perez. Shh! A Sculpture Is Trying to Talk Here.

Well, I must admit, I am not crazy, yet. I do not talk with stones or with other materials which can be the reason or the essence of an art work. So, Marc Perez. He is un grand sculpteur et peintre, as we find described in most magazines. And his artworks tell us somehow the same thing […]

HAVE SUM NURV_1

HAVE SUM NURV (Newest Unconventional Romanian Videos) will be here from now on, once every two weeks, to keep you up to date with the best (in our opinion) unconventional clips, music-videos or short-films created by Romanian producers or artists. Why just Romanian videos? Firstly, because we’re a Romania-based webzine and secondly, we wait to […]

‘Double-Blind No. 1’. Short Incursion Into The Seductive Human Subconscious

Double-Blind No.1 from The Double-Blind Experiments on Vimeo. *Exhales* Yep! That’s a hell of a video. The surreal experiment put together by a handful of artists self-named The Double-Blind Experiments reveals the infinite universe of the human subconscious and, apparently, the unexpected variety of activities and profiles a goat can be used at. “Double-Blind No. 1“, is […]

Get Dressed In Love For the 2nd Issue of AUTOR Magazine Launching

The 2nd Issue of AUTOR Magazine is scheduled to be launched on wednesday this week (29th of April, 7 pm), in Bucharest (on the MNAC terrace). After a quick self-introduction, I discovered AUTOR’s beautiful concept. The creators published their first issue last year (after a pilot edition in 2013). The idea behind the magazine was […]

Rafaël Rozendaal’s Haiku Poems Point Out That Life Sucks

Rafaël Rozendaal‘s art consists in simple, smart, yet obvious and depressing installations. His minimalist perspective on art emphasize that life not only is pretty much random, repetitive and simple in a chaotic way, but it also sucks ass. There’s this sequence from Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club that fits this situation: “Everything’s a copy of a copy […]

Illustrator Depicts His Eye Disease Through Meaningful Art

Romanian illustrator Adrian Serghie is one of the most appreciated artists in his country. He’s well-known for some of the most popular online artistic initiatives, such as Iasi – Fotografii Vechi, a Facebook Page promoting his native city’s old cultural monuments. While he’s a loyal participant of many of the national art festivals (Street Delivery, Romanian […]

Valeriu Cătălineanu, fotograf: „Îmi imaginez că sunt sunetul care atinge omul”

„Să fii, nu să faci!” Dacă am vrea, pozatul în club ar putea foarte ușor deveni o ramură separată a fotografiei. Cele mai multe localuri de noapte adoptă de obicei câte-un fotograf amator, vreun amic de-al barmanului, proprietar de DSLR care acceptă să facă poze pentru intrare liberă la vreun concert sau pentru câteva beri […]

The First Romanian Polaroid Photographers Community Was Just Created

In just a week since its appearance, the community gathered over 1,100 likes on Facebook, got a professional website and captivated a whole bunch of fans and users from all over the country. The “Romanian Polaroid Photographers” is an online community specially created for the polaroid lovers. “[The Page] is dedicated to instant film photography lovers […]

Serge Marshennikov’s Sleeping Beauties

The Russian artist Serge Marshennikov loves watching them in their sleep. And painting them on the process. His stalking-like obsession determined him to reveal the beauty of women vulnerability while they’re deep devoured by their dreams. His approach has nothing unconventional in particular, considering the technique that replicates the Renaissance style. There are only a few details that give the […]

Maude White Defines Tenderness With These Unreal Paper Carvings

New York-based artist Maude White creates majestic characterizations of people, birds, leaves and any other compositions. Each detailed piece in precisely cut to reveal a unique story or message. As a papercutting artist, she loves the delicacy of paper, thing that seems quite fair to me. We know she exhibited her works at several galleries […]

Dragan Bibin. Serbian Mythology and Folktales

Dragan Bibin is an artist with a timeless vision from Novi Sad, Serbia. He has illustrated picture books, book covers, textbooks and other projects for clients such as Kreativni Centar, Zavod – Serbian State Company of Textbooks, Orfelin Izdavaštvo and Čarobna Knjiga. Dragan generally works in traditional media, mainly oils but also in egg tempera. […]

Morgvus – The Celestial BDSM Illustrations of Chris Devour

Some visual projects are beyond imagination. As Morgvus, this relatively old project of Chris Devour, a project that apparently is brought back to life. We’ve already met Chris, the inspired photographer whose incapacity of perceiving colors turned him into some kind of a super-photographer, by leading the black and white art to a whole new […]

Feed Me. Noper + Saint Machine

FEED ME is an experiment that explores the relation between the artwork and its public. The entire exhibition is a live organism that feeds on the energy produced by the movements of the public. It is an interactive multimedia capsule that carries a dynamic platform where everything moves, pulses and reacts to motion on a […]

Cristina Venedict Interview

Nicole,Cultartes: Hello, Cristina! When did your passion for photography first started? Cristina Venedict: I began photographing in 2006 with a compact camera. I thought it was great to have a camera in my hands, you feel like a director who creates a film. Photography gives me the opportunity to dream and create images; it helps […]