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Shanghai’s first underground luxury hotel

If you thought constructing the world’s tallest tower was every architects dream, you were wrong. In China, they’re building a groundscraper, almost completely below the surface. From the article on Architizer: The latest in this trend, the Intercontinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland, has just broken ground in an abandoned quarry at the foot of Tianmashan Mountain, some 45 kilometres southwest of the city center. Shanghai Shimao Property Group, ...


Art in Sudan: Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed

Last month we read an interesting article on VoANews website about Sudanese artist Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed. We already mentioned several Sudanese artists like Ahmed Abushariaa, El Tayib Daw El Bait, Hamid Ayoub and the late Rashid Mahdi you can read more about on En Route to Sudan. Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed comes from the Blue Nile region but he moved to the United States in 2001 and he is currently living in the Washington area. VoANews article says: ...


Art in India: Jayshree Jaykumar and JJ Studios

Jayshree Jaykumar is an Indian artist and entrepreneur. She was born in 1978 in India and is a self-taught artist who works on oil, water color and acrylic. According to Wikipedia, she worked on the re-productions of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and later she started to create the painting of the main idol of Tirupati Balaji. With her paintings that replicates the deity of Tirupati Balaji, Jayshree has been recognized as a worthy artist in India and in 2009, ...


Art in France: Photographer Claude Iverné

Back in November last year, we posted an article dedicated to Sudanese photographer Rashid Mahdi, one of Africa’s most celebrated portrait photographers. We also mentioned the exhibition that took place in Paris: “Photographies soudanaises” (Sudanese photographs) at the gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière, brought by the Elnour collective founded by Claude Iverné in 2003. Today we want to introduce you (if you don’t know him ...


Jon Burgerman’s ‘Fast food’ show in Paris

‘Fast food’ is Jon Burgerman‘s new exhibition at Sergeant Paper artstore in Paris. The show runs from January 28th until February 25th and we will be at the opening on Saturday for the signing session (3pm). Jon Burgerman is one of our favorite artists and we are very excited to see his new art works . He is going to release some awesome new screen prints at the show, we can’t wait to be there and maybe meet with him! Note ...


Art in Ivory Coast: Abdoulaye Diarrassouba

Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, who goes by the name Aboudia, was born in 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where the artist still lives and works. If you take a quick look at the pictures, you will immediately notice that Aboudia’s work is influenced by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. But another country, another time. His recent grafitti-style paintings are depicting the conflict which broke out in March and April 2011 in Abidjan, in response to the ...


Art in Greece: Multiple media artist Lydia Venieri

Lydia Venieri is a multiple media artist born in 1964 in Athens and now she lives and works in New York. We have heard a lot of good feedbacks about Venieri’s work, we like what she does but her art is very hard to define…  But Wikipedia describes her work in a very interesting way: Venieri is well known for her evocative sculpture installations which bridge mythology with current events, and for her ability to combine humor with self ...


Cupcake Punk, a blogzine by Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson is a fashion designer for her brand Jessica Louise and she creates amazing clothes: leopard print, girly pink bows, punk-rockabilly-anime style, in bright colors. She recently launched Cupcake Punk, a blogzine that features ‘creative people and focuses on a wide range of interests and topics‘. About Cupcake Punk: Cupcake Punk is a lighthearted, bright, colorful, and happy style of attitude, dress, and lifestyle. It’s a ...


Art in England: The felted world Felt Mistress

There are artists we like and we follow them on Twitter. Pete Fowler and Jon Burgerman are on the top list. And thanks to them, we discovered the highly talented Felt Mistess. She creates… creatures. Of all kind, really. And we love what she does!  But who is Felt Mistress? Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans is a UK based stitcher and prolific tea drinker who creates a range of one-off bespoke creatures with her partner, illustrator Jonathan Edwards. ...


Art in Colombia: Alejandro Fischer Cardenas

Back to South America for this new rendezvous with Alejandro Fischer Cardenas. The figurative Colombian artist was born in Bogota in 1971 and he later studied in the United States and Germany. Searching for information about the artist, we were glad to find he had an official website showing some of his work, as well as a frequently updated blog. Most of the time, we can hardly find information about the ‘underground’, not yet widely known ...






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