Do you really think there is an interior environment that wouldn’t be made more beautiful, more tranquil, more cool with the addition of a peaceful image of ocean scenery?
We don’t think so. Without a doubt, the cure for the visual noise and image overload in our lives comes in the form of a stunning photograph by Luke Shadbolt of the central coast of NSW.
The picture seem like an oil painting, but it is in reality an expertly composed photograph.
Imagine a quiet beach, a soft morning breeze on your skin, the scent of the ocean, the sound of the soft waves. This image will transport you to your favourite seaside places as they expand and calm down any interior with its serene atmosphere and gorgeous colours. Now, just take a deep breath and relax.
Buy it here - Exclusive to TCH store or see it in person at our Summer Lovers store in Sydney which opens this Friday (details on Friday)
Available from our Summer Lovers store in Sydney
Once again, we find ourselves mesmerized by abstract visual art that leaves an opening for our own interpretations. With the work of Houston, Texas-based Heath West, we are given the freedom to experience pixelated pattern in whatever way we wish to.
We see these mystery images, seemingly lit from the inside, as calming and meditative visual “white noise” that either energize or clam down a room, depending on how the images are placed and lit.
West is a practicing architect, who also studied art and art history. He uses several tools within Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and describes his method as ”developing and working through an algorithm of vector and pixel color manipulation, a recursive loop, where the stopping point is when the image achieves the quality I am happy with.”
These limited edition metallic prints, exclusive to the TCH store, are printed on metallic paper then mounted underneath perspex for a dazzling and striking look.
A specialised process called 'face-mounting' is used to create a durable bond between the print and acrylic (perspex). A high quality acrylic is used to provide superior UV protection.
Filmed at sunrise on the 57th floor of 4WTC in lower Manhattan, this short film captures an extraordinary and moving performance of Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain. It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home. Beautifully shot.
Spiegel Im Spiegel by Arvo Part
After the Rain by Christopher Wheeldon
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Directed by Davi Russo
Francoise Nielly's massive, colourful portraits are delicious to look at. Even more wonderful – and particularly infuriating to those of us who have timidly dabbled in painting – is to watch her create them. She, in her confident, strong hand, wields her painting knife shaped like a miniature garden trowel, and makes painting look easy like cake frosting.
She paints her vivid, passionate canvases — some as large as 78 x 25 inches (195 x 62 centimeters) -- from black-and-white photos, further proof of her unfailing ability to interpret light, shadow, hue and tone by applying brilliant colors and daring strokes.
Born in Marseille, brought up near Cannes and Saint-Tropez, and now living in Paris, Nielly is at home among bold contrast and dazzling light. To add to her likeability, here is the list of her loves: Life, wide open spaces, sushi, blue lagoons, the Internet, humor, books, Paris, New York and Vancouver.
Three of her prints are available exclusively through TCH online store - 1000mm x 1000ml metallic print on acrylic with free delivery in Australia/NZ.
We'll be introducing a lot more artwork to purchase in the coming months.
We fell immediately for the dynamic feel and dramatic colours of this image of profiles by Magnus Voll Mathiassen.
The tension and sense of occasion invites the viewer to consider and ask questions. What are they doing? What are they looking at? Where are they going? Who are they?
With this much going on the image still manages to exude a sense of cool calmness. This piece will look magnificent in many kinds of interiors from living rooms to commercial spaces.
The Drammen, Norway-based Voll Mathiassen is a graphic designer and illustrator who has done work for Nike, Sony PlayStation and Microsoft.
Printed on metallic paper and then mounted under a layer of perspex, the print can be wall mounted or leaned against a wall. The print is available in 2 sizes.
Regular Size: 1500mm x 600mm
Large Size: 2000mm x 800mm
Buy them here
As always, we strive to keep our heads comfortably and firmly in the clouds. So, we are particularly happy that we can now offer the work of another cloud artist.
Spokane, Washington-born Michael Chase’s cloud prints have the ability to create an instant mood change, and they definitely draw the eye.
We love the incredible colours, which are further heightened by the way the photo images are printed on metallic paper and onto perspex/acrylic.
The colours pop and you can almost smell the weather. The Michael Chase cloud print is 1000 x 700 mm. in size, and it can be wall mounted or leaned against the wall.
We also have another Michael Chase favourite, the 1000 x 1000 mm colour splash print that is a fantastic focal point in any room.
It is colourful but not wildly so, and depending on the rest of the décour and the lighting, one colour in the image will pop out more than another.
This versatility makes this one of those pieces that you can take with you when you move. There will always be a room where this is perfect.
Also printed on metallic paper on perspex/acylic.
Michael Chase prints are exclusive to purchase through TCH online store only
Any room can be completely recreated and revitalized by a well selected statement piece. It does not have to be expensive, or a major piece of furniture, it can just as well be a piece of art. The only requirement is that it does make a statement, stands out, looks stunning.
The photographs of clouds by Hamburg, Germany-based artist Robert Jahns have the drama needed to create a true statement piece.
Printed on metallic paper that makes the colours really stand out, and then mounted under a layer of persplex, the 1000x1000 mm photograph is as stunning to see as the most dramatic view through a window.
Can be wall mounted or leaned against a wall. Exclusive to TCH online store
See also these Francoise Nielly prints below
You may also like the Gold series below
For many years, Pelletier has been researching and experimenting with methods of creating multidimensional portraits. Using his research in thermal imaging and MRI scanners as a technological basis and as inspiration, he started using Microsoft’s motion-sensing Xbox device, Kinect, to create cool artwork with a strong, edgy look.
Pelletier’s 3D images made of a sitting subject appear to be pictures of a metallic sculpture, strangely alive yet scarily cold at the same time. An updated C-3PO with a beating heart, perhaps?
Pelletier has participated in exhibitions and festivals around the world including the Netherlands, Canada, Finland, Spain, UK, US and Australia.
He is originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, and works currently at Random Studio in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. - Tuija Seipell
Size: 750mm x 1000mm - $750 EACH - Purchase here. Exclusive to TCH online store.
These designs are printed on metallic paper and mounted behind perspex for a dazzling and bold look. They can be wall mounted or free standing.
Fiddian-Green was at Reschio, working on a commission for the owner, Count Antonio Bolza. And, of course, the subject matter of his massive sculpture was the horse, in this case Count Antonio's favourite stallion, Punto, born and bred at Reschio.
We say "of course" because the British sculptor, who normally works at his hilltop studio near Guildford in Surrey, UK, has been obsessed with the equine head for nearly three decades.
Ever since he saw a fifth-century B.C. carving of the head of a horse of Selene from the Parthenon at the British Museum he has worked at perfecting the form of the horse's head, as well as mastering the ancient 'lost wax' technique. He works in clay, plaster, beaten lead and marble, and he oversees the casting into bronze himself.
Fiddian-Green's colossal, classically inspired equine heads are exhibited around the world in prominent locations, including 'Still water ', the 30-foot head of a drinking horse right next to the Marble Arch in London.
Celebrities have also found his work irresistible and collectors include J.K. Rowling, Ringo Starr, Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe.
Of his work at Castello Di Reschio, Fiddian-Green said in a statement: "At Reschio, I found new inspiration not only from the study of these wonderful Andalusian horses, but from the light, the smell, the hills, the sense of ancient peace that pervades the land from the days when St. Francis wandered through these hills, and before, way back to the time of the Etruscans. In fact the very air that fills this land upon which Reschio sits has ignited a new fire in my work." - Bill TIkos
We may be leaning toward minimalist design and monochromatic surroundings, but we also admire artists and designers who can handle colour well.
Francesco Lo Castro from Florida is currently drawing our attention with his multicolour paintings.
He uses oils and acrylics, spray paint and silkscreen as well as layered epoxy resin and gold leaf, usually on a wood base.
We love the combination of explosiveness and strict order, vibrancy and dreaminess, power and release in his work.
Lo Castro was born in Italy, grew up in Germany, and has been active in the Miami art scene for more than a decade.
He is currently working on producing 3D animations based on his paintings, set to premiere at UR1 Festival during Art Basel week - Bill Tikos