December 2, 2012
Nicola Samori, Onoufrios (2011) - Oil on wood
Samorì’s works often refer to Italian 17th century painting by the selection of motives as well as by his painting technique. Still lifes, portraits, devotional paintings and landscapes develop through enormous technical skills over a long span of time and through numerous layers of paint on copper, wood or canvas. But Samorì withholds the imaginary „finished“ painting from us and reverses the process of origin drastically: He purposely destroys the image surface, attacks selected parts with a palette-knife, with diluent or with his bare hands until he tears off the (oil-)skin from his painted figures. Physicalness and the body are most important for Samorì’s paintings and the process of skinning stresses this importance. Samorì builds up his „body of work“ with an abundance of art-historical references and masses of paint just to forcefully destroy them. By focusing on the materiality and artificiality of the image, Samorì negates classical represenation and questions painting itself.To prepare for his first German solo exhibition at Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Samorì moved his studio from Italy to Berlin temporarily. All works for „Imaginifragus“ were finished in Berlin.

Nicola Samori, Onoufrios (2011) - Oil on wood

Samorì’s works often refer to Italian 17th century painting by the selection of motives as well as by his painting technique. Still lifes, portraits, devotional paintings and landscapes develop through enormous technical skills over a long span of time and through numerous layers of paint on copper, wood or canvas. But Samorì withholds the imaginary „finished“ painting from us and reverses the process of origin drastically: He purposely destroys the image surface, attacks selected parts with a palette-knife, with diluent or with his bare hands until he tears off the (oil-)skin from his painted figures. Physicalness and the body are most important for Samorì’s paintings and the process of skinning stresses this importance. Samorì builds up his „body of work“ with an abundance of art-historical references and masses of paint just to forcefully destroy them. By focusing on the materiality and artificiality of the image, Samorì negates classical represenation and questions painting itself.
To prepare for his first German solo exhibition at Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Samorì moved his studio from Italy to Berlin temporarily. All works for „Imaginifragus“ were finished in Berlin.

November 23, 2012

Berlin Light Festival 

November 11, 2012

This is how you re-wear clothing. 

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November 10, 2012

I need to up my shoe game.

Kelly Wearstler’s closet via The Coveteur 

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November 7, 2012

OBAMA WINS!

Barack Obama at Terry Richardson’s studio.

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November 5, 2012
"And what is it that connects Vermeer, Palladio, Bach, Cage? It’s that same quality I’ve been talking about. It’s neither contrived, nor surprising and smart, not baffling, not witty, not interesting, not cynical, it can’t be planned and it probably can’t even be described. It’s just good."

I Have Nothing to Say and I’m Saying it, Conversation between Gerhard Richter and Nicholas Serota, Spring 2011

November 4, 2012

Gerhard Richter - Overpainted photographs

November 3, 2012
white wash floor + soft pinks 

white wash floor + soft pinks 

November 2, 2012
Missing the Summer breeze 

Missing the Summer breeze 

November 1, 2012

Sunset on Lake Michigan

October 28, 2012

Chantal Powell

Beneath the Veils 

rose buds and resin

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October 10, 2012

Kiernan Shipka, Sally Draper on Mad Men, has fantastic style. I wish I dressed like this when I was thirteen. 

October 9, 2012
Awesome 

Awesome 

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October 8, 2012

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October 7, 2012
They are just the best.
Beyonce and Jay-Z

They are just the best.

Beyonce and Jay-Z

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