+ Thorsten Brinkmann

 
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The work of Thorsten Brinkmann was featured in the latest issue of Damn Magazine I believe. Thorsten was born in Stuttgart Germany. He is represented by Kunstagenten based in Berlin. I wasn’t familiar with his work until this week, and especially enjoy these “old master” style portraits with metal and fabric and containers wrapped around the portrayed people’s heads. The top photo is my favourite one and called: “Drune Quoll” from 2007. The other detail I am intrigued by the fact that the models never have arms, even if the arms would have to be on the photo they have been tucked away in the next piece of clothing.

This is a quote from Damn Magazine about Thorsten’s work:

“In the mercantile port of Hamburg, Thorsten Brinkmann tangles with a modern-day caveman’s dreams. Unable to resist the allure of dumped urban detritus, this German artist recomposes and intervenes in the trash to scrap cycle to come up with installations, videos or photos such as portraits and still lifes. Why wouldn’t you wrap your head in sheet metal?”

About byAMT

Alissia Melka-Teichroew, founder and creative director of byAMT Inc is a New World-Old World mash-up. The daughter of a French mother and American father, she was born and raised in The Netherlands. A Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, she also holds a Masters of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), USA. After stints in Paris, San Francisco, and Boston, she now lives and works in New York City. While developing her own original projects, she also served a design residency at the renowned design consultancy IDEO and also worked on staff at Puma International. Alissia’s transcontinental background is reflected in her fluidity and fluency of her designs. Attuned to the latest design innovations, trends, and materials, she infuses her work with her own unique, charismatic personality and mischievous sensibility. Her products are savvy, sophisticated, and witty: the archetypical Acrylic Diamond Ring rendered in candy-colored acrylic, as well as Silver Diamond Ring, ceramic plates folded in easy-to-hold shapes, Handful of Plates, a mirror that transposes the viewers face over an iconic image of feminine beauty (ME-ror). This uncanny ability to tweak expectations has delighted design cognoscenti and consumers alike. Her products have been carried or manufactured worldwide by brands like Victoria & Albert Museum, Kikkerland, MoMa Store, Van Esch, Wabnitz Editions, Goods and more. Over the years she has consulted fro companies like: Adidas, TRESPA, Functionals; as well as focussed on curating and co-curating and designing several successful Design exhibits, including: Bits ‘n Pieces at Material Connexion (NY) and 400 Years Later, Cite Goes Dutch at Cite (NY). In the last decade, Alissia has exhibited work at the Salone del Mobile Milano, ICFF in New York, 100% Design Tokyo, Material Connexion New York and Victoria & Albert Museum in London among others. In 2010 Alissia Melka-Teichroew started teaching as a visiting professor at Pratt Institute in New York. After several lectures at schools around the USA over the last years as well as being invited as a guest lecturer and critic at schools like Rhode Island School of Design, Chicago Art Institute, Philadelphia University of the Arts and California College of Arts among others.

One comment

  1. ghphoto

    What a strange series of photos. Stuff like this only comes out of europe.

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