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Leave it to Disney to pull off one of the greatest marketing stunts of all time. Back in 2009, to promote the European release of Up, Disney created a whimsical hot air balloon with an inflatable house that resembled the one straight from the movie. The Up balloon was made in England, took six months to build and consisted of 540 individually sewn balloons, each with 13 panels, attached to a digitally printed envelope. The balloon made several stops around mainland Europe including Disneyland Paris, the Metz-Lorraine balloon fiesta (the world’s biggest hot-air balloon rally) and the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.
Artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan was first exposed to oil paints at the tender age of five and quickly adopted the art of painting, perfecting his skills in his youth. The time and effort the Armenia-born painter, who currently lives and works in New York, has put into honing his craft has certainly paid off, allowing him to not only paint hyperrealistic renditions of people, but to peer into their souls with a few masterful layering techniques. Tsitoghdzyan’s painting titled Mirror is especially effective at exhibiting this type of artistic translucency.
In Mirror, we’re able to see every defining attribute of a woman’s visage through a pair of hands that are placed over the subject’s face, attempting to cloak her physical identity. However, there is no way for this young woman to conceal herself. It is reflective of internet culture in the world we live in, today, where it continually becomes exceedingly difficult to reach any level of anonymity.
book paintings by LA based artist Mike Stilkey
Los Angeles native Mike Stilkey has always been attracted to painting and drawing not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the books themselves. Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer, Stilkey depicts a melancholic and at times a whimsical cast of characters inhabiting ambiguous spaces and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales.
365 films in 2012 | No. 69
Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts & Joe Keaton | Dir: Buster Keaton & Edward F. Cline