"Trans (formaciones) I" 2010
Javier Pérez was born in Bilbao in 1968. He lives and works in Barcelona. His work is permeated by a strong symbolism and accompanied by an intense use of metaphor.The artist’s favorite subjects for addressing the impermanence and cyclic nature of life are the body and time. Works such asMutaciones (2004), a mixed media installation exhibited at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, or Tempus fugit (2002) emphasize the inexorable passage of time and the inevitable traces that it leaves on the body from a biological but, above all, from an existential point of view. To create his art, Pérez uses strong, often antithetical means of communication like horse hair and polyester, silkworm cocoons and ceramics, or cattle intestines and blown glass.
Surreal images by Yutha YamanakaPhotography
Yutha Yamanaka currently challenges himself with a 365 day project, creating one staggering image a day, uploading it to his Flickr. His photography is characterized by a surreal twist, often finding expressions in otherworldly self portraits. Yutha Yamanaka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, today he lives in Denpasar, Bali.
Karvansaray Restaurant in Baku
The first photo made the rounds on Tumblr last year, with the rumour that ‘the hole’ was originally caused by a rooftop bomb attack. False. The restaurant is housed inside a 14th century caravasai, a Persian word combining kārvān (caravan) with sara (palace), essentially a traveler’s inn.