Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Another inspiration.. 

I began following JR through instagram.. I hadn't really seen his work around, but since he is always updating his photos, I got a sense of his life, his studio, and his art. A few days ago, I finally put "a name to an art".. Crossing the Williamsburg Bridge (Brooklyn, NY), I finally saw one of his recent "eyes".. 

It struck me! So I finally went online and researched a bit about him.. 

In this video, he tells us a bit about his story, which I found to be fascinating. I would love to glue my art around the city, and be able to pass my message around and inspire people like he is doing. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Ninth Floor by Jessica Dimmock

The most beautiful piece of work!

In an apartment above Fifth Avenue, some thirty young people live in a vortex of drug addiction and despair. In The Ninth Floor, Jessica Dimmock enters this world, exploring, in human terms, what has been lost and what may be recovered. See the project at

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Paraísos Artificiais de Marcos Prado

In the Northeast of Brazil, during an art and music festival, 3 people come together. From the director of "Estamira", Marcos Prado, and the producers of "Trope de Elite I & II"

I can't wait to see it. April 27th it will open in all theaters in Brazil. 

Artificial Paradises (?)

It was shot during 7 weeks in Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Amsterdam. 

I found a making-off, but in portuguese.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Carne Trémula (Live Flesh) by Almodovar


Yesterday I finally watched "LIVE FLESH".. A film by my favorite director, Pedro Almodovar
Even though this film was made in 1997, he is always capable of surprising me.. He has certain hooks to the film that you can't stop watching, or guessing what will happen. His stories are SO well told and his characters are extremely well-developed.. You understand each and one of them.. 

Starting from a prostitute who has her baby in a bus late at night, to her son after growing up - having to go to jail because of a gunshot after falling in love/going crazy about another prostitute addicted to crack. 

This one, I specifically love one shot.. Where he shows the Point-of-View of the gun. Its unbelievable! There is also a beautiful sex scene! One of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen! 

You SHOULD check it out, its online on netflix!

Official Trailer

Curiosities: The lady who delivers the baby with Penelope Cruz in the bus, on the first scene, is Javier Bardem's mother, Pilar. 


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pedro Almodovar, Under His Skin

My favorite film director, Pedro Almodovar will be present at the annual funding event at the MoMA, and guess what? I can't go, because each ticket is $10,000. So, here is a tribute for him:

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly a.k.a. Edwin Parker Twombly Jr. was born on April 25th, 1928 [Taurus], and died some weeks after his exhibition started on the MoMA, July 5th, 2011. He was born in Lexington, VA and in 1957, when he was 29 years old, he moved to Rome where he met Tatiana Franchetti - and married her in New York 2 years later. 

He calls himself "Cy" after his father, who has this name, a baseball pitcher. 

He is well-known for his large, graffitti-like, "scribbly", free, and caligraphic styled work. Its a mix between a drawing and a painting, and his titles are always interpreted visually through shapes, forms and words. 

"When I work, I work very fast, but preparing to work can take any length of time."

"My line is childlike but not childish. It is very difficult to fake.. to get that quality you need to project yourself into the child's line. It has to be felt."

Cy's painting began as non-figurative and soon transformed into "romantic symbolism". 
He has a son, who's also a painter, and is now living in Rome - Cyrus Alessandro Twombly

I still didn't get the opportunity to see him at the MoMA, but I've seen him before somewhere, I think it was at the Whitney. 

Cy Twombly is at the MoMA until January 2nd, 2012. 

Here follows an interesting article I found.