Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

16 Dec 2014

Jaguadarte em edição briluz e alicedélica


Fico feliz de apresentar essa nova edição do poema "Jaguadarte" (Jabberwocky) pela editora Nhambiquara  que trás a amaravilhosa tradução de AUGUSTO DE CAMPOS e alicinantes ilustrações de RITA VIDAL.  





Rita Vidal



"Foge do Jaguadarte, o que não morre!
Garra que agarra, bocarra que urra!"



Rita Vidal

"Sorrelfiflando através da floresta,



Rita Vidal


e borbulia um riso louco."



JAGUADARTE

tradução Augusto de Campos.

Era briluz. As lesmolisas touvas 
roldavam e reviam nos gramilvos. 
Estavam mimsicais as pintalouvas, 
E os momirratos davam grilvos. 

"Foge do Jaguadarte, o que não morre! 
Garra que agarra, bocarra que urra! 
Foge da ave Fefel, meu filho, e corre 
Do frumioso Babassura!" 

Ele arrancou sua espada vorpal 
e foi atras do inimigo do Homundo. 
Na árvore Tamtam ele afinal 
Parou, um dia, sonilundo. 

E enquanto estava em sussustada sesta,
Chegou o Jaguadarte, olho de fogo, 
Sorrelfiflando atraves da floresta, 
E borbulia um riso louco! 

Um dois! Um, dois! Sua espada mavorta 
Vai-vem, vem-vai, para tras, para diante! 
Cabeca fere, corta e, fera morta, 
Ei-lo que volta galunfante. 

"Pois entao tu mataste o Jaguadarte! 
Vem aos meus braços, homenino meu! 
Oh dia fremular! Bravooh! Bravarte!" 
Ele se ria jubileu. 

Era briluz. As lesmolisas touvas 
Roldavam e relviam nos gramilvos. 
Estavam mimsicais as pintalouvas, 
E os momirratos davam grilvos.



12 Dec 2014

Alice in Wonderlandy Warhol

Kalle Mattsson


"This is part of my Buffalo Bill Gates project. 
Which apparently is what I was put on earth to make. 
Mashups of celebrity names and faces, which make your synapses vomit."

Find this and other collages at Kalle Mattsson Store


24 Nov 2014

sementes de sonhos por Adriana Peliano

Receita: Uma Alice, um Coelho Branco, um Barconírico, 
um convite para sonhos alicedélicos.
Sementes de sonhos semeiam
viagens alicinantes através de espelhos e anuventuras.

Receipe: An Alice, a Rabbit, a drinking boat,
a loving invitation for new wanders and wonders.
Pearls sow curiouser dreams trough alicedelic mirrors.


Criação: Adriana Peliano / Foto: Gui Gomes

Criação: Adriana Peliano / Foto: Gui Gomes

Criação: Adriana Peliano / Foto: Gui Gomes

Criação: Adriana Peliano / Foto: Gui Gomes

Criação: Adriana Peliano / Foto: Gui Gomes

Criação: Adriana Peliano / Foto: Gui Gomes

Criação: Adriana Peliano / Foto: Gui Gomes

Criação: Adriana Peliano / Foto: Gui Gomes





Esses trabalhos estiveram a venda pela galeria O GRITO na feira de artes PARTE realizada no Paço das Artes / USP no período de 4 a 9 de novembro de 2014. 
Um agradecimento especial à Carola Trimano (na foto).

12 Oct 2014

curiouser taxidermy by Beth Beverly



(…) "Behold the White Rabbit from "Alice in Wonderland".
 Oooo, writing that just made me crave those white rabbit licorice treats I used to find in Chinatown.

Anyway, this woman has an event and commissioned me to create a "rabbit mask type of hat" and that was my starting point. I gave him a monocle, although having just watched a few videos of the rabbit in action, I see he actually wore glasses and carried a pocket watch. No matter, monocles are cooler and this one s made from a vintage watch face so take that, facts."



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7 Oct 2014

The inspiring Alices by Rumak Svetlana

Rumak Svetlana


"Ms. Rumak's enigmatic work is a rich synthesis of her unique visual vocabulary with medieval russian iconoclasm. The canvases are inhabited by humans and animals rendered in an earthy palette, set against very stylized but highly textured backgrounds. Like medieval Orthodox icons, her people have enlarged almond eyes with an otherworldly cast and long straight noses. The elongated figures seem weightless, and float in a spiritual atmosphere of spacelessness, without mass or shadow-casting volume. Also typical of icons, Rumak juxtaposes flat figures in ornately patterned garments with more fully modeled heads." 

Read and see more at the Rumak Svetlana's site


I just felt in love with the oneiric Alices by the russian artist Rumak Svetlana.
Thanks to Mark Burstein (my Alice hunter friend) who introduced me into her work.

First of all I felt very interesting to note the difference of texture and color from one Alice to another, from Looking Glass to Wonderland. Her Looking Glass has a pale grayish atmosphere, a winter palette, contrasting with the hot and vibrant Wonderland. There is a loving duel between smooth and scratched surfaces. The Looking Glass texture invokes a illuminated surface, where layers of nuances, blots and smudges veils blurs of invented times, inverted memories and dreams inside dreams. Her Chess player Alice dresses white, as a white pawn she became and the flexible and movable chess board invites our gaze to explore mysterious geometries and landscapes. In the first picture that follows here we face the looking glass and the chess board, both flat surfaces, liminar spaces that open portals to other realms and destabilize the common place world with new logics, paradoxes, languages and the belief in the impossible.

Her Wonderland has a more scratched than the smoky texture of the Looking Glass. The color is more  dense and intense, earthy and telluric.  Most characters are made of blue like Alice, in a game of to be or not that challenges her puzzling travel in a metamorphic body trough disturbing paths. Both Pigeon and the Caterpillar resembles her own face, while asking her who is she and what she is. A chessboard dances on the pages dialoguing with her Looking Glass nonsensical game. In this daring route of pictures in conversation, we became like Alice, invited to wander and wonder looking for arcane keys and the magical garden where Carroll's dream is dreamed again and again.


Trough the Looking Glass


     
                                            Rumak Svetlana


Rumak Svetlana


Rumak Svetlana


Rumak Svetlana


Alice in Wonderland


Rumak Svetlana

Rumak Svetlana

Rumak Svetlana




4 Jun 2014

Alice in Wonderland: Marvels and Wonders by Vasilis Papatsarouchas



Vasilis Papatsarouchas

Vasilis Papatsarouchas


"Those who travel from time to time with ‘Alice in Wonderland’ can find it hard to escape her spellbinding charm. Tangled-up in a wondrous web of daydreams, they can’t help themselves from embarking on a fanciful journey to the Wonderland, falling down the rabbit hole over and over again. First published in 1865, this masterpiece of classic children’s literature has well cemented its reputation as one of the most widely beloved stories, and has never failed to captivate readers of all ages throughout the years. 

Greek visual artist and acclaimed book illustrator Vasilis Papatsarouchas is possibly one of Alice’s most ardent enthusiasts, having repeatedly experimented with the famous Lewis Carroll text over the years. With his exceptionally strong relationship with the story that goes well back to his childhood years, Papatsarouchas is the proud owner of over 60 different editions of the book fervently collected from around the world. With his latest illustration project, he invites us along as he delves once again into Alice’s magical land, where a world full of mystery, whimsy, symbolism and absurdity unfolds right before our eyes. 


Vasilis Papatsarouchas has come to be known as a prolific and highly praised book illustrator. During the past fifteen years, more than fifty books bearing his illustrations have been published in Greece and abroad, including two Collector’s Editions and four publications based on texts written by him. Among other distinctions, in 2004 he was awarded with the National Illustration Award for an adaptation of the classic ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, while in 2008 he was nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award, an award presented to a living author or illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. But feeling he had unfinished business with his much-loved Alice, he revisited the story, creating a series of illustrations that accompany a new adaptation of the book published in late 2012 by Polaris. Following the success of the book, his illustrations were also presented in the exhibition ‘DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE – A Journey with Alice in Wonderland’ at the Stormy Gallery in Athens, Greece, whereby viewers outside of their original book format can continue to be mesmerized."



Vasilis Papatsarouchas


"The classic and well known story of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is now visually recreated through his eyes following a more adult-oriented approach and interpretation that deviates from traditional children’s book illustrations. This new adaptation features a series of captivating hand-drawn mixed-media illustrations embellished by a mature colour palette that intelligently juxtapose ghostly outlines and clear silhouettes with a delicate touch of exuberant block colours. Papatsarouchas ingeniously simplified the drawings by retaining the most important narrative elements in order to dictate and give form to the story. In his stripped-down version of Alice there is a clear focus on the characters, their actions and the effect they have on the reader, where the background environment and scenery are kept to an absolute minimum. Simple in their manifestation yet highly expressive, his drawings are narrative instances where the whimsical and the absurd are effortlessly paired together in an enticing game of dramatic visual poetry. 


Full of allegories and symbolism, his drawings explore and portray Alice as the multi-layered story that it is. ''As a person I am instinctively inclined to look for multiple meanings and interpretations in whatever that is that I do. I like to look for and discover things..... The same applies for the way I work''. In this way, he creates drawings that tantalize the readers’ imagination, playing with the way we see and interpret things and forms. This is effectively the very same effect that the story of Alice has on the reader and could very well be the reason why his attraction to this book is so profound. 


 The adventures of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is certainly one of the most widely illustrated tales across various mediums. Vasilis Papatsarouchas however manages to offer a fresh perspective on the tale by creating a series of illustrations that equally captivate children and adults alike (just like the story itself). Arguably one of the most innovative attempts to bring the book to life ever presented, Papatsarouchas’ work is a true testament to his love for the story and breaks away from conventional book illustrations. Immersed in a state of whimsical absurdity and oddness, his unique vision invites us to follow him down the rabbit hole for an unremitting adventure into the unknown. And just like Alice herself, we certainly can’t say no."




Vasilis Papatsarouchas


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