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Perception of the Abstract . Cope-Arnold

This images of draped misteries impressed me a lot when I saw them, even If I didn’t immediately formulate a critic comment about them. They were just beautiful, transmitting incredibly strange mysterious calmness and balance.

I went further in my research just recently, discovering that the two artists Nicholas and Dustin, both with varying backgrounds in photography and design had more to offer.
Each working beyond their respective discipline they combine the mediums of painting, chemistry, sculpture, fashion and installation as a part of their image-making process. That’s how different projects were born ater their first meeting in 2009.

Their first project Putesco (2009) explores classical composition and aesthetics through decomposing still lives. Aether (2010) is a mixture of painting, chemistry and photography, dealing with perception of the abstract. Stamen (2010) takes that same interest in the abstract applied to conventional floral arrangements, while Vedas (2011) marked their move into fashion imagery through photographing sculptural garments of their own design.

Their artworks are personally totally inspiring in my “fashion view” and also their direction of Alexandre Plokhov‘s collection video is, simple, original, beating rythm.


julikafrombudapest. Senior Fashion and Art Editor
Juliana is an italian-austrian artist and designer. After academical art-studies and fashion Ba she started working as a free-lance in fashion business covering different roles to feed her curiosity, while her personal projects are growing out of her mouth and ears restless. She is born in Vienna in the past century, loves her savage dogs, lives now in Florence, and travels every time she can.


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