Cai Guo-Qiang

A Chinese contemporary artist and curator
Born in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China, in 1957

His art is a form of social energy, constantly mutable, 
linking what he refers to as “the seen and unseen worlds.”

“So in art and artistic expression,” he continues, 
“the things you’re trying to relay, they can be full of conflict, 
and you do not necessarily have to use art to resolve all these conflicts. 
As long as you acknowledge these conflicts or address the conflict in your art, that is already meaningful.” 


Geoffrey H. Short

An artist and photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand.

"Towards another (big bang) theory" 
An ongoing series of exploring the relationship between terror and the sublime

A video of his work in 2010, it shows us how he worked for the explosions


Marcin Ryczek

Polish photographer from Krakow

"A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow"

" I made this shot of Grunwaldzki Bridge in Krakow. Firstly I saw an unusual contrast painted over nature - white snow and the black of the Vistula River, cut off from each other by equal line of water. This scene reminded me of a yin-yang symbol and that was the initial concept for this image. Through the nature - on a black background appeared white swans and black background white figure, I photographed the moment, admiring by this extremely simple and reflective scene. "


Define us - the 200th post

It's the 200th post for Define us.
All the outfits come from Prada Spring 2014 Menswear collection.
Those girls look so perfect, for me.


Tanapol Kaewpring

b. 1980, Thailand

The artist uses a curious glass cube
in the natural and urban environment as a metaphor
for the systems we are constrained by. 

The whole settings represent an aspects of psychological freedom.

These forces of nature may have the capacity for
great change, growth and destruction 
and yet 
they are still able to be controlled by humanity. 
Even they have their limits.

If you are able to think outside the box
and break the glass that surrounds us,
you will achieve true liberation and happiness.


Mark Rothko

September 25, 1903 – February 25, 1970
an American painter of Latvian Jewish descent

" It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing. "

" only in expressing basic human emotions — tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on. And the fact that a lot of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I can communicate those basic human emotions . . . The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are moved only by their color relationship, then you miss the point. "

" Since my pictures are large, colorful, and unframed, and since museum walls are usually immense and formidable, there is the danger that the pictures relate themselves as decorative areas to the walls. This would be a distortion of their meaning, since the pictures are intimate and intense, and are the opposite of what is decorative; and have been painted in a scale of normal living rather than an institutional scale. I have on occasion successfully dealt with this problem by tending to crowd the show rather than making it spare. By saturating the room with the feeling of the work, the walls are defeated and the poignancy of each single work...become[s] more visible.

I also hang the largest pictures so that they must be first encountered at close quarters, so that the first experience is to be within the picture. This may well give the key to the observer of the ideal relationship between himself and the rest of the pictures. I also hang the pictures low rather than high, and particularly in the case of the largest ones, often as close to the floor as is feasible, for that is the way they are painted. And last, it may be worthwhile trying to hang something beyond the partial wall because some of the pictures do very well in a confined space. "

Click here to know more about him


Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor
Shooting into the Corner, 2008/2009

“Shooting into the Corner” consists of a cannon 
developed by Kapoor together with a team of engineers.
A pneumatic compressor shoots 11-kilogram balls of wax 
into the corner across the room
20 tons of wax will be “fired away” throughout the exhibition run. 
it's a performance about tension, sensuality, and compelling power.



Define us

" is there any relation between them? "
This is the question i want to know when i look at this dress

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