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Monthly Archives: April 2014

„ZOO is life” by Felieke van der Leest

From March 28 until April 19, 2014 Art Gallery PUTTI will host solo exhibition of Norvegian contemporary jewellery artist Felieke van der Leest „ZOO is life”

Contemporary jewelry artist Felieke van der Leest in her artworks uses such techniques as knitting, crocheting, and beading – using special, extremely fine yarns and tailor-made needles and hooks. Connecting the precious metals with textiles and toy animals, the artist creates a witty, attractive and colorful jewelry that brings out a smile and leaves no spectator indifferent.

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Kultūras diena – 10/04/2014

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LILIT – 04/2014

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Once upon a time in My West /Felieke van der Leest/

Like a lot of artists I do not like to explain my work too much. I prefer the people to make their own story to each work. By telling my stories or thoughts I make it more difficult for the viewer to come up with their own stories. Mostly people look through so many kinds of glasses that they see more things in my work than I can imagine. But as a viewer myself I understand also that it is very interesting, even sometimes necessary, to know  the stories the artist has about his/her works. Slides from the lecture at The Art Academy Of Latvia are available on Slideshare Title: “Once upon a time……” that is mostly the first sentence of a European/American fairy tale. “My West” is my personal interpretation of the stories of the Wild West (cowboys and the Indians in Northern America) “My West” is also one letter difference and just a play with the name of a very famous American actress “Mae West”, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_West Crazy Horse : this title has nothing to do with the real Crazy Horse (the native American Indian man who was a leader of the Lakota tribe.) This horse is  a crazy […]

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Ted Noten CV

CURRICULUM VITAE Ted Noten www.tednoten.com current residency: Amsterdam, the Netherlands Born 18-12-1956, Tegelen, NL m.-1.88 meter-blue 1975-1976 Bricklayer 1976-1980 Nurse in a psychiatric hospital 1980-1983 Traveller 1983-1986 Academy for Applied Arts, Maastricht, NL. 1986-1990 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL. 2005-2008 Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham. Birmingham, U.K. 2007- designacademy Eindhoven tutor Masters dept. I.M.   ATN is a design studio founded in 2005 effort based around the concepts, processes, and aesthetics of Dutch artist and designer Ted Noten.  The studio embraces a contemporary form and material language that invites its audience to question the ideals of art and design, and to embrace a contemporary creative community. Atelier Ted Noten maintains a keen interest in developing materials, a disciplined ability to discover new working methods, and a versatile conceptual framework that has the ability to quickly acquire current information.   Atelier Ted Noten believes that there is a need for people to be activated and excited by art and design on a visceral scale. ATN was founded on the idea that in order to take on big projects with success, a skilled hardworking team is necessary. High concept is balanced with working class sensibilities to embrace a wide audience and […]

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