An Interview with Bojan Jevtić

Bojan Jevtić is a Serbian visual artist, born and raised in Belgrade.  He is  known especially for his complex portraits of women in a variety of settings. Although there are elements of reality in his work, there is also the sense that what he is illustrating is not exactly of this world either, or if it is, then it is of this world in a way not usually perceived. He sees in women intrigue and excitement, and it is those things that he tries to put down onto canvas.  Bojan work can be on  Saatchi Art and also in amongst other sites and publications including  Artfido, Artfinder, Shadowness, and Onlyunique.  In Bojan’s work, you are looking at a vision of a vision. Something has been seen here, mirrored, and then its mirror has been seen in sequence. His work is magical and unsettling, but at the same time shows the modern lives of todays world in which we live.

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Tell us about your journey through the arts so far?

My journey through art has a lot of surprises, very positive surprise for now. I hope it will stay that way. I am looking forward to it .

 

What is it that you like about manipulating a portrait? 

I like the metaphor, sometimes it is  antithesis.  Merging to a new dimension too .

I like to play with it .

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Bridget Jones Baby review

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I love the Bridget Jones films have every single one. Upon discovering that Bridget Jones Baby was going to be released one naturally jumped for joy for seeing  a modern women tell things how it was and her constant struggle between two men Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver. I have loved the chemistry between all three of these characters and the relationships shared but once finding out that Hugh Grant was not going to be in the film, was a major blow to the films credit ability as being based on the books. In comparison to the book the only thing that seems to of have remained the same Bridget forever family reminders of her to get the baby factory going and longing to be with Mark Darcy. Even though something always seems to fuck it whether it insecurity paranoia or plan and simple bad luck. The other  thing is that runs in both is that there are two dads in the book Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver, in the film some festival guy can’t really remember his name and Mark Darcy.

Comedy element

Film has funny moments of Bridget falling into mud whilst at festival, trying to find out about festival guys sperm levels in an live air interview and getting to the hospital without Mark Darcy collapsing.

Book has numerous endless funny moments when Daniel Cleaver takes Bridget to a fish restaurant before revealing that she is up the duff and then throws up all over Cleavers car. Bridget’s homemade muffins that contain glass which seems to got both men sitting down together. It was the funny moments like these that the film lacked  but again this comes down to not having Hugh Grant to have that chemistry we have seen in the other films. I have not even finished the book and am more impressed at the book than the film.

Romance element

As we Mark Darcy is the smart well mannered respectable man who behaves well but lacks the random spontaneous nature that Bridget likes about Cleaver. Even though Bridget continues to fall into the trap of his manipulating ways to get in her pants which we have seen numerous times and this characters ways continue within the book by flirting with the scanner lady whilst Bridget is having her scan.

In the film Mark Darcy character is the same but it seemed kinda of preset he was going to be the father and end up marrying Bridget. This festival guy comes over is a prick and annoying overbearing man . I don’t know how Bridget put up with his ways for so long in the film. Darcy was seen to be the one lacking the thoughtfulness and being there where stereo- typically one should be there. I loved Darcy’s come back about him being there the whole of her life and this dude being there like five minutes although it would of been nice to have a little fight.

There didn’t seem to be any seduction from this festive guy I mean Bridget wasn’t that drunk. It was like open ya legs and there I go. Was not impressed by this part of the film.

Plot wise

I am rating the book higher than the film purely because of Daniel Cleaver being in it. One can only hope there is sequel where we see Cleaver with a child and the kids go to same school or something. That would be interesting.

 

An interview with Craig Davison

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Official Website: www.craigdavisonart.com

Twitter: @CraigDavison10

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Instagram: @craigdavison_art

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born in 1965 in Sheffield and have always enjoyed drawing for as long as I can remember. Art was my favourite subject at school but once I left I took it no further

In the late 80’s I managed to get a job as a cartoonist, working on Pre-school comics,

Drawing every day improved my skills, and after a few years I moved on to work at a computer games company as an animator and games designer.

It was there I began sculpting reference figures for 3D animation.

This would ultimately lead to becoming a freelance sculptor, sculpting anything from Dragons to teddies, animals to action figures.

Years past and sculpting work was getting harder to come by, so I had to turn my back on art and took a job as a painter and decorator.

Maybe it was using brushes everyday that got me itching to try my hand oil painting, once I started I was very lucky that people liked what they saw.

I began to paint seriously from that point and local galleries started to sell my work, now I can’t imagine doing anything else.

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An interview with Julyah Rose

 

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Tell us about your journey so  far

My name is Julyah Rose; I am an international model, actress, and singer. I was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a suburb of Manhattan, New York City.  I grew up in a very large extended family in New Jersey, my mom was one of 5 children, and my father was one of 8 children.

I knew since I was a child that being a performing arts star was one of my major life’s goals.  I used to tell my parents as a kid that I wanted to go to Manhattan to be a child actor; I used to walk around Manhattan, admiring the fashion and glamour of it all. No one really took me seriously as a child saying I was going to be a big star one day because a lot of kids say that and the chance of actually making it as a model or actress or singer I think is like 1 in 1 million.

Despite having an unusual and difficult childhood I always preserved and worked towards accomplishing my goal. I told myself that whatever happened in my life I wouldn’t let any obstacles deter me from achieving my dream.

When I was 14 my family moved to a remote rural cattle farm in Arizona on the border of Mexico, there weren’t really any resources there for me to work on my career, so all I wanted was to get out of that small town to bigger opportunities. We lived on a dirt road and dug a 400ft well to access water; I woke up at 5 am and rode my bike a mile down the road to catch the school bus which was then an hour ride to school. I always kept my dreams in mind and never gave up, I worked hard in school and graduated at the top 5% of my class with a 4.2 GPA and won several scholarships to Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona, that was my ticket to bigger opportunities.  While in college I was accepted to a prestigious program to study abroad in Florence Italy, while studying abroad, earning my International Business Certificate, I began working with Italian fashion photographers to develop my portfolio, including Fabrizio Romagnoli, a famous Italian fashion photographer who published my photos on the Vogue Italia website.

Upon returning to Arizona, I signed with Courtier Model Management in Phoenix Arizona. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communications in May 2014.

The day after graduation I moved to New York City to pursue my modeling, acting, and singing career full time. The first year living in New York was rough but as I began to become more recognized in the New York City fashion scene things got a bit easier. In the fall of 2015 I signed with one of New York’s most reputable fashion agencies Fenton Model Management. I have walked in New York Fashion Week for the past three years. Even though I’ve come all this way I am still just at the beginning of my modeling career and now I’m looking to expand full scale into singing and acting as well.

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Book Review: These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

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these-shallow-gravesJo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon—like all the girls in her class—she’ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants. Jo secretly dreams of becoming a writer—a newspaper reporter like the trailblazing Nellie Bly.

Wild aspirations aside, Jo’s life seems perfect until tragedy strikes: her father is found dead. Charles Montfort accidentally shot himself while cleaning his revolver. One of New York City’s wealthiest men, he owned a newspaper and was partner in a massive shipping firm, and Jo knows he was far too smart to clean a loaded gun.

The more Jo uncovers about her father’s death, the more her suspicions grow. There are too many secrets. And they all seem to be buried in plain sight. Then she meets Eddie—a young, brash, infuriatingly handsome reporter at her father’s newspaper—and it becomes all too clear how…

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Gallery 25N Faces of Humanity

allery 25N - Faces of Humanity -The artists featured in this exhibit:   Chi-Han Cheng - USA  Phil Couture - Japan  Nic Dartnell - United Kingdom  Megan Foldenauer - USA  Colectivo Gama - Republica Dominicana  Joshua Granberg - USA  Yashwant Kumar - India  Amir Lavon - Israel  Ana Palacios - Espana  Dan Pyle - USA  Wayne Quilliam - Australia  Kay Ridge - USA  Mark Smith - Ireland  James Sparks - USA  Dale Sumner - US   allery 25N - Faces of Humanity -The artists featured in this exhibit:   Chi-Han Cheng - USA  Phil Couture - Japan  Nic Dartnell - United Kingdom  Megan Foldenauer - USA  Colectivo Gama - Republica Dominicana  Joshua Granberg - USA  Yashwant Kumar - India  Amir Lavon - Israel  Ana Palacios - Espana  Dan Pyle - USA  Wayne Quilliam - Australia  Kay Ridge - USA  Mark Smith - Ireland  James Sparks - USA  Dale Sumner - US      Ivan Trotman - United Kingdom  Shikha Tuli - Singapore    Linda Unger - USA  Phil Walter - Germany    Gary L. Wolfe - USA Ivan Trotman - United Kingdom  Shikha Tuli - Singapore    Linda Unger - USA  Phil Walter - Germany    Gary L. Wolfe - USA

Considering everything that is going on why not have a look at some thought provoking art.

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An Interview with fine jewellery designer and maker Antonio S De Gaetani

New Art United Interviews Antonio S De Gaetani a designer and maker of fine jewellery who has been working in the business for over 20 years.

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Antonio works on the belief that his customers` needs are of the utmost importance. He is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of his business is from repeat customers and referrals.

With twenty year`s experience Antonio is able to offer a high quality fine jewellery service in the form of bespoke jewellery, ready to wear pieces, redesigns, repairs and valuations.

Antonio works with full spectrum of precious and semi-precious metal: -silver, 9ct-14ct-18ct gold, palladium and platinum; precious and semi-precious stones from cubic-zirconia to diamonds.

To view jewellery designs see Instragram account.

 

What made you want to become a jewellery designer? 

I wanted to use both my design and engineering skills in a creative environment

 

Which designers inspire your work? 

There is no one designer in particular that inspires my work. I gain inspiration from a variety of sources. 

 

Is the process of making jewellery hard?

Yes if you don’t have the correct technical training but not is you have received a good grounding in real fine jewellery making skills such as diamond-mounting and stone setting.

 

Do you ever get annoyed with the metal or the tiny diamonds when they don’t cooperate? 

Sometimes.

 

What has been your favourite piece you have made so far? 

Every piece I have made has something in it that makes it my favourite but my most favourite pieces are those which have won awards.

 

Do you have a set style throughout your works? 

No because I work to individually commissioned pieces which are often influenced by what the client would like included in the design.

 

How do you know a piece has been well designed? 

When it is beautiful, well-made and well-designed and is really wearable.

 

What jewellery designs are you working on at present?

A variety of fine jewellery pieces.