Tuesday, 12 January 2016

RIP DAVID BOWIE

Yesterday we lost a hero, an icon, the last of the originals. May we remember him forever.
Here is an artwork I did for What!? magazine some time ago, inspired by Bowie.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

New Campaign for Kirk & Kirk Eyewear

http://www.oyordanov.blogspot.co.uk/Campaign for UK eyewear brand Kirk+Kirk 2015 "Kaleidoscope Collection"
Featuring the gorgeous Johanna Londinium and Alexander Mounteanou


Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Round Table Creative Media Group feature

This quick interview with me for The Round Table Creative Media Group is now live. Here



Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Chloria - beauty editorial for Volt magazine

Some of the shots from my latest story inspired by the Ancient Greek Nymph of Spring, blossoms and new life called Chloris.
Published on Volt magazine's website - http://www.voltcafe.com/editorial/beauty/chloria
Make up by the amazing Nora Nona
Featuring Carmen @ Select Models London


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Hues Grand Mash Up for Bond Magazine

Watch "Hues Grand - Fashion Film" on YouTube

Fashion Film - Bond Magazine
Filmed and directed by Oggy Yordanov
Edited by Michaela Kesenheimer
Art directed by Jonas Oliver
Stylist Rick Partner
Hair Stylists Michael Bosacki and Lala Creative
Make up Jonas Oliver using Kryolan
Bodypainting effects and creative nails Emily Dowdeswell, assisted by Alex Chalk
Photographer's assistants : Sophie Reid, Vladislav Kolev
Models: Iva @ Models Union London, Anja K and Latesha @ First Model Management, Ellen Burton@ Profile, Sammie@Profile
Wardrobe:
Pink: Hat by Simon Ekrelius. Crystal Eyelashes by Habibi Crystals. Dress by Helen Steele
Black:Hat by House of Flora. Ear Piece, Necklace & Ring by Bjorg Jewellery. Dress by Corrie Nielsen
Red: Clear Visor by Francesca Marotta. Butterfly Dress by Jeffrey Michael
Gold: Gold band Necklace by Sorapol. Gold Spike Bra handmade by Habibi Crystals
White: Structured Basque by Alpana Neeraj

Music by My Family - "Fight for the Ice Cream"

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The Norris Twins for Fiasco Plus

Have a look at my video portrait of the Norris Twins and the stills for Fiasco Plus.

 




Monday, 7 January 2013

New Fashion Film : Pearl + the Forest


This Fashion Film was shot in the Autumn of 2012 and premierred at the Optica international Audio-Visual festival USA in November 2012 






Filmed and directed by Oggy Yordanov @ Yordanov Studio London © 2012Edited by Basement Films
Styled by Natacha Costa
Model - Ramune @ First Model Management




Monday, 13 August 2012

Dark Daze - Fashion Film



Dark Daze - Fashion Film

Filmed and Directed by Oggy Yordanov
Featured on Portable Tv :
http://portable.tv/fashion/post/exclusive-oggy-yordanovs-kaleidoscope/and Modadelamode:
http://modadelamode.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/dark-daze-by-oggy-yordanov.html
Edited by: Basement Film  
Styled by: Samson Soboye
Make-up by: Nora Nona using MAC 
 Hair stylist: Luca Rossetti   
Assistants: ValdesKo, Leigh Odimah, Nadia Braz



Friday, 10 August 2012

"Regarde - Moi" Fashion Film

Featuring Joy @ Models1 this is a short, abstract fashion film delving on dark, eerie visions, showcasing Paperself eyelashes in a surreal fashion which I filmed some time ago for What!? Magazine with Samson Soboye and the amazing Nora Nona.




Thursday, 12 July 2012

Deano Bugatti @ D1

a few portraits of Deano Bugatti from D1



Monday, 9 July 2012

Quel Est L'amour? - Fashion Film





Another fashion film I did for What!? Magazine with the incredible Karen Binns. Inspired by the French Classic Alphaville, this little impression was produced for the Spring/Summer edition of the magazine. Make-up by Nora Nona and featuring Julia Oberhauser @ M&P.




Fashion Film for What? Magazine Feb.2012

Filmed and Directed by Oggy Yordanov www.oyordanov.com

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Compulsion - Fashion Film



This is a short fashion film for What!? Magazine. Styled and art directed by the amazing Karen Binns. Featuring the aspiring young model Ryan Pickard who by the way is also a real boxer, hence my interest in challenging his vulnerable, softer side. Frustration and compulsion is what this piece is trying to project. I think we managed. See for yourselves peeps..

More about the London Club Kids


Ever wondered what is the London underground club-scene like? There is a new generation of club-kids out there who love to shock and challenge our views on clubbing in the 21century. A vibrant, colourful party circuit that is worth seeing. 
For more pictures and info on the parties and the exuberant characters out there, go to http://www.londonclubkids.com - a blog I started some time ago.
After the release of my book "New Club Kids: London Party Fashion of the Noughties" which documents the scene in the last decade, the blog has been extremely popular. 

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Fashion Film featuring Luke Worrall

Here are some of my fashion films. Starting with  "The Right To Wear Red", which was born from my collaboration with art-director and stylist Karen Binns for her September edition of the bi-annual fashion Publication "What!? Magazine" 







Fashion Film featuring Luke Worrall
for What? Magazine
Edited and directed by Oggy Yordanov
styling: Karen Binns    make-up: Nora Nona     hair: Ziyad Nicolas
music: Smile by AIM

Saturday, 9 April 2011

New Club Kids - The Book





This is my book documenting the revival of the club kid as it happened in London clubland. It came out in 2011 and looks back at the first decade of the century - a time of extravagant parties and some rather outrageous outfits that fill the pages. This decade goes down in history as The Noughties and boy, these were some naughty parties.
While you can find it in most respectful bookstores, it might be easier for you to order it online to save some time and have it delivered straight to your door.

So, to make life easier, I have compiled a few links where it could be ordered from.

Prepare to be inspired!

Thank you!

Waterstones UK: http://bit.ly/hx4Gll

price compare in USA: http://bit.ly/fM0kiK

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We had some amazing press too. Here are some links to  posts and reviews:

NEW YORK TIMES Review: http://nyti.ms/jWiYXh


WHAT? MAGAZINE review: http://bit.ly/jUx3R4

DON'T PANIC magazine: http://bit.ly/kaQHoV

CLOAK & SWAGGER Review: http://bit.ly/hfBxmd

A LA MODE APPRAISAL Review: http://bit.ly/fTbh15

MIXMAG Magazine Review: http://bit.ly/yRHMgt


THE STYLE KING Review: http://bit.ly/knnFpQ














www.londonclubkids.comhttp://amzn.to/17oxTNv

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Films that changed Fashion

I just stumbled upon this great article in The Times and decided to share it with you.


April 21, 2010

25 movies that shook the world of fashion

Ticking off the calendar until Sex and the City 2? Well, we aren’t. There are just so many more stylish movies out there . . .

Alas poor Carrie, we knew her well and we knew her clothes even better. Liked quite a few of them too. But that was way back in the Noughties. Simpler times. An era when eclectic wasn’t some lazy adjective chucked at anyone who looks as though she got dressed in the dark. But now we’re on to Sex and The City: The Movie 2, God knows how it will pan out. Part 1 was a shameless milking of a cash cow that was running dangerously low on lactose. Unless they’ve recruited a whole new writing team, the sequel could end up making Jaws 4 look like Beckett.
There are some things to applaud about The Sex and the Cityfranchise — $262 million (£170 million) for the first film and counting — even if its chief redeeming feature is that the four protagonists aren’t a CGI-generated, machine-gun-toting sub-species of teenage mutants, but four women approaching middle age.
But this plus is nullified by the almighty weight of expectation — or rather the bludgeoning tactics of the Hollywood hype machine that insists on behaving as if every member of the female gender is now in the grip of a frenzy of anticipation at the prospect of watching SJP & Co gyrate across the screen in their designer outfits.
It’s not even as if they’re nice designer outfits. With the exception of the inimitably chic Parker, who could — and has — made boob tubes look glamorous, the other three co-stars appear like a bunch of drag queens on a day trip to Bluewater. Patricia Field, we hereby accuse you of grave style crimes — and here we nominate ten films infinitely more worthy of fashion veneration.
West Side Story, 1961 
Natalie Wood plays an impoverished Puerto Rican on the wrong side of town, but still gets to wear ravishing New Look silhouettes with beautifully matching shoes. THis disregard for the tenets of gritty kitchen-sink drama bothered us for years, but then we remembered that her character Maria worked in a bridal shop — was she helping herself to fabric and dye when the boss wasn’t looking? And is that why she felt so pretty? Watch the trailer here

Belle de Jour, 1967 
The director Luis Buñuel steadfastly maintained that this was a serious psycho-sexual study of bourgeois neurosis. Nice try Buñuel. Obviously what’s really on show here is Catherine Denueve’s stupefyingly chic wardrobe — designed for her by YSL himself. Seriously — the clothes helped to nail the Deneuve character’s pampered, demure confusion. Incidentally, those buckled Roger Vivier shoes are still a favourite 40 years on, although not all customers buy into the Madonna-whore subtext.

The Big Sleep, 1946 
Notwithstanding that she is one of the most beautiful females ever to grace the planet, Lauren Bacall’s Big Sleep looks — the pinned-back hair, the chicly tilted hats, the power-shouldered jackets — were arguably the finest she wore on screen. And observe again at the dress in which she serenades the punters in Eddie Mars’s gambling den: incomparable. Watch the trailer here

Atonement, 2007 
How come films set in the 1930s almost always look better than films made in the 1930s? Moving as Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel is, Keira Knightley’s clothes steal the show. The costume designer Jacqueline Durran grasped the period and ran with it — languid, elegant, understated yet drop-dead gorgeous. We’re close to tears just thinking about that green satin evening dress that almost distracted us from a crucial plot point. PS: no one should look as good as Knightly did in that bathing cap. Watch the trailer here

Bonnie and Clyde, 1967 
Bonnie Parker’s main accessory, aside from her gun and Clyde Barrow, was a series of killer hats. Her beret and silk scarf combination is as legendary as it is simple, and the beribboned fedoras she wore on several heists gave her a sense of propriety in improper circumstances. Bonnie’s clothes flipped between neat two-piece skirt suits that were deceivingly modest and button-through slips. Whatever the crime, her blonde bob stayed unruffled. Watch the trailer here

Annie Hall, 1977 
Admittedly, that androgynous waistcoat and tie shtick, based on Diane Keaton’s own wardrobe of vintage menswear, looks a little clunky now. But no Annie Hall, no Ralph Lauren. That’s just for starters. Annie’s impact reverberates even today — see Chloe, Celine. Keaton opted for a similar rig-up to collect her Oscar that year. Yup, shock-horror, actress wears own clothes on red carpet. They don’t make them like that any more. Watch the trailer here

Factory Girl, 2006 
To play the part of Edie Sedgwick with any conviction Sienna Miller had to employ the skills of her enormous eyes and long, nubile legs. The clothes in between were a revolving mixture of black leotards, striped dresses and enormous animal skins. The young Edie was as arrogant and disillusioned as she was stylish. Although she spent a good part of the film in nothing more than a pair of tights, wherever she went piles of necklaces and several knuckleduster rings followed. Watch the trailer here

Coco avant Chanel, 2009 
Audrey Tatou is perhaps the only actress worthy of the Coco avant Chanel role, for which she is rightly fêted. But Priceless (2006) is a much more entertaining film. Tatou plays a gold-digger who makes a terrible error and sleeps with an impoverished hotel worker. He falls for her, and she punishes him for it by screwing him and his credit card for gifts from Azaro, Chanel, the lot — everything lovely she can get her hands on. Nasty but devastatingly stylish. Watch the trailer here

Gone with the Wind, 1939 
Vivien Leigh’s Southern-belle accent was slightly wonky, but the graceful way she wore her antebellum wardrobe was impeccable. The scene in which Mammy harnesses Scarlett’s waist down to 18in inspired generations of sadistic fashion designers but, fiddle-dee-dee, we can’t help loving those Walter Plunkett designed ballgowns. Nor could the women of 1939 — the film launched numerous GWTW-inspired collections in stores across the world and continues to cast a crinolined shadow on the catwalks. Watch the trailer here

10 The Talented Mr. Ripley, 1999 
Marge Sherwood has that Fifties summer thing down pat. The way she tied her crisp white blouses at the navel to reveal more than a peek of a gingham or polka-dot bikini top beneath, was nonchalant and knowing. Her printed A-line skirts bounced along the cobbled street looking wholesome and pretty and they always matched the colour of Italian skies. When she needed to, Sherwood became the vamp — beautifully, courtesy of Hollywood costume maestro Ann Roth.

Some other cinematic fashion gems
11 Pulp Fiction, 1994
Mia Wallace, played by Uma Thurman, was the wife of mob kingpin Marsellus. She liked to dance, have a cigarette between her fingers and drink a vanilla shake. Her look was modelled on the Danish actress Anna Karina, who possessed a similar sultriness and dark bob. What Karina didn’t have was Chanel’s Rouge Noir nail varnish. When women saw Wallace’s short dark nails, a new trend was born. The fact that it became almost impossible to find the famous hue, only added to the hysteria. Watch the trailer here

12 Top Hat, 1935
Ginger Rogers – what a gal. Not only could she dance, but unlike many of her Hollywood peers she wore clothes beautifully. The jodhpur ensemble near the start still looks sexy today. Thank goodness our heroine stood her ground when Fred Astaire kvetched that the feathers on her grand finale frock were moulting all over his tux (moral:never take fashion advice from a man wearing more make-up than you). Fred later sent her a gold feather in acknowledgment.

13 Funny Face, 1957
Yes, yes, Breakfast at Tiffany’s – we know. The way she wears that little black dress. And the way she transforms even George Peppard into a must-have accessory. But as well as featuring great fashion, Funny Face is about fashion, too – Maggie Prescott is Diana Vreeland to Dick Avery’s Cecil Beaton. Hepburn, meanwhile, is perfect. Watch the trailer here

14 To Catch A Thief, 1955
Choosing Grace Kelly’s best fashion film is a toughie. But To Catch a Thief just pips High Society for us. Because while both use Kelly as lifestyle wish fulfilment fodder via fashion, To Catch a Thief does it with Cary Grant on the French Riviera. Kelly’s hot-to-trot heiress Frances toys with John Robie The Cat in some peerless beachwear – particularly the black and white hat and swimming costume combo – and her taffeta ballroom confection for the final cat-catch scene steal the show. Watch the trailer here

15 The Matrix, 1999
Is it a neo-existential parable, a searing indictment of on humanity’s voracious consumption of natural resources, or an entertaining yet jumped up inverted pyramid of piffle (cheers, Boris)? Whatever you think, the Matrix defined turn of the millennium wannabe futurism. This translated into a distressing vogue for wraparound sunglasses and tight leather. And remember those mobile phones? Now Versace’s winter 2010 mens collection is channelling the Trinity/Neo vibe afresh. Watch the trailer here

16 A Single Man, 2009
Last year’s most stylish looking film bar none. But how could a film set at the dawn of the Kennedy era, directed, produced and micro designed by Tom Ford (control freak moi?) not be? In no particular order, we loved: Colin Firth’s oversized spectacles, Julieanne More’s monochrome house-dress, Nicholas Hoult’s fluffy jumper (big improvement on his matted Peruvian hat in About A Boy), Matthew Goode’s chinos…what do you mean plot? Watch the trailer here

17 The Thomas Crown Affair, 1999
A rare example of a remake that betters the original, even if the original starred Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway .In the dog days of the 90s, the combination of a 40 something protagonist (Rene Russo) and an unashamedly upscale wardrobe (courtesy of Michael Kors) seemed fresh and seductive, even if the see through lace dress she wore now looks like something Kerry Katona would plump for. Watch the trailer here

18 The World of Suzie Wong, 1960
Superficially there is much that is dodgy about this – young, beautiful Chinese hooker gets “rescued” by an ancient looking William Holden. In fact, Holden was a mere 42 :20 years old than the actress playing Susie but not insurmountable. That actress by the way, was the luminous Nancy Kwan in her first starring role in a western move. She charmed. So did her cheong-sams which put ethnic fashion firmly was on Hollywood ’s map.

19 Zoolander, 2001
Yes, Milla Jovovich in PVC as Katinka Ingabogovinanana, the model-turned-brainwasher henchwoman of Mugatu. But Zoolander’s fashion credentials are thanks less to the threads worn by its characters than the profound truths about fashion that they speak. From foamy lattes to the true meaning of bulimic, everything you need to know about the ‘industry’ is in this film. God knows why they’re making a sequel. Watch the trailer here

20 Grey Gardens, 1975
The 2009 HBO feature film scored a golden globe for Drew Barrymore, as the eccentric, patrician Little Edie Beale, a cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. But it was the original documentary, showing Little Edie and her equally whacky mother Big Edie in the decaying squalor of their Hamptons mansion that kicked started the Grey Gardens cult , spawning many a fashion accolyte, including the Olsen twins. Broke they may have been but those Beales were dressing electic when John Galliano was still in short-trousers. Watch the trailer here

21 The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001
Gwyneth was peerlessly preppy in the Talented Mr Ripley but here, well, here she was interesting. Margot Tenenbaum is a panda-eyed, chain-smoking child prodigy who is both spectacularly insecure and breathtakingly attired. In her ragged furs and that Lacoste tennis tress Margot is trapped, but extremely gracefully so, in a fictional version of Grey Gardens . Great soundtrack too.

22 Priceless, 2006
Audrey Tatou’s gold-digger makes a terrible error and sleeps with Gad Elmaleh’s impoverished hotel worker. He falls for her, and she punishes him for it by screwing him and his credit card for gifts from Azaro, Chanel, the lot - everything lovely she can get her hands on. Then Elmaleh becomes a toy boy himself – with a big watch – and the tables start to turn. Tatou is perhaps the only actress worthy of the Coco Avant Chanel role, for which she is rightly feted. In Priceless, she plays a 21st century siren with devastating effect. Watch the trailer here

23 The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
Better than the vacuous book on which it was based, the clothes in this film were horrible: glossy posse dressing as imagined by a personal shopper in a suburban American mall. But it deserves its place in this pantheon for Meryl Streep’s impassioned speech about the power of cerulean “you think you’re immune from fashion but that horrible sweater you’re wearing is blue because two years ago designers decided blue was the trend”. It’s not Shakespeare, but it’s the closes the fashion industry has to a Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man moment. Watch the trailer here

24 Avatar, 2009
Meryl Streep may talk up cerulean in The Devil Wears Prada but it’s the Pandorans who are contemporary cinema’s greatest exponents of lush, technicolour tones – with a lot of blue. James’ Cameron’s green screen vistas are a lush junglescape worthy of Rousseau. Or Erdem. Watch the trailer here

25 Mildred Pierce, 1945
A fable of female empowerment that predated feminism, Joan Crawford’s Mildred dumped her slut husband and grew into herself. She also grew into some spectacular shoulder pads, up-combed hairstyles and heavy, heavy lipstick – a new type of armour for a new type of independent(ish) woman.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Who was BORN THIS WAY?





Freshly released from the mother monster's oven, Gaga's new song is the subject of many a debate about its obvious Madonna "references". It seems that gone are the days when "Just Dance" and "Bad Romance" were creating a hype with their original sound and catchy hooks. References from Bowie to Queen were thrown in for a good measure, but in the past year, it appears that the only thing the lady has offered is "recycled Madonna". 






And I don't just mean references here. If you saw her Grammy performance of Born This Way already, it is inevitable to spot the "Express Yourself" rip-offs. The melody, the dance moves, the lyrics, the hair....


For a moment, when I saw her incubating in that egg, I thought this would be a new incarnation of Gaga, with a new, original image that doesn't copy or in other words "reference" the most ground-breaking artist of our time. There was a great build-up to her performance which was expected to be something unseen. 
Well, it wasn't.  The body-modification, alien-humanoid look that we have seen in Torture Garden or even on the fashion
catwalk (Alexander McQueen was doing it when Bad Romance was still in the making) is less impressive than her earlier offerings and the continuous Madonna "borrowings" or rip-offs, as some might argue, are being tired now. When "Telephone" was aired and Gaga strutted in her underwear as an "Open Your Heart"-lookalike, it seemed sweet. It was a tribute. Then there was the rather naff "Alejandro" with its "Vogue" visuals that the kids all loved so much. Then came the numerous 90's casual Madonna looks during premiers and interviews [most notably on Larry King] and it never stopped. 



Declaring she has the Queen of Pop's "support," Gaga defended herself on Monday night against critics who have [sensibly] called her a Madonna rip-off artist.
On "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" the 24-year-old singer addressed this saying:
"I got an email from [Madonna's] people and her sending me their love and complete support on behalf of the single," Gaga told Leno, "and if the queen says it shall be, then it shall be."
Well, we can argue how sincere is the show-business as we all know that the numerous fans, otherwise known as little monsters, are now certainly rushing to buy Blonde Ambition and other early Madonna works that they had never known before, so it seems a clever move from a person with the biggest Showbiz "know-how". Of course Madonna won't risk losing her Queen status by slagging the most commercial new artist, she needs all the votes she can get. And if that means letting someone rip her off, then be it. It's the way they do it in US of A. They must be born this way. 


Saturday, 12 February 2011

On Tori Amos


A review on "A piano Collection" that I wrote some time ago and just found in my laptop. 


As a real Tori junkie, I've got pretty much every cd, single, b-side, bootleg there is on her and for many years I've been making my own cd compilations as I'm getting bored with the ones I have. Every other year I would feel the urge to have a Tori month and I would make a new compilation [usually two or three cds] with my most favourite tracks that I've found from live performances or singles. These would always include "Winter", "Caught A Lite Sneeze", "Here In My Head", "Butterfly" and the rest would vary. In today's terms, that would be just a new playlist I guess, but for a long time I was in favour of the cd to the digital format. It's only in the last two years that I've gone completely digital and hence the need for a playlist this time.

I must admit that the only album I did not previously posses, was the extremely expensive "A piano collection" mainly due to the fact that I already had every song from there and I didn't deem it necessary to spend the money on it. Now, that I don't have the time to rip every cd I have and start selecting over and over again for a hundredth time, I decided to go for it and downloaded the digital version. And what a treat it is!

I must say, it is the one and only Tori compilation one will ever need, especially if they happen to be a new fan or someone who missed most of her releases. It has every good song she's ever written [ok, one or two are missing but there's always something missing, even in my own compilations...] and it's such a pleasure to have all these 86 great songs in one huge playlist and it goes on forever. I've been listening to it since last night and only now got to the end of it. And not even one song that I would need to remove from there.
It is truly an amazing collection and I'm very impressed by the immaculate selection and the way they were put together. Well-done to the record company and whoever else worked on the tracks.
As for Tori, THANK YOU FOR MAKING SUCH A TOUCHING, DEEP AND MEANINGFUL MUSIC !


Thursday, 20 January 2011

23rd LONDON ART FAIR 2011



On a winter’s day that happens to be sunny and unusually dry for London, I'm attending the press day of the 23rd annual London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington. 
This is an event that features Contemporary and Modern British Art, and with a diverse selection of new and established artists of finest calibre, it truly reflects the vibrant gallery scene.

I start my tour upstairs where Jonathan Burton, director of the fair opens with the assurance that this year's event is their biggest to date. With 124 galleries and more than 25 000 visitors expected by the end of the week, it does sound much bigger than what I have seen in previous years. I'm a big fan of photography and it appears Mr. Burton is too. His passion for the medium is what drives the focus on photography this year and the dedicated showcase Photo50, now in its fifth year, featuring works by emerging artists and at affordable prices.



The first work that strikes me is a sequence of pictures of Margaret Thatcher by Lisa Barnard. It's gripping to see all seven works together as they show the same image with a variety of accidental surface damages. The photographs were found discarded in the old headquarters of the Conservative Party at 32 Smith Square (also the title of the series). 


Next I spot Bill Armstrong's pastel-coloured, out-of-focus human figures and I learn that he uses found images and photographs them with lens set at infinity, thus achieving a severely blurred result and to me it is all about colours and shapes, far from the conventional portrait as we know it. These visions are ethereal and luminous and in stark contrast to the sharp images of Helen Chadwick, the 13 photographs of glowing clusters of flowers resting on a variety of domestic fluids. So far, colours are all I see and an abundance of them.


Moving down to Art Projects, I witness the first sale of the day. It is a 27 x 40 c-type print of a smashed Coke can on a pavement by Julian Stallabrass (Hotshoe Gallery) and is a mere fifty pounds. Impressed by the price I spend the rest of my day hunting for a similar bargain but sadly, I see nothing like it. Though a great majority of good works come at around £5000, I cannot spot any particularly low-priced deals.  

On the bright side, there are plenty of striking works that captivate me and I'm happy to loiter around for a little longer. Moving on to the main hall I pass by a boy in a red jacket, sitting on a table, wearing the Dart Vader helmet. Made from wax this life-size figure is poised in an emotionally evocative stance. One of ten amazing installations by the duo "littlewhitehead" it is certainly one my highlights from the fair so far. 

Others include: 






Ziwom Wang's cybernetic sculptures (Hanmi Gallery) with their serene and meditative expressions juxtaposed against moving, mechanical machinery parts.








Jeffrey Blondes (GBS Fine Arts Ltd) : The Length Of Days - video art of a landscape, filmed in tiny segments week after week, over a period of a year and is 24 hours in length. 









Marilene Oliver ( Beaux Arts) : Orixa - a dissected human figure made entirely from MRI scans and covered in beads. Eerie and dark, yet gentle and utterly beautiful.



Pamela Stretton (Mark Jason Gallery) : Snap and Relaxed Nude - two montage-like compositions that take the form of pixilated inkjet prints built up from squares of iconography drawn from food, fashion, consumerism and other similar industries.




All in all, The London Art Fair has increased its appeal
after suffering for a while with Freeze and the Affordable Art Fair
overshadowing it in recent years.
It closes on Sunday 23rd Jan, so make time and go see it for yourself.

O.Yordanov