David Rosado – Artist

The other day I went to an exhibition opening of a friend and great artist David Rosado, who inaugurated his recent exposition in Galeria Arte Periférica, in CCB, Lisbon. His work is vastly influenced by the cinema culture, often we can find allegories from the film industry mixed and invaded by cartoon figures and/or animals, creating this way a complex mosaic in each canvas that tells its own story, independent from each of the individual elements that compose them.

I loved this last exhibition, as it offered a duality between a dark mood, inspired in cult cinema scenes, portrayed in greyish and dark tones, and nature and/or cartoon elements that surprisingly inflict a dichotomy between fear and playfulness.

A little info about David:

“Completing a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Évora in 2004, Painting /Media. Began to show his work in 1996 at the Palacio D. Manuel Evora. His solo exhibitions include: 2011 Michael Lyons Wier Gallery (NY) exposure”BEAST” Hohle 2010, “Nogo (project-room for architecture, contemporary art &experimental film), March 18, Lisbon. The Rebirth of the Lazarus (Peter Serrenho gallery, Lisbon, 2009), High Speed (Carlos Carvalho Zoom Contemporary Art, Lisbon 2008), De Profundis (Blow gallery, Lisbon, 2007). In relation to the exhibitions we can mention those in the Palace Galveias at PrizeAriane de Rothschild, with attribution 3rd place (Lisbon, 2007), the gallery Voghera11, (Roland the Butcher Boy, Milan, Italy, 2009), (Porno Start, Milan, Italy, 2009), the gallery Pedro Torres (Red, Logroño, Spain, 2008) “Museum of Oblivion ‘Exhibition at the Fine Arts National Society of Lisbon, and their participation in the various editions of the contemporary art fair in Lisbon Art.He is represented in numerous public and private collections with emphasis onthe collection Ariane de Rothschild Banque Privée, Alcatel – Lucent, Portugal.Sousa Machado, Ferreira da Costa & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, Lisbon. Today is represented by Galeria Toulouse (Tac) in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte in Gallery Belizário Brazil.”

You can discover more of his work HERE!

Versace Fall/Winter 2012/13 – Dark and Glam

So, looks like next season will be all about Darkness, with Versace borrowing some visual aspects of the Goths.

I dont’ know how the Gothic community will take the fact that all of a sudden they’ll be all fashionable and mainstream! 😛

I actually like all the concept of dark and glam! I tend to insert that dark and obscure feel to my own photographic work, wich means that in the next editorials i shoot i’ll be playing at home, yeah!!

Here’s some insight from FashionTV on Versace’s F/W collection, as shown in Milan‘s Fashion Week.

“MILAN – Besides the fact that dark and glam is a major trend this season at Paris Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2012-2013, Donatella Versace had something darker in mind with this collection. Just before he was murdered, her brother Gianni Versace (the original designer at the Versace label) showcased a darker, more modern collection in July 1997. He never got to promote that new collection due to the tragedy, but it seems Donatella herself is ready to do so by amping up the dark and gothic motifs in her latest collection for Versace. True, there was something severe about the entire collection, from the too-short bang to the rimmed eyes, but that’s what Donatella was obviously going for. Leather, skin tight body con dresses, armor, corsets, chains, and even her signature paillettes were bulked up in full force. Gianni this wasn’t but Donatella has once again proven that she’s doing a stellar job as his successor. ” – FashionTV

Cheers!