Born in Barcelona in 1990, Octavi Serra has a degree in Industrial Design in the School Elisava (Barcelona) and a Bachelor of Art in the Winchester School of Art in the University of Southampton. Since then, he has made a lot of projects within the world of creativity. His works encompass a wide range of categories, such as artistic installation and illustration.
His artistic work is based on carrying out interventions in public spaces in order to change the reality and the established logic. Most of his works are raised from a poetic/philosophical perspective, so as to achieve another challenge form the daily elements. His will is to see the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities deriving from the objects around us.
Founder, Designer and Creative Director of the product design publisher Octàgon Design, company born in 2012, which in a few years has earned a place in the market of the international.
Development sustainable design projects. Working waste materials to create products entirely built with recycled materials products.
For White Line, photographer William Farges deconstructs the human body, creating fleshy mounds that transcend terrestrial shape in favor of elegant symmetry. In his alluring diptychs, isolated and unedited fragments of human form are mirrored and turned in on themselves, seeming to vanish into the thin but conspicuous blankness that separates the two images. This white line, the undeniable border that marks the end of all photographs, becomes as much the subject of Farges’ images as the photograph itself, devouring and bisecting the sensuous curves of the naked body. White Line evokes an anxiety and loneliness reminiscent of the work of Francis Bacon; as if governed by psychological impulse rather than the limits of the human figure, Farges’ nudes collapse in on themselves with claustrophobic determination, appearing desperately to reach into their own forms or outward to the edges of the oppressive, closed frame. Set against a backdrop of a similar peachy hue, the body is autonomous and no longer wedded to the mind or human reason. Like some unknowable, mysterious organism, it is absorbed and concerned only with itself, seeming to claw and grasp with luminous, outstretched limbs.
Romanian photographer David Burlacu documents the punk scene in New York City. After graduating the most prestigious accounting school in Romania David single-handedly bankrupt the entire country. It only took him two years and it’s his greatest achievement to date. Shortly after, He got kicked out and sailed for the only place a reject like me could find fame and fortune – New York. David settled on the outskirts of Manhattan (which is now known as BK) where He is currently thriving in a community of Russian bears. Recently he started planning for world domination and contemplating birthing my own religion.
In the early 2000s, a new metro line was created in Amsterdam, along the banks of the Amstel River. The work required completely emptying the stream which allowed local archaeologists to look into a very interesting question: what could be found at the bottom of the river? Following this massive extraction of objects of all kinds, the Department of Archeology and the Amsterdam City Council opened a bank of images listing 19,000 of the 700,000 objects found.