Category: art


JOHN WATERS ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK “MAKE TROUBLE” WEARING WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK

Posted on February 23rd, by Dominique in art, magazine, style, video. No Comments

“I’ve figured how not to be around assholes at any time in my private or my professional life.”

– John Waters.

And isn’t that just what freedom means, people? It does to me!

The beloved filmmaker, actor, writer and visual artist John Waters, whose “Role Models” is one of the only books I frequently re-read and has given me great comfort these past couple of years, just announced the imminent release of his latest scripture called “MAKE TROUBLE”.

Branded a book filled with “inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms”, Mr. Waters advises to embrace chaos, horrify with new ideas and outrage outdated critics. But most of all, he urges us to: “Ask for the world & pay no mind if you are initially turned down.”

But here he is, wearing a great Walter Van Beirendonck suit jacket from the SS16 … Read More »



FUTURA SET TO RELEASE WORLDWIDE UNIQLO COLLABORATION (FIRST PREVIEW)

Posted on February 20th, by immi in art, magazine, style. No Comments

It’s been announced that artist icon and KNOTORYUS all-time favourite FUTURA AKA Leonard ‘Lenny’ McGurr will be releasing a collection for global retailer Uniqlo‘s UT line in March and honestly, what can be a better way to start a week than the advent of fresh and wearable FUTURA?

Almost a year after the New York art icon worked with Uniqlo UT creative director and BAPE founder NIGO on the NIGOLD capsule collection, this new collab will consist of graphic T-shirts, in the vein of previous Uniqlo artist collaborations. The range could perhaps be extended to other accessories however, if the massively succesful Uniqlo KAWS collection is anything to go by. A few previews from Japanese and Singaporean media show a range of T-shirts featuring Futura’s signature and all-over artwork prints with the words ‘Abstract Expressionist Futura’.

This isn’t the first time FUTURA has collaborated with Uniqlo, in 2003 the artist worked on a Keith Haring tribute campaign for the company’s Japanese … Read More »



MY PERSONAL SUPREME SS2017 TEN PRODUCT SELECTION

Posted on February 14th, by Dominique in art, magazine, style. No Comments

When I saw the new Supreme SS17 collection-reveal yesterday, I of course knew immediately that you’ll definitely catch me outside in head-to-toe all-over-Obama-on-wax-print, but it took a night of sleep to trust any decisions on what else I can safely hand over my hard-earned coin for.

First of all, for those who were scared the original NY-brand would go all soft after the Louis Vuitton collab (read La MJC’s Michael Dupouy and me discussing that subject here): you’re wrong.

If compelled, you can still cut someone with your 2inch blade key knife or testify in a “Fuck The President” shirt, get a cash-cannon money gun or confuse/accuse in a  “Sick Mother, Sick Child” hoodie.

Without further ado, here’s my top 10.

1. Barack Obama anorak, shirt and pants: 

I know these are three items, but for me this equals one product, because for full effect you need to be dressed in head-to-toe Barack. It’s just too glorious. … Read More »



LET’S TALK ABOUT WOLFGANG TILLMANS AHEAD OF HIS EXPO AT TATE MODERN

Posted on February 13th, by immi in art, magazine. No Comments

German-born artist and photographer Wolfgang Tillmans creates images that are instantly arresting in their intimacy. Moments congealed in time, that you feel priviliged to have gotten a glimpse of. I truly got into his work as a student and to me it’s quite telling that I felt compelled to give away a collection of his photographs as an early anniversary gift, feeling that this kind of beauty needs sharing with the one I love most. You may have recently gotten entranced by his musical endeavours or ensnared by – rightfully – staring at Frank Ocean’s ‘Blond’ cover for too long. You’re not the only one. Tillmans both influenced and captured an entire generation with his seminal snapshots of early 90s zeitgeist and club kid life, his works of sociopolitical critique – especially on migration and identity politics – and his unfiltered portraiture … Read More »



KNOTORYUS TALKS TO MICHAEL “La MJC” DUPOUY ABOUT “ALL GONE”, CURATING DREAMS AND HOW SHORT OUR SUPREME X LV-MONEY IS

Posted on February 1st, by Dominique in art, interview, magazine, style. No Comments

In the intro of the 11th edition of his brain child, the coveted “All Gone – The Finest Of Street Culture 2016“-book, Paris native Michael Dupouy, starts out by stating: “Growth and progress are never without risk.”

He goes on to explain beautifully how a once niche movement has evolved into what some think to be a mindless monster while others perceive what is happening to be a very important levelling up of a culture. Michael finishes musing: “The best is yet to come.”

Michael Dupouy is co-founder of independent communication agency La MJC, one of the first agencies in Europe to work closely on major campaigns with the world’s biggest brands and inserting these streets’ much sought after flavour into their goods, while also designing special products with them -literally- carrying the La MJC-stamp. It is hard to find someone better suited to make bold statements about the state of today’s “saturated … Read More »



KNOTORYUS AT WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK AW2017-18 (PARIS MEN’S FASHION WEEK REVIEW)

Posted on January 19th, by Dominique in art, magazine, music, style. 3 comments

(Above image: Ronald Stoops for Walter Van Beirendonck)

Each season, when Walter Van Beirendonck sends out his coveted invitations, like clockwork, the speculation begins and we ask ourselves: What will the W do? So when a little less then a month ago, we could feast our eyes on the gorgeous AW2017-2018 Paul Boudens-designed posters, this time featuring stellar artwork by Wujic Jo with the word “ZWART” (meaning “black”) ominously emblazoned across the top, we wondered: had human kind finally done it?

Two Winters ago, the original and most notorious Antwerp Six member asked to “STOP TERRORISING OUR WORLD“. Last year Walter was “WOEST” (“furious”). Did the widely displayed lack of empathy in this world finally push the brightest of top tier designers over the edge? Had we finally engaged in enough horrible stuff that even Walter, our beloved everlasting beacon of future-positive thinking, thought there was no hope left? Was he going to send … Read More »



JOIN KNOTORYUS AT THE SIXE PAREDES ‘EL ESPÍRITU DE LA MONTAÑA’ EXPO (ALICE GALLERY)

Posted on January 18th, by immi in art, magazine. No Comments

“Sixe Paredes is not only an artist, he is also a shaman…” If Raphaël Cruyt of our fave ALICE Gallery introduces an artist as such, you know you can’t miss out. As a long-time favourite of founders Alice & Raph and almost ten years since his first show at the gallery, Spanish artist Sergio ‘Sixe’ Paredes will be unveiling his ‘El Espíritu De La Montaña’ solo exhibition at ALICE Gallery Brussels on Thursday January 19th. For the occasion, a 500-copy limited edition exhibition catalogue (60 pages – €5) published by ALICE Gallery and Sixe Paredes will be available to accompany the expo.

As an artist I was previously unacquainted with, this exhibition is the perfect opportunity to get lost in the bright and mesmerizing colourscapes and shapes sprouted from the mind of Sixe Paredes. Presenting works of acrylic paint on canvas as … Read More »



STYLISHLY SHOOK: A ‘NOCTURNAL ANIMALS’ REVIEW

Posted on January 16th, by immi in art, magazine, style. No Comments

I purposefully limited my preparatory research into ‘Nocturnal Animals’, the neo-noir psychological thriller written, co-produced and directed by the masterly Tom Ford because I wanted it to surprise me on the first viewing. ‘A Single Man’ is one of my all-time favourites, despite the depressing nature of the story, so I don’t know why I went into this new feature expecting some frothy affair. There will be no spoilers to be had here but if you’re considering this as cutesy first date material you might want to secure your proverbial wig.

The basic premise of the film, based on a 1993 Austin Wright novel, is the following: Susan Morrows (Amy Adams) is an affluent yet troubled insomniac L.A. gallery owner/burgundy lip stain aficionado who receives a curious manuscript dedicated to her named ‘Nocturnal Animals’ written by her estranged ex-husband, Edward Sheffield … Read More »



LOU STOPPARD & ADAM MURRAY PRESENT NEW EXPO ‘NORTH’

Posted on January 5th, by immi in art, magazine, style. No Comments

‘North’ is a Liverpool expo exploring the many ways Northern England has been framed in fashion, art and photography and how its vast and distinctive cultural history has influenced design and media. The show is curated by ShowStudio editor-at-large Lou Stoppard and senior lecturer Adam Murray, and opens Friday January 6th at the Open Eye Gallery.

The exhibition features early photography and original prints by greats like Nick Knight, David Sims, Glen Luchford, John Bulmer, Jamie Hawkesworth and of course Alasdair McLellan – whose touching images of working class Northern lads and girls like Agyness Deyn are each like poems to the region.

The first thing you see when approaching the expo space are six striking columns, created by legendary Haçienda club architect Ben Kelly and Off-White’s Virgil Abloh ­­- who has always been inspired by the sound and graphics of 80s Northern … Read More »



IMMI’S FAVOURITE THINGS IN 2016 POP CULTURE THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED.

Posted on December 20th, by Dominique in art, magazine, music, style, video. 1 Comment

Before Immi took off on a well-deserved holiday last Friday, he jotted down 10 of the things that kept him going this year. Expect Stefaan’s list tomorrow and mine on Thursday.

INTO THE INFERNO — WERNER HERZOG
This 2016 documentary is an insanely beautiful trip. Our good sis Mother Earth is a ferocious beauty to behold and you need to Netflix this volcanic piece of art before you queue up anything else.

NONAME – TELEFONE
It was me who arrived late to the party, I must admit, but Chicago rapper Noname’s debut EP is one of 2016’s brightest gems. Her lyrics are simply beyond and the melodies transcending. Lie down on your duvet, look at the ceiling and get lost in ‘Telefone’.

(image: Willy Vanderperre)

BALENCIAGA BY DEMNA GVASALIA
Probably didn’t miss this one, but still. What Nicolas Ghesquière did 10 years ago, Gvasalia is now doing in his … Read More »





JOHN WATERS ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK “MAKE TROUBLE” WEARING WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK

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When I saw the new Supreme SS17 collection-reveal yesterday, I of course knew immediately that you’ll definitely catch me outside in head-to-toe all-over-Obama-on-wax-print, but...

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