Thursday, November 25, 2010
Beaucoup zero SHOP is now online
'Beaucoupzero' is an online art shop created by two independent artists, Matei Apostolescu, aka ‘013a’, graphic designer and illustrator, and Silvana Bratu, fashion designer and photographer.
Matei's work, a fusion of different media: drawing, vector, photography, manipulation, even clay modeling, has been attracting constant attention and praise over the years, due largely to his ablity to turn what at first glance may appear to be pure randomness and chaos into a revealing and strangely soothing visual experience. His creations have been described as 'incredibly dense, exploding with intricate detail and filled with swirling, wildly complex shapes that compete for attention.' Yet his approach is simple:“I believe in freestyle. To me inspiration is having the courage to explore the world, and especially yourself and the processes that take place in your own mind. Magic stuff starts to happen by itself simply by translating your experience from a medium to another. I see style as something in a continuous evolution.”
In recents years Matei’s work has been shown at a variety of exhibitions in Atlanta, Berlin, Bucharest, Istanbul, London. In 2009, he was featured in Taschen’s latest "Illustration Now" collection as one of the best illustrating artists active in the world today.
Silvana trained her natural flair for working with materials, shapes, and colours on film sets where she developed her inventive visual style as a costume and set designer, still photographer, stylist, make-up and special effects artist. An intrepid problem solver with an eye for genuine talent, Silvana also worked as a curator for a number of galleries and exhibitions in Bucharest.
More art by Matei Apostolescu: http://013a.com/