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1. A young woman who enjoys writing about art, design, and photography.
Who is Pinar?
I'm a New York native, born and raised in Brooklyn. After being accepted into the Center for Arts Education's Career Development Program in high school, I thought I would pursue a career in film. Despite being encouraged to ditch college and move to LA, I chose to earn my bachelor's degree in Film and Media studies in New York and explore my creative options. Having worked in film, television, theater, and publishing, I've racked up quite a list of things I like. Creativity is a MUST.
I'm a hobby-phile—I have a hobby of having hobbies. I've taken up the ukulele, guitar, badminton, photography, crocheting, knitting, origami, jewelry-making, and watercolor painting at some point in my life. Time to get deep: I think we're all constantly growing and exposing ourselves to different things is a part of that necessary growth. I believe that creativity is a catalyst for molding each of us into bigger and better people.
Other note-worthy facts about me: 1) I am a lefty. I'm the kind of lefty who uses a computer mouse with her left hand (pretty extreme case). 2) Humor is like oxygen to me. I can't LIVE without it (anyone can live but LIVING is different). 3) Though I've attempted to play instruments myself, I'm MUCH better at listening to other people play them. 4) I LOVE writing about the most inspiring art today. I hope you enjoy reading and discovering along with me.
New York-based artist Julie Mehretu constructs densely layered abstract paintings that feature a wide range of ideas. Her large-scale creations offer a lot of patterns and visual movement for the viewer to soak in and process internally. Mehretu's piece titled Middle Grey exemplifies the artist's signature style of populating the frame with creative information in the form…Continue
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:30pm
Berlin-based artist Robert Seidel experiments with art and video to create incredibly mesmerizing installations. The artist sent us two of his most captivating installations to share. For his site-specific multimedia piece titled Grapheme, Seidel hangs an intricately cut abstract sculpture and overlays it with colorful, evolving video projections. The result is a…
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 11:30am
Based in Manila, Philippines, photographer Hannah Chu takes viewers on a visual journey through a range of emotions. From solitude and withdrawal to desperation and longing, each image in the photographer's growing collection, which she has so generously shared with us, depicts a young woman getting lost in her own internal struggles and transforming her wandering mind into a surreal…Continue
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 9:30am
There are many latte artists around the world, but one especially skilled barista has expanded his craft to not only produce amazing cappuccino "paintings" but to also have them pop out of the cup like foamy sculptures. Based in Osaka, Japan, 26-year-old barista Kazuki Yamamoto explores the unique craft of 3D latte art, proving that even the most mundane jobs can be perked up…Continue
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 5:00pm