Die Dialektik der Tattoos—Brian Kellys The Cut-Ups: Tattoo Flash from the Third Mind

2008 entwirft Bri­an Kel­ly sein erstes Tat­too Flash-Set und bringt immer neue Ideen zu Papi­er bis schließlich ein Buch mit den Zeich­nun­gen der let­zten Jahre entste­ht: The Cut-Ups: Tat­too Flash from the Third Mind (2022, Schif­fer Pub­lish­ing). In The Cut-Ups bietet Bri­an Ein­blicke in die schöpferischen Tech­niken, die sein­er Kun­st zu Grunde liegen, faszinierend nicht zulet­zt, weil sich sein Kun­sthandw­erk unter anderem der Lit­er­atur bedient. 

I cried at a Dita von Teese show

This May, my friend took me to a Dita von Teese show. As a plus-sized per­son diag­nosed with Bor­der­line Per­son­al­i­ty Dis­or­der, I was hes­i­tant at first, fear­ing my com­plex and shat­tered rela­tion­ship to my own body and self worth would stand in the way of enjoy­ing the art of bur­lesque. But “Gla­m­ona­trix” held a sur­prise which touched a trau­ma that lay bot­tled up deep in my core: I was the woman who cried at a Dita Von Teese show.

“We deconstructed some of our illusions” – Exploring love around the world

In ear­ly 2019, Davor Ros­tuhar and his new­ly wed wife Andela embark on a jour­ney that leads them through five con­ti­nents, more than 30 coun­tries, and ulti­mate­ly, back to them­selves. The rea­son behind this spe­cial trip is the begin­ning of their rela­tion­ship: After propos­ing to Andela in Antarc­ti­ca, just before solo hik­ing to the South Pole as the first Croa­t­ian, Davor had visu­al­ized his new project – a year of trav­el­ing around the world, look­ing for all the facets of (roman­tic) love in people.