Artist Shintaro Ohata Seamlessly Blends Sculpture and Canvas to Create 3D Paintings
When first viewing the artwork of Shintaro Ohata up close it appears the scenes are made from simple oil paints, but take a step back and you’re in for a surprise. Each piece is actually a hybrid of painted canvas and sculpture that blend almost flawlessly in color and texture to create a single image. The cinematic figures are sculpted from polystyrene while the backgrounds are made from traditional painting techniques.
In 1962, José Meiffret used this odd-looking bike to ride down the German Autobahn at an incredible, record-breaking 127 miles per hour,the chain ring gear had 130 teeth. The bike had wooden rims to prevent overheating and weighed 45 pounds.
Playgrounded is a rock/metal band formed in Chania in 2007, by Odysseas and Orestis Zafeiriou and Michael Kotsirakis. Their line-up was solidified in 2010 with the additions of Stavros Markonis(Enstro) and Vasilis Podaras(George Κontrafouris Baby Trio). They are currently based in both Athens and Crete
After a series of live gigs with such acts as Rotting Christ and Archive’s Craig Walker, Playgrounded was chosen by Anathema to open their headline show in Crete and soon focused on recording their first album, “Athens”.
Produced by Playgrounded and George Alamaras “Athens” is a testimony of a country and its youth in crisis. It is sketches of a new balance between metal and electronica driven by endless talks on the dead-ends of modern Greece.
Inviting the listener into the deepest details of their soundscapes Playgrounded enlisted Grammy Award winning Ted Jensen(Muse, Dream Theater, Deftones) to master “Athens”, set to be released worldwide this on November 19 by Casket Music/Copro Records(UK).
Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. Zara will eliminate all discharge of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020.