Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Salim Bayri

Surprising during Art Rotterdam 
Photo's dolf pauw

Salim Bayri (Casablanca) is an artist graduated from the Escola Massana art school (Barcelona) and currently a Masters degree candidate in Art, Design and Technology at the Frank Mohr Instituut of Groningen (Netherlands). Being born and raised in a crossroad country like Morocco and living in Europe, his work stems from questioning the disparity between self, cultural and national identity. By taking daily life as subject matter, his work is the outcome of examining the different layers of identity labels that supposedly define his persona as a migrant. With a humorous approach, he plays with these labels twisting them and presenting them in a variety of media through performances, drawings, still and moving images. He creates situations in which everyday objects are altered or detached from their natural function. By drawing specific narrative lines, different functions and contexts are created. Salim Bayri is currently the half of BAZOGA music duo. LINK Salim Bayri

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Two versions about Dernière Danse

Indila Dernière Danse... and 
Leticia Jimenez Danse...

 LINK Indila  LINK Leticia Jimenez

Art Rotterdam

Seen during the opening evening 
photography by dolf pauw

LINK Art Rotterdam

Monday, February 05, 2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018

J. Howard Miller

We Can Do It! poster 
Rosie the Riveter, picture from Geraldine Doyle

Miller studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1939. He lived in Pittsburgh during the war. His work came to the attention of the Westinghouse Company (later, the Westinghouse War Production Co-Ordinating Committee), and he was hired to create a series of posters. The posters were sponsored by the company's internal War Production Co-Ordinating Committee, one of the hundreds of labor-management committees organized under the supervision of the national War Production Board. Miller may have based the "We Can Do It!" poster on a United Press International (UPI) a supposedly picture taken of Geraldine Doyle working at a factory in Michigan, but in recent year it was said to be a picture of Naomi Fraley nee Parker in 1942 in California. At the time of the poster's release the name "Rosie" was not associated with the picture; that came after 1982 when the poster was rediscovered in the US National Archives. LINK wikipedia

Monday, January 22, 2018


Witte de With Center or 
Dolf Pauw Center?

Villa La Repubblica Over politoeren en wegpoetsen
LINK Villa La Repubblica (in Dutch)

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Streetwalking 1 View @ unknown window Rotterdam 2018

Ron van der Ende (Apollo space capsule) [2005] 
Photo by dolfpauw

LINK Ron van der Ende /pod

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Erik de Vlaam

The objects of Erik de Vlaam (1977), graphic designer graduated cum laude from the Willem de Kooning and senior designer at Studio Dumbar, form a critical view of the world. The Vlaam's works reflect the mixed feelings through forms and words that society itself produces. The beauty and at the same time the threatening of the 'progress', for example, can be found in his works. The process itself also experiences an interesting, contrasting development, on the one hand the personal way of working and on the other the technical process. The graphic background of De Vlaam is clearly visible in his objects, composition, color, typography and perspective are essential elements. He works himself from strong abstact forms, which are emphasized by bright color compositions. His objects refer to the society that is full of contrasts. (Christian Ouwens) LINK flamo (under construction)  LINK instagram

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sasya Tranggono

@ “EROPALIA”, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

She was seeking, seeking for a higher purpose in life as many accomplishers will contemplate once a plateau of performance has been achieved. She sought to live that proverbial cliche: the next mountain to climb, the next limit to reach, the next frontier to cross. Such is the storyline of Sasya at this stage of her career and at this stage of her purpose-driven life. This time Sasya is testing where few forerunners in the field of watercolor pointing have managed to seize: to have the full command and total cooperation of watercolor when mixed and applied on canvas. These two just do not co-exist easily. Sasya is going to change all that. Watercolor techniques have the reputation of being quite demanding, both of the artist's true skill and of the artist's true commitment to this medium. Sasya takes as the next frontier to cross.
LINK Sasya Tranggono

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Radio Ethiopia

Patti Smith Group

Radio Ethiopia was the follow-up record to Smith's widely acclaimed debut Horses. In interviews surrounding the album's release, Smith explained that she chose producer Jack Douglas in hopes of making the album a commercial success. The album was negatively received when it was released and Smith was attacked by critics for what they perceived to be laziness, self-indulgence and selling out. The title track of the album is one of Smith's most notorious songs, almost legendary for appearing to be "10 minutes of noise". Critics often described live renditions of the song as negative moments of Smith's concerts. Patti herself spoke highly of the track and of how the lyrics refer to Arthur Rimbaud's dying wishes. Arguments both for and against the song have been advanced by critics, fans and music listeners over whether the song truly is an example of the Patti Smith Group's boundary-pushing or merely self-indulgence. Critics in negative reviews cited that Douglas' production placed more emphasis on creating a heavy sound through numerous guitar parts which smothered Smith's vocals[2] and, at times, lamented that all of the album's songs were originals of the group (Smith co-wrote much of the album with bassist Ivan Kral, the band member keenest for commercial success. "Ain't It Strange" and "Distant Fingers", the latter co-written with Smith's long-time boyfriend Allen Lanier, had both been staples of the Group's concerts long before the recording of Horses. LINK Patti Smith Group

Seven days

Challenge to place a black and white photo every day on Facebook for a week. LINK Dolf Pauw on FBook

Monday, November 06, 2017

Trakart Research Center

Post Plovdiv, photography Dolf Pauw oct 2017 

Trakart Research Center is a center for cultural tourism and researches on social interactions, providing international experience and opportunities for carrying out meetings, conferences and discussions. The expositions are arranged on 4 levels and trace the evolutional development of the former cultures - from palaeolithic fossils to contemporary artefacts. The expositions feature moveable artefacts gathered in two private collections - the one of Trakart-2000 Foundation, as well as the one of 'Videvi''. Trakart Research Center is part of a complex that also includes Cultural Center Trakart in the Archaeological Underpass, where the ruins of Ancient Residential Building 'Eirene' can be explored. Visit this spot and see more...
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Address: 25 Knyaz Alexander Batemberg Str. - Main 
LINK trakart.org

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Emil and Dariel

Nothing Else Matters

Although in their early teens, brothers Emil and Dariel are making a name for themselves around the world as the youngest American cello virtuoso cross-over duo to be featured on a national stage. Their goal is to cross over multiple genres of music and implement their classical background in transcending inconceivable barriers known to a classical instrument. Emil and Dariel would like to continue the tradition of finding new and undiscovered techniques in playing the cello and taking it to new heights. 
LINK emil and dariel 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Model House sign

Post Bulgaria and Rotterdam

The "Model House" signs are not just an old memory of socialism, they are still a fact to this day. Today, they can still meet on the gates of houses or at the entrances of blocks and old buildings. This and this year Dolf took the initiative to officially return the distinguishing sign in his home, which would be a good motive for the neighbors to keep their home beautiful and tidy. Dolf initiated an Ideal Home and Label initiative.

LINK @ Doma Dolf