Qompendium is an evolving and ever-changing platform for philosophy, art, culture and science, represented by a series of print publications: magazines, books and monographs. Furthermore, it is enriched by a gallery concept, a work shop and a fast-moving online portal.


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Too real for the Clarendon filter

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Meet Public School
Posted
Monday, 08.05.2017

Max Israeliana by Public School

Max Israeliana is the sequel to Pax Israeliana, published in 2014. While the previous book sought to curate the 1948 to 1977 Israeli Modernist canon using an A to Z cataloging of pertinent works, this book sets out to showcase the aesthetics of Israel from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, considering the social, economic and political circumstances of the period. The buffer year between the two periods is 1977, when for the first time in the Israeli political annals, the right wing, led by the Likud party, won the elections, ending almost thirty years of left wing regime, headed by the Israeli Labor party and its predecessor, Mapai.

Read our short questionnaire with the founders of Public School.

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Posted
Sunday, 18.12.2016

Every time Mr. Joachim Baldauf presses his shutter button he has not only a set vision of what he might capture, no, he already has meticulously and yet effortlessly art directed the entire editorial of the magazine or campaign. The German photographer’s work is driven by his knowledge in the fields of graphic design and publishing. His photographic language is timeless and classic never missing the contemporary edge. The final work illustrates deep beauty in an unpretentious manner making light and form merge unapogetically. Currently, he shot a studio series with model Alex Wek. Give Joachim Baldauf a closer look on his website: www.joachimbaldauf.de

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Posted
Tuesday, 18.10.2016

French artist Daubal knows how to disturb esthetics with a simple and minimalistic manipulation. The clever and witty artist uses advertisements or iconic imagery for his art works by overlaying a new meaning on to them. Buy the self published book here:
www.minimalshop.daubal.com

 

Find more about Frederique Daubal here:
www.daubal.com/index.php/produit/overprint

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Meet Richard Colman
Posted
Wednesday, 06.04.2016

Richard Colman's work is known for blending figurative imagery and bold geometry. Typically using symmetrical compositions, Colman explores themes of human sexuality, societal hierarchies, life and death. His work ranges from small to large scale painting, murals and installations. Colman has been working as a professional artist for over a decade and has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums throughout the world . Colman currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.


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I’m the first of my kind and the only. So therefore I’m the best.
Posted
Friday, 12.02.2016

Lengthy interview with 22 year old creative fashion consultant Ian Connor by Mary Tramdack for ssense.com.

Another trend is how social media has opened up so many opportunities that weren’t there previously. But it’s also made the whole fashion and creative industry move at such a fast pace. And you seem like you’re so laid-back. How do you deal with that?

Cause I understand that I’m the first of my kind and the only. So therefore I’m the best. I don’t have to worry about competition and deadlines and shit. So I’m kind of lazy. What’d Rocky call me? “Unreliable sometimes.” [Laughs] Like there are times where he’ll tell me to come into the office and I’ll be like, “Yeah.” But I want to go hang out with the young kids! And I don’t know how to text back sometimes, like it sucks, I have to learn how to grow up with that. But it’s all easy for me. It’s like breathing. Creating for me is like breathing. The emotions that I don’t show for girls or other people, that’s my work right there. That’s my whole existence.

Aside from YEEZY, what are the labels you’re most excited about right now?

I love Palace. I love Bronze. Dime, from Montreal, I love them. So sus and weird. It makes me appreciate the clothes so much more, cause I know how sus [Phil Lavoie] is. And he is like, gone. Supreme still of course. I’m just really a streetwear kid. The high-end shit doesn’t excite me anymore. It’s still my everyday, but… I love J.W. J.W.’s really cool. Vetements. Alyx studios. Alyx is gonna be like… 2016 will be a good year for Matthew. For a fact. Matthew’s been the future. He’s the one that’s like, yo, this thing is the vision! I remember when he used to have like, tattoos, Latin Kings baseball jerseys with loafers, it was just so cool. He’s creative as shit.

Read full interview here.

scottie cameron

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Meet: Scottie Cameron
Posted
Sunday, 31.01.2016

Scottie Cameron’s work is a result of his interests shaped by skateboarding, surfing, surrealist films, and the fashion world; he was once a men’s wear entrepreneur with his brother. His style touches minimalism with a graphic eye predominated by simple shapes, colors, shadows and a slice of humour. No wonder brands have discovered Scottie Cameron and have commissioned him for their advertising and editorial projects.

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Posted
Thursday, 28.01.2016

“Window Seat Please” is a limited edition zine that exposes 10 years of seating next to the window and not the aisle. Usually Karl asks for this seat because he wants to be aware of the outside and to know what’s going outside and what can he capture with his camera.

You can find the zine at colette , piils paris and here if it is not already sold out.

Check out Karl Hab's Tumblr here.


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Who is Anne Leibovitz?

 

The 43rd edition of the Pirelli Calendar was created by one of the most celebrated American photographers and portraitists, Annie Leibovitz, who shot the work last July in her New York studio. Leibovitz is also the creator of the 2000 Pirelli Calendar, which featured choreographer Mark Morris’s dancers. The 2000 pictures were the first set of nudes of her career.

More on Anne here.

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Support Texturing
Posted
Saturday, 14.11.2015

Amazing project: This customizable dithering software applies Turing patterns to your images, rendering them in diverse, stunning, organic shapes.

Among the options available on TexTuring, I want to highlight the possibility to control shape generation by adjusting several parameters at will. Thanks to sliders and a mini-map, it’s easy to set and change the values for the parameter variables and control the results. This way, you can adapt the dither rendering relatively to the original image with great precision.

Read further here.

 

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amos fricke, moritz firchow

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Meet: Deutsche & Japaner
Posted
Thursday, 08.05.2014

Creative head of Deutsche & Japaner, design studio in Mannheim (Germany), Moritz Firchow brings yet another breathtaking venture into car photography alongside Amos Fricke. Can the BMWi8 be any sleeker? No.

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jordan kasey

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Branden Collins
Meet: Jordan Kasey
Posted
Tuesday, 01.04.2014

Jordan Kasey, a Baltimore-based painter and illustrator, captivates us with her stunning and surreal oil paintings. The Maryland Institute College of Art graduate uses voluptious form and vibrant palettes, she welcomes to unusual, yet somehow familiar dreamscapes where the lines between human identity and organic amorphous matter blur.


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Étienne Saint-Denis for Qompendium

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The man who would be King
Posted
Monday, 20.01.2014

Étienne Saint-Denis for Qompendium
Canadian-born in 1991, Étienne Saint-Denis, graduated in Fines Art at College Edouard-Montpetit and then in Commercial Photography at College Marsan. Momentarily she is a freelance photographer and a curator at DATA Gallery.

Find more about the beautiful shoot she has accomplished for Qompendium here. Download the PDF here.


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rizograph

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Posted
Monday, 13.01.2014

French artist and printmaker Simon John Thompson gives us a glimpse into his disturbingly beautiful world with works full of surreal imagery and an uncompromising color palette.

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fulton, intimacy

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Branden Collins
Meet: John Michael Fulton
Posted
Friday, 08.11.2013

John Michael Fulton is an American photographer based in Los Angeles. The Savannah College of Art & Design graduate placed as a finalist in the 2012 Vogue New Exposure contest and recently awarded best portrait by PDN. 

According to Fulton, "intimacy underlines the mood of his work; a silent dialogue, an emotional suspension linking Fulton and his subjects".

Although most of John Michael Fulton's work lies within the realm of fashion, he hasn't limited himself to this niche. In his personal explorations and portraiture, one gets a real glimpse into the intimacy that Fulton captures in the subtelties of his subjects and in the world around him.

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Meet: Philipp Bolthausen II
Posted
Wednesday, 06.11.2013

Philipp Bolthausen founded “Akzidenz” as a photographic outlet but was never professionally trained as a photographer, he is an art director and a designer. Philipp Bolthausen is currently living and working in Paris and New York. His education focuses around art and communication studies in Paris and New York, where he lived and worked for many years before returning to back to Paris.

He underlines that his works aren’t pictures of something, but rather objects about something.

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philipp Bolthausen, black and white, dice, cube

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Meet: Philipp Bolthausen
Posted
Wednesday, 06.11.2013

Philipp Bolthausen founded “Akzidenz” as a photographic outlet but was never professionally trained as a photographer, he is an art director and a designer. Philipp Bolthausen is currently living and working in Paris and New York. His education focuses around art and communication studies in Paris and New York, where he lived and worked for many years before returning to back to Paris.

He underlines that his works aren’t pictures of something, but rather objects about something.


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matthew stone, london, shaman

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Branden Collins
Meet: Matthew Stone
Posted
Tuesday, 29.10.2013

 

Multi-disciplinary artist, Matthew Stone (born 1982 in London, United Kingdom), uses his own version of shamanism to explore the endless possibilities of human capacities for expression.

Optimism is the Vital Force that Entangles itself with and then Shapes the Future, so says Matthew Stone.

Stone's two interconnected roles, as both artist and shaman, are defined by his activities as photographer, sculptor, performance artist, curator, writer, optimist and cultural provocateur. The Camberwell Art School graduate and head of !WOWOW! art collective, has become an already recognized figure in the renaissance of London's art sphere.

 

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Branden Collins
Yesenia Thibault-Picazo
Posted
Wednesday, 16.10.2013

Defining herself as a 'material teller', London-based artist, Yesenia Thibault-Picazo explores experimental processes and speculative narratives. Within her multidisciplinary playground she brings together her sensibility and craft skills and invites to engage with materiality.

Initiated during her Masters in Textile Futures course, Craft in the Anthropocene is a research led project that investigates the future of geology and interrogates our evolving relationship with nature.

The Anthropocene era is a new geological epoch evidencing the impact of global civilisation on Earth. The term was coined a decade ago by Paul Crutzen and suggests that humankind has become over time a global geophysical force intertwined with the most powerful forces of nature.

Through our collective actions, we spread specific elements in nature, rare in the pre-human era, which will become prevalent sediments, building up the future planetary strata.
Observing this shift, Yesenia catalysed the slow geological phenomenon to manufacture human-made minerals out of the most distinctive materials of our epoch (aluminium, bones, plastics). Adopting a speculative approach, the project proposes a tangible experience of this newly proclaimed geological present and intends to stimulate a debate.


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sweden, marble, minerals

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Branden Collins
Hilda Hellstrom
Posted
Saturday, 05.10.2013

Swedish artist Hilda Hellstrom, born 1984 in Gothenburg, is a sculptor whose methodological approach as a designer is of a highly independent nature, craft-based, with a focus on process and a philosophical examination of the themes behind the work.

Preoccupied with things that shock and surprise, and in situations that elevate the soul, she likes to explore the notion of myth and investigate the narrative essential in objects. With this comes an interest for what constitutes our reality; subjective experiences, universal truths and what we classify as ‘fake’ in opposition to ‘real’.

Sometimes she describes herself as an analytic craftswoman, having been influenced from a young age by both her psychoanalyst mother and carpenter father.

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branden collins, atlanta, usa, sculpture

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The Young Never Sleep
Posted
Friday, 04.10.2013

We are delighted by this Atlanta-based, interdisciplinary studio of artist and designer, Branden Collins. The Young Never Sleep studio acts as a realm of exploration for a wide range of medium, it's most recent focus being sculptural and costume works.

http://theyoungneversleep.com/

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