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The Symmetry of Yuri Tuma

By Natology

There is a universal formula at the basis of all design. Whether it’s in the three-dimensional structure of an atom or the blueprint of a building, a beautiful mathematical equation lays at the foundation of all form. To see the world in shapes, colors, and lines is a blessing. To capture it, mold it, construct it and deconstruct it is another story. Yuri Tuma sees the world in the form of abstract symmetry, which he’s applied to creating a visual language where images replace numbers and patterns shape the conversation.

Yuri Tuma is a Brazilian artist based in Miami, Florida whose art matches the balance of his personality and the vibrational frequency of his name. In other words, Tuma has a harmonious nature that is reflected in his work. He is a photographer who uses shapes and linear structure to develop symmetrical patterns that mirror the nature of design. There is a left-brain and right-brain balance in his work that merges math and intuition to illustrate an understanding of universal geometry. Represented by the established and rebellious Butter Gallery, Tuma has had four solo exhibitions (2008 – 2013) alongside group shows and art fairs in New York and Shanghai. In his fifth solo exhibition, Tuma presents Headlights at Product/81 Gallery, opening Saturday August 10, 2013 in Miami, Fl.  Commissioned by Fordistas, Headlights presents the study of formulaic patterns and optical-symmetry inspired by the headlights of Ford automobiles.. Tuma sees the application of nature’s patterns in man-made structures, which he presents through a kaleidoscopic lens that makes the inorganic, organic. Here’s a sneak peak of Tuma’s latest body of work for Fordistas! fordistas13EVITE

 

 

 

Dripped in LA’s Fashion Underground

By Natology

What do you get when you cross LA’s emerging underground designers and a DJ line up guaranteed to make a paraplegic dance? You get Dripped.

Dripped is a Los Angeles-based fashion soiree and trunk show established in 2010 by local hustler and style diva, Marianne Cotan, aka Geisha. I met Geisha at Coachella earlier this year and since then have admired her dedication, love, and straight hustle for creating a platform where local designers / creatives can collectively build their brands, ideas, and community. Dripped takes place four-to-six times a year with a special edition for LA Fashion Week. Each event hosts a different theme that’s curated by a series of various art installations and performances that circulate the party. Geisha plans on developing Dripped into a miniature trade show that focuses on helping young designers build accounts with affiliated buyers and boutiques, while incorporating a series of workshops to teach about branding and the business of fashion. Some people say LA’s a tough crowd, and I agree. However, Geisha has a way about her. She makes you feel a part of each production and as if you’re at the right place at the right time…and maybe you are.

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Photos by:  Young & Sleek and Rony’s Photobooth

Want to check out some of the best of LA’s underground? Here are some of the brands from Dripped’s roster, just in time for the holidayz.

Joyrich
Dimepiece
Kill City
GPPR
Hellz Bellz
See You Monday
Mama Dona
JC Rags
Black Banditz
Casen Kreation
Miss Wax
Honey B. Gold
CowGirl Heaven
YRU
theBEAline
Natalia Benson
Marina Fini
Shred Threads
Mama Doux
Buttons & Bows
Qloak Showroom
Closet Freak
Virgo Boutique
VidaKush
Zalez Studio
Pingping & Rabbit
Deandri
Mooke by Yuske
Rojas
Maricela Marcel Vintage
Echo Park Independant Co Opt
Cobrasnake
Allysun Maria Dutra
Prep Jerks
A Rare Bird of Fashion
Clumsy Cat
Jonathan Burdine Clothing

Yours Truly,

Natology