In this video, Matt Lodder explains how his interest in tattoos, body modification and the representation of the body came about. Matt is currently working on a history of tattooing in Britain and how the perceptions of tattoos have changed over time. He also explains how art history students should challenge themselves and 'make themselves uncomfortable' in order to uncover and learn more. To find out more about art history at Essex go to: http://www.essex.ac.uk/arthistory+ More details
The suggestion that “tattoos are not just for sailors any more” is a familiar one. It might be surprising to learn, then, that the popular media has been reporting the arrival of tattooing in high society for nearly one hundred years. To celebrate the release of “Forever: The New Tattoo”, Gestalten hosted an evening of informative and entertaining talks by renowned tattoo artists Alex Binnie and Duncan X, as well as by heavily tattooed art historian Matt Lodder, author of the book’s preface. Further tattoo protagonists, namely Jon John, Liam Sparkes and Zoe Binnie, attended the event at the Gestalten Space in Berlin and gave us additional insight. The book http://shop.gestalten.com/forever.html See photos from the event here http://bit.ly/V4w6rP and http://bit.ly/Sqd5uW More videos on www.gestalten.tv+ More details
A new tattoo underground has emerged in recently years and their cutting-edge visuals go far beyond the tattoo mainstream. Visual artist Alex Binnie is a legend within the international tattoo scene and his Into You studio that he’s been running for 19 years in East London continues to foster countless talents and innovators including Curly, Thomas Hooper, Nick Schonberger and Duncan X to name but a few—all featured in Gestalten’s new Forever: The New Tattoo book. We met Duncan and Alex in London to talk about the current mass appeal of tattoos, its uniqueness as an art form and the "holy trinity" of tattooing styles. Don’t miss our Forever release event on September 22, 18:30–21:30 at Gestalten Space, for an evening of talks by renowned tattoo artists Alex Binnie and Duncan X, as well as by heavily tattooed art historian Matt Lodder, author of the book’s preface and a tattooing session by Rafel Delalande. Launch Event details http://news.gestalten.com/event/forever-new-tattoo The book http://shop.gestalten.com/forever.html More videos on www.gestalten.tv+ More details
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