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Thierry Boutemy & Marcin Sobolev www.brothersmag.com — free — Visual culture magazine

Adam Gray • AN + • And i • Arvid Häusser • Hounds of the Baskervilles • Bertelli - Biciclette Assemblate • Berndnaut Smilde • Cassandra Smith Célineroselou • Céline de Schepper • Chen Chen & Kay Williams • Christopher de Béthune • Coast agency • Corey Bartle-Sanderson Damien Gernay • David Agbodji • Deutch & Japaner • Dontdiy • Douk Douk • Eyes B • Foda studio • Geraldine Calbert • Greece Is for Lovers Hell’o Monsters • Hopop Studio • JMKL Handmade • Juliette Charvet • KRJST • Laetitia Bica • LMBRJK • Marcin Sobolev • Matthew Jacob McFerrin Oskar • Rémy Ficheroulle • Rice Creative • Robert Peek • Roeben Beddeleem • Sonia Rentsch • Super Piece of Chic • Thierry Boutemy Thorocraft • Thomas Marchal • Trevor Brady • Willem - Dirk du Toit • Yasmina Aboudarr


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Brothers are your family, your people. In one sense or another, we want this new, free magazine to be just that. A close, intimate, trustworthy documentation of visual culture influenced by today’s trends. No more should exclusivity and intimidation surround the vast spectrum of visual design, rather a brotherly curated selection of culture now should prevail. In our world of revolutions and evolutions, we want to contribute by delivering to you a new multi-dimensional evolution of the blog, born to establish a new approach towards visual inspiration. Together with presenting to you a spectrum of our finds, each quarterly issue also curates a powerful pairings of artists to

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produce creations that would otherwise go unfound. We aim to instigatea collaborative dialogue among uncommonly paired creative industries. We present to you one pair of creative pioneers in every magazine and hope that each brotherly union will be the beginning of its own creative thread in the vast community of artists that might otherwise never meet. We embarked on an exciting mission to survey the wide spectrum of visual culture, to distill from it an exclusive selection of artists, their products and the places that inspire them. As your curatorial team, we hope that our diverse backgrounds bring together a unique glance into a selection of art, inspiration, and relationships within visual culture that we hope you enjoy.


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Corey Bartle-Sanderson project: supermarket simulacrum II country: united kingdom website: coreybartlesanderson.co.uk


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Juliette Charvet project: further west country: usa, new york website: juliettecharvet.com


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Juliette Charvet project: further west country: usa, new york website: juliettecharvet.com


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Bertelli - Biciclette Assemblate project: left, domenica - rigth, domenica sport country: usa, new york website: bertellibici.com


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Deutsche & Japaner project: tinder photography: Olivier Pol Michel country: germany website: deutscheundjapaner.com


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Matthew Jacob McFerrin project: vegas country: canada website: matthewjacob.tumblr.com

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Matthew Jacob McFerrin project: vegas country: canada website: matthewjacob.tumblr.com

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Hopop studio project: fifty fifty country: belgium website: hopopstudio.com


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Dontdiy project: desk V01 - plywood by dontDIY country: bulgaria website: dontdiy.org


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Rice Creative project: fool's gold country: vietnam website: rice-creative.com


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RĂŠmy Ficheroulle project: don't look back country: belgium website: fishflashes.tumblr.com


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JMKL Handmade ( Joan Miquel) project: guzzi (handmade motorcycle) country: spain website: facebook.com/jmklhandmade


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Arvid H채usser project: seppl esspresso machine country: germany website: arvidhausser.de


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AN + Avital Gourary Natanel Elfassy Architects project: apartment building photography : Aviad Bar Ness country: israĂŤl website: an-plus.com


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Sonia Rentsch project: veracious bloom photography: Willem-Dirk du Toit country: australia website: soniarentsch.com


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Chen Chen & Kay Williams project: resin bricks country: usa, new york website: chen-williams.com


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Berndnaut Smilde project: nimbus np3, 2012 photography: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk country: the netherlands website: berndnaut.nl

Image courtesy of the artist and Ronchini Gallery Berndnaut Smilde is represented by Ronchini Gallery London. New exhibition in 2014, ronchinigallery.com


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Berndnaut Smilde project: nimbus green room, 2013 photography: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk country: the netherlands website: berndnaut.nl Image courtesy of the artist and Ronchini Gallery Berndnaut Smilde is represented by Ronchini Gallery London. New exhibition in 2014, ronchinigallery.com


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Rice Creative project: marou 1 year country: vietnam website: rice-creative.com


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Laetita Bica project: KISS - Jean-Paul Lespagnard & Sarah Whale country: belgium website: laetitiabica.be


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Thorocraft project: the hampton country: usa, california website: thorocraft.com


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Damien Gernay project: textured coffee tables country: belgium website: damiengernay.com


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Roeben Bedeleem project: mui ne country: canada website: cargocollective.com/roeben


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LMBRJK project: sadl stool photography: oskar country: belgium website: lmbrjk.com

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Thomas Marchal project: untitled country: belgium website: thomasmarchal.com


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Hell’o Monsters project: untitled project country: belgium website: thehellomonsters.com


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Oskar project: acherontia atropos (victoire magazine) country: belgium website: weareoskar.com


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Foda studio project: Jay Corder country: usa, texas website: fodastudio.com


Thierry Boutemy & Marcin Sobolev

Brussels — Summer 2013

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Marcin

Hey Thierry, what’s up? I decided to star t our collaborative ar twork without you, what do you think of my installation?

Thierry

Yesterday I was in the Ardennes and I saw a belted kingfisher from New Zealand and its call sounds like the cruel laugh of a witch...

After having done some research and taken a step back (from my own work), I decided to search for more information about the bird in question... Simple acts have become a rare occurrence these days.

My phone is ringing: Thierry

My installation will be in the gray tones... followed by that witch’s cruel laugh, my installation will be in the gray tones... followed by that witch’s cruel laugh that I discovered on the lands of Ardennes.

Marcin

Ok, come to my place, I’ll wait for you at 9PM, when all cats are grey (in the dark)...

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Brothers pairing In the midst of this past belgian summer, two ar tists were selected by our curatorial team to engage, interact, and produce an exclusive collaborative piece for Brothers magazine. The following pages document this process.

‘‘ Simple acts have become a rare occurrence these days. ’’ Marcin Sobolev


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Thierry Boutemy project: whisky, eau pĂŠtillante... country: belgium website: thierryboutemy.com


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Marcin Sobolev project: whisky, eau pĂŠtillante... country: belgium website: marcinsobolev.com


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Thierry Boutemy

Marcin Sobolev

biography

biography

Thierry Boutemy, a florist from Brussels,

Marcin Sobolev, a young artist from Belgium,

is a sensitive guy. And his bouquets resemble just that.

part migratory bird and part kingfisher, has embarked upon

Grasses, wildflowers, armfuls of tulips, slender stems and

a journey into the collective family memory. Hovering and

slender leaves: so ephemeral and poetic that they have in-

swooping, his work is as poetic as it is faux-naif. Is this

spired filmmaker Sofia Coppola, fashion designer Dries Van

utopia or the butterfly effect? The great thing about Marcin

Noten, and all the lovers wanting to “say it all” with flowers.

(born in Brussels in 1981) is his capacity to love birds and cats alike (and above all to love when “all cats are grey”),

Thierry is French but loves people in Brussels. For him,

to fuse tenderness with a clutch of familiar objects on

Brussels is the perfect compromise between a city and a

which he superimposes shrewd metaphors, to cultivate his

provincial town, which appeals to his countryside origins.

outsized, fairytale fruit and pull out the worm - all without advertising the fact, effortlessly, like a child who just decides

Working on a set of Marie Antoinette, he indulged into all

to grow up.

possible artistic details. He collected flowers and herbs from the local fields from his region and went “all natural”

If you want to unravel Marcin’s creative thread, you must

on Sofia Coppola.

be aware of his inner journey, the need that has gripped him over the last 10 years (amply attested to in his first

He is simply in love with fairy tales, with stories stemming

exhibition at Dominique Lang’s in Dudelange last January).

from a childhood dream. And he is a man of simplicity.

You’ll need to understand his origins, his Polish and Russian

That is why his bouquets of poppies, wheat stalks, buttons

roots, which Marcin uses and abuses (even going as far as

and other wild flowers and herbs always appear so simple.

spelling his name in Cyrillic script) and which are given

Not perfect. Not tidy. Rather messy really and full of life.

fresh impetus by stories and confidences shared by his

He feels that this is the only way not to betray his flowers.

grandmother and followed up on pilgrimages - journeys

The transience and fragility of flowers’ cycle of life is trou-

across the frontiers of the imagination. Marcin is not one

bling yet inspiring to him. He is unable to force them into

for wild flights of fancy or digital experimentation. He is a

artificial arrangements and rather gives them the space

cabinetmaker by training and he uses his saw and paintbrush

to live, wither, die and simply be beautiful at every stage

to reclaim the landscapes he has inherited from memory.

of their life.

His use of line – the birch tree, emblematic of poor and often sandy soils – but also his use of stitching – wood and

He shoots out a clear answer when asked for his favorites.

wool, endemic and humble materials, combined with more

Peonies, of course! But then he goes on - poppy, butter-

folkloric elements (colours and pompons) – are a constant

cups, chamomile, blueberries, herbs from the countryside,

thread leading back to traditional know-how, in tandem

garden roses, hyacinths, tulips and tubers. You will not

with a style of writing which is first and foremost visual.

see him work with lilies tho. Too smelly. You also will not be able to buy a red rose in his shop on Valentine’s Day.

On top of this personal perspective, the artist persists

Overpriced and opposite to his preferences and ideas. But

in overlaying “an extra dose of soul”, a fun outer layer, a

for the beautiful anemones, there is certainly always space!

freshness which is as spontaneous as it is carefully applied (something conspicuous by its absence on the artistic scene at the moment), as if innocence were a muscle that had to be kept in trim. . Maria-Anne Lorgé


photos Š Tine Claerhout


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Geraldine Calbert project: movable console country: belgium website: geraldinecalbert.com

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Céline de Schepper project: sadness is colour photography: Laetitia Bica country: belgium website: celinedeschepper.be


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KRJST project: k2 ss14 by krjst photography: Sebastien Delahaye country: belgium website: krjst.com

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David Agbodji project: sri Austria model: Austria stylist: Alex Douby country: usa, new york website: heartofbullstudio.com


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Super Pieceofchic project: like chips in the brooklyn zoo - SS2014 country: belgium website: superpieceofchic.com


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Greece Is for Lovers: Thanos Karampatsos and Christina Kotsilelou project: tougher than leather photography: Nikos Alexopoulos country: greece website: greeceisforlovers.com


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Greece Is for Lovers: Thanos Karampatsos and Christina Kotsilelou project: flavour of the month photography: Nikos Alexopoulos country: greece website: greeceisforlovers.com


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Foda studio project: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture country: usa, texas website: fodastudio.com


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Coast Agency project: okinaha photography: Serge Anton country: belgium website: coast-agency.com


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Robert Peek project: china 2013 country: the netherlands website: robertpeekfotografie.nl


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Robert Peek project: china 2013 country: the netherlands website: robertpeekfotografie.nl


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Matthew Jacob project: prada country: canada website: matthewjacob.tumblr.com


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Cassandra Smith project: baby blue, yellow & gray knot 1 country: usa, california website: cassandra-smith.com


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Hounds of the Baskervilles category: bespoke electric tattooing traditional barber & shaving parlour country: singapore website: facebook.com/HoundsOfTheBaskervilles


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Trevor Brady project: kennaland country: canada website: trevorbrady.com

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Adam Gray project: hella slingshots country: usa, california website: hellaslingshots.com


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And i project: taboo country: austria website: and-i.net


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Christopher de BĂŠthune project: untitled country: belgium website: saintempire.tumblr.com


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CĂŠlineroselou project: september photography: oskar country: belgium website: celineroselou.com


HA N D C RA F T

Manufacture de Coutellerie Cognet product: douk douk knife country: france website: douk-douk.com


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Eyes-B project: untitled country: belgium website: tsunamigraffiti.net


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Roeben Beddeleem project: hotel room country: canada website: cargocollective.com/roeben


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Yasmina Aboudarr project: caligula photography: M. Lechien - musĂŠe royal de mariemont country: belgium

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