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S A T E L L I T E transmitting

fashion,

art

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culture

Photography MIKE RUIZ Stylist Avo Yermagyan Model ASIA P

S ART No. XVIII


CONTENTS

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Forward Kaws: Down Time Birgit Marie Schmidt Jewelry Casa Mila by Antoni Gaudi Paris Haute Couture Mutant Mythos by Yong Ho Ji Louis Vuitton Animals by Billie Achilleos David White’s Americana Frida Kahlo by R. E. Fisher Sara by Fredric Reshew Asia by Mike Ruiz Seven Deadly Sins by Zachary Bako Alli by Traver Rains Colleen by Mike Nugyen Jerome by Mark McMahon Stockists

COVER Photography MIKE RUIZ Stylist Avo Yermagyan Makeup Taylor babaian @ cloutier remix Hair Sean james @ opus beauty Model Asia P @ Hollywood Model Mgmt


S A T E L L I T E No. X VIII

Editor-In-Chief, Creative Director WILLIAM MONTALVO William@Satellite-MagOnline.com Managing Editor RICHARD FISHER Richard@Satellite-MagOnline.com Art Director BOX808 MEDIA Box808@Satellite-MagOnline.com Photo Consultant RACER MEDIA INC. RacerMediaInc.com Special Correspondent ADDISON DEWITT Addison@Satellite-MagOnline.com Copy Editor LONDON SILVER London@Satellite-MagOnline.com Public Relations FRAME PR Frame-PR.net Interns DRU DOWNEY NAOMI WEST Submissions We are always looking for new work. We accept submissions. If you would like to be considered as a contributor please send writing samples or images to Info@Satellite-MagOnline.com Sponsorships & special projects Sponsorship@Satellite-MagOnline.com Headquarters 600 S Curson Avenue Suite 423 Los Angeles California 90036 USA Satellite-mag.com Photography Zachary Bako


CONTRIBUTORS

MIKE RUIZ

Mike Ruiz is a world-renowned photographer, who also happens to be a TV personality, former model, actor, spokesperson, creative director and director. He has successfully branded himself across platforms, including print and video, which expands his appeal in the industry. His clients include L’Oreal, Garnier, Jafra and AlfaParf. Mike’s work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveller, Elle, Interview, Paper, Spanish & Brazilian Vogue, Vanity Fair and Verve.

FREDRIC RESHEW

Originally from Los Angeles, Fredric is that rare American photographer to have lived and worked in Europe for over 11 years. He has worked for Arena Hommes Plus, Big, NY Times Magazine, British GQ, Details and many others. Some of his subjects have included actors and musicians such as Kanye West, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morriset, and bands like Massive Attack and Daft Punk to name a few. Fredric not only creates visceral and majestic images, but he is also an accomplished writer director and producer.

MIKE NUGYEN

Mike Nguyen has always surrounded himself with talented artists and people. Mike Nguyen began to shoot whenever he could, as a hobby only four years ago. Working with the right people, publications, talented designers, stylists, hair/make-up artists, editors and agency represented models has been a key roll in his success as a fashion photographer.

Avo Yermagyan

Avo Yermagyan is a fashion stylist based in Los Angeles. He began his career in publicity - styled countless shoots, special events, red carpet appearances; art directed shoots, look books, advertisement campaigns; & produced press previews, fashion shows, launch events. After an eight-year tenure working in PR, his love of fashion, instinct for creative direction & passion for styling led him to the this next chapter in his career.

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FORWARD

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world without art. Who could imagine such a thing? We certainly can’t. That’s why we devote so much of our November coverage to art, we published an issue that is filled with it. Welcome to the Prowess 2011 Art Issue. Of course, our Art Issue is never just about art itself. They’re also about those who creates it. We hope the wonderful, vice-like grip art has over those who pursue it and admire it will like what we collected. The works on the following pages take many forms—fashion, photography, sculpture, paintings, drawings and mixed-media. We salute the artists in this issue, and the many more we couldn’t fit on our pages, who make our environment more beautiful, who evoke emotion, and elicit a response, while expressing their own. These are artists who give a piece of themselves to everything they create—and who, by the very act of daring to create, invite critique. We hope you look at this issue the way you look at the art we’ve selected for it: with an appreciation for not just what your eyes take in, but the process and passion behind it all. Editor-In-Chief

William Montalvo November 2011 | 3 | S


KAWS Down Time

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onsidered a “subculture hero,” Brooklynbased artist Brian Donnelly, widely known as KAWS, enlists the seemingly incongruent techniques of pop art, toy-making, graffiti, product design, and sculpture to create a body of work that is at once universal and provocative, disconcerting and delightful. This will be the first-ever exhibition for KAWS in Atlanta. The High Museum of Art will premiere a major multi-site exhibition of work by Brooklyn-based artist Brian Donnelly, a.k.a. KAWS on February 18, 2012, with a 22-foot-high, site-specific mural painted in the Margaretta Taylor Lobby of the High’s Wieland Pavilion, along with a 24-footlong triptych hung in the Museum’s Robinson Atrium. In addition, a gallery installation of paintings, drawings and sculpture will feature a grid of 27 tondo paintings, each 40 inches in diameter. Visitors will be able to watch KAWS over the course of a week in early February as he creates the mural exclusively for the High. The exhibition will also include KAWS’s monumental sculpture Companion (2010), which will be installed on the Museum’s piazza on November 18, 2011, in advance of the main exhibition opening in February. KAWS: Down Time has been organized exclusively for the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, by the High’s Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Michael Rooks. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue and will coincide with a public program featuring KAWS and Michael Rooks in conversation at the Alliance Theatre. S KawsOne.com High.org S | 4 | November 2011


Birgit Marie Schmidt Photography Nick Clements NickClements.co.uk

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ienna born and raised Birgit Marie Schmidt received her MA in Goldsmithing & Jewelry at the Royal College of Art in June 2011, following a strong urge of working with wearable objects after being trained as an architect at the University of Applied Art, Vienna in the Masterclass of Zaha Hadid. Recurring themes in her work are human imagination, storytelling and narrative enhanced reality. She is furthermore fascinated by the potential and meaning an object can possess when in close proximity to the body and how it can make use of the human physique. She currently develops her practice using traditional hand skills as well as critically embracing digital technologies. She is mainly influenced by issues centred on the human condition, in particular body/object relationships and the way we treasure items and our imagination. S BirgitMarieSchmidt.co.uk Model Karolina Hair & Make-up Fiona Moore

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Casa M ila By Antoni Gaudi

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asa Milà, commonly known as La Pedrera is the largest civil building designed by Antoni Gaudi and is probably Gaudi’s second most popular building in Barcelona . The apartment block was constructed between 1906 and 1910. Situated on an asymmetrical corner lot, this large apartment building was immediately dubbed “la pedrera,” or “the quarry,” because of its cliff-like walls. Various theories have been advanced as to the source of Gaudí’s inspiration: from ocean waves to a variety of specific mountains, even a mountain crest with clouds. Regardless of the springs of creation, this limestone building seems sculptural, with contrasts between curves, concavities, and voids, with pale stone contrasting with dark iron. Maybe one of the most interesting places of the whole complex is the rooftop: Here you can find a large ensemble of surrealistic chimneys. Many of them look like warriors in a science fiction movie, others look more frivolous. From the top of Casa Milà, you have a nice view over the Eixample district. S GaudiDesigner.com


PARIS

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he best of this season’s Haute Couture has hit the runway. Couture fashion is commonly misunderstood by the masses, the need for outrageous, overly ostentatious garments seem a far cry from the streets. Yet, the importance of this tiny niche in the fashion industry is extremely significant. Haute Couture is a beautiful place where function is not a necessity, art is abstract, and experimentation is vital! Here are a few of Satellite’s favorites, straight from the Parisian catwalk. S

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Maurizio Galante

Rami Al Ali

Ires Van Herpen

Jean Paul Gaultier

Fausto Sarli

Fausto Sarli


mutant mythos By Yong Ho Ji

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orean artist Yong Ho Ji has expanded his ‘mutant mythos’ series, continuing to create sculptures with layers of used tire strips bound together by synthetic resins on supporting frames of steel, wood, or styrofoam. Examining genetically modified organisms and darwin’s evolutionary theory, this body of work depicts eight stages of transformation in the tradition of classical sculpture:carnivorous, herbivorous and omnivorous animals, anthropods, fish, hybrid animals, hybrid humans, and finally humans. Having grown up at the base of a large mountain in korea, ji adopted tires as his signature material based on a childhood memory of the spare wheel on his family’s jeep, vital in the rural landscape where his grandmother raised cattle and other livestock. This early exposure to both domesticated and wild animals informed his desire to make art about humanity’s responsibility to nature, via subject matter as well as recycled materials. S YongHoJi.com S | 12 | November 2011


Louis Vuitton Animals


“ChameleonVisual takes me under their wing again as I make some larger and more exciting bag animals for LouisVuitton.�


Louis Vuitton Animals By Billie Achilleos T

hese new critters were designed by artist Billie Achilleos for the launch of Louis Vuitton’s Mon Monogram service for small leather goods. Each animal highlights an element in the design of the products. The Armadillo was to highlight the soft yet durable quality of the leather. The Chameleon displays the variety of colour. The Grasshopper is constructed from products with zips and poppers that make satisfying noises like that of the musically gifted insect. And finally my favorite, the Beaver, who’s functionality chops wood, builds dams...and provides cleaver ways of organising ones life in men’s bags and wallets. S blog.BillieAchilleos.co.uk


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Dave White Americana


Dave White Americana

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orn (and based) in Liverpool and having studied Fine Art at Liverpool University (in John Lennon’s old studio), Dave White has enjoyed success from the early inception of his career with his vigorously energetic brand of contemporary Pop Art. Awarded ‘Best New Talent’ in Visual Art and short listed for various prizes, his unique painting style caught the eye of the Curator of Tate Liverpool as early as 1991. From 2002, White’s work was celebrated for his dedication to a sneaker series, pioneering the movement known as ‘sneaker art’ which brought international exhibitions and appearances. Companies such as Nike who own a series of his work in their corporate collections, continue to collaborate with him. His collection was exhibited globally examples including the People’s Square Exhibition Hall in Shanghai to the

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Atlanta Contemporary Art Centre in the USA. This ‘sell out’ series of work brought global press attention through White’s pioneering ‘live painting’ as early as 2004 in places such as Beijing and Tokyo. Last year Dave exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York on the ‘Project on Creativity’ with Chuck Close, celebrating Aol’s 25th Anniversary. White was also invited to create a live installation at All Things Digital in Los Angeles. White was recently featured as ‘Artist in the Spotlight’ for Heidi Lee’s Editioned Art Magazine in New York. Dave’s latest works exploring iconic imagery of the Western Frontier, this exhibition highlights White’s ability to capture dynamic scenes with his distinctive impasto style, while presenting a pioneering approach to documenting the legacy of this era.S DaveWhiteArt.com


Frida Kahlo By R. E. Fisher

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rida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán and perhaps best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907. Kahlo had allegedly wanted the year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of the Mexican revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico. At the age of six, Frida developed polio, which caused her right leg to appear much thinner than the other. It was to remain that way permanently. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition are important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as Naïve art or folk art. Her work has also been described as “surrealist”, and in 1938 André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo’s art as a “ribbon around a bomb”. Kahlo had a volatile marriage with

the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many of which derived from a traffic accident during her teenage years. These issues are represented in her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.” She also stated, “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.” After the accident, Kahlo neglected the study of medicine to begin a painting career. She painted to occupy her time during her temporary immobilization. Her selfportraits became a dominant part of her life when she was immobile for three months after her accident. Her mother had a special easel made for her so she could paint in bed, and her father lent her his box of oil paints and some brushes. Drawn from personal experiences, including her marriage, her miscarriages, and her numerous operations, Kahlo’s works are often characterized by their suggestions of pain. November 2011 | 23 | S


Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds. She insisted, “I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” Kahlo was influenced by indigenous Mexican culture, which is apparent in her use of bright colors and dramatic symbolism. She frequently included the symbolic monkey. In Mexican mythology, monkeys are symbols of lust, but Kahlo portrayed them as tender and protective symbols. Christian and Jewish themes often are depicted in her work. She combined elements of the classic religious Mexican tradition with surrealist renderings. Kahlo created a few drawings of “portraits,” but unlike her paintings, they were more abstract. She did one of her husband, Diego Rivera, and of herself. At the invitation of André Breton, she went to France during 1939 and was featured at an exhibition of her paintings in Paris. The Louvre bought one of her paintings, The Frame, which was displayed at the exhibit. This was the first work by a twentieth century Mexican artist that was purchased by the renowned museum. S FridaKahlo.com S | 24 | November 2011


SARA Photography Fredric Reshew freshew.com

Makeup & Hair My Emilsson MyEmilsson.com Styling Sanna Palmklint Retouching Saga Wendotte SagaWendotte.com Model Sara A. at Mikas.se


Makeup & Hair My Emilsson


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P hotograph Y M ike ruiz @ aardvark aartists

Stylist Avo Yermagyan makeup Taylor babaian @ cloutier remix hair Sean james @ opus beauty model Asia P @ Hollywood Model Mgmt rv Motion pv location el mirage Special Thank you to H. Lorenzo hLorenzo.com

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VEST BY SISTERE DRESS BY CHRISTOFOROS KOTENTOS SHOES BY REPORT SIGNATURE


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BLOUSE BY AURELIO COSTARELLA BUSTIER BY NICOLE MILLER COLLECTION DRESS BY ELENA ANTONIADES SHOES BY YOTAM SOLOMON S | 10 | April 2011


JACKET BY AURELIO COSTARELLA WRAP BY YOTAM SOLOMON DRESS BY NICOLE MILLER COLLECTION April 2011 | 11 | S


COAT BY JULIUS DRESS BY ANNE BARGE V EST BY YOTAM SOLOMON RING & SHOES BY GASOLINE GLAMOUR


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Seven Deadly Sins

By Ju$t Another Rich Kid

Photography Zachary Bako Model Jeremy Wardlaw at (re:Quest)

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u$t Another Rich Kid is back with a new collection of Indulgences — Seven Deadly Sins – - designed as a solo project. The unisex line consists of 7 silver charms (one for each deadly sin) on 24” necklaces. As with the original Indulgences, the Seven Deadly Sins are edgy and thought-provoking. The necklaces are subtle and delicate in their size and form, but powerful in the imagery used for the charms — a marijuana leaf, dice, grenade, skull and cross bones, a tiny coke shovel, a playboy bunny, and an upside down crucifix. S

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Alli

Photographer Traver Rains

Styling Avo Yermagyan Makeup Donald Simrock Hair Larry McDaniel Model Alli from Photogenics LA

Top by VPO dress by AURELIO COSTRELLA


Dress by DIOR stylists own ring


Jacket by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN mesh hood by KEVIN JOHNN stylists own ring


Dress by CHELSEA REBELLE


Corset by JEAN PAUL GAULTIER top by CHELSEA REBELLE pants by 18TH AMENDMENT boots by SLOW stylists own ring


Top by VIVIENNE WESTWOOD corset & bubble skirt by KEVIN JOHNN shoes by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN


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Colleen Producer & Photography Mike Nguyen

Wardrobe Stylist Kristen M Stuart Photographer assistant Jun Mapue Makeup Sparkle Tafao Model Colleen H at Photogenics

Black with white lace dress by Hellz Bellz Brown fur vest by Dena Burton Collection Shoes are stylist own


Fur sleeveless shirt by Dena Burton Collection Trinity skirt by B.O.T.B


Leather crop top by HOWL Clothing Knit skirt by MartinMartin


Straight to Hellz jacket by B.O.T.B Green dressby HOWL Clothing Shoes are stylist own


Black leather jacket by martinMartin Candy mesh leggings by B.O.T.B Shoes are stylist own


Leather crop top: HOWL Clothing Knit skirt: martinMartin Shoes are stylist own


Black with white lace dress by Hellz Bellz Brown fur vest by Dena Burton Collection


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Model Jerome at models1 Hair Joshua Gibson at Sasson Salon All clothing provided by www.Oki-Ni.com JIL SANDER MEN’S DECONSTRUCTED SINGLE BREASTED JACKET MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA 14 REPLICA ROLL NECK JUMPER JIL SANDER MEN’S MILTON PANTS MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA 11 BRASS RING


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Photography FREDRIC RESHEW

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