FEAR OF THE WILDERNESS WITHIN

Enjoy an exclusive SWARM Mag interview with Gosia Machon, the painter of brutally honest and bare watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, coming to life on pure instinct and depicting landscapes as nature merged with our psyche.

IT’S HIS NATURE

Andrej Dúbravský uses the unforgiving and irreversible alla prima technique on raw canvas to produce his works. Not only the medium he uses but also the objects and subjects of some of his paintings convey atmosphere clouded in smoke, mist, mystery and vague arousal.

THE SAME OLD GAME ?

We interviewed Melichar Oravec, known to the world as a YouTuber, letsplayer, streamer and video-game content creator FlyGunCZ, about material and immaterial recyclation in the gaming environment. The interview is accompanied by eye-candy gifs and videos by German designer Franz Impler.

LAYERS OF SURREALITY

“I get inspiration everywhere and all the time. Sometimes more, sometimes less.” Switzerland-based illustrator Luca Schenardi unearths the thought and creative processes in an exclusive interview for SWARM Mag.

CHIMÉRA

The Chiméra book and photo series by Czech photographer Vladimíra Kotra is the result of a unique, close and tumultuous friendship between a photographer and someone who permitted her to document the most vulnerable moments of personal metamorphosis. Chiméra offers an intimate and delicate but also raw look into the unfolding of the male-to-female transgender identity.

IN[HUMAN]

Humanity strolls ever deeper down the uncanny valley. A 3D digital being, a singer and songwriter NIVVA, and her occasional dressmaker and 3D fashion designer Žil Julie Vostalová talk about exploring the newly forming “phygital” layer of our reality.

SHOES BUILT TO BE TAKEN APART

Czech designer Maria Nina Václavková describes her artistic journey towards making her shoewear concepts more sustainable, recyclable and dearer to their wearer.

TAPESTRY FOR HOMES, NOT CASTLES

With techniques rooted deep in the Moravian tradition, the Slovak weaver and textile designer Daniela Danielis rekindles the love of craft and handiwork among the young generation of artists.

PLAGUE

“Keep the oil,” said Trump in one of his past speeches when he commented on the decision of returning the U.S. troops to Syria.

THE UNDERDOGS PT.3

“Outcasts, pariahs, underdogs, rotten tomatoes, rejects, untouchables, oath-breakers, scapegoats, that's what we call them!”

THE UNDERDOGS PT.2

“Outcasts, pariahs, underdogs, rotten tomatoes, rejects, untouchables, oath-breakers, scapegoats, that's what we call them!”
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