Monday, May 25, 2009


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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ricardo Bloch Launches Amphibious Andromeda

Amphibious Andromeda is not your ordinary book. It's like taking a walk through the artist's mind as he walks through Paris.  Think of it as an Accidental Tourist Guide to Paris... and what could be more gorgeous than that?

What he calls a "journal of everyday life," kept between July 24 and October 20th of 2007, Amphibious Andromeda is Ricardo Bloch's way of disassembling and reconfiguring a unique daily walk through his Paris world. Visually stunning, the photos are intimate and telling, funny and revealing; combinations on the page in spreads add another layer to meaning, making volume from the artist something of a beachhead in a brave new world.

The full color book (printed by Lalande Digital Press Paris) consists of 200 photographs "made under the pressure of feeding a daily image/sound blog called Amphibious Andromeda," says Ricardo. "This is the first in a series of four or five books, which will end with photographs made in March of this year when I stopped posting on my blog. The 589-day archive of Amphibious Andromeda’s images and sounds is still online at: ... "

Amphibious Andromeda Book 1 is "a free-flowing record of what the my eye encountered during that period of time," adds Ricardo, "and the photographs are presented here in the strict chronological order in which they were made. Compared to the blog, where the determinant factor in the choice of an image was the success of its juxtaposition with a sound, here, it is the successful construction of a double-page spread. Consequently, there are many photographs that appeared in Amphibious Andromeda which are absent here and vice versa."

You can flip through a number of the pages of the book, by logging on to:

Amphibious Andromeda Book 1 has been printed in a limited edition of 100 copies. It is soft-cover, 24.5 x 16.5 cm, 102 pages.

PRICE: Only 24€ plus shipping, via PayPal (or check). (Contact the artist directly to purchase).

Ricardo Bloch's work has been exhibited in Europe and the United States and is collected publically and privately throughout the world. The artist most recently exhibited his Happy Days photographs of Denver, Colorado circa 1973 at the School House Gallery in Paris. When visiting Ricardo's web site, you may also enjoy a web-specific work: Sharon’s Wars. Oh and while you're there, ask Ricardo where the name Amphibious Andromeda comes from...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tom J. Byrne At The Irish Embassy Paris

Tom J. Byrne, the Irish ex-pat living and working in Paris, paints the French landscape, women and a graphic surrealism in ways that perhaps only an Irishman can.  His exhibition bringing all these influences together in oil on canvas, tempera and drawings on paper opens this weekend in the refurbished building of the Irish Embassy at 12 Avenue Foch, 75116 Paris. (The entrance is on rue Rude.)

Tom's work brings him all over France where he immerses himself in the rich tradition of landscape painting. His canvases are large and rich distillations of the natural beauty of the countryside, aching with a particular longing (if such a thing is possible in landscape works) that ex-pats seem to recognize and realize more than the native-born set. See Tom's Maubec Field series here.

Yet, the artist travels to new more internal spots in newer, graphic and mysterious works such as Nature's Eye (left, above), combining a handful of influences and interests in the same clear style.  His range is astonishing, moving easily from contemporary collage styles to precise graphite nude drawings to abstract canvases that sometimes have a photorealistic bent. 

Lalande Digital Art Press is happy to count Tom Byrne as a client and friend (we produced a number of post cards for him for this exhibition), and add him to the cadre of interesting artists we work with here in Paris. Visit Tom's website and see more of his works here: Tom J. Byrne.

The exhibition at the Irish Embassy opens on May 16 and runs through mid-June.  If you can't make the Irish Embassy exhibition, Tom Byrne shows his work at Saint Germain Les-Corbeil for one week, May 23 through May 30; and on June 2 the artist exhibits his work at the Goal Ball in Paris. 

Friday, May 8, 2009

UNICEF et PlaNet Finance: Gala Hindira

La première édition du Gala Hindira nous a permis de récolter 102 200€ au bénéfice des enfants en Inde pour les programmes d’éducation de l’UNICEF et PlaNet Finance, selon Maryam Ingar, Chief Executive Officer, Spark Services.  Elle nous a écrit parmi d'autre patenaires dans ce projet en remerciement: "Vous avez contribué à la réalisation d’un beau projet qui nous tenait à cœur et nous vous en sommes très reconnaissants."

Polyflash et Lalande a fabriqué les cartons d'invitation pour l'evenement. (Image).

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spill Presents: Spring Art Showcase

Spill, the award-winning Paris-based web design firm, is throwing an art party on May 6 at their palatial digs on Rue Faubourg Poissoniere 75010 Paris. Led by tech and design geniuses Nicholas Mir Chaikin and Liz Stirling, longtime friends and clients of Lalande Digital Art Press, Spill has won more Clic d'Or awards than just about anyone.

The exhibition includes Paris-based artists Sarah de Teliga, Roubiou + Toft Anderson AKA Moto 777, Jean-Pierre Valette, Matthew Rose. Click the image at left to enlarge to see all details.