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2399 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
United States

323.412.0382

zo•e [zoh'-ee] Gk. n. life: infinite, eternal, organic
bi•os [bahy'-ohs] Gk. n. life: finite, mortal, praxis

Zoe Bios Creative was founded in Silver Lake, California in 2011.

Zoe Bios Creative has coined the term ‘ArtEntouré’ to express a full circle cross-pollination of the art world with the design world. “Our fusion of art and design inspires a vitality of meaning in the everyday, hopefully provoking a higher consciousness in the way we live with, and make use of objects.”

ZBC’s is also a traverse across cultures, understanding how the relativity of meaning thrives along side the persistent universality of beauty. “We focus on the visual organization of new forms—chance arrangements and purposeful compositions. We want to inspire unconventional thinking, and creative design solutions while maintaining a mindful attention to beauty and contentment in every object that we offer…we are artists, curators, and collaborators.”

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Uncontrollable Beauty: Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime

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By: Diane Granahan

In this post we revisit our Uncontrollable Beauty series with a chapter focusing on painter and art critic Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe’s perspective on the relationship between beauty and the sublime. Here he points out that the idea of beauty in the art world is threatening and often tends to be deferred, or otherwise seen as merely beautiful. It is here that he explores the essential relationship between beauty and the sublime. Positing the work of Barnett Newman, whose paintings focus on visualizing the sublime and invisible limitless, seem to easily encapsulate philosopher Kant’s ideas that the beautiful is complete, whole, and framed, and the sublime is limitless and formless. Following Newman’s suit are two female contemporary artists: Karin Sander and Maja Lisa Engelhardt, both of whom create handmade artwork similar in their antitechnological approach. Both artists convey a refusal in their work that place beauty and sublime in a differential relationship connecting them in a contemporary context. In the end, the differential relationship between beauty and the sublime is that the former is surrounded by that which it is not, ultimately achieving a critical function by default and keeping the sublime from falling into something religious formed from negative critique.

Barnett Newman and unidentified woman standing in front of Cathedra (1958) in his front street studio, New York, 1958 - Photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son

Barnett Newman and unidentified woman standing in front of Cathedra (1958) in his front street studio, New York, 1958 - Photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son

Karin Sander - Mailed Painting - 2007

Karin Sander - Mailed Painting - 2007

Maja Lisa Engelhardt - Burial Ground - 2001

Maja Lisa Engelhardt - Burial Ground - 2001