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Tales You Lose by Andre Levy

tumblr_mvbsodPlMa1siodr2o1_1280 tumblr_n6yzr5N3KY1siodr2o1_1280 tumblr_nyf6rz8v011siodr2o1_1280 " We are constantly surrounded by pop figures – in films, in music, comics, and even in gossip magazines. They are sometimes our escape from reality, our fantasies. Coins portray something opposite: the real, the everyday.​This project is about individual expression in opposition to massified thinking, about how our personal passions are more worthy than things that are imposed to us. The paint brings to the faces of kings and presidents borrowed narratives from other famous characters and unleash individual alternative stories." - Andre Levy tumblr_msz88f0emD1siodr2o3_r1_1280 tumblr_mt3yvf9DjI1siodr2o1_1280 tumblr_n0066c2KRP1siodr2o1_1280

Nicholas Down

 photo unnamed-1_zpscobhx1jd.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpsombqossm.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zps3rqmeu37.jpg 'These ‘Abstracted Landscape’ paintings represent an accumulation of years of observation and study of the way light transitions from one moment to the next. Ranging from overt colour fields to more mysterious abstractions, they cover a period in my creative development from 1996 right through until the present, and have been influenced by the works of the American Luminists, Mark Rothko, and the later Abstract expressionists such as Martyn Brewster.' - Nicholas Down  photo unnamed_zpsbree04wg.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zpsdk38ener.jpg  photo unnamed-5_zpssjcndrxo.jpg

Chamo San

 photo unnamed-4_zpsaikjtob0.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpscd064cq8.jpg " My name is Chamo and I’m from Barcelona. I’ve studied Fine Arts at UB (Universitat de Barcelona), Barcelona, and ENSBA (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts), Paris. I’m above all drawer, but I love every field in the Art’s world." Link here.  photo unnamed-2_zpsnszdrdhf.jpg  photo unnamed_zpsksnewozf.jpg

Susana Blasco

 photo unnamed-4_zpsyjx81ncu.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zpsvohv81g5.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpstxpycd2j.jpg 'These photos are taken with mobile phone of everyday objects placed on top of vintage photographs. Without any retouches or photoshop modifications, these images are directly published on Instagram, using the "earlybird" filter and under the hashtag #antiheroes_sb.' Click here for the link.  photo unnamed-1_zpslxjjijhq.jpg  photo unnamed-5_zpsmdk62dqh.jpg  photo unnamed-6_zpsu7hihvnq.jpg

Zhang Shujian

 photo unnamed-1_zpslk8ltyfi.jpg  photo unnamed_zpsvyj4mqhu.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpslll4mtxk.jpg I’m falling hard for the work of Chinese artist Zhang Shujian. Check out the rest.  photo unnamed-3_zpssbcv2zez.jpg  photo unnamed-5_zpsjxyqlq9u.jpg

John M. Armleder

 photo unnamed-2_zpsa3zpfd1v.png  photo unnamed-1_zpso1z0dkir.png John M. Armleder <-- Born in 1948 in Geneva, Switzerland; Lives and works in Geneva Switzerland, and New York, USA; Education: 1966-1967 Ecole des Beaux Arts, Geneva, Switzerland  photo unnamed-3_zpskpwtrzt3.png  photo unnamed_zpsw01dbrgy.png

Can Pekdemir

 photo unnamed_zpsqjhxht8y.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpszhmzxwj4.jpg Can Pekdemir, born in 1982, working and living in Istanbul. Worked as a full time instructor in Visual Communication Design Department of İstanbul Bilgi University between 2006 and 2012. Now working as a part-time instructor at Bahçeşehir University and Arel University.  photo unnamed-2_zpsyvkqiotx.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zps5f1zaj2p.jpg

Tim Bower

 photo Tim-Bower-002-0188253084_zpszfbm69w9.jpg  photo Tim-Bower-003-1024788677_zpsgvrjhcf3.jpg Tim Bower became a commercial artist at age 10, when he won a national contest for Hygrade's Ball Park Franks. Since his mom wrote the winning copy ("I like Ball Park Franks because they're plump like my little brother"), and he drew the accompanying picture, (a chubby anthropomorphic hotdog-boy), illustration seemed a natural calling. Since the contest's prize, a 3-speed Columbia banana-seat bicycle, had about the same monetary value as today's average spot illustration, he's been pretty much treading water ever since.  photo Tim-Bower-009-7124235364_zpsx3wznfmj.jpg  photo Tim-Bower-004-1642474996_zpsxsfmyqoh.jpg

Lindsey Price

 photo descendingintoanavatar_zpssgg4ohhv.jpg  photo Lindsey_Price2_zpsqjxpaeac.jpg  photo iwanttotraveltheworldtwice_zpsn21tgrvd.jpg " I create psychedelic photomontages that represent a dream- like dimension of our universe. I hand- pick photos from a variety of sources and carefully craft them into a single image. I frequently search the internet, magazines, books, and blogs among other methods, for materials and inspiration. In addition, I use my own photographs in some of my more personally significant pieces. My work is most greatly influenced by members of the surrealist art movement such as Man Ray and Hannah Hock. In addition, I follow contemporaries such as Ryan McGinley and Stanley Kubrick. Each piece features different moods and energies that reflect my innermost desires, fantasies and dreams around the globe. My traditional East Coast upbringing clashes with the time I’ve spent on the West Coast in the past decade, which creates juxtaposition in my art. I occasionally include myself in my artwork as the darker shapes, while my musical influences are brighter. Each piece I create serves as a temporary escape from my reality. I always give viewers clues in order to get their bearings, yet leave room for creativity in the details. I find the digital art world to be misunderstood, and hope that viewers can use my work as temporary vessels to embrace their desires fully." - Lindsey Price  photo world_zpsefm564kj.jpg  photo oasis_zpsdot3bvjh.jpg

Lisa Hanawalt

 photo tumblr_lbw5btuRUm1qa1yuco1_400_zpsrvmijbgm.jpg  photo tumblr_mo1dz5UuLb1qa1yuco1_400_zps7qkou7ot.jpg Lisa Hanawalt is the production designer/producer of BoJack Horseman, an original animated series for Netflix. Her first book with Drawn & Quarterly, My Dirty Dumb Eyes, was published in 2013. She grew up in Palo Alto, California, and graduated from UCLA in 2006. She writes and illustrates a regular column for Lucky Peach magazine. She co-hosts a podcast called Baby Geniuses with comedian Emily Heller, on the Maximum Fun network. She lives in Los Angeles. Lisa has worked on illustrations, book covers, animations, comics, murals, patterns, apparel, and exhibits her artwork in galleries. She is represented by UTA and Defiore & Company.  photo tumblr_ldkq2n3uYC1qcc2qxo1_400_zpssfyzxdgm.jpg