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Gioco Roesch

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Gioco Roesch‘s work are wonderfully drawn, and appropriately light and fun. Lots to look at on his site, so get clicking!

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Rocket Ship by Sislej Xhafa

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Sislej Xhafa is a contemporary artist known for his inquiry into the social, economic and political realities as they interact with the protean variety of modern society. His investigations use a minimal ironic and subversive language, utilizing indifferently a wide range of media, from sculpture to drawing, from performance to photography. Xhafa’s artistic research occupies a wide variety of issues, ranging from questioning the legal status Kosovo with his “Clandestine Pavilion” at the Venice Biennale to reflecting on the concept of security and stability with work exhibited in New York. Based out of New York, Sislej’s work does not merely reflect reality. Through his art, Sislej questions it. (via TEDxPrishtina)

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Anya Gallaccio

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Anya Gallaccio (b. 1963, Scotland) attended Kingston Polytechnic and Goldsmiths College at the University of London. Gallaccio creates site-specific installations, often using organic materials as her medium. Past projects have included arranging a ton of oranges on a floor, placing a thirty-two ton block of ice in a boiler room, and painting a wall with chocolate. The nature of these materials results in natural processes of transformation and decay, often with unpredictable results. Gallaccio has exhibited extensively on an international level, including solo exhibitions at the Tate London (2003); Sculpture Center, New York (2006); Camden Art Centre, London (2008); and Eastshire Museum, Scotland (2010), among others. In 2003, Gallaccio was shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize. Gallaccio’s work is featured in numerous public and private collections, including the Tate Gallery, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and South Gallery, London. The artist lives and works in San Diego, California.

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Martine Emdur

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Beautiful underwater paintings by Sydney based artist Martine Emdur.

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Deborah Baldizar

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” I like my sculptures to maps. Each one is a physical description of an emotional place. Through my work I seek to identify discreet body language that might betray a private thought or reveal a hidden emotion. I am most interested in raw moments of self-reflection, inner thought and questioning. Individually, the pieces depict a brief moment or landmark along the route. When viewed in a group, the sculptures tell more of the journey.” – Deborah Baldizar

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Emily Cooper

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Born in 1988 Buckinghamshire, England. Emily Cooper lives and works in the UK. Her paintings deal with energies and states of mind; placing painting at the summit of experience. Rooted within the terms of Romanticism, with its validation of strong emotion as an aesthetic source; they attempt to capture the Sublime experiences of untamed nature and its overpowering qualities on man. Moving from the process of capturing and representing the landscape the paintings focus on an exploration of extreme emotional states in relation to nature. The viewer is confronted with an external void, a sense of awe, experiencing a state of liminality and it is this experience that becomes the subject matter.

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Invisibilia

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In Invisibilia, the people in the photos have been digitally removed and replaced with drawings to depict ‘the idea that we all want to remove ourselves from life, and replace ourselves with fictional, self-created versions of ourself. We want to fictionalize our own existence, and impose order and narrative where there is none. Or maybe it’s just tracing.’ Such a simple idea, but a very good one.

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Cath Riley

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” The drawings are part of an on-going evolutionary process of exploration and development, and thus serve only to mark and represent a particular stage in my abilities and understanding. Current on-going experimental ‘drawing’ includes very large scale drawing, based around the human figure, which are very different in character from the pencil portrait and ‘flesh’ figure drawings which are featured here. Some of the new work is abstract in nature.” – Cath Riley

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Joyce Polance

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” Using myself and friends as the subjects, I explore intimate themes with my art. My canvases are large – often six feet tall, and the figures are nude. I depict subjects who are in various states of emergence from patterns that have had a negative impact on their lives – often a past inability to experience support through family or peers. The most recent pieces explore the complexities that ensue as women engage in relationships that speak both to their original and their new (or substitute) families. By exploring a range of dynamics – sexual tension, jealousy, sadness, anger, tenderness – my art suggests that even in a transformed world, life is messy. ” – Joyce Polance

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Allan McCollum

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Allan McCollum‘s The Dog From Pompei, 1991. Cast glass-fiber- reinforced Hydrocal. Replicas made from a mold taken from the famous original “chained dog” plaster cast of a dog smothered in ash from the explosion of Mount Vesuvius, in ancient Pompeii, in 79 A.D. Produced in collaboration with the Museo Vesuviano and the Pompei Tourist Board, Pompei, Italy, and Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy.

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