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Thomas Saliot

 photo 298693-10210328-7_zpsaa8aaf5e.jpg  photo 298693-10778683-7_zps9f59432d.jpg Talented French artist Thomas Saliot's selected works... all for you guys.  photo 298693-8314131-7_zpsc7ea72df.jpg  photo 298693-11047375-7_zpsf5596e85.jpg

Johan Creten

 photo image2_zps47e6ac9a.png  photo image_zpscb0791bc.png  photo image1_zps87bb13ba.png Johan Creten (Sint-Truiden, 1963) is a Belgian ceramic sculptor born at Sint-Truiden, Belgium. He lives and works in Paris, France. In 2009 he was nominated for the Flemish Culture Prize.  photo image3_zps3de43ac6.png  photo image4_zpscc649bdd.png

Cult Lovers

 photo 2fcaf22795f1fb20d512b9dbe3925105_zpse1c26949.jpg  photo e898aff3d30bbd0dc7adf8e500448615_zps62689077.jpg  photo 8ac80f8f5cd4bc268931e84cfc51815f_zps84733b93.jpg  photo 2200ffdbe72fd65a6636348ca93459bb_zps94bc9ae6.jpg A funny series of conceptual pop culture condom wrappers created by Italian artist Benedetto Papi. Click here for the link.  photo f15ea7550c1446b23df3485ed0b8e4f9_zps6c875205.jpg  photo 93f7c802a6a966223543f3bd3074d2af_zps99f34358.jpg  photo 98876e17bcd538a84b445ead2819a730_zps55389f97.jpg

Paolo Chiasera

 photo image4_zps968c6ccf.png  photo image1_zps948b6ced.png  photo image3_zps38feae4a.png Paolo Chiasera (*1978 in Bologna) is fascinated by historical icons, myths and cultural symbolism. He isolates excerpts from cinema, literature and philosophy, which he then uses as pawns within a new story that makes use of the visitor's 'collective memory'. For Chiasera, history is a starting point for creating a process of deconstruction and afterward the construction of a shape and he is interested in the possibility of investigating the aesthetic practice of these different modalities, of reaching a shape as a canvas or a sculpture. (via The Greenbox)  photo image5_zps6186556f.png  photo image_zps69ea322d.png

Leo Villareal

 photo tumblr_mfet2oqkW91rsmyqto1_500_zpsf497dd2d.jpg  photo 8104431684_90bc140a64_zps446a9af7.jpg  photo MSP_Villareal_JamesEwing-2_zps60680427.jpg " My work is focused on stripping systems down to their essence to better understand the underlying structures and rules that govern how they work. I am interested in lowest common denominators such as pixels or the zeros and ones in binary code. Starting at the beginning, using the simplest forms, I begin to build elements within a framework. The work explores not only on the physical but adds the dimension of time combining both spatial and temporal resolution. The forms move, change, interact and ultimately grow into complex organisms. Inspired by mathematician John Conway's work with cellular automata and the Game of Life, I have sought to create my own sets of rules. Central to the work is the element of chance. My goal is to create a rich environment in which emergent behavior can occur without a preconceived outcome." - Leo Villareal  photo tumblr_mi33htjtQy1qdobyqo1_1280_zps42c71d47.jpg  photo EmpireStatePortal_zpsae8a3d12.jpg

Mario Rencher

 photo __schwachsinn___by_rencher-d4p5y8t_zps26bd4e6f.jpg  photo skull_6_2013_by_rencher-d67ei4v_zps74a29223.jpg A nice gallery of paintings by Mario Rencher, artist based in Austria. Cool skulls!  photo demonskull_in_oil_by_rencher-d61fh57_zps4c310ac4.jpg  photo midnight_oil_by_rencher-d5ywnjf_zps074b04d1.jpg

Cyrille André

 photo DSC_0153_zps89dcefc9.jpg  photo DSC_0140_zps8c08995d.jpg  photo dsc_0191_zpsa588ded5.jpg Born in 1972 in Tassin La Demi Lune, lives and works in Grenoble. After scientific studies, Cyrille André attends the Art School of Paris and Grenoble, where he learns sculpture. At the beginning, he sculpts animals which he imagines in four parts: the forequarters, the hindquarters, the body and the neck corresponding to the most important articulations. Here is his bestiary of very large-scale sculptures which parts are hold by tenons and slots, in movement or outspread on the floor in a disarticulated relaxing. Cyrille André’s wood sculptures refuse the classical ideas of beauty : he presents us undefinable animals, men or women without face. Their dimensions share in creating the mystery which wraps these works, they are not heroes and still their monumental size has a holy something. The use of chain saw to create the incisions and the rough surfaces on the finished forms gives vitality and humanism (humanity) to his creations. The represented postures refer to the waiting, to the human isolation. Men are Gardiens (guardians), women, under umbrella or taking a dog for a walk. Animals seem to be here just to emphasize the loneliness of these sculptures, locked in their lead clothes.  photo DSC_0159_zpscf303f1c.jpg  photo DSC_0167_zpsbd1d9e45.jpg  photo DSC_0134_zps39b0fa63.jpg

Helena Frank

 photo helena-frank-dog1_1000_zps63458aff.jpg  photo helena-frank-selfportrait_1000_zpsac78f0df.jpg Helena Frank <--Illustrator and Animation Director based in Copenhagen. Educated at Konstfack (Sweden) and the National Film School of Denmark. Her graduation film HEAVY HEADS, was selected for the Berlinale Shorts 2011. Apart from illustrations and animated films, she also does music videos. Awarded Best Danish Animation Talent 2010.  photo helena-frank-band_2_1000_zps4dea857a.jpg  photo helena-frank-dog2_7_1000_zps90dc232f.jpg

Emilio Casarotto

Emilio Casarotto is a vicentino sculptor, born in Fimon, in the Valley of the Mills. Casarotto should have become a miller, however, he almost immediately chose ceramic and terracotta art, initially training at the School of Art and Crafts in Vicenza and then at The Milan School of Art.

Veronica Brovall

 photo 0b0599ea734e24ecb996d7e9b8ba32bb6dae26a2_2f893c90bb97095b0da5d1446a65012146a9069f_zps97d38493.jpg  photo veronicabrovall15_zps05742a54.jpg  photo veronicabrovall07_zpsb9758761.jpg In her sculptures and installations Veronica Brovall deals with existential questions of human life as well as a wide range of different kinds of fear. She constructs monumental sculptures that on the one hand are very clear with regard to the form, and impressive because of the size. On the other hand, they look in some way ambivalent as they often link seemingly familiar objects in a very strange way.  photo veronicabrovall05_zps7bdc0bd2.jpg  photo 852_zps1ba51521.jpg