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Radu Belcin

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Radu Belcin catches attention by new associations of characters, or objects, in a chiaroscuro-painted atmosphere. Starting the quest from the expression of reality study, Belcin explore the identities of the individual and of the present. The frame of such visual exploration is addressed in chiaroscuro. The delight of long shadows elongating in the background, the sparks of light, coming from the scenographically designed spot lights create the atmosphere that leads to a world of dreams or nightmares. (via Nasui Collection & Gallery)

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Zheng Chunhui

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‘This huge wooden sculpture is an impressive display of the famous Chinese wood carver Zheng Chunhui‘s incredible hand-carving skills. Standing more than 40 feet long, almost 8 feet wide, and, at one point, 10 feet tall, the massive work of art was formed out of just one single log and was recently declared the world’s longest wood sculpture by the Guinness Book of World Records. (via My Modern Metropolis)’

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A Thousand Souls by Maciek Jasik

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” The idea of the single soul is the basis of Western religion and society. It is the source of our individuality and our desire. And the portrait defines this self, by exposing the soul through a clarity of vision. We feel we can sense the texture of this soul through the details and subtleties of the subject’s expression and manner.” – Maciek Jasik

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Zlatan Vehabivic

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Zlatan Vehabovic, b. 1982 Banja Luka, lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. Vehabović earned his Ph.D. in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Vehabović is among the most highly regarded young artist in Croatia having won First Prize for Zagreb Salon 2010, The International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Award 2010, as well as an Essl Award in 2007, (Emerging Artists in Southeast Europe) 2010, and with solo exhibits in 2011 and 2013 at Lauba Museum in Zagreb, Kranjcar Gallery, Zagreb (2011). (via Marc Straus)

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Leonardo Drew

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Leonardo Drew <-- Born in Tallahassee, Florida, 1961; Lives in San Antonio, Texas & Brooklyn, New York; Education: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY; B.F.A.,1985 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 1981-1982 (Photos via Sikkema Jenkins and Co)

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Experimental Bookshelves

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Experimental Bookshelves by Ulterior Projects (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) – Using code to generate furniture.

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Lauren Fensterstock

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Lauren Fensterstock is an artist, writer, and curator based in Portland, Maine. Lauren’s work is held in private and public collections internationally. Her artwork has been featured in recent exhibitions at The John Michael Kohler Art Center (WI), The Austin Museum of Art (TX), The Bowdoin College Museum of Art (ME), the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design (CA), The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (ME), the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (OR), the Portland Museum of Art (ME), The DUMBO Art Center (NY), and the Oliver Sears Gallery (Ireland).

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Meg Brown Payson

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” I am fascinated by the human need to construct meaningful order in a world filled with too much information. My work focuses attention on embodied perception and on that ordering intelligence which precedes and exceeds the limits of language. At the core of this interest is a love for one deeply familiar landscape, refreshed and illuminated by adventures in radically unfamiliar ones; and by a profound concern for the frequent dislocation of human culture from its place on a wild earth. My images are new worlds, unmoored in space and impossible to narrate. They are made of chance accumulations and abrasions of paint, each layer contributing new information and each layer leaving its trace. I seek to establish order in these new worlds by grouping and sorting all the bits; adding, intensifying or sublimating color and form until everything fits.” – Meg Brown Payson

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iCup

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Office coffee cup concept design by Tomislav Zvonarić of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Link here.

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Christy Langer

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” My work as sculpture is inspired by my interest in the embellishment that can occur during the marriage of gradual ingestion and manipulation of reference. Each work, although deviated, are reconstructions of previously existing models; I utilize these animal forms to illustrate the disparity between reality and remembered experience. As the works evolve into an aesthetic state closer to realism while simultaneously referential origins based in truth degenerate, the boundaries between reality and falsity become blurred and permeable.” – Christy Langer

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