Théo Mercier

 photo Untitled-3_zps60d60f73.jpg  photo Untitled-2_zps5dfb5c6d.jpg  photo tumblr_my1x3ndgDb1s42es7o9_r1_500_zps03185913.jpg Théo Mercier (born 1984) is a French sculptor, painter and photographer. He is trained as a designer and self-taught as an artist, and interned with Matthew Barney in 2008. He also worked with Bernard Wilhelm. He uses collage and found objects in his work. Vogue described his work as drawing "on a surreal and dreamlike imaginarium populated by singular, mysterious and often monstrous creatures." His work has been exhibited at the Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie and the Fondation d'entreprise Ricard in Paris, France and Lille 3000.  photo Untitled-4_zps386f6a19.jpg  photo REU-FRANCE__zps5a16ced5.jpg

Hasan Kale

 photo kale-4_zps000611fc.jpg  photo kale-1_zpsf2893efc.jpg Really impressive miniature cities painted on food by artist Hasan Kale. Wow.  photo kale-7_zps8651b86e.jpg  photo 10376315_778116452207113_2118507867872749493_n_zpsc02aa6d8.jpg

Roberto Osti

 photo deconstruction_werewolf_zpsdb6d27aa.jpg  photo shaman_zps0b0c2f2f.jpg Roberto Osti received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art, and his illustrations and paintings have been exhibited internationally and published in Scientific American magazine and The New York Times.  photo 21-Roberto_Osti_zps0c73ee58.jpg  photo 74_zps36c17a2f.jpg

Till Rabus

 photo tr1_zps6cb19781.jpg  photo tumblr_mvib7rzHQr1r05oujo5_400_zps28d49cd8.jpg 'Drawing from his day-to-day existence, Rabus highlights the implicit, yet forgotten decay of one's habitual surroundings. Showcasing a selection of bric-a-brac come to life in his methodically detailed paintings, the artist transforms the most ordinary into an extraordinary phenomenon. Paying homage to the pictorial tradition of old master painting and its iconography, the artist employs a form of radical realism; yet, a tainted shroud consistently lies over his works, allowing us to get a glimpse of today's cold brutality with subtly humorous elements.' (via Lazarides)  photo tillrabus-02_zps0ba90b7d.jpg


 photo Scan10001_zpsc68dbe3c.jpg  photo 33_zps6708ec02.jpg  photo SXSDXLOW_zpsf98b2ca1.jpg More examples of Caktus&Maria's work can be found here. You're welcome.  photo 29_zps5c4659c2.jpg  photo 30_zps4ad04539.jpg

Yuni Kim Lang

 photo 13237Lang-59_zps3296c2ef.jpg  photo 13237Lang-81-Edit-830x553_zps13fd1cfc.jpg Yuni Kim Lang is a Michigan-based visual artist who creates sculptures, photographs and wearable art that explores themes of weight, mass, accumulation, hair and cultural identity. She makes sculptures out of rope and synthetic materials where it transcends its materiality and become bodily. She is fascinated by what people give power and meaning to, along with our obsession with adornment.  photo comforthair_zps7b4ffd2b.jpg

Alanna DeRocchi

 photo alanna-derocchi-032_zps89a3e9d2.jpg  photo alanna-derocchi-020_zps88bf0913.jpg  photo alanna-derocchi-021_zpsdfd97755.jpg  photo alanna-derocchi-001_zps547c29ca.jpg " Through my installations I want the viewer to feel unsettled, but not through a visually deceptive illusion. The scale, fragmentation, and odd appearance of the animals/furniture are intended to shift perception from the ordinary and disturb the connection to the familiar. The constructed displays are interpretations of natural history museum diorama staging and are meant to question the viewer’s placement in their surroundings. By raising the work off the floor it is out of one’s common ground. Some of the subjects confuse time by appearing in arrested motion. The installation often limits sight lines by framing the three-dimensional pieces in a seemingly two-dimensional scene as to be observed at a distance. The drawing and painting of the ceramic surface is meant to reflect my attraction to early nature drawings/prints and unfinished paintings, in an investigation of some grey area of what is real and not – where focus remains and memory is blurred." - Alanna DeRocchi  photo alanna-derocchi-009_zpsb6527972.jpg  photo alanna-derocchi-007_zps1e814e89.jpg  photo alanna-derocchi-026_zps5df1d4d9.jpg

Oedipus by Hermann Nitsch

 photo tumblr_mv8dhqFDcb1s3wwu1o2_1280_zps96d2a2a3.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsb3c27f8f.jpg Hermann Nitsch (born 29 August 1938) is an Austrian artist who works in experimental and multimedia modes. Born in Vienna, Nitsch received training in painting when studied at the Wiener Graphische Lehr-und Versuchanstalt, during which time he was drawn to religious art. He is associated with the Vienna Actionists—a loosely affiliated group of off-kilter and confrontational Austrian artists that also includes Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. Nitsch's abstract splatter paintings, like his performance pieces, address the excessive beauty and intensification of human existence. In the 1950s, Nitsch conceived of the Orgien Mysterien Theater (which roughly translates as Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries or The Orgiastic Mystery Theater), staging nearly 100 performances between 1962 and 1998.  photo 9a3563da00d22c813ecb8fd81da7cb23_zpsb88218d1.jpg

Rona Pondick

 photo m_art5_teeth_14_treats1b_zps846a7838.jpg  photo m_art5_teeth_1_little1b_zps24802a3d.jpg Rona Pondick was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1952. She studied at Yale University School of Art and received her MFA in 1977. She lives and works in New York City. Rona Pondick’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY), Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA), Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn, NY), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA), Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH), New Orleans Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden (New Orleans, LA), Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon (Annecy, France), Ursula Blickle Stiftung (Kraichtal, Germany), and The Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel).  photo m_art5_teeth_14_treats2b_zpsb6f506b0.jpg

Jeremy Schneider

 photo 80_e_zps7c5f914e.png  photo 86_kinglear_zps94d93761.jpg I found some super inspiring works from artist Jeremy Schneider. Whoa.  photo 88_tango-whisky_zpsd8bd2561.png  photo 69_orchestre-national-de-lorraine-20130505105648-0_zpsae3c25c4.jpg