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Layla Holzer

 photo unnamed-11_zpsjd5ehf1t.jpg  photo unnamed-10_zpsonnitzl3.jpg  photo unnamed-8_zpsuxzwx2zl.jpg " I am a Cardiff based illustrator, specializing in fairy tales, gender conflict, the uncanny, the monstrous-feminine and morality. I create visual narratives that are inspired by the darkness within the real world, using poetic metaphors and uncanny motifs through paintings, installations, books, films and puppetry to help beguile, enchant and illuminate. Ultimately, I seek to inspire and encourage people to question the mistakes of our world and adopt wiser moral judgment, through use of cautionary tales and uncanny punishment." - Layla Holzer  photo unnamed-9_zpsl7umlwa5.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpssaycktx7.jpg

Joseph McGlennon

 photo unnamed-4_zps82pixqb9.jpg  photo unnamed-10_zpsjgyvkclq.jpg  photo unnamed-11_zpswkauciic.jpg 'Joseph McGlennon’s photographic works are majestic recreations of animals in their natural habitats – the first kangaroos to be seen by European eyes, parrots perching on a branch surrounded by exotic blooms, the extinct Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) fresh from killing its prey. McGlennon’s lens brings his subjects out of the realm of exotic specimen or historical curiosity and pushes them, living and breathing, into today. McGlennon takes hundreds of different photographs and spends weeks layering and arranging them to arrive at the final image. The landscape is as important as the animal itself – there are no blurred backgrounds or subdued foregrounds in McGlennon’s montages. The inclusion of every detail creates a hyper-real effect that pulls the viewer into contact with the flora and fauna that the planet stands to lose. McGlennon came to photography following a successful career in advertising. He won the 2015 William and Winifried Bowness Photography Prize for Florilegium #1, his picture of two parrots perched on tropical foliage, inspired by Joseph Banks’ botanical drawings.' (via Michael Reid)  photo unnamed-9_zpsihczm9w4.jpg  photo unnamed-8_zps5xpyopjl.jpg

Salavat Fidai

 photo unnamed-4_zps0nruxql8.jpg  photo unnamed-8_zps6k2gt43k.jpg  photo unnamed-11_zpsq6mepgb2.jpg I was smiling stupidly at the computer when I saw Salavat Fidai's work. Love it!  photo unnamed-10_zpsaw9elhyq.jpg  photo unnamed-9_zpsjrof9r9s.jpg

Alexei Sovertkov

 photo unnamed-10_zpsobfktq89.jpg  photo unnamed-8_zpsl9gi6qzl.jpg " I`m obsessed with visual arts. I`ve been working as photographer and visual artist for more then 10 years. Cooperate with industry leading advertising agencies and magazines. Also participate in contemporary art projects." - Alexei Sovertkov  photo unnamed-9_zpsdkg5pyzx.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpsyspf52o0.jpg

Alison Moritsuguby

 photo unnamed-12_zpswn7gkjhs.jpg  photo unnamed-8_zpsgn0cz9va.jpg  photo unnamed-9_zpsb1dhkxfg.jpg " In my log paintings, I examine the contrivances found in landscape paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries. These landscapes, by artists such as Albert Bierstadt and Frederic Edwin Church, were deeply rooted in the political constructs of the time and depicted the land as a bountiful Eden, a limitless frontier ripe for conquest. I take these images out of their familiar context, the framed canvas, and paint directly on wood slices with bark intact. These landscapes appear as an homage to the idyllic art of the Hudson River School yet, by viewing the painting’s surface, the cross section of a tree, any sense of nostalgia or celebration of nature is countered by the evidence of its destruction." - Alison Moritsuguby  photo unnamed-11_zpsvkjiaevc.jpg  photo unnamed-10_zpshkgopw1k.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpsffzsauvq.jpg

Laddie John Dill

 photo unnamed-10_zpsop0lhbab.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpssijussej.jpg  photo unnamed-9_zpsrnbghkl9.jpg Laddie John Dill was born in Long Beach, California in 1943 and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chouinard Art Institute of Los Angeles in 1968. Dill had his first solo exhibition in New York City when he was just 27 years old. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowships, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and an Art in Public Buildings Program Grant from California Arts Council. Dill has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and is included in permanent collections of renowned institutions worldwide, including MOMA NY, LACMA, MoCA LA, and the Louisiana Museum, Denmark. He was included in The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Berlin in 2012. Most recently, he completed a residency in Naples, Italy, where he did an installation in the cathedral Il Pio Monte della Misericordia di Napoli in response to seventeenth century Italian artist Caravaggio. Laddie John Dill has taught and lectured at universities and art institutions across the nation, and is now living and working in Venice, California.  photo unnamed-8_zps8xqomodg.jpg  photo unnamed-13_zpsm3bmqkgi.jpg

Nyoman Masriadi

 photo unnamed-8_zpsy0z1r6vz.jpg  photo unnamed-11_zps4ubwasfo.jpg  photo unnamed-12_zps7t5x58om.jpg Nyoman Masriadi (b. 1973 in Gianyar, Bali, lives and works in Jogjakarta, Indonesia) Nyoman Masriadi’s paintings frequently depict superhuman figures whose narratives, while rooted in Indonesian cultural history, offer witty and often biting social commentary on contemporary life and global pop culture. Through his control of light, shadow and volume, Masriadi endows these monumental characters with a sculptural, almost three-dimensional presence. Sometimes these characters appear in the archetypal roles of comic book heroes, cowboys, soldiers and athletes, but just as frequently, they are just powerfully built men and women engaged in solitary acts of strength or captured in private moments of vulnerability.  photo unnamed-13_zpskc49c5w2.jpg  photo unnamed-10_zpsi25ibj4v.jpg

Tom Haney

 photo unnamed_zpspupfeiwq.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpsci2hihov.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpsdtfyakln.jpg Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1962, Tom Haney has always been fascinated by mechanical movement. Once at the age of 2, he became separated from his family in a museum while being transfixed by a mechanical diorama. In subsequent years, his fascination would manifest itself often - he regularly took apart household items, much to his parents' disapproval. He took art classes in high school and attended college studying Industrial Design. Before becoming a full-time artist in 2000, his professional work consisted of making props, models and miniatures for television commercials, still photographers, and motion pictures.  photo unnamed-3_zpsh9skgvlg.jpg  photo unnamed-5_zps16tpkkmn.jpg  photo unnamed_zpsl8raptvw.png

Konrad Bogart

 photo KyleBryantAPrbig_zpsf8kufp5f.jpg  photo KyleBryantmayBig_zpszbs9bba7.jpg  photo KyleBryantMarBig_zpsuemxotcu.jpg 'Konrad Bogart makes his introduction to the world in his first official video "Upgrade My Status". In this video KB shows where his skills lie, Fine Art printmaking and rap music. This video depicts the life of the "starving artist" becoming a strong willed fine artist. "Upgrade My Status" was printed in a limited edition of 10 and is available exclusively from Limit It Editions.' Buy here.  photo KyleBryantDecBig_zpsnulsj7ab.jpg  photo KyleBryantOctBig_zpsg4ikyb0f.jpg  photo KyleBryantNovbig_zps52bzv4ud.jpg

Tim Silver

 photo unnamed-5_zpslrd6qtjz.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpscspsdyb7.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zps3httf4ss.jpg The multidisciplinary practice of Sydney-based artist Tim Silver is inextricably hinged on time, both conceptually and materially. Working across sculpture, photography and installation, Silver explores the interface between time and decay, particularly in relation to the human body. His sculptures are often made from entropic materials, such as fairy floss and putty, which begin to decompose from the moment of their assembly. By photographically capturing these stages of decay, the artist presents us with a microcosmic image of our own inevitable trajectory towards death. There is a paradoxical beauty that emerges from within the warped and crumbled forms, precipitating a poignant awareness of the preciousness and fragility of human life. Silver’s works are held in many important collections including Artbank, Sydney; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Australia Council for the Arts; Mint Museum, North Carolina, United States; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Ten Cubed Collection, Melbourne and University of Queensland Art Museum Collection, Brisbane.  photo unnamed-3_zpsqg6y0n6z.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpssp6d6ukm.jpg