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Christian Stearry

 photo tumblr_n4p859KzQh1qctyz5o3_1280_zpsiwd2nkzn.jpg  photo tumblr_n7vustEV7A1qctyz5o1_500_zps99maulzv.jpg  photo tumblr_n7w3xfVORK1qctyz5o1_500_zpshjzr7ohf.jpg Toronto based artist Christian Stearry is SO talented. Head on over to his website to get a good look at his portfolio.  photo tumblr_n4cmpaWGqP1qctyz5o1_500_zpsyeuexpvf.jpg  photo tumblr_mgwvzpe3K01qctyz5o1_500_zps1xmwbrlf.jpg

Hikari Shimoda

 photo tumblr_mr61ib0QUn1r1ljcro1_1280_zpsia0qqq3r.jpg  photo tumblr_mib2ow4qbq1r1ljcro1_1280_zpsznz1c0ux.jpg The paintings by Hikari Shimoda expose the isolation and loneliness often felt by children as they try to make sense of the world around them. Her distortions of reality convey deeper feelings than more literal representations could. (via AkaTako.net)  photo tumblr_mib2s17Hdx1r1ljcro1_1280_zpswcnu6ntw.jpg  photo 2014-10-12_14.02.12-1_8bc8df71-84f4-4fc2-92c0-358b1ff0dc57_zps63lmop9n.jpg

Penny Byrne

 photo -5-for-screen-viewing--srgb-web-graded-900-pixels-high-for-website-_zpswupdldfg.jpg  photo 5207-715-623-r_zpsps2h6won.jpg The works of Penny Byrne are at once highly political and beautiful. Consistently working with ceramics, she combines vintage porcelain figures with other materials and objects that disrupt and unsettle the original figure. Sometimes Byrne paints text and motifs directly onto the porcelain surface or uses objects such as vintage Action Man accessories and decorative glass ornaments to bring radically alternate stories to these familiar domestic figurines. Her recent pieces reference conflicts and protests connected to global political affairs such as the Occupy Movement and events in Syria, giving these characters voices and new lives which are far removed from their original purposes as meek sheperdesses or farm girls feeding ducks. Byrne’s meticulously manipulated ceramics are saturated, too, with wry humour. Byrne is based in Melbourne, Australia and holds a BA in Fine Art Ceramics. In 2015 she will be showing in the Venice Biennale, a project in collaboration with the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The artist has won several awards and prizes, and has shown her work extensively in the UK, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Notable exhibitions include those at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, The Gallery of Western Australia and Saatchi Gallery in London. (via Coates and Scarry)  photo 5210-715-623-r_zps3l3qvmzp.jpg  photo 5211-715-623-r_zps2ef6l8ux.jpg

Thomas Mailaender

 photo chicken_museum_mailaender_1_zpsnd8v0cmz.jpg  photo chicken_museum_mailaender_4_zpsg4gh5eih.jpg  photo chicken_museum_mailaender_11_zpslbinuhhg.jpg  photo chicken_museum_mailaender_2_zpscg47ob0k.jpg Thomas Mailaender was born in 1979. He lives and works between Paris and Marseille. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in major art institutions and festivals internationally, such as at the Centre Pompidou in France and at Festival Images in Vevey, Switzerland. One of Mailaender's great virtues is his ingenuity and ability to orchestrate found objects through his work with unexpected monumentality and wit. He is a voracious collector of amateur and/or vernacular photographs and subjects and has developed and explored innovative ways of bringing his souvenirs into the line of art. Known for his witty and often impudent works, Mailaender's oeuvre entertains with its curious and conspicuous displays. (via Roman Road)  photo chicken_museum_mailaender_6_zpswtlbev5f.jpg  photo chicken_museum_mailaender_5_zpsxfo8rdwj.jpg  photo chicken_museum_mailaender_8_zpsg6tiivtc.jpg

Sam Friedman

 photo samfriedman-lscgallery-016_zpsklnq3zwe.jpg  photo samfriedman-lscgallery-018_zpsqjk50pb8.jpg  photo samfriedman-lscgallery-015_zpszrv67o0d.jpg 'American artist Sam Friedman has been producing art in Brooklyn, New York, for the last decade. Tending to reflect the natural world, his work is simultaneously loose and precise. Friedman moves between representational and abstract depictions with seeming ease and spontaneity. His earliest “beach paintings”, completed in 2007, originated from his experience of walking towards the sunset during an oncoming storm. This personal encounter of induced visual clarity prompted in the artist’s mind the precise image for a fully formed painting that incorporated the language he had been developing in his earlier abstract work. This focus has occupied the most of his explorations then, resulting in a body of work that continuously breakdown and rebuild a natural landscape.' (via Library Street Collective)  photo samfriedman-lscgallery-017_zpsiigldfad.jpg  photo samfriedman-lscgallery-011_zpslck9wrjp.jpg  photo sam-friedman.jpg-3_zpsqmlkdcy2.jpg

Naoto Hattori

 photo cosmic_consciousness_zpsowwxblhj.jpg  photo recollection_032_zps6opu3eof.jpg  photo cosmic_thoughts_zpsptfa8jdt.jpg Naoto Hattori was born in 1975 in Yokohama Japan, studied Graphic Design in Tokyo before moving to New York to study in the School of Visual Arts. In the year 2000 he received a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He has received Awards from the Society of Illustrators, the New York Directors Club, Communication Arts and also he has won numerous award from many art competitions and has been published in many art magazines. Of his work, He says: "My vision is like a dream, whether it's a sweet dream, a nightmare, or just a trippy dream. I try to see what's really going on in my mind, and that's a practice to increase my awareness in stream-of-consciousness creativity. I try not to label or think about what is supposed to be, just take it in as it is and paint whatever I see in my mind with no compromise. That way, I create my own vision."  photo cosmic_breath_zpsy3bvdukw.jpg  photo recollection_031_zpstgsw2rnk.jpg

Komi Olaf

 photo Fela_zpsksnqo0yn.jpg  photo Afro-Puff-2_zps1ccsrtdl.jpg  photo Finding-Sankofa_zpscqgxdcgh.jpg Komi Olaf is an emerging Visual Artist and spoken word poet, Born in Kaduna Nigeria. His love and obsession with art and self expression from an early age led him on dynamic journey of self discovery through Architecture, art and poetry. After receiving his Master of architecture degree in 2009, he began to develop his artistic practice as a self-taught artist working in the emergent tradition of Afro-futurism a contemporary genre of art that addresses themes and concerns of the African Diaspora through a techno-culture and science fiction lens. His surrealistic art and poetry bring together distinctive images with perfect unity in a playfully profound vision of a futuristic Diaspora. He pushes his art in wondrous directions, immersing his realistically portrayed characters in mysterious dream worlds of splendor and soul. Serving as a witness to the persistence of beauty within a turbulent world. His work draws inspiration from his immediate environment, Music and Positive energy. Komi Olaf does not like the taste of cheese and believes in the existence of Aliens and extraterrestrial life. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada and represented by Agora Gallery In New York City.  photo Afrmobile-watermarked_zpswrbfd2t8.jpg  photo Speak-it-into-life-web1_zpsykbmtzbj.jpg

Przemek Krawczyński

 photo 01 Floor lamp I - Florescence - N3_zpsix37chax.jpg  photo 02 Table lamp XX Butterfly - N1_zpseivbywax.jpg  photo 03 Floor lamp II - Affirma - N5_zpsjiwpyl9d.jpg  photo 06 Table lamp XVIII - N2_zpsntqulykf.jpg " I started making gourd lamps in 2009 when, for the first time in my life, I accidentaly came across the gourd fruit. As soon as I made my first gourd lamp, I knew that I wanted to make another one and shortly after that it became my great passion. Although I have always had artistic inclinations, first and foremost, I have a scientific mind. I studied building engineering and I worked in architectural studio. However, in 2010 I decided to quit my studies and job and devote my energy to doing something I loved the most. Just after that I made a trip to Senegal from where I brought African calabashes. Since then, they have become the raw material for my lamps." - Przemek Krawczyński  photo 08 Table lamp XVII - N1_zpsjqbrb12l.jpg  photo 09 Table lamp XXI Questa - N2_zpsvji3n6v0.jpg

Pierre-Paul Pariseau

 photo Couple-weird_zpslntaa35f.jpg  photo RampB_zpsrda73x0o.jpg  photo Pulse_zpsmlc9zqiw.jpg Pierre-Paul Pariseau is an illustrator working for clients in North America and Europe since many years. He exhibits his personal work regularly.  photo French-restaurant_zpsoa3hq8cl.jpg  photo Leo-femme_zps37bm6akz.jpg

Bubi Canal

 photo 8083308ac99ce252f480d15dc64b5dd9_zpsl3r4rrad.jpg  photo 0bb19757c4047d8b86ac7ab7d4e52523_zpsgxf92j8l.jpg Bubi Canal (Santander 1980) is a visual artist living in New York City. Bubi teleports us to impossible worlds full of emotions and mysterious and intriguing characters. His work combines different types of media and artistic methods including photography, video and sculpture and deals with the recurring themes of human wishes, dreams, magic and love. (via Munch Gallery)  photo b3952febb02b93b5dc46360fc6920a82_zpsreqa4h4e.jpg