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Thomas Lerooy

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‘ The technique used by Thomas Lerooy, i.e. the disproportional enlargement of the head, is a typical trade mark of caricatured humour. However the result he creates, reaches much further than that of a stereotyped joke. In a highly intelligent way he plays with a number of visually contradictory propositions. By applying an almost maniacal solidity in both production and finish, as well as the use of a plinth to emphasize the artistic pretensions of the statue, he places his sculptures within the highest traditions of the sculptural art, while conversely he purposefully undermines other conventions – such as proportion, symmetry and balance. Moreover, in his hands, Thomas Lerooy moulds the monumental tradition of the sculptural art by combining a static portrait pose with captured movement, through which he creates extreme contradiction and grotesque tension. The torsos strive to represent a powerful or elegant posture, however, ultimately their poses become pathetic due to the passiveness of their busts. ‘ (via Galerie Rodolphe Janssen)

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Isabel Samaras

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Artist Isabel Samaras has become know for her iconic pop-culture artwork featuring not only countless movie monsters, but also many other TV greats including characters from BEWITCHED and THE MUNSTERS. Born in New York City, she moved to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. when she was young, but New York is a city with a strong gravitational pull, and shortly after graduating high school, she returned home. (Read the interview here)

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Kate Atkin

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Kate Atkin took her MA in photography (2003-05) at the Royal College of Art, she actually makes large-scale, intricate pencil drawings which she thinks of as slow-paced ‘re-enactments’ of what is shown in a photograph. Atkin also works in other media: her sculpture was recently selected by Richard Cork as part of the exhibition A Life of Their Own at Lismore Castle in 2008. She has work in the British Council Collection and UBS Art Collection amongst others. ‘ (via Allan Cristea Gallery) Thank you Karen B. for the link!

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Florian Nicolle

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Amazing watercolor illustrations from Florian Nicolle, a french graphic-designer and illustrator.

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Maleonn

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Maleonn <-- 1972 Born in Shanghai; Major in Graphic Design; 1995-2003 Engaged in commercial film as Art director and Director; 2004- Engaged in independent Creation of Art; Lives and works in Shanghai, China

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Amanda McCavour

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Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist who produces intricate thread drawings and fibre-based installations. Her work is informed by obsessive and repetitive techniques and processes both man made and manufactured. Amanda McCavour graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts. She has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, and is currently an artist in residence in the Harboufront Centre’s Studio.

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Alejandro Garcia Lagarda

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You are looking at the work of Mexican artist Alejandro Garcia Lagarda. Check out the rest on his Myspace page. Hes good people.

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David Constantino Salazar

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” My intentions are not to create a specimen of the animal, but to use the image of the pigeon for its iconic association to the urban environment, as an allegorical portrayal of the city’s growth and expansion. Rather than the reputed bacterial scruff, I imagine a delightfully gigantic pigeon adorned with magnificent plumage, a grand display of baroque extravagance. In its stance I see both hubris and humility, its overbearing size a direct reflection of its city’s immoderation. ” – David Constantino Salazar

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Carla Gannis

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Carla Gannis, originally from North Carolina, currently lives and works in New York. Trained as a painter and having received her BFA from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her MFA from Boston University, Gannis shifted to producing digital print and multi-media installation work in the late 1990’s.

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Antonio Gonzales Paucar

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Antonio Gonzales Paucar <-- Born 1973 in Peru; Lives & works in Berlin.

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