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DEARRAINDROP

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DEARRAINDROP is an artist collective based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. DEARRAINDROP incorporates diverse disciplines that work together to create multifaceted sculptures and installations. Part of the collective’s operating philosophy is modeled on the idea that our greatest human capability is the ability to work together to achieve a greater goal. DEARRAINDROP’s work incorporates painting, collage, video, large-scale, interactive installation pieces, and hand-fabricated musical instruments. Joe Grillo and Laura Grant founded DEARRAINDROP in 1998. The collective is currently comprised of five artists: Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, Billy Grant, Chris Kucinski and Owen Osborn. ‘ (via V1gallery)

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Konstantin Datz

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Check out this rubik’s cube for the blind designed by graphic artist Konstantin Datz (born in 1988 in Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg)

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Michael Abraham

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Born in Montreal in 1965, Michael Abraham began his studies in life drawing and compositional painting at the Ontario College of Art (1984-88), In his fourth year at OCA he was awarded the top figure drawing award. He was teacher’s assistant during a year of postgraduate education in Florence, Italy (1990-91). Abraham has been painting full time since 1992. He currently lives and works in Delta, British Columbia.

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Jose Morraja

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Jose Morraja is a Berlin-based artist who worked for: Diesel, 55DSL, Tretorn, Sebastian Professional, Sasoon, Vanity Fair, Oysho, Calzedonia, Tezenis, Intimissimi, Hazel, Walter & Thompson, Bankinter, and the list goes on and on and on…

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Dirk Staschke

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” As a species, our arrangements are centered on organizing the planet to fit our needs and desires. We arrange our finances, property, affairs, health, and our eventual end. Along the way we rearrange material resources, usually transforming them into wealth. The cycle is complete, or is it? In the studio I arrange shape and form, creating opportunities for light and shadow (and perhaps wealth). These arrangements are informed by the mundane ritual of eating that is long celebrated in ceramics. Unlike the potter whose empty dishes present an opportunity, my settings come prearranged as opulent, inedible meals that are simultaneously beautiful and disgusting. In this process, sustenance becomes merely a concept forever locked in its sculptural form and eating becomes a metaphor for excessive material consumption. Like an extravagant meal, the arrangements we make to further our desires can come with painful unintended consequences. My recent body of work explores notions of gluttony and cultural excess. ” – Dirk Staschke

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Gordon Cheung

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Gordon Cheung is of Hong Kong origin and born in London 1975 where he lives and works. Cheung’s multi-media art capture the hallucinations between the virtual and actual realities of a globalised world oscillating between Utopia and Dystopia. Spray paint, oil, acrylic, pastels, stock listings and ink collide in his works to form epic techno-sublime vistas. Cheung graduated from the Royal College of Art, 2001 and whilst a student he instigated and was the organiser of ‘Assembly’ exhibiting 172 MA art graduates in 2 disused Victorian school buildings. ‘ (via Jack Shaiman)

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Anne-Julie Aubry

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Anne-Julie Aubry was born in 1980 in a small town in Eastern France. She graduated from Beaux-Arts, Ecole de L’Image of Epinal (east of France), with a degree in Illustration at age 21. Her work appears in several exhibitions, catalogs, children’s books, magazines and websites. She also love to create various things with her hands. In February 2007, she decided to open a shop annejulie.etsy.com and moved to another one, early 2009: The Nebulous Kingdom. The world of Anne-Julie is divided in two parts. She has a whimsical side and a darker one. Her inspiration comes from her childhood, from fairytales, from music and movies, Nature, dreams… but it also comes from her everyday life. ‘ (via 88point5)

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TrustoCorp

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TrustoCorp is a New York based artist (or artists) dedicated to highlighting the hypocrisy and hilarity of human behavior through sarcasm and satire. TrustoCorp targets areas in the public domain typically reserved for messages of trust and authority and subverts them with messages of mayhem and absurdity hijacked from the visual style of our authorities.

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Melodie Mousset

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With or Without You or Constructing Intricate Rituals Which Allow You to Touch the Skin of Other, performance avec Catherine Favre. Work by Melodie Mousset.

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Daryll Peirce

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Daryll Peirce was born in Reno, Nevada in 1978 and and after receiving his BFA from the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, Colorado, has since worked incessantly as a painter, designer, illustrator, occasional curator, and creative. His work has been hosted in multiple national and international exhibitions and galleries as well as on external public walls. Features of his work can be found in publications such as Juxtapoz, Blackbook, Print, ISM Quarterly, Happy, Beautiful Decay, Automatic, various city papers and websites like Wooster Collective, Slam Hype, Fecal Face, Scene360, No New Enemies, Coolhunting, and Modart Europe. Although he moves and travels often he currently considers Oakland, California home.

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