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Scott Anderson

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Scott Anderson <-- Born 1973 Urbana, IL; 2003 MFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 1997 BFA, Kansas State University; Lives and works in Chicago

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Stormtroopers 365

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Here’s what Stormtroopers do when they have some free time. Check out Stéfan’s photostream on Flickr for more photos. Thank you Slaven for the link!

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Julian Gallasch

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Gotta share more work from artist Julian Gallasch (based in Brazil) for I am numbed by his awesomeness!

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Kwon Kyung Yup

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‘ Here is the memory in the body, the trauma remembered by the body. The feeling of love toward a little girl around or younger than adolescent age, is called the Lolita syndrome. The emotion evoked by Lolita, strictly speaking, is closer to compassion than to love. Or rather, it might be the mixture of both. In any case, her asexuality or immature sexuality and the psychological unrest or uneasiness caused by it stir the emotion. Occasionally, she herself knows what part of herself moves people’s mind and intentionally displays and use it. It is none other than the image of an infirm and feeble-minded girl, which not only arouses the sexual fantasy more feminine than actual grown-up women but also stimulates the protection instinct of the man. Girls like this appear in Kwon Kyung Yup’s paintings. The asexual and immature sexual identity, the images of sickly and weak-spirited girls invoke the Lolita syndrome. While being depicted realistically, they are felt as unreal beings, looking artificial like animation characters or mannequins. The overlapping of tantalizingly realistic depiction and the image of purity suggested by the aseptic, unnatural condition as if being cleared of worldly pollution increases a strange tension. ‘

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Diego Gravinese

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Here are some more paintings from the talented Diego Gravinese whom we previously-blogged. A-m-a-z-i-n-g!

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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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