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Encarnado by Lucy Pereira

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” My creative practice draws on my desire to think about fragility, to reflect about an eager to learn and understand the human body, to comprehend limits, straights, weaknesses, and contents. The body of work exists in the territory of sculpture, installation and drawings. All the installations expect to lead us into reflections about materially, corporeality and impermanence. The plasticity of the materials chosen reflects the desire to create delicate, intricate, organics and fragile natures, it is used as a metaphor to speak about weakness, fractures, instability and ruins, resembling characteristics that one find in the human body. The drawings, extremely intricate and detailed, are studies for further installations. Common to all the works the saturation illustrate overloaded surfaces resulting in a negotiation between the work and the viewer due to the visual complexities. I´m interested in the ambiguity between the beautiful and the grotesque, the ephemeral and permanent. There is a sense of nostalgia as well an acceptance that an art work can have a time life as our selves.” – Lucy Pereira

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Yonathan Setyawan

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Albert Yonathan Setyawan started his study in ceramic in 2002 at Faculty of visual art, Bandung Institute of Technology. After graduated in 2007 he started to develop several series of ceramic installations and drawings. In his works he combined simplified forms of human, animals, plants, and geometric shapes and usually arrange them repetitively into a geometric configuration. Although his drawings might look different visually from the ceramic works, both of them represent the same characteristic and that is repetition. He believe that repetition stands as a mantra even for our simple daily activities. For him repetition is the way to express his fascination in human spirituality. He believes in the spiritual connection between human and nature. Recently he started to incorporated performance as part of his ceramic installations. Cosmic Labyrinth series presented for the first time in his solo exhibition at Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore in 2011 titled Temple of Threshold. Last year one of the labyrinth works titled Cosmic Labyrinth : A Silent Pathway presented in Indonesian Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale, Italy together with 4 other Indonesian artists. The labyrinth consisted of hundreds of stupa-like shapes arranged manually into a labyrinth pattern. The labyrinth stands as a symbol of human soul and a pathway to spiritual enlightenment. He took post graduate program in visual art at the same former university and graduated in 2012. Received a scholarship from Japanese Ministry of Education to take further studies in ceramic art. This year he is taking Master Course in ceramic art at Kyoto Seika University. Working and living in Kyoto, Japan currently while trying to maintain his small ceramic studio in Bandung, Indonesia through the helps of friends and some fellow artists.

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Jakub Czyż

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I stumbled across Polish illustrator Jakub Czyż‘s portfolio on Behance Network the other day. I dig.

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Vivian Shih

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Los Angeles based artist and illustrator Vivian Shih is a lover of sweets, fashion, the outdoors, and live music. Inspired by human emotions, so-called mundane stories, nature’s beauty, personal style and experiences, she embrace all forms of art and design and believe that no matter how simple the task there is always an opportunity to creating something magical. Vivian earned a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in 2013.

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Christian Lemmerz

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Christian Lemmerz’ oeuvre’s span is extensive and pluralistic. Regardless of the material, the form or the medium employed, Lemmerz’ work can generally be characterized by aesthetics of effect. The artworks grasp out and clutch into the surrounding environment and call for more than merely contemplation. There are only a few themes and taboos that are not turned upside down in the Lemmerzian universe, which has been stretched between, on the one side, Kant, Heidegger and other philosophers and authors, and on the other, a mass-media dominated world where suffering and death are central themes in an examination that circles around identity, existence and being.

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Naomi Devil

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Naomi Devil has found her artistic identity and has created her own pool of topics at a very early stage of her carrier. Her artistic production manifests itself between deconstruction and reconstruction, decomposition and composition. She has a relaxed, easy-going and flexible personality and is capable of re-interpretation.

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Paul Chan

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Paul Chan was born in 1973 in Hong Kong and was raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996 and an MFA from Bard College in 2002. From the outset of his career, Chan has worked simultaneously as political activist and artist, known for such varied practices as his animated film projections and his invented fonts.

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Christina Zimmer Robinson

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” My artwork is an ongoing documentation of my immediate frame of reference. I tend to take an introspective approach to art, allowing my intuition to guide me through what needs to be communicated with each piece. Many of my works portray emotions brought upon by the human condition while others simply serve as a meditational outlet through color and shape. My interests include: identity, coping strategies, addiction, and mental health.” – Christina Zimmer Robinson

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Julian Day

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Take a minute or two and check out Julian Day. One talented guy, I promise.

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Leonardo Drew

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Leonardo Drew is known for his dynamic large-scale sculptural installations. On the one hand, Drew’s sculptures can be seen as exercises in formalism rooted in the very experience of looking. On the other hand, these works explore memory by employing a wide range of material to evoke common elements of the human experience and of our diverse histories. (via Sikkema Jenkins Co.)

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