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Michael Sailstorfer

 photo 120712MichaelSailstorfer4_zps2586726b.jpg  photo 120712MichaelSailstorfer3_zps1e2395a7.jpg  photo Michael-Sailstorfer-Forst-2010-Berlinische-Galerie-2012_zpsbfc1c9c4.jpeg Michael Sailstorfer’s artistic position is to constantly question and expand the classical notion of sculpture. With his often elaborately produced works he puts the processes of daily life in unusual relationships towards each other. He incorporates light, sound and smell within his installations thereby generating images of poetic power. His installation of a hanging car tire rotating in vain and rubbing against the wall without being able to get away, became renowned in 2005. In doing so the tire abrades and spreads a typical pungent odor. He dedicated his first big solo exhibition 2012 in Berlin to the central theme of the forest. In the installation „Forst (forest)“ five upside down hanging trees which rotate slowly occupy the whole of the ten meter high exhibition space. In the same year Michael Sailstorfer was awarded the Vattenfall Contemporary 2012. (via Monochromatic Axonometric)  photo 120712MichaelSailstorfer1_zps06e67fbe.jpg  photo VisitorsForest_zpsbc148b63.jpg

Robert Xavier Burden

" I want to renew my faded sense of childhood awe." Robert Xavier Burden (previously-blogged)

Isa Genzken

 photo Hauser-Wirth-London-Savile-Row-Isa-Genzken-Installation-view-6_zps99ecba26.jpg  photo Hauser-Wirth-London-Savile-Row-Isa-Genzken-Installation-view-11-629x700_zps19e9e4d6.jpg  photo IMG_2226_zps9c8f5751.jpg Isa Genzken (born 1948, Bad Oldesloe, Schleswig-Holstein) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Berlin. Her primary media are sculpture and installation, using a wide variety of materials, including concrete, plaster, wood and textile. She also works with photography, video, film and collage.  photo Hauser-Wirth-London-Savile-Row-Isa-Genzken-Installation-view-8-758x700_zps4cd39e47.jpg  photo Hauser-Wirth-London-Savile-Row-Isa-Genzken-Installation-view-7_zpsa3e762af.jpg

Shu Yong

 photo shu-yong_zps464055db.jpg Shu Yong <-- 1974 Born in Xupu, Hunan Province, China; Lives and works in Beijing and Guangzhou, China  photo china1____zps80d44e70.jpg

Minni Havas

 photo tumblr_n3uh3iC0HQ1txjfgko1_r1_1280_zpse3593353.jpg  photo Minni_Havas_tigerface_zpsfa2fbcc9.jpg Minni Havas is an illustrator based in Helsinki. Having studied fashion design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, her focus is mainly on fashion illustration. Minni uses colour pencils to draw detailed pictures with magical colours and arrangements somewhere in the borderlands of the real and the imaginary.  photo Minni_Havas_TRENDI_beauty_zps402b88f3.jpg

David O’Kane

 photo 2012-blindsight-field_zpsa9a0fd75.jpg  photo 2012-blindsight-projections_zpsdbe5b600.jpg David O’Kane studied from 2007 until 2012 in Leipzig under professor Neo Rauch at the Hochschule für Grafik Buchkunst. He received a Diplom Degree (with distinction) in 2009 and a Meisterschüler Degree in 2012. He received an extended DAAD Scholarship for his studies in Germany. He also holds a 1st Class Joint-Honours Degree in Fine Art from NCAD in Dublin.  photo 2012-blindsight_zpse748ca3d.jpg  photo 2012-blindsight-reenactment_zps77902e43.jpg

Lynda Howitt

 photo Howitt_Poseidons-Dream_-96x72_oil_2012jpg_74632_zps3335e317.jpg  photo linda_howitt_retrospect_galleries_Tickled_pink_36x36__oil_2011_webjpg_24335_zps1917e222.jpg  photo linda_howitt_retrospect_galleries__Cherry_36x36__oil_2012_webjpg_48826_zps4b0b7408.jpg Lynda Howitt's lifelong love for the ocean is reflected in her paintings. Her work radiates a warmth that is compelling, perhaps due to the universal qualities of her subject matter, but also because of her unique vision, in which the opposite elements of nature are successfully merged as to become a single entity. There is a sense of weightlessness and light that embodies her work. Artworks of softly modulating hues, lifting highlights and strokes suggesting clouds or waves breaking, the sea and sky are interwoven, barely distinguishable. She has less interest in depicting specifics of nature than in evoking a sense of emotion.  photo linda_howitt_retrospect_galleries_Coconut_Kiss_36x36__oil_2012_webjpg_10157_zps4f983444.jpg  photo linda_howitt_retrospect_galleries_Flamingos_Dream_96x72__oil_webjpg_81519_zps851082d5.jpg

Alvaro Tapia

 photo 134_hollysharpe700_v2_zps984b875c.jpg  photo 134_charly_zps20b803fd.jpg  photo 134_andex07700px_zps22f9e571.jpg Alvaro Tapia is a talented graphic designer, filmmaker and illustrator currently working in Valparaíso, Chile. Website here.  photo 134_cespedeslow_zpsf201339d.jpg  photo 134_karin_zps014e9b3b.jpg

Aisha Zeijpveld

 photo Photography-by-Aisha-Zeijpveld-1_zps03dadaf7.jpg  photo Surreal-Portraits-by-Aisha-Zeijpveld-Yellowtrace-01_zpsd84db766.jpg  photo Aisha_Zeijpveld_web_032_zps3eb08fb6.jpg Aisha Zeijpveld (1983) obtained her degree at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Living in Amsterdam she works as freelancer for a variety of commercial magazines, while continuously pursuing her personal work. Zeijpveld’s focus on people their nakedness and vulnerability yet simultaneously their potency and pride characterizes her photography. She aims for the absurd, allowing her photographs to be posited on the interface of reality and dream-world, while always maintaining their functionality and clarity.  photo Photography-by-Aisha-Zeijpveld-8_zps52261fd7.jpg  photo Aisha-Zeijpveld-8_zps82d5ee5b.jpg  photo Aisha_Zeijpveld_Photography_02_zps4325e2de.jpg

Ana Benaroya

 photo AnaBenaroya_Marilyn_zps0f27f1d7.png  photo SummerMyth_AnaBenaroya_zpsdbb6e8d0.jpg  photo AnaBenaroya_PetGrooming_zpsaaa30665.jpg Check out the colorful work of illustrator Ana Benaroya - What's not to love?  photo AnaBenaroya_FECfinal_zps8c6155ff.jpg  photo Suburbia_AnaBenaroya_zpsfd207044.jpg