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Kayan Kwok

 photo Day139_zpsb802005d.jpg  photo Day136_zpsad126b0e.jpg  photo Day128_zps4d511bbf.jpg Kayan Kwok is an artist, illustration and a graphic designer based in Hong Kong. Vintage, retro, pin up, collage are the keywords for her works, she also is fascinated by the advertisment duing the 1920 – 1960 in American. Therefore her work reflected certain element from back then but then she also added some graphic design element, which make it different from traditional collage.  photo Day141_zps0927a0ff.jpg  photo Day127_zps0db8b14f.jpg  photo Day137_zpsc66d8690.jpg

Eckart Hahn

 photo tumblr_mbow777dHN1rifzhno1_1280_zpse88d16e8.jpg  photo tumblr_mk810zVBFP1rifzhno1_1280_zpsfcd74a51.jpg Eckart Hahn was born in 1971 in Freiburg/Breisgau. Eckart Hahn has had numerous shows in many German and American galleries. His works are parts of prestigious collections in Europe and North America. In 2005, he received the Prize of the Artists Association in Württemberg.  photo tumblr_mbovy3cAEM1rifzhno1_1280_zps225b1614.jpg

Roger Hiorns

 photo 2012_022_DE_HALLEN_ROGER_HIORNS_2012_PH_GJ_vanROOIJ0_zps7537a5a6.jpg  photo 2012_Hiorns_DeHallen_Installation_2012j0_zpsb2b9d9e5.jpg  photo 2012_019_DE_HALLEN_ROGER_HIORNS_2012_PH_GJ_vanROOIJ0_zps43c7c410.jpg Roger Hiorns’ sculptural work generates and inhabits interstices between dissentient ideas: construction and destruction; the theological and the technological; temporality and permanence; authoritarian control and organic spontaneity. His objects are threaded with an unease that ties them, and our experience of them, to the amorphous, unrelenting global anxiety which suffuses our everyday understanding and reality. (via Luhring Augustine)  photo Untitled_Surface_2_2014_60_zpsb7eecebb.jpg  photo 012DE-HALLEN-ROGER-HIORNS-2012-PHGJ_vanROOIJ_zps095cced3.jpg  photo Untitled_Security_Object_2013_63_zps1472eaf4.jpg

Beniamino Leone

 photo tumblr_mt8fcls3xs1rqy52co1_1280_zps9aa87901.jpg  photo tumblr_n3k4rkvLhE1rqy52co1_1280_zps682559a9.jpg Here's a super talented painter hailing from Rome, Italy --- Beniamino Leone.  photo tumblr_mvafr1o0GX1rqy52co1_1280_zpsc71e9c64.jpg  photo tumblr_moss6nnjy11rqy52co1_1280_zps47a02002.jpg

Salustiano

 photo Untitled-2_zps7977f5e0.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zpsc1f5aa72.jpg  photo Untitled-5_zps29231c57.jpg Absolutely fantastic work from Spanish artist Salustiano. More to view here.  photo Untitled-4_zps9841b295.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsfe2c3b67.jpg

Dana Holst

 photo wolf_zps4d98e3d9.jpg  photo lady_bird_zpsf0c990f6.jpg  photo recluse_zpsd8d2d39f.jpg  photo scorpion_zps3d02edf8.jpg Dana Holst is a mid career Canadian artist based in Edmonton, Alberta, working primarily in painting, drawing and printmaking. Holst’s work is an ongoing investigation into the human experience, focusing on the self and it’s place within society. Themes of social stereotyping and power struggles between the sexes are habitual for Holst who obsesses with depicting the female experience in conflict. Her girl figures are usually dressed in frilly costumes with matching hair bows and equally menacing emotions. Mysterious scenarios for the wayward girls include hunting for wild animals and living out fairytale fantasies in an attempt to find and exert power.  photo pink_toes_zps197af120.jpg  photo hobo_zpsea84d4f3.jpg  photo jewel_zpsa89a6d95.jpg

Michael Murph’s Gun Country

 photo tumblr_ncs5mbjhH71qdt6e2o1_500_zpsa0da7e65.jpg  photo IMG_5631_zps07685517.jpg  photo tumblr_ncs5mbjhH71qdt6e2o5_500_zps9c112c14.jpg 'Artist Michael Murph has created Gun Country, a site specific installation that consists of 130 toy guns for the open art competition ArtPrize this year.' Link.  photo tumblr_ncs5mbjhH71qdt6e2o2_500_zps380eea92.jpg  photo tumblr_ncs5mbjhH71qdt6e2o4_500_zps992b359b.jpg

Hikari Shimoda

 photo tumblr_mr619sYXND1r1ljcro1_1280_zps21a5c9b3.jpg  photo tumblr_mr61apvggw1r1ljcro1_1280_zps5cbc2eba.jpg Based in Nagano, Japan, Hikari Shimoda first studied illustration at the prestigious Kyoto Saga University of Art and Aoyama Juku School before beginning her career as a contemporary artist in 2008. Soon afterward, Shimoda was selected for her first solo exhibition at Motto Gallery in Tokyo, and since then has held exhibitions annually in galleries worldwide, spanning Japan, the United States, Canada, and Milano, Italy. Shimoda’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist, and fantasy meets reality. She credits the Japanese pop culture she grew up with as the main source of inspiration of her Lowbrow “Irasuto” style, which means artwork made by people inspired by anime and manga. There are often children putting on heroic costumes such as Superman and “shojo” or magical girls, an anime sub-genre of young girls who use magic. Through depicting children especially, Shimoda reveals the problems people in today’s society struggle with from within. Children possess a simple existence because their identity is ambiguous which provides her with an original point of view. In her “Whereabouts of God” portrait series of other-worldly horned children, she also comments on Christianity’s anointment of Jesus Christ as savior of humanity and mirror of our fantasy heroes. These characters not only represent heroism but an adult desire to watch our children grow and defend the world we have constructed. With each new piece, Shimoda advances her search for salvation and her deeper understanding of this chaotic world.  photo tumblr_mib2zcSF1d1r1ljcro1_1280_zpsc0533897.jpg  photo tumblr_mib2xni39m1r1ljcro1_1280_zpsda4f7b02.jpg

Victor Safonkin

 photo 0-energyofmilk_zps0a86bf09.jpg  photo 0-onlyyou_zpscac3c48e.jpg  photo 0-hydra_zps7cdd3170.jpg Victor Safonkin (born August 22, 1967 at Saransk) is a surrealist painter. Victor Safonkin's work is self-described as Eurosurrealism or European classic surrealism & symbolism. His work is redolent of Salvador Dalí or more particularly Hieronymus Bosch. Victor's work has been highly acclaimed and in 2005 he was invited to exhibit at the European Parliament in Brussels. The rock band Killing Joke used his Inhuman Rearing as an album cover in 2006. Viktor Safonkin is featured in the 2007 Venus and the Female Intuition, published by SALBRU. Safonkin has been called "one of the most brilliant artists I have seen in a long time" by master Surrealist Professor Ernst Fuchs.  photo storm1_zps41480a7e.jpg  photo 0-progresideas_zps14394d6c.jpg

Huy Lam

 photo DSCF02401_zps6f7df6c0.jpg  photo DSCF02521_zps7c985ffb.jpg  photo DSCF05521_zpseda4c50d.jpg  photo DSCF05581_zps51af19ad.jpg " My latest expression are these light sculptures that I've created. The idea came about when I was left with a bunch of edison bulbs after different DIY build and while hanging out with a friend, I'd noticed he had a bunch of offcut wood laying around. Using the wood as the base, I drilled holes for the bulb(s) and dowels and played around with compositions. I wanted to create a sense of atmosphere and I did this by using different width and length dowels. A perception of depth and space is also created by the shadows. I hope you enjoy them." - Huy Lam  photo DSCF03161_zps5ea86ec1.jpg  photo DSCF03371_zps7408cbf5.jpg