Bodily Candles

 photo bodily-candles-3_zpsva33o75i.jpg  photo bodily-candles-4_zps8m5wy2zi.jpg " Do they belong in a museum? Are they naked and heavily-deformed members of a travelling freak show? Or perhaps the result of some brutal experiment involving Sloth from 'The Goonies'? We'll let you make up your own mind but we call them Bodily Candles. As each of them burns, one grimaces and the other just suffers in silence, but this is no reason for you to feel sad – think of it as though you're sending them off to a better place where they will no longer be mocked for their sinister physical appearance. Meticulously hand crafted and highly detailed, they may be utterly freakish but these curious prosthetic ornaments still possess an unexplainable charm and make a refreshing change from your average twee candle." Buy here.  photo bodily-candles-2_zps6uc2wm6d.jpg  photo bodily-candles-xl_zpsjiy9c1zj.jpg

Jack Vanzet

 photo tumblr_ngfxna6uKJ1qa6y0bo1_1280_zpsluxkybaj.jpg  photo tumblr_nl9y6ez2Gz1qa6y0bo1_1280_zpsceqmxm53.jpg  photo tumblr_nu0xb3Pp8S1qa6y0bo1_1280_zpsnuljgufa.jpg Jack Vanzet is a 24 year old creative director and multidisciplinary artist from Melbourne, Australia. Jack works in the fields of graphic design, art direction, typography, illustration and branding.  photo tumblr_noum1v5kFE1qa6y0bo1_1280_zpsw5s83adc.jpg  photo tumblr_nl324lsc0F1qa6y0bo1_1280_zpsmbham9uh.jpg


 photo FULL_HINA11_zps8fsbqfdn.jpg  photo FULL_KAHU_zpsmacsoum7.jpg  photo FULL_MALIHINI1_zpswk75q0l6.jpg Hula travels the world creating paintings which capture the emotions and interactions between the figures and their environment. With each piece, Hula merges his backgrounds in both street and fine art.  photo KUULEI4_zpsidvviclj.jpg  photo FULL_PUUWAI_zpsut6xwnef.jpg  photo tumblr_nwjow5iLJF1s5qhggo1_540_zpsh71qmbrl.jpg

Renee Brown

 photo image 1_zpse5tlb6n9.png  photo image_zpstf8w93qn.png " My sculptures are crafted from a personal vernacular of beauty. Referencing objects from the mineral world, I am inspired by the endless possibilities of surface and composition. My imagination’s interpretation of these objects flow into the work, often bypassing what might rationally be found in nature. This blurred line between reality and created reality intrigues me. Minerals that are mined for ceramic supply enter my studio in their pummeled state and are transformed into the visual essence of their original existence. This redemptive quality reflects my journey as an artist striving to incorporate the seemingly disparate concepts of ancient world and modern life. It is fulfilling to convey elemental inspiration through a modern studio practice; using industrialized processes to bring my naturally inspired work into the vernacular of contemporary ceramics." - Renee Brown  photo image 2_zps16qtitst.png  photo image 3_zpsllgjgyup.png

Beata “Bea” Szenfeld

 photo bea_szenfeld_-_swimwear_haute_couture_-_by_kristian-loveborg_01-small_zpsdi090ggq.jpg  photo bea_szenfeld_-_swimwear_haute_couture_-_by_kristian-loveborg_02-small_zpsekxu4jlm.jpg Beata "Bea" Szenfeld (born 23 December 1972 in Poland) is a Swedish designer and fashion designer. She is known for her artistic and experimental creations with unusual fabrics and contexts. She has also designed invitations and held exhibitions with art work.  photo bea_szenfeld_-_swimwear_haute_couture_-_by_kristian-loveborg_03-small_zpsflklifwa.jpg  photo bea_szenfeld_-_swimwear_haute_couture_-_by_kristian-loveborg_04-small_zpsqvqwmj04.jpg

Lee Griggs

 photo a559518eef28710a1a256366de6af189_zpssdba1zqx.jpg  photo 7b1bc0e5f74841704394ba5cc2e80c58_zpscfztduvk.jpg  photo 38bc16d32d3ce78ff7fc6cd077aef40f_zpshhho625o.jpg  photo 491f08454f07d838dac1859f9ed4e209_zpsppbm8tij.jpg Super cool series of facial deformations with geometrically-shaped skin by Spanish designer Lee Griggs. Have a look guys!  photo 3f5a3cabb35699eeb583409c4cc282d7_zps6qsbnexi.jpg  photo 82f1d917641bbd3da21ffe2600755ed3_zpsay543upc.jpg  photo 79ac3e2f172cb2e1dd5dd802043521ea_zps4eonyiqm.jpg

Eero Lampinen

 photo EeroLampinen-sorcererWEB_2_760_zpsgo8sv7h0.jpg  photo YO-EeroLampinen_760_zps0szserqs.jpg " I'm a Helsinki based illustrator who works with ink, brushes, watercolor and a dreamy digital color palette. My drawings are an intriguing blend of fantasy and pop culture, often depicting offbeat characters in adjacent realities." - Eero Lampinen  photo gardenerFLAT_760_zps5quxclit.jpg

Matt Ritchie aka Matt136

 photo 46_DSC0912_1024x1024_zpsq6cullst.jpg  photo 47_DSC0913_1024x1024_zpsdyuih4ln.jpg  photo truck_1024x1024_zpsnpltbtbw.jpg Matt Ritchie aka Matt136 - A child of the 1970s, Matt’s work surveys an eclectic array of different sub-cultures, including everything from Battle Star Galactica and The Micronauts to classic comic books, video games and cartoons. His range of interests are only matched by his encyclopedic expertise on each subject. Matt’s childhood memories serve as an endless catalogue for all-things-cool, listening to him explain his work is like having an docent into a limitless underground world. Working in his signature style, Matt’s wood-cut paintings are distinct in both their small scale and crisp aesthetic. Drawing from the bold graphic artistry of comic books and tattoo illustration, Matt’s work remains steadfastly clean and minimal. Being that each piece is composed on cut wood, the work borders on sculptural, all while retaining the bold illustrative aesthetic that Matt cultivates. (via Spoke Art Gallery)  photo 43_DSC0909_1024x1024_zpsvrwfoiqc.jpg  photo 70_DSC0991_e18ed46a-ab12-4419-a6d8-3e8c1a9f9efe_1024x1024_zpskxsd7niy.jpg

Peter Shmelzer

 photo timthumb_new 3_zpsehahdhwy.jpg  photo timthumb_new 2_zpsfbo1yafr.jpg  photo timthumb_new 5_zpshtiz6uvc.jpg " I see visual art as a method of measuring and reflecting the world and our place in it. Like the written or spoken word, it is a system for elucidating that which evades our immediate understanding. There is a contemporary compulsion to impose trends and to forecast even the most ephemeral and unpredictable of things through the endless collection of data. Though this has yielded great social/scientific/economic fruit, it may be ill-suited to deal with the absurdity of human interaction. Images that work entirely outside the world of reason may be better-suited to telling the story of how we act and interact. I have tried, in my work, to create a mythological vocabulary outside of traditional religious or historical systems. Characters are set outside of identifiable context (they cannot be placed in time or located in a particular culture) but their faces are real, familiar, human faces that may remind the viewer of a neighbour or a friend (though, admittedly, gone terribly wrong). The primary aim is to evoke an emotional response and, then, to allow the viewer to speculate on the narrative. Why are these people here? How did they get this way? What are they doing to each other?" - Peter Shmelzer  photo timthumb_new_zpsx5lghqf2.jpg  photo timthumb_new 1_zps33wf9mbv.jpg  photo timthumb_new 4_zpszmrjiabw.jpg

Femke Hiemstra

 photo felix-de-foret_zps1tfyrnod.jpg  photo -----_zpszkq8hhqb.jpg  photo OMG_zpsbmq5pi9i.jpg Amsterdam based painter Femke Hiemstra’s meticulously tight, jewel like mixed media paintings and exquisitely rendered black and white drawings are homes to a dark fairytale land where inanimate objects come to life and frolic with animal neighbors. Lollipops become ship captains, strawberries become giant wrestlers, and vegetables become Halloween gods with lantern eyes. Femke occasionally uses typography in her work, using words from various languages and letters in her paintings to further enhance the narrative while still retaining a playful sense of mystery, or as a visual device to frame in the scenery, as if you were looking at her world through a secret window. She also uses found objects to paint on, such as boxes and wrappers, to create imaginary products with magical properties.Drawing from a range of influences, from firework wrappers to Japanese woodblock prints, Femke’s use of both pop culture detritus and child-like fantasy create a vibrant playground for the imagination, with each piece looking like a portal for a fantastic adventure, which is left up to the viewer to imagine the story that lies inside. (via Roq La Rue)  photo --by-Femke-Hiemstra_zpstc7uab0d.jpg  photo 14345_102451976443443_1000003592268_zpsuebyjlv5.jpg