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Greg Brotherton

 photo GregBrotherton02_zpsdaceeaf1.jpg  photo GregBrotherton01_zps0909d736.jpg  photo 150886_468913858601_122503128601_5712158_1336586_n_zps56e389fb.jpg  photo sculptures-by-greg-brotherton-part2-4_zpseb44b2fd.jpg Greg Brotherton creates meticulously detailed sculpture, using steel, wood, glass, concrete and unusual found objects. Greatly inspired by the dystopian and political fiction of the early 20th century, his pieces emerge from Kafkaesque imagery around themes of escape and discovery. Brotherton’s vision is one of lonely isolation in a post-industrial world where one being, tinkering away with silent genius, could become the hope of the future.  photo 13030213-gregBROTHERTON-PushedAround1_zps899e8098.jpg  photo 14030213-gregBROTHERTON-PushedAround2_zps4b44d715.jpg

Cil Laurens

 photo 2011CILLAURENS_SKULL_zps34e6045d.jpg  photo CILLAURENS13_SLEEPweb_zps074961d8.jpg  photo 2011CILLAURENS_EAGLE_zps7a8bca81.jpg " I create my paintings by sketching with graphite. Created on wood, my drawings and paintings are filled with graphic patterns, the patterns in the hairs are all details of structures I see around me. I am intrigued by the way we can experience our surroundings with our eyes closed, as if we are able to listen to our own inner self in a more pure way. This is why the females in my work look like they are dreaming with their eyes closed – and feeling pure in their uncovered skin – as if they don’t seem to notice us viewers. But when her eyes look at us – into the world – their naked skin is covered because of the awareness of the world around them. " - Cil Laurens  photo CILLAURENS13_FINIS_web_zps9721806d.jpg  photo LADYSAILFISH_zpsb98f7181.jpg

Brett Williams

 photo tumblr_msy9tc2bHn1rhh8fao1_1280_zps2550e8c0.jpg  photo tumblr_mb13px0Kvl1rhh8fao1_1280_zpsd760494b.jpg  photo tumblr_md2jr5GfGd1rhh8fao1_1280_zps03ee0687.jpg " My artwork is based mainly on solitude and the exploration of vulnerability and emotional rawness through colour and the body. I have always been fascinated by the body, it’s curves and blemishes, whether bony or voluptuous, and the beauty that lies in our shared imperfections. I choose to leave the backgrounds blank, or flat with colour and am experimenting with perspective to accentuate the mood of the portraits. I primarily use chalk pastels and work on acid free 300 gram paper. The direct contact with the chalk and paper is intensely visceral and feels somewhat like sculpture. It is a very personal, freehand method but has to be very precise, as mistakes cannot be erased." - Brett Williams  photo tumblr_mbo2ril1XW1rhh8fao1_1280_zps7a81e8ef.jpg  photo tumblr_mmlex5sFpS1rhh8fao2_1280_zpsca8a2a46.jpg

Holly Andres

 photo OutsidetheForbiddenBedroom_Andres_1000_zpsfe7f0007.jpg  photo Liz-sPalaceofBeauty1_1000_zpsd1723813.jpg  photo 3_zpsf854ff84.jpg Holly Andres uses photography to examine the complexities of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. Typically her images rely on a tension between an apparently approachable subject matter and a darker, sometimes disturbing subtext. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Istanbul, Turkey and Portland Oregon where she lives and works.  photo Holly_ANdres_6_1000_zps4ed1ed66.jpg  photo 2_zps9d8139ab.jpg  photo 1_zps39616e91.jpg

Marine Light

 photo tumblr_mkot08WiVf1r05oujo2_400_zpsdf471767.jpg  photo tumblr_mkot08WiVf1r05oujo3_400_zpsdd724174.jpg This project is inspired by the sea. Through the unconventional use of seaweed as a main material for a domestic environment, the product plays on the tension between the artistic and the commercial. Ancient cultures have appreciated and utilized seaweeds for different uses. Today, seaweeds are cultivated and harvested on a commercial scale, as a result of a growing interest driven by environmental concerns. The Marine Light lamp combines a metal base and a structure of thin metal strings for the lamp-shade. The seaweeds are applied on the metal strings while still fresh. As they dry, they shrink and obtain the form of the lamp-shade. A mixture of preserving material is applied to preserve them.  photo Untitled-1_zps16a4bd55.jpg

Heaven by Anne Wenzel

 photo 03_08_03_heaven-6_72_zpsc74b4b9b.jpg  photo 03_08_04_heaven-9_72_zpse1d782d9.jpg  photo 03_08_08_heaven-8_72_zps36b507fe.jpg Heaven (ceramics, coaldust, wood) installation by visual artist Anne Wenzel. Please check out the rest of her work.  photo 03_08_06_heaven-1_72_zpsa48f1d2e.jpg  photo 03_08_01_heaven-overview_72_zps2a2850fc.jpg

Mark Boyle

 photo A_Quiet_Evening_zps9af581bd.jpg  photo Fathers_Helper_zps97a2a759.jpg  photo BlueReflections_zpse9db71e5.jpg " In my early years, I explored ravines and woods near my house. Often being late for dinner lost in another world. A serious interest in painting developed at 11 years old. As I recall, my first painting was of a rainbow trout. My parents hired local artists to instruct me privately during my teen years. A person who really taught good basics was Carl Christophersen. In painting lessons, Carl taught me to divide objects into shapes and planes with hard and soft edges. Nature impassions me. I am on a constant quest for that perfect subject to paint. During my outdoor adventures, such as hiking or fishing, I am inspired by the things I find. It is important to me to bring home my experiences and share them in a painting. Some of the landscapes I paint are so remote that most people can’t view them. One of the most rewarding experiences is to set up an easel on a high mountain meadow and capture the true colors found there. Through photography, I’ve documented many of my trips into the wilderness. I later use these as references in my paintings. The mediums I use are primarily oil, pastels, and watercolor." - Mark Boyle  photo Quiet_Evening_2_zps6279e4ef.jpg  photo Hitbyawave_zps5558765c.jpg

Jens Reinert

 photo a96b_zps8d74e1be.jpg  photo a97b_zps48bfb1ee.jpg " I am building models of everyday situations, to visualize and to clarify simple spatial phenomena. For some time I have been interested in the simple routines carried out in the human-created environment. My models recreate rooms and buildings, often to an exact degree. By selecting not to substantially alter my reconstructions, I want to draw people’s attention to everyday situations. For example, the entrance area of an old supermarket. By entering and exiting through one of four swing doors, the customer is ushered through a uniquely formed passageway. The model allows the observer to - in a glance - take in a familiar scene. In doing so, it will make him conscious of it next time he passes through such an environment." - Jens Reinert  photo JensReinert_3_zpsdae404c1.jpg  photo a95b_zps997f88e7.jpg

Rebecca Ripple

 photo 20121114074515cd9_zpsa619d049.jpg  photo 4_zpsd38ea5cb.jpg Rebecca Ripple was born and raised on Long Island, NY, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her practice is focused around sculptural installations that use highly worked material, often at large scale, exploring the intersection between the body of discourse and the physical body, and our intertwined obsessions with pathology and transcendence. (via CalArts)  photo Untitled-1_zps58853ee1.jpg

Tanya Doskova

 photo Untitled-2_zps533103eb.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zpsc22e63ac.jpg Tanya Doskova is a Bulgarian-born, Canadian artist living in Vancouver, BC. Tanya Doskova has received numerous awards in recognition of her artistic achievements. Most recently, she won an Award of Excellence in The 2010 Communication Arts Illustration Annual Competition. This prestigious American award and the publication of her images in The Communication Arts Magazine gave her worldwide exposure and recognition.  photo Untitled-4_zps205a92bc.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zps232963ae.jpg