Andrea Wan is an illustrator and visual artist based in Berlin & Vancouver.
From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes by Alex Chinneck (b.1984), a London based artist and designer. Website here.
Jacques Bodin (born 1949) is a French hyperrealist painter who has shown his hyperreal paintings in Paris and Milan. His work accentuates photographic deviations from reality (depth of field, wide angle, lighting, and focus anomalies) to create a hyperrealism reference. Subject matter includes extreme closeup views of exacting images cast in shadow through reflective lighting. His paintings, generally of extremely large dimensions, are executed from photos projected on the canvas from an episcope or videoprojector.
Sculpture created by Darius Hulea, artist from Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Valay Shende <-- Born 1980 Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, currently lives and works in Mumbai. Valay completed his BFA in Sculpture from Sir J J School of Art in 2004 'and participated in an artist residency programme at Point Ephemere in Paris. Among others, he has exhibited in Havana Biennale,‘Bombay Maximum City’ at Lille 3000, and ‘Made by Indians’ at St Tropez Beach in France.
” Inspired by a caterpillar I decided to cut plant leaves the same way as other artists do with paper, that idea captivated my whole mind because it looked like a great opportunity to combine two of my true passions: art and nature. Due to the lack of information about the “leaf cutting art” I have developed my own technique, going through a long trial-and-error process until I found a good way of cutting my designs without spoiling the leaf. I use a surgical scalpel to cut the figure, removing the plant tissue until the image, previously drawn on paper and fixed to the leaf, appears. My geometric or figurative designs mostly come from my innate observation of nature and the personal metamorphosis I have gone through in recent years.” – Lorenzo Durán
Check out Paola Pivi’s (blogged) exhibition “Ok, you are better than me, so what?” at INAUGURATION Galerie Perrotin New York (U.S.A.) Click here for the link.
When I see works like this I just get overwhelmed by my love for art. Thank you Hyuro! More to see on her website. Go!
Allan Innman is a painter from Oxford, MS. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2006 with a BFA degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. From 2007-2012 he worked as Visual Resources Specialist in the Department of Art at the University of Mississippi. Currently, Allan attends the University of Georgia and is pursuing a Master of Fine Art degree in Drawing and Painting. His work is based around still-life and figurative work featuring elements of nostalgia and popular culture.
‘At the heart of Giuseppe Penone’s (b. 1947) work is a recognition of our inseparable ties with nature. For this commission, Penone has drawn upon the ancient method of lost wax casting to create a twelve metre bronze tree with a radiant gold-leafed interior. Spazio di Luce (2012) could easily be mistaken for a life-size cast, however where there was once a tree now there is a void. The inside of the cast replicates the tree’s bark while the finger prints on the outside protect the memory of the many hands involved in the sculpture’s making. This fusion of bark and hand prints continues Penone’s career-long concern with setting the human body in dialogue with the organic world which it inhabits.’ (via Whitechapel Gallery)