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Derrick Piens

 photo 30720-7406391-IMG_6055_zpse74b96c5.jpg  photo 30720-7406101-IMG_5980_zps853c5203.jpg  photo 30720-7406222-IMG_5999_zps7b40ba0d.jpg " My current studio practice considers the continuous process of transformation that materials and objects undergo throughout time. I create abstract, unidentifiable objects that evoke or depict a sense of the transient through the creative and constructive process and the overall sculptural form. I am interested in the evocative and emotive qualities of colour and its potential to direct and inform the viewer’s understanding of the work. I often consider the materiality of colour: the superficial qualities of applied surfaces verses colour that is intrinsic to the material itself and solid throughout. Sculpture defines a direct physical relationship between the viewer and the objects that they encounter and a conscious use of scale reaffirms that relationship. I make work that is relatable to the human body in scale to reinforce the physicality of material within my work." - Derrick Piens  photo 30720-7406331-IMG_6052_zpse78a42a6.jpg  photo 30720-4770461-Reef_2013_zps6d7e925c.jpg  photo 30720-3054116-IMG_4939_zps88317735.jpg

Kour Pour

 photo tumblr_mzgx80ZTBu1qgx105o1_500_zps546f1ad3.jpg  photo tumblr_miub5wlQmE1qgx105o1_500_zpsbbf8c565.jpg  photo tumblr_mzgwlsycP61qgx105o1_500_zpsdb282a02.jpg Kour Pour (born 1987) is a young British artist of part Iranian descent based in Los Angeles. He specialises in painting carpets. An exhibition of his paintings at the Untitled Gallery, New York, generated intense interest. All seven canvases, depicting Persian rugs and priced at $15,000 each, were snapped up by buyers.  photo tumblr_mzgvtfTnzs1qgx105o1_500_zps037a98ab.jpg  photo tumblr_mzgx3d6MKe1qgx105o1_500_zps7a024126.jpg

Wilmer Murillo

 photo holikonia4-web_zpsc4b699a6.jpg  photo holikonia2-web_zpse55011c1.jpg  photo holikonia3-web_zps0a181ca5.jpg Ancient cultures, mysticism, sci-fi and experimental electronic music are some of the things that inspire the imagery of Wilmer Murillo. Doodled lines, bright colors, and geometrical shapes are just some of the features he uses to bring his inner world to your eyes and mind. The style of his work is very versatile and has had various stages and transformations over the years, which has allowed him to work and collaborate with different types of applications such as murals, editorial illustration, mobile apps, books and other projects, continuosly bluring the line between design and art. Wilmer currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan, where he is studying a Master of Arts in the the University of Arts of Taipei while continuously experiments with his graphic skills and creations.  photo khordo-web_zps8c4e2a2d.jpg  photo holikonia1-web1_zpsca84d82d.jpg

Philip Wakeham

 photo theater_zpsc6018685.jpg  photo Liminal_zps74432fb7.jpg " I grew up surrounded by towering ceramic forms made by my father. My early work was very much influenced by machines, until my 20's when after studying 3d design at art college i discovered a love/obsession with the human face which is still my driving force. My influences are varied but include contemporary dance,the writings of Carl Jung and Ian McGilchrist & Siddhartha Gautama. I believe that art is more important than ever as a way of utilising the whole of our brains, Especially in the West were we are so chronically stuck in literal thought. " - Philip Wakeham  photo LiminalK_zps5279871b.jpg

Gerrel Saunders

 photo I-llbefine_zpsb4560290.jpg  photo Cupid_zpsfba4b752.jpg  photo BeforetheStorm_zpsf781e0ce.jpg " My art today, is the convergence of beauty and emotion through the elegance of line and form. In my work, the themes and arrangements are uncomplicated, but invites the viewer to plunge in and bring their own opinion, speculation and interpretation to the forefront. " - Gerrel Saunders  photo Allihavetogive_zpse1189750.jpg  photo Angel_zps968915b2.jpg  photo Inhale_zps8a5b9181.jpg

Rafahu

 photo f193a388d457259baee368a4c1fc7dc9_zpsacfd9e5a.jpg  photo 10c20280e7f56e4db9553025ea432fd5_zps63975aa2.jpg These are just some of the many fantastic illustrations you’ll find over at the website of Rafahu. Check it out.  photo c9412bd4d97179fe6bb939386d83561c_zps92eb3e42.jpg

Sugar Skulls

 photo sugar_skull_14_zps4aa3e38e.jpg  photo sugar_skull_2_zps556fe422.jpg  photo sugar_skull_5_zpsa8cdc572.jpg Realistic sugar skull and bones designed by Snow Violent, to remind people not to eat too much sugar. Link here.  photo sugar_skull_3_zps83d999b1.jpg  photo sugar_skull_17_zps08fe19c4.jpg

Bart Vargas

 photo 26_zps192be489.jpg  photo 116_zps2291a965.jpg  photo 74_zps29d99387.jpg Bart Vargas is from Bellevue, Nebraska. He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and his MFA at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work can be found in many collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His works have also been featured in many publications including Sculpture magazine, New American Paintings, and HGTV Magazine. Vargas has received many awards including the 2012 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award for Best Visual Artist. Vargas is currently a member of the full time Art Faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a member of adjunct faculty at Metropolitan Community College, and an Artist in Residence at the Carver Bank in North Omaha  photo 34_zpse29f92c6.jpg  photo 64_zps85c13044.jpg  photo 44_zps90dde967.jpg

Laser-cut Seaweed

 photo Untitled-1_zps2f979f32.jpg  photo DesignNori-3-600x406_zps34bc406d.jpg To help boost the weak sales of Japanese nori manufacturer that was affected by the 2011 tsunami, I&S BBDO, a Japanese ad agency, developed a series of intricately laser-cut seaweed. Each sheet from “design nori” series – Sakura (Cherry Blossoms), Mizutama (Water Drops), Asanoha (Hemp), Kikkou (Turtle Seashell), and Kumikkou (Tortoise Shell) – is based on Japanese history or symbology and represents happiness, good fortune, and longevity. Link.  photo laser-cut-sushi_zps53266268.jpg  photo design_nori_zps0c464a16.jpg

Andrea Mastrovito

 photo 13380_002_zpse9558867.jpg  photo 4451_006_zps5a51d41d.jpg  photo 71449_001_zps2172de2c.jpg Andrea Mastrovito was born in Bergamo in 1978 were he lives. Dividing his time between Italy and New York, his artistic path snakes through a kind of re-invention of painting where painting is no longer seen as the chromatic covering of a surface or as the simple act of painting but it becomes the constructive part of the artwork itself, disappearing behind the simple gesture like paper cutting (which replaces the brushstroke) which then re-emerge in his installations. (via Dynamo Art Factory)  photo 45379_004_zps34da50b9.jpg  photo 48188_003_zpsf804700a.jpg  photo 24009_000_zps109b5c26.jpg