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Tattooed Bananas: 3 Wise Monkeys

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The 3 Wise Monkeys are my newest banana peel art drawn with a safety pin. Click here for more.

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Anj Smith

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Anj Smith was born in Kent, England in 1978 and studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art and Goldsmith College, both in London. Since 2003 she has had multiple international shows, in Europe, India, Thailand, and the US. Smith currently lives and works in London.

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Patrice Murciano

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Patrice Murciano was born May 27, 1969 in Belfort, but it is in the south of France he grew up. Like Obelix, he fell into the pot when he was little: he began drawing at the age of 6 years by reproducing cartoon characters in ink. At age 8, he steals his mother’s makeup to draw portraits and female nudes. Teenager, fascinated by the great masters, it reproduces the masterpieces of Velasquez and Rembrandt on oil canvas boards. Quickly, his parents want to see enter the Fine Arts, but close friends of the family, art connoisseurs, as well as his art teacher worried that the talent of Patrice is “affected” by a normal course of studies art. His parents, whose activities are far removed from that environment, hear this argument and leave Patrice express on the canvas as he sees fit. Thus it will form over the years by himself, away from the codes and assumptions artistic … Patrice is 43 years old now and still lives in the south of France, even if it is regular exhibitions abroad (New York, Osaka, Los Angeles, etc.).

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Miguel Sousa

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Very nice work from Miguel Sousa – a talented illustrator and graphic designer, based on OPorto, Portugal.

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Angela Rizza

Angela Rizza is a freelancing illustrator based in New York. She graduated with her BFA in 2011 from the Fashion Institute of Technology and loves illustrating narrative works and characters. Since graduating she has been featured in Level magazine, Imagine FX, Creative Quarterly, Illustration Age, and has done shows for Light Grey Art Lab, and has worked with Bioware. She is obsessed with birds and wants to live in a dome house filled with succulent plants.

Izaak Zwartjes

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Izaak Zwartjes (Leiden, 1974) is a Dutch artist. He makes monumental sculptures and installations of found objects. Zwarjes lives and Works in Leiden. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague where he graduated in 2008. At his final graduation exhibition Zwartjes impressed the audience with his installation The Laboratory Of Life about a post apocalyptic world in which science, religion and art come together. With the work Zwartjes gained a good reputation. Since 2008 his work has been on show in several exhibitions, including a solo in the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen.

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Omar Ortiz

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If I am ever half as good as Omar Ortiz (blogged) then that will be fine.

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Gregory Witt

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” I feel like I understand enough about the things around me to build them. So I have been. Sometimes I think of my recent projects as instantiations of normal types of objects, as new examples of specific classes of things- another refrigerator, another tornado, another subatomic particle. Of course, these objects differ considerably from more familiar examples of their type. While the projects perform functions integral to their identities, these functions have been disconnected from use. I want to see what a refrigerator is on its own, engineered and fabricated to work only for itself. With the contamination inherent in outside utility removed, an appliance can serve as a more ideal model. ” – Gregory Witt

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Marcos Rey

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Marcos Rey was born in 1978 in the Galician city of Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain. Drawing was always a very important part of his life since he was a child. At 26 years old he started making commissions, as he mastered his technique helped by books and his own artistic intuition. Drank from the fountains of the great masters like Da Vinci, Dali, Mondrian, Ingres… and contemporary artists. Currently continues to gain knowledge, which will serve to develop his artistic development in the future.

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Aya Haidar

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” My focus on developing inter-cultural dialogues is a vital step in the support of offering alternative ways to see the world, and initiate debate and dialogue about the globalised world we live in. I see my work contributing to dialogues around global cultures, media and questions of identity, both national and personal. I explore whether the durational aspect of craft, more so than other artforms, expresses concepts of time, through the way in which the hand of the artist is inherent within the medium. Alongside this a consideration of whether the voice is inherent within craft and its histories, alluding to feminist narratives by bringing the domestic into a more discursive platform. By reviewing history, authorship and authenticity, Cultural and historical customs are drawn out. Networks are re-worked where the material shapes the way the viewer identifies with stories and engagement can happen. Stories are recounted, history, authorship and authenticity are again revisited.” – Aya Haidar

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