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Max Kauffman

 photo tumblr_n3a5d655h31s2tjy0o1_1280_zps696b1923.jpg  photo tumblr_n2ubwdkikg1s2tjy0o1_1280_zps7d3118c2.jpg " My work evokes a post apocalyptic DIY culture where structures and life itself are cobbled together out of anything at hand. It’s making the most out of what you have and what’s around you. Showing that our struggles, fears, victories and dreams haven’t changed much since the dawn of humanity. Portraying power and the ways it changes hands - among individuals, imparted to objects, and released from self. Organizing the chaos that forms our day-to-day lives into something that makes sense. Making the world smaller by emphasizing the interconnectedness of everything. I draw influence from everyday life, from the biological world past and present, and from the process of evolution. Artistically, indigenous art across South America, music of many forms, and the makings of modern folk purveyors get me inspired." - Max Kauffman  photo tumblr_n2cg5fSWhn1s2tjy0o1_1280_zps440a4a0e.jpg  photo tumblr_mscuiczkLl1s2tjy0o1_1280_zpsd84ed2ba.jpg  photo tumblr_mxatv4j93d1s2tjy0o1_1280_zpsfd916751.jpg

Jaeyeol Han

 photo f61ef61ebdf2b6e877b9dde6e2ad33b1_zps0f675eb2.jpg  photo b772e1a25b70a5ebff730b02b115faa4_zpsa4140b49.jpg  photo 06e2452c599c652ff7a763a990146139_zpsf0d00651.jpg 'Han’s faces are so empathically established on his canvases they can be described as sculptural. Occasional lightly applied lines, mere markers – remnants of the blocking in stage – remain visible; unaltered they cradle his heads. This heightens and breathes life into the sculptural effect; they have created a space for themselves against what would otherwise register simply as primed canvas. But it would be wrong to say the surrounding primed canvas entirely isolates. As a moderating force counterpoised to the paint out of which his heads are created it functions to provide space within which they have the option of movement. It registers through the paint film too; on occasion as the absence of paint, elsewhere seeping through the colour / stain of glazes. They carry a certain frission, an undercurrent of expressive potential; their intervals are charged. In formal terms these lend his images a degree of transparency. Beyond the limits of so narrow a view it’s a transparency experienced as permeability. Formal analysis has the option of deploying Gestalt psychology to explain how this or that hiatus, rift or pause in the paint surface evades surface consciousness, evades our everyday perceptions. Yet it has little to offer in response to how these discontinuities and pauses conspire to coalesce into the sensation of permeability, a permiability rejecting see-through transparency in favour of a sence of absorption. The force drawing Han's subjects together beckons to the viewer of his work.' Link: Jaeyeol Han  photo qMw2etv_zps0c6d3d94.jpg  photo 8bd0ca06f5b4e426130db8bb5e442912_zps0fbbc066.jpg  photo 8e83652ce0c9ba66861d9e3e27448758_zpsb142d15f.jpg

Cory Arcangel

 photo photoshop-cs-2011-002-digital-press-ih-RGB-518x674_zps488a2097.jpg  photo spectrum28r_web_629_zps38a111fe.jpg  photo photoshop-cs-2010-047-full-cropped-database-ropac_zpsd8bc769c.jpg Cory Arcangel (born May 25, 1978) is a Brooklyn, New York post-conceptual artist who makes work in many different media, including drawing, music, video, performance art, and video game modifications, for which he is perhaps best known Arcangel often uses the artistic strategy of appropriation, creatively re-using existing materials such as dancing stands, Photoshop gradients, and YouTube videos to create new works of art. His work explores the relationship between digital technology and pop culture. (via Wikipedia)  photo tumblr_l0e2p1XChW1qa5h7no1_500_zpse59f26b3.jpg  photo arcangel_4_zps0a0a07f9.jpg

Paul Kaptein

 photo 48a2991bec55b285710240cf853a70ad_zpsbd81d1e1.jpg  photo 81793497e0eff9ffecfec3a57743f659_zpsf23d700f.jpg " My work is broadly concerned with the agency of the present moment. By sampling various cultural and temporal trajectories, I’m exploring the notion of the now as a remix of past and future potentialities. This facilitates a renegotiation of perceptual truths resulting in an expression of things not quite truth, yet not quite fiction. Central to this is the underlying theory of emptiness (sunyata). Often considered a void, Sunyata offers endless possibility." - Paul Kaptein  photo 8275ea019dca8a931ad9debb3fb3a7e7_zps5cca0ff6.jpg  photo ae744728ca66a9254ed64c5f894c4953_zps6061cc5c.jpg

Yang Maoyuan

 photo Untitled-1_zpsc7c44e54.jpg  photo 0J1O5360_zpsf801d891.jpg Yang Maoyuan < -- 1966 Born in Dalian, China; 1989 Graduated from the Printing Department, Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; 2002 CCAA Award; Lives and works in Beijing, China  photo 025_zps79b33edd.jpg

Sonia Rentsch

 photo Harm-Less-by-Sonia-Rentsch-4_zpsf5e9048f.jpg  photo Harm-Less-by-Sonia-Rentsch-6_zpsfd28554a.jpg Sonia Rentsch is an Art Director and Still Life Artist with a keen eye for detail and a talent for the idiosyncratic. Website here.  photo Harm-Less-by-Sonia-Rentsch-3_zpsfedc3974.jpg  photo Harm-Less-by-Sonia-Rentsch-2_zpsa7bc3dd4.jpg

Kim Byungkwan

 photo 2a557da9fa72aa11d31c852e33f3996f_zpsa0c566c9.jpg Feeling so inspired today. I think it may have something to do with these portraits by Kim Byungkwan - artist from from Seoul, Korea.  photo d3b8dd9ff311152e75d0de0c87d168ab_zps025e8cb8.jpg

Problem by Urs Fischer

 photo tumblr_n1tpr0F95Q1r6q94do5_500_zpsbf79bf79.jpg  photo tumblr_n1tpr0F95Q1r6q94do1_500_zps3b63dce9.jpg  photo tumblr_n1tpr0F95Q1r6q94do2_500_zps400d6ab5.jpg Say hello to my favorite contemporary artist, Urs Fischer! More here.  photo tumblr_n1tpr0F95Q1r6q94do6_500_zpsb0366ce2.jpg  photo tumblr_n1tpr0F95Q1r6q94do3_500_zps466699bf.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsc83fcd93.jpg

Toby Boothman

 photo blue-stripes-toby-boothman_zpsf096bab0.jpg  photo Toby-Boothman-1973-Passionforartcom20_zps87be264f.jpg " I was born in 1973 in Bristol, England. In 1994, my life changed when I went to study under the direction of Master Patrick Betaudier in Monflanquin, France. Here at the Atelier Neo Medici, I was taught a modern version of the Renaissance technique known as the Technique Mixed. This technique, which combines detailed under painting with transparent oil glazes, dates back to the time of the 15th century Flemish master Jan van Eyck. Patrick not only taught me how to paint but also how to see things. Technique has become an extremely important factor in my painting, since discovering it, I have enjoyed painting a variety of subjects; mainly figurative but also still life. I currently exhibit my works at the Plus One gallery, London & Galerie Daniel Besseiche in France." - Toby Boothman  photo Toby-Boothman-1973-Passionforartcom34_zpsce4e1f60.jpg  photo Toby-Boothman-1973-Passionforartcom18_zps4bf30137.jpg

Andrea Mary Marshall

 photo ContentImage-14131-266492-GIACONDOMAINCOURSEAMM2012_zpsc639c5d5.jpg  photo ContentImage-14131-266494-GIACONDOWITHSNAKEAMM2012_zpsfd713918.jpg  photo ContentImage-14131-266495-GIACONDOASGUERILLAAMM2012_zps45f75974.jpg Andrea Mary Marshall <-- Born 1982 in Massachusetts; Lives and works in New York City, NY; Education: 2006 BFA, Parsons The New School For Design, New York, NY  photo ContentImage-14131-266493-GIACONDOWITHDOVESAMM2012_zps399a8219.jpg  photo ContentImage-14131-266490-SELFPORTRAITASGIACONDO_THETRASHBAGMONALISA_AMM_2012_zps237c6f92.jpg