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FriendsWithYou

 photo Light-Cav-Friendswithyou-Standard-Hotel-NYC-MBFW-SS15-Art-1_zps8dba93a1.jpg  photo tumblr_nbzaa5qJLQ1qzfjmqo4_r1_500_zps6a2f6fc6.png  photo tumblr_nbzaa5qJLQ1qzfjmqo5_r1_500_zps07ba1577.png FriendsWithYou is the fine art collaborative of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, working collectively since 2002 with the sole purpose of spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck, and Friendship™. As artists working in a variety of mediums, including paintings, sculpture, large-scale experiential installations, public playgrounds, published works and live performances, FriendsWithYou’s mission is to affect world culture by cultivating special moments of spiritual awareness and powerful, joyous interaction.  photo Untitled-1_zpsdebc7585.jpg  photo FriendsWithYou-The-Standard1_zps927ca071.jpeg

Gigi Barker

 photo chairback_zps4b86cb2a.jpg  photo bothpieces_zpsd00c225f.jpg  photo stoolwithtop_zps932bc3e7.jpg A set of furniture designed by Gigi Barker made to look (and smell) like blobs of human flesh. "Barker’s skin chair and skin stool set were created as part of a project called A Body of Skin, where she studied the ‘texture of skin and the shape of the body’, exploring ‘the intricate subtleties and varieties of the skin surface and the volume of the flesh'." More here.  photo chairfront_zps3b7fcd30.jpg  photo designsandme_zpsb0ce4edd.jpg

Deep Impact by Keith Tyson

 photo keith-tyson_deep-impact_zps76e9c138.jpg  photo artist-keith-tyson-poses-with-his-deep-impact-guardian_zpsbeb7f30d.jpg Keith Tyson (born August 23, 1969) born Keith Thomas Bower is a British artist. In 2002, he was the winner of the Turner Prize. His work is concerned with an interest in generative systems, and an embrace of the complexity and interconnectedness of existence. Tyson works in a wide range of media, including painting, drawing and installation.  photo 1_zps548fd920.jpg  photo KeithTysonRoyalAcademyOpensDoorsAnnualIOwm28gIWhPl_zps1d0fd4c2.jpg

Richard Long

 photo richardlong_1_zpsac7bf1b5.jpg  photo v0_master1_zps2d882f41.jpg  photo AN6063532Caption-Artist-Ric_zpsec4320fe.jpg Richard Long CBE (born 2 June 1945) is an English sculptor, photographer and painter, one of the best known British land artists. Long is the only artist to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize four times, and he is reputed to have refused the prize in 1984. He was nominated in 1984, 1987, 1988 and he then won the award in 1989 for White Water Line. He currently lives and works in Bristol.  photo tumblr_n9os9cgIfp1tecf55o1_1280_zps46ae409c.jpg  photo v0_master_zps18fcead1.jpg

Malmö Festival installation by Snask

 photo malmofestivalen-2014_photoshoot_skylift_11_zps4b4a320b.jpg  photo malmofestivalen-2014_photoshoot_skylift_13_zps9de14773.jpg  photo malmofestivalen-2014_photoshoot_skylift_04_zps80643cf9.jpg " We wanted Malmöfestivalen to be able to celebrate in style. Therefore we created the largest physical graphic identity the world has ever seen, a gigantic physical art installation measuring 13×8 meters, enabling the visitors to interact, climb and jump on it. To produce the identity we used 10 000 nails, 175 litres of paint, 280 plywood sheets, 14 people during 900 hours, and we rented a skylift to photograph it 30 meters up in the air." - Snask  photo malmofestivalen-2014_photoshoot_skylift_07_zpsed6de7ab.jpg  photo malmofestivalen-2014_photoshoot_skylift_12_zps621646b7.jpg  photo malmofestivalen-2014_buildup-in-the-city_02_zpsd216a834.jpg

François Daireaux

 photo Carpetweb1bis-53da1_zpsb1176790.jpg  photo P7162109-271eb_zps469c6bc6.jpg  photo DSC_0240-5c9a5_zps61178d46.jpg François Daireaux has been developing art installations for over twenty years that incorporate different mediums: sculpture, photography, video, brought back from his many travels around the world. Far from the exotic or anecdotal, as a meticulous observer, he focuses on gestures, objects and the passage of time, revealing to us unsuspected layers of reality.  photo img120-2-8a0e8_zpsf406cfd9.jpg  photo DSC_0241-9d16d_zpsb8a9b412.jpg  photo Workshop-21a90_zps34ca27e7.jpg

Olafur Eliasson

 photo IMG_MDA115571_1600px_zpsb6e79482.jpg  photo IMG_MDA115565_1600px_zps1a4c6a63.jpg  photo e84983ae08_zps50a579b4.jpg Olafur Eliasson’s art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. Eliasson strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world. Eliasson’s diverse works – in sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installations – have been exhibited widely throughout the world. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space.  photo Olafur-Eliasson-Riverbed-2014-via-Lousisiana-Museum-of-Modern-Art-1_zps2ae6997f.jpg  photo IMG_MDA115567_1600px_zpsa325e806.jpg

Cesar Biojo

 photo 283693_335036159913328_1446695805_n_zpsd48f4774.jpg  photo 202463_335955166488094_1865379164_o_zpsa91dfc6b.jpg  photo 397333_355901721160105_1355637063_n_zps0addb7e1.jpg Cesar Biojo (1981, Cali/Colombia) holds degrees in Fine Arts and Art History from Florida State University and currently works on a Ph.D. in Art Research from the University of Barcelona. His works are oil portraits created from pictorial resources that are destroyed inmedialty leaving an evidence behind. This way the concept of time is introduced, connotating concepts inherent in the human being such as creation and destruction, the perishable and ephemeral. His work recovers in some cases post-impressionist styles, resulting in a personal language that makes his art project one of the most interesting in the contemporary scene. Taking as starting point the quote of Jean Paul Sartre, "The gaze of the other makes us aware of ourselves", his work becomes an introspective study of human beings, their conflicts, their nature and existence. His work has taken part in a number of national and international exhibitions. He lives and works in Barcelona/Spain.  photo 376768_335955323154745_1170903695_n_zpscc60ea27.jpg  photo 229884_317218878361723_836269979_n_zps151cea29.jpg

Encarnado by Lucy Pereira

 photo 782e6e8021bf07b5bc7a5fe69c8a17fb_zps38bb33e4.jpg  photo tumblr_nc08chV7Pr1sfocoko1_1280_zps554583d3.jpg  photo tumblr_nc08chV7Pr1sfocoko8_1280_zpsadaf9cbf.jpg " My creative practice draws on my desire to think about fragility, to reflect about an eager to learn and understand the human body, to comprehend limits, straights, weaknesses, and contents. The body of work exists in the territory of sculpture, installation and drawings. All the installations expect to lead us into reflections about materially, corporeality and impermanence. The plasticity of the materials chosen reflects the desire to create delicate, intricate, organics and fragile natures, it is used as a metaphor to speak about weakness, fractures, instability and ruins, resembling characteristics that one find in the human body. The drawings, extremely intricate and detailed, are studies for further installations. Common to all the works the saturation illustrate overloaded surfaces resulting in a negotiation between the work and the viewer due to the visual complexities. I´m interested in the ambiguity between the beautiful and the grotesque, the ephemeral and permanent. There is a sense of nostalgia as well an acceptance that an art work can have a time life as our selves." - Lucy Pereira  photo e744851974978592a895ed31b0638411_zpsa8c21c66.jpg  photo tumblr_nc08chV7Pr1sfocoko4_1280_zps29552aa2.jpg

Yonathan Setyawan

 photo thebells1_zps6f975150.jpg  photo thebells7_zpsb4ebfbc5.jpg  photo installation-view-12_zps3d739bea.jpg Albert Yonathan Setyawan started his study in ceramic in 2002 at Faculty of visual art, Bandung Institute of Technology. After graduated in 2007 he started to develop several series of ceramic installations and drawings. In his works he combined simplified forms of human, animals, plants, and geometric shapes and usually arrange them repetitively into a geometric configuration. Although his drawings might look different visually from the ceramic works, both of them represent the same characteristic and that is repetition. He believe that repetition stands as a mantra even for our simple daily activities. For him repetition is the way to express his fascination in human spirituality. He believes in the spiritual connection between human and nature. Recently he started to incorporated performance as part of his ceramic installations. Cosmic Labyrinth series presented for the first time in his solo exhibition at Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore in 2011 titled Temple of Threshold. Last year one of the labyrinth works titled Cosmic Labyrinth : A Silent Pathway presented in Indonesian Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale, Italy together with 4 other Indonesian artists. The labyrinth consisted of hundreds of stupa-like shapes arranged manually into a labyrinth pattern. The labyrinth stands as a symbol of human soul and a pathway to spiritual enlightenment. He took post graduate program in visual art at the same former university and graduated in 2012. Received a scholarship from Japanese Ministry of Education to take further studies in ceramic art. This year he is taking Master Course in ceramic art at Kyoto Seika University. Working and living in Kyoto, Japan currently while trying to maintain his small ceramic studio in Bandung, Indonesia through the helps of friends and some fellow artists.  photo IMG_1159_zps4d123c3d.jpg  photo IMG_1130_zps5ce0e463.jpg