Interesni Kazki

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Mural by Ukrainian street artist duo, Interesni Kazki (Aleksei Bordusov and Vladimir Manzhos).

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Fran Recacha

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Beautiful works by figurative contemporary painter Fran Recacha based out of Barcelona, Spain.

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Lightning and Kinglyface

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Lightning and Kinglyface are Anna Fulmine and Victoria Shahrokh. Working on self initiated projects and commissions for photography as set designers and prop makers. Clients includes: Barclays, BAFTA’s, Bompas & Parr, Cadbury, De Beers, Digital Magazine, Dr. Martins, ENEL, Esquire, Exposure, FHM, Glenfiddich, Harrods, Hyundai, Innovision, John Lewis, Nike, Nokia, etc.

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Caitlin Hackett

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” I create pseudo-mythical, mutated, and anthropomorphic creatures using ballpoint pen and watercolor as my primary mediums, almost exclusively on paper. With my work I attempt to capture the often volatile human-animal relationship. I am faced with the fact that we live in a planet in decline, where nearly every natural ecosystem in the world is withering away. Human kind has created a planet of refugees; animals forced to flee ever farther from the insatiable encroachment of urban development, victims of a war for space which they cannot hope to win. My drawings refer to this decline and to the refugees it has created. I am left with the question of what is natural; are we (human beings) still a part of nature? If so, does that make all that we have created, cities, vehicles, factories, all technology, part of nature as well? As we try to separate ever more from our primal nature, will we be able to still see and understand the importance of other animals and our relationship to them?” – Caitlin Hackett

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Russell Maltz

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Russell Maltz’s sculptural projects often utilize stacked and painted commercial building materials to establish formal and physical relationships with existing architectures including college campuses, shopping centers, museums, and galleries. His studio-based and site-specific works continue to expand the legacies of conceptual and minimalist art, focusing on issues of scale, density, documentation, and systemic progressions. Large outdoor works allow Maltz to establish a dialogue with real estate developers and suppliers, as he borrows or buys quantities of cinder block and lumber for temporary use during the run of an exhibition. Afterwards, these materials (which have been altered with Day-Glo orange or yellow paint) are returned to their source, often used in local retail and home construction.

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Pascal Vilcollet

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Beautiful works by Pascal Vilcollet , talented artist currently based out of Paris, France. There’s plenty more to see on her website.

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Ron Mueck

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Sculpture entitled “Couple Under an Umbrella” by artist Ron Mueck during the press day for his exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. His work continues to astound me.

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Rob Hefferan

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Rob Hefferan is an exceptionally talented figurative artist. His work not only captures the character and warmth of each subject, but transcends form to suggest the living, breathing essence of the individual. Working predominately with oils and acrylics, Rob’s work is both eminently understandable and intensely familiar. Colour, light and texture harmonise intelligently and with stunning candour to produce works that resonate with vibrant life.

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Flora Borsi

“Nowadays almost every photographer use graphics software to complete the picture, like many painters used ‘original version’ in the past. Some artists use pure imagination to paint their artworks, others may prefer to create art by using a real life model as reference for the anatomy. What if these abstract models were real people?” – Flora Borsi (previously blogged)

UnNatural History I

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UnNatural History I by Blane de St. Croix is a monumental landscape sculpture; a mirrored image of itself with one side mounted upside-down and the other righted. It is a miniature world mounted inside an abandoned natural history museum. The work presents landscapes that are simultaneously real and subliminal, beautiful and devastating, refined and abstracted. The work seeks to present dualities, whose tensions underscore the disparity between the land itself, and the viewer’s projections. (via Fredericks & Freiser)

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