Ling Jian

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Ling Jian was born in the Shandong Province of China in 1963. He graduated from the Qinghua University Art College and has exhibited his work in Germany, Bangkok, Amsterdam, and Italy.

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Break-Through by Thomas Hirschhorn

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Break-Through is the title of this collection of sculptures. It is a new form of sculpture, composed by several pieces which follow one another in the gallery space. This new form of sculpture hangs from the ceiling, from above, falls from above. The floor and walls stay unblemished, as they are too perfect to allow any intervention on them, a break-through is not possible. The only place that makes it possible is the ceiling. That is how Break-Through has found its place. The ceiling is not only the sole available place – it is also the place from which gravity exerts its force majeure. It is the sense of gravity that makes it fall from above. And it is from above that a breakthrough is possible downwards. The opening is the evidence of the collapsed, broken ceiling. The breakthrough occurs by a force from above, due to an external force, a force that does not stop. This could be a water leak, a flood. The ceiling broke down, fell down and with it everything that it was hiding over my head – the unspoken and the hidden chaos. It reveals everything I did not see. And brutally, through the force of gravity, everything is poured, all is revealed and offered to the eye. The invisible operational mechanisms are revealed and become visible. It’s up to me to see into the chaos and be alert and awake. Making the invisible visible – thanks to the law of physics – is what Break-Through does and shows. It is a ‘critical’ sculpture, a ‘critical’ corpus. This break that comes from above cannot be avoided, is irresistible. This sculpture, this break, this ‘critical’ corpus will fall over my head, I cannot save myself from its new logic, its relentless logic. The force majeure has no mercy and forces me to see. I have to raise my head, I have to open my eyes wide and face what I do not want to see. This is the logic, the form and the mission of this sculpture. ” -Thomas Hirschhorn

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Tiësto by Honey

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I was already a big fan of Tiësto‘s music, but I feel like his newest tracks have really come a long way. Please check out my Tumblr which I update regularly with new illustrations, sculptures, and other fun stuff. Make sure you take a look. Link here.

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Katy Horan

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” My work examines female roles and representation found throughout history, art and mythology. I pull from a variety of sources, using mixed references and visual fragments to build new variations of familiar figures. My hope is that the image will be at once identifiable and ambiguous, inviting the viewer’s own imagination and past experiences to inform their interpretation. Research plays a large role in my work. I derive visual reference and ideas from film, literature, the internet and countless other sources. I then filter and combine fragments of imagery and information absorbed from this research through an intuitive process. This allows me to explore subject matter and interests that range from Victorian spinsterhood to Renaissance portraiture to the archetypal witch figure. I also work to incorporate imagery from the books and movies that affected me as a child. By working organically, and moving between repetitive detail and loose experimentation, I am able to bring these varied sources together as singular characters.” – Katy Horan

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Sang Won Sung

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” Plastic containers, parts of toys, doll’s arms and legs, screws… all sorts of things surrounding us in our modern daily life are what I need to make my figures. These stuff, ordinary and with nothing special, are my favorites because they belong to my intimate environment. Plastic is my chosen material because it gives a modern flavor and a profusion of colors that no other material seems to offer. So, it relates better with the “pop dolls” that I seek to materialize.” The artist re-works the objects he chooses into many quirky amalgamations before a piece is ever complete and he is satisfied, “I’d like to distinguish my work from what is commonly taken as art under the sign of recycling. For, the objects that effectively take part in my pieces have undergone a lot of reflection and trials in different combinations. Different objects with their diversity of forms are gathered in a new kind of rendezvous bringing about a new thing, although, basically and at first sight, it is easy to say which objects are there.” – Sang Won Sung

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Ricky Jay by Glenn Kaino

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‘The magician, actor, writer, and collector Ricky Jay is rendered here by Glenn Kaino in playing cards, one of the tools in Jay’s magician’s quiver. Kaino studies the history and practice of magic as a parallel to art making: both artists and magicians develop finely honed skills to create illusions that rely on their audience’s willing suspension of disbelief. This homage to the widely respected Jay is a nod both to op art and to the magician’s long-held card-throwing record. From certain angles, the work appears as a jumble of planes and colors, but from just the right vantage point, the cards coalesce into Jay’s unmistakable visage’.

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Philippe Mayaux

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Philippe Mayaux is a French artist born in 1961 in Roubaix. He lives and works in Montreuil. Mayaux has been active since the early 1990s and his works are rather gaudy and often contains erotic or sexual content. He was awarded the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2006, awarded “for the originality and the joyous and ambiguous multiple meanings of his work”.

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Pete Ryan

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Pete Ryan is an illustrator. He works with acrylic paint, silkscreens, block prints, and airbrushes to make his work. He works insanely long hours, but that’s what makes him happiest. Pete has won some awards and been recognized in some industry annuals – I’m sure you can guess which ones. He loves coming up with solutions to problems and will likely shock you with the amount of ideas he provides for each project. Pete also loves Boston Terriers and Middle Earth.

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Ernesto Burgos

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Ernesto Burgos was born in 1979 in Santa Clara, CA while exile with his family from Chile. He later moved back to Vina del Mar, CL, before returning to the US for college, where he received his BFA from California College of the Arts. In 2004 and his MFA from New York University in 2008. Burgos currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Patrick Jackson

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These look pretty interesting. It’s the work of Los Angeles based artist Patrick Jackson. He is a fantastic artist.

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