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Daniel Maidman

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Daniel Maidman is a painter who applies a classical grounding to a contemporary sensibility. His art has been shown in juried exhibitions in New York, Washington, DC, California, Ohio, Missouri, and Oregon, and was selected by the Saatchi Gallery to be displayed at Gallery Mess in London. His art and writing on art have been featured in ARTnews, American Art Collector, International Artist, Poets/Artists, Manifest, The Artist’s Magazine, The New York Optimist, and the publishing arm of SUNY-Potsdam. He blogs for The Huffington Post. His writing on Da Vinci is currently taught at DePaul University and Roosevelt University. His paintings range from the figure and portraiture, to still lives and landscapes, to investigations of machinery, architecture, and microflaura. His images occupy a spectrum from high rendering to almost total abstraction.

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Marela Zacarias

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Marela Zacarias is a contemporary visual artist. Her work combines painting and sculpture and is characterized by an interest in site specificity, the history contained in objects, and current events. Zacarias’s wall and free standing sculptures are constructed from window screens and joint compound and painted with original patterns and geometric abstract shapes.

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Esther Jervis

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” My work is about the creation and amalgamation of creatures and their surrounding stories. It alludes to the experience of hybrids derived from fables but going on from there to invent new characters, with a particular interest in transformation. The intention with all of the work is to make the viewer conscious of both their response to and their involvement with the characters; whether it is an awareness of the uncanny and the absurd, the notion of the spectacle; whether they are intrigued or repelled. The work also seeks to maintain a tension between this and more playful encounters with inventiveness and storytelling that leave space for the imagination to work.” – Esther Jervis

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Kali Ciesemier

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Kali Ciesemier (pr. Cali Cease-my-er) is a freelance illustrator and adjunct faculty in the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Illustration department. She has illustrated for such clients as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper Collins, Amtrak, United Way, LA Times, and the Boston Globe, and previously worked as a concept artist for Big Huge Games.

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Weedong Yun

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By all means, please check out Weedong Yun‘s beautiful watercolor paintings on paper. I’m certainly inspired.

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Visang House

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Moon Hoon is the Seoul-based studio behind exuberant and quirky architectural designs. Moon Hoon’s jagged soaring form design for the Visang House was a response to the needs of a young couple with a narrow site. The angled, monumental volume occupies the long plot while maximising the views of the mountains afar. This house acts acts as a periscope to the landscape, while interiors become staggered theatre-like stages.’ (via I Like Architecture)

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Anna Taut

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Anna Taut <-- was born in 1984 in Warsaw, Poland. She graduated Faculty of Painting from Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk in 2009.

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Ian Gilson

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Loving these organic sculptures made mostly from recycled wood and metal. It’s the work of Ian Gilson who has a website full of more just like it.

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Adonna Khare

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Adonna Khare <-- 1980 Born: Glendale, California; Education: Currently enrolled in M.F.A. program, California State University, Long Beach -2003 B.A., California State University, Long Beach.

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In Passing by Chris Fraser

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“I would like my work to point back into the world. I spend a lot of time crafting specific situations, framing light in such a way that it reveals a portion of the complex order within the ambient environment. But there is nothing particularly special about the light that enters these works. Echoes of this same order can be found in your home, entering your windows, skirting around furniture, slipping through a crack in the door. I want to call attention to a type of beauty that usually goes unnoticed. ” – Chris Fraser

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