Tereza Vlcková, born 1983, is at present one of the most prominent female photographers on the Czech young artistic scene and her photographs have attained international fame as well. The authoress is producing series of large-format color photographs, which powerfully attack the viewer not only with their formal and technical refinement but also with their mysterious content, unsettling the viewer and raising disturbing questions. (via Le Journal de la Photographie)
Urban Forms: The aim of this project is to study the recurrent characteristics of modern cities, with Brussels as first field of research. This work will comprise several chapters: ‘Gentrification’: which reflects the impact of wealthier people upon acquiring property in low income communities; ‘Barre d’ilot’: refers to the urban block and office towers intruding upon a historic city; ‘Domino’: this area is informed by Le Corbusiers’ philosophy and ‘Facade’: in reference to façadism or the fantasy similar to a Disneyland city.
Fantastic animal portraits by David Boni, American-born graphic designer, illustrator, and art director.
In this series by John Clang, Beon becomes a traffic-stopper of people and vehicles. Defiantly falling asleep in the path of danger, Beon waves a valiant but futile flag for people slow down their frantic pace of life in Singapore.
A funny collaborative project by Paris-based retoucher Cristian Girotto and photographer Quentin Curtat entitled, “L’ Enfant Extérieur (The Outer Child). Link here.
Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer living and working in the Los Angeles area. Her passion lies in creating new worlds through photographs. Her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and speak of an era that is not our own. Each image is a story.
Check out Germany-based photographer Phillip Schumacher‘s website for many more photos. I think hes on a mission in bringing us beautiful images.
‘As Chinese contemporary art enters its fourth decade, a new generation of artists is inventing a more intimate form of modernity by turning to their inner self, such as young photographer Yu Xiao. Yu Xiao graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts – Beijing in 2009. In ‘Never Grow Up’, she has created portraits of herself as a child amidst architectural landscapes, yet with a private remnant of her happy childhood. The language she uses is personal thus universal, making her message ‘why is our past always prettier’ recognizable and deeply felt. Her deliberate subjective personal angle to address general, but fundamental and universal themes such as globalization, environment and notions of identity has not gone unnoticed; Yu Xiao received in 2008 the Grand Prize College/University of PIEA (Photo Imaging Education Association) and in 2009 the First Prize of China Academy Awards.’ (via Flatland Gallery)
Dutch visual artist Ruud van Empel (1958) hardly needs any introduction. He is a true creator of new atmospheres. His famous images of a hallucinatory world in which often children take a pose, are beyond the creation of computerized photographs. Being one of the first protagonists of photo-art, Ruud van Empel combines the use of the medium of photography with computer technology in an almost unprecedented way. By referring to immemorial notions of virtue and innocence, his works are interesting from both an art-historical and cultural-historical angle. At the same time his incredible skills with contemporary techniques challenge an on-going dialogue with our present society. Ruud van Empel opens hitherto unknown possibilities and new directions in art. (via Flatland Gallery)
Lydia Venieri (born 1964) is an acclaimed Greek artist, and a descendant of the Greek branch of the House of Venier. Her works have been admired and appreciated by critics. Venieri was born in Athens, Greece. She studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. She has lived in Paris and is currently living in New York. Her web site dates from 1995, and showed some of the first Internet-based art. Venieri is well known for her evocative sculpture installations which bridge mythology with current events, and for her ability to combine humor with self-reflection on human conditions in our times, through her characters that are taken from mythology, history, fairy tales and daily life. In her stories dreams reinforce reality and reality reinforce dreams. The provocative visualizations of the universe of Venieri’s work offer a Potnian statement about the world in flux in which we live. She has had many exhibitions around the world.