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John O’Reilly

 photo 6269883_orig_zpsugmj7unk.jpg  photo 6248652_orig_zpsvnifktqq.jpg " My work explores the basic gestures of line and form. The forms I create mimic the illusion of breath by the slow expanding and contracting of contouring lines, giving movement and life to a static object. My work has become an autobiographical expression of my interests and experience in natural history and religion. Drawing from these encounters and curiosities, I manifesting my own narratives. Through the construction of gesture and comparative anatomy, my intent is to explore and preserve universal transitional states of being. " - John O'Reilly  photo 4297982_orig_zpsqv1p7cml.jpg  photo 7081336_orig_zpsixa9n6b1.jpg

Oliver Kruger

 photo 73fbed2402_548_wide_zpsod1iqsa7.jpg  photo af496b2b82_548_wide_zpsin2nglf3.jpg Oliver Kruger is a talented documentary style photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. Click here to view his website.  photo dc5165a67f_548_wide_zpsyd8tplio.jpg

Deborah Zlotsky

 photo unnamed 1_zpsd7eoxiey.jpg  photo unnamed 3_zps5epnj3vg.jpg  photo unnamed 6_zps9ifkdepy.jpg Deborah Zlotsky has exhibited across the country, and her drawings are in the curated flat files of Pierogi Gallery and The Boston Drawing Project at Joseph Carroll and Sons Gallery. Her recent and upcoming projects include solo exhibitions at Robischon Gallery in Denver, the SACI Gallery at Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy, and Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in NYC. In 2012 she received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting, and in 2014 her work was selected for New American Paintings (Northeast edition). Her work is in the collections of Nordstrom, Progressive Insurance, the Waldorf Astoria, and the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, among others. Recent residency fellowships include Yaddo, Bemis Foundation, and VCCA. Zlotsky holds a BA in the History of Art from Yale University and a MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Connecticut. She is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York. She teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.  photo unnamed_zpswxdp88rm.jpg  photo unnamed 4_zpsnxspev87.jpg  photo unnamed 2_zpsmr7czepq.jpg

Octopus Purse

 photo il_570xN.313081038_zpsj4vekgyf.jpg  photo octopus-purse-alt-one-640x533_zpsik5xbn77.jpg "Keep your cash and other personal belongings at hand in an aquatic manner by storing them inside this octopus purse. Each time you need to grab something, you simply pop open the clasp and dig through the octopus’s vacant body." Link here. (via Thisiswhyimbroke)  photo octopus-purse-alt-640x533_zpsdy5z0jl1.jpg

Yoskay Yamamoto

 photo unnamed_zpshj3d7o3a.jpg  photo unnamed 1_zpsepamiqkt.jpg  photo unnamed 3_zpsnoed6nsz.jpg Born and raised in Toba, Japan, Yoskay Yamamoto moved to the United States at the age of 15. A self-trained illustrator, Yamamoto's artistic tastes expanded as he fell in love with the urban culture of the West coast. Yamamoto discovered a way to fuse the two different cultural backgrounds together into his work. Yamamoto nostalgically blends pop iconic characters from his new Western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements, balancing his Asian heritage with urban pop art.  photo unnamed 2_zpsteu5qrhw.jpg  photo unnamed 4_zpsrvxji827.jpg  photo unnamed 5_zpscz7xpztd.jpg

Oliver Jones

 photo pauly_zpso2yl46eb.jpg  photo mustard_zps9av3nkrk.jpg  photo james_zpsu7pup4fj.jpg " My work is a retort towards the way this improper image of the flesh is advertised, manipulated and exploited, it tak" My work is a retort towards the way this improper image of the flesh is advertised, manipulated and exploited, it takes the form of large scale photo-realistic drawings using paper and chalk pastel as their fragile properties reflect and enhance the fragile nature of the flesh but more importantly the application is comparable to the way we apply products, touch and handle skin. It also aims to dispel the immediacy of the instant and technological portrayal of the exterior that we have become accustomed to due to the time taken during the process, application and completion of the piece."es the form of large scale photo-realistic drawings using paper and chalk pastel as their fragile properties reflect and enhance the fragile nature of the flesh but more importantly the application is comparable to the way we apply products, touch and handle skin. It also aims to dispel the immediacy of the instant and technological portrayal of the exterior that we have become accustomed to due to the time taken during the process, application and completion of the piece." - Oliver Jones  photo eye_zpsaa7s5nau.jpg  photo new_street_zpsqerwtpjr.jpg

Hyungkoo Lee

 photo Lepus-Animatus-headmuscle-attachment_02-HyungkooLee_zpsjr7zeupe.jpg  photo Lepus-Animatus-headmuscle-attachment_01-HyungkooLee_zpsarepm28o.jpg Hyungkoo Lee <-- Born 1969 in Pohang, Korea; Lives and works in Seoul, Korea; Education: 2002 M.F.A. School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT; 1998 B.F.A. College of Fine Arts, HongIk University, Seoul, Korea (Photos via Soft Pink)  photo Canis-D-Animatusmuscle-attachment_02-HyungkooLee_zps1hkyrori.jpg  photo Canis-D-Animatusmuscle-attachment_01-HyungkooLee_zpssu1jafku.jpg

CAISO

 photo caiso-treeple-painting-lovesick-art-01_zpsjdduxmn6.jpg  photo caiso-treeple-painting-drag-art-01_zpsxzl7flp8.jpg " My existing works would be best categorised as pop-surrealism and most are experimental portraits. I work with very mixed media. Many pieces are digitally born but are brought to life with a variety of materials: spray paint, acrylics, rubber, wood, resin, metal, and I'm partial to working with graphite. In everything I do, I experiment with real world light, pattern and texture and strive to engage people visually with unusual ideas and details." - CAISO  photo caiso-treeple-painting-kim-art-01_zpsuitdxxdy.jpg  photo B6MVudIIUAE8lot_zpsezriycdd.jpg

Stroke by Anya Gallaccio

 photo 05_17_zpsd6jxz2tu.jpg  photo AG172_0_zpsbimqylxv.jpg "...Gallaccio's installation "Stroke" is a curious combination of emotions - scatologically hilarious one moment, melancholy the next. Working well within a minimalist tradition, Gallaccio's entropic urges go a step further than Richard Serra's wall pieces or Richard Long's mudworks. Feminist in material, natural in its decay, subversively Freudian, "Stroke" is an enigmatic and challenging work." (via BLUM & POE)  photo chocolateroom1_zpsrkv6odwc.jpg  photo 6b6d3b5c-dd4f-11e3-_701481c_zpsomkcr1sc.jpg

Mimi Scholz

 photo f83ac818cd5146619e16ad374d3111e5_zpsl4srsyrb.jpg  photo 2f9a765b3f308386ee9370b2fc9e35db_zpsiut1ov28.jpg Mimi Scholz has her roots in traditional art and animation and started to use the computer as an artistic tool in 2000 while she was working for film and design-agencies as an illustrator and animator.The endless opportunities of the digital world fascinated her from the start and she began to improve her technical skills in painting her pencil- illustrations digitally. Without having the serious intention to get into any art-businesss she created her first digital works for herself until she met Yasha Young from Strychnin Gallery in 2006 who encouraged her to work as a full time artist and to show her work in public. Since being represented by Young and Strychnin Gallery as her “home and family“ she took part in numerous international exhibitions and art fairs. All her digital artwork is based on pencil sketches as pre-work which she describes as the most creative part of the time-consuming process of evolving a digital painting. She is using the wacom tablet and pen as a paintbrush colouring her work layer by layer in high precision which usually takes several months to get finished. Her large works often span about 2 meters in length when printed out on museum-quality paper and are being hand-grafted and varnished with an acrylic coat by the artist herself. These big pieces are always one of a kind and became the key to her artistic identity as the artist´s personal masterpieces. Mimi S. filled paintings are revealing dynamic stories which are told in many little details sarcastically poking the cliches of the female psyche sexuality and beauty by showing her "unpredictable women with an attitude“ bluring the lines between good and evil ambivalent in sane and insane while pushing to the edge of total hysteria. Strange fluffy creatures and animals usually appear as supporting protagonists in these maniac scenarios too.  photo Mimi-Scholz_The-proof-is-in-the-pudding_zps9aibamyv.jpg