Frans Franciscus

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The works of F. Franciscus present an exhibition highlighting modern art mostly inspired by classic European paintings often with a biblical background. The artist’s sources of inspiration include pieces by painters like Hendrick ter Brugghen, Caravaggio and Bronzino. He combines or re-arranges compositions of old masters depicting biblical stories in an up-to-date and idiosyncratic fashion. His themes are put in a modern context in an intelligent way, resulting in humorous and appealing art that can sometimes shock the viewer as well. Franciscus´paintwork is in no case meant to insult but allways tries to create space for a broader view on human kind. F. Franciscus (27 April 1959, Utrecht) studied at the Utrecht School of Art. He lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In addition to paintings his work includes sculptures and films. Since 2012 Franciscus created under the name Franciscus & Franciscus together with spous Rienus Gündel Franciscus a growing series digital portraits named “Digital studies after Memling”. There have been exhibitions by Franciscus and by Franciscus & Franciscus in galleries, artfairs and museums in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Jordan, Spain, Swiss, South Africa, U. K. and U.S.A.

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Bill FitzGibbons

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Bill FitzGibbons received his BFA in Sculpture and Art History from the University of Tennessee, and his MFA in Sculpture and Multi-Media from Washington University in St. Louis. Bill has received over thirty public art commissions in five countries. In 1979 he became the first curator at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1985 until 1988 he was appointed as the Director of Sculpture at the Visual Art Center in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1988 he became the Department Head of Sculpture at the San Antonio Art Institute. In 1991 he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar for the Hungarian Art Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Bill has served on the adjunct faculty at Trinity University in San Antonio and has been the Executive Director of the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center since the summer of 2002. Currently Bill serves on the board of directors of the International Sculpture Center.

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Nimbus Cloud Serving Board

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‘You’ll be walking on cloud nine with this new serving board in your home. Shaped like a fluffy nimbus cloud, this end grain solid maple board can’t help but add an element of fun to your cooking routine. Have some friends over and sample cheeses and your other favorite finger foods using the board as a center piece and its four raindrop shaped wooden coasters as hors d’oeuvres trays. While it might look like a cloud, its sturdy construction from locally sourced maple ensures that with a little love, you’ll be enjoying rainy days in your kitchen for a long time to come.’ Click here to buy.

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Marco Chin

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Marco Chin (previously blogged): “My work explores issues related to gender and sexuality through the re-presentation of the male figure and the subversion of traditional male archetypes. The most recent piece, “Machoman” is a wearable soft sculpture plate that alludes to armour and creates a dialogue between forms traditionally thought of as masculine and effeminate.”

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Lori Nix

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” I am often asked questions about the inspiration for my work as well as my working process. As a ‘non-traditional’ photographer (I construct my subject matter rather than go find it) people find it hard to grasp what exactly it is that I do. And the fact that it is all done in front of the camera, with no digital manipulation, adds its own set of challenges. Building materials, lighting, issues of scale and space all become significant when you are recreating the world on a table top.” – Lori Nix

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Denim Art by Ian Berry

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‘We all love denim, don’t we? It’s the great democratic fabric, worn by everyone from the farmer to the aristocrat, the manual worker to the oligarch. But for the British artist Ian Berry, it is so much more. It’s probably fair to say, Ian is obsessed. This is the guy who changed his stage name to Denimu and made a career out of turning jeans into works of art. Ian conjures remarkably detailed portraits and urban landscapes using nothing more than discarded jeans. Over many weeks he cuts, stitches and glues using only the varying shades of the fabric to provide contrast and shadow. The effect is amazingly detailed images, with a depth and texture that is hard to reproduce in print and online.’

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Francois Chatier

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A collection of brightly colored still life paintings by Canadian photorealist painter Francois Chatier. Have a look guys.

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Fernando Mastrangelo

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Fernando Mastrangelo (b. 1978) lives and works in Brooklyn. Currently he is at work on Al One (2010-) to date, the most ambitious and comprehensive sculptural installation to address the increasing complexities of social networking in our present time. Mastrangelo is also completing his largest private commission to date, and recently moved into his new studio space in Bushwick Brooklyn.

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‘This Henbag is sure to ruffle a few feathers. Feel like you’re too cooped up in your fashion cage? Chook your bits inside, pullet over your arm, head outside – and you’ll be the hottest chick in town. It’s such an eggsellent conversation starter that you’ll have to be careful people don’t try and poach it from you.’ Buy here.

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Matt James Stone

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Fruit is an amazing series of banana sculptures by artist Matt James Stone. Born in 1979 in West Virginia, he is a sculptor who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.’

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