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Jarod Charzewski

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” My art examines landscapes and people, man-made structures among nature, the sometimes static, often fluid designs that rise from dual environments. I harness childhood sensibilities: sights and smells, sounds, memories, feelings of rural surroundings and urban streets. I fuel my art with visuals of seasons, Prairie landscapes and recreate aesthetics that investigate mankind’s evolving influence. Artistically I try to capture the essence of mist in the Carmanah Valley rainforest, the dust of Alberta’s Badlands, and in turn release an ephemeral sensation of site-specific experiences. ” – Jarod Charzewski

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Liu Xiaodong

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Liu Xiaodong <-- Born in Liaoning Province, China, 1963. Studied at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, B.A., 1988; M.F.A., 1995. Academy of Fine Arts, University of Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 1998-1999. Teaches at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China. Lives in Beijing, China.

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Monkeys and Apes

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Portraits of monkeys and apes by one of my favorite photographers Jill Greenberg (previously-blogged)

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Grzegorz Domaradzki

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Grzegorz Domaradzki aka Gabz is an illustrator and graphic designer from Poland. Have a look.

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Mr.

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Mr. first made his impression in the contemporary art scene with a collection of drawings of anime-style girl characters using the backs of shopping receipts he had gathered from his day-to-day purchases. The blending of a Lolita complex and otaku culture in his works was praised by UCLA’s Paul McCarthy as having “an unbearable irresistibility in its tiny, innocent world.” Mr.’s reputation has grown recently not only as a painter but also as a performer, and he is known to give spontaneous performances at events related to Kaikai Kiki. His video work Ours London captures one of his signature performance pieces, the sword performance.

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Sok Kuan

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Lovely illustrations for Listerine by Singapore-based artist Sok Kuan.

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Nina Chakrabarti

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Nina Chakrabarti was born and spent her early life in Calcutta, India. She moved to the UK in her teens carrying her stamp collection under her arm and little else. She studied illustration at Central St. Martins, and many years later, at The Royal College of Art. Her work is often concerned with collections and the composition of objects. She works using Rotring pens, felt tips, biros, pencils, inks and the Apple Macintosh. She enjoys using different technologies and mediums and collaborating with others when the opportunity arises. She lives and works in London, England.

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Upside Down Boardwalk

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Upside Down Boardwalk installation by contemporary artist David Brooks ( Born Brazil, Indiana; Lives and works in New York)

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Yury Ustsinau

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Yury Ustsinau is a designer, artist, and illustrator who lives in Frankfurt, Germany. He was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, the home town of world known artist Marc Chagall. Yury achieved a degree in Design and successfully participated in many competitions and art exhibitions.

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Kevin Van Aelst

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Kevin Van Aelst was born in Elmira, New York and did most of his growing up in central Pennsylvania. He recieved a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University in 2002 and an M.F.A. from the University of Hartford in 2005. He currently lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut. He has taught photography classes at the University of Hartford Art School, Middlesex Community College, and currently is teaching at Quinnipiac University and ACES/Educational Center for the Arts High School Program. He is a recipient of a 2008 fellowship grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Photos of his can be seen weekly illustrating “The Medium” in the New York Times Magazine.

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