Jan 27, 2010
Artist Kevin Sloan
draws upon the diverse imagery acquired from his extensive travels around the world to create the unique "magic realism" paintings that have made him such a well-known, collected artist. With a portfolio of fine art that can be found in numerous public and private collections, his distinctive, dramatic imagery and use of warm, rich hues combine to create his unique still lifes and landscapes. Each one abundant, filled with wonder and mystery.
Jan 27, 2010
Loving this house located in St. Tirso, Portugal built by Arquitectos AnÃ³nimos
, Maria Veloso and Vasco AragÃ£o. Click here
for the link.
Jan 27, 2010
' Designed to look just like a little meringue, these rings are absolutely uber-delish. The silicone that's used by German designer Tanja Hartmann
makes those rings look so real that you immediately want to start sucking on them. Luckily they are made out of silicone and not sugar and egg whites, because that makes them a lot more durable then the real thing and trust us, sucking on your finger doesn't really go down all that well in public. ' Get yours at .Charles & Marie.
Jan 26, 2010
, born Auckland 1969, is a New Zealand artist. Stichbury graduated from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1997. He won New Zealandâ€™s prestigious Wallace Art Awards the same year. Stichbury is primarily a painter but his body of work also spans the mediums of drawing, watercolour, sculpture and sound based work. Stichbury is most renowned for his intricate yet flat portraits of models and modern beauties sourced from contemporary media images, which he reworks to create abhorrently exquisite doe eyed specimens both startlingly attractive and awkwardly ugly. His work also explores those who don't measure up to conventional beauty ideals and who are therefore rendered socially invisible: misfits, outsiders and intellectuals. He draws partly from haute couture catwalk culture, modern psychology and sociology, alien conspiracy theory, and a pared down 1950's aesthetic to make a painterly comment on the dilemma of beauty and society's obsession with appearance. Stichbury subverts traditional conventions of portraiture, often painting a generalised stereotype of a societal group, as opposed to the specific character study a portrait painter seeks to achieve. His work is simultaneously intertwined with and influenced by popular culture and historical painters including Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and Lucian Freud. (via Wikipedia & Matthew Buchanan