Paula Hayes

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New York-based landscape designer and artist Paula Hayes works with plant life and minerals to produce stunning terrariums as sculptures for gallery environments. Hayes’s work crafts industrial materials—such as hand-blown glass, silicone, or cast acrylic—into organic shapes that she then fills with a rich variety of plant life. These works deftly combine the intricate beauty and care required of the plant life with innovative, willfully independent sculptural forms. Paula Hayes was born 1958 in Concord, Massachusetts. (via Salon94)

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Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers makes art. From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Jeffers work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Brooklyn Museum, Lazarides Gallery and Gestalten Space, Berlin.

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Creature Cups

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Handmade ceramic cups by Yumi-Yumi, a Brooklyn based group of designers and coffee drinkers. ‘As you drink the Creatures will emerge. Cups are handmade, dishwasher safe, microwavable, and hold 11 oz.’ Buy here.

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Daniele Buetti

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Daniele Buetti <-- Born in 1955 in Fribourg, Switzerland, Live in Zurich.

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Pol & Sakiroo Choi

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Check out this collaboration between artists Sakiroo Choi and Jean Paul Egred. Click here to view more.

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Martin Parr

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Born in 1952 in Epsom, Surrey (England), Martin Parr was graduated from photography at Manchester Polytechnic in 1973. In 1994, he became a full member of Magnum Photographic Corporation and was guest artistic director for Rencontres d’Arles in 2004 and for New York Photo Festival in 2008. A photographer, a filmmaker and a collector of miscellaneous objects, Martin Parr has developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery, his oblique approach to social documentary, and his input to photographic culture within the UK and abroad. He was awarded the Erich Salomon Prize for photojournalism in 2006 and wins the Baumier Mercier award at PhotoEspana in 2008 in recognition of his professional career and contributions to contemporary photography.

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Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

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Sun Yuan and Peng Yu are artists living and working collaboratively in Beijing ever since the late 90′s. Sun was born in Beijing and Peng in Heilongjiang. Sun and Peng are contemporary conceptual artists whose work has a reputation for being confrontational – they have previously used live animals in their installations.

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Caro Niederer

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Caro Niederer (born in Zürich 1963) is a contemporary artists who lives and works in Zürich. Niederer works in a variety of media. Her work encompasses techniques such as painting, photography, video as well as silk tapestries. Niederer is, along with Pipilotti Rist and Sylvie Fleury, one of the most popular contemporary female Swiss artists. Human day-to-day situations from her private life and her immediate environment are the source for most of Niederer’s works. These personal snapshots are then re-worked in paintings or form the template for huge hand knotted silk carpets, which the artist gets produced in China. The transformation of an image through its replication in another media is a core theme of Niederer’s work. In a ongoing photo series called Interieurs Niederer photographs her sold works in situ in their new owners’ homes and offices.

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Mona Hatoum

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Mona Hatoum was born into a Palestinian family in Beirut and has lived and worked in London since 1975. Her sculpture, video, drawings and installations have been widely exhibited throughout the world. Since 1994, there have been more than twenty solo museum and institutional exhibitions of her work, the largest and most comprehensive of which was a survey initiated by the Hamburger Kunsthalle that also traveled to Kunstmuseum Bonn, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, and the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art (2004 – 05). Hatoum was Artist-in-Residence on the DAAD program (Berliner Künstlerprogramm, Deutscher Akademischer Austrauschdienst) in 2003-2004 and has since divided her time between Berlin and London. In 2011 she had solo exhibitions at Alexander and Bonin, New York and White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London. Recently, Hatoum had solo exhibitions at the Goetz Collection, Munich and Arter, Istanbul. (via Alexander and Bonin)

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Dylan Shields

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Dylan Shields was born in Brighton UK. He traveled extensively, working, absorbing other people and cultures, before returning to the UK to study Fine Art at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Whilst at University he was invited to enter, and consequently won the competition to design the Dutch 2 Euro Erasmus Commemorative coin, 2011. Dylan now lives and works in London. Dylan is an artist predominantly focused on sculpture, investigating the relationship between traditional, narrative painting and contemporary materials. He explores the relationship between art history and its context in modern society, highlighting the forgotten narratives of old masters. He uses re-cycled cardboard and parcel tape to produce work that is at once familiar but dramatized by its original use of form and perspective.

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