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Paper Dresses

p p p Ilya Plotnikov and Alexandra Zaharova (aka Doberman Studio) are two commercial and fashion photographers, stylists, ideas creators and retouchers ' who got these dress-ups and accessories (completely made out of paper) ready for L'Officiel, the July-August 2009 issue. Really awesome! p

Convergence

p p p p Taken from Matt's site: Portland, Maine Artists KATE CLEAVES and MATT W. MOORE have come together to create CONVERGENCE – an ultimate collaboration series (Now showing at CORDUROY GALLERY). The five month endeavor to create a completely blended, completely unique series of paintings has lead both Moore and Cleaves down a path neither of them has been down before - resulting in work unlike anything either of them has ever produced. When viewed separately, both artists seem to go about painting in a very different manner: Moore often works with non-objective shapes and geometry, with hard lines and strong brushstrokes, and the occasional area of representation – Cleaves generally works with a narrative and imagery inspired by nature, blended colors, and soft brushstrokes. Both artists share a passion for pattern, sacred geometry and eye-popping color – making the perfect common ground to blend their different techniques together. p p p

Jason Ditch

p p I'm loving the illustrations, type work and randomness of artist Jason Ditch. The postcard pictured below stood out as a personal favorite. Thank you Jason!! p

RubyRed

p p p p RubyRed is home to UK based graphic designer Roger Denyer who specializes in corporate identity and exhibition design. Majority of his t-shirts either have social or political messages and some are just plain fun. All the designs are printed on 100% cotton American Apparel t-shirts and available in a wide range of colors and styles. p

Pekka Jylha

p p p ' Pekka Jylha is a versatile sculptor, best known for his monumental work for President Urho Kekkonen in Helsinki. Much of his work consists of a series of sculptures made of unconventional materials and subjects - pigs or rabbits, mechanical or electric devices and candles - that lend a touch of humor to his work. He also utilizes traditional materials and elements from natural phenomena, such as light, water, and fire to explore and defy laws of nature. Yet his works, however voluminous they are, rarely leave a too-heavy impression. ' (via Volta) p p p

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

o p p p Friedensreich Hundertwasser <-- was an Austrian painter and architect. Born Friedrich Stowasser in Vienna, he became one of the best-known contemporary Austrian artists, although controversial, by the end of the 20th century. Thank you Olesya for the link!! p p p

Justin Meyers

p p Enjoy the highly impressive drawings of Justin Meyers, whom we have blogged about before. Check out Justin's new works, you'll be glad you did. p p p

Kassandra

p p p p Check out the work of the very talented photo artist Kassandra from Russia. If I could only be half this good both in Photography and in Photoshop.. p p

Katja Strunz

p p p ' Katja Strunz was born in Ottweiler, Deütschland, in 1970 and currently lives in Berlin, Germany. She received her Meisterschuler from Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1998. She has presented solo projects at the Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (2007, 2006); Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY (2006, 2001); and The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK (2003, 2001). Her work has been included in Art Scope, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (2006); Ars Viva 04/05 – Zeit, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (2005); and I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL (2004).' p p p

Mark T. Stockton

p " I am interested in the act of recognition, how people process and remember iconic images. In my recent series of miniature drawings, I employ recognizable photographs of famous and infamous subjects, allowing viewers to participate in the shared cultural drama that is dispersed by mass media. The enormity of the tabloid presence is contradicted by the inherent preciousness put into rendering these drawings on a minute scale." - Mark T. Stockton (via Artists Space) p p