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Yonathan Setyawan

 photo thebells1_zps6f975150.jpg  photo thebells7_zpsb4ebfbc5.jpg  photo installation-view-12_zps3d739bea.jpg Albert Yonathan Setyawan started his study in ceramic in 2002 at Faculty of visual art, Bandung Institute of Technology. After graduated in 2007 he started to develop several series of ceramic installations and drawings. In his works he combined simplified forms of human, animals, plants, and geometric shapes and usually arrange them repetitively into a geometric configuration. Although his drawings might look different visually from the ceramic works, both of them represent the same characteristic and that is repetition. He believe that repetition stands as a mantra even for our simple daily activities. For him repetition is the way to express his fascination in human spirituality. He believes in the spiritual connection between human and nature. Recently he started to incorporated performance as part of his ceramic installations. Cosmic Labyrinth series presented for the first time in his solo exhibition at Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore in 2011 titled Temple of Threshold. Last year one of the labyrinth works titled Cosmic Labyrinth : A Silent Pathway presented in Indonesian Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale, Italy together with 4 other Indonesian artists. The labyrinth consisted of hundreds of stupa-like shapes arranged manually into a labyrinth pattern. The labyrinth stands as a symbol of human soul and a pathway to spiritual enlightenment. He took post graduate program in visual art at the same former university and graduated in 2012. Received a scholarship from Japanese Ministry of Education to take further studies in ceramic art. This year he is taking Master Course in ceramic art at Kyoto Seika University. Working and living in Kyoto, Japan currently while trying to maintain his small ceramic studio in Bandung, Indonesia through the helps of friends and some fellow artists.  photo IMG_1159_zps4d123c3d.jpg  photo IMG_1130_zps5ce0e463.jpg

Jakub Czyż

 photo dd1415041ea0c286bcdd984984dff9a1_zpsb93b1b2a.jpg  photo 2101dad0612e136c8cf33e20acd09d15_zpsfc289ccf.jpg I stumbled across Polish illustrator Jakub Czyż's portfolio on Behance Network the other day. I dig.  photo 03c3b9fbbda87556b712dc641a72a700_zps67b76b26.jpg

Sarah Nieman

 photo Untitled-3_zps05d9661e.jpg " I am a New Hampshire native, living young at the age of 21. I am currently attending the New Hampshire Institue of Art, majoring in Photography. A little about me: I am an avid reader, painter, photographer, skiier, and laugher. With my photography, I enjoy capturing special moments that mean the world to someone, and I love being able to show who someone is through a photograph." - Sarah Nieman  photo Untitled-2_zps79eb22df.jpg

Vivian Shih

 photo Untitled-1_zps6246712c.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zpsb46fc6dd.jpg Los Angeles based artist and illustrator Vivian Shih is a lover of sweets, fashion, the outdoors, and live music. Inspired by human emotions, so-called mundane stories, nature's beauty, personal style and experiences, she embrace all forms of art and design and believe that no matter how simple the task there is always an opportunity to creating something magical. Vivian earned a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in 2013.  photo Untitled-2_zpsf2e9cb55.jpg

Christian Lemmerz

 photo coocoons1_zps545b1be6.jpg  photo coocoons_zps4107d16b.jpg  photo cocoons2_zps213169e1.jpg Christian Lemmerz’ oeuvre’s span is extensive and pluralistic. Regardless of the material, the form or the medium employed, Lemmerz’ work can generally be characterized by aesthetics of effect. The artworks grasp out and clutch into the surrounding environment and call for more than merely contemplation. There are only a few themes and taboos that are not turned upside down in the Lemmerzian universe, which has been stretched between, on the one side, Kant, Heidegger and other philosophers and authors, and on the other, a mass-media dominated world where suffering and death are central themes in an examination that circles around identity, existence and being.  photo mermaid1_zps29dc4351.jpg  photo mermaid_zpsa3d396e3.jpg  photo mermaid2_zps9ee1ea8b.jpg

Oleg Oprisco

 photo 123576-7712043-4101_zps46686792.jpg  photo 123576-6766214-401_zps5ebb0f58.jpg  photo 123576-6766209-365_zpsbf5e5c77.jpg Oleg Oprisсo was born in the small city of Lviv in western Ukraine. From the age of 16 he worked as an operator at a photo lab. At age 18, he moved to Kiev, where he began his professional photography career. At age 23, Oleg Oprisco changed from digital capture to film.  photo 123576-7150370-407_zps20032c97.jpg  photo 123576-6766211-391_zpsa4b8e809.jpg

Naomi Devil

 photo naomidevil1_zps66697a57.jpg  photo naomidevil11_zps0ed07b43.jpg Naomi Devil has found her artistic identity and has created her own pool of topics at a very early stage of her carrier. Her artistic production manifests itself between deconstruction and reconstruction, decomposition and composition. She has a relaxed, easy-going and flexible personality and is capable of re-interpretation.  photo naomidevil12_zpsdc41a7b3.jpg  photo naomidevil8_zps4e5bbffb.jpg

Paul Chan

 photo paulchen3_zps62cfca09.jpg  photo 1_zpsf67ad4bf.jpg Paul Chan was born in 1973 in Hong Kong and was raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996 and an MFA from Bard College in 2002. From the outset of his career, Chan has worked simultaneously as political activist and artist, known for such varied practices as his animated film projections and his invented fonts.  photo 2008_chan_ohwhysoserious_b_zps9cb32f1a.jpg  photo PaulChanB_zps5e3c1752.jpg

Star Wars Rings

 photo sw_01_zps780c50ea.jpg  photo sw_04_zps9fea0877.jpg  photo sw_02_zps6d84426d.jpg Check out this collection of Star Wars rings by Japanese design firm J.A.P. created for the 20th anniversary of the franchise. Click here for the link.  photo sw_03_zpsc6c8e49c.jpg  photo sw_05_zps323106f7.jpg

Christina Zimmer Robinson

 photo il_570xN367822165_43p1_zps9b283775.jpg  photo il_570xN367823829_4s8i_zps9342bba9.jpg " My artwork is an ongoing documentation of my immediate frame of reference. I tend to take an introspective approach to art, allowing my intuition to guide me through what needs to be communicated with each piece. Many of my works portray emotions brought upon by the human condition while others simply serve as a meditational outlet through color and shape. My interests include: identity, coping strategies, addiction, and mental health." - Christina Zimmer Robinson  photo il_570xN367785391_k1wm_zps333c3735.jpg