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François Daireaux

 photo Carpetweb1bis-53da1_zpsb1176790.jpg  photo P7162109-271eb_zps469c6bc6.jpg  photo DSC_0240-5c9a5_zps61178d46.jpg François Daireaux has been developing art installations for over twenty years that incorporate different mediums: sculpture, photography, video, brought back from his many travels around the world. Far from the exotic or anecdotal, as a meticulous observer, he focuses on gestures, objects and the passage of time, revealing to us unsuspected layers of reality.  photo img120-2-8a0e8_zpsf406cfd9.jpg  photo DSC_0241-9d16d_zpsb8a9b412.jpg  photo Workshop-21a90_zps34ca27e7.jpg

Olafur Eliasson

 photo IMG_MDA115571_1600px_zpsb6e79482.jpg  photo IMG_MDA115565_1600px_zps1a4c6a63.jpg  photo e84983ae08_zps50a579b4.jpg Olafur Eliasson’s art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. Eliasson strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world. Eliasson’s diverse works – in sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installations – have been exhibited widely throughout the world. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space.  photo Olafur-Eliasson-Riverbed-2014-via-Lousisiana-Museum-of-Modern-Art-1_zps2ae6997f.jpg  photo IMG_MDA115567_1600px_zpsa325e806.jpg

Manon Weiser

 photo 24_img1249_zps224a3452.jpg  photo 24_img1032_zpsfa415c71.jpg  photo 24_img1811_zps107f1ec1.jpg " I never remember my dreams. In the morning, images come to my head, like visuals "flashes". From there, an obsession is born: photographically staging these flashes. I've deduced that these images are excerpts from my dreams. My work is mainly based on the intimacy and emotions. I stage the body and the relationship we can have with it." - Manon Weiser  photo 24_img1389_zps8aaca7aa.jpg  photo 24_img1133_zps300e4af5.jpg

BIG Maze

 photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o1_500_zpsbd5b8353.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o3_500_zps00cd9953.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o4_500_zps5d731af6.jpg Check out this 60-foot life-size indoor maze by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.c. Link here.  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o2_500_zps755d4491.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o5_500_zps60f5e1fe.jpg

Cesar Biojo

 photo 283693_335036159913328_1446695805_n_zpsd48f4774.jpg  photo 202463_335955166488094_1865379164_o_zpsa91dfc6b.jpg  photo 397333_355901721160105_1355637063_n_zps0addb7e1.jpg Cesar Biojo (1981, Cali/Colombia) holds degrees in Fine Arts and Art History from Florida State University and currently works on a Ph.D. in Art Research from the University of Barcelona. His works are oil portraits created from pictorial resources that are destroyed inmedialty leaving an evidence behind. This way the concept of time is introduced, connotating concepts inherent in the human being such as creation and destruction, the perishable and ephemeral. His work recovers in some cases post-impressionist styles, resulting in a personal language that makes his art project one of the most interesting in the contemporary scene. Taking as starting point the quote of Jean Paul Sartre, "The gaze of the other makes us aware of ourselves", his work becomes an introspective study of human beings, their conflicts, their nature and existence. His work has taken part in a number of national and international exhibitions. He lives and works in Barcelona/Spain.  photo 376768_335955323154745_1170903695_n_zpscc60ea27.jpg  photo 229884_317218878361723_836269979_n_zps151cea29.jpg

Encarnado by Lucy Pereira

 photo 782e6e8021bf07b5bc7a5fe69c8a17fb_zps38bb33e4.jpg  photo tumblr_nc08chV7Pr1sfocoko1_1280_zps554583d3.jpg  photo tumblr_nc08chV7Pr1sfocoko8_1280_zpsadaf9cbf.jpg " My creative practice draws on my desire to think about fragility, to reflect about an eager to learn and understand the human body, to comprehend limits, straights, weaknesses, and contents. The body of work exists in the territory of sculpture, installation and drawings. All the installations expect to lead us into reflections about materially, corporeality and impermanence. The plasticity of the materials chosen reflects the desire to create delicate, intricate, organics and fragile natures, it is used as a metaphor to speak about weakness, fractures, instability and ruins, resembling characteristics that one find in the human body. The drawings, extremely intricate and detailed, are studies for further installations. Common to all the works the saturation illustrate overloaded surfaces resulting in a negotiation between the work and the viewer due to the visual complexities. I´m interested in the ambiguity between the beautiful and the grotesque, the ephemeral and permanent. There is a sense of nostalgia as well an acceptance that an art work can have a time life as our selves." - Lucy Pereira  photo e744851974978592a895ed31b0638411_zpsa8c21c66.jpg  photo tumblr_nc08chV7Pr1sfocoko4_1280_zps29552aa2.jpg

Inte-rex-ing Choice Plate

 photo Inte-rex-ing-Choice-Plate_zps06021c7d.jpeg  photo Untitled-3_zps91b99060.jpg 'Looking to add massive charm to your space? Display this ceramic plate by IMM Living during your next gathering and listen as your friends roar with delight! A T-Rex figurine stands right through the center of this piece’s attached white plate for a touch of quirkiness that transcends time.' Link here.  photo Untitled-2_zps5976d2f0.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsfc5ea7f5.jpg

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