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Duarte Vitória

 photo revolution_zps8239467f.jpg  photo into_the_dark_zpsa539ea63.jpg  photo insomnia_zpsdd8c7733.jpg In this series "artist Duarte Vitória shares his vision with the spectator, through touching his deep senses. This time, the work embodies the concept of Revolution, as a permanent state of being. In the artist perspective, the evolution path sustains itself in the idea of constant movement, ever changing into new forms, new states of mind, new ideas; Sustains in the concept of the ever fresh and recreated human being. Vitória´s statement is about never submitting to a lethargic state of mind. Is about daring to change, daring to emerge ourselves in the profound dark of the human condition, without restrictions. With is vivid and rebel brushing, he intends to disturb the spectator, giving the impression of almost grabbing him. The interlocutor is choked by the inter-penetration of flesh, the marks and prints all over the bodies, claiming the Insomnia as a pre-revolutionary state of being. The large scale of the works amplifies the disturbing effect, well known as the digital print of the identity of this artist."  photo inoffensive_zpsb3ee9c55.jpg  photo insubordination_zpsd442ba0a.jpg

Tapio Mömmö

 photo tumblr_mkp5hdvOnc1snph3do1_500_zps64bd8b35.jpg  photo tumblr_mmbpw1LWJh1snph3do1_500_zpsbf9806f6.jpg  photo tumblr_mlbgzekU4Y1snph3do1_500_zpsd2ecd398.jpg I found some inspiring works from Finnish artist Tapio Mömmö. You can see more of Tapio's beautiful work on his website.  photo tumblr_mkp5b0L8J41snph3do1_500_zps68adccb4.jpg  photo tumblr_n219vl58ST1snph3do1_500_zps8f734a07.jpg

The Real Toy Story by Michael Wolf

 photo Michael_Wolf_3_zpsb3e1da48.jpg  photo 1621_zps625f7009.jpg The Real Toy Story installation is consisted of 20,000 toys made in China and purchased in California that Michael Wolf (German artist and photographer who lives and works in Hong Kong and Paris) attached with magnets to the walls of the gallery, along with photographs of workers making the toys.  photo 2014-01-21-13theinstallation_zps09113291.jpg  photo timthumb_zps35bd9976.jpg

Dale Dreiling

 photo dd-Beer-Ptgs-24-M_zps3f45b9c2.jpg  photo dd-Beer-Ptgs-19-M_zps85d141f1.jpg  photo dd-Beer-Ptgs-07-M_zps400d86ee.jpg  photo dd-Beer-Ptgs-32-M_zps7bc13a0f.jpg Dale Dreiling is a multi-media artist whose work rebukes the traditional concept of beauty by overlapping existing aesthetic ideals, incorporating both the expected and unexpected. His body of work demonstrates his capability for realistic technique as well as his sensibility for impressionistic representations of the everyday, strongly occupying the grey space of not-highbrow, nor-lowbrow. Playing in limbo presents a challenge unique to contemporary art: bringing new perspective to dancing down the middle of the road. Dreiling has an innate sense of when to veer one direction or the other, revealing a mastery of that ever elusive balance: the beauty in in-betweeenness. Dreiling is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. He is an Art Director for Studio Number One and currently lives in South Pasadena, CA.  photo dd-Beer-Ptgs-49-M_zpsd44166e7.jpg  photo dd-Beer-Ptgs-38-M_zps8462fef5.jpg  photo dd-Beer-Ptgs-41-M_zps388fc44f.jpg

Stefan Behlau

 photo 137_zpsd48ed7c5.jpg  photo 139_zps566fde48.jpg Stefan Behlau <-- Born 1979, Zurich, Switzerland; Education: B.F.A. 2006, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY  photo 133_zps9c5923e2.jpg  photo P1120555_b_web-600x382_zps5bc95b23.jpg

Chad Wys

 photo Pastoral2-c-print-2012-30x24-002_zps77ed85ca.jpg  photo Pastoral3-c-print-2012-24x30-002_zpsd90619b3.jpg  photo Pastoral8-c-print-2012-30x24-002_zpsca60a9c6.jpg " I was born in Illinois in 1983 and I continue to live there today. Despite always having had the urge to grab a crayon or a camera, I'm something of an apprehensive artist. It has taken time for me to grow comfortable with the notion of sharing my work with others. As my voice has grown stronger, with ideas and critiques, I have found the prospect of sharing experiences through art quite advantageous. Through the reflexive extension of my own personal exploration of the field, many of the conversations in my work are about art itself. What does art mean to me? What purpose does it serve in my life and in the lives of others? What are the "boundaries" of the art experience? Are there any?" - Chad Wys  photo Pastoral1-c-print-2012-24x30-002_zps8cfd1f58.jpg  photo Pastoral5-c-print-2012-30x24-002_zps90e59e55.jpg

Katharine Morling

 photo 12_zpsc16e03e6.jpg  photo 15_zpsbfaafa0a.jpg  photo 02_zps62183d85.jpg  photo 17_zps86524139.jpg Katharine Morling is an award-winning artist working in the medium of ceramics. She set up her studio in 2003 and has since gained international acclaim for her work.  photo TimeKATHARINEMORLING_withhooksmaller_zpsb49c38d0.png  photo 13_zps77b900ee.jpg  photo 01_zps0077ea58.jpg

Hub Creatic / Tetrarc Architects

 photo 53c8d672c07a805e0800021d_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_6-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps029c6ef0.jpg  photo 53c8d669c07a80492d0001f4_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_5-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps520002a5.jpg  photo 53c8d70bc07a80c64a000200_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_13-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps9802ff5b.jpg 'The Tetrarc agency has put its name to the Hub Créatic in Nantes, a building dedicated to young companies developing new digital applications. Behind its lively yellow walls, the building assembles seventy of these start-ups businesses. It has affirmed their presence in the town and offers them a scalable work space at a reduced rent where they can finalise their creations, live out the first moments of their existence and recognise their early development. It gathers them around a vast swirling atrium, a spatial design favourable to communication and the synergy of projects. Here architecture and innovation work in harmony.' Link here.  photo 53c8d6e6c07a80492d0001f5_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_11-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps2d626138.jpg  photo 53c8d725c07a80c64a000201_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_15-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zpsa5ee320a.jpg

Chris Slabber

 photo d970dcc0406537e0b91daf09e84e8eca_zpsda08ae01.jpg  photo af4b511592c438113e1b14180f9d4821_zps0d9d257e.jpg " Inspired by the works of Alberto Seveso, I created my own series of paint in water sculptures. The idea behind this series was to show that from Destruction comes Creation. As the paint falls there is a constant point of creation, but at the same time it destroys itself. " - Chris Slabber  photo b9728770097938d7d1dacb93f0464400_zpsc0c33169.jpg

Thierry Carrier

 photo 1413_zpsa87ef135.jpg  photo 1407_zpsc2dd9425.jpg  photo tumblr_n04czaZm5m1rfltouo6_500_zpsac9977a9.jpg Thierry Carrier (Born in 1973 in Corrèze) works with sensitive art more than with perceivable art. His painting is the reflection of his own aspiration to silence. Indeed, his figures (which are often a representation of himself) are not established in a recognizable geographical space. His painting are willingly untitled. These unusual codes made of him an artist different from the others portraitists. In front of several arrangements, the spectator can discover a world of silence, an uncluttured representation of humains, an impenetrable figure with an inexpressible poetry. (via Twentytwo Gallery)  photo 1411_zpsf6022870.jpg  photo 1250_zps2773bca4.jpg  photo tumblr_mzd90eBGDF1qdhfhho5_1280_zpsa5390a88.jpg