Gregory Hodge

 photo 80713115209_zps19b2c593.jpg  photo 80713115301_zps14a6aa2a.jpg  photo 80713115436_zpsaacbc611.jpg Gregory Hodge was born in Sydney in 1982 and currently lives and works in Canberra. He is a PhD Candidate at the Australian National University School of Art. Hodge constructs compositions from an array of collage source material including painted abstract motifs on drafting film, coloured paper and masking tape before rendering these collages in paint. Using complex and systematic technical processes including trompe-l’oeil, cast shadows and manipulating paints' translucent and opaque qualities, the paintings playfully mimic the physical fragility and provisional nature of the source material. This visual trickery within the abstract picture space presents the viewer with complex multiple visual experiences. Surface and materiality become imaginative entry points yielding potential clues as traces of the process are signalled via the shadows and illusion of collage, though not explicitly revealed.  photo 80713114222_zps60a66183.jpg  photo 200713113739_zps8f74f0ba.jpg  photo 200713113357_zps274cf5d1.jpg


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John F. Malta

 photo tumblr_mjypb0EgH81qhhrdjo1_r2_500_zps9c073aaa.jpg  photo tumblr_mh3ct0xSpt1qhhrdjo1_500_zpsb46250fe.jpg John F. Malta was born in East Cleveland, Ohio and currently lives and works in New York City. John is a recipient of the 2012 Xeric grant and has exhibited his work in Taiwan, Australia, Vancouver, New York City, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, and widely across the Midwest. John has drawn pictures for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vice Magazine, Showpaper, Blood is the New Black, Bloomberg View, Lands' End Canvas, Wrap Magazine UK, The Stranger, Thunderkiss Coffee Roaster, Steamy Press UK, Plansponsor Magazine, Dickies Workwear, The Willamette Week, and Surfing Magazine.  photo jmalta_professor_1246_zps88d55865.jpg

Bang by Ai Weiwei

 photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice-17_zps350790b8.jpg  photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice-04_zps23dd4ecf.jpg  photo ai-weiwei-german-pavilion-venice-art-biennale-04_zps39f8fbef.jpg  photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice_zpsd098d18a.jpg Here's Ai Weiwei's Bang installation incorporating 886 antique wooden stools for the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. Link here.  photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice-01_zpsf3a96afb.jpg  photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice-03_zpsd42773ff.jpg  photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice-09_zps5fea9466.jpg

Sarah Maycock

 photo john_1_900_zps91469e7b.jpg  photo woolf_1_900_zps48287ee2.jpg  photo thomas_1_900_zpsc3a5cb73.jpg Work by the talented Sarah Maycock- illustrator, artist, designer based in South East England.  photo selfportraitcopy_900_zpse5c65d00.jpg  photo dylan_1_900_zps0591d6ba.jpg

Jared Tharp

 photo jared-tharp_zpsc1f428ff.jpeg  photo jared_tharp_shark_couple_1024x1024_zpsd754c182.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zps424a4092.jpg " My paintings (as of late) are about nostalgia. I was born in 1981 and I have a soft spot for the art, music, and culture to come out of that decade. I love the sound of analogue synthesizers and the look of hand made art. I'm interested in the parallels between nostalgia felt for past experiences and the nostalgia felt for past decades. I'm originally from Stockton, CA. I currently live in Sacramento. " - Jared Tharp  photo sF6C45a_q84qq5QJ-600x446_zps0876b4e6.jpg  photo Untitled-2_zps8888350b.jpg

Cement Paintings by Erik J. Sommer

 photo Independent_zpsdf7180f7.jpg  photo rainsong_zps85a9fb93.jpg  photo TurnTheWind_zpscf48e01c.jpg Erik J. Sommer is a a New York City based contemporary artist specializing in mixed media creations.  photo SilverAMonthAgo_zps187425a1.jpg  photo ASkeletonOfTheChurch_zps53d06c96.jpg

Egg Poncho

 photo 9088_egg-poncho-mod-v3-hero1_zps2b2789b5.jpg  photo 6a00d8341c5dea53ef017eea02aa91970d-800wi_zps3b6123bb.jpg Start your rainy days off sunny side up with this handy poncho! Bright yellow egg yolk on a white poncho keeps you dry when sudden rainstorms hit. You'll brighten everyone's grey days when you're sporting this funny egg! Folds up for mega portability. Plastic. One size fits most. 39" long. Buy here.  photo 9088_egg-poncho-mod-v3-boy-mod_zps26f26e56.jpg

KwangHo Shin

 photo 017aeb09b1bdbcbdb2662cdfa33f4096_zps374cb02f.jpg  photo 4eaf707ac6da4191aa73be7d3ef47a7a_zps5d34fe64.jpg  photo a818fcdb769bac959b8b0991ae8058e2_zpsb3e39e29.jpg All the figures appearing in Korean artist KwangHo Shin's works are individuals and self-portraits. 'The spirit he wanted to inspire the figures with is that of a distorted hero's or another character unidentifiable with eyes. Majority of specific people are the figures whom he depicts. He distorts a figure trying not to transform the mind and social environment unique to him. It is not the transformation from a person to no person, but from a specific to an ordinary person. He himself is flown into it. It is the method to include his own artistic experience and value. Though it is not clear where to use, works of arts become the criteria in grasping the reality. They reveal thinking while making the figure seen thinking. A specific person is thought while lump of dyes are loaded on a canvas. It's inefficient to say 'painted with a brush'. The lump moves freely all over the canvas without staying at a point. A face is treated as the spirit of common people who gaze at the world, rather than as a person. The biggest significance is put on the expression of the inner mind when facing an empty canvas. It is a way of revealing it as a thing to the world rather than representing a person. This is his second characteristics.'  photo 5b22d46e400cd008a25fc8274afcd215_zps6dc8d882.jpg  photo c2537644cf5db5bdfdca34c45d3c4737_zps14c0bc77.jpg  photo bce7eab56c9d9716dbc8b46d86f174d5_zps00f98c36.jpg

Sergei Isupov

 photo 32928FERRIN-GALLERY_-Sergei-Isupov_Dangerous-Friendship-_72dpi_zps9791526c.jpg  photo portfolio-4_zps60e0b4f3.jpg  photo FERRIN_GALLERY_SERGEI_ISUPOV_FG_04_72dpi_zpsb2f8ea57.jpg " For me, I find clay to be the most versatile material and it is well suited to the expression of my ideas. I consider my sculptures to be a canvas for my paintings. All the plastic, graphic and painting elements of a piece function as complementary parts of the work." - Sergei Isupov  photo Sorceress_zps71d50b6e.jpg  photo FERRIN_GALLERY_SERGEI_ISUPOV_SI_01_72dpi_zps81cdb93c.jpg