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Johnny Andrew Gigliotti Bailik

 photo 680252-7_zps9cbfba3b.jpg  photo 676710-7_zps6491ad83.jpg  photo 674929-7_zpsf7380843.jpg Johnny Andrew Gigliotti Bailik was born in the same steel town as the late Andy Warhol; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1989 he studied privately at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts and in 1992 he moved to the Cleveland, Ohio area to attend the Nationally Accredited Bliss Hall School of Fine and Performing Arts. In 1994 Bailik organized with other fellow art students an Anti-Censorship exhibition which featured a lecture by Andres Serrano, most known for his photograph entitled “Piss Christ”, as well as a speech by Dennis Barrie, who was the director of the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati during the infamous Robert Mapplethorpe obscenity trial. In 1996 Bailik helped to organize a regionally legendary show entitled “Spectacle”, a multi-media, collaborative, outdoor performance that contained everything from static art to interactive sculpture to extravagant performance art. Bailik’s travels and life as an artist has also made it possible for him to meet such artists as Paul Jenkins, Dennis Oppenheim, Julian Schnabel, Ed Moses, Mark DiSuvero, Dennis Hopper, and Robert Rauschenberg to name a few, as well as to work with artists of varying degrees and aesthetics. Since 1991 Bailik’s work has been primarily painting, but has also included sculpture, video, and installations. It has been displayed internationally in contemporary and modern museums, commercial galleries, and private collections. He has also won awards and grants in multi-media, video installation, and painting. Bailik moved to Los Angeles, California at the end of 1999. He states, “I have been profoundly affected by the ‘City of Angels’. The energy, spirituality, diversity, the eclecticism of the culture and the land has altered my work dramatically. It is a beautiful time and place to explore.” Johnny Bailik continues to live and work in his Los Angeles, CA studio.  photo 672338-7_zpsa7ce921e.jpg  photo 677214-7_zps9f92d5e3.jpg

Monkey Brains Bowl

 photo Untitled-1_zpseed5c9ff.jpg  photo p6481_column_grid_12_zps69f1af0f.jpg 'Roast chicken and Shepherds pie just won't cut it any more. Your body is a temple, a temple of doom, and it deserves to be fed something far more exciting. So why not liven up meal times with this Monkey Brains Bowl and scoop chilled cerebral delicacies straight from its hairy gaping cranium. If this fine piece of severed simian storage is good enough for his Supreme Highness, the Maharajah of Pankot (and he knew how to party), then it's certainly good enough for you.' Buy here.  photo p6481_extra1_column_grid_12_zps73ae1282.jpg

Michael Ostermann

 photo 4_zps3670e4bc.jpg  photo nvt_zpsc0a9cc4b.jpg  photo AA_zps86bf9185.jpg Loads of great photographs from Michael Ostermann, artist based in based in Vienna, Austria.  photo nvt2_zps32206f23.jpg  photo AA3_zps3df3ebd1.jpg

Lois Andison

 photo 01-Lois-Andison-Reaction-programmee_zps6c8f1939.jpg  photo 04-Lois-Andison-Reaction-programmee_zpsdfbab183.jpg Lois Andison was born in Smiths Falls, Ontario. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. She received her BFA (Honours) from York University in 1990 graduating First Class with Distinction. She also studied at Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology where she Graduated with High Honours and was awarded the Board of Governors Silver Medal. She is represented by Art Mûr in Montréal and by Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto. Her kinetic sculptures/installations investigate the intersection of technology, nature and the body. Using movement to initiate an exchange with the viewer, Andison’s work poetically explores social and technological concerns through the construction of the hybrid art object. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, her sculptural installations have been shown in Toronto, Montreal, Lethbridge, New York and Mexico City.(via OKG)  photo andison014_zpsd5568166.jpg

Lana Crooks

 photo beeeet_zpsea46e03a.jpg  photo deadbeet_zps00140c81.jpg Lana Crooks loves the antique, the creepy, the cute and the mysterious. A textile sculptor by trade she resides in the depths of Chicago, IL. Constructing creatures from fabrics and found objects, she is a purveyor of faux specimens and soft curiosities. Sought after for her pattern-making abilities, Lana has frequently been spotted teaming up with other artists to breathe three dimensional life into their illustrations. Crooks is also a member of the OhNo!Doom collective in Chicago and the gallery director for Clutter Gallery in New York. But, on an average day, you can find her in the studio surrounded by skulls, old books, model ships, faux fur, glass eyes, a menagerie of stuffed friends and a cat named Tanuki.  photo Deadbeet3_zps6282cc96.jpg  photo deadbeet2_zps00800b71.jpg

Scribe

 photo this-is-a-stick-up-kid-72_zpsb3c9db45.jpg  photo thats-a-load-of-bull-72-dpi_zpsa12eae08.jpg  photo drawing4_zps69eb03a3.jpg  photo carpony-express-72-dpi_zpsa8acc9d7.jpg 'Donald Ross also known as “scribe” is 37 years old and currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri of the United States. The animated, public murals by Scribe are readily recognizable in Midtown Kansas City and throughout different part of the United States, Canada and down into Mexico where he has both painted murals and had gallery shows. Scribe incorporates a menagerie of animal characters developed over many years representing a particular, self-referential trait that he inserts in various scenarios. Scribe intersperses personal iconography, biblical and fairytale references, animation and metaphor in works intended as contemporary parables for public audiences, hence the use of his artist name and persona. Through accessible idiom and image, Scribe incorporates humor and play in the conveyance of serious messages regarding personal integrity, attainment of knowledge, and adventure.' Website here.  photo sumegos-sad-song-72dpi_zpsababdf33.jpg  photo sumego-meets-mortality-e-mail_zps49ce91d3.jpg  photo cactus-head-silvertongue-groundhog-72dpi_zpsddbb565d.jpg

IRÉEL by Flora Borsi

 photo a29ed122483125cf79e15bbf7bf78b29_zps9d51e7d6.jpg  photo dbf233f86c70d3f0f9ea08d6d3070dc3_zpse314f915.jpg  photo aa991b706a5f269aa17cac9238abf773_zpsb8383f33.jpg " In this series called "IRÉEL" I mixed photographic elements with painting techniques. A hyperrealist painter aims to achieve a result which looks like a real photographic picture. A pictorialist photographer's desired result is visually equivalent to a painting. The photographs are real, I've just applied some color/toning effects, adjusted the contrast and a few skin retouch. " - Flora Borsi  photo 48c753bd896f0fada4e05aaf5e71b546_zps241e98d1.jpg  photo fbbb82c38a1d34fde5eff3d326989ad1_zpsf6cf788b.jpg  photo 150553af3f86bc2e0a82ab58cf501072_zps5db83738.jpg

Peter Scanlan

Since graduating from The School of Visual Arts in 1986 Peter Scanlan spent most of my time Illustrating and designing, using old school traditional media as well as digital paint and ink. I live in Demarest, New Jersey with my wife, three kids, and various animals. Clients include Marvel Comics, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Hasbro, HBO, Samsung, CNBC, Pfizer, Electronic Arts, Nintendo, CBS Records, Polygram, The Franklin Mint, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Berkeley, Baen, Scholastic, Tor, Doubleday.

We Are Flowers

 photo 51odydrs4o4lelih_zps89821d76.jpg  photo ax4t4n5geviaegj3_zpsa8d3c0ec.jpg  photo g19fwxrdze7n8f01_zps45bf76d9.jpg  photo b2f4hbzsldwo38zb_zps16c8b29e.jpg New York-based SOFTlab planted a flowery installation inside Brazilian footwear brand Melissa’s local flagship store. Link here.  photo w8tbmgcvj4n5k82n_zpsdc6bf3fe.jpg  photo x2gz7czau0y3o939_zpsa5fc993f.jpg  photo zd0t6ca3hj3mzrr1_zps01e25514.jpg

Shen Shaomin

 photo pic384_zpsf216de33.jpg  photo pic385_zps54316d0b.jpg  photo pic386_zps5cadbe0c.jpg 'Shen Shaomin (born 1956, Heilongjiang Province, China) is an artist based in Sydney, Australia, and Beijing. He has exhibited internationally in exhibitions including the 2006 Liverpool Biennial, Mahjong at Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland and Dialogue at East West Gallery in Melbourne.'  photo pic387_zps16d23d73.jpg  photo pic388_zps228abb4b.jpg  photo pic390_zps256d02fd.jpg  photo pic391_zpsd51301da.jpg