Oct 15, 2014
‘In NEW WAVES, Takashi Homma presents a series of photographs of the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii spanning thirteen years. The photographs of waves depict the coastline continuously un-changed by climate or seasonal time. By reproducing and revisiting the same landscape repeatedly, Homma captures focused reflections of the interaction between pictorial and mental space, the waves and our selves.’
Oct 14, 2014
Roger Hiorns’ sculptural work generates and inhabits interstices between dissentient ideas: construction and destruction; the theological and the technological; temporality and permanence; authoritarian control and organic spontaneity. His objects are threaded with an unease that ties them, and our experience of them, to the amorphous, unrelenting global anxiety which suffuses our everyday understanding and reality. (via Luhring Augustine)
Oct 14, 2014
Here’s a super talented painter hailing from Rome, Italy — Beniamino Leone.
Oct 13, 2014
Absolutely fantastic work from Spanish artist Salustiano. More to view here.
Oct 13, 2014
Alexander Harding was born in 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his B.F.A. in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2002 and an M.F.A. in Photography in 2011. Using Photography and other media, Harding’s work explores our physical and emotional connections to sunlight. Since 2007, Harding has been an Adjunct Professor in fine arts at the Boston Architectural College. He lives in Wallingford, Connecticut and works throughout New England. (via Panopticon Gallery)
Oct 10, 2014
Dana Holst is a mid career Canadian artist based in Edmonton, Alberta, working primarily in painting, drawing and printmaking. Holst’s work is an ongoing investigation into the human experience, focusing on the self and it’s place within society. Themes of social stereotyping and power struggles between the sexes are habitual for Holst who obsesses with depicting the female experience in conflict. Her girl figures are usually dressed in frilly costumes with matching hair bows and equally menacing emotions. Mysterious scenarios for the wayward girls include hunting for wild animals and living out fairytale fantasies in an attempt to find and exert power.
Oct 10, 2014
‘Protect your paws from the sizzle of your culinary creations with this set of bear-themed oven mitts by Fred. Constructed from insulated cotton, these plush terry cloth pot holders boast silicone paws and soft-yet-sassy claws – helping you beat the heat with your ‘bear’ hands!’ Buy here.
Oct 9, 2014
‘Artist Michael Murph has created Gun Country, a site specific installation that consists of 130 toy guns for the open art competition ArtPrize this year.’ Link.
Oct 9, 2014
Based in Nagano, Japan, Hikari Shimoda first studied illustration at the prestigious Kyoto Saga University of Art and Aoyama Juku School before beginning her career as a contemporary artist in 2008. Soon afterward, Shimoda was selected for her first solo exhibition at Motto Gallery in Tokyo, and since then has held exhibitions annually in galleries worldwide, spanning Japan, the United States, Canada, and Milano, Italy. Shimoda’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist, and fantasy meets reality. She credits the Japanese pop culture she grew up with as the main source of inspiration of her Lowbrow “Irasuto” style, which means artwork made by people inspired by anime and manga. There are often children putting on heroic costumes such as Superman and “shojo” or magical girls, an anime sub-genre of young girls who use magic. Through depicting children especially, Shimoda reveals the problems people in today’s society struggle with from within. Children possess a simple existence because their identity is ambiguous which provides her with an original point of view. In her “Whereabouts of God” portrait series of other-worldly horned children, she also comments on Christianity’s anointment of Jesus Christ as savior of humanity and mirror of our fantasy heroes. These characters not only represent heroism but an adult desire to watch our children grow and defend the world we have constructed. With each new piece, Shimoda advances her search for salvation and her deeper understanding of this chaotic world.
Oct 8, 2014
Victor Safonkin (born August 22, 1967 at Saransk) is a surrealist painter. Victor Safonkin’s work is self-described as Eurosurrealism or European classic surrealism & symbolism. His work is redolent of Salvador Dalí or more particularly Hieronymus Bosch. Victor’s work has been highly acclaimed and in 2005 he was invited to exhibit at the European Parliament in Brussels. The rock band Killing Joke used his Inhuman Rearing as an album cover in 2006. Viktor Safonkin is featured in the 2007 Venus and the Female Intuition, published by SALBRU. Safonkin has been called “one of the most brilliant artists I have seen in a long time” by master Surrealist Professor Ernst Fuchs.