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Adam Lupton

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Canadian artist Adam Lupton‘s gaze explores psychological and sociological struggles in modern society. Painting in oil, blurring lines between realism and expressionism helps Lupton probe the internal and external dialogue faced in his multi-directional narratives. His recent work pits moments of choice against the visualization of their outcomes: temporal planes coexisting on a singular surface. With the notion of quantum mechanics having every possible outcome to a situation realized in splintered universes, he paints figures with varied levels of connection to reality. To question our process of free will as well as our concepts of space, time, fate, and self; if every decision comes true in one parallel life or another, are we as free as we think we are? Lupton’s design work balances on the idea of effective communication and purposeful aesthetics, and that from the ground up everything should be started with a solid concept. Lupton’s processes lean heavily towards idea generation and conceptualization: things start out through the hand, ideas converge and diverge, and the outcome creates an experience for the user: a connection. His diverse background gives him the ability to straddle and draw upon the two slightly neurotic worlds of visual art and design.

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Paulette Jo

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Paulette Jo (Born 1989) is a Mexican graphic designer who has found a way to describe her inner thoughts by drawing and painting. Website here.

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Minghao Dong

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Minghao Dong (b.1983, China/France) Minghao Dong was born in Inner Mongolia, China. Graduated from University of Dalian in 2008, Minghao works predominantly in the medium of painting but also engravings and installations. Gerard Richter has been the greatest influence. This new series of paintings is a reflection of the artist pondering on the properties of human, life and death in a time characterized by impatience, fragments, nihility, and a duality of highly developed civilization and disorder. Minghao Dong has had solo exhibitions in Dalian at Tianyi Gallery, and has participated several group exhibitions in China. He lives and works in Paris since 2009.

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Marcelo Daldoce

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” My work focuses on the terrain beyond the conventional two-dimensional landscape of paper and canvas. In bringing to life a flat surface, I strive to create a puzzle between what is real and what is illusion, what is painted and what is manipulated, turning paint to flesh, paper to sculpture. The figures surrounding the paper folds represent the old habits we have from our parents, experiences, traumas….. It is our duty to brake these patterns and become ourselves.” – Marcelo Daldoce

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Hom Nguyen

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Love it? More are waiting for you over at Hom Nguyen‘s website. Go!

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Masao Kinoshita

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Masao Kinoshita <-- 1971 Born in Nagano Prefecture, Japan; Education: 1991 B.A Sculpture course of Department of Fine Arts, Tokyo Zokei University

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Denyse Thomasos

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Denyse Thomasos (October 10, 1964 – July 19, 2012) A talented and vivacious painter, Denyse won many prestigious national and international awards including a 1997 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 1999 Canada Council Millenium Grant, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting and completed a travel ersidency at the American Academy in Rome. Her works are exhibited internationally and have been reviewed across North America and in major art journals. She has been a major stable of the Olga Korper Gallery since her first show in 1998, when her striking architectural structures and weaves narrated a history of the psychological impact on people of colour from slavery to the present day. Travel has always been a major element in her life and work, steering her interest in colour, line, and space towards the homes and harbours she discovered on her adventures to Africa, China, India, and South America.

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Shirana Shahbazi

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Shirana Shahbazi (born 1974) is an Iranian-born photographer who now lives in Switzerland. Her work includes installations and large conceptualized images of everyday life.

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Lizzy Stewart

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Lizzy Stewart is an illustrator and artist currently based in London. Clients include: Faber & Faber, The List, The New York Times, Zizzis, The Scotsman, Aubin & Wills, Red Cap Cards, Little Otsu, Analogue Books, Random House, The Folio Society, Woodpigeon, End of the Road Records, The Guardian, Howies, Eagleowl and more.

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Cone of Shame LED Keychain

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“This little doggie won’t let his cone of shame bring him down. No way, no howl! Simply push in the puppy’s tail on our Cone of Shame LED Keychain and his eyes illuminate. The term “pet lampshade” suddenly becomes quite appropriate. Let this fellow brighten your darkest moments and it’ll provide you with the unconditional illumination that only a key chain flashlight, shaped like a dog, wearing a cone of shame… can. Great for finding the house key late at night!”

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