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Deborah Martin

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Deborah Martin (b. Boston 1961) is a contemporary American realist painter. A site-specific artist, her poignant images offer a hauntingly intimate elegy for the abandoned habitats and domestic landscapes of small town America. Much of her practice emerges in collaborative conversation with writers and poets, taking form through exhibitions and publications. She is recognized for several pivotal bodies of work: Home on the Strange: In Search of the Salton Sea (Salton Sea, CA), Narrow Lands (Provincetown, MA) and America (US.)

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YOAP White House

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From the architect: The site Located is limited to a very small area, small even for a house: 8 meters wide and 20 meters long, with a 175 m2 area. Nine studio apartments had to be packed into this 5 story multiplex housing building. As is the case for all rental housing in Korea, the building had to be profitable and economical and yet the building should be pleasant and even pleasing for the residents. Its name YOAP White House comes from Korea word yoap, meaning just around or nearby. This small housing will stand in the corner site of old resident area of Bangbae-dong, giving intimate image. More here.

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Harold Muñoz

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” I come from a family of painters. My father taught me my first lessons. Then, later on, I went to an art school in my hometown, Paris. I can’t do anything else but paint, and it’s the human body that interests me the most. During my training, I learned to work the majority of medias, but I have a special relationship with oil. I also draw a lot with graphite.” – Harold Muñoz

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Hiné Mizushima

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Hiné Mizushima, who was born and raised in Japan, majored in Japanese traditional painting before working as a designer and Illustrator in Tokyo. She later moved to Rome, then Paris, and then NYC. Seven years ago she left New York for Vancouver, Canada where she lives with her family. She is currently also a slow crafter, needlefelter, and stop-motion puppet animation video artist. She has recently been commissioned for a number of commercial music videos, including several for They Might Be Giants, were released on DVDs. Her Illustrations are mainly paper cutout and digital. Her felt sculptures have been exhibited in galleries in NYC, LA, SF, Tokyo, Osaka and other cities, and are published as books and magazines as well. She sells her felt creations and prints on her Etsy handmade shop.

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Guido Mocafico

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Italian still life photographer Guido Mocafico was born in Switzerland; he currently divides his time between his home in Switzerland and his studio in Paris. Mocafico has become recognised as a contemporary master of still life. His interest in this most classic of art forms started early whilst studying photography at Vevey School in Switzerland. He initially focused on commercial and advertising projects for brands such as Chanel, Clinique, Dior, Gucci, Armani and YSL. His images have been published in numerous magazines over the years including Vogue US, Vogue France, Men’s Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The Face, and Wallpaper, amongst others.

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Alex Roulette

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” Through painting, I depict fictional and occasionally fantastic scenes that explore the blurred sense of time and place within memories. The dreamlike landscapes incorporate familiar elements of suburban life that both stylistically and symbolically represent a quasi-nostalgic ordinariness. The isolation and dislocation of cars, houses, and figures, and the exploration of subtle spatial relationships, recall the hazy state of dreams in which certain details fall into place while others fade away into the unconscious. I begin each new work by gathering a large collection of source material. I meticulously photograph environments and collect found images such as vintage postcards. In constructing the painting, I use combinations of these reference images, to fabricate an open-ended narrative with the emotion of a memory. Drawing collages of image fragments onto panels before painting them in oil. The resulting paintings are both realistic and subtly uncanny, recalling some idealized vacation and a deeply personal longing for past experiences.” – Alex Roulette

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Juan Carlos Manjarrez

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This could get terribly inspiring. Check out the work of Juan Carlos Manjarrez, artist based out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Website here.

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Jennifer Mehigan

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Jennifer Mehigan <-- b. 1988, Ireland; Currently based in Singapore; Education: 2015 BFA (Hons) LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore; 2011 Adv. Dip. Graphic Design CATC Design School Sydney

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Dennis Auburn

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” 21 year old film photographer in Houston, Texas. I am for youth, going to the unknown, and learning throughout the process.” – Dennis Auburn

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Karen Woods

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” For some time now I have chronicled my journey by painting what I experience while driving around the city. I paint—in the realist tradition—from photographs taken at intersections and on the road, when I’ve been struck by the beauty in the ordinariness of my commute. These images are the “lyrical suggestions” that compel me to paint, to communicate these transcendent experiences so clearly that others might in turn recognize this beauty in the course of their day. For myself, the reward lies in capturing and expanding the space, time, and movement of a moment in everyday life, and to reveal its accompanying emotional weight: its anticipation, reflection, isolation, longing, and transcendence.” – Karen Woods

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