Derrick Piens

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” My current studio practice considers the continuous process of transformation that materials and objects undergo throughout time. I create abstract, unidentifiable objects that evoke or depict a sense of the transient through the creative and constructive process and the overall sculptural form. I am interested in the evocative and emotive qualities of colour and its potential to direct and inform the viewer’s understanding of the work. I often consider the materiality of colour: the superficial qualities of applied surfaces verses colour that is intrinsic to the material itself and solid throughout. Sculpture defines a direct physical relationship between the viewer and the objects that they encounter and a conscious use of scale reaffirms that relationship. I make work that is relatable to the human body in scale to reinforce the physicality of material within my work.” – Derrick Piens

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Kour Pour

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Kour Pour (born 1987) is a young British artist of part Iranian descent based in Los Angeles. He specialises in painting carpets. An exhibition of his paintings at the Untitled Gallery, New York, generated intense interest. All seven canvases, depicting Persian rugs and priced at $15,000 each, were snapped up by buyers.

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Wilmer Murillo

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Ancient cultures, mysticism, sci-fi and experimental electronic music are some of the things that inspire the imagery of Wilmer Murillo. Doodled lines, bright colors, and geometrical shapes are just some of the features he uses to bring his inner world to your eyes and mind. The style of his work is very versatile and has had various stages and transformations over the years, which has allowed him to work and collaborate with different types of applications such as murals, editorial illustration, mobile apps, books and other projects, continuosly bluring the line between design and art. Wilmer currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan, where he is studying a Master of Arts in the the University of Arts of Taipei while continuously experiments with his graphic skills and creations.

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Philip Wakeham

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” I grew up surrounded by towering ceramic forms made by my father. My early work was very much influenced by machines, until my 20′s when after studying 3d design at art college i discovered a love/obsession with the human face which is still my driving force. My influences are varied but include contemporary dance,the writings of Carl Jung and Ian McGilchrist & Siddhartha Gautama. I believe that art is more important than ever as a way of utilising the whole of our brains, Especially in the West were we are so chronically stuck in literal thought. ” – Philip Wakeham

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Juicy Salif

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Citrus-squeezer in aluminium casting, mirror polished. Feet in nylon h 11.5 dia 5.5 Designed by Philippe Starck 1990. Click here for the link.

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Gerrel Saunders

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” My art today, is the convergence of beauty and emotion through the elegance of line and form. In my work, the themes and arrangements are uncomplicated, but invites the viewer to plunge in and bring their own opinion, speculation and interpretation to the forefront. ” – Gerrel Saunders

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These are just some of the many fantastic illustrations you’ll find over at the website of Rafahu. Check it out.

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Sugar Skulls

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Realistic sugar skull and bones designed by Snow Violent, to remind people not to eat too much sugar. Link here.

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Hello Beautiful

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Hello Beautiful is a photo series that’s part of The six week Beauty Project that was launched by Selfridges at the start of May. Images of these real-life models were captured by Norbert Shoerner, a German photographer and filmmaker, and these images will be used as part of promotions for The Beauty Project campaign, which will run until June 12th.’

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Ben Tsang

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” I live in Hong Kong and am a self-taught artist. This city gives me much inspiration in creating my artwork. My current works include a line of handbags printed with lovely pet faces and the simple modern pillow and cushion covers. ” – Ben Tsang

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