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Charles Chaisson

 photo CharlesChaisson_RythmicParalysis_full_zpsadee8567.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsa0e927a2.jpg Charles Chaisson is currently a Brooklyn based freelance illustrator, but was born in New Orleans, Louisiana where he lived until moving to Florida for college. While in Florida he studied at the Ringling College of Art and Design, where he received his B.F.A. in Illustration. Upon completion of college, he moved to NY to further his education at the School of Visual Arts. He enrolled in the Illustration as Visual Essay Graduate Program, where he received an M.F.A.  photo Voodoo_Charles-Chaisson_zps96757baf.jpg

José A. Roda

 photo tumblr_n73m67TL1b1rh7frqo1_500_zps44a31545.jpg  photo tumblr_n73m0dqajP1rh7frqo1_500_zps64b7182c.jpg Stumbled upon the work of José A. Roda on Tumblr. Let me know what you think.  photo tumblr_n6v418HCWI1rh7frqo1_500_zps5bace07a.jpg

John McCarthy

 photo mccarthy201103_zpsb62879aa.jpg  photo mccarthy201110_zps67f07114.jpg " For me, the paintings from reproductions in the 1960's by Malcolm Morley and Vija Celmins were a breakthrough. It opened everything up, following on from what Duchamp had done. Morley's claim that painting from a reproduction was 'painting from still life', was a statement that seemed to resonate. I want to experiment with that idea of taking a second-hand image and focus on it as an object. When I take an image from a magazine advertisement, I remove the text and information so that the original message is lost and the painting develops an ambiguity and becomes like a ghost. I try to find images of beautiful women who are photographed in a particular way; a kind of non-smiling vacant glamour, which fashionable magazines like to present. Once the image is selected, I screw the picture up and re-photograph it, adding new light sources to accentuate the creases, then crop it to fit the canvas. The image is then painted. The original image, with it's new information, becomes a painting of a piece of paper, rather than a portrait in the classical sense. The reinterpreted picture also gains fresh connotations associated with the fragility of paper and human existence. The elements of detachment and lack of emotion that I am trying to incorporate in the work are crucial to representing a kind of tragic quality that seems to always accompany beauty and glamour." - John McCarthy  photo mccarthy201102_zps0d3b1f4d.jpg

Nicola Alessandrini

 photo mg_0137_zps9cc2213f.jpg  photo mg_0158_zpscc824d17.jpg  photo mg_0143_zps7cd45288.jpg Nicola Alessandrini is a street artist based in Macerata, Italy.  photo mg_0148_zps6f684b7b.jpg  photo mg_0163_zpsce3f5c82.jpg

Wild Dining Plates

 photo wild_dining_panda_plate_mustard_600x600_ceramic_2_large_zps65b8d6b3.jpg  photo wild_dining_giraffe_plate_mustard_600x600_ceramic_large_zps38eba8d5.jpg 'Come face to face with nature over dinner with Wild Dining Plates.'  photo 1_zps5d8aedc4.jpg  photo wild_dining_panda_plate_mustard_600x600_ceramic_large_zpsc76bf5fe.jpg

Cerise Doucede

 photo cerise-doucede_zps3a9d2886.jpg  photo Capture-drsquoe3010cran-2013-09-20-a3000-150416_zps32a4ab47.png  photo RM-FAMILLY_zps533a3282.jpg Cerise Doucede <-- Born in 1987 in Toulon in France, Cerise Doucede; Lives and work between Paris and Saint Tropez.  photo Cerise-Doucede7_zpsbbb075e0.jpg  photo tumblr_mgua90wChg1qh0usho1_500_zps7a135227.jpg  photo Le-Royal-Monceau-Raffles-Paris-artistic-photography-in-Lifestyle-Suite-by-Cerise-Doucegravede_zps4431200a.jpg

Christopher Schulz

 photo large_zpsd798bf00.jpg  photo tl-horizontal_main_2x_zps44ac91d5.jpg Native Los Angeles based artist, Christopher Schulz, works in multiple mediums to create his sculpture and 2D wall pieces. Although different disciplines, a common soul is shared in striving to invite emotion, delivering intent and enabling sensory exploration. The vast body of work reflects elements of the artist’s surroundings both past and present, many times depicting familiar iconography to evoke a visual response that brings the viewer into a personal relationship within any given work.  photo large1_zps484d70f0.jpg

Saddo

 photo d0cfdd49725f08d9ec920aedb8110dc8_zps44973c73.jpg  photo c21b804f37f4435327d021dc337d89b7_zpsb59767c6.jpg Saddo is a Romanian artist, illustrator and muralist. This series is made for the "LIFE IS A CASINO" show at MOHS Exhibit Gallery in Copenhagen.  photo 35af3cff28c9af83e30ca64141ed9fba_zps882ee596.jpg  photo e6bb7f9d9f5718180714532cd6d7f4a2_zpsfdc4bff8.jpg

Sara Zin

 photo Untitled-1_zpsb70ec4af.jpg  photo Untitled-4_zps44a80080.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zpsd91b428a.jpg " These watercolor illustrations are traditionally painted, to present the dishes I feel are noteworthy, in a unique and inspiring way." - Sara Zin  photo Untitled-5_zps8d46a171.jpg  photo Untitled-2_zpsccf14891.jpg

Rick Bond

 photo Rick_Bond_-_Day_Break_sm_zps4d7b529b.jpg  photo Rick_Bond_-_Freshening_Breezes_sm_zpsde7cc228.jpg Rick Bond is an established western Canadian artist. He currently lives and paints full time near Vernon, B.C., Canada. He was born in Victoria, B.C. and grew up in the Gulf Islands of Vancouver.  photo Rick_Bond_-_Shoreline_Mosaic_sm_zpsfb20b865.jpg  photo webMinnewanka364810_zpsd8d1f344.jpg