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.
Théo Mercier (born 1984) is a French sculptor, painter and photographer. He is trained as a designer and self-taught as an artist, and interned with Matthew Barney in 2008. He also worked with Bernard Wilhelm. He uses collage and found objects in his work. Vogue described his work as drawing “on a surreal and dreamlike imaginarium populated by singular, mysterious and often monstrous creatures.” His work has been exhibited at the Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie and the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard in Paris, France and Lille 3000.
” In June 1995, suffering from a particularly bad case of writers block, I bought a camera, thinking a hobby would give me something other than music to think about and I’d be able to go back to writing songs and getting nowhere. I haven’t picked up the guitar since. Photography came very easily to me. I understood it instinctively and the results, (compared to writing a song, which might take a year, by which time I couldn’t tell if it was any good or not) were instant. I started getting work immediately and soon had to give up signing on the dole (very traumatic) and even my part time waiter’s job. My first big job was a series of book covers for Poolbeg Press, which I couldn’t believe they actually hired me for, since I hadn’t a clue what I was doing. I was given a rough brief and had to find locations, props, models etc. For all you photogs, I was shooting transparency film on a Pentax 67 with no polariods, using filters, mixing daylight and tungsten and keeping my fingers crossed that they would turn out. I travelled to each location on my bicycle, with the lights balanced precariously in a suitcase on the handlebars, camera and tripod strapped to my back. Ahh the good old days. I love photographing people. There is still something magical that happens between the subject, me and the camera that still surprises me. I still feel like I’ve only started.” – Mark Nixon
Really impressive miniature cities painted on food by artist Hasan Kale. Wow.
Roberto Osti received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art, and his illustrations and paintings have been exhibited internationally and published in Scientific American magazine and The New York Times.
Bring the jungle inside with these colourful plant pots. Simply place the plant in the animal’s back and watch it grow. Buy them here.
‘Drawing from his day-to-day existence, Rabus highlights the implicit, yet forgotten decay of one’s habitual surroundings. Showcasing a selection of bric-a-brac come to life in his methodically detailed paintings, the artist transforms the most ordinary into an extraordinary phenomenon. Paying homage to the pictorial tradition of old master painting and its iconography, the artist employs a form of radical realism; yet, a tainted shroud consistently lies over his works, allowing us to get a glimpse of today’s cold brutality with subtly humorous elements.’ (via Lazarides)
More examples of Caktus&Maria‘s work can be found here. You’re welcome.
Yuni Kim Lang is a Michigan-based visual artist who creates sculptures, photographs and wearable art that explores themes of weight, mass, accumulation, hair and cultural identity. She makes sculptures out of rope and synthetic materials where it transcends its materiality and become bodily. She is fascinated by what people give power and meaning to, along with our obsession with adornment.