Valay Shende

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Valay Shende <-- Born 1980 Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, currently lives and works in Mumbai. Valay completed his BFA in Sculpture from Sir J J School of Art in 2004 'and participated in an artist residency programme at Point Ephemere in Paris. Among others, he has exhibited in Havana Biennale,‘Bombay Maximum City’ at Lille 3000, and ‘Made by Indians’ at St Tropez Beach in France.

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Lorenzo Durán

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” Inspired by a caterpillar I decided to cut plant leaves the same way as other artists do with paper, that idea captivated my whole mind because it looked like a great opportunity to combine two of my true passions: art and nature. Due to the lack of information about the “leaf cutting art” I have developed my own technique, going through a long trial-and-error process until I found a good way of cutting my designs without spoiling the leaf. I use a surgical scalpel to cut the figure, removing the plant tissue until the image, previously drawn on paper and fixed to the leaf, appears. My geometric or figurative designs mostly come from my innate observation of nature and the personal metamorphosis I have gone through in recent years.” – Lorenzo Durán

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Paola Pivi

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Check out Paola Pivi’s (blogged) exhibition “Ok, you are better than me, so what?” at INAUGURATION Galerie Perrotin New York (U.S.A.) Click here for the link.

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When I see works like this I just get overwhelmed by my love for art. Thank you Hyuro! More to see on her website. Go!

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Allan Innman

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Allan Innman is a painter from Oxford, MS. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2006 with a BFA degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. From 2007-2012 he worked as Visual Resources Specialist in the Department of Art at the University of Mississippi. Currently, Allan attends the University of Georgia and is pursuing a Master of Fine Art degree in Drawing and Painting. His work is based around still-life and figurative work featuring elements of nostalgia and popular culture.

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Food Zombies Party Picks

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Mommy always told you not to play with your food, but now that we ‘re grown up we’re free to play with it! So take a look in these new party picks. Brain or mini cheeses, chips… Poke these zombies in your snacks and they will do a great job. Turn your table into a true zombie apocalypse! With 6 different poses they will appear to be rising from your snacks, but handle them with care cause after all they are zombies! Buy here.

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Giuseppe Penone

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‘At the heart of Giuseppe Penone’s (b. 1947) work is a recognition of our inseparable ties with nature. For this commission, Penone has drawn upon the ancient method of lost wax casting to create a twelve metre bronze tree with a radiant gold-leafed interior. Spazio di Luce (2012) could easily be mistaken for a life-size cast, however where there was once a tree now there is a void. The inside of the cast replicates the tree’s bark while the finger prints on the outside protect the memory of the many hands involved in the sculpture’s making. This fusion of bark and hand prints continues Penone’s career-long concern with setting the human body in dialogue with the organic world which it inhabits.’ (via Whitechapel Gallery)

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Dima Rebus

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Well when you get a chance, check out Moscow based artist Dima Rebus because I like his work and so will you.

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Hayv Kahraman

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Hayv Kahraman was born in Baghdad, Iraq 1981. Recent solo exhibitions include Let the guest be the Master, Jack Shainman, Extimacy, The third line gallery, Dubai, Pins and Needles, The third line gallery, Dubai ; Waraq, Frey Norris, San Francisco ; Seven gates, Green Cardamom, London. Recent group exhibitions include: The Jameel tour, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio ; Cantor Art Center, Stanford ; The Victoria and Albert museum, London ; Institute de Monde Arabe, Paris ; Casa Arabe, Madrid ; Fertile Crescent, Paul Robeson center for the Arts, Princeton ; Newtopia the state of human rights, Kazerne Dossin Museum, Mechelen ; Disquieting muses, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece (2011) ; Of women’s modesty and anger, Villa Empain center for the arts, Brussels (2011) ; Taswir, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin Germany (2010) ; Unveiled: New art from the middle east, Saatchi gallery, London (2009); Hayv was shortlisted for the 2011 Jameel Prize at the Victoria and Albert Muesum.

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Michael Ramstead

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Michael Ramstead was born in 1988. He earned his BA at UC Davis in 2010, majoring in Art Studio and minoring in Art History. He currently lives and works in Long Beach, California.

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