Nick Cave --> Born in 1959, Missouri; Lives and works in Chicago; Cave has received several prestigious awards including: the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2008), Artadia Award (2006), the Joyce Award (2006), Creative Capital Grants (2002, 2004 and 2005), and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2001). Cave, who received his MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, is Professor and Chairman of the Fashion Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
" My latest series of paintings are portraits of female artists. These physical and psychological images are my attempt to capture the true nature of humanity. They are spiritual X-Rays. The models that I use in my work are all beautiful women. However, there is nothing beautiful about the portraits I create." - Buddy Nestor
Arthrobots are unique and individual arthropod sculptures created by UK artist Tom Hardwidge. Tom is based near Manchester in England and has been creating the Arthrobots (a combination of robots and arthropods) since late 2010.
Characteristic for their work is the staging that precedes their actual shooting. Based on divers objects and materials alexandfelix are crafting backdrops for the pictures, creating imaginative, often somewhat absurd and surreal worlds. It is their conscious decision to build their sceneries in real terms and not on a computer screen. Thanks to the realistic backgrounds, the pictures never give the impression of being artificial but look vibrant and playful. Link here.
OSTRICH offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk.
Dazed and Confused may have just cribbed an entire concept from AnOther Man Magazine, but any editor who commissions Richard Burbridge, Robbie Spencer and Maurizio Anzeri needs commendation. Link here.
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