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Naoto Hattori

 photo cosmic_consciousness_zpsowwxblhj.jpg  photo recollection_032_zps6opu3eof.jpg  photo cosmic_thoughts_zpsptfa8jdt.jpg Naoto Hattori was born in 1975 in Yokohama Japan, studied Graphic Design in Tokyo before moving to New York to study in the School of Visual Arts. In the year 2000 he received a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He has received Awards from the Society of Illustrators, the New York Directors Club, Communication Arts and also he has won numerous award from many art competitions and has been published in many art magazines. Of his work, He says: "My vision is like a dream, whether it's a sweet dream, a nightmare, or just a trippy dream. I try to see what's really going on in my mind, and that's a practice to increase my awareness in stream-of-consciousness creativity. I try not to label or think about what is supposed to be, just take it in as it is and paint whatever I see in my mind with no compromise. That way, I create my own vision."  photo cosmic_breath_zpsy3bvdukw.jpg  photo recollection_031_zpstgsw2rnk.jpg

Sticker High: Natalia

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Komi Olaf

 photo Fela_zpsksnqo0yn.jpg  photo Afro-Puff-2_zps1ccsrtdl.jpg  photo Finding-Sankofa_zpscqgxdcgh.jpg Komi Olaf is an emerging Visual Artist and spoken word poet, Born in Kaduna Nigeria. His love and obsession with art and self expression from an early age led him on dynamic journey of self discovery through Architecture, art and poetry. After receiving his Master of architecture degree in 2009, he began to develop his artistic practice as a self-taught artist working in the emergent tradition of Afro-futurism a contemporary genre of art that addresses themes and concerns of the African Diaspora through a techno-culture and science fiction lens. His surrealistic art and poetry bring together distinctive images with perfect unity in a playfully profound vision of a futuristic Diaspora. He pushes his art in wondrous directions, immersing his realistically portrayed characters in mysterious dream worlds of splendor and soul. Serving as a witness to the persistence of beauty within a turbulent world. His work draws inspiration from his immediate environment, Music and Positive energy. Komi Olaf does not like the taste of cheese and believes in the existence of Aliens and extraterrestrial life. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada and represented by Agora Gallery In New York City.  photo Afrmobile-watermarked_zpswrbfd2t8.jpg  photo Speak-it-into-life-web1_zpsykbmtzbj.jpg

Przemek Krawczyński

 photo 01 Floor lamp I - Florescence - N3_zpsix37chax.jpg  photo 02 Table lamp XX Butterfly - N1_zpseivbywax.jpg  photo 03 Floor lamp II - Affirma - N5_zpsjiwpyl9d.jpg  photo 06 Table lamp XVIII - N2_zpsntqulykf.jpg " I started making gourd lamps in 2009 when, for the first time in my life, I accidentaly came across the gourd fruit. As soon as I made my first gourd lamp, I knew that I wanted to make another one and shortly after that it became my great passion. Although I have always had artistic inclinations, first and foremost, I have a scientific mind. I studied building engineering and I worked in architectural studio. However, in 2010 I decided to quit my studies and job and devote my energy to doing something I loved the most. Just after that I made a trip to Senegal from where I brought African calabashes. Since then, they have become the raw material for my lamps." - Przemek Krawczyński  photo 08 Table lamp XVII - N1_zpsjqbrb12l.jpg  photo 09 Table lamp XXI Questa - N2_zpsvji3n6v0.jpg

Pierre-Paul Pariseau

 photo Couple-weird_zpslntaa35f.jpg  photo RampB_zpsrda73x0o.jpg  photo Pulse_zpsmlc9zqiw.jpg Pierre-Paul Pariseau is an illustrator working for clients in North America and Europe since many years. He exhibits his personal work regularly.  photo French-restaurant_zpsoa3hq8cl.jpg  photo Leo-femme_zps37bm6akz.jpg

Bubi Canal

 photo 8083308ac99ce252f480d15dc64b5dd9_zpsl3r4rrad.jpg  photo 0bb19757c4047d8b86ac7ab7d4e52523_zpsgxf92j8l.jpg Bubi Canal (Santander 1980) is a visual artist living in New York City. Bubi teleports us to impossible worlds full of emotions and mysterious and intriguing characters. His work combines different types of media and artistic methods including photography, video and sculpture and deals with the recurring themes of human wishes, dreams, magic and love. (via Munch Gallery)  photo b3952febb02b93b5dc46360fc6920a82_zpsreqa4h4e.jpg

Jan Masny

 photo 06_zpsaomn744l.jpg  photo 04_zpskb0xx21m.jpg  photo 02_zpshtrblurr.jpg " A misty veil of golden spun hair floats above her forehead; dark copper flows in contrast with the blues and greens of the skies, seas and forests. Warm and cool sensory surfaces exude freshness and natural light. The metallic hues on her eyes transmutate texturally from base metals to gold. With her natural freckled skin against the grain and growth rings of painted wood she is neither a mermaid nor a nymph, but an enchanted Modern Muse - evoking the grace of Botticelli’s Venus and a pre-Raphaelite sensibility but with her own slight knowingness of the 21st century. Glamour and nature coexist without discord, enriching each other. These photographs extract beauty from nature whilst playing with the traditional dichotomy of the natural and artificial. In this creative alchemical process she has been liberated from temporal existence and has achieved immortal perfection." - Jan Masny  photo 03_zps9ztakrnr.jpg  photo 05_zpsjlamnzym.jpg

Kazuhiro Hori

 photo image 2_zps6a9jdnnr.jpg  photo 10476007_1414917762157925_6963036974097758011_n_zpsvgboglij.jpg  photo image_zpsyoeiw1iu.jpg  photo 10371582_1420803871569314_8648419625970866457_n_zpsi2w2f5xm.jpg I'm just going to keep my thoughts about how awesome Kazuhiro Hori is to myself, and just direct you to his Instagram page. Link here.  photo 11100231_1420801241569577_7986070643946904729_n_zpszdcyro4o.jpg  photo 11061686_1420874641562237_2304679496604562554_n_zpson2etanw.jpg  photo image 1_zpsuykdwfdj.jpg  photo 10384294_1420802964902738_8912727285589354696_n_zps2alzevmh.jpg

Patrick Earl Hammie

 photo phoca_thumb_l_Case_2.5_MB_zpss0gcbr6i.jpg  photo hammie_4_contact_zps35zflioh.jpg Patrick Earl Hammie, born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1981, is an artist best known for his monumental portraits related primarily to themes of identity, history, and narrative. Considering the potential paintings of the human figure have to reflect the values of the period in which they are produced, Hammie’s work investigates the expectations built into this canonical genre, probing and dismantling the idealizing impulses that have historically shaped it. Drawing on the emotive qualities of Romanticist painting and its use of heroic proportions to engage with political and humanistic expression, he focuses specifically on constructions of gender and race, putting pressure on these categories as a means of expanding understandings of identity, and reconfiguring inherited conceptions of ideal beauty and heroic nudity. (via Yeelen Gallery)  photo tumblr_m1e4wrGUMf1r1bfd7o1_1280_zpsikumpnba.jpg

Madiha Siraj

 photo unnamed_zpscm5lsej6.jpg  photo 0e0e858a956e004228c262ae28ab3958_zps5y9sxnfd.jpg Madiha Siraj <--- Muslim American artist living and working in New Jersey.  photo Madiha-Siraj-Paint-Swatch-Installation-4-600x900_zpslrayffqs.jpg  photo Madiha-Siraj-Paint-Swatch-Installation-5-600x306_zpsbix2ads3.jpg