Sean Mahan

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This series of paintings by Sean Mahan is part of a larger series of figurative paintings on wood. The paintings are social-realist graphite renderings on oak and birch, colored with thin washes of acrylic. They depict a sense of wonder at the simple inherent sweetness of the human character and its conflict with structures of power and control. In this series, the symbol of the “shadow person” is repeatedly used to pose questions about those “in the shadow of power,” and to pose questions about our insulated view of the impact popular consumer culture has on others.

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Ausra Osipaviciute

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Ausra Osipaviciute is a talented portrait, fashion and advertising photographer based in London. Check her out.

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José Guerrero

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José Guerrero <-- Born 1979 in Granada, Spain; Lives and works in Madrid; Education: (2002/04) Degree in Photography from the Granada School of Art; (1997/01) Technical Architecture (Degree in Building Engineering) at the University of Granada, Spain.

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Michael Goodward

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” Made with a serious smile and a wry mind in Dewsbury, England Now living and working in Lucerne, Switzerland A deep wish for continued renewal and re-invention is reflected not least in my activities as an artist. My objects and installations mirror an independent minded, intellectual and emotional panorama which is a direct manifestation of the eclectic, polyvalent and curious way in which I occupy myself with anything that is any way remotely connected with the nature of being and man’s interaction with and perception of the world within and without him. My investigation of a diversity of subjects, such as death, religion and existence, is far from scientifically based but relies rather more upon a radically subjective view of me and my surroundings. I have a profound desire to communicate intricate ideas in a concise and reduced, often ironic manner, using a variety of easily (and not so easily) available domestic and adapted (p)re-manufactured materials. the confirmation and extension of self is a central theme in my work. ” – Michael Goodward

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Vilde J. Rolfsen

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” Ongoing project, where I use light and colored background to make plastic bags look magical. Creating a landscape within the plastic bag. Plastic bags are a huge contributor to the landfill waste, and are extremely harmful for our oceans and the creatures living there. Do not say yes to a plastic bag when shopping. These plastic bags were found in the street.” – Vilde J. Rolfsen

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Sara Landeta

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Madrid-based artist Sara Landeta has a lot of things to look at on her website. Please view her lovely works here.

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Darth Vader Toaster

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Darth Vader Toaster will burn Star Wars logo into one side of the bread. The shape of Darth Vader’s helmet will get toasted into the other side. Preorder here.

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Cane Dojcilovic

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Cane Dojcilovic <-- Born 1963 in Sabac, Serbia; Lives and works in New York City; Graduated at Belgrade University of Arts (Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department). Diploma (1988) awarded by the University of Arts, following a five-year program in Fine Arts, with a major in Painting. Participated in over hundred juried group exhibitions in Europe and United States (mostly in New York City) and several independent exhibitions.

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Marta Soul

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” In my artwork, I produce visual reflections on the interaction between cultural topics like aesthetics of the self (appearances), emotions (and their relation with values) and behaviour (patterns of interaction). Photography has allowed me to construct images raising questions about current stereotypes on issues like immigration, consumerism, or romantic love. My pictures often include characters portrayed on backgrounds with a particular social narrative. I play with the appearance of these characters (for instance, the aesthetics of a successful life) to reflect upon issues like the achievement of wills or the expression of unsatisfied desires in the consumerist society.My pictures are often produced through a complex process, since I require the involvement of a number of specialists: actors, assistants, stylists, etc. A shooting session usually involves spending many hours in production before and after the actual shooting. For instance, searching for locations and characters is a long and ever changing process. In fact, I usually keep record of the process by video capturing all situations in relation with my work. My relationship with all these people is essential to the final result.” – Marta Soul

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Row Boat Salad Bowl

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This extraordinary dish is sure to create a splash at your next dinner. The polished aluminum bowl takes the familiar form of a rowboat, complete with “wooden” planks cast along its hull. The boats oars are a pair of serving tools, carved from sheesham, a variety of rosewood which is renowned for its intricate, marbled grain. Whether you’re serving salad, holding fruit, or simply putting it on display, this bowl is sure to make waves. Buy here.

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