James Austin Murray

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” For the past 20 years, James Austin Murray has worked through many different approaches in his art – from tightly rendered graphite cityscapes to pure white abstraction, works on paper, metal, canvas and board, flat and multi-dimensional. It is through these various incarnations that he has settled upon a pure black palette driven by an automatic and deftly intuitive hand. Murray’s commitment to his painting process, his adoration of pigment and its possibilities is extraordinary. I believe Murray is at the apex his formative, and dare I say narrative, synthesis.” (via Lyons Weir Gallery)

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Marta Marzal

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I’m mysteriously drawn to these lovely paintings by Marta Marzal. More here.

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Shi Xinning

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Trained in China, Shi Xinning’s paintings are influenced by both social realism and European styles. Using the authoritative qualities of both, Shi embarks on history painting with a twist. Taking his imagery from iconic press photos, Shi’s canvases faithfully represent the world as we know it: the Yalta Conference in familiar 40s sepia tone, the Queen Mum in carriage emblazoned in newspaper black and white. It’s only on second glance that Shi’s alterations become evident. Nestled between Churchill and FDR and conversing happily with royalty, Mao takes his place amongst the great leaders of the 20th century. In China-fying history, Shi investigates dynamics of both the west’s Eurocentric, and China’s isolationist past world views. Humorously illustrating the Chairman’s import and omnipresence in 20th c Chinese society Shi’s insertion of Mao into the fabric of western collective conscience seems entirely plausible. Infusing the totems of propaganda currency with a sense of normality and humility, Shi re-authors the most cherished moments of collective memory with a ‘Forrest Gump’ effect, creating a specious mythology based in Hollywood schmaltz and unabashed optimism.

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Steam Ship Silicone Steamer Lid

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It’s an ideal microwave and stove top lid that seals in goodness as you cook, while letting out just enough steam to prevent boiling over. Your vegetables and rice will be ship-shape! Measures 10 inches in diameter. Made from 100% pure virgin silicone. Click here to buy.

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Yung Wun Yoo

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Yung Wun Yoo <-- Born in Seoul 1972; Lives and works in Seoul; Graduated from Hongik University of Graduate School with a Master's degree in Sculpture Art in Agust, Seoul, Korea.

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Limbo by Dillon Marsh

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Limbo is a series of photographs showing trees that have died, but not yet fallen. All these trees were photographed in various suburbs of the Cape Flats area of Cape Town, including Bridgetown, Bonteheuwel, Ruyterwacht, Windermere, and The Hague.

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Cheat Feet: Multiplication

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” Look, we’re not for cheating. We are, however, for the convenient disposal of information. Unfortunately, Convenient Disposal of Information Feet doesn’t quite roll off the tongue. So, Cheat Feet™ it is. Because sometimes a reminder is best kept a secret.” Buy here.

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Beat Zoderer

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Beat Zoderer(born 1955 in Zurich, Switzerland) is considered to be a representative of the geometric-constructive art. He sees himself as both, an advocate and a ‘Nestbeschmutzer’ (someone who bedraggles the own nest) of classical constructivism, develops his own virtuous variety by using fantasy, intelligence and esprit. As he uses vocabularies of historical constructivism, his works is reminiscent of the work of Mondrian, van Doesburg or Venet. Zoderer often uses office or household items (found in department stores) as raw material for his works to revive constructivism. He prefers items with no sentimental value but with a distinctive basic form. His target is a systematization and minimalization of design instruments, however the result is a luscious and rampantly ornament.

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Out of Water by Simon Duhamel

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Somewhere between photography and illustration, influenced by cinema and pop culture, Simon Duhamel‘s visuals registers in a modern approach to photography. Both photographer, retoucher and director of photography, Duhamel knows how to create unique scenes and ambience for each of his realizations, providing each project with a distinct visual signature. Early 2009, Simon co-founded Made of Stills, a community of Montreal artists involved in visual arts that now shares a 5500sq ft space, including 2 studios. He now runs under Consulat, an agency he co-founded in 2013 in collaboration with photographers Guillaume Simoneau, Jocelyn Michel, Maxyme G. Delisle and producer Sebastien Boyer.

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Max Kauffman

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” My work evokes a post apocalyptic DIY culture where structures and life itself are cobbled together out of anything at hand. It’s making the most out of what you have and what’s around you. Showing that our struggles, fears, victories and dreams haven’t changed much since the dawn of humanity. Portraying power and the ways it changes hands – among individuals, imparted to objects, and released from self. Organizing the chaos that forms our day-to-day lives into something that makes sense. Making the world smaller by emphasizing the interconnectedness of everything. I draw influence from everyday life, from the biological world past and present, and from the process of evolution. Artistically, indigenous art across South America, music of many forms, and the makings of modern folk purveyors get me inspired.” – Max Kauffman

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