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Ben Turnbull

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Ben Turnbull is fascinated by the global dominance of American culture, and his works unsettling effects result from re-presenting the toys of our innocent youth in symbolic forms that reveal the shocking truths about war, death and guns in the world’s most powerful country. Above all they take a satirical look at the lengths that the country’s political elites go to in order to control and manipulate the way we think, from our first days of play to the last time we cast our vote. Turnbull is a passionate critic of the contemporary American political system, and explains why toys are central to his work: ‘Force fed on violence, abused by a controlling superpower and blackmailed through patriotism, the public are ultimately as disposable as the toys they once played with’. Ben Turnbull was born in 1974. He lives and works in London. ‘

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Kyu Sung Woo

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Called The Interlocking Puzzle Loft, architect Kyu Sung Woo have created a surprisingly spacious two-bedroom palace crammed into 700 square feet. How did he do it? By using his creativity, he built two stories into a one-story apartment.

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TABAIMO

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TABAIMO (Ayako Tabata) Hyogo, Japan, 1975; currently based in Nagano. Graduated Kyoto University of Art and Design, 1999. Her work was shown in the Yokohama Triennial in 2001 and biennials in Valencia (2001), Sao Paulo (2002) and Venice (2007); solo exhibitions at the Hara Museum of Art, Tokyo and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2006; major exhibition of her work to be held at the Yokohama Museum of Art, winter 2009-2010

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Bento

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Oh so yummy! “Looks good” to eat. A “bento” is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. It’s sort of a box with a complete meal, including sushi or meat, rice, noodles, veggies, dessert etc. And all things Japanese, being creative on a bento is no different.

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Lesley Dill

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Lesley Dill (b. 1950 in Bronxville, NY) is an American contemporary artist and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is represented by George Adams Gallery, New York and Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans.

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Derick Melander

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” I create large geometric configurations from carefully folded and stacked second-hand clothing. These structures take the form of wedges, columns, walls and enclosures, typically weighing between five hundred pounds and two tons. Smaller pieces directly interact with the surrounding architecture. Larger works create discrete environments. As clothing wears, fades, stains and stretches it becomes an intimate record of our physical presence. It traces the edge of the body, defining the boundary between the individual and the outside world. The clothing used for these works is folded to exact dimensions and attention is paid to the ordering of the garments. For example, the sequence can relate to the way we layer the clothing we wear or the clothing can be sorted by color, gender or by the order that it was received. Individual components are often connected together with shirt sleeves, pant legs and belts forming bridge-like appendages. For me, the process of folding and stacking the individual garments adds a layer of meaning to the finished piece. When I come across a dress with a hand-sewn repair, or a coat with a name written inside the collar, the work starts to feel like a collective portrait. As the layers of clothing accumulate, the individual garments are compressed into a single mass, a symbolic gesture that explores the conflicted space between society and the individual, between the self and the outside world.” – Derick Melander

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Dmitry Maximov

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The aliens are invading!!! Invaded by Little Aliens is a project set by artist Dmitry Maximov. The set features a mix of digital illustration and photography “to create micro worlds, centered of solitude, where strange creatures seem to explore the world”.

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Lorena Alvarez

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Colombia-based illustrator Lorena Alvarez artwork features both traditional and digital techniques.  Her illustrations have been on advertising, children books, fashion magazines,  independent publications.

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Zetka

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Amazing work from Zetka, a group talented street artists from Belgium comprised of Bue, Pest, Poindexter, Mr. Fixit, and Kaiser.

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Robot Sculptures Made from Old Electronic Parts

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Andrea Petrachi aka Himatic creates his robotic sculptures from things most of people simply throw away. His work is based on the assembly of ordinary objects, broken electronics, recycled materials and old toys. Himatic see his work as a symbol of our out-of-control desire to buy things. At the same time, his work raise issues about the human desire to challenge nature through technology. Andrea Petrachi was born in Lecce – italy in 1975,and began disassembling anything very soon. He’s Actually based in Milan,where he work as a video editor for RAI TV. ‘

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