Sasha Kurmaz

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Sasha Kurmaz <-- – Born 1986 Kiev, Ukraine; Education: 2008 Design Department in Ukrainian State Academy of Art, (DAKKiM) Kiev, Ukraine; Currently lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Cil Laurens

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” I create my paintings by sketching with graphite. Created on wood, my drawings and paintings are filled with graphic patterns, the patterns in the hairs are all details of structures I see around me. I am intrigued by the way we can experience our surroundings with our eyes closed, as if we are able to listen to our own inner self in a more pure way. This is why the females in my work look like they are dreaming with their eyes closed – and feeling pure in their uncovered skin – as if they don’t seem to notice us viewers. But when her eyes look at us – into the world – their naked skin is covered because of the awareness of the world around them. ” – Cil Laurens

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Brett Williams

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” My artwork is based mainly on solitude and the exploration of vulnerability and emotional rawness through colour and the body. I have always been fascinated by the body, it’s curves and blemishes, whether bony or voluptuous, and the beauty that lies in our shared imperfections. I choose to leave the backgrounds blank, or flat with colour and am experimenting with perspective to accentuate the mood of the portraits. I primarily use chalk pastels and work on acid free 300 gram paper. The direct contact with the chalk and paper is intensely visceral and feels somewhat like sculpture. It is a very personal, freehand method but has to be very precise, as mistakes cannot be erased.” – Brett Williams

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Bride of Chucky Wedding Cake

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Loving this gory Bride of Chucky themed wedding cake made by Little Cherry Cake Company in Bacup, Rossendale, UK.

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Holly Andres

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Holly Andres uses photography to examine the complexities of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. Typically her images rely on a tension between an apparently approachable subject matter and a darker, sometimes disturbing subtext. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Istanbul, Turkey and Portland Oregon where she lives and works.

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Marine Light

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This project is inspired by the sea. Through the unconventional use of seaweed as a main material for a domestic environment, the product plays on the tension between the artistic and the commercial. Ancient cultures have appreciated and utilized seaweeds for different uses. Today, seaweeds are cultivated and harvested on a commercial scale, as a result of a growing interest driven by environmental concerns. The Marine Light lamp combines a metal base and a structure of thin metal strings for the lamp-shade. The seaweeds are applied on the metal strings while still fresh. As they dry, they shrink and obtain the form of the lamp-shade. A mixture of preserving material is applied to preserve them.

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Heaven by Anne Wenzel

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Heaven (ceramics, coaldust, wood) installation by visual artist Anne Wenzel. Please check out the rest of her work.

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Mark Boyle

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” In my early years, I explored ravines and woods near my house. Often being late for dinner lost in another world. A serious interest in painting developed at 11 years old. As I recall, my first painting was of a rainbow trout. My parents hired local artists to instruct me privately during my teen years. A person who really taught good basics was Carl Christophersen. In painting lessons, Carl taught me to divide objects into shapes and planes with hard and soft edges. Nature impassions me. I am on a constant quest for that perfect subject to paint. During my outdoor adventures, such as hiking or fishing, I am inspired by the things I find. It is important to me to bring home my experiences and share them in a painting. Some of the landscapes I paint are so remote that most people can’t view them. One of the most rewarding experiences is to set up an easel on a high mountain meadow and capture the true colors found there. Through photography, I’ve documented many of my trips into the wilderness. I later use these as references in my paintings. The mediums I use are primarily oil, pastels, and watercolor.” – Mark Boyle

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Jens Reinert

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” I am building models of everyday situations, to visualize and to clarify simple spatial phenomena. For some time I have been interested in the simple routines carried out in the human-created environment. My models recreate rooms and buildings, often to an exact degree. By selecting not to substantially alter my reconstructions, I want to draw people’s attention to everyday situations. For example, the entrance area of an old supermarket. By entering and exiting through one of four swing doors, the customer is ushered through a uniquely formed passageway. The model allows the observer to – in a glance – take in a familiar scene. In doing so, it will make him conscious of it next time he passes through such an environment.” – Jens Reinert

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Rebecca Ripple

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Rebecca Ripple was born and raised on Long Island, NY, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her practice is focused around sculptural installations that use highly worked material, often at large scale, exploring the intersection between the body of discourse and the physical body, and our intertwined obsessions with pathology and transcendence. (via CalArts)

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