” My vocation challenges the divide between human and animal, rational and emotional. It studies the intersections, where binaries bleed into one another. I work at a transdisciplinary level. I engage in migratory, nomadic procedures whereby I occupy â€˜in-betweenâ€™ spaces in pursuit of a turbulent vulnerability that offers the potential for transformation. My multiple works are contained within bodies : performances, videos, texts, sculptures drawings are different organs of a current body enduring dissection, constantly mutating cycles. I reveal my findings in a multitude of means. Simultaneous media hybrids exalt a fervent ambiguity. ” – Michael Dudeck (photos via Pari Nadimi Gallery)
‘ Ophrah Shemesh’s subjects are simultaneously submissive and empowered. She addresses notions of objectification, narcissism, and the male/female psychodynamic. Her figures appear with an ambiguously fixed stare ‘ never directed or confrontational, but always to a third party – or to oneself looking inward. These portraits could be considered eloquent depictions of either loneliness or independence. ‘ (via One Art World)
” I received an email from a young woman in Burkino Faso who needed assistance in accessing $11.7 million. She requested my bank account details and promised to transfer the funds there. I hand copied her message in cursive and then had part of this transcription laser etched onto the jawbone of a horse. ” – John Delk
Nicole Gordon (born May 19, 1976) is a Chicago-based artist whose paintings draw on images from highly stylized scenic art, such as 19th century French wallpaper, and Medieval and Renaissance landscapes, to create anachronistic and often whimsical paintings with bright and vibrant colors. Her work is often mixed media, combining oil painting and encaustic techniques with more traditionally craft-associated materials such as glitter, and often incorporates installed sculptures that extend the paintings into the viewer’s space.
” My art examines landscapes and people, man-made structures among nature, the sometimes static, often fluid designs that rise from dual environments. I harness childhood sensibilities: sights and smells, sounds, memories, feelings of rural surroundings and urban streets. I fuel my art with visuals of seasons, Prairie landscapes and recreate aesthetics that investigate mankindâ€™s evolving influence. Artistically I try to capture the essence of mist in the Carmanah Valley rainforest, the dust of Albertaâ€™s Badlands, and in turn release an ephemeral sensation of site-specific experiences. ” – Jarod Charzewski
Liu Xiaodong <-- Born in Liaoning Province, China, 1963. Studied at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, B.A., 1988; M.F.A., 1995. Academy of Fine Arts, University of Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 1998-1999. Teaches at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China. Lives in Beijing, China.
Grzegorz Domaradzki aka Gabz is an illustrator and graphic designer from Poland. Have a look.
Mr. first made his impression in the contemporary art scene with a collection of drawings of anime-style girl characters using the backs of shopping receipts he had gathered from his day-to-day purchases. The blending of a Lolita complex and otaku culture in his works was praised by UCLAâ€™s Paul McCarthy as having â€œan unbearable irresistibility in its tiny, innocent world.â€ Mr.â€™s reputation has grown recently not only as a painter but also as a performer, and he is known to give spontaneous performances at events related to Kaikai Kiki. His video work Ours London captures one of his signature performance pieces, the sword performance.