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Martine Johanna

 photo Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 8.34.38 PM_zps232x4swe.png  photo Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 8.35.16 PM_zpsbxszw847.png  photo Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 8.35.03 PM_zpsprvw2em6.png 'Martine Johanna, once graduated from ArtEZ Arnhem, has a striking style within the contemporary art world. Mid-2008, after a successful career as a fashion designer, she has fully applied herself to her autonomous work. “I seek freedom in my work”. Martine's art is characterized by exploring the boundaries between illustration and contemporary figurative painting; there are traditional style elements to her work, mixed-in with more abstract elements and compositions. The work consists of imaginary characters with a stylistic nod to fashion and a great eye for detail. The mostly female figures are depicted in a surreal environment or are isolated in their thoughts. Both on canvas, wood or paper the works contain a complex energy that makes you stop and enthrall you in their illusiveness.' (via Bright Side Gallery)  photo Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 8.35.41 PM_zpspoqh8ctq.png  photo Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 8.34.32 PM_zpshuwe2nso.png

Bryan Haynes

 photo unnamed-2_zpsjwudrhjv.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpscelh1w4x.jpg  photo unnamed-5_zpslprh7cxr.jpg Bryan Haynes: The commercial work of the artist has graced the pages of national magazines, international advertising campaigns, CD covers, posters, and book covers from Agatha Christie to the cover of “Scarlett” the sequel to “Gone With the Wind”. Since graduating from the Art Center College of Design in 1983 his artwork has been represented by Bernstein & Andriulli in New York, Ron Sweet in San Francisco, and Foster Represents in St. Louis. Recent corporate and institutional commissions include murals and large scale paintings for: The Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, The Missouri Botanical Garden’s permanent collection, The Westward Expansion Memorial Museum at the Arch, Novus International Inc., and the Danforth Plant Science Center. Additional patrons include Disney, Estee Lauder, Warner Bros., Toblerone – Switzerland, Universal Studios, IBM, Nike, Sony Music Corp., Anhueser Busch, and many private collections. Awards include – The Society of Illustrators-New York awards, Print Magazine Awards, Communication Arts Awards, and Graphis-Switzerland.  photo unnamed_zpszw0n9xsk.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zps7l3phbjl.jpg

Alessandra Ruyten

 photo tumblr_nzuuhgs9841uhyffwo1_1280_zpsyciaqdmk.jpg  photo tumblr_o20q45qIxB1uhyffwo1_1280_zpszjomdckw.jpg  photo tumblr_o06376yM3X1uhyffwo1_1280_zpszlmqeg6s.jpg I’m loving these beautiful black and white polaroids by Alessandra Ruyten, a talented Antwerp-based Belgian fine art photographer. Click here for the link.  photo tumblr_o2n3nesMUa1uhyffwo1_1280_zpsiz0xhf4m.jpg  photo tumblr_nyuiabF3mY1uhyffwo1_r1_1280_zpsjrdyutdy.jpg

Patrick Bremer

 photo Insignia-collage-portrait-Patrick-Bremer_zpsima4juxm.jpg  photo Cut-collage-tattoos-woodcut-Patrick-Bremer_zpseelygubm.jpg  photo Leon-collage-portrait-Patrick-Bremer-web_zps5fjdbqv1.jpg Patrick Bremer was born in Brighton in 1982 and studied painting at Wimbledon College of Art in London. His work predominantly focuses on the figure and portraiture in collage. He is a recipient of The DeLazlo Foundation Award for his portraits from The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition at The Mall Galleries in London. Patrick currently lives and works in Berlin.  photo Reversion-Pink-collage-figure-male-nude-Patrick-Bremer_zpsi8zogbpg.jpg  photo Castles-in-Spain-collage-Patrick-Bremer_zpsk3vsswnm.jpg

Elene Usdin

 photo HOTEL_DE_NICE_SELFPORTRAIT_WITH_CORN_zpsdosahoyg.jpg  photo HOTEL_DE_NICE_SELFPORTRAIT_WITH_MONSIEUR_zpsqfuqedxd.jpg  photo HOTEL_DE_NICE_SELFPORTRAIT_SLEEPING_zpslk7qe4tc.jpg Elene Usdin is a photographer and illustrator French born in 1971. She studied at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1996. She is an illustrator for the press and publishing (she, Télérama, Editions du Seuil, Actes Sud). Since 2004, she created posters for the Opéra national du Rhin.  photo HOTEL_BAUDIN_SELFPORTRAIT_ORANGE_MOOD_zpsh1wfbrsi.jpg  photo HOTEL_DE_NICE_SELFPORTRAIT_WITH_BAGGAGE_zps8xo4new2.jpg

Jordan Wolfson

 photo JWDZSHOW2014_install_22_web_zps5gvb8w8s.jpg  photo JWDZSHOW2014_install_30_web_zpsjymclrey.jpg  photo JWDZSHOW2014_install_27_web_zpslomclzy0.jpg Jordan Wolfson was born in 1980 in New York. In 2003, he received his B.F.A. in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Work by Wolfson is held in public collections worldwide, including the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy; Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The artist lives and works in New York and Los Angeles. (via David Zwirner)  photo JWDZSHOW2014_install_31_web_zpsw6cz5xix.jpg  photo JWDZSHOW2014_install_36_web1_zpsbruukyel.jpg

Kurt Huggins

 photo Judas05_web_zpsxcs40wyv.jpg  photo Judas03_large_color3_zpsqkzmy1gd.jpg " I am an illustrator, designer, and New York Times Bestselling comic artist. At a thick wooden table in Brooklyn, I create worlds, shape light, and bring characters to life. Until my cat decides to sleep on my drawing hand. Clients: Vertigo/DC Comics, Godiva Choclatier, Saatchi & Saatchi, Penguin Publishing, Lead Dog Marketing, Tor.com, 1st Avenue Machine, JWT, Scholastic Inc., The Bull White House, Wizards of the Coast" - Kurt Huggins  photo judas_05_web_zpsnfponnng.jpg

Peter Burke

 photo JanusHeadPU_zps82xu73vk.jpg  photo 581296_10150920687588692_1013015511_n_zpsavugxgkk.jpg  photo PB001S_zps92rr5uhy.jpg 'The human form is often central to Peter Burke’s sculpture, as with Antony Gormley, who began working at a similar time, Burke often uses casts of a model to express a sense of universality in his sculpture. Working in steel and iron, using industrial processes, Burke’s engineering background has strongly informed his working practice. His work often reflects mankind’s relationship with mass–production and standardisation through a rhythm and repetition of materials. Peter Burke currently lives and works in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.' Link here.  photo peter-burke-assembly-2001_zpseitsnxyf.jpg  photo 598476_10150920687638692_1023004635_n_zpsabsqiauc.jpg

3D Unicorn Mug

 photo 201500024759-2_zpstbukwhlo.jpg  photo 3d-unicorn-mug-LO-30_2_large_zpstkm0a1lk.jpg Add a little magic to your mornings with the Unicorn Figural Mug! This ceramic, 3-D mug features a unicorn, blue skies, and a rainbow - what more could you ask for? The mug holds up to 16 oz. of the beverage of your choice, and measures 8-inches from the tip of the horn to the end of the unicorn's tail. Buy here.  photo 1599_unicorn_mug_zpsabvpstwe.jpg

S.Amrein aka Sam

 photo drugs_web.jpg.720x5000_q90_zps9mewqrv1.jpg  photo lewy_body_web.jpg.720x5000_q90_zpsknguhr58.jpg  photo delirium_tremens_web.jpg.720x5000_q90_zpsjawhttyu.jpg Shown here, the work of artist S.Amrein aka Sam who just so happens to be one of those talented people. Link to his site can be found here.  photo narkolepsy_web.jpg.720x5000_q90_zpshgmh8hzv.jpg  photo migraine_web.jpg.720x5000_q90_zpsfbszzd6z.jpg