Terry Border

 photo HOBBIT_zps591571b2.jpg  photo rosemarysbaby_zps79f212d6.jpg  photo flashgordon_zps88e76026.jpg  photo odyssey_zps38676ac6.jpg Terry Border was born October 16, 1965, and has spent the vast majority of his life in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. He graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Fine Art Photography in 1988. Then, because he wanted to be practical and not be an artist (he is from Indiana after all), he worked as a commercial photographer for many years photographing the most mind-numbingly, boring shit you can think of. If he would have worked harder, he could have gone on to photograph more exciting things, but he figures he probably had a very bad attitude about it all. In 2006 he started what he calls his Bent Objects project, mainly because all the other blog names were already taken. Basically, the project concerns adding wire to ordinary objects to help pose them as living characters, usually telling a story, and then photographing them. For some reason people liked it. Mr. Border has two books containing collections of his Bent Objects published by Running Press, and is now working on a children's book for Philomel (a footprint of Penguin Publishing). He has a contract with Universal Publishing to make 2013, and 2014 wall calendars, and supplies American Greetings with various greeting card images. There are also, supposedly, several Bent Objects jigsaw puzzles for sale somewhere in the world, but he has never actually seen one in person.  photo tumblr_n175ljiSYb1sa7m41o5_500_zpsa1af80ca.jpg  photo julius_zps0813676a.jpg  photo 1984_zps8387d0a0.jpg

Vice Tomasović

 photo IMG_4344_zps75b1beec.jpg  photo photo2mala_zpsb223aabe.jpg Make sure you check out the work of the super talent known as Vice Tomasović, a Croatian painter, sculptor and performance artist.  photo IMG_3677_zps9a8bc5a5.jpg  photo IMG_3095_zps742a081a.jpg

Moby Stapler

 photo Untitled-1_zps41af4661.jpg For all you Moby Dick fans out there, this stapler is the perfect addition to your home or work desk. Click here to buy.  photo image_zps5281ccea.png

Marcelo Oliveira

 photo 614a1374b5331a7a475c0b3a3d0a8ded_zps52c7f913.png  photo loira-vader-02-02_zps0018768b.png Very happy to have stumbled upon the illustrations of Marcelo Oliveira.  photo 9bfd223af2f0436013d30b09f9756707_zpsc25cda2a.png

Jim Isermann

 photo jimsermann6_zps68544905.jpg  photo JimIsermannCubeweave03961996_zps179afc96.jpg Jim Isermann was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He received a Master of Fine Arts from CalArts and his work has chronicled the conflation of post-war industrial design and fine art through popular culture. He believes in the beauty of utilitarian design and has explored several traditional handicraft techniques such as stained glass, hand-sewn patchwork and hand-loomed weaving. His work has evolved from didactic representations of the failure of modernism to the physical embodiment of pure design. Isermann received a prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2001. He shows his work in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Europe. (via Metro)  photo ex_392_zpsb48e7233.jpg

Gerardo Feldstein

 photo Enitantonitanpoco_zps71d7a070.jpg  photo Eadhocracia_zps1f2744fc.jpg Argentinian artist Gerardo Feldstein creates whimsical and bizarre mixed media sculptures based on the human figure. Some of his works play with scale, matching tiny figures with huge hands or feet. In other works, Feldstein anthropomorphizes everyday objects, adding faces to toilets and feet to tables. Born in Buenos Aires, he studied electrical engineering for a few years, started to paint and today he is an artist in various fields. His sculptures are made of different materials, he uses wire, wood, textiles and other things to form his works. (via Artistaday)  photo Eremocracia_zps97768418.jpg  photo gerardofeldstein35_zps091b78ee.jpg

Marc Da Cunha Lopes

 photo 1be75baee6ea6dbd052cf185846d7e15_zpsbac1ebaa.jpg  photo 1280495aa54c338158d5eae797dd4c4f_zps81d026a3.jpg Born in 1979, Marc Da Cunha Lopes works and lives in Paris. He studied photography in Gobelins Paris, graduated in 2005. He has been commisioned to photograph advertising campaigns for international companies such as Nike, Fiat, Peugeot, Sony. His personal work was show for the first time in Rabouan Moussion gallery in Paris in 2011.  photo 5f9c85b46d5f296f0eb920635cea901a_zps896df7d0.jpg  photo da4a9bdd26fd06bb8ac83f26f4ef9eae_zpsd90b98c4.jpg

Beatriz Martin Vidal

 photo ridinghood_03_zps57e9a5f0.jpg  photo ridinghood_01_zps66bc32fe.jpg Beatriz Martin Vidal was born in Valladolid, Spain. After studying law for a time and then Fine Arts and Illustration in Bologna, Italy, she now works in her home city as a prize-winning fine artist and illustrator. She has had several exhibitions of painting and has recently illustrated Ovid s Metamorphoses and a book of classic Russian tales, published in Spain. Beatriz Martin Vidal is a professional illustrator, and has one of those collections in which it’s easy to become absorbed for hours. Her drawings and paintings depict a world that’s just slightly magical, where the butterflies on a child’s dress can come to life and birds act as guides. Her subjects are mainly children, which she draws in a way that avoids “cute” and truly reveals the beauty of children and the way they view the world. (via Tutt'Art)  photo ridinghood_02_zps612aab03.jpg  photo ridinghood_05_zps4990e3fa.jpg

Alicia Martín

 photo aliciamartiacuten68_zpsf5cc4c6c.jpg  photo 8_zpsfb40e336.jpg Beautiful book installation by Madrid-based Spanish artist Alicia Martín.  photo aliciamartiacuten58_zps204dfef6.jpg

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

 photo 4_zpsa1b9ca91.jpg  photo 6_zpsb01955b6.jpg  photo 2_zps5b2d4e60.jpg 'Collaborators since the late 1990s, Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu create provocative works that take as their subject some of the most compelling and complex issues of our day, from stem cell research and plastic surgery to terrorism and other forms of violence like rioting and dog fighting. Sometimes creating a direct confrontation with their viewers, their works often tap into common fears and anxieties and challenge particular worldviews. They tease out these issues by placing their viewers in the midst of strange situations: a self-propelled garbage dumpster that crashes into gallery walls, lifelike sculptures of elderly world leaders in wheelchairs bumping into one another, and a tall column comprised of human fat removed during plastic surgeries, to describe a few.' (via Hammer UCLA)  photo 3_zps736efc27.jpg  photo 7_zps497bfd5f.jpg