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Victor Safonkin

Victor Safonkin’s work is self-described as Eurosurrealism, or European classic surrealism & symbolism. His work is redolent of Salvador Dali. Victor’s work has been highly acclaimed, and in 2005 he was invited to exhibit at the European Parliament in Brussels. The rock band Killing Joke used his Inhuman Rearing as an album cover in 2006. Viktor Safonkin is featured in the 2007 Venus and the Female Intuition, published by SALBRU. Safonkin has been called “one of the most brilliant artists I have seen in a long time,” by master Surrealist Professor Ernst Fuchs. ‘ (via Wikipedia)

Happy Puppy

Well, everyone it is my birthday tomorrow, so, I will not be online. Haha. So far tomorrow is looking amazingly low-key and unplanned and I’m loving it. Welshie will be in charge of the site. Kisses!

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Aww.. this picture never fails to make me smile. (Photo via YeinJee’s Asian Journal)

Casa Lago Rupanco

My dream house.

This house by Beals Arquitectos is located in a 160 x 30 meters and a height of 36 meters on the north shore of Lake Rupanco. Build two parallel volumes in a clear vegetation left open at the ends and drilled by the sides. Towards the top, a grove of myrtles and laurels. Towards the front, the view from the treetops and lake. Link here.

Lesja Chernish

Wandered across the portfolio page of Berlin based Russian artist Lesja Chernish. She’s done some lovely illustration work. Have a look.

The Meaning of Life

by Aled Lewis. Buy here.

Philip Newsom

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Check out the fun, bright illustrations of artist Philip Newsom. Enjoy! Link here.

Tattooed Taxidermy

Wim Delvoye is a Belgian conceptual artist known for a number of unconventional projects. He has been tattooing pigs since the 1990s. In the early 21st century a tattooed pigs project was set up in the Art Farm in China, where there are fewer strictures regarding animal welfare than in most parts of the Western world. In 2005 his colleague, artist Danny Devos, spent several months at the farm, reorganizing, managing and rebuilding. He is a vegetarian. (via Wikipedia)

Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien is an illustrator and portrait painter who’s intricately detailed and imaginative illustrations have been published most notably in TIME Magazine as well as Newsweek, TV Guide, The Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, National Geographic, Playboy, Penthouse, Premier, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Worth, Avon Books, Ballentine, Dial, Harper Collins, Penguin, Times Books, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Viking, Warner, and many others. ‘

Robert Longo

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Ohhhh!! It’s Jaws all over again. I could clearly hear the bass thumping in the background. Are you scared yet? I threw the pilots in there for a little bit of Top Gun to boot. Robert Longo concocted these fascinating and realistic charcoal paintings. He pursued sculpting during his college years however he became drawn to illustration and it became his favorite form of self-expression. You can clearly see in Longo’s work the sculptural skills being an influence. His illustrations have a distinctive chiseled line that seems to give the drawings a three-dimensional quality. Longo uses graphite like clay, molding it to create images like these.

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Michael T. Rea

” Standing on the shoulders of other people’s dreams could perhaps be the most pathetic of all dreams. The intent of my work is to create something short of its outcome. My goal is to create the idea of an object that remains a dream. The objects I create are based on fictions, rather than realities. I have always been interested in the ephemeral worlds established in film, or even in popular culture. Fictions or established hearsay allow for a flawed interpretation, which leads to a flawed result. The sublime is unattainable, and not an option. I further amplify this experience by only using my memory to construct my images. Failure is imminent. I find humor allows me to enjoy this experience, and I in turn build humor into the worlds established by my work. I have chosen to depict these states with unfinished wood, and other materials which convey a sense of the temporal. I find the beauty in life lies in between moments. My work offers a sense of what could be and what could never be simultaneously. ” – Michael T. Rea