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Friedensreich Hundertwasser

o p p p Friedensreich Hundertwasser <-- was an Austrian painter and architect. Born Friedrich Stowasser in Vienna, he became one of the best-known contemporary Austrian artists, although controversial, by the end of the 20th century. Thank you Olesya for the link!! p p p

Justin Meyers

p p Enjoy the highly impressive drawings of Justin Meyers, whom we have blogged about before. Check out Justin's new works, you'll be glad you did. p p p

Kassandra

p p p p Check out the work of the very talented photo artist Kassandra from Russia. If I could only be half this good both in Photography and in Photoshop.. p p

Katja Strunz

p p p ' Katja Strunz was born in Ottweiler, Deütschland, in 1970 and currently lives in Berlin, Germany. She received her Meisterschuler from Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1998. She has presented solo projects at the Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (2007, 2006); Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY (2006, 2001); and The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK (2003, 2001). Her work has been included in Art Scope, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (2006); Ars Viva 04/05 – Zeit, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (2005); and I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL (2004).' p p p

Mark T. Stockton

p " I am interested in the act of recognition, how people process and remember iconic images. In my recent series of miniature drawings, I employ recognizable photographs of famous and infamous subjects, allowing viewers to participate in the shared cultural drama that is dispersed by mass media. The enormity of the tabloid presence is contradicted by the inherent preciousness put into rendering these drawings on a minute scale." - Mark T. Stockton (via Artists Space) p p

Ceramic FM Radio

p Check out this ceramic FM radio by Studio Lama, founded in 2008 by Eitan Gigi and Ofer Dahan. The studio focuses on product and commercial design. p p p

Edwin Kinji Ushiro

p p Edwin Kinji Ushiro ( 1977) illustrator and fine artist. Beginning his journey as a native from the island of Maui, Edwin Ushiro traveled to California where he attended the Art Center College of Design and graduated with a BFA in Illustration with honors. From there he ventured onto a film career as an Art Director, Visual Effects Consultant, Storyboard Artist & Concept Designer on projects such as: CSI Miami, Battlestar Galactica: Caprica, and Angel. Continuing an urge to explore of his own projects, Edwin has recently expanded onto the gallery scene. His clients include: Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, NBC, ABC, CBS, Disney, and the Jim Henson Company. Ushiro utilizes some truly unique artistic techniques, a fusion of traditional and digital. Ushiro incorporates paint, ink, iron transfers, fabric and other materials into his work in order to achieve the desired moods and emotions. Ushiro has become one of the most buzz-worthy emerging artists working today. With several recent magazine interviews and shows booked into 2009 from New York to Los Angeles and appearances coming at Art Basel, Ushiro has become one of the most talked about artists in the new contemporary movement. (via Kerseboom) p p

John Armleder

p p p John Armleder is a performance artist, sculptor, and painter, whose multi-faceted activities are connected by drawing. Affiliated with Fluxus in the late 1960s and 70s, the value of ephemerality and the notion that art is the conduction of creative energy are central to his work. Armleder's use of many different materials and found objects was demonstrated vividly in his 2006 exhibition at Tate Liverpool that incorporated a multitude of materials including televisions, scaffolding, mirrors, lights, CD players, animals, pot plants and Christmas trees, creating a riotous and magical world of disorientating beauty and mystery. (via Initial Access) p

Saul Hernandez

p p " Extraordinary sculptures by Saul Hernandez (from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). The 208 OSEOsidades is a collection of 21 bronze sculptures of 21 centimeters in height. He uses the most common representation of death which is the human skeleton in a 1:8 scale replica of a real skeleton. " (via Pixelelement) p

Rick Baker

p ' The man behind the men and women of numerous faces and often the man in the mask himself. Rick Baker worked his way up from chief lab assistant for makeup artist Dick Smith to be a puppet designer and made his debut as a special effects makeup artist in 1972. He has conjured everything from werewolves (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, 1981) to a remarkably convincing reproduction of old age (THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN, 1974). Baker often makes film appearances camouflaged by his own makeup, most often as gorillas (THE THING WITH TWO HEADS, 1972, the title role in KING KONG, 1976, THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE, 1977 and THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN, 1981). He also designed the special effects makeup for, and appeared in, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. ' (via) p p p