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Ralph Goings

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Ralph Goings is a realist painter who has exhibited in this country, Europe and Japan and is represented in museums and private collections here and abroad. He is recognized as one of the original members of the Hyper-Realist or Photo-Realist group of the late 1960’s.

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Jolynn Krystosek

Jolynn Krystosek was born in California and earned her BA from San Francisco State University and her MFA from Hunter College in New York. She now lives and works in New York City. Her work with wax floral relief carvings and large-scale, site-specific paper cut-outs denote a reverence for traditional craftsmanship and make reference to Dutch still life painting, botanicals, and Victorian cameos. Both media demonstrate Krystosek’s mastery of materials and her ability to evoke beauty and delicacy from her compositions. Simultaneously, due to the vulnerability of the media and temporal nature of the subject matter, the images that are produced also hint at impending decay and the fragility of life.

Bullet Buddies

Rachel Pfeffer‘s Bullet Buddies are necklaces created from empty bullet shells found in shooting ranges. Shop here.

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Giuseppe Modica

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I just discovered the work of Giuseppe Modica through Flickr. Visit his photostream to see a lot more of these illustrations.

Jim Lind

Taken from the artist’s website:

” I’m Jim Lind and an entering senior at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. I strongly believe that each person is made up of a collection of the stories they tell. For this reason I’ve always felt compelled to share my stories with others. Whether real, somewhat real, or entirely fictional, these events expose that which is truly important to me. Often the images illicit fabricated narratives that are deeply rooted from the stories I experienced as a child. My photographs are a window into the realities and fantasies that I immerse myself in every day. There is a need to create new work that visually excites the imagination much in the same way a book does. While a picture may be worth 1000 words, a great picture escapes words and enters the imagination. ”

Aaron Robinson

‘ Fine artist and illustrator Aaron Robinson studied Fine Art at Coventry University. He works mainly in oils as a portrait painter and fine artist, and has previously exhibited in the BP Portrait Awards. He has recently moved into magazine and book illustration, and his clients include Penguin and GQ magazine. ‘

Julie Rrap

Julie Rrap <-- one of Australia's most prominent artists. Born 1950, Lismore, N.S.W. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia and Brussels, Belgium.

Masakatsu Sashie

Masakatsu Sashie’s works are often called “orb paintings” since he paints details from his youth as very detailed, compact spheres. Hailing from Kanazawa, Japan, his art captures the scope of his youthful activities and the orbs often represent memories that fade away from the world. His previous works were full of dark imagery, but his more recent pieces include vibrant, often colorful details such as vending machines, fast food signage, and videogames. He cites Mobile Suit Gundam as an influence, and enjoys art by Yukio Oscar Oiwa and Antonio Lopez Garcia. Currently, he teaches at his alma mater, Kanazawa College of Art. ‘ (via Art Info)

Pierre Beteille

Great digital photography and montage by French artist Pierre Beteille. He’s got a Flickr too. Check it out. Link here.

Léopold Rabus

Swiss artist Léopold Rabus was born in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) in 1977. He studied at the Académie Maximilien de Meuron, Neuchâtel (1993-94), the École d´Art, La Chaux-de-Fonds (1994) and the Cité des Arts de Paris (2000). He received the ‘Premio Lissone’ award, Italy, in 2005 and the ‘Swiss Art Award’, Basle in 2006.

Photos via Galerie Adler