Riyas Komu

p p ' Riyas Komu’s photo realist portraits depict ordinary, everyday people from his native Kerala. Komu is a communist but his paintings reflect a less outspoken side to his ideology in which a concern for humanity is portrayed in highly charged images of faces. Komu exhibited in the 2007 Venice Biennale and aims to highlight the changing face of the Indian streets where imported glamour sits alongside inherited poverty. Komu’s portraits cleberate the humble person in the crowd, highlighting beauty in the unremarkable. Komu is one a few Indian artists who have broken away from the orthodoxies of provincialism and the angst-ridden reworking of the subcontinent’s dilemma about independence versus assimilation and appropriation to make artworks that are genuinely concerned with the position of the mass of the people in a rapidly developing and dividing society that is modern India.' (via Initial Access) p


p p p I started a Sweet Station group pool on Flickr two days ago and I have to say, I'm having a lot of fun discovering all these artists there. One that particularly caught my eye today were these illustrations from artist Pixeljuice23. I like his work and so will you. p

Josh Shapiro

p It's the work of my good friend Josh from Georgia. He sent this collage he made from magazine clippings inspired by girls, cars and blockbuster movies. Had to share, Josh is a swell guy! p


p p p p Itch is a talented graffiti artist hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Check out his Flickr for more walls. p

Penelope Gazin

p I don't know much about young Penelope Gazin, but I'm diggin' some of the work that she has on display that are adorable yet vulgar. The " Blue Balls " piece is fantastic! Haha. Check her out guys! untitled-5

Horacio Salinas

p p p Horacio Salinas is a conceptual, still life photographer in New York and my goodness, hes soooooo good. Excellent stuff. p

Takeshi’s Oil Painting Gallery

p p p I don't know quite what to make of these strange paintings I found over at Takeshi's Oil Painting Gallery, but it doesn't matter, I looooove it! otanjyoubi p

Cain and Todd Benson

p ' Cain and Todd Benson live in Spokane, Washington. They are artists and have a Master's degree in architecture. They use mixed media of all types including, but not limited to: oil, acrylic, clay, aluminum, wood, and steel. Their art is an exploration of what it is to be human in their time and place. ' More here. p p

Sweet Station in Sardinia!

p p More sightings of our sweet stickers in Italy via Antonella Cappo aka Lupamajor. These photos were taken in Sardinia, Italy's second largest island. Lupamajor is one incredibly talented photographer. Be sure to check out all her sets on Flickr while you're visiting her page. Previously on Sweet Station: Sweet Station in Milan! p p

Susan Rudat

p p p Susan Rudat is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based from Texas. She posted more pages from her moleskine notebook on her Flickr so check it out if you want to see more. Link here. p p