Yuni Kim Lang

 photo 13237Lang-59_zps3296c2ef.jpg  photo 13237Lang-81-Edit-830x553_zps13fd1cfc.jpg Yuni Kim Lang is a Michigan-based visual artist who creates sculptures, photographs and wearable art that explores themes of weight, mass, accumulation, hair and cultural identity. She makes sculptures out of rope and synthetic materials where it transcends its materiality and become bodily. She is fascinated by what people give power and meaning to, along with our obsession with adornment.  photo comforthair_zps7b4ffd2b.jpg

Alanna DeRocchi

 photo alanna-derocchi-032_zps89a3e9d2.jpg  photo alanna-derocchi-020_zps88bf0913.jpg  photo alanna-derocchi-021_zpsdfd97755.jpg  photo alanna-derocchi-001_zps547c29ca.jpg " Through my installations I want the viewer to feel unsettled, but not through a visually deceptive illusion. The scale, fragmentation, and odd appearance of the animals/furniture are intended to shift perception from the ordinary and disturb the connection to the familiar. The constructed displays are interpretations of natural history museum diorama staging and are meant to question the viewer’s placement in their surroundings. By raising the work off the floor it is out of one’s common ground. Some of the subjects confuse time by appearing in arrested motion. The installation often limits sight lines by framing the three-dimensional pieces in a seemingly two-dimensional scene as to be observed at a distance. The drawing and painting of the ceramic surface is meant to reflect my attraction to early nature drawings/prints and unfinished paintings, in an investigation of some grey area of what is real and not – where focus remains and memory is blurred." - Alanna DeRocchi  photo alanna-derocchi-009_zpsb6527972.jpg  photo alanna-derocchi-007_zps1e814e89.jpg  photo alanna-derocchi-026_zps5df1d4d9.jpg

Hannibal Lecter Purse

 photo streetstyle6720-web_zps12093636.jpg  photo HannibalLecterPurse_zps7a6b54c3.jpg Check out this Hannibal Lecter handbag by Ukrainian designer Bob Basset, 'modeled after the cinematic serial killer's ominous face mask in The Silence of the Lambs.'Link here.  photo hannibal1_zpsbe89449f.jpg

Oedipus by Hermann Nitsch

 photo tumblr_mv8dhqFDcb1s3wwu1o2_1280_zps96d2a2a3.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsb3c27f8f.jpg Hermann Nitsch (born 29 August 1938) is an Austrian artist who works in experimental and multimedia modes. Born in Vienna, Nitsch received training in painting when studied at the Wiener Graphische Lehr-und Versuchanstalt, during which time he was drawn to religious art. He is associated with the Vienna Actionists—a loosely affiliated group of off-kilter and confrontational Austrian artists that also includes Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. Nitsch's abstract splatter paintings, like his performance pieces, address the excessive beauty and intensification of human existence. In the 1950s, Nitsch conceived of the Orgien Mysterien Theater (which roughly translates as Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries or The Orgiastic Mystery Theater), staging nearly 100 performances between 1962 and 1998.  photo 9a3563da00d22c813ecb8fd81da7cb23_zpsb88218d1.jpg

Rona Pondick

 photo m_art5_teeth_14_treats1b_zps846a7838.jpg  photo m_art5_teeth_1_little1b_zps24802a3d.jpg Rona Pondick was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1952. She studied at Yale University School of Art and received her MFA in 1977. She lives and works in New York City. Rona Pondick’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY), Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA), Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn, NY), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA), Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH), New Orleans Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden (New Orleans, LA), Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon (Annecy, France), Ursula Blickle Stiftung (Kraichtal, Germany), and The Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel).  photo m_art5_teeth_14_treats2b_zpsb6f506b0.jpg

Jeremy Schneider

 photo 80_e_zps7c5f914e.png  photo 86_kinglear_zps94d93761.jpg I found some super inspiring works from artist Jeremy Schneider. Whoa.  photo 88_tango-whisky_zpsd8bd2561.png  photo 69_orchestre-national-de-lorraine-20130505105648-0_zpsae3c25c4.jpg

Patrick Tosani

 photo 10020070_1_zpsc729da48.jpg  photo 10020069_1_zps55d70219.jpg Born in 1954, Patrick Tosani lives and works in Mayet and Paris. He studied architecture in Paris from 1973 to 1979. He has been making photographs since 1975 and he regularly exhibits his work in France and abroad. Many public and private collections acquired his work. He has taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris since 2004. He is represented by the Galerie In situ / Fabienne Leclerc in Paris.  photo 10020071_1_zpsc0b3bba3.jpg  photo patrick_tosani-big2_zpsba788dfc.jpg

Benoit Paillé

 photo 2ec3d9f0fae1f0745e9d594ba0bc9bc2_zps232a1526.jpg  photo 7cc03e7865e1596c8e3de5ed689f6e68_zps00b8e56a.jpg  photo 3024911ab2d0e0de3a7a3afadc95428b_zps936d3b3c.jpg Benoit Paillé is a talented self-taught Canadian photographer and Art Director currently based in Montreal, Canada. More to see here.  photo e3dff9017a77cef48780d4aaa6911609_zpsdb4541f8.jpg  photo c10bbf4837908e5c084348599e0e1ab1_zps17c54eeb.jpg  photo ad9f8dcb26b317f613fbbd5af4714139_zps9a740718.jpg

Vasilis Avramidis

 photo RE02_zpse4af60cc.jpg  photo RE06_zpse786c36b.jpg  photo RE04_zpsc2ffd5e7.jpg Vasilis Avramidis uses oil on canvas to work with the idea of false perceptions in painting language. Gestural brushwork, painted objects and people are translated as pieces of land, which then become an ideal terrain for smaller scale landscapes, scenes and narratives. Avramidis explores the ability of painting language to speak about itself, while at the same time it incorporates worlds, which refer to external situations. Avramidis draws inspiration from video game mechanics, where game play can dominate over narrative and vice versa, resulting in barely manageable challenges which maintain the pleasure factor. (via Kounter Kulture)  photo RE01_zps0f1686d7.jpg  photo ex12_zps329a483b.jpg

Maia Fjord

 photo 4608749270_zps62990d42.jpg  photo 4609873844_zpsc40f36d7.jpg  photo 4609614382_zps2f92add5.jpg " Hello! I’m a 21 year old illustrator currently based in Bournemouth but originally from Denmark, where (with the help of my Grandmother, a fellow illustrator) I began discovering my love of drawing from a young age. I like to think my illustrations have improved considerably since then, and nowadays my inspiration can come from almost anywhere, but I find myself continually fascinated by the concept of imagination. Its ambiguousness is intriguing, and I like narratives where you can’t quite be sure whether something is really happening, or whether it is imagined. Recently I’ve found myself rediscovering my love of the pencil. Texture is very important to the imagery I create, and I like how versatile such a simple, widespread tool can really be. Alongside this I feel that experimentation with limited colour palettes helps to make my illustrations stand out and keeps them playful. I like to apply these techniques in creating strange creatures and interesting characters, and exploring them through one-off illustrations and different narratives." - Maia Fjord  photo 4608925818_zps29288e63.jpg  photo 4609614350_zpsc1f3d55e.jpg