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Mike Kelley

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Mike Kelley explodes the mind of the American culture with a vision so clear and incisive, he stands as one of the most relevant and influential artists of his time. Springing out of the traditions of pop, Mike Kelley transcends the mere representation and visual exploration of contemporary cultural objects and their iconography, and brings the viewer into the existential space of a culturally created landscape that challenges the veracity of our collective perceived reality.

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Jeffrey T. Larson

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Jeffrey T. Larson was born in 1962 in Two Harbors, Minnesota and grew up in the Twin Cities. Jeffrey has been trained in the manner of the Old Masters at the prestigious Atelier Lack, a studio /school whose traditions and training methods reach back through impressionism and the 19th centuries French academies. He followed his four-year formal training with museum study in the United States and abroad.

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Nicole Reber

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Check out this wonderful collection of photo collages from Nicole Reber, a New York based artist, poet, and photographer.

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Tomoaki Suzuki

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‘Japanese artist Tomoaki Suzuki’s diminutive sculptures put a decidedly contemporary twist on the millennia-long tradition of Japanese woodcarving. Drawing on his life in London, Suzuki creates painstakingly detailed portraits of diverse urban youths at one-third their actual size.’ (via Art Institute of Chicago)

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Foodscapes by Carl Warner

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The ‘Foodscapes’ are created in Carl’s London studio where they are built on top of a large purpose built triangular table top. The scenes are photographed in layers from foreground to background and sky as the process is very time consuming and so the food quickly wilts under the lights. Each element is then put together in post production to achieve the final image.

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David de Ramón

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David de Ramón, freelance illustrator based in Madrid, Spain. His works are done for clients in different media (magazines, newspapers, advertising, book covers, murals …) David’s illustrations have been recognized by international publications such as Communication Arts, 3×3 Illustration Annual, Society of Illustrators NY, Spectrum Fantastic Art, Applied Arts and The Society for News Design (SND) among others.

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Jim Isermann

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Jim Isermann is a practicing artist, based in Palm Springs, California. Since receiving his MFA from the California Institute of Arts in 1980 Isermann’s artistic output has chronicled the conflation of post-war industrial design and fine art through popular culture. Functional installations that reclaimed a utopian view of the future while revealing the pathos of that failed promise have maintained an unflagging belief in the beauty of utilitarian design. Through out the 1990′s Isermann explored traditional handicraft technique to produce works (i.e.: stained glass, weaving, etc) that are unashamedly beautiful, a beauty that is integral to the limitations and specific characteristics of fabrication. In 1998, following a 15-year survey exhibition organized by David Pagel for UW Milwaukee’s institute of visual art, Isermann began to use a computer to design manufactured elements. Realized installations and commissions have employed mass-produced thermal die-cut vinyl decals, plotter-cut mylar decals, ContraVision© ink jet printed vinyl and projects incorporating multiple vacuum-formed ABS plastic panels. In 2003, a 35-foot 5-pendent chandelier, custom carpeting and furniture selection were permanently installed in the atrium of Genentech Hall at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. (via University of California, Riverside)

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Geoffrey Laurence

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” As I watch my own work evolve, two general themes appear evident in the work of the last ten years. The first, an intention and struggle to find and maintain a link between classical painting pre 1900 and modern painting since 1900 and a desire to solve the problem of preventing the one from denying the other. I feel very much the pressure of 600 years of art and yet wish to make paintings that are in every sense, if possible, contemporary to my time. The second is a dialogue and attempt to find a meaningful pictorial response to the Holocaust , mainly a result of my being the offspring of concentration camp survivors and feeling very much connected emotionally for me to the tragic history of my family. The fact that the events of the Holocaust are only 60 yrs away from the present gives a measure of urgency to the need to understand the horrors that were and continue to be perpetrated by man against man.” – Geoffrey Laurence

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Marc Sijan

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” I am seeking to freeze motion rather than suggest life. The sculpture appears passive, but there is so much going on inside.” – Marc Sijan

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Isaac Cordall

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More gem from Spanish-born, London-based artist Isaac Cordall. I just adore all his tiny human cement street art sculptures.

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