Tallur L N

p p Tallur L N - Born 1971; lives and works in Bangalore, India. ' Until December 1999, Tallur had never been outside India. He refers to his life before 1999 as a ‘period of imaginary knowledge’, based largely upon reading art history books or looking at reproductions in books and magazines in an attempt to imagine the reality of contemporary art and the art world. He would see scenes of New York in Hollywood movies or glossy photographs but, as he says, ‘After my first visit to New York, I was stunned’. He refers to this phase of his development as ‘a period of tourist imaginary knowledge’. Tallur is from rural India, an altogether different environment from its urban counterpart in terms of its culture, economy and geography etc. and he considers the hand made quality of village utensils for example, rather than manufacturing, an important influence on the way in which he fashions his sculpture. Tallur uses this distinction deliberately as part of his visual language encapsulated in his sculpture and installations that contain many references to traditional Indian symbols. Part of his practice has been to translate this symbolic order into a contemporary language that speaks about the depth and diversity of traditional Indian life. He describes the process as follows, “I play the role of a curator in my works – bringing in the context for a discourse - and personally, I enjoy absurdity a lot.” ' (via Initial Access) p p p

Franco Brambilla

p p p Visit Franco Brambilla's Flickr stream for some vintage outer space imagery. Fun stuff! Y'all gotta check it out! p p

Catherine Chalmers

o o o Genetically engineered mice by Catherine Chalmers, a New York-based multi-media artist and photographer. o


p p p p p Check out these tubular stencil artworks by French artist C215 (Christian Guemy), who has been covering the world with his stencil portraits. Etourdissement! p Workshop with kids in Essaouira

Jeffrey G. Batchelor

p p p Jeffrey G. Batchelor's statement: After years of working as a theatrical scenic painter, I had a broad command of many different styles, but when I decided to embark upon my fine art painting career, it was realism that proved to be my strong suit. Although time-consuming and labor-intensive, it was always in realism that I found my voice, and in realism that I was able to stand out from the throngs of hopeful artists. I have continued to reach for higher levels of detail, and to show realism in a way that allows the viewer to see and embrace my subjects with an understanding that they might not have had otherwise. I do not use an airbrush, a tool often prized by artists who paint on my level of realism. I have great respect for those artists who use it well, but I myself prefer glazes and blending, and a more tactile involvement with my work. (Continue reading...) p p

Sea Hyun Lee

p p p Sea Hyun Lee was born in Geoje Island, South Korea in 1967. Graduating from M.F.A Chelsea College, London in 2006, he currently lives and works in London. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Neuberger Museum of Art, New York; Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; Susak Expo, Island of Susak, Croatia; Museum of Hunabaci, Japan. More photos here. p

Dirk Skreber

p p Dirk Skreber <-- is one of the leading contemporary German artists who currently lives and works in New York. Skreber has been exhibited in museum and institutions around the world and is represented in many of the world's major collections. p p p

Martin Böttger

Martin Böttger is a seriously talented artist based in Berlin. You can see more of Martin's impressive work at his blog called TsaWorks. Check it out!


p p p I doubt I'll ever be as cool as Sam3. I can't get enough of this guy's work, truly an awesome artist. His work inspires me to fill sketchbooks. I. am. a. fan. p

Kim Keever

p p p p Kim Keever's large-scale photographs are created by meticulously constructing miniature topographies in a 200-gallon tank, which is then filled with water. These dioramas of fictitious environments are brought to life with colored lights and the dispersal of pigment, producing ephemeral atmospheres that he must quickly capture with his large-format camera. Kim Keever lives in New York City, and has exhibited extensively in galleries throughout the United States and abroad. p