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Faile (Pronounced like “fail”) is an international artist collective formed in 1999 and based in Brooklyn, New York. They are recognized as some of the pioneers of global contemporary street art. The three founding members are Patrick McNeil (Canada), Patrick Miller (U.S.), and Aiko Nakagawa (Japan). From initially wheatpasting screen printed posters on the streets of New York and major world cities, they progressed to the more permanent medium of stencil graffiti. Their instantly recognizable pop culture images in posters and stencils have allowed Faile to diversify into other areas encompassing fine art, sculpture, design, fashion, music, and housewares. Despite this, the core of their work remains printmaking, stenciling, and painting. (via Wikipedia)

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Linn Olofsdotter

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Linn Olofsdotter, from Sweden, has explored many mediums before solidifying her career in the illustration field. After getting her education in both advertising and graphic design in Europe and the US, she moved to Brazil to start up a motion graphics studio along with her husband and creative partner. More recently Linn worked as a senior art director at a Boston advertising agency.

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Ryan Schude

‘ Born in the Chicagoland area, photographer Ryan Schude moved to California in 1997 to pursue a business degree at St. Mary’s College. Realizing that corporate America wasn’t going to satisfy him, he attended the San Francisco Art Institute and briefly studied photography before moving to San Diego to shoot freelance. Now living and working out of the Forge Studio in Los Angeles, Schude shoots editorial portraiture and is busy developing a series of narrative tableaux. This fall, Ryan and his brother Collins will release a short film called Bunny Suits. ‘ (via Flavorpill) Yay!

Max Marin

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Max Marin is an amazingly talented illustrator who currently resides in Sarasota, Florida. Website here. Blog here. Have a look.

Alicia Martin

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An amazing exhibition consisting over 5,000 books by Alicia Martin in Cordoba. Lovely stuff. Link here.

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Herb Williams

” I am the only individual in the world with an account with Crayola. I get these colors individually packed 3000 to a case. I cut down the sticks to the length I need by hand with either double guillotine cigar cutters or large breed dog nail clippers. I then bond the paper, not the wax, to a form I have carved or cast, completely enveloping the form. Lately I have been casting the completed crayon sculptures in a silicone jacket mold with a two-part epoxy resin and then painting the resin sculpture to look like the original, for a small edition. The sculptures beg to be touched, so when they are cast it makes the handling of them that much easier. ” – Herb Williams

Ginou Choueiri

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Ginou Choueiri is Lebanese artist living in Beirut. She says about her potato portraits: “I chose the potato to portray human faces because of the many striking parallels. Not only is their skin porous like ours, but their skin texture and color is very similar, and like us, they come in different sizes, shapes and forms. Potatoes grow, live, and then decay, mirroring the ephemeral existence and fragility of our own human nature.” (via Wooster Collective)

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Victoria Reichelt

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Australian artist Victoria Reichelt paints photo-realistic subject matters that includes books and household items. Check it out.

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Allison Torneros

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” My biggest influences are comics/anime, graffiti art, music cover art, fashion, the paranormal, Art Noveau, and religious Romanesque and Gothic art. In my current body of work, the use of bold texture and rhythm aim to create a psychedelic experience inspired by dreamscapes and the capacity of human consciousness. Many times I approach the creation process by letting the paint do the ‘talking’–by throwing around paint and other materials onto the canvas in an unpredictable manner and leaving it to dry overnight, I later begin drawing based on what I see in the random composition, allowing the work to emerge on its own. ” – Allison Torneros

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Mores McWreath

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Mores McWreath was born in Washington, PA in 1980 and grew up in ten different cities scattered throughout the South and Midwest. He received a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and an MFA from the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts. He attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 2008-09. Recent group exhibitions include Theoretical Practice at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, 2009; Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2008; End-Times at the Lasso Gallery at the Butcher Shop, Chicago 2007; and Ghosts of Presence: International Emerging Artists’ Video at the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2007. He is currently an adjunct instructor at the Cooper Union. His exhibition at CUE Art Foundation marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York. ‘

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