Jim Isermann

 photo jimsermann6_zps68544905.jpg  photo JimIsermannCubeweave03961996_zps179afc96.jpg Jim Isermann was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He received a Master of Fine Arts from CalArts and his work has chronicled the conflation of post-war industrial design and fine art through popular culture. He believes in the beauty of utilitarian design and has explored several traditional handicraft techniques such as stained glass, hand-sewn patchwork and hand-loomed weaving. His work has evolved from didactic representations of the failure of modernism to the physical embodiment of pure design. Isermann received a prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2001. He shows his work in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Europe. (via Metro)  photo ex_392_zpsb48e7233.jpg

Gerardo Feldstein

 photo Enitantonitanpoco_zps71d7a070.jpg  photo Eadhocracia_zps1f2744fc.jpg Argentinian artist Gerardo Feldstein creates whimsical and bizarre mixed media sculptures based on the human figure. Some of his works play with scale, matching tiny figures with huge hands or feet. In other works, Feldstein anthropomorphizes everyday objects, adding faces to toilets and feet to tables. Born in Buenos Aires, he studied electrical engineering for a few years, started to paint and today he is an artist in various fields. His sculptures are made of different materials, he uses wire, wood, textiles and other things to form his works. (via Artistaday)  photo Eremocracia_zps97768418.jpg  photo gerardofeldstein35_zps091b78ee.jpg

Marc Da Cunha Lopes

 photo 1be75baee6ea6dbd052cf185846d7e15_zpsbac1ebaa.jpg  photo 1280495aa54c338158d5eae797dd4c4f_zps81d026a3.jpg Born in 1979, Marc Da Cunha Lopes works and lives in Paris. He studied photography in Gobelins Paris, graduated in 2005. He has been commisioned to photograph advertising campaigns for international companies such as Nike, Fiat, Peugeot, Sony. His personal work was show for the first time in Rabouan Moussion gallery in Paris in 2011.  photo 5f9c85b46d5f296f0eb920635cea901a_zps896df7d0.jpg  photo da4a9bdd26fd06bb8ac83f26f4ef9eae_zpsd90b98c4.jpg

Beatriz Martin Vidal

 photo ridinghood_03_zps57e9a5f0.jpg  photo ridinghood_01_zps66bc32fe.jpg Beatriz Martin Vidal was born in Valladolid, Spain. After studying law for a time and then Fine Arts and Illustration in Bologna, Italy, she now works in her home city as a prize-winning fine artist and illustrator. She has had several exhibitions of painting and has recently illustrated Ovid s Metamorphoses and a book of classic Russian tales, published in Spain. Beatriz Martin Vidal is a professional illustrator, and has one of those collections in which it’s easy to become absorbed for hours. Her drawings and paintings depict a world that’s just slightly magical, where the butterflies on a child’s dress can come to life and birds act as guides. Her subjects are mainly children, which she draws in a way that avoids “cute” and truly reveals the beauty of children and the way they view the world. (via Tutt'Art)  photo ridinghood_02_zps612aab03.jpg  photo ridinghood_05_zps4990e3fa.jpg

Alicia Martín

 photo aliciamartiacuten68_zpsf5cc4c6c.jpg  photo 8_zpsfb40e336.jpg Beautiful book installation by Madrid-based Spanish artist Alicia Martín.  photo aliciamartiacuten58_zps204dfef6.jpg

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

 photo 4_zpsa1b9ca91.jpg  photo 6_zpsb01955b6.jpg  photo 2_zps5b2d4e60.jpg 'Collaborators since the late 1990s, Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu create provocative works that take as their subject some of the most compelling and complex issues of our day, from stem cell research and plastic surgery to terrorism and other forms of violence like rioting and dog fighting. Sometimes creating a direct confrontation with their viewers, their works often tap into common fears and anxieties and challenge particular worldviews. They tease out these issues by placing their viewers in the midst of strange situations: a self-propelled garbage dumpster that crashes into gallery walls, lifelike sculptures of elderly world leaders in wheelchairs bumping into one another, and a tall column comprised of human fat removed during plastic surgeries, to describe a few.' (via Hammer UCLA)  photo 3_zps736efc27.jpg  photo 7_zps497bfd5f.jpg

Katharina Grosse

 photo img001440_zpse19dc9d7.jpg  photo img001439_zpsfb0018e4.jpg Katharina Grosse is definitely one of my favorite. Love love love her work.  photo img001442_zpscfe0ff83.jpg  photo img001441_zpsdcc610c8.jpg


 photo the_hermit_1_zps35ffd41d.jpg  photo charly_1_zpsfd559293.jpg  photo dk_1_zps1176fb5c.jpg Happy to have stumbled upon these resin and polymer clay figures from RX.  photo duck_girl-c1_zpsa3bf85dd.jpg  photo the_plumber_1_zps8f37c791.jpg

Caktus & Maria

 photo _DSC4579_zpse0c344fb.jpg  photo _DSC4582_zps1a8e8544.jpg This bit of awesomeness brought to you by street art duo Caktus & Maria.  photo _DSC4262_zpscff50181.jpg  photo _DSC4261_zps96032775.jpg  photo DSC_4247_zpsd36fa27a.jpg

Olga Ziemska

 photo stillness_full_zps9e0194ff.jpg  photo stillness_side_zps2629ee08.jpg Olga Ziemska is a sculptor and public artist that lives & works in Cleveland, Ohio in a studio by Lake Erie. She is a recipient of many prestigious grants and awards including a Fulbright Fellowship in 2002 and a Creative Workforce Fellowship in 2009 and 2013, which is generously funded by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. In 2007, Ziemska was selected as a Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland. She has participated in several residencies nationally and abroad, including Centre of Polish Sculpture in Poland, YATOO International Artist Residency in Korea and I-Park in Connecticut. Her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally, with work reviewed in Sculpture magazine. Ziemska is currently working on a large-scale permanent outdoor sculpture called Dendrite for the city of Tremont in Cleveland, Ohio.  photo stillness_back_zps6167d375.jpg