Nov 4, 2014
‘Salzwedel‘s recent works focus on North American landscapes that reflect the subtle friction between urban development and nature. His work evokes the fragility of our environments often giving hints of mankind’s encroachment on massive landforms such as mountains and forests. His medium of choice is a statement of this clash, graphite, a natural mineral, resin, a byproduct of plant materials, and mylar, a manufactured film. With this process by use of graphite and tape on semi-transparencies, resin on panel, Salzwedel is able to accomplish ethereal artworks with a sense of depth. Salzwedel casts some of these pieces in vintage medicine tins and corroded pipe-ends, lending an intimate quality to the works. As a whole he brings these together creating a beauty and calm out of the detritus we have laid upon the earth.’ Link.
Nov 3, 2014
Akinobu Kurokawa is a Japanese artist who was born in 1974. Akinobu Kurokawa has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Mori Yu Gallery – Kyoto and at the Mori Yu Gallery – Tokyo.
Nov 3, 2014
Gerald Collings is a romantic. He paints in a warm body-colored fascination. The colors are of slow dying. Depicting the underside of desire, of internal, of meat. The paint is boiling, drooling with layers dripping into each other. Meeting and holding against a slippery form. They are curious, erotic, and bleak. (Continue…)
Oct 31, 2014
Born in Tokio in 1973, studies art in USA before to come back in Japan. Began to show art work in Tokio, in 2007. Amano’s photographs are drawn from his own private fantasies. Fantasies that are animistic, animalistic and atavistic in nature, but all-too-human in execution, evoking primal fears and desires. In Amano’s world, the human body is worshipped and admired for its awesome beauty but also deformed and fused with nature – with wood, blood, bones, scales and feathers – transforming it into an erotic grotesque. But these frightful dioramas are also cut through with the blackest humour. Link here.
Oct 31, 2014
” I am a survivor of severe and prolonged physical, psychological and sexual abuse, which began by the hands of my mother, who physically and emotionally abused me every day of my life. She also enabled one of her boyfriends to sexually abuse me. I have experienced domestic abuse, both physical and psychological. I also grew up knowing paedophiles, who sexually abused me from when I was an infant. I have experienced numerous rapes. When I was sixteen years old I was abducted into sex trafficking and forced into pornography and prostitution. I have experienced PTSD, including self abuse, depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol dependency and suicide attempts. I feel that there are many missed opportunities to utilise the valuable experiences of survivors of abuse. My secondary goal is to work alongside qualified mental health agencies, social workers, professors, police agencies and the judicial system. In order to assist them in a better understanding by my experiences and insight, which could expand and enhance their teaching programmes and/ or knowledge base. This was proven, when I collaborated with professor Claudia Paola Tapia of Barry university, Florida. Who utilised both my art and my insight into the teaching programmes of trainee social workers. I am now about to embark on facilitating seminars about child sexual abuse, for social workers here in the U.K. I have painted forty images that portray my own personal story of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. They are my expression of not just a depiction of pain and trauma, but how abuse made me feel. And also the consequences and reverberations of secondary victimisation. I paint to give a tangible voice and resonance to other victims and survivors who cannot express their own atrocities, who have suffered at the hands of others. I am now also an advocate of both child and adult abuse.” – Suzzan Blac
Oct 30, 2014
Graciela Socorro is an American-Venezuelan artist based in Houston, Texas.
Oct 29, 2014
” I was born and raised in Austin, Texas. I find inspiration in faces, shapes, colors, light and quiet little moments. Most days you can find me wandering in the tall grass somewhere between Austin and Nashville with my dog, Eleanor. Clients include: Target, Mercedes, GAP, Lincoln Motor Company, Levi’s, Converse, Ebay, Warby Parker, Samsung, Aeropostale, Marriott Hotels, Heineken & Verizon.” – Emily Blincoe
Oct 29, 2014
Love these handmade glass animal figurines by Etsy seller Pavel from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Click here to buy.
Oct 28, 2014
” I spent most of my childhood abroad in a country where the weather was hot. In my adult years I live in the north where the temperatures are colder and unpredictable. Illustration has always been a part of my life. Collaborating, reading, freelance writing & finding new software to incorporate with my existing techniques are a part of my everyday. ” – Sandra Villeneuve
Oct 28, 2014
Look what just came around the carousel. Fresh from Japan, Sushi Socks are the hot (or is that cold) new thing in cosy footwear. Hand-rolled to look just like their tasty namesakes, each pair of these fun socks is woven in the colours of classic sushi. Choose from Shrimp, Octopus, Salmon, Red Caviar, Tuna and Mazasushi (Trout apparently)… or dine out on all of them.