Underneath the Mask – Joshua Harker

By on June 3, 2014, in Sculpture

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That’s basically a 3D image of artist Joshua Harker’s head you’re looking at, artistically rendered of course. The series is aptly called “21st Century Self-Portrait” which came into being thanks to Joshua’s creativity, 3D printing, and 21st century medical imaging equipment. Joshua is considered as visionary and one of the pioneers in 3D printed art and sculpture. It has taken him nearly two decades to get to where he is now. One might think that 3D printing has rendered handmade sculptures obsolete, but creating art calls for mastery of technique, perfect execution, and boundless creativity. Anyone can push a button, but Joshua can recreate his own head, yours too if you’re interested. Go ahead, google him up and head over to his online shop.

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The Oldest Living Things in the World – Epic Images by Rachel Sussman

By on June 2, 2014, in Photography

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Rachel Sussman is a Brooklyn-based contemporary photographer who has managed to put together a rather amazing photo book entitled “The Oldest Living Things in the World”. The book ha s foreword by Carl Zimmer and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and includes infographics, essays, and more than a hundred high resolution images. Here are a couple of the living things in Rachel’s books: The “Trembling Giant,” a colony of aspens in Utah with a massive underground root system estimated to be around 80,000 years old and the dense Llareta plants in South America that grow 1.5 centimeters annually and live over 3,000 years. Rachel got to them just in time, as some of them have died due to climate change and human encroachment in the time it took the book to be published.

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Bounce – Images by Jean Yves Lemoigne

By on June 1, 2014, in Photography

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Jean-Yves Lemoigne is a talented young photographer of French descent who currently splits his time between Paris and New York. He has worked with a lot of big industry names like Saatchi&Saatchi, Technikart Mademoiselle, Wieden & Kennedy, Le Monde2, and EuroRSCG. Jean has also garnered multiple awards from the New-York Festival, CannesLions, Clio, Euorbest, and Epica for his outstanding work in classical advertising. He also has multiple collaborative works found in his Behance account which should be quite a treat for his faithful followers.

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Unlikely Adventures of the Blue Girl – Illustrations by Sungwon

By on May 31, 2014, in Illustrations

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Sungwon is a young, up-and-coming artist, illustrator, and fairy tale writer. Her blue girl series has caught the eye of quite a few netizens and earned her a relatively small, but loyal followers. The series is composed of black and white illustrations with blue girl the only one in color. Each image encourages the reader to try and recreate the story behind it. Also, if one looks closely, one may be surprised to find a few hidden easter eggs in her work. Sungwon is currently based in South Korea.

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Rescue Dogs – Canine Photography by Elke Vogelsang

By on May 30, 2014, in Photography

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Dogs are pretty popular with us humans. Back when we just as many fleas as they did, they provided companionship, a measure of protection, and a hand (or in this case, paw) at hunting dinner. These days, the net is filled to the brim with pictures of them. Professional pet photographer Elke Vogelsang has created a soulful collection of images featuring her trio of lovable mutts. Unknown pedigree notwithstanding, the trio’s images are fast gaining a worldwide audience. Shold you ever find yourself in the vicinity of Hildesheim in Germany, feel free to drop by Elke’s studio to have your portrait taken with your pet. Satisfaction is all but guaranteed.

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Groomed – Dog Photography by Paul Nathan

By on May 29, 2014, in Photography

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“Groomed” is Paul Nathan’s brand new photobook which features an astounding array of pooches arrayed in equally impressive coutures. Paul focused in capturing the texture of his subject’s fur as well as their expressions and posture. Mos of his subjects are entries at high profile grooming competitions and showcases the expertise of some of the world’s top groomers. Poodles, Bichon Frise’s, Cocker Spaniels, and Bedlington Terriers are the usual victims…er… subjects of grooming competitions. The photo above shows the work of a groomer who may have gotten a bit carried away, but Paul gets his satisfaction from showcasing beauty for beauty’s sake even if the end result is fun cross between a clown’s wig and Groucho Marx.

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Cityscapes – Oil on Canvas by Jeremy Mann

By on May 28, 2014, in Paintings

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Jeremy Mann is a very talented painter who specializes in gritty cityscapes done in oil and canvas. According to one website: “Each of his works seems so wholly genuine, a mix of mystery and grit that brings a sublime light to iconic cities like New York and San Francisco.” Well said, except that the subjects of his paintings could very well be any highly urbanized city – crowded and teeming with life and ceaselessly busy. His style is light-years away from realism, as a matter of fact, he seems to strive for blurriness, yet each scene he captures on canvas is perfectly recognizable. When not making awesome paintings of cities, he also paints still lifes, landscapes, and the human figure. Jeremy can usually be found in his studio in San Francisco. If you’d like to gawk at his work some more, there’s some currently on display at the John Pence Gallery.

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Apt Animals – Awesom Illustrations by Redmer Hoekstra

By on May 27, 2014, in Illustrations

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Redmer Hoekstra is a Dutch artist whose work is slowly garnering worldwide attention for their humorous and slightly disturbing appeal. His creations are clever composites of animals and objects. A loosely bound owl, a peeling cetacean-submarine, warty garden bricks, steam-powered rhinos, dirigible moths, scaly keyboards, and a ravenous set of feathery teacups – all unlikely, but each perfectly combined. You can take a good, long look at even more of his work over at Behance, or you could buy prints of his work in Redmer’s very own online shop.

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Haunted – Paintings by Graszka Paulska

By on May 26, 2014, in Illustrations

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Stare long enough at Graszka Paulska’s painting and it starts staring right back at you. I guess the creepiness and surrealism of his work is part of the appeal. Te viewer simply can’t help but take a good long look at his work to try and figure it out. His subjects are mostly women who are mostly in the nude, but their nakedness is in no way presented as something explicitly erotic. It is the women’s struggle and struggling pose that draws one’s attention, It is only later that you notice that the subject is exposing more skin than absolutely necessary. Graszka currently lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

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Dreaming – Illustrations by Li Jin Hua

By on May 25, 2014, in Illustrations

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Li Jin Hua is an excellent illustrator from China. Although I do find it just a bit odd that one of his main subjects, a dreamy pre-adolescent boy always has his eyes closed. I guess it’s probably because the places he’s in are probably just in his dreams. Li also did an excellent series featuring the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and of course Tom Sawyer. Not much more is known about this talented artist except for the fact that he is definitely a budding illustrator for children’s art books.

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