A Summary of Sumo by Paolo Patrizi

By on August 8, 2012, in Photography

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Paolo Patrizi started as an assistant to other photographers in London. Freelance work started to trickle in and rose to a flood after he won several international awards.  Paolo specializes in documentary photography and most of his series explore the underlying conflict between rapid economic growth and ancient culture. In his series “Sumo”, he explores the ancient art of sumo wrestling and the scandal erupting in the sport in recent years.

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One Hot Aternoon in July – Paintings by Laura Sanders

By on August 7, 2012, in Paintings

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Water is a recurring setting in most of Laura Sander’ paintings. She describes it as  “at once mystical and mundane”.  Sandra began her obsession with water when she saw a  photograph of young girls trying to do normal things like go shopping in a big flood. Her imagination started to run away and she just went with it. Her subjects are usually her then 11-year-old daughter and her friends. Her paintings are a piece of everyone’s childhood we wish we could hang on to. That one magical day in the middle of summer when we didn’t have a care in the world.

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Digital Paintings by Alice Newberry

By on August 6, 2012, in Concept Art

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Art is Alice Newberry’s passion. She is a freelance graphic designer with fifteen years worth of work under her belt. She is one of those infinitely lucky people whose love their job. Her work is usually described as digital paintings. The term is a bit misleading as there is no actual paint involved in the process, nor is canvas used. Yet the end result is, at times, even better than the real thing.

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Portraits in Pencil by Anna-Maria

By on August 5, 2012, in Illustrations

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Anna-Maria is an elusive Swiss artist whose pencil portraits of Hollywood personalities are as stunning as they are sexy. It also helps that she features Hollywood hotties like Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Anyone can make a portrait but hers capture the raw sensuality of the actors, without descending into nudity. Anna captures their pose, expression, and faraway like no other artist can.

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Classic Grisaille Paintings by Guillaume Bresson

By on August 4, 2012, in Paintings

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Guillaume Bresson is a Paris-based French painter who uses the old technique of grisaille in most of his paintings. Grisaille is the term for paintingexecuted entirely in monochromeor near-monochrome, usually in shades of grey. Bresson’s paintings are inspired by compositions of Poussin and deal with urban violence. Every detail of his paintings are carefully planned. From the clothes and accessories of the models, to the backdrop and poses.

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A Face in the Wall – Murals by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

By on August 3, 2012, in Concept Art

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Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is the founder of the New York Culture Jamming movement. He like to challenge the controls imposed on public space, the role models designated, and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory. He does this by replacing the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers with the faces of anonymous people. His large-scale murals avoid imposing a negative impact on the environment. They make the viewer take a long second look at a face that seems to be out of place on a wall, yet perfectly belong.

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A Blow Job by Tadas Černiauskas

By on August 2, 2012, in Photography

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Trust me, that’s no photoshop. Bored with all the usual poses,  Tadas Černiauskas (a Lithuanian photographer), decided to do something completely different. What’s more surprising, is that a lot of people decided to go along with him. The exercise was simple enough, yet produced unique results. Each model was made to stand before a really strong current of air which proceeded to mutilate their faces in hilarious ways.

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Smurf Trees by Konstantin Dimopoulos

By on August 1, 2012, in Concept Art

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We’ve heard of blue grass, but blue trees? Konstantin Dimopoulos the artist behind these unusually blue trees, was hoping to make a statement. Trees are everywhere and most of the time and their presence is taken for granted. Konstantin feels that something so essential to our survival should never be taken for granted. Instead of hugging a tree, he painted the trunks with biologically safe pigmented water that will degrade over time. The eye catching effect will surely make anyone look twice.

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Wierd and Wacky Sculptures by Ron Ulicny

By on July 31, 2012, in Sculpture

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Ron Ulicny is a Portland-based sculptor whose work awes and amuses in equal measure. His sculptures are thought provoking despite being amusing. He describes himself as a contemporary sculptor, fine artist, & craftsman that works for a living and has an inherent tendency to make “stuff “. This one-of-a-kind artist does not believe in curriculum vitaes or artist statements. He wants the viewer to feel and think for themselves.

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Realistic Graphite Drawings by Armin Mersmann

By on July 30, 2012, in Illustrations

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Armin Mersmann immigrated to the United States in 1965 with his parents. His father, a famous oil painter, was responsible for raising him in an artistic environment. He feels as if his career as an artist was simply inevitable. According to him, he never made a conscious choice to be an artist, it’s just what he does. His medium of choice is graphite but he also does a few oil portrais on the side. Critics call his style of drawing graphite realism.

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