Hidden – Provocative Illustrations by Jessica Lichtenstein

By on January 21, 2014, in Illustrations

 Jessica Lichtenstein uses the female form to explore deeper themes of power, fetishism, and objectification in an ironic way. The irony lies in the fact that her work embodies the very paradox she is trying to explore. According to one website, Jessica’s work challenges the viewer to: “question whether these hyper-sexualized women are depicted solely to satisfy an insatiable male-dominated gaze, or if such a theory is too narrow, neglecting to address the complex nature of women and their desire to enjoy their sexuality, enjoy their bodies and their desire to be desirable”. Her work is much sought after in the art world and can be found in private collections all over the world.

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After the “Happily Ever After” – Illustrations by Dina Goldstein

By on September 23, 2013, in Illustrations

Dina Goldstein is a Canadian photographer and illustrator who has created a series of rather ironic illustrations of contemporary fairy tale endings. According to Dina, the project was inspired by her observation of three-year-old girls, who were developing an interest in Disney’s Fairy tales. She said: “The Disney versions almost always have sad beginning, with an overbearing female villain, and the end is predictably a happy one. The Prince usually saves the day and makes the victimized young beauty into a Princess.” Dina became intrigued by the origins of fairy tales and discovered the rather gruesome aspects of the tales of The Brothers Grimm. She began imagining Disney’s princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women, such as addiction, self-image issues, violence, and illness.

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Pop Pop Bang Bang – Installations by Thomas Brown and Anna Burns

By on January 5, 2013, in Concept Art

Pop Pop Bang Bang is a collaboration between photographer Thomas Brown and creative director Anna Burns. Thomas  describes it as a mix of “film, photography, and pyro”. Explosions, guns, and girls are all recurring themes on the silver screen. The installation itself is a collage of artfully arranged umbrellas set in three different locations in London.

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Audrey Kawasaki’s One-of-a-Kind Wood Panel Paintings

By on March 7, 2012, in Paintings

While most painters smear oil paint on canvas, Audrey Kawasaki chose a different medium. Almost all of her work are done on wood panels, giving her paintings a textured look. At times, the wood’s grain itself lends the painting a certain authenticity. Audrey also uses graphite along with oil paint to create her paintings. Her work is known for its erotically disturbing graphic imagery featuring prepubescent girls and boys. Art critics describe her style as “as a fusion of Art Nouveau and Japanese manga”.

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A Girl And Her Room by Rania Matar

By on February 11, 2012, in Photography

Born and raised in Lebanon, Rania Matar moved to the U.S. in 1984. Her work has won several awards, has been featured in numerous publications, and exhibited widely internationally. “A Girl and her Room”, photographing teenage girls from different backgrounds, is her latest project.
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Retro-Cinematic Photography by Alex Prager

By on January 9, 2012, in Photography

With dramatic lighting, boldly popping colors and a flair for 1970’s fashion, self taught photographer Alex Prager tells a variety of interesting stories with her pulp fiction photography.
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Funny Posters by Valery Barykin

By on January 8, 2012, in Illustrations

Valery Barykin is a Russian artist. Using pretty girls in soviet-like posters, he makes smart pictures and full of humour.
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