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Doucin Pierre A.K.A. Soemone

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Nice portfolio update by paris based designer Doucin Pierre. More samples of work after the jump. 

 

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Seth Clark’s Abandoned Renderings

Seth Clark’s drawings give new meaning to “Beautiful/Decay) with his beautifully rendered drawings and painting of abandoned and collapsed buildings.

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Crystal Morey’s Thought Provoking Sculptures Address Issues Of Humanity And Nature

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In her latest series of ceramic and underglaze sculptures entitled Habitats Collide, artist Crystal Morey underlines the role and impact of human beings on nature in the most melancholic sense. Her work represents human beings with stern looks on their faces “encased” in the bodies of animals. Morey states that the animals she has chosen for this series are either endangered or extinct, which adds to the thoughtful aspect of her project.

She states that her work is inspired by the Byzantine, Renaissance and Ancient Egyptian eras. It also bears a strong resemblance to Native American totem art, due to the visible ridges in the pieces which are designed to look like fur as well as the merging of human and animal forms. Her work, being inherently totem like is thought provoking on many levels beyond its aesthetic composition.

Her representation of human beings as both a part of nature and a problem for nature is in line with many current debates concerning the role of humans as linked to the impact we have had and continue to have on our environmental surroundings. She states that her work seeks to address “current psychological, environmental, and cultural feelings”, which she does perfectly through the facial expressions of the human components in her work. She hopes to create a dialogue centered on technology, progress, and, on a greater scale our relationship with nature.

Grotesque Portraits Exaggerate Physical Insecurities

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The portraits of of Gregory Jacobsen hover somewhere between grotesque and sadly real.  He focuses in on the peculiarities that makes each face unique.  These peculiarities, our physical insecurities, are strangely exaggerated.  Though the faces may look ugly they’re also somehow familiar.  Jacobson says of his work:

“I paint figures, focusing on the little bits that obsess me…a little flab hanging over a waistband, ill-fitting shoes, underbites and exciting flags held in dainty orifices…The work is absurd, grotesque and a bit brutal but I try to bring the viewer in with lush and glowing surfaces. Essentially the work is about human failure and weakness groomed and developed to be an asset.”

Dave MacDowell

Dave MacDowell

"The Samuel Jackson 5", 20 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas.

Davd MacDowell’s focus lies in “Childhood Fantasy and our Contemporary Cultural Nightmare” as a nation consumed by popular culture.

Luke Painter

Luke painter’s vividly rendered drawings could be sets for dreams where everything is still, calm, and just a bit frightening.

Awesome Video Of The Day- Jackin My Fresh

Magical creatures awake from the sounds and dance & sing along in Black Noise‘s “Jackin My Fresh” video.Animation by Kenny Frankland for RadarMusicVideos

Robin Rhode

Robin Rhode
Calling Robin Rhode a ‘street artist’ is a bit misleading. It just so happens that most of his art is made in the street, but this multidisciplinary artist makes his mark in a variety of ways. Much of his work is performance based, not in the traditional sense, but rather through a process in which he acts in a 3D space and at the same time utilizes the illusion of a drawn object… and then the entire process is photographed, leaving the viewer with a consolidated mixture of mediums, spaces, forms and ideas.