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Asif Farooq’s Cardboard Guns

Miami based artist Asif Farooq builds highly detailed replicas of guns using only found cardboard, an X-Acto Knife, and glue.  The weapons are build to mimic their real life counterparts in both detail and size.  Farooq constructed 300 of these cardboard replicas in order to create an entire “gun shop”.  The atmosphere of danger that surrounds the weapons is contrasted by the nature of his medium.  His sculpture not only encourage viewers to confront a fear of the weapons but to also contemplate that fear.  Farooq’s work is especially relevant in the midst of recent gun-control debates.

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Sveinn Davidsson

Sveinn Davidsson

Icelandic designer Sveinn Davidsson has garnered some much deserved attention as of late, mostly for his work with demolished cars. Although most of his press has stemmed from the signage and promotional work in the ‘Cargate’ project for the ’07 Iceland Academy of the Arts graduation exhibition, I find his typographic work to be the most impressive. Davidsson’s typographic designs and logo designs are all so clean and polished, but not that sterile type of design that lacks the human touch, he adds illustrations to his type showcasing his capabilities with a pen and a mouse.

Major Lazer – Keep It Going Louder

I’m not sure if Major Lazer’s new video is pure genius, madness or a bit of both… i’m intrigued!

Behind-the-Scenes with “Art Works Every Time” artist: Emilio Santoyo

Emilio Satoyo's Studio

Emilio Satoyo's Studio

Emilio Santoyo creates a whimsical world where “tall boy” beer cozies playfully detail delicate, children’s illustrations style giraffes and back-yard bbqs are filled with cut-off short wearing, mustache-wielding heshers. We are so excited to see the works he created specially for the “Art Works Every Time” exhibition, opening just a few days away this Saturday, June 12! Check out his full interview after the jump.

Bigert & Bergström

Bigert & Bergström are Swedish artists who have been collaborating on installation and video work since 1990.  They twist photographs into spheres lit from the inside, creating galaxies of glowing globe worlds.  Their work is on display in the coming months in Sweden and Germany.

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Bobby Neel Adams’s Creepy Portraits

Bobby Neel Adams, a New York-based photographer, uses traditional methods of photography to create pictures that range from haunting to downright creepy.

Photographed Portraits And Painted Animal Masks By Charlotte Caron

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The paintings of artist Charlotte Caron explores both the ancient tendency to humanize animals and the dreams of humans to transform into animals.  Caron’s acrylic paintings of animal faces are set on the photographed portraits of people as if they were masks.  The people of the photographs not only assume the appearance of the animals, but nearly seem to exude corresponding personalities.  The hawk seems harsh, the fox mischievous  the deer gentle.  The literal anthropomorphizing of animals in the paintings emphasizes how this figuratively takes place.  Caron also underscores the contrast between human and animal, and perhaps by extension civilized and animalistic, by also contrasting photography and painting.