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Ana Paula Caldas

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Ana Paula Caldas is a graphic designer from Brazil. We received an email from her earlier to day, but don’t know much about her. Ana’s stuff is pretty awesome though. Most of her work plays around with typography and light, and her images are rather vintage futuristic. Check it out!

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Michael Shapcott

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Michael Shapcott is an emerging artist from Connecticut. His paintings and illustrations take traditional portraiture and add elements of folklore and dream imagery, his main source of inspiration. His work is nothing less than powerful, inspiring, and emotional.

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The Drawings Of Janusz Grunspek Are Wooden Wireframes Suspended In Space

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An artist from Poland now living in Germany brings drawing into the 21st century the old fashioned way. Instead of paper Janusz Grunspek builds narratives into thin air. Combining all the traditional elements of sketching he takes thin pieces of wood similar to sticks and constructs simple line structures. When complete and let loose on the world, they vibrate as three dimensional living objects never static and speak in a way similar to how we might visualize sound waves. The artist mainly constructs still life motifs and other inanimate objects such as violins, analog tape recorders and coffee makers. Their end result is anything but ‘dead’ and when viewed from the right angle move gracefully in space.
Some of what Grunspek creates adds credence to his practice. He seems to favor the old fashioned forms of electronics such as reel to reel movie projector, old surveillance camera and chandelier. Things of the past which have shaped our lives  today. There is no digital or software program used to make his work just a collection of old fashioned tools and materials. As technology advances at a speedball rate, Grunspek brings us back to basics and shows us that old traditions can become new again with a little innovation. (via thisiscolossal)

Ed Bing Lee Is Delectable

Ed Bing Lee’s delicious knotted sculptures combine two of my favorite things, food and art! Now I only have one question. Does that burger count as a veggie burger since it’s made out of linen?

Anibal Padrino

Paintings by New York artist Anibal Padrino.

“The pictures I make are images of my idea of form . The subjects I play with represent personal experiences , which I translate into a visual experience for the viewer to engage in. The content of the work is on the surface, and in the way elements interact to create an image –“ that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time”. My works are fictions that deal with form on imaginary terms.”

James Roper

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Recently featured in the “Seasonal Changes” show at nearby LeBasse Projects, Mancunian artist James Roper is an up-and-coming painter and sculptor creating some beautiful work. Roper writes that,

The construction of each painting fuses disparate images from a variety of sources such as fashion magazines, animation stills, comics, the Internet as well as my own photos and drawings. I predominantly choose images and try to create forms which I feel register a visual ‘peak shift’, a term given to the phenomena of ‘neurological attraction’ that appears in both humans and animals to an extreme characterisation of an object.

Kris Scheifele’s Pains On Paint

kris scheifele’s recent work is rooted in process and began with an investigation of paint’s physicality. after thirty to fifty layers of acrylic paint are applied to a support, these slabs are pulled up, sliced, carved, and/or peeled. free of a support and hung directly on the wall, the paint then performs by bending, sagging, and stretching. this elasticity suggests the body and skin while the ‘aestheticised’ decay alludes to the moth-eaten, rot, or fire damage. meant to reflect on cycles in life as well as cycles in art, scheifele’s work rides the line between painting and sculpture. exerpt: kris scheifele among 30 artists to watch in 2012.- NY Arts Mag (via minimal exposition & BH/2)

Hula Brings Awareness To Climate Change By Painting Human Figures On Melting Icebergs

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Sean Yoro (aka, Hula) is a globetrotting artist known for his tranquil murals that merge human figures with urban and natural environments. In a new project called A’o ‘Ana (The Warning), Hula traveled north, to an area with icebergs that had broken off a glacier nearby (for legal reasons, the exact location must remain undisclosed). There, using the icebergs as a canvas and the sea as a frame, he painted serene portraits. In the following statement, Hula describes his experience:

“In the short time I was there, I witnessed the extreme melting rate first hand as the sound of ice cracking was a constant background noise while painting. Within a few weeks these murals will be forever gone.” (Source)

Hula’s project is one of ephemerality, both beautiful and disturbing; the paintings, much like the state of the “frozen” north, will one day vanish into the rising sea. As he describes in a statement to The Creators Project, he doesn’t simply wish to forewarn of impending disaster, but rather shed light and urgency on the fact that people are already being affected by climate change (Source).

Learn more about Hula’s work on his website, and check out an article posted earlier this month on his water paintings. (Via The Creators Project)