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Claire Oswalt’s All In One Drawings, Installations, And Kinetic Sculptures.

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I’m not sure what to call these works by Claire Oswalt, they span the categories of drawing, installation, and kinetic sculpture. Whatever medium they are, they’re marvelously emotional and and elegantly executed.

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Leif Podhajsky

Leif Podhajsky
From vagabonds to physchonauts, Leif Podhajsky has some pretty awesome designs. Leif is an artist and designer from Melbourne, Australia, were she is currently co-running a design studio called And. We love the work, keep it up!

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B/D + Shirts on Sale Giveaway- “Lucky Threes!”

In celebration of launching our Spring ’09 line on our online shop, we are doing an exclusive giveaway with one of our favorite apparel sites, Shirts on Sale.

 
We’re calling it “Lucky Threes” because 3 lucky entrants, picked for the most part at random, will each win a shirt (that’s 3 teeshirts) if they can come up with 3 bullet points or examples of what our newest, relaunched issue, Book 1, will look like.

 

To enter, please send Shirts on Sale your three answers via their handy-dandy anti-spam email automator before 12:01 PM EST Sunday May 22th. Only one entry per person will be accepted and your first guess counts!

Liz Wolfe’s Flowers & Dead Animals

Some people just have a knack for color and Toronto based Liz Wolfe is one of those people. Here bold still life and photographs radiate with electric colors in every corner and her juxtaposition of gorgeous floral motifs with dead chickens, maggots, and flies is the perfect mix of the sweet and the grotesque.  (via feature shoot)

DAVID BEREZIN’S STOCK PHOTO STILL LIFES


San Francisco-based artist David Berezin creates still lifes by manipulating low-res stock photos, often found on Google Images, and Photoshopping the disparate parts into coherent collages that mimic commercial photography. Berezin’s use of “new media” methods of making produces an ironic contrast between contemporary, post-internet life and all that cultural baggage left by the Twentieth century’s top-down, capitalist media. These digital assemblages make the ha-has by reconstructing the out-moded logic of genre narratives through the use of culturally-loaded objects that rely on vocabularies of cliché developed in pop forms like B-movies and boilerplate novels.

Berezin’s artwork is on display in The Art of Cooking at the L.A. gallery Royal T until August 1st; and a video loop of Berezin’s, Fun For a While, is showing at the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, until June 30th.

Boris Achour

Boris Achour

Boris Achour is an installation artist living and working in Paris. His most recent work “CONATUS” are a series of designed spaces serving as stages for performances which in turn are recorded and translated into films. This piece is broken up into “episodes” (highly influenced by Boris’ relationship to cinema). The images above are from “CONATUS : THE ONE IN THE CAVE” shown at Galerie Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois in Paris. I love how the girl is urinating in so unabashedly in front of her audience. Be sure to check out the pictures after the jump as well as really awesome video

Saeko Takagi

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I am really enjoying painter Saeko Takagi’s recent series of portraits. The way she allowed her paints to move around, and the eyes on some of these guys goes right through you.

Brendan Flanagan’s Twisted Paint

Brendan Flanagan paints twisting, twisted landscapes and figures that are at once growing and decaying.