“The whole house is shaking” by Photographer Thomas Duffield

Thomas Duffield is a photographer and researcher based in London and the North of England, where he is currently pursuing a PhD from the University of Huddersfield. His series, “The whole house is shaking,” reveals an intimate family narrative, looking inward at his experience growing up on a small farm on the outskirts of Leeds. Reconciling the idyllic childhood Duffield remembers with the reality of his father’s struggle with heroin, kept hidden from him as a child, the project is in many ways a cathartic exploration of the complexities of…

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Jesse Navarre Vos – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of images by Cape Town, South Africa-based photographer and filmmaker Jesse Navarre Vos. With an educational background in anthropology, history, and music, Vos has a special interest in portraiture and the relationship between people and their surroundings—”Over time my interest has gravitated more and more toward photographing people, especially photographing people in their personal spaces,” he explains. “Collaboration and intimacy are driving factors in my process and aid to help me navigate the social terrain I often find myself in.” See more from Jesse Navarre Vos below! Source…

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Artificial Blooms: Digital Botanics Showcase the Fractals, Tessellations, and Repetitive Features of the Natural World

 Animation Design #digital #flowers #pattern #plants November 20, 2020 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Shy Studio, shared with permission From tessellations to spirals and symmetry, the Cologne-based duo behind Shy Studio has been reproducing the mesmerizing patterns of the natural world through a series of lifelike botanics. Artificial Bloom is an ongoing project by Misha Shyukin and Hannes Hummel that features still-life florals and animated clips of petals slowly unfurling. The digital renderings showcase the complexity of organic structures while also highlighting the fractals and endless intricacies inherent to…

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Celebrating the Late Tamara Djurovic, AKA Hyuro, and Her Sincere, Monumental Murals

 Art #murals #public art #street art November 20, 2020 Grace Ebert Argentinian artist Tamara Djurovic, who worked under the name Hyuro, died Thursday at her home in Valencia. Known for imbuing her works with sincerity, the artist utilized her large-scale pieces to capture the complexity of human emotion. Her style was distinct and subdued, and her process was informed by her concerns and questions about the world, a process she spoke of at length previously on Colossal. During her life, Djurovic made significant strides in the international mural community…

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Subversive and Grandiose, Kajahl’s Vivid Portraits Supplant Historical Narratives

 Art #oil painting #painting #portraits November 20, 2020 Grace Ebert “Silent Incantation II” (2020), oil on canvas over panel, 38 x 33 inches. All images © Kajahl, shared with permission Through his meticulously rendered portraits, Santa Cruz-born artist Kajahl subverts the tradition of Blackamoor—a highly stylized European aesthetic that visualized people of color, particularly African men, in exoticized forms and subservient roles—by instead depicting Black subjects in valorized positions. Part of a series titled Royal Specter, the vivid paintings center alchemists, scholars, astronomers, and various intellectual figures within grandiose…

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