“Lopin’ Along Through The Cosmos” by Photographer Alex Nelson

Raised in a small town in Maine, photographer Alex Nelson currently lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut, where she is an MFA candidate at the Yale School of Art. Describing her photography as “a means to create elliptical associative narratives, stemming from personal histories to more distant incomplete archives or biographies,” Nelson endeavors to to fill in the gaps within these histories with her photographs. Inspired by the life of the late musician Judee Sill (and titled after a song from her debut album), “Lopin’ Along Through the Cosmos”…

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Music Curated by Artists and Mixed by DJs – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

If you’re looking for some music to listen to while you work allow me to introduce you to Brainstorm Radio. Music mixes released every Monday, curated by established and emerging artists, and mixed by a team of DJs. Featured artists so far include: Nina Chanel Abney, Jean Jullien, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Martine Johanna, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Merijn Hos, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, and many others. The project was started by Netherlands-based illustrator and curator Xaviera Altena, with the help of dj friends, Yannick Mortier, Franky Sticks, Charmaine Van Leyden, Johan…

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Gleaming Water Drops Bead on the Canvas in Kim Tshchang-Yeul’s Hyperrealistic Paintings

 Art #hyperrealism #oil painting #painting #water February 23, 2021 Grace Ebert (1986), oil on canvas, 63 1/2 x 51 3/8 inches. Image via Christie’s Swollen, glistening, and saturated with illusion, the ubiquitous water drop absorbed Kim Tshchang-Yeul throughout his career. The Korean artist, who died earlier this year, was faithful to the seemingly mundane subject matter, choosing to depict the dewy orbs repeatedly after an initial painting in 1972 following his relocation to France. Inspired originally by a water-soaked canvas in his studio, Kim nurtured the viscous element in his…

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Gleaming Water Drops Bead on the Canvas in Kim Tschang-Yeul’s Hyperrealistic Paintings

 Art #hyperrealism #oil painting #painting #water February 23, 2021 Grace Ebert (1986), oil on canvas, 63 1/2 x 51 3/8 inches. Image via Christie’s Swollen, glistening, and saturated with illusion, the ubiquitous water drop absorbed Kim Tschang-Yeul throughout his career. The Korean artist, who died earlier this year, was faithful to the seemingly mundane subject matter, choosing to depict the dewy orbs repeatedly after an initial painting in 1972 following his relocation to France. Inspired originally by a water-soaked canvas in his studio, Kim nurtured the viscous element in his…

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A Striking Curved Wall Swells Upward Across Three Stories of a Taipei Home by Yuan Architects

 Design #architecture #mountains #wood February 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images via Yuan Architects Nestled in the mountainous region of Taipei’s Xindian district is a new home by Yuan Architects that mirrors the stately landscape outdoors. In “Lan Villa,” the international design firm constructed a central, curved wall that sweeps upward as it follows the two staircases from ground floor to ceiling. It mimics the roving scenery that can be viewed through the large, glass windows covering the back facade. Cloaked in wooden slats, the striking enclosure spans all…

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Clothesline Farm Animals Graze the Countryside in Playful Illusions by Helga Stentzel

 Art #animals #clothing #cows #humor February 23, 2021 Grace Ebert “Pegasus.” All images © Helga Stentzel, shared with permission Instead of tossing an old pair of pants or T-shirt, Helga Stentzel puts her tired garments out to pasture. So far, the London-based artist has added Pegasus and Smoothie, a pair of clothesline equine and bovine, to her herd of playful interventions hung in bucolic landscapes. Stenzel’s practice, which she terms “household surrealism,” is derived from her childhood in Siberia, where she spent hours surveying her grandmother’s carpet, birch logs,…

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