“The Place of No Crows” by Photographer Daniel Court

Since the fall of communism, the population of Bulgaria has been steadily declining, and projections by the United Nations Population Division suggest that it is the fastest shrinking country in the world. Bulgaria’s rural communities have been especially affected—many of them now largely uninhabited, and some abandoned entirely. Finland-based documentary photographer Daniel Court explores this depopulation in his latest series, “The Place of No Crows.”  Taken between 2017 and 2019, his images reflect the experiences of those who remain. “Even though many of the villages in these areas are on…

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Navot Miller – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Berlin-based artist Navot Miller’s paintings bring fresh energy to mundane scenes from daily life. Referencing his multilayered personality through the use of vibrant color, Miller explains that his color choices are more than just a queer signifier. Deliberately unrealistic, yet carefully chosen so as to create a harmonious color palette, the flamboyant tones in his paintings are there to signify to the viewer that what they see is a highly subjective re-examination of reality, seen through a lens of memories and feelings. Primarily working with oil and water-based paint, Miller…

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Delicate Paintings by Lee Me Kyeoung Document the Idiosyncrasies of South Korean Corner Stores

 Art #acrylic #painting #South Korea #stores October 13, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Lee Me Kyeoung, shared with permission Artist Lee Me Kyeoung (previously) continues her decades-long project of painting the dwindling number of Korean corner stores, rendering quaint shops in Yangsan, Gyeongju, Gunwi, Sangju, and Cheorwon as part of her ongoing A Small Store series. The delicate artworks capture the idiosyncrasies and tiny details of each locale, like a plastic washbasket left out front or signage hanging from the eaves, and the vast collection includes shops in…

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Cloaked in Red and Blue Light, St. Peter’s Basilica Morphs into a Cyberpunk Dreamscape

 Photography #architecture #churches #light October 13, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Aishy, shared with permission In the aptly named Red Lights: Vatican series, Angers, France-based photographer Aishy transforms St. Peter’s Basilica into a strange, illuminated space that more closely resembles a sci-fi universe than stately church. The altered perspective, which Aishy achieved with Adobe Lightroom, casts red and blue hues on the iconic Renaissance architecture to unveil an alternative environment that hovers between past and future: inscriptions mimic a digital display, ornate flourishes appear backlit, and an artificial…

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13 Staircases Blanketed with Prismatic Murals Evocative of Andean Textiles Run Through Lima’s Hills

 Art #murals #Peru #public art #stairs #street art October 13, 2021 Grace Ebert All images by Jeremy Flores, © Xomotak, shared with permission Artist Xomatok (previously) translates the vibrant, geometric motifs of handwoven Andean blankets, or ilicllas, into large-scale works that mark the pathways through the hilly Alisos de Amauta neighborhood in Lima, Peru. Painted during the course of two months as part of Pinta Lima Bicentenario, the 13 interventions were a collaborative undertaking by the artist and local residents, who transformed the public staircases that wind through the…

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