Screeching Roosters Make Their Most Aggressive and Passionate Moves in Heji Shin’s Photographs

 Photography #birds #chickens #portraits January 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Heji Shin, courtesy of Reena Spaulings, shared with permission Heji Shin has ruffled more than a few feathers in her career through provocative and, at times, controversial photographs of infamous celebrities, crowning babies, and explicit scenes that display the rawness and vitality of her subjects. Born in South Korea, the German photographer recently turned her lens on a particularly antagonistic bunch of roosters in her series Big Cocks. Shot in her distinctly discomfiting and emphatic style, the…

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Christopher Hartmann – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of paintings depicting ambiguous interpersonal relationships by London-based artist Christopher Hartmann. Set in a non-place where a seemingly tender touch speaks more of distance and rejection than intimacy, Hartmann’s work plays with themes of emotional attachment/detachment. While drawing inspiration from romantic motifs, subjects are often depicted turning inward as they struggle to share their vulnerability with an ‘other’ that is not accessible. See more images below. Source link

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Duplicate Limbs and Unusual Mashups Revitalize Vintage Ceramic Creatures by Artist Debra Broz

 Art Craft #animals #ceramics #found objects #humor #surreal January 19, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Paradigm Gallery Simultaneously adorable and bizarre, Debra Broz’s porcelain creatures breathe new life into antique knick-knacks. The Los Angeles-based artist (previously) carefully gathers discarded figurines that she separates and reassembles into humorous and unusual sculptures: an entire flock of ducklings balances on just two feet, a hooved cat carries its equine baby, and tree branches sprout from a lounging ballerina. Broz’s hybrid animals are included in Salvage, a group exhibition curated by…

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Lorna Simpson Photographs Rihanna in an Elegantly Collaged Collaboration for ESSENCE Magazine

 Art Photography #celebrities #collage #found photographs #magazines January 25, 2021 Grace Ebert “Of Earth & Sky (Blue Cumulus)” (2020), collage and ink on paper. All images © Lorna Simpson, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth An extraordinarily glamorous collaboration graces the pages of ESSENCE’s January/February 2021 issue. The print publication paired acclaimed artist Lorna Simpson and pop icon and businesswoman Rihanna for a striking interpretation of modern beauty. Within the Of Earth & Sky series are 12 collages and the cover image, which features Rihanna, eyelids coated in…

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Fragmented Garments and Body Parts Drift Away From Steel Sculptures by Regardt Van Der Meulen

 Art #body #sculpture #steel January 28, 2021 Grace Ebert “Untitled” (2018), mild steel, 1900 x 1850 x 900 millimeters. All images © Regardt Van Der Meulen, shared with permission Regardt Van Der Meulen is concerned with the ephemerality of human life, a fascination that manifests in his sweeping steel sculptures. Fragmented and oversized, the works juxtapose the unyielding material with the movement inherent in the figures’ poses and the shapes of their garments. Each of their bodies is incomplete, whether through a bisected limb or torso gaping with negative…

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Mark Sommerfeld – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of images by New York City-based photographer Mark Sommerfeld (previously featured here). Taken throughout 2020, these photographs serve as a visual diary of sorts, reflecting, through insinuations of touch and quiet intimacy, a sense of solitude and longing. “I don’t think it’s a leap to suggest we’re all craving and/or lacking intimacy and touch from lovers and strangers alike,” says Sommerfeld. “Today a friend insinuated they’d empty their bank account to be on a sweaty, crowded dance floor and most days I tend to agree. When was the…

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A Jazz Band Improvises an Entire Track in One Take for an Animated Music Video Honoring the Brushstroke

 Animation Music #drawing #jazz #music video #video February 8, 2021 Grace Ebert The process behind most music videos begins with an audio track that an artist reacts to and pairs with a corresponding visual, an undertaking Vincent de Boer knows well. The Netherlands-based artist has been working with the jazz quartet Ill Considered since 2017, listening to the band’s largely improvised melodies and creating abstract animations, alongside stills for its 11 album covers, to match. But for their most recent collaboration, “The Stroke,” the group flipped the traditional workflow. …

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“Poesis” Cards by Artist Andrea Wan

Poesis is a collection of 77 oracle cards created by Vancouver artist Andrea Wan, whose work often focuses on nature, femininity and self-discovery. This project combines Wan’s art with poetry by South African born musician Megan King in an effort to encourage people to slow down and look inward. Have a look at some of the artwork below and if you’re interested, check out Poesis on Kickstarter! Source link

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The First USPS Stamp Designed by an Alaska Native Artist Features a Trickster Raven as It Steals the Sun

 Art Design Illustration #birds #mail #stamps February 19, 2021 Grace Ebert “Raven Story.” Image courtesy of USPS When it’s released later this summer, a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service will illuminate a piece of Indigenous culture that’s long been associated with an escape from darkness. Titled “Raven Story,” the history-making postage features an iconic animal rendered by Rico Lanáat’ Worl, who is the first Tlingit and Athabascan artist to be featured by U.S.P.S. Awash with twinkling stars, the stamp portrays a black bird grasping the sun in its beak…

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Rich Gradients Flow Through a Luxe Set of Chocolate Bars with Matching Packaging

 Design Food #chocolate #gradients #packaging February 25, 2021 Grace Ebert All images via Little MOTHERHOUSE Whether subtly shifting from lemon balm to mint or more dramatically from chestnut to beet-soaked maroon, Little MOTHERHOUSE’s sweets are infused with elegant gradients that permeate both bar and packaging. The white-chocolate treats are produced from cocoa beans grown on a farm in Sulawesi, Indonesia, and then dyed naturally with fruits, teas, and other edibles. Their luxe aesthetic dovetails with equally sumptuous flavors, including black pepper yuzu, matcha raspberry, and cassis brandy, all of…

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