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Joseph Staples

Joseph Staples

Sexual Love is a series by Joseph Staples. Staples works with found imagery and printmaking to create his collage. This series is comparable to the marble sculpture by French sculptor Auguste Rodin Le Baiser or The Kiss, where the couple is intertwined in a passionate embrace. The naked marble bodies are abstracted and strips of the...
Serrah Russell

Serrah Russell

Photographer Serrah Russell uses instant film, digital, and found imagery to create her work. In her collage are old photographs with scribbled geometric patterns or smudged with polish or oil paint obscuring the identity or original image of the portraits creating altered perception of remnants of the past, and contrasting it to modern sentiments. Russell is...
Closed Cities

Closed Cities

There has been a handful of cities around the globe that were blocked off from maps until this last century. Private residential areas, quarries, and plantations from Qatar, Algeria, Chile, Siberia, and Argentina all cast traces of occupied settlements or a once progressing community but are now in decline due to limited resources or political...
Becca Barnet

Becca Barnet

A charming Charleston house of artist and taxidermist Becca Barnet and interview on Freunde von Freunden.
Sam Jinks

Sam Jinks

A captivating and provoking imagery from Sam Jinks‘ lifelike sculptures. His work is currently exhibited by Sullivan + Strumpf called Personal Structures: Time, Space, Existence as a collateral event of the 55th Venice Biennale between June-November 2013. The work of Sam Jinks sustains the briefest and often most private moments in time, exploring the complexities and range of human emotion....
Pablo Picasso's Light Drawings

Pablo Picasso’s Light Drawings

I’ve stumbled upon old photographs of Picasso producing light drawings documented by Gjon Mili, a photographer for the Life Magazine, in southern France in 1940.
I'm Not There

I’m Not There

Creative and Art Director PoL Úbeda Hervàs plays with this series called I’m Not There, reflecting on one’s existence in an almost empty portrait and becomes more self-aware. How can we accept we are changing? How can we accept we hardly recognize ourselves in certain situations? These pictures are the way I see myself now. My shadow...
Ang Choon Leng

Ang Choon Leng

Times (Wall Street), a series of photographs by Ang Choon Leng or Clang ruminates on our time and existence within a space or environment.  I often dwell upon urban and contemporary themes and landscapes; be it the city or its inhabitants. Intrigued by subtle changes in my environment, I find a corresponding shift in my...
Neither Here Nor There

Neither Here Nor There

You may know Oliver Jeffers as a children’s book illustrator, including the author of those fun and intuitive digital books, though did not know that he is also a painter and a collage artist. According to Gestalten, Jeffers will be having a solo exhibition at their gallery Gestalten Space in Berlin from November 29, 2012...
Bryan Nash Gill

Bryan Nash Gill

Artist Bryan Nash Gill made these beautiful woodcut prints of concentric organic lines from cross-section barks of trees.
Clara Balaguer

Clara Balaguer

  An interesting read on Clara Balaguer and the art scene in Manila.  Interview with Freunde von Freunden.
Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen

A retrospective exhibit of the work of Roger Ballen collected in his fifty years as a photographer. Most of his work are portraits of people he came across whilst his visit to South Africa and Americas as a geologist, capturing compelling and contrasting images on his 4 x 4 camera. Shadow Land is currently showing at...
Fifth Wall

Fifth Wall

  Find this interactive app quite fascinating from Pentagram for 2wice Arts Foundation.  Choreographed by Jonah Boaker and directed by Ben Louis Nicholas.
Wasted Rita

Wasted Rita

    Wasted Rita shares her sense of humor and sarcasm in these small posters available on her site.
Brent Schoepf

Brent Schoepf

  Collages from Brent Schoepf.
Sarah Illenberger

Sarah Illenberger

A lovely short interview with Designer and Illustrator Sarah Illenberger by Freunde von Freunden in her home in Berlin.
Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst

  Tate Museum is having an exhibition of Damien Hirst‘s work from April 4 through September 9th.
Jill Hooper

Jill Hooper

I found some gorgeous paintings by artist Jill Hooper quite recently from Stitch Design Company and Ann Long Fine Art.  I was engrossed with the portraits, stills, and figure sketches.  Her work is currently on exhibit in Gibbes Museum in Charleston, South Carolina until April 22.
Nanako Koyama

Nanako Koyama

An interesting perspective from photographer Nanako Koyama, a series called Every Morning, where different individuals from different continents going through their routine. In the modern era of expanding globalization We wear similar clothes, We eat similar foods, But we are still different – still individuals Every morning
Von

Von

Von is one of the popular artists in London lately, and his work can be seen in the streets of London decked with his illustrations.  Some samples of his work is shown on the portfolio or mailout produced by Made by Six.