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Animals Oddly Combining with Objects

Thursday 04.18.2013 , Posted by
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Marcin Schleifer has a talent for combining dissimilar objects into a whole which almost makes sense. His art sees giraffes grow smokestacks for necks, fish sprout gun stocks for tails, a cat having its middle whittled away like wood… it’s all rather unusual. Using either cues from our culture, or simply the shape of the objects themselves for inspiration, he draws them together into images which are intriguing, comic and sometimes even disturbing.

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Just as interesting as the idea behind the images, is the technique that Schleifer uses. He describes it as “similar to engraving, however I draw on paper and use fineliner. I put lines in order and make them one by one into completness. It’s similar to print machine but it’s hand printed.” His fine lines build to form exceedingly attractive gradients, all in his signature black and white.

Schleifer graduated from a Fine Arts Academy in Poland with a Graphics masters – a place where he says Albrecht Durer, Gustave Dore and M.C.Escher had a great influence on his art. You can connect with him through Facebook.

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Benjamin Starr

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Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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