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A Bizarre Floating Room in France

Monday 06.24.2013 , Posted by

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It looked like a floating remnant from a massive hurricane or tornado, suspended frozen in the air above Nantes France. Its walls were torn apart, revealing bricks below the plaster, and wood floors relieved the joists inside. Last time we checked there were no massive winds in France… so what’s the story here, and why does this scene look surprisingly peaceful against the beautiful blue skies? [Read more...]

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Double Vision: Paintings by Shaina Craft

Friday 06.21.2013 , Posted by

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Just try focusing while looking at these paintings from Shaina Craft… it’s a tough challenge. Her works mix at least two images together forming an figure that appears to be in motion, or possibly a photograph double exposed. At once, her subjects look in two directions, and while the images eventually reveal themselves through investigation, distinguishing between their two profiles is often difficult to decipher. [Read more...]

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More Optical Magic: Everyday Objects Re-Imagined

Tuesday 06.04.2013 , Posted by

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All of these images involve objects from everyday life – the things we are intimately familiar with – and yet they break from familiarity to surprise us with original new interpretations. They are the works of Madrid based artist Chema Madoz, a man with a keen eye for breaking down the form and intrinsic meaning of what seems common – dishes, matches, books – and creating new angles from which to view them (sometimes quite literally). [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #447 > Life Is A Balance: Photography

Friday 05.31.2013 , Posted by

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Not Quite of this World: New Paintings by Jorge Santos

Monday 05.20.2013 , Posted by

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At the 101/exhibit in Miami is an exhibition featuring a dynamic painter from Angola. His name is Jorge Santos and for most of his life he has been a full time artist creating surreal scenery and groups of people not quite from this reality. Born in 1959, Santos was raised in the then Portuguese colony of Angola. After his family escaped the political turmoil that ensued after Angola became independent, he headed over to America where he settled in 1982. For the past 25 years, he has exhibited his works in galleries all over the world. [Read more...]

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Classic/Modern Fantasy Worlds to Explore

Thursday 05.16.2013 , Posted by

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In a world often obsessed with minimalism, Julie Heffernan gives us the fantastic gift of intricate masterpieces – in the form of surreal paintings that harken back to the masters of old. Her work, which is often influenced by the heavily ornamented and ornate Baroque period, is a collection of fanciful environments filled with carefully arranged elements from roses and temples, to skyscrapers and power lines. These later, modern elements of society are easily overlooked on first glance – the classic form and execution of the paintings taking precedence. On closer inspection (a must with these explorable works), we are treated to the realization that these paintings are far more recent than it first seemed. [Read more...]

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The Dreamlike Self-Portraits of Dancer Ingrid Endel

Thursday 05.09.2013 , Posted by

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Creative people have an innate need for an outlet to express themselves; for Ingrid Endel that channel was found through dance. However after multiple knee injuries, her dance career was brought to a halt after training for twelve years. It is then that she turned to photography to express her emotions and has found a way to utilize her polished dance poses to create stunning, conceptual self-portraits. Though her injuries may prevent her from starring in Swan Lake, she has found a way, just as elegant, to showcase her grace, strength, emotion, and creativity through her pictures. Her struggles to find joy again after her dreams of dancing were shattered are expressed beautifully in this ethereal photo series, which takes place in nature. [Read more...]

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A Wonderful Photo Series to Honor a Mothers Life

Thursday 05.09.2013 , Posted by

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In 2008, Kirsty Mitchell’s mother Maureen, who had a wonderfully vivid and lively imagination, passed away as a result of a brain tumor. When Kirsty was a child, she would tell wonderful fairytales to her and as an English teacher, she continued the stories and plays to her many students. As a way to commemorate her life and being, Kirsty embarked on a photographic journey to show the world the beautiful person her mother was. [Read more...]

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The Bizarre, Surreal Worlds of Painter Jung-Yeon Min

Tuesday 05.07.2013 , Posted by

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Her work rides a fine line between the grotesque and the beautiful, at once begging us to explore deeper and at the same time frightening us with what we find. Korean born, Paris based Jung-Yeon Min creates elaborate landscapes filled with organic, globular forms that resemble things as lovely as clouds and as revolting as innards. Like multiple worlds layered on top of each other, geometric forms and elements of reality weave their way into the scene – from polar bears and humans, to distant mountain ranges and lost luggage. It’s a world of the strange and the familiar. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #430 > Smile For The Surreal!

Tuesday 04.30.2013 , Posted by

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