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His painterly depictions of Brooklyn, San Francisco and other urban centers capture the grit of city life with an elegance and loneliness that stirs the soul. The large scale oil paintings feature rooftops, intersections, subways and other elements of the city, but usually devoid of people. When rendering figures, they are not engaged with others, but instead in the acts of the ordinary (smoking, walking, biking) making the viewer feel like a voyeur in these intimate moments of the mundane.

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Everyday Objects With Faces Are Awesome

When you walk around and look at everything around you, chances are, you may see a face. It may be human, it may be an animal, but sometimes you can see faces in inanimate objects. This is called Pareidolia: Seeing faces in random things!

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Fanny Alloing - Plaster and Gauze Body Sculptures

Using materials such as plastered strips, silk and paper, French artist Fanny Alloing creates these beautiful body sculptures. Fanny started experimenting with moldings when she lost her beloved aunt, which caused her to think deadly about death and capturing emotion.

See more of Fanny’s sculpture at her website or Behance.

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Brian Despain

In his first exhibit with Seattle-based Roq La Rue since 2009′s Requiarium (covered), Brian Despain (interviewed) is primed and ready with a whole bag of new tricks for his upcoming show next month. Opening Friday, February 11th, Tin Machines and Mercuric Dreams will continue to highlight the artist’s expertise with the brush, with a new series of brilliantly rendered oil paintings of his personable robot characters in desolate landscapes rife with iconography and symbolism for the viewer to draw meaning and inspiration from. This exhibit, however, will also feature Brian’s creative range in three-dimensions, as his first two bronze sculptures will be on display during the show. The early images we have here to share with you, both of some new paintings and drawings as well as one of the bronzes, look extremely promising and set the stage for an intriguing showing on the horizon.

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 UNMASK:

is made up of  Liu Zhan Kuangjun and Tan Tianwei.

They all met while students of the sculpture department at the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

Since 2001 and three artists have been working together in this collective. Popular in both the East and the West, UNMASK have strong design elements to their sculptures and installations.

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Romain Laurent

Artist on Tumblr

Romain Laurent is an experimental photographer & visual artist who has worked on and been commisioned for projects by companies such as Citroen, Coca Cola & Microsoft.

Some examples of his photography.

Edit: Whereas I think Romains work is exceptionally good I feel that him as 1 individual isn’t a broad enough subject area to cover for the remaining months of the project. Therefore I will either have to include his work in another subject area or just put it down to research.

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Kyu-In Shim

South Korean digital artist/sculptor Kyu-In Shim forms and conceptualizes mannequin characters in a very otherworldly manner. Throughout his work, he creates beautiful themes revolving around pain, depravity, sorrow, and discomposure. His first series entitled ‘Huk Huk’ originally has two Korean meanings, ‘black’ and the ‘sound of crying’ and the two series below are labeled the ‘Bowl’ and ‘Small Space’.South Korean digital artist/sculptor Kyu-In Shim forms and conceptualizes mannequin characters in a very otherworldly manner. Throughout his work, he creates beautiful themes revolving around pain, depravity, sorrow, and discomposure. His first series entitled ‘Huk Huk’ originally has two Korean meanings, ‘black’ and the ‘sound of crying’ and the two series below are labeled the ‘Bowl’ and ‘Small Space’.

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 fluxmachine gifs

Artist Kevin Weir creates ghostly animated GIFs using Archival photos from the Library of Congress

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