Hardcore punk is a codified style with a ritualistic devotion to convention in both its sound and imagery. However, a much-needed wave of art school interveners have recently begun to re-imagine the genre. Elijah Funk, current or former member of the bands Drug Money, Horrible Creeps, Le Vansona, and Shaver, creates artwork that expands and complicates the abusive iconography of hardcore, infusing it with irony, intelligence, and anxiety. Funk is currently a student at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, where his senior thesis show opens April 7th, 2012.
His recent zine Sometimes When I Am Feeling Sad – images of which are after the jump - is now available for purchase.
Katie Turner’s colorful illustrations are a lovingly scribbled cosmos of cute dudes, old action figures, bedroom hangouts, super heroes, and people generally having a good time.
I can’t look at Warwick Saint’s portfolio without blushing. His Ink series is dripping with bad girl sex appeal that will have you clicking the next button over and over to see all 85 images from the series. If that’s not enough reason to check out his work he also is an accomplished portrait, music, and celebrity photographer.
Taylor Baldwin’s highly crafted sculptures are filled with hundreds pieces that come together to create a complex explosion of texture, color, material, and sculptural techniques. From representational wood carvings to computer assisted laser etched drawings, Taylor combines anything and everything to bring to life his rich pieces that will have you staring at them for hours.
Neil Mota brings together the beauty of fashion photography and Pirates of The Caribbean costumes and accessories. This certainly is a tough task but Neil has managed to create an accomplished body of work that does it with ease.
Richard Mosse’s mind blowing infrared photographs are a psychedelic ride through Eastern Congo.
I’m loving this series of photographs by Miru Kim wandering various cities naked. I especially like the photos after the jump where she’s in various train tunnels and abandoned buildings. Talk about Beautiful Decay!