David Kassan’s Uncanny Likeness

David Kassan paints with the uncanny mimetic virtuosity of Old Masters, verging on the photographic- though his subjects, rather than regal dukes, bejeweled empresses or wealthy patrons, are far less posed, pompous and assuming. Kassan often situates his sitters within the detritus of layered, urban walls, creating a striking reference to past masters while bringing their ideals into the vision of a decidedly contemporary eye.

Kassan will be exhibiting his works March 12- April 4th at Henoch Gallery.

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Interview: UFEX

UFEX is a digital design collective comprised of Mikkel Møller Andersen and Kasper Fjederholt, based out of London and Copenhagen respectively. They recently opened an exhibition/collaborative show with Bora Tanay at Artary Off Space February 14th–dealing with “extemporaneous human sculptures” that subsequently explore the different aspects of “modern social constructions.” UFEX often create “analog” sculptures that are photographed and constructed in a way to make them appear inexplicably digital. Their series, “Eyes, Ears, Mouth,” is a fascinating example of sculpture that straddles the liminal and collapsable worlds of real/digital, handmade/photoshopped, showing that perhaps the boundaries are not as concrete as we thought. The result are hilarious meditations that push the boundaries of “reality,” authenticity and the absurd.

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Photo Contest Champs

Thanks everybody for sending in the photos! You are all beautiful people AND sharp dressers! Heres some glamour shots of the contest winners …
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Drew Struzan’s Epic Vistas @ Gallery Nucleus

Nucleus Gallery is currently showing Drew Struzan’s epic work. If you are not instantly familiar with Drew Struzan, one look at his artwork will unlock a world of revelation.

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Migy

What can I say, I like mythological gods of the forests (Pan/flutes) and vikings

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Limited Edition Kyle Thomas X Beautiful/Decay Shirt

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Pool! If you came by, you’d know that we created a one of a kind collaborative t-shirt with artist Kyle Thomas to give away during the tradeshow. The shirt features a modular stacked metropolis of seemingly endless skyscrapers, with a cloud-font Beautiful Decay floating over the urban density! The shirt was printed by Jakprints. If you managed to score one of these, hang on to it, it’s sure to be a collector’s item one of these days….

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Eamo

Cool comic book-y illustrations from Eamo with an all over the place, spontaneous sense of line.

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Aaron Blecha for KUR


Welcome to the World of Kur! from Aaron Blecha on Vimeo.
As usual, I have found more evidence that Scandinavians live in a clean, brightly colored world of smart design and cute concepts. Animator Aaron Blecha recently created this commercial for KUR, a Danish organic food company. What I like is that the entire animation is styled around the Kur brand seed shape (the teardrop.) This airs on TV, you guys. Our budweiser booby girl commercials look pretty bleak in comparison to this hypercolored world of dancing ants, happy crabs and record loving birds.

Aaron Blecha has some other lovely animations & illustrations as well.

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