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Bratislav Milenkovic’s Typographic Illustrations

Serbian designer Bratislav Milenkovic’s imagery sits at the intersection of typography and illustration usually combining the two to create cleaver and playful images. Morre Typography fun after the jump.

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Clay Hickson’s Saved By The Bell Meets Matisse Collage Aesthetic

Clay Hickson‘s work has got that “Saved By The Bell intro meets a Matisse collage meets a Lichtenstein painting meets Greco-Roman sculpture” feel to it. He takes you into simple rooms occupied by simple foods, simple men, and simple women, with great speed and pacing. He uses an ancient and modern language. It’s a pleasant viewing experience. He tumbles and flicks.

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Philip Von Zweck

Philip Von Zweck is a Chicago based artist, curator, radio dj, food fryer, art handler and god knows what else. Check out his newest suite of abstracts that were recently on view at 65 Grand.

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Berta Fischer And Mitra Fabian Transform Industrial Material Into Organic Unearthly Shapes

Berta Fischer

Berta Fischer

Berta Fischer

Berta Fischer

Metra Fabian

Mitra Fabian

Metra Fabian

Mitra Fabian

Berta Fischer is a Berlin-based artist.  Her sculptures and installations feel as though they’re sophisticated set decorations for a play that takes place under the sea.  Her colorful sculptures interact with their surrounding architecture, transforming a space into an otherworldly local.

Despite the use of materials that are mainly synthetic, such as PVC and acrylic glass, Fischer’s works maintain an organic quality.  This dialogue between the natural and the artificial generates an appearance that has a fragility and a tension to it.  Drawing a viewer’s attention the effects seem to be alive or moving.

Mitra Fabian lives and works in Los Angeles.  Like Fischer, she is also interested in transforming atypical materials into organic, unearthly shapes and forms that seem to come to life as you look at them.  Interested in mimicking the appearance of tumors, magnified cells or mold Fabian strives for an effect that plays tricks on the eye.  Fabian explains, “My artwork is a reflection of local human industry. I am a sculptor and installation artist working almost exclusively with manufactured materials- the leftovers, the by products, the remnants of human activity. My material use serves as a commentary on the increasingly modified condition of humans, which pits nature against culture and blurs the line between organic and manufactured.”

Both of these artists are interested in transforming the manmade into something that appears to be organic.  The effects allow a viewer to reflect upon our increasingly artificial surroundings and to appreciate the beauty and intricacy of our natural environment.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Breakbot’s Watercolor Orgasm

2000 hand painted watercolor frames and sexxed up funky disco jams? Baby I’m yours!

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Ryan Biegen Hands Out 60 Disposable Cameras To 25 Artists, Capturing The Raw Essence Of Summer

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With images of fireworks, stick and pokes, young lust, and a guy who decided to shake the hand of 27 strangers, Ryan Biegen’s project, Disposable Summer, exposes an honest, memoir-like, catalog of youth. His project started with the documentation of his own travels using throw away cameras, eventually leading him to an idea for a larger project that would culminate in an exposé of the lives of 25, young, Brooklyn based artists. He states:

“I like the simplicity and the well, disposable aspect of the cameras.  They’re breakable, recycled things, often with inaccurate viewfinders, skewed lenses, light leaks etc.  Most of the time what you think will be a good shot ends up awful, and what you think will be awful, ends up as magic. Disposable cameras have a funny way of doing that; their quirky nature lends to unexpected, often unintended, results.”

Despite the diaristic nature of the work, the images seem to blur the line between art and documentation. The camera’s imperfections create a unspecific sensibility of timelessness; they act as delicate, washed out montages of ephemeral adolescence. The physical vulnerability of the film allows the combination of light and chance to guide each image into having it’s own version of reality.

A large part of the projects charm, is that the images, even within the fantastical realm of the distortion, are indeed replications of the genuine. Without the falsified nature of social media platforms, crops, filters, or hashtags, they expose the artist’s summer the way they truly happened. They have a simplicity that results in a euphoric sense of freedom — unaffected by the world outside of the specific moment. They have a true type of raw energy. The type that only ever exists in the summer.

For more of Ryan Biegen’s work, check him out on Instagram or join him tonight at the opening.

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Printer Uses Bird Poop To Do Exactly What You Might Think

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Artist and desinger Fabrizio Lamoncha works with more than a little bit of humor.  His Pooprinter project statement begins with the quote “A common idiosyncratic habit in all birds is their inevitable punk nature to shit over our most precious belongings.”  The project is as innovative as it is gross.  Lamoncha slowly prints an alphabet on large sheets of paper by using strategically placed perches and the birds own droppings.  Check out the time-lapse video of the bird poop in action above and enjoy Lamoncha’s toungue-in-cheek explanation the project:

“A group of male zebra finches underwent this experiment with rigorous commitment. The author/captor, taking the role of some kind of 1984´s Big brother, is providing the implementation guidelines for the transformation of this countercultural attitude into a marketable artsy product. The observation of this group of non-breeding birds in captivity and the experimentation with induced behaviors has been rigorously documented for this task.” (via booooooom)

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Hiroshi Watanabe’s Sex Dolls

Hiroshi Watanabe‘s photographs of fantasy sex dolls are an erie reminder of how detached some of us have become from reality and the great lenghts that we go to satisfy our deepest desires.

If you happen to be in LA you can meet the artist at a special reception and book signing at Kopeikin Gallery on Saturday February 19th from 6-8pm.

Kopeikin Gallery
2766 La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90034

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