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New work by Jan Kalwejt!

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Jan Kalwejt, who contributed the amazing “Lung Music” shirt for Beautiful/Decay Apparel has a bunch of new works up on his site. Check ’em out!

 

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Beatriz Milhazes

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Color is the name of the game for Beatriz Milhazes, a multidisciplinary artist from Rio de Janeiro. Wild colors in fact, and wild geometric forms to boot. Milhazes has exhibited in museums around the world and even represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale in 2003. If you are in the New York area, make sure to go and see her Gold Rose Series at James Cohan Gallery, an edition of seven silkscreen and wood block prints that were made at Durham Press in Pennsylvania.

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Sitting on the Fence with Sven Lamme

Sven Lamme seems to playfully sit on the fence, so to say, between art and design.  In collaboration with landscaper Terra Incognita, Lamme constructed these three “seating elements” throughout a nature preserve in the Netherlands.  They at once serve as kind of landmark for the natural surroundings as well as a means to passively interact with the environment.  Lamme also makes use of visual puns in the design of his seating elements.  The first seat a literal interpretation of sitting on the fence, and the third resembling a buoy – a reference to the lands elevation below sea level.

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Installation of 500,000 Ball Bearings You Can Walk On

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As a part of his latest solo exhibit, Robert Barta‘s new installation CROSSING HALF A MILLION STARS is impressive looking as an installation.  Barta means the number literally.  The floor of the gallery space is filled with 500,000 ball bearings – that’s half a million eight millimeter steel balls.  However, the installation is also a means to a performance and audience engagement.  Visitors are invited to walk across the field of bearings…very carefully.  The visitors pay extra care and attention to the typically simple task of walking.  CROSSING HALF A MILLION STARS allows visitors to consider the space, their actions, and each other just a bit differently.  Really, this theme persists through the exhibit in its entirety.

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AMTK

Gorgeous figurative paintings by painting duo Andrew Marorol & Tynan Kerr or better known as AMTK.

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Shoprise-B/D Mystery Pack Shirt and Magazine Mega Sale!

For one week only we’re slashing our already discounted Mystery Packs for both magazines and t-shirts. This is your chance to save a bundle of cash, get a killer surprise package in the mail, and have fun all at once. It’s like Beautiful/Decay throwing you a surprise party and giving you the best gift ever!

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Jon Bocksel

Illustrator and photographer Jon Blocksel makes some cool illustrations. I especially like his “Possibility for a Swear Word” series.  Pretty sure keyboards should start including those symbols.

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Andy Ainger

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Andy Ainger creates eerie paper creatures. Even with his fun color palate, some of his creations still give me the heebie jeebies. Aiger works with simple materials, saying his interests lie in “craft based art,” and plays with accessible household items like paper, breakfast cereal, and possibly sealing foam?

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