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Art Thoughtz: How To Be A Successful Artist

Who knew that all you had to do was be a white male to be a successful artist. I spent 7 years in art school for nothing! Join us next time when we go over how to be a famous black artist.

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Francien Krieg

Paintings by German/Dutch artist Francien Krieg. Her figures are at once delicately ethereal and grotesquely real.

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Matthew Lock’s Post-Apocalyptic Wastelands

Matthew Lock lives and works in New Jersey. His drawings and paintings are steeped in science fiction and almost always feature a post-apocalyptic landscape. The subjects that litter his work are both futuristic and decrepit. Death, decay, and disorder are prevalent in Lock’s grim wastelands that are rendered in a rough yet cultivated style championed by Raymond Pettibon. Lock takes inspiration from dark medieval imagery and filters it through his brand of futuristic grunge.

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Seth Clark’s Abandoned Renderings

Seth Clark’s drawings give new meaning to “Beautiful/Decay) with his beautifully rendered drawings and painting of abandoned and collapsed buildings.

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Glenn Brown

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We received href=”http://www.artnet.com/artist/3162/glenn-brown.html”>Glenn Brown’s exhibition book in the mail today. This book is filled with Glenn’s portfolio of sculptures and paintings from three separate shows. Completely filled with thick, goopy paint. If you’re a fan of Glenn Brown, make sure to check this book out.

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Tom Feiler’s Cinema

Tom Feiler’s photographs look like stills from your next favorite movie. Who doesn’t like a romantic comedy starring a giant food as the male lead?

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Maja Daniels Photographs The Surreal Resemblance Of Identical Twins

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Maja Daniels, a Swedish photographer based in London, compiled the series “Monette & Mady”, a photo collection of identical twin sisters, Monette and Mady.

Daniels approached the identical twins in 2010 after years of watching them from afar in the streets of Paris. The photographer was intrigued by their way of being and coexisting with each other. Neither Mady nor Monette have married or had children, they always eat the same kind of food in identical portions, they dress the same, and they move in similar ways. If they ever go out dressed in different outfits, people stop and ask why they argue- there is no room to be different from each other.

With the beauty of the Parisian sidewalks as her backdrop,Daniels shoots photos of the twins’ interactions and eerie resemblance. Some may look at the collection as a classy lookbook, others may find that there is something quite peculiar and surreal about their ways with each other. Many will wonder about the mysterious bonds between twin siblings.

This addition of fiction makes for a dreamy atmosphere, a bit like a mirage that reflects my initial impression of them. The streets of Paris make the perfect backdrop for such ambiguity to be played out, confusing us with its references to fashion, film and art. It makes the documenting of everyday events somewhat surreal.

 

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Awesome Video Of The Day: CocoRosie- Lemonade

I have to say that I’ve never been a huge fan of CocoRosie but this video may have just changed my mind. It’s weird, has beautiful sets and costumes, and both aging old ladies and young little girls have beards. What’s there not to like? Kudos to Sub Pop Records and CocoRosie for not doing yet another video with a band playing on stage.

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