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Psychosis and the human mind

Rarely do we encounter things in our daily life that sincerely challenge our sense of self. A close friend showed this to me the other day, and I think its appropriate NO my responsibility to share this with you. Its called Garfield minus Garfield.

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Yasumasa Morimura

Look, This is in Fashion!

'Look, This is in Fashion!'

I’m pretty obsessed with Yasumasa Morimura’s surrealist, hallucinogenic photography. Half acid trip, half anime, pure eccentricity. Macabre hilarity, grand hallucinations. And witty titles that complement the imagery in strange and abstract ways. 

 

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CalArts Opening Tonight: Zach Kellogg

My friend at Zachary Kellogg at CalArts is having an opening tonight. It looks really great- whoever in the area should go check it out. I’m probably going to attempt the 357875445 mile treacherous drive as well.

Zachary Kellogg’s practice revolves around an ever changing fantasy typically using motifs involving fictitious relationships, masculine symbolgy, queer aesthetics, love/ obsession, and sadness/ hope.

 

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Bernhard Martin

Bernhard Martin’s very German ghostly expressionist/darkly humorous paintings.

 

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Jim Wright’s Wacky Castles

Verticordious and Scopperloit, 2007, acrylic on foam, wood, and

Verticordious and Scopperloit, 2007, acrylic on foam, wood, and aluminum, 64

 

 

Jim Wright’s out there painting and sculpture present an alternate American universe of hypercolor shag, talking animals and rainbows. More fantastical lands after the jump!

 

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Videogramo

Genetic mutation, cancerous lesions, and other bio abnormalities taking shape in gif illustrations by Spanish group Videogramo. Kind of has, like, a whole Discovery Museum kind of feeling. Some of the gifs take a bit to load, but they’re definitely worth the wait.

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Elizabeth Peyton’s Long Lost Sister?

Left, En Hong, Right, Elizabeth Peyton

Left, En Hong, Right, Elizabeth Peyton

We received an artist submission today from En Hong, a Korean artist currently living & working in NYC. I was kind of  blown back by her cosmic soul sister double take to Elizabeth Peyton. 

What do you guys think- too similar, or sincere homage? More Peyton/Hong images below. I don’t know, I might fall on the uncanny doppelganger side of things.

 

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Ivo van der Bent, “Think of Me” series

I really like how the isolation of the object and their illumination by the camera give the plants human characteristics- those not getting any love. The ones in our office are slowly resembling these :[

Visit the Ivo van der Bent’s to see more of his work.

 

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