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Ants Secretly Rule The World!

I always knew ants created intricate tunnels but this is a whole new level of architecture. Get ready to have your minds blown!

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Mistake Of A Hedge Monster

Don’t ask me what’s going on in this video by Harvey Benschoter but I can gaurantee you’ll like it. Watch it after the jump.

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Laurent Clermont

This is Laurent Clermont’s latest animation “Heart”.  A heartwarming tale about a lonely heart looking for love in an urban city. Does he find love? Check it out! And to see more of Laurent’s animations check out this french fella’s Vimeo.

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Billy Nunez’s Disassembled Robot Ladies

“Future Face” is an illustration project by graphic designer, animator, and videographer Billy Nunez, aka Biz20. Currently, this young talent is pursuing a BFA in Communications Design at Pratt Institute. Take a look at his feedback-loop-inducingly-awesome renderings of sexy cyborg ladies after the jump.

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Łukasz Belcarski is Cumformers

Polish illustrator Łukasz Belcarski mixes the grotesque, the kinky, and the unusual to create his series of works better known as Cumformers.  More dark and bizarre fun after the jump!

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Darren Goins Creates Abstract Works That Reference Computers and Digital Culture

NYC-based artist Darren Goins creates work that reference the language and aesthetics of computers and the Internet. Take, for example, these paintings done on the reverse side of acrylic panels. By forcing us to view the work from behind a layer of plastic, Goins invokes the same dynamic with which we relate to our various digital devices. And the inclusion of circuit board imagery and neon lighting further adds to this element. But Goins isn’t referencing computers solely out of celebration. He’s also trying to take back some energy and focus from the technologies that dominate our lives and put them in a place that’s maybe a little more worthy:

The computer and the web can be like a filter/lack thereof, depending on how it’s used. When I begin working on new ideas for a new art object, usually some web filter has subconsciously popped into my thinking patterns- history, current events, science and technology, popular culture- tend to pile up side by side- and this can create visual dialogue or a seemingly continuous deciphering of information that continues unhinged. This can be exhausting, and, so, I often try to exhaust all in art objects, which seems to be a better place for information to be stored.

 

See more acrylic panels after the jump, and head over to the artist’s site to see works on paper and some sculpture as well.

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Dennis McNett

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Is that an amazing relief print I spy? I do believe it is!! Dennis McNett puts his impressive carving ability to work, making striking woodblock prints that tend to include mythical animal imagery. McNett, who teaches printmaking at the Pratt Institute in New York, has also designed killer graphics for Vans, Anti-Hero skateboards, Volcom and Adidas, so you could say that he’s got the serious skills to pay the bills.

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Julie Blackmon Photographs Dreamy Domestic Scenes

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Photographer Julie Blackmon is the eldest of nine and current mother of three. Drawing inspiration from her own life experiences and also the paintings of Jan Steen, a 17th centure Dutch genre painter, she creates rich tableaux of family life.

Bypassing the idea of parenthood as a prison sentence, trapping the adult away from his or her “real” life, Blackmon, instead, reminds us of how valuable domestic life is to our own sense of dreaming– examining the home as a magical place where fantasy and reality merge together to empower community, creativity, and inner exploration. It is a place that we can remember fondly, lovingly, and longingly. Even if our childhood was less than perfect, there are still flashes of brilliance in the everyday quiet interludes that Blackmon seems to address with ease and specificity.

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