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Artwork Of The Day: Diem Chau’s Crayon Sculptures

These ultra tiny crayon sculptures by Diem Chau are proof that a lil creativity and a ton of patience can produce amazing results!

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Yulia Brodskaya’s Intricate Illustrations Made of Paper

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Russian graphic designer and artist Yulia Brodskaya draws with paper instead of on it.  Her highly detailed pieces are constructed of rolled, folded, and carefully placed strips of color paper.  The intricate curls of paper are intriguing in themselves while creating a larger image – it took me a moment to realize what I saw in the top image.  Brodskaya’s process and style has garnered her some serious attention.  Her long client list includes companies such as Starbucks, Anthropologie, Penguin Press, and HOW Magazine. [via]

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Keith Allen Phillips Creates Subversive Images Of Nude Women Covered With Sweets

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Browsing through Keith Allen Phillips’ website, I found many sexy portraits of nude women, but with his series Messy, he takes his photography in a different direction. Phillips covers his models with a variety of foods from chocolate to Cheetos to sprinkles and icing sugar, and the results are pretty unexpected. Although some are still quite sexual, like when the model looks out at you from below a layer of creamy and chocolate while licking a finger, most don’t have that ‘food sex’ kind of vibe. By the time I reached the ones with a pink marshmallow mohawk, I realized I was barely processing the food as food, anymore.

Recently I wrote an article about Will Cotton, and Phillips feels like the anti-Cotton. Whereas Cotton’s world of food and women is soft, beautiful, and delectable, Messy has a harder edge, and one that I find more appealing. Once again, I’m drawn to the marshmallow mohawk woman, this time screaming out. She looks like a very intimidating alien. I find that although I have some difficulty with the idea of Phillips smearing food all over these women, the women rock it with a powerful presence, which is more than I can say of Cotton’s work. Each artist is experimenting with food, and beauty and sexuality in women. Phillips takes the viewer somewhere they didn’t expect to go. (Via Lost at E Minor)

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Video Watch- Natas Skateboards Come Alive!


 

Fans of 80’s skateboards rejoice as the good folks at Brand New School have animated all of your favorite Natas skateboards in this simple yet amazing 28 second video created a 2011 Paris exhibition. Simply put this is awesome and makes me want to pull out my deck and go all Gleaming The Cube all over my neighborhood.

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Rokkaku Ayako

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This piece is an exact representation of: discovering (despite a frantic search for at least one orange popsicle) the remaining popsicles in the freezer are all grape. I hate grape. Well, maybe that’s not exactly what artist Rokkaku Ayako had in mind when she created this piece, but she definitely has a knack for capturing the essence of childhood in frenzied acrylics and scraps of cardboard. Ayako’s work bleeds with the immediacy of youth. Like when our mothers would say they’d be back in an hour, and we had absolutely no concept of how much time that really was.

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Spaghettis Burger Dress

Andres Salaff serves up a steaming sub sandwich of revolution in his latest animation, Spaghettis Burger Dress.  Word around the campfire is that he plans to make a whole series of these animated paintings.  Salaff’s films have played in festivals around the world and now they’re available online.  Check out Andres’s videos on his YouTube channel.

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Daniel Patrick’s Continental Cocktail Lounge

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Poetic installation by Daniel Patrick.

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Grafuck Book Launch

Grafuck book launch and artist exhibit this Saturday at Gallery Nucleus.

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