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Duck Bong Kang’s Sculptures Made Of PVC Pipes Look As If They Are In Constant Motion

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Characters running, cycling and jumping; stuck in one moment. The Korean artist Duck Bong Kang is freezing time with his stacked PVC pipes sculptures. It’s his way at looking at speed and condemning the need for human kind to strive for it.

‘My work begins by attempting to capture this absurd desire that we have for speed.’

Duck Bong Kang and his futuristic vision. A multitude of PVC pipes grouped together and spray painted with urethane paint. A cluster of plastic enhanced with gradient color tones. The uneven pile of pipes and the gradient add to the speed effect the artist is trying to capture. The lines are blurred and the details cannot be perceived. The rendering creates an optical illusion that attracts the viewer’s curiosity. Where is this character’s headed?

The artist’s purpose is to pause the motion and to connect with the viewer. He is questioning through his sculptures the necessity of speed. And if the race between each other doesn’t end up by making us feel insecure. ‘More’ seems to be the enemy according to Duck Bong Kang. Once we’re settled at our current pace, whichever that may be, we are always looking to speed up and that’s a dangerous quest. Both physically and emotionally.
While speeding, our soul is not enjoying the flow of our lives. It focuses on getting power and it degrades its moral values. The artist is asking for an inner introspection on whether living an accelerated life is a risk worth taking.

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Marius Budu Creates Structures, Patterns And Motifs Using Naked Bodies

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Female naked bodies displayed on a black monochromatic background. Photographer Marius Budu uses nudity to express the human condition. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark he has been working with nude subjects since 2006.

The women’s bodies are perfectly aligned and arranged. Forming shapes where the bodies can no longer be discerned individually. The overall images depict an architectural element rather than a gathering of women. Even though they are naked, there’s no ambiguous feeling upon looking at the photographs. Marius Budu plays with the light and shade; accentuating the different tones of the flesh. The models attitude is strong and focused, creating a powerful configuration.

The message is simple and efficient: to unveil the limitless potential of the human body. In the ‘Flesh Structures’ series, Marius Budu uses the bodies of women to tell us a story, to communicate his vision. Using the most basic mean in its original form, he translates his fascination for the human body into intense visual sculptures, inviting the viewer to “wonder or simply absorb”.

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Mind Bending Anamorphic Street Art Installations

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The design studio/street art crew known as Truly Design is truly an expert at creating anamorphic art.  The group is playful with both literal and figurative perspective.  The Medusa anamorph, for example, does precisely this.  According to the myth if a person looked directly at the serpant haired Gorgon they would instantly turn to stone.  Perseus was only able to slay the monster by looking at her reflection.  Similarly, this Medusa can only be seen from singular perspective.

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Dana Goldstein

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Kentucky-born, SCAD-educated photographer Dana Goldstein’s work is comprised of candid, documentary photos depicting (among other things) youth culture in the late 00s. At times reminiscent of Nan Goldin, the images showcase both the innocence/fun and lack thereof of growing up nowadays. I particularly enjoy the photos of gutter punks.

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jeremy blincoe’s Fleeting Embrace

Australian photographer Jeremy Blincoe’s Fleeting Embrace series places children in phenomenal settings and situations.

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Kate Kirkwood

kate kirkwood photography Kate Kirkwood is a photographer working from a farm base in the Lake Distract in England. Her work is dark, powerful, and stunningly beautiful. The way she portrays her world through a camera lens is rather unique and her talent shows throughout her portfolio and Flickr photostream.

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The Shredded Flower Petal Landscapes Of Gyun Hur’s Installations

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The collisions between art and life can create an interesting space for an artist to create work from—and something that Atlanta-based installation artist Gyun Hur seeks out. Even though she works abstractly, Hur chooses to charge her work by using the medium’s significance as a conceptual starting point. Artificial flowers and colorful woven fabrics are hand-shredded into a brightly colored powder, which she disseminates throughout the space.

Hur creates her soft, delicate, vibrantly-colored installations through a carefully choreographed “performance,” in which she works to create perfect arrangements of materials that have been released from their original forms. Tweezers, masking tape, and a ruthlessly meticulous attention to detail all play a part in Hur’s impressive, site-specific works. The simultaneous tangibility and impermanence of the works force the viewer to become startlingly aware of every breath, every step—every movement made while in the space.

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Animal Carcasses Made Out Of Clothing

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The ‘carcasses’ of Tamara Kostianovsky are made entirely of her own clothing.  She ‘cannabalizes’ her clothes to create life size racks of meat, fat, and bone.  Using unwanted  clothing, Kostianovsky emphasizes the human body and its constant physical demands.  The work becomes a kind of parable for the nearly violent cycle of consumption.  She says of the series:

“My intention is to confront the viewers with the real and grotesque nature of violence, offering a context for reflecting about the vulnerability of our physical existences, brutality, poverty, consumption, and the voracious needs of the body.”

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