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Clemens Behr

Jaw-dropping installations made from cardboard and tape, colorful and geometric paintings on discarded wood or subway car interiors, highly-patterned murals on the streets — Clemens Behr creates a little bit of everything. Or, rather, the Berlin-based artist makes A LOT of everything, much to the delight of his followers. Full disclosure: Yes, I am one such enthusiast.  

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Anna Geerdes

Scottish artist Anna Geerdes‘s paintings focus on map landscapes, as she presents fields stitched together and filled with ants for a fantastical and surreal series entitled The Utopia Project. More images from the series, which was featured at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2010, after the jump.

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B/D Biannual Subscription Sale! Only 3 Days Left!

There’s only 3 days left until we ship out Beautiful/Decay Book:7!  To celebrate the occasion we are offering a discounted subscription rate to you our loyal readers. We only discount our subscriptions twice a year so if you’ve been putting off getting that subscription now is the time to do it.

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Guy Denning, and the power of the human figure

 

Guy Denning of Bristol, UK has been putting out emotive, figurative paintings for almost two decades. He works mostly in oil, perhaps the perfect medium for working with the human figure due to its unique luminous qualities, and he takes the guesswork out of using art as a mirror for the human condition by directly rendering our anguish and strife in muted, stylized tones. He also maintains a pretty awesome daily drawing blog.

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Vered Sivan

Vered Sivan‘s installations combine sculpture and performance but they don’t seem alive — they seem lived in. Her use of synthetic thread and dental floss reads as dusty cobweb thriving in the space. Her crocheted steel wool has been cast on the floor. Sivan’s pieces exist in a state where objects don’t change but surfaces do.

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Lauren Hillebrandt

Dutch-born Lauren Hillebrandt‘s photographs objects and reframes them in other-worldy, digitally-made landscapes. Her latest series, Flat Landscapes, presents various ordinary objects surrounded by bright panels of color to subvert the norms of still-life art, and recently won Foam Magazine‘s still life contest.

More photography from this series and some of her earlier work is shown below.

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Patrick D Wilson

Patrick D Wilson combines an interesting mix of geometry, photography, and sculpture to create new spacial landscapes where buildings are made of clouds and the stars are aligned onto fragmented planes.

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The Beautiful/Decay Biannual Subscription Sale Is Here!

 

This holiday season give the gift of creativity to yourself or your loved ones with a subscription to Beautiful/Decay. Not only will you get three gorgeously designed limited edition books but you will gain access to some of the most interesting creatives from around the world via our in-depth interviews and articles. You only have 5 days left before Book 7 ships out so subscribe today!

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