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Kimberly Brooks At Taylor De Cordoba

In her latest body of work, Kimberly Brooks continues to explore portraiture, specifically the complexities of representations of female identities. While in her previous series, including Mom’s Friends (2007) and The Stylist Project (2010), the artist used figures to construct narratives, here the female form is part of a broader abstracted landscape. And while earlier portraits boasted an uncanny likeness to their subjects, Brooks’ style has shifted into something that is simultaneously looser and richer. Facial features have been abstracted and bodies distorted. Fashion and costume, a longtime theme for Brooks, is also deconstructed. Once painstakingly rendered folds and drapes have been reduced to their essential shapes and color fields. In these sumptuous new images, Brooks continues to address questions about how we frame beauty, and the phenomenon of fashion as a both pop culture and artistic touchstone.   Taken as a whole, the new paintings create a meta-narrative that contemplates “threads” that define, unite and separate us across different cultures and eras.\

Make sure to catch Kimberly Brooks’ third solo show currently on view at Taylor De Cordoba through October 22nd.

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Maarten Alexander vs Rul3rs

Maarten Alexander &  Rul3rs have come together to create a series of  arresting images combining Maarten’s clean photographic sensibilites and Rul3rs’ coded mathematical and religious symbols.

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Synckop

Synckop doesn’t design your average rock posters, instead he mixes classic typography with surreal imagery to create timeless avant-garde rock graphics that will have impact for generations to come.

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Martin Cole’s Tripped Out World Wide Web

Welcome to the world of  23 year old german illustrator Martin Cole where Gifs are king, Ironic humor is a must, and bizarre web references reign supreme.

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Matt Walford’s Deconstructed Nature

British photographer Matt Walford’s work takes nature and turns it on its head to create new worlds where birds are made of industrial gears, shrubs can spell, and where symmetry is king. Step into Matt’s world after the jump.

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Design Month: Wacom Inkling

We can’t talk design without talking about the products that make it all happen. When I first heard of Wacom’s forthcoming Inkling I could barely contain my excitement at the possibilities. It works on an up to A4 size paper, you can draw in layers and importing into your computer seems seamless. Imagine what you could do in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator with this tool? My current Wacom Intuos is a permanent fixture and I can’t imagine working in Adobe Illustrator without it.

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Melanie Authier’s Contradictory Space

Melanie Authier’s paintings bring together visual contradictions into one imaginary space. By drawing upon the histories of abstraction and the strategies of representation, she presents improbable environments. A sense of disorientation comes about through the way in which colour, texture, line and shape compete for room within the canvas.  Each work presents a brimming jostle of oppositions that the viewer is invited to bring into a certain order.

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Logan Grider

Geometric compositions and punchy colors collide in Logan Grider’s playful abstractions.

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