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mary Jane ansell

Now that i’ve covered spooky looking kids why don’t we enjoy the work of British painter Mary Jane Ansell who has stepped it up with her series of teenage girls complete with glossed over sinister looks in their eyes.

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Oleg Dou’s Children’s Death Portraits

Oleg Dou takes inspiration from 20th century portraits of dead children and creates an arresting series of ghostly images that are at once innocent and frightening.

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Miles Aldridge’s Technicolor Fashion Photography

Miles Aldridge’s fashion photographs pack a powerful punch of color and bizarre surreal narratives.

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Pszemek Dzienis

 

Polish photographer Pszemek Dzienis portraits use fashion industry digital manipulation techniques to create subtle and naturalistic effects his photographs operate somewhere between reinforcing and unsettling received notions of beauty.

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Anthony Sneed

From far away, Anthony Sneed’s unique brand of Minimalism instantly calls to mind the reductive elegance of Dan Flavin–or the boisterous, hypercolor modernism of Sol Lewitt’s recent work. However, on closer inspection, Sneed’s seeming hard edged “paintings” reveal themselves to be three-dimensional scultpural works; Modern tromp l’oeils of sorts. Sneed’s work amalgamates the conceptual framework of the Minimalist tradition with Op Art’s investigation of the relationship between illusion and picture plane, movement and depth, reality and perception. In this sense, Sneed’s work calls to mind Tony Smith’s geometrical modules, in his capacity to create drama through simplicity, scale, and revealing what is not there.

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Design Month: Atelier Pfister

A successful piece of furniture is timeless. It simultaneously looks brand new and like it’s existed forever. Atelier Pfister’s pieces have that quality. After the jump you can see more of our favorite pieces.

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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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