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rob mulholland’s ghost Figures In the woods

Scottish artist Rob Mulholland’s outdoor installations of ghostly figures disappear and then reappear over and over again reflecting their surroundings and creating an infinite world of dense vegetation with just a hint of humanity. (via collabcubed)

 

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Culinary Fine Arts

mondrian cake At the SFMOMA’s Rooftop Coffee Bar, baker Caitlin Williams Freeman has found a fun way to pay homage to the artists featured in the museum.  If you’re in the area, visit the museum, then swing by the Coffee Bar to munch on pastries of art you just saw!

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Neil Mota’s Models Of The Caribbean

Neil Mota brings together the beauty of fashion photography and Pirates of The Caribbean costumes and accessories. This certainly is a tough task but Neil has managed to create an accomplished body of work that does it with ease.

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Shizuka Yokomizo Photographs Strangers Through The Window

 

For this 1998-2000 series of portraits, photographer Shizuka Yokomizo left anonymous letters on the doorsteps of random ground floor apartments with the message:

“Dear Stranger,
I am an artist working on a photographic project which involves people I do not know…. I would like to take a photograph of you standing in your front room from the street in the evening.”

These letters gave simple instructions for when the artist would come and take the photograph. The only contact she had with the subjects of these voyeur portraits was when Shizuka sent the subjects a print of the image and her contact info in case they didn’t want the photograph exhibited. (via sympathy for the art gallery)

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Two Rabbits 4th Of July Open Studio Sale

 

Our good buddies over at Two Rabbit Studios is having a big ol’ 4th of July print sale and BBQ. Go hang with them, listen to some good music, get some food, and most importantly get some amazing prints and posters for your walls at a fraction of the price!

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Dreamy And Disturbing Photographs Use Artful Decapitation To Portray Human Emotion

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Have you ever wondered what you would look like without your head? Artist pepedsgn has been asking himself the same question: his most recent series #Losingmymind consists of a collection of colorful photographs depicting people, whose heads have been edited out. The result is both frightening and beautiful all at once and t forces you to reflect on the importance we give to the head and, the face, and the eyes in our everyday lives.

Pepedsgn plays with the double meaning of “losing your head” both in the literal and figurative senses in this decapitation series. The idea that the pressures of living in a modern world full of overstimulation, paired with the flood of human emotion we live with on a daily basis, paint a background for the loss of self depicted in these photographs. The depiction of headless subjects gives both a playful irony and, a certain thoughtfulness to the series by physically showing subjects without their heads.

The uncanny beauty of seeing people without their eyes, faces, or mouths makes the series all the more fascinating in the sense that their heads ,which govern all emotions and most non verbal communication are gone. Pepedsgn leaves it up to the public to imagine the possible emotions of the subjects and takes the notion of “brainspace” to a beautifully explicit level which allows us to reevaluate the way we read emotions.

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Henrijs Preiss

henrijs preissHenrijs Preiss was born in Latvia, and has lived in Riga, Berlin and London. His Russian Icon and Italian Renaissance influenced paintings are pretty sweet. Preiss translates archetypal symbols from Islam, Judaism and Christianity into textured paintings composed of gold, silver and red. His abstract paintings are constructed in a process that recalls the practice of alchemy. Keep the medieval paintings coming!

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Casey Jex Smith

Casey Jex Smith, Chapel

Casey Jex Smith makes work which draws images sacred to high-geekdom, art, and religion together until they are inseparable.  I have been into his work since seeing it in person at the Drawing Center a couple of years ago.  Some of Smith’s influences are: Dungeons & Dragons manuals, Agnes Martin paintings, Mormon architecture, and Sunday School flannel-board cut-outs.  Casey and his wife – who is also an artist, Amanda Michelle Smith, both teach high school art in CA.

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