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Bayo’s Melancholic World

Bayo’s work depicts cheerless and melancholic worlds, where the main character is the psyque, as an epicenter of implosion and confrontation among the diverse layers of the subconscious level. Sometimes euphoric, sometimes epic, sometimes psychotic, his draw denotes such a trajectory where we are constantly infected with the deepest anxiety. His characters tend to avoid frontal sight, just like whoever notices contact as a mere exposition of his/her own fragility. Just as much as the arbitrariness of his forms allow us to see that he pays no devotion to the statutes of reason. His pieces travel throughout the harshness of obsessive details, the vagueness of repetition, and the sudden outbreak of movement. All of this in order to express the architecture of his emotions, with such a complexity that can”t be put as subtle.”

-Evan Rodd

 

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New Artist Prints!

 

Beautiful/Decay is pleased to announce to release of 8 brand new prints from our ever-growing poster series. Each poster is printed on full, heavy-weight, archival quality paper. The new prints, “Darkness,” “Bathead,” “Satellite,” and “Space” are a bold cocktail of the amazing and beautiful images you’ve come to expect from us. And if owning Issue: K and Issue: T weren’t enough, now you can have the mind-bending cover art of Alex Trochut and Aya Kato. So what are you waiting for? Pop on over to the shop and legitimize your walls already!

 

 

 

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alan powdrill’s Pipe Up

I personally am not a fan of pipes and think they should only be used by 110 year old pirates on their very last voyage of death to the Bermuda Triangle but I have to admit that Alan Powdrill’s Pipe Up series is fantastic. I just wonder if these ladies actually smoke pipes or if this is purely for our photographic pleasure.

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非 Pixel Brush

Hi’s (非) digital paintings are full of juicy pixel brush strokes and texture. They have all the lushness of an oil painting but  minus the chemical smells.

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Stuart Patience’s Ragnarok

Stuart Patience’s Ragnarok is a series of illustrations based on the writings of Norse mythology. Each drawing is taken from Ragnarok, the Norse aplcalyptic saga describing the destruction of worldly life. I also included a few delicate self portraits at the end of the post.

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vincent boon portraits

I love it when an artist takes a tried and true  genre like the portrait and makes it fresh and interesting. Vincent Boon’s deceptively simple portraits do just that.

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MATT LIFSON

There’s a whole lot going on in the work of Matt Lifson. From lush landscape painting, to broad abstract brush work, to deathmetal members shooting purple beams out of their eyes, there is something for just about everyone. These paintings are wild, wacky, and inventive in just the right areas and that’s just how I like them!

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Marco Zamora @ POVevolving Gallery

 

If you’re in LA make sure to swing by POVevolving Gallery in Chinatown and check out the latest exhibit by Marco Zamora featuring beautifully rendered paintings and a great video installation. The show is up through july 7th.

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