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Gorgeous and juicy oil paintings by Joseba Eskubi.

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Patricia Eichert

Arresting staged photographs by German photographer Patricia Eichert.

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New works from Parra

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Pool Gallery, Arkitip, and Wood & Wood bring to you Dutch illustrator and designer Parra’s first ever exhibition and pop-up shop installation in Germany!

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Tatiret Compagnie Ouverte

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Simply put, Tatiret Compagnie Ouverte have created the world’s coolest hybrid animals. It is really fun to try to name the animals, I suggest you give it a go. For example, lion + bird = “lird.”

 

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Installation of 500,000 Ball Bearings You Can Walk On

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As a part of his latest solo exhibit, Robert Barta‘s new installation CROSSING HALF A MILLION STARS is impressive looking as an installation.  Barta means the number literally.  The floor of the gallery space is filled with 500,000 ball bearings – that’s half a million eight millimeter steel balls.  However, the installation is also a means to a performance and audience engagement.  Visitors are invited to walk across the field of bearings…very carefully.  The visitors pay extra care and attention to the typically simple task of walking.  CROSSING HALF A MILLION STARS allows visitors to consider the space, their actions, and each other just a bit differently.  Really, this theme persists through the exhibit in its entirety.

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Delilah Jones’ Collage ‘Portals’

Delilah Jones‘Portal’ collage series forms entrances into other worlds through ripping and layering found photography. The artist, currently residing in Portland, uses traditional techniques in the digital world to seemingly travel through time itself with her fantastical juxtapositions. More after the jump.

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Jennifer Angus’ Wall Installation Of Exquisite Patterns Created With 5000 Real Insects

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A wall patterned with vibrant colorful real insects. Jennifer Angus is arranging the species she appreciates the most on a hot-pink background. The opening of the Renwick Gallery across from the White House in Washington DC has welcomed artists to use different kind of mediums to surprise their future viewers.

The series of in situ installations is called ‘Wonder’. From room to room the curator wants the viewer to be amazed. The different styles ornating the gallery are brought together in a way that the viewer can’t recognize what he is admiring until he comes closer and immerses himself into the decor.

Jennifer Angus’s room revolves around patterns. From far, the general aspect imitates a wall paper. The artist, a former textile designer, knows how to play with the motifs. She is inspired by patterns ‘to which repetition is inherent’. 5000 insects, weevils and small beetles were handpicked and displayed by the artist mainly in the shape of skulls. This symbol of mortality combined with the insects meet her purpose, which is to highlight the fragile features of human kind. Her installation is called ‘In the Midnight Garden’. A reference to the glow created by the iridescent blues, greens and lilac tones.

The disclaimer on the artist website indicates the insects were all collected from Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand and Malaysia. She does not alter their original colors and she is reusing each one of them for each exhibition, carefully putting them away in boxes.

The ‘Wonder’ show will open to the public on November 13th 2015 at the Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C.(via Design Boom)

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Hikari Shimoda’s Adorably Horrific Children Comment On Horror, Innocence, And Human Existence

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Hikari Shimoda’s most recent series of paintings blends the innocence of childhood with the fears and challenges od adulthood. By combining cute looking round eyed kids with scenes of horror or despair, she establishes a connection between the carefree days of being a child, and the harshness of the contemporary world in which these children grow up. Although her paintings depict children dressed in superhero outfits, playing together, or surrounded by cute looking objects and creatures; a closer look will allow you to notice the dark details, blank stares and distant fires which are also part of the composition.

Shimoda’s use of cheerful, bright colors and manga inspired drawing giver her pieces a mistaken air of simplicity. The beauty of her work lies in the details and, in taking the time to look closely at what she puts in her paintings. Little things like sparkly stickers, and little messages scrawled in round handwriting to piles of toy rabbits, hospitals and burning homes. Through her candy colored scenes she addresses issues of emotion, identity, existence and, our relationships sith others. The children in her pieces are both the messengers and the creators of this message. She has created a magnificent combination of the carefree aspects of childhood and the worries and challenges of adulthood in a mixture of bittersweet portraits.

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