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Daniel Kornrumpf’s Stitched Reality

Daniel Kornrumpf doesn’t use or acrylic or oil to paint his photo realistic portraits but rather wields thread and needle to create these richly layered and brilliantly colored portraits. Daniel doesn’t miss a beat capturing every line, curve, shadow, and hair one stitch at a time.

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Aaron Smith’s Victorian Beard Paintings

Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Smith‘s bearded portraiture combines rough brushstrokes and bright colors in this spectacular series. By using photographs of Victorian gentlemen, Smith re-imagines the men in vibrant colors with the thick impasto showing a modern sensibility. More after the jump.

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Emil Holmer

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I love Emil Holmer’s nutty bright colored graffiti jungles.If you happen to be in Berlin, on Friday, 12th of March 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m., Galerie Michael Janssen will be presenting a selection of his recent paintings.

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Maxime Francout

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French designer and illustrator Maxime Francout’s quirky designs are super fun and are sure to brighten up your day! Much of the time, you can find Francout’s designs on T-shirts (he’s made some for Urban Outfitters), but he’s also designed art zines, loves to create hand drawn type, and he’s even made some wallpaper for Studio Nommo.

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Helena Frank Gives Us Illustration Every Day

The style of Copenhagen-based animation director and illustrator Helena Frank plays with hyper-realism and proportions—very serious big heads balancing on little bodies. Though she encourages people to view her “best work” at her website, her awesome tumblr gives us a piece a day, “no exception.”  (via)

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Sebastian Schramm’s Playful Portraits

The portraits of German photographer and art director Sebastian Schramm are proof that you don’t need a complicated process to create striking images. Using the everyday debris of life and dead-on placement Schramm transforms one of the oldest tropes in art into something new, unexpected, and beautiful. More of Schramm’s portraits after the jump.

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Amy Honchell’s Cartographic Cloth Installs

Chicago-based SAIC faculty and grad, Amy Honchell works with textiles to craft whirling installations of otherworldly landscapes. Honchell bends cloth, which protects us and keeps us warm, through a warped process that challenges the medium’s association with benevolence. Hochell’s mountainous compositions remove  memories of blanket-swathed crib slumber, and stitch the trappings of journey and struggle in their place.

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Jason Vivona

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Jason Vivona is a California based artist whose colorful work brightens your day. His abstract work follows a unique technique which combines different mediums to create one image. His work is intriguing, mysterious, and alluring which draws me to it. You can also find his work in a in a line of skateboards he designed for WE RIDE AT NIGHT….

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