Insanely detailed digital collages by Florian Kuhlmann. Not sure if Florian has seen the work of Simmons&Burke who were featured in issue: W of B/D but there is definitely a dialogue between the works.
Artist Kristen Schiele produces vibrant paintings and shadow boxes. Schiele richly layers her work both in her medium – paint, thread, collage – and in narrative. Her work merges indistinct structures and landscapes with rays and patterns of color as well as collaged human figures. Each piece seems at once to be about stories and tell one of its own. Speaking about the sources for her layers of images she says:
“I do keep a sketchbook. I also have a library of images printed out, some scanned in from libraries. They are from years of collecting. I get ideas and start folders of images for different paintings. I narrow the folders down into a show.” [via]
Gustaph Meulemans’ use of geomtric shapes and screenprint color quality make his work stand out against todays vibrant and explosive colors.
Chajana denHarder, an artist based over at Washington D.C., has assembled a very hypnotic series of digitally manipulated photographs that deals with the investigation of divergence and assimilation.
Douglas Lee creates some amazing 80’s boardwalk, airbrushed tee styled illustrations and graphics that blow my mind. I have no idea what the above is for but i’m intrigued!
Amanda Clyne’s paintings compare the similarities between fashion photography and historical portraits of society’s elite. Amidst today’s cultural fascination with beauty and persona, Amanda’s paintings critique our digital obsession and question the consequences for human intimacy.
Nancy Fouts seeks out varied objects that she marries poetically, to transform each one into a surprise version of itself. Make sure to see Nancy’s upcoming show at Pertwee Anderson & Gold in New York City in August.
“Bela” is a short documentary which follows the day in the life of a street performer named Bela Erdei or “the cat man”. Bela, a recognizable face to some, travels hours by train throughout the south of France to perform with his affectionate house cats. An affable and eccentric character who has a real passion for what he does. Watch the full documentary after the jump.