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Lorri Ott

Lorri Ott’s experimental paintings combine unconventional materials such as poured plastics and fibers to create paintings that are fluid both in composition and material.

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Awesome Video Of The Day:Uffie Pop The Glock

Not sure how old this video is but there are some fun candy coated motion graphics mixed in with hipster hangout action in this Uffie video.

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A Project Called Capsula Mundi Wants To Make Trees Out Of Dead People

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A final resting place for you and your loved ones just got a little cooler. Instead of a tomb you could now become part of a tree. An innovative project called Capsula Mundi from the minds of Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel have developed a concept that would combine the deceased with a young tree that would eventually grow into a living memorial. It will change the way we visit loved ones who have gone on to the great beyond. Instead of cemeteries we could now visit the deceased in beautiful forests as an alternative, a more civilized, celebratory, and positive way to remember. Presently, we reflect on thoughts and artifacts when a person dies. Perhaps soon we will be able to watch them grow and become part of a living organism again.

The body would be placed in a pod-like sack underneath a seed or sapling in a fetal position. As it transforms it will provide nutrients which will allow the tree to grow and in a sense become one with it. The project has not been officially approved in Italy yet since legislation prohibits cemeteries without proper burial case. The people at Capsula Mundi are looking to change this and make their concept a reality. Once they do it will start a new and wonderful way we can continue to love those we’ve lost with a little help from mother nature. (via boredpanda)

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Huey Crowley Piles On The Paint

I’m loving these brutal and thick paintings by Wisconsin native Huey Crowley.

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Felisa Funes

Felisa Funes blurs the lines between sculpture, painting, and collage in her works. Each piece looks like the love child of Wangechi Mutu sculptures and  early Julian Schnabel paintings.

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Video Watch: KOKOFREAKBEAN’s Glitch Pixel World

I love myself some glitchy experimental videos that don’t make much sense but transport me to a surreal neon coated world. This is the world of KOKOFREAKBEAN. Watch and enjoy!(via triangulation)

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Glenn Brown’s Incredibly Flat Paintings Look As If They Are Covered In Thick And Gooey Paint

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brown_GB145_DeepThr.tifPaintings by Glenn Brown are literally a blend of art references and a contemporary vision. Gloomy in the choice of subjects and bizarre in the colors used, the pictures resemble mutant depictions of grotesque figures.

Glenn Brown has a unique technique. He borrows images from subjects that have already been painted by masters such as Salvador Dali, Frank Auerbach, Rembrandt and unknown artists of mass market science fiction paperbacks. Taking his subjects directly from books or the internet, he then digitally retouches the features of the characters. Using Photoshop, he enlarges, crops and makes the necessary changes on the details he feels will give another outlook from the original version.
Paint is then applied to the altered picture. The artist’s brush strokes are thin and swirling on the canvas, creating a flat surface with a ‘trompe l’oeil’ effect. Glenn Brown exaggerates the flesh tones which counteracts with the kitsch color scheme. The rendering is wild and singular.

The artist is fascinated with the transformation of a reproduced picture. He is channeling new emotions from a subject that has already created previous sensations. Although his method has been used in the past by renown painters such as Picasso with the Velasquez’s Las Meninas, he is the only one who is impacting the original pieces he is working with. The soul of the paintings is dark and willing to connect with another dream world which, according to Glenn Brown would be welcoming different layers of unconscious fantasies.

Glenn Brown’s work is currently displayed in the piano room at the Brown’s Hotel in London until October 2015. A display curated by Gagosian Gallery representing the artist.

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Jessica Thalmann

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Toronto native Jessica Thalmann is a photo-based artist with a curatorial presence. Her pieces bear witness to narratives of the past, overlaid on the reality of the present, capturing the intensity of these personal stories.

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