Francine Spiegel

Francine Spiegel

Francine Spiegl is kind of like the painterly female counterpart to Paul McCarthy’s chocolatey, syrupy, Santa, violent, chopping, dripping, slopping performances. In fact, for her upcoming exhibition “Mud and Milk” at Deitch projects, Spiegel created a massive performance that called for “10 pounds of grits, 5 jugs of pancake syrup, 10 squirt bottles of grape jelly, 5 bottles of Pepto-Bismol, 20 buckets of tempura paint, 20 cans of whipped cream; plus silly string, shaving cream, Fruit Loops, flour, Kool-Aid, glitter, pie, marshmallow Fluff, fake arms, fake blood and chocolate syrup.” These ingredients were researched and taken from Fangoria Magazine’s behind the scene horror movie ingredients.

Ryan Pierce

RyanPierce

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There is something desolate about Ryan Pierce’s woodblock-style paintings, although they’re filled with color and often the riotous bounty of nature…maybe it’s the lack of human presence that makes all of his scenes feel somewhat abandoned. A couple of the pieces below, in particular, are very Van-Gogh-ish in their paint handling and palette, a reference I feel I haven’t seen explored much out of young contemporary artists. Ryan seems to update the expressionist ethos into a post-industrial landscape.

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ROBOTS>>>

ROBOTS>>>

 

Leonard White and collaborator Ryan Rogers combine forces to become UK-based ROBOTS>>>. ROBOTS>>> does, in fact, make wonderfully giant robots that are created out of cardboard and scrap metal, and then photographed very beautifully.

 

Adela Holmes

Adela Holmes

 

Adela Holmes’ photograph is otherworldly. While you know what you’re looking at, the way Adela injects movement and mystery into the composition makes for fascinating pieces of work.

 

Wendy MacNaughton

Wendy MacNaughton

 

Wendy MacNaughton uses a classic method, pen and ink (in this case, watercolor) to sketch out the world around her. I love the mix of color, text and honesty that makes up her work.

 

A Hole In The Place Of Heart

When the violence of individuals generates the birth of a strange collective monster, anything is possible… A surrealist vision of inhumanity.
PS. this was all done with sand animation!

PSS. By David Myriam

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Brendan Flanagan

"On the Beach", 2009, acrylic on canvas, 108" × 72"
Brendan Flanagan‘s acrylic painting technique is as macabre as his subjects. His large scale paintings, depict Images of ambiguous characters, existing in a world that seems to be melting around them.