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Suzy Poling

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Image maker Suzy Poling seems to believe in the unreal. Her work breaks the formalities of typical photography, by utilizing many different methods for production. Some of her work has hints of  Andreas Gursky, while other parts have the the surreal air of Tim Walker. Her work feels like a documented rapture, where nothing exists where everything once did.

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Laurie Simmons

Laurie Simmons

I’m quite excited to see new work from Laura Simmons . Glamor magazine asked some of America’s top female artists to define the concept of glamor, and these images are the result of Laurie Simmons’. She has stayed true to her hand made house wife aesthetic and really made this project her own. I like how these images juxtapose pornographic images with a child’s doll house, her critic on an overtly sexual society within the concept of glamor comes through very well.

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Bigert & Bergström

Bigert & Bergström are Swedish artists who have been collaborating on installation and video work since 1990.  They twist photographs into spheres lit from the inside, creating galaxies of glowing globe worlds.  Their work is on display in the coming months in Sweden and Germany.

Check out their website for more works as well as after the jump.

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Jess Douglas

Jess Douglas

 

Jess Douglas is in her last year at the University of Plymouth, UK, where she studies Illustration. In her About Me section, she states the following: “Everything I discover around me has potential… urban detritus, peeling paint and filthy concrete structures. I find the ugly and mundane to be beautiful, its character and stories inspiring.” These are photos mainly of her screen prints  and drawings from her sketchbook. I feel they definitely capture the beauty in the mundane in the way that they isolate the objects and structures, translating them into solid lines and eliminating the daily clutter that usually surrounds them. 

 

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D▲NIEL

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There’s all sort of crazy images popping up on the Beautiful/Decay Flickr Pool these days. These photo’s come courtesy of D▲NIEL, a graphic design student from Costa Rica. This is proof of the mystical powers of Beautiful/Decay Book 1. Just look at the coincidences between our cover and these photos. Skulls… check. Candles… check. Mystical crystals…check. You should get a copy of Book 1 and join the B/D cult!

Want to have your work posted on beautifuldecay.com? Join our Flickr pool and submit your work!

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Olek’s Massive Crocodile Wrapped in Crocheted Stitching for the SESC

 

Brazilian cultural organization SESC opens their massive  arts show today. As part of the event, Polish “crochet-bombing” artist Olek has added her characteristic textile treatment to a giant crocodile installation in Sao Paulo, where the event is based. The huge, attention-demanding piece was produced in close cooperation with local Brazilian artists. Olek has gained attention for her idiosyncratic hot pink camo-patterned designs, and her ruthless street and gallery installations involving miscellaneous objects wrapped completely in crocheted stitching. The artist has applied her technique to cars, people, Wall Street’s Charging Bull, and more. See images of the recent Sao Paulo piece and examples of various past projects after the jump. (via)

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Christmas Light Guitar Hero

 

I’m sure you’ve seen this already, but this is so amazing, I just had to post for you all on Christmas Eve… Day. This former Disney Imagineer rigged his whole house to be a real, playable, Guitar Hero game! Lucky kids in that neighborhood… not so lucky for everyone else.

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David Lemm

 

David Lemm of Edinburgh, Scotland, has created a video response to the play “Smoke” by Rupert Thomson. Using a beautiful mix of color, pixels and sound, Lemm shows us quite a compelling visualization. Having not seen the aforementioned play, one wonders what, besides smoking, the piece truly means to the artist.

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