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Todd Chilton

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Really really nice geometric abstractions from Chicago dude – Todd Chilton. Thoughtful, painty, very awesome.

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B/D Book:6- Future Perfect Sneak Peak

At last a preview sample of our highly anticipated Future Perfect book has arrived! B/D teamed up with Toyota Prius Projects for Bool:6 to bring you a month long competition to find the best up and coming artists in the US. After receiving 300+ entries we narrowed it down to just 100 lucky creatives whose works will appear in book. We can’t release any official photos of the book just yet but I thought it might be fun to tease you all with a few phone pics. Remember that all B/D books are limited edition and sell out (Want proof? Check out the banner on the right of the screen. Book: 5 sold out in just over a week!). Make sure to Subscribe to reserve your copy of Beautiful/Decay Book: 6 today!

 

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Ryan McGinley’s Cave Dwellers

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Ryan McGinley recently completed an entire new suite of photographs entitled “Moonmilk” exploring nude figures set within kaleidoscopic, quasi-mystical caves and rock permutations. At its core there is something wondrous and fantastical about these dramatic, cinematic style faux/real fo’ real(?) backdrops. Disneyland-esque even, equal parts Space Mountain/Matterhorn/Thundermountain….(Does anyone remember the one ride that had some kind of stalagtite-ridden ice cave with multi-colored changing pools that everyone threw pennies in?) With the figures inserted often in semi-Yogic poses, an air of impermeable esoteric rites combined with Sci-fi futurism collapse….on a strange planet in a distant retro-future, a new race of innocent cave-dwelling Adams and Eves is born? Hmm….They’re really all so flawlessly, amazingly beautiful that I had to post about 10 of them below, but you should definitely check out the entire series on his site.

If you happen to be in London, the works will be on view at Alison Jacques Gallery through October 8th.

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The Designer vs. The Client


Life of a graphic designer.

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Elle Perez

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“My name is Elle Perez and I’m a photographer from the Bronx, I’ve been working on a documentary for the past like…. four years (consciously anyway, i photographed it before but didn’t know what i was doing) about the afam/latino punk scene in the Bronx that no one really knows exists…I really have a hard time editing this ’cause I’ve been working on it so long. i have like 5,000 images on film and over 30,000 digital files ’cause I’ve been photographing it since I was 12 (I’m 20 now).”

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Studio Orta

studio-ortaFrom February-March 2007, the artists installed ‘Antarctic Village’ in Antarctica, travelling from Buenos Aires aboard the Hercules KC130 flight on an incredible journey. Taking place during the Austral summer, the ephemeral installation coincided with the last of the scientific expeditions before the winter months, before the ice mass becomes too thick to traverse. Aided by the logistical crew and scientists stationed at the Marambio Antarctic Base situated on the Seymour-Marambio Island, (64°14’S 56°37’W), Jorge Orta scouted the continent by helicopter, searching for different locations for the temporary encampment of their 50 dome-shaped dwellings. Antarctic Village is a symbol of the plight of those struggling to transverse borders and to gain the freedom of movement necessary to escape political and social conflict. Dotted along the ice, the tents formed a settlement reminiscent of the images of refugee camps we see so often reported about on our television screens and newspapers. Physically the installation Antarctic Village is emblematic of Ortas’ body of work, composed of what could be termed modular architecture and reflecting qualities of nomadic shelters and campsites.

The dwellings themselves are hand stitched together by a traditional tent maker with sections of flags from countries around the world, along with extensions of clothes and gloves, symbolising the multiplicity and diversity of people. Here the arm of face-less white-collar worker’s shirt hangs, there the sleeve of a children’s sweater. Together the flags and dissected clothes emblazoned with silkscreen motifs referencing the UN Declaration for Human Rights make for a physical embodiment of a ‘Global Village’.

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CLICK TO COLLECT- AFFORDABLE ARTIST ORIGINALS PRESENTS: Ryan De La Hoz

Untitled no. 3, 2012
8 x 10 inches, Cut paper, *Includes black wood frame, $100

Untitled (Eyes),2012
8 x 10 inches, Medium: Ink on paper $125

Welcome to this weeks offering of Click To Collect, Beautiful/Decay’s campaign to help art lovers start their collection of original artists works at affordable prices. Our featured artist this week is the talented Bay Area artist Ryan De La Hoz whose cut paper collages mix razor sharp scissor skills with tightly drawn graphics and patterns. This is our first collaboration with Ryan and with original works (some even framed!) starting at only $100 you can’t go wrong!  Find out more about Ryan’s work, his exhibition history, and  about Click To Collect after the jump!

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Skwak poster prints for sale in B/D store!

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One of our best and zaniest magazine covers (which is saying something!) was designed by French illustrator Skwak, exclusively for B/D Issue J. We profiled Skwak for that issue, and we interviewed him again when he collaborated with the Mr. Chiizu crew. He described the genesis of the crazed creatures he features: 

“My maniacs are born to pollution. They have since evolved and created a world with its own rules and codes, all based on the absurd and the idea of “excess”. Every day, new maniacs enter this world and make it evolve. This world is becoming more dense, more rich everyday.”

You can get this totally radical Skwak B/D cover print now in our newly relaunched shop. Hungry for more of Skwak’s style, just like we are? Well whet your art appetite with his Feed Me print, a beautifully tangled composition of hungry creatures, weaving in and out of one another as they eat everything in sight. Take some critters home with you today!

On the lookout for cool art gifts for friends and family? We’ve got a big holiday sale on all of our posters, books and magazines. Now you can find the work of Skwak and other talented artists at 15% off full price! re3Use the promo code “beautifulposters” during check out and instantly save 15% on everything on our shop!

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