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Behind the Scenes at Kiel Johnson’s Studio


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The lovely Catlin Moore of Mark Moore Gallery was so kind as to provide Beautiful/Decay with a sneak-peak at Kiel Johnson’s upcoming exhibition entitled “Publish or Perish.” If you’re unfamiliar with Kiel Johnson’s work, his ¬†work, he creates transmorphic drawings, paintings and sculpture that seem to synthesize the ever-expanding media explosion through a kind of personal narrative. Really lovely line work, almost animation-like. Check out tons of amazing studio shots and the artist at work after the jump.

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Ecological Apple

such a simple yet brilliant experimental video. Bravo Andreas Soderberg!

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Helmut Stallaerts

Helmut Stallaerts

Belgian photographer Helmut Stallaerts transforms the mundane by selecting just one lonely specimen of out of the masses, turning it into his subject.

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Designer Water by Paul Smith

Designer Paul Smith discusses his design for Evian water in this part infomercial, part documentary.

Link via Moind

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New Designs by Aya Kato!

A trio of new T-shirt designs by young Japanese artist Aya Kato just made their royal entrance into our online shop. The shirts hearken back to a fairy-tale like epoch, combining art nouveau and calligraphic-like line work to create fanciful and bold designs.

“Yamato,” itself an ancient word to symbolize “Japan,” depicts an ethereal interplanetary star-scape, with rock formations and pyramidical structures apparating amongst the bonsai trees and clouds. “Geisha” and “Chrysanthemum” depict luscious, magical female figures that call to mind warrior-princesses, elven deities and beyond.

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Keith Jones

Keith Jones
Canadian artist Keith Jones is a prodigious muralist who makes illustrations that remind me of those in Business Weekly or Reader Digest magazines. In them are scenes detailing the updated version of battle scenes on cave drawings or Greek urns. They are also sort of Where’s Waldo-ish.

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Scion Charity Auction For Creative Capital

Scion’s Installation 5 national art tour had its final public opening recently at Scion’s LA gallery in Culver City. Now all the art is available for purchase in an auction hosted at Artnet. All of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the non-profit, Creative Capital. Go and buy some art for a good cause!

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Ester Stocker

Esther Stocker

I was first put off by Esther Stocker’s wall works, immediately categorizing it as an evolution of those tired string installation made by anonymous hipsters. But after looking at a few more images, and exploring her site, the 3-D graphs started to grow on me. Stocker’s simple use of black gaffer tape and foam core pulls from scientific imagery and successfully transforms space into a fantastic alternate reality where perceptions are shifted. Stocker’s work demonstrates a fascination with human perception and cognition, and judging by the title, “What I don’t Know About Space”, she doesn’t claim to understand how it all works, which is a refreshing to hear from an artist.

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