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Body Bags: Oil Paintings (NSFW)

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September 19, 2014

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Salvadorian artist Fábio Magalhães paints inconceivable acts and positions in a truly gruesome yet astonishing manner. In which, he creates contours of a very disturbing reality. His hyper-realistic rendering and conditions, metaphorically connects images of his own body, feelings and banal situations.
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Kim Thue

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September 19, 2014

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Kim Thue is originally from Grindsted, a tiny Danish town that sits upon the moors of Jutland. Eventually leaving the wind swept moors, he move to the UK where he graduated from Brighton University studying Editorial photography.
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Tangshi

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September 17, 2014

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Tangshi is a painter based out of Changsha City, Hunan Province, China. Many of his beautifully rendered paintings have a photo-journalistic feel with a unique twist of surrealism. Possibly a modern Chinese Norman Rockwell?
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Sven Creutzmann

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September 17, 2014

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Sven Creutzmann is a German photographer who has been living and working in Cuba since the late eighties. He works primarily in reportage but his photographs span across the decade to illustrate a poignant, honest view of life on the island.
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Isabelle Cochereau

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September 16, 2014

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Isabelle Cochereau is a French collage artist who creates portraits by painting, compositing, and layering many forms of various elements. The artist has an immaculate sense of a color palette, which blends so consistently within each of her mysteriously themed pieces.
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Justin Hopkins

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September 15, 2014

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Justin Hopkins is a painter originally from Mukilteo, Washington who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He varies in a wide range of looks and styles, pushing the boundaries of his creativity.
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Tapestry in the Digital Era

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September 14, 2014

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Catherine Tipping is based in Melbourne at Magic Johnston Studios, Collingwood. She creates pixelated & morphed tapestry by using a wool needlepoint to create a tension between the labor intensive character of stitching wool and the kind of subjects selected.
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Jose Romussi

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September 12, 2014

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Born in Chile, Jose Romussi originally studied landscaping, and only recently has he gained a large following for his embroidered silk screens.
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Kyu-In Shim

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September 11, 2014

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South Korean digital artist/sculptor Kyu-In Shim forms and conceptualizes mannequin characters in a very otherworldly manner. Throughout his work, he creates beautiful themes revolving around pain, depravity, sorrow, and discomposure. His first series entitled 'Huk Huk' originally has two Korean meanings, 'black' and the 'sound of crying' and the two series below are labeled the 'Bowl' and 'Small Space'.
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Camille Kachani

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September 10, 2014

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Brazilian artist Camille Kachani is sculptor who forms unusual objects based around themes of nature and art. He clashes the organic and the inorganic between the natural and unnatural by a process of brilliant artistic endeavors.
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Chikara Umihara

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September 10, 2014

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Chikara Umihara is a Japanese photographer who creates luminous, amorphous images that have a curious taste, an almost silver licking of light. His large, silence images carry an infinitesimal level of detail, and their thunderous presence renders them trembling, and tremendous.
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Adam Niklewicz

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September 9, 2014

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Adam Niklewicz arrived in the United States in the 1980’s, seeking refuge from martial law in Poland. Much of Niklewicz’s work is informed by the dislocation he feels as a Polish-born American.
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Edoardo Tresoldi

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September 7, 2014

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Edoardo Tresoldi is a sculptor/installation artist based out of Rome, Italy who creates amazing figures out of wire.
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EK Interview: Carsten Witte

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September 5, 2014

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We've featured the work of Carsten Witte twice for good reason. Now we've taken the time to sit down and interview him about his use of sexuality, form, and exposure. Check it out!
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Hana Haley Third Times The Charm

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September 5, 2014

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Empty Kingdom's crush on Hana Haley grows from like to love as we take another look at her ethereal photos.
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One Piece of Art 2: Joel Daniel Phillips

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September 4, 2014

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Joel Daniel Phillips, whom we interviewed in June, was in to Taos, New Mexico for the month of June for an artist residence to prepare for his upcoming solo show, "I Am Another Yourself" with the Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery.  The show begins in September 6th and runs to the 27th. The opening reception is 6-9pm September 6th so if you're in The City check it out!
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The Return of Ethan Murrow

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September 4, 2014

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Ethan Murrow is a New York City based artist who creates highly rendered graphite drawings. August 2010 was when we first featured him and we also have an exclusive interview from February 2011.
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EK Interview: Cecilia Paredes

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September 3, 2014

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Cecilia Paredes featured back in 2012, is a Peruvian artist who explores the interaction between ourselves and our environment through her fascinating series of self-portraits in which she disappears into her own backgrounds. We've had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Cecilia about her work and gain an insight into her enigmatic pieces - read on to hear more!
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Ryan Hancock

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September 2, 2014

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Ryan Hancock is a photographer based out of Brooklyn, New York who captures esoteric connections in an abstract and metaphysical sense with uncommon aesthetics in random places.
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Hobby Buddies

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August 31, 2014

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'Hobby Buddies' is a portrait series by Swiss photographers Ursula Sprecher & Andi Cortellini. The duo based out of Basel carefully stages sub-culture groups, cliques, clubs who all pursue a common cause, shared idea, love and passion.
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