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Joshua Lake

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March 23, 2013

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Joshua Lake, who demonstrates the defining creativity of an artist through his project ideas, captured the euphoric moment of an orgasm, blurred the line between reality and fantasy, and transferred the digestive process on film.
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Frederic Sofiyana Revisit

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March 22, 2013

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Frederic Sofiyana was featured on EK for his film work back in 2010. Sofiyana is based in Paris, where he was born, and has some big-name clients such as Clarins, L'Oreal, and Siemens. For his second time on EK, we're showcasing his photography.
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Josh Sinn

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March 16, 2013

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Josh Sinn is a photographer from Ellicott City, Maryland whose photos sometimes make me think I'm seeing a shot from Mulholland Drive. Mainly taken from his "Fogged Up" series, these photos make normal scenes appear as though they were staged, creating a slight eerie feel to them. He's also selling prints of some of the images featured in this post. Check out the prints he has for sale here.
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Candas Sisman

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March 15, 2013

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Candas Sisman is from Izmir, Turkey. His portfolio mainly consists of multimedia works that often incorporate music or a soundtrack. Some of his projects, such as Deep Space Music, which features Japanese pianist Maki Namekawa, changes the way a musician performs and how an audience experiences a musical performance.
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Emrah Gonulkirmaz

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March 9, 2013

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Emrah Gonulkirmaz was mentioned on EK last June for the work he contributed to the short collaborative experimental, Parasite Choi. Emrah is a designer and director based in Los Angeles whose work focuses heavily on form. At times he manipulates the form of an object beyond obvious recognition, and other times he narrows the field of view to the point where the form of an object is only hinted at through its essential details.
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Steven Sebring

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February 23, 2013

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Steven Sebring is a photographer and filmmaker based in NYC. His photos have an eccentric quality, are saturated with color, and sometimes possess a metallic texture.
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Paul Pope Revisit

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February 22, 2013

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Paul Pope will draw you into his comics by putting you in awe over his illustrations. The talented comic book writer and artist was featured on EK back in 2010.
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Ji Lee Revisit

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February 16, 2013

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Ji Lee was featured back in April 2010. He used to be a creative director at Google and is now currently working as a creative strategist at Facebook. Lee loves cycling, animals, and jazz music.
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Robert Longo

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February 15, 2013

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Robert Longo is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York who works mainly with charcoal. His pieces are hyper-realistic, making it hard to tell if what you're looking at is indeed a drawing, or a black and white photograph.
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Mika Tsutai

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February 9, 2013

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Mika Tsutai's manga plates are a nice punch to an ordinary table setting, adding some action and drama to one's meal.
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Robin Williams Revisit

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February 8, 2013

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Robin Williams, a graduate from RISD, was featured back in 2010. Check out her most recent work, which strongly consists of portraiture of nude men.
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John Walsh

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February 2, 2013

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John Walsh is a painter from New Zealand who used to be a curator of Maori art at the National Gallery of New Zealand. One can see the influence of indigenous Maori culture through the landscapes and subjects in his artwork.
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Allison Green

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February 1, 2013

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Bickering trees, embracing lovers, a dancing plant? Allison Green uses oil paints to give life to trees, weeds, and flowers as we humans experience it. And she's an UMD alumni. Go Terps!
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Ana Teresa Barboza

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January 26, 2013

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This is not your auntie's embroidery.
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Anouk Griffioen

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January 25, 2013

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Anouk Griffioen's work is dark and her photos can be a little straining on the eyes. She likes to work alone, but that doesn't mean she's not influenced by other artists. Griffioen's collaboration with fashion photographer Anne Marieke van Drimmelen marked a turning point in her work, when fashion started to play a more visible role in her art.
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Javier Riera

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January 19, 2013

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Javier Riera's photographic light projections make a round treetop look like a mazed cube. Riera is currently exploring the harmonious relationship between geometry and landscape, using geometry to change our perception of the scenery and objects we thought we knew so well.
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Tom Ormond

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January 18, 2013

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Tom Ormond's work was displayed last year in an exhibition called Digital Romantics, which explored artists who were inspired by digital media "to develop a new form of Romanticism." In addition to the appearance of his work, the fact that Ormond creates these digital-looking images from oil paints makes the label "Digital Romantic" fit him that much more closely.
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Daily Tous Les Jours

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January 12, 2013

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Daily Tous Les Jours creates projects that bring the public together. The Canadian design studio focuses on "participation - empowering people to have a place in the stories that are told around them."
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Synoptic Office

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January 11, 2013

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The work of Caspar Lam and YuJune Park of Synoptic Office has a relevant and practical focus. Reading the meaning behind each of their projects is necessary to understand them, so make sure to check our their site!
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Aitor Renteria

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January 5, 2013

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Another watercolor artist! Aitor Renteria's paintings capture the mood and ambience of everyday scenes. He sometimes finishes his paintings digitally, like the one above.
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