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Christopher Schulz

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July 15, 2014

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Christopher Schulz is a native Los Angeles based sculptor/installation artist who creates contemporary firearms morphed with sea dwelling sharks.
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Simone Crestani

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July 9, 2014

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"Man has always used natural elements for decorative purposes, often exploiting and modifying the nature to his own taste, with the only intent of owning the beauty. I have always admired with wonder and respect the nature, I believe that it is the greatest expression of beauty, that kind of beauty that satisfies the senses, that kind of beauty that only art can approach. That’s the reason why in my work I take inspiration from natural forms, repurposing them through a decorative key that preserves the elegance and poetry. A contemporary “Cabinet of Curiosity” where nature is respected not defaced, reproducing the essence by fragile and transparent shapes." -Simone Crestani, Venice, Italy
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The Abyss Table by Duffy London

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July 8, 2014

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"The Abyss Table" designed by Duffy London is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. But while previous works play with gravity, this new design is concerned with depth, and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerizing as the sea. The design team spent a year developing the table in their London studio, experimenting with sculpted glass, Perspex and wood, arranged like a 3-D representation of a geological map, until they re-created something of the mesmeric abyss that had first captured Duffy’s imagination.
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Emeric Chantier

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July 6, 2014

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Emeric Chantier is a French sculptor/installation artist from Paris, France who evolves plants into skulls, weapons, people, and other objects that reflect society.
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Monika Horčicová

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June 24, 2014

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Monika Horčicová is a Czech sculptor/installation artist who constructs human skeletons with 3-D printing in a very surreal juxtaposition. Many of her structures presents itself through a repetitive cycling pattern as well as experimental evolved mutations.
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Laurence Vallières

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June 19, 2014

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Laurence Vallières is a talented sculptor based in Montreal Canada. Inspired by the works of authors like Georges Orwell and Art Spiegelman, Vallières uses animal imagery to metaphorically comment on political issues and social behavior. The impressive craftsmanship and grandiose scale of her carboard work is nothing short of amazing. Her work will be shown in Germany at Colab gallery from June 14th to October 25th and in Spacejunk gallery Grenoble from September 18th to November 15th.
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Scott Scheidly’s Pink!

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June 5, 2014

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Villains, politicians and pop culture icons of our every day lives have never looked so fabulous! We caught a small glimpse of this Pink framed series when we last saw Scott Scheidly on December of 2012. We bring back an extended look into this collection of surprisingly flamboyant characters. Plus, get a look at some of the most recent insanity that's come out of Scheidly's noggin.
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Cristina Córdova

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May 28, 2014

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Cristina Córdova is an American-born, Puerto Rican sculptor who works and lives in Penland, North Carolina. She's heavily influenced by the rich and layered imagery of classical Catholic sculptures cemented with modern obscure juxtapositions.
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Jess Riva Cooper

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May 25, 2014

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"In my sculptures, the world sprouts plant matter. Colour and form burst forth fromquiet gardens and bring chaos to ordered spaces. Nature reclaims its place by creeping over structures. Wild floral growth subvertspast states, creating the preternatural from this transformation." -Jess Riva Cooper, Toronto, Ontario
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Marlo Pascual

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May 11, 2014

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Marlo Pascual is a fine artist that deconstructs and reconstructs vintage photographs by giving them new life and turning them into contemporary installations. When Marlo attended Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia she didn't want to take photography classes anymore, “But I had to take a painting class, and the first thing I did was pour paint over a photo.”
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Faig Ahmed

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May 9, 2014

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"Carpet vandalist" and installation artist Faig Ahmed is from and based out of Baku, Azerbaijan. Taking one of the most iconic symbols of the East, the Persian rug, he changes its traditional form to a more modern contemporary style.
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Marcela Cardenas

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April 18, 2014

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Marcela Cardenas is a fine artist based out of Medellín, Colombia who incorporates many mediums such as painting, drawing, and taxidermy installations revolving around the relationship of nature and animals.
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Jan Fabre

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April 15, 2014

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All the works by Jan Fabre, the visual artist make reference to a belief in the vulnerable body and its defense, plus an observation of man and asking the question of how he can survive in the future. This fascination with the body and science originated in his youth, when, influenced by the research carried out by the entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre.
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Kim Simonsson

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April 14, 2014

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Finnish artist Kim Simonsson is a ceramic sculptor based out of Helsinki who creates adolescent characters carrying out mischievous acts. “Authority in it's many forms fascinates me and in my works I want to reverse the common beliefs by making the weak powerful.” -Kim Simonsson
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Christopher Conte

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March 25, 2014

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Norwegian artist Christopher Conte began working in the prosthetics field making artificial limbs for amputees for 16 years. Throughout his time, he worked in obscurity creating biomechanical sculptures which reflected his love for biomechanics, anatomy and robotics. In June 2008, he left the field to begin his career as a full-time artist. Christopher uses a wide range of experience along with diverse materials and construction techniques to create one-of-a-kind arthropods and anatomies.
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Sue Kneebone

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March 24, 2014

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"My art practice explores ways in which the social and environmental chain of effects from the past follow us into the present. Central to my studio practice is the transformative process of mixed media assemblage and photomontage that allow for new associations to be made from fragmented clues found in museums, photographs and archival material. I am particularly interested in the ramifications and legacy of the Australian colonial settler culture. My works explore the intersections between nature and culture, history and memory to imagine other ways of knowing the past and how it shadows us in the present." -Sue Kneebone, Australia
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Conor Harrington Part II

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March 23, 2014

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Conor Harrington is a street/graffiti/figurative/painter based out of Cork, Ireland. “A painter first and foremost. If you asked me that 10 years ago I would have said a graffiti writer but now as I get older I’m trying to shake off all those labels. It’s a strange position for a lot of us these days. We come from graffiti and street art but now we want to move beyond that. That's why I like the term post-graffiti a lot."
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Camila Valdez

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March 18, 2014

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Argentinian sculptor Camila Valdez literally creates life-sized eye candy, where Homer Simpson would uncontrollably salivate and make love to. Cakeland creator/sculptor Scott Hove and Camila would make sweet babies.
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Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

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March 11, 2014

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Yoshitoshi Kanemaki is a Japanese sculptor based out of Chiba Prefecture who chisels, forms, and morphs dual characters from blocks of life-sized wood.
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Tony Matelli

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March 4, 2014

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Tony Matelli is an unusual and outlandish sculptor based out of New York who builds characters around deviant scenarios. When Howie Chen (Co-Founder of Dispatch) asked about describing his own work, Tony replied "I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about that. It’s one of those things that seems best unidentified, or like a stone that maybe is best left unturned. If those interests are revealed too explicitly, my attraction to them is diminished."
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