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Crystal Barbre (NSFW)

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October 31, 2014

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Seattle-based painter Crystal Barbre recent series called ‘Magnetisme Animal’ feature powerful, female figures with various animal heads in sexual poses and activities. Some of the paintings portrays lovely bodies and beautifully rendered animal aspects. Some of her other works have the feminine characters engaged in and clearly enjoying explicate sex acts.
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Drew Young

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October 26, 2014

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Drew Young (b.1987 Victoria, BC) currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He studied at The Victoria College or Art and received his diploma in Illustration and Applied Arts (IDEA) at Capilano University.
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Antoine Cordet

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October 19, 2014

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Antoine Cordet is a young painter who lives in Paris. Having started with graffiti and studies in Architecture and Furniture Design, he decides to dedicate itself completely to the painting. He work with acrylic on canvas and try to define the incomprehension of this world that sometimes finds it surprising with a mix between realism and abstraction.
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Spray Paintings by The Miaz Brothers

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October 16, 2014

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The Miaz Brothers present a radical new take on portraiture. The Italian duo, who are indeed siblings, create large-format canvases using spray paint as it never has been before.
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Deenesh Ghyczy Part Dos

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October 13, 2014

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In June of 2012 we featured German painter extraordinaire Deenesh Ghyczy, with his fragmented portraits. Here is new work from the Berlin-based artist who continues his practice of creating works that are serene, contemplative, and gaze into each subjects' deeper conscious.
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Save Last Gasp Publishing!

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October 11, 2014

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Our good friends over at Last Gasp publishing who are in their 45th year of creating and distributing some of the finest books in art and alternative literature are running a Kickstarter campaign for their fall line. This campaign is near and dear to our hearts because as many of you probably know, the world of print has been going through many changes and difficulties in a digital age and for those that appreciate art you know having a finely printed book is a completely different experience than viewing online. We are doing our part to support them because there's nobody else like Last Gasp out there and we want them to keep on keepin' on. They have supported many of the artists we love and we hope you join us in supporting their campaign, they have lots of cool prizes so please check it out!
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Christer Karlstad

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October 9, 2014

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Norwegian painter Christer Karlstad’s constructed and ambiguous scenario freely engages in myths, symbols and archetypes, as this is how he sees and understands the world. When confronted by one of his paintings, wondering if somebody is dead or only sleeping, whether it’s good or evil, comforting or disturbing, the answers are actually to be found in the questions.
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Gan Chin Lee

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September 30, 2014

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Gan Chin Lee is a Malaysian painter who renders his subjects in a photo-journalistic style around the public marketplace.
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Contraomnes: Artist Update

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September 29, 2014

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Sachin Teng a.k.a. Contraomnes is an illustrator originally from New York currently working in Los Angeles, CA. He was featured back in March 2010. "Art is less a craft than it is a language. Sometimes things get lost in translation, so I spend most of my time finding the artifacts people have left behind."
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James Rawson

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September 26, 2014

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Filled with iconic brands, sex appeal, and chocolate, James Rawson's paintings are kick ass. Originally from and still residing in Norfolk, England, James rejects the grey and somewhat dreary landscape of Norfolk by embracing pop art and pumping vibrant colors into his works.
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Akino Kondoh

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September 22, 2014

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Japanese artist Akino Kondoh beautifully captures nostalgic childhood imaginations that once roamed and wandered our childhood minds. She illustrates lush landscapes, dark to colorful characters, as well as surreal themes that venture off to the deep end. Kondoh was born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan and now currently lives and works in New York since 2008.
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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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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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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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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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Paintings by Anna Conway

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August 29, 2014

Anna Conway is an American contemporary oil painter who lives and works out of New York City. She is a graduate of Cooper Union and Columbia University School of Arts.
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One Piece of Art: Stephanie Buer

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August 20, 2014

The work of Stephanie Buer strikes a chord in me, it's lonely, isolated and quiet. Every one of her pieces makes me want to step in to have a moment of humbled silence to appreciate both the human impulse to create and capacity to abandon. Come along as we see the process for one of here new pieces, Happy Bday.
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Ellen Altfest

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August 20, 2014

Ellen Altfest is a painter based out of New York, who creates stunning spans of realist canvas. Her images are technical, meticulous but pervaded by a prickly sense of overwhelmingness awkwardness. From hairy bottoms to silent logs, the truth of the fact is that Altfest's paintings are honest, strikingly so.
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Shawn Huckins Pt.2

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August 19, 2014

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In a world where the art of Linguistics is drastically taking a turn, Shawn Huckins merges our present day internet colloquialisms with classical portraits of the 19th and 18th century. His latest series titled "The American __tier" uses this blend of opposing timelines to comment on an era where America idealistically looked toward the future and "the merging of peoples and cultures" vs. where we are now. Huckins was previously featured on EK on July 2012 and as the intricacies of the instant messaging world have grown, so has the quality and humor of his work.
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