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Roberto Ferri Part II

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April 2, 2014

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Roberto Ferri is an Italian fine art painter whose work is heavily inspired by Baroque painters such as Caravaggio and other old masters of Romanticism. His paintings display such tranquilizing tones that alleviate the viewers eyes, while accepting the realization of such convoluted and surreal actions each character uncovers. Ferri was also featured back in January 2012.
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Lalla Essaydi Revisit

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April 2, 2014

Lalla Essaydi, featured back in 2012, is a Moroccan-born artist who delves into Islamic calligraphy to give a voice, and an intricate veil, to her subjects. The tension between the richness and the confinement in her photographs hints at the complexities of Arab female identity, and the voyeuristic Western tendencies thereof. Her two latest series, Bullet and Harem Revisited are potent, luminous, and absolutely breathtaking.
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Clarisse Rebotier

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April 1, 2014

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French photographer/digital artist Clarisse Rebotier and photographer Thomas Subtil teamed up for their series entitled 'Animétro' portraying wandering animals roaming the subways of Paris. Each animal is digitally situated and reacts to it's surroundings within given live scenarios.
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Nuno Moreira

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April 1, 2014

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Nuno Moreira is a talented photographer from Portugal currently residing in Tokyo. His most recent work, a book titled "State of Mind." is a superb collection of private moments with the human condition.  With well calculated  shadows, focal points and composition, each image touches on a unique intimacy of the moment it's capturing. His book is currently available on his website.
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EK Interview: Casey McKee

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March 31, 2014

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  The art of Casey McKee is dynamic, spanning an array of subjects, some serious others not, and maintaining degree a levity.  He is one of a number of great artist from 5 pieces Gallery whom we are proud to be spotlighting.  Check out his interview and take a look at his work!
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MANGLO IS BACK *NSFW

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March 31, 2014

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MANGLO aka Yukaman is a Japanese digital illustrator who draws with cute, child-like vibrant colors and seemingly playful tones, but the direction behind these Japanese manga drawings are absolutely sadistic and menacing. We're happy share them with you and be sure to check out her previous feature back in February 2011.
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Nonotak Studio

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March 31, 2014

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Nonotak Studio is a collaboration between animator Noemi Schipfer and "architect musician" Takami Nakamoto. In 2011 they were commissioned by a French architect to create a public mural in Paris and the duo has been constructing dizzying audio and visual installations since. Deep, brooding, and ambient soundscapes are coupled with beautiful geometric patterns of light that sway in space as the viewer is fully immersed. Nonotak Studio have taken their pieces to festivals throughout the U.S. (i.e.; New York) and Europe (primarily). I secretly imagine myself wandering the streets of Paris late, late at night and stumbling into one of these installations, they are so tricking RAD!
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Feature: The Tall Trees Of Portland

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March 30, 2014

On April 3rd the Hellion Gallery in Portland will be opening a show centered the art book The Tall Trees of Portland.  Matt Wagner, the gallery owner, has curated the Tall Trees of Portland as an art book featuring a number of awesome Portland artists and is one of several such books he has executed and has planned.  Check out some of the art in the book and the interview with Matt regarding the book and if you're in the area head to Hellion Gallery on Thursday!
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Serge Gay Jr.

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March 29, 2014

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Serge Gay Jr. is a Grammy nominated illustrator / fine artist / graphic designer currently based out of San Francisco, California. Early on he embarked on a journey of self-discovery aimed at unlocking the potential of his deep seeded creativity through education. New World School of the Arts in Miami exposed him to relationships, concepts and experiences to nurture, develop and channel his artistic instinct. The College for Creative Studies in Detroit would then help him to further refine his skills and build the foundation for his art career.
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ECHO ╳ Lewis Arnold

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March 28, 2014

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ECHO is a cryptically challenging drama that ensnares both its characters and audience in tensely constructed atmosphere. Directed by Lewis Arnold and written by James Walker.
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Kelly Blevins

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March 28, 2014

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Kelly Blevins is an artist based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who creates metamorphic illustrations with charcoal.
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Yani Clarke

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March 28, 2014

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Yani Clarke is an Australian photographer who is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Her photographs of smiling children jumping off into cool blue waters evokes the memories of childhood summers and the freedoms they held.
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Gourmet Mouse Traps

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March 27, 2014

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As the name suggests, David Luciano's photography series showcases mouse traps baited with a cheesy dish fit for the pickiest mouse. In the series, mouse traps are outfitted with savoury and mouth-watering dishes rather than the standard cheese. The inspiration for Gourmet Mouse Traps came to Davide after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in NYC.
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Eric Wert

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March 27, 2014

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Eric Wert is a talented painter currently residing in Portland, Oregon.  His still life work shows incredible attention to detail and texture while the subjects themselves represent a balance between beauty and disorder.  His work is currently being represented by Gallery Henoch in NYC and William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, MA.
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FUKE

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March 26, 2014

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FUKE is a Japanese fine art photographer based out of Kagawa Shikoku Japan.
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Abelardo Morell

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March 26, 2014

Abelardo Morell is a Cuban-born photographer fascinated by the ancient technology of camera obscura, turning entire rooms into delicate pinhole cameras. He travels among the insides of our world, the intimate rooms where we make our lives, projecting the glorious outside in with lush, dizzying results. His rich, lapping image create an unnerving vision of reality that appear tantalizingly more realistic than ours.
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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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Alec Huxley Revisit

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March 22, 2014

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The evil and sultry images of Alec Huxley’s paintings are like a James Bond film on acid.
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