A Home For Media Artists

David Stoupakis

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March 16, 2014

David Stoupakis - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
David Stoupakis is an artist from New England living in NYC who illustrates dark and mystifying fantasies with oil paint.
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Ash White

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March 14, 2014

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Ash White is a graphic designer, contemporary collage artist, and illustrator from Kent, UK.
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Penny Byrne

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March 14, 2014

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Melbourne, Australia based visual artist Penny Byrne creates powerful political messages using vintage porcelain figurines and found objects. These darkly humorous figurines span a range of issue such as global politics, pop culture, and the environment. A well respected ceramics conservator, Byrnes meticulously forges her wonderfully twisted figurines with great precision. http://www.saatchionline.com/PennB
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Alex Stoddard

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March 13, 2014

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Alex Stoddard is a photographer born in Jacksonville, Florida and currently based in Los Angeles, California. His work focuses on the human form and the process of infusing it with natural surroundings. He also strives to create whimsical and surreal portraits.
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Kikyz1313

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March 13, 2014

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Kikyz1313 is an incredibly talented illustrator from Queretaro, Mexico. She arranges a combination of textures using macabre images of carcasses and cadavers with the innocence of children and nature.
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Mikael Aldo

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March 12, 2014

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Photographer Mikael Aldo was born in 1996 in Jakarta, Indonesia and currently still residing in his motherland. Aldo's conceptual aspect through photo-manipulation is immaculate and his rich theatrical approach portrays a beautiful twist on reality. At such a young age, it's quite astonishing where his vision travels.
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The Babadook ╳ Jennifer Kent

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March 11, 2014

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“If it’s in a word or it’s in a book… You can’t get rid of The Babadook.” A creepy tagline for a psychologically menacing feature debut from Australian director Jennifer Kent. Check it all out after the jump!
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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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Tasha Lewis Returns

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March 11, 2014

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Tasha Lewis is a talented mixed media artist previously featured for her guerrilla cyanotype Butterfly Installations in 2012 and her sculpture series Moments of Thaw in 2013. Her most recent series consist of handsewn collage sculptures using toned cyanotype and Inkodye prints of photographs that assemble into each figure.
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Euan Uglow (1932-2000)

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March 10, 2014

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Euan Ernest Richard Uglow (10 March 1932 – 31 August 2000) was a British painter who was famous for his nude and still life paintings. Uglow was predominantly a painter of the human figure, although he also painted still lifes and landscapes. His method was meticulous, involving a great deal of measuring and correction to create images that are not hyper real, but appear almost sculptural.
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Akihito Takuma

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March 10, 2014

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Akihito Takuma paints beautiful, dripping dark land and city scapes. They look like haunted, lifeless places  I would never want to live, but strangely draw me in. These paintings are selected from an ongoing series entitled "Lines of Flight". Takuma lives and works in Tokyo and Kanagawa, Japan.
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Seth Alverson

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March 9, 2014

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Seth Alverson is a painter based out of Houston, Texas who is known for creating unusually bizarre illustrations. We hope you enjoy them.
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Jason Borders

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March 7, 2014

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“My work is a form of self-hypnosis. Its a way of turning off cognitive thought and simply reacting. Its very meditative. It is escapism, though in a certain sense, its a form of hyper-existence- of living purely in the moment. In this way the work becomes a method of overcoming fears. That said, a large part of what I do involves a familiarization with death. My belief is that, as painful as it can be, looking directly at death helps you to live your life with intent and purpose. In this light, the work I do delves into a place where the lines between life, death, fantasy and reality are blurred." -Jason Borders, Portland, Oregon.
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Raqib Shaw

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March 6, 2014

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Indian-born Raqib Shaw is a London based artist who is known for painting royalty, raw, beautiful chaos that could make kings from all corners of the map stand in line and RSVP for. His paintings scream themes of mythology, religion, and decorative arts from both eastern and western traditions. Jesus and Satan would both weep tears of horror and bliss.
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All Apologies ╳ Happiness & Adam Berg

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March 5, 2014

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Director Adam Berg teams up with mystery Swedish band Happiness to create the oh-so-melancholic heart string strumming music video All Apologies.
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Jessica Stoller

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March 5, 2014

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Jessica Stoller is a sculptor based out of New York who specializes in ceramics and porcelain. She has received her MFA at the Cranbrook Art Academy and a BFA from College for Creative Studies. Stoller has exhibited her work in numerous shows throughout the US and in Berlin, Germany.
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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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“Shadow Circus” by Kirsten Stingle

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March 3, 2014

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"Storytelling connects us to one another and explains who we are. In an age in which the individual is often alienated, my work attempts to cut through the isolation by presenting common threads of the human experience. Early in my career, a fine arts degree in theater refined my understanding of imagery and taught me to use gestures as powerful expressive tools. However, it is through figurative ceramics that I am able to fully realize my narrative impulse." -Kirsten Stingle
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JUNKYARD ╳ Hisko Hulsing

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March 2, 2014

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A terrible encounter invokes one man’s life to flash before his eyes, a moment that may be more important than he thinks. JUNKYARD is a wonderfully dark and dramatic piece of work by Hisko Hulsing.
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Stefani Trifkovic

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March 2, 2014

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Stefani Trifkovic is a 17 year old portrait/fashion photographer based in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania area.
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