A Home For Media Artists

Gino Rubert

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February 25, 2014

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Barcelona based mixed-media artist Gino Rubert’s work revolves around “the new man and woman, the contemporary couple in a time after the pill, after the strikes in May 1968, after the rise of Feminism, after all the politics and laws were developed to equalize men and women's rights and opportunities,” says Rubert. “My characters are set in some kind of utopia. They are individuals who express their gender and nature without arrogance, complexity, or fear.”
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Kehinde Wiley

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February 25, 2014

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As you can tell from the image above, Kehinde Wiley is both fabulous and talented. His subjects are brilliantly matched against their colorful intricate backgrounds. He was previously featured on March 2010, for his portrait of African Togetherness as part of the unity uniform campaign for African National Football teams created by PUMA.
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Girl Walk // All Day ╳ Jacob Krupnick

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February 24, 2014

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Girl Walk // All Day is a complex mesh of dance, documentation, music video, movement and above all happiness. An amazing feat of choreography and determination, directed by Jacob Krupnick and in association with Wild Combination.
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Simon Schubert

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February 24, 2014

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Simon Schubert is an installation artist based out of Cologne, Germany who engages on the idea of psychological reflection, isolation, and the concept of existence. The surrealist is heavily influenced by the writings of Samuel Beckett.
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Cicada Princess ╳ Mauricio Baiocchi

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February 22, 2014

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VFX specialist Mauricio Baiocchi’s short film Cicada Princess adapts the perplexing natural lifecycle of these insects into a live-action animated fairytale. Check out the full stream right after the jump.
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William Hundley

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February 22, 2014

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William Hundley is a photography based out of Austin, Texas who shoots with an experimental approach by blending surreal and unusual oddities.
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“BEAUTY”

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February 21, 2014

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Italian experimental animator and director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro animates and gives life to classical still paintings.
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Under the Skin ╳ Jonathan Glazer

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February 20, 2014

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Filmmaker Jonathan Glazer (known for SEXY BEAST, BIRTH, Massive Attack’s KARMACOMA and Radiohead’s KARMA POLICE) presents his latest feature Under the Skin. A psychological piece that coldly observes humanity and sexuality through the gaze of an opposing outside force. Get more goosebumps after the jump.
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Petros Chrisostomou

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February 20, 2014

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Petros Chrisostomou photographs small-scale, ordinary, ephemeral objects in architectural models that he constructs himself, and then dramatically arranges, often employing lighting and staging conventions of the theatre. With the alteration of scale and reversal of the relation between object and environment, between imaginary and real space, his photographs challenge the viewer's visual certainties
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Jaume Montserrat

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February 20, 2014

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  Barcelona based artist Jaume Montserrat creates a series of hollow unraveling animals entitled "Emptyland." This collection is based on a dream he once had, of harmonious creatures  that lived without necessities and therefor fear. He illustrates the peaceful coexistence among what would seem like perfect beings and what that emptiness and lack of desire could look like.
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Madame Peripetie

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February 19, 2014

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Madame Peripetie aka Sylwana Zybura is a Polish photographer and an uncanny creative director based in Germany. Her series entitled 'Dream Sequence' is literally mind blowing and strangely amazing.
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SYMMETRY / A Palindromic Film ╳ Yann Pineill

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February 18, 2014

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Yann Pineill’s latest short film SYMMETRY - A Palindromic Film is exactly that. An intriguing experiment in editing tricks and drama-romance narratives. Definitely check it out after the jump!
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Sal Jones

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February 18, 2014

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London based artist Sal Jones uses fictional characters as subjects to depict honest expressions of human emotions. Both of his oil series, Leading Ladies and Boys In Blue, display the vulnerability in each portrait by drawing from the best source of human emotional range, dramatic cinema. Oh the sweet irony.
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Dave Young, Eddie Colla AND Hugh Leeman AT 111 MINNA

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February 17, 2014

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Dave Young, Eddie Colla and Hugh Leeman are at it again, they currently have a show at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco!  Though they have been working together for a while, this show is meant to be less a collaborative effort and group show.  Nonetheless, it's interesting see how their work and thought processes have evolved, both individually and thanks to their collaborations.  Check out the interview and if you're in The City check out the show!
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Naomi Okubo

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February 17, 2014

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Naomi Okubo is painter from Tokyo, Japan who is heavily influenced by fashion. Her paintings have a sense of decoration, where patterns camouflage in lush and bizarre beautiful combinations. The subject matter is also presented in a very peculiar, non-traditional aspect where composition is portrayed in a rather unexpected tasteful approach.
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Tristan Pigott

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February 15, 2014

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Tristan Pigott's paintings are simple explorations of human characteristics, depicted and enhanced with the use of proportion and surreal ideas. His interest in how people perform in every day life informs his work: he exploits characteristics of a person's self-projection such as the use of fashion, which he makes poignant in his paintings, whether in a humorous approach, or by use of composition.
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EK Interview: Christophe Pouget

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February 14, 2014

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Christophe Pouget stitches photos together to create a melange of life, showing more of scene than any single photo ever could.  His work brings places to life, showing not only the action of the moment, but of many moments, all at once.  Check out his interview:
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Daniel González

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February 14, 2014

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Daniel González is a photographer based out of Medellín City, Colombia who captures everyday experiences in relation to nudity and space. As landscapes change with the notion of time passing, he explores the human body's fragility as it endures metamorphosis.
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Letizia Iman

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February 13, 2014

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Half-Italian/Lebanese fine art photographer Letizia Iman focuses on the primitive state of physical and psychological nudity. Through analog photography, she explores fetishism, spirituality, and religious rituals to reach the state of complete physical and mental purification.
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Ricardo Fernandez Ortega

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February 13, 2014

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Ricardo Fernandez Ortega is a modern day artist whose work encompasses the ethereal and surreal beauty of classical paintings while incorporating contemporary elements and techniques. This tremendously talented artist hails from Durango, Mexico.
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