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Pavel Samokhvalov

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March 1, 2014

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Moscow based Russian photographer Pavel Samokhvalov, spent Four years at the Institute of Cinematography.
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Clay Illustrations by Irma Gruenholz

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March 1, 2014

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Madrid based artist Irma Gruenholz creates three-dimensional hand-crafted illustrations out of clay. She studied graphic design and worked as an art director in an ad agency before embarking on a freelance career as an illustrator.
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Enemy ╳ Denis Villeneuve

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February 28, 2014

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Director Denis Villeneuve (previously featured on EK for his amazing work on INCENDIES and short film NEXT FLOOR), continues to amaze after his english debut PRISONERS with the psychosexual mind-bender Enemy.
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Reverse Engineered at Hellion Gallery

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February 27, 2014

Reverse Engineered at Hellion Gallery
Reverse Engineered is currently showing at Hellion Gallery in Portland Oregon is a lineup of amazing artists, their names follow: AJ Fosik, Souther Salazar, JShea, Troy Coulterman, Michael Alm and Yoskay Yamamoto.  Put together with the intent of show casing a group of installation artists, the artists are as talented as they are different, from AJ Fosik's in your face emotional dynamism to Michael's naturalistic woodwork to JShea's oddly quieting meditations on the human condition.  If you're in Portland check it out!  Otherwise, take a look here:
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Anna Dittmann

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February 27, 2014

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Anna Dittmann aka Escume is a digital illustrator from San Francisco currently studying in Georgia who primarily draws portraits in beautiful translucent ways.
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Robert Sammelin

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February 27, 2014

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Comic book artist, graphic designer and illustrator Robert Sammelin has a knack for drawing some bad ass ladies. His concept art has realized the likes of the Battlefield series as well as numerous other video games, comic books, covers for books and magazines.
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PORTRAIT ╳ MILKYEYES (Donato Sansone)

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February 26, 2014

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A sequence of ghostly and hazy caricatures comprise PORTRAIT, the latest endeavor by MILKYEYES (Donato Sansone) (previously featured on EK for TOPO GLASSATO AL CIOCCOLATO).
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Ribbonesia

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February 26, 2014

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Ribbonesia is a modern ribbon company created by Japanese artist Baku Maeda. The word 'ribbon' and 'modern' is an understatement when describing Ribbonesia because these are more like life-size modern sculptures made with satin and silk. I wouldn't be shocked if he starts creating apparel in the near future.
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Xiau-Fong Wee

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February 26, 2014

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Painter Xiau Fong Wee works and lives in San Francisco. Currently a student at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, she has shown her works at numerous places around the Bay Area.
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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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