ANIMALCOHOLICS

As people drink, they lose their self control and self consciousness, their primal instincts appear, and they become more like animals. For her latest mind bending work ANIMALCOHOLICS, Frieke Janssens, as in her famous Smoking Kids series, tackles addiction and social changes.

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Natasha Cousens

Natasha Cousens creates sculptures that can be considered a new form of taxidermy. Instead of the real thing, her pieces are beautifully crafted wooden sculptures of woodland creatures like foxes, deers, and rabbits. These cute forest dwellers are often embellished with decorative elements such as floral wreaths or guised in an unnatural color; making Cousen’s…

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Lauren Marx

“Animals always have been, and always will be, my passion. They have been the subjects of my drawings ever since I was a child. I blame it on weekends spent at the Saint Louis Zoo and endless hours watching, National Geographic’s: Mutual of Omaha”. They influenced my desire to learn about biology while attending high…

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Marcela Cardenas

Marcela Cardenas is a fine artist based out of Medellín, Colombia who incorporates many mediums such as painting, drawing, and taxidermy installations revolving around the relationship of nature and animals.

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Jason Borders

“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…

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Idiots

The artistic partnership of Afke Golsteijn & Floris Bakker, who collectively are better known as Idiots, present us with a unique body of work, characterized by the use of animal material. The Idiots create taxidermy sculpted into natural positions and combined seamlessly with rich materials such as embroidery and pearls.

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Hominid

Contemporary artist Brian Andrews explores the transparent nature of the animal kingdom in his re-interpreted short Hominid (originally based off of his own photographic work). X-rayed features of human skeletal structures replace the outer surfaces of Hominid‘s participants, invigorating and emphasizing the tell old tale of the hunter and the hunted.

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Gregory Colbert

Gregory Colbert is a Canadian-born photographer and filmmaker. After 1992, the year his work as a photographer was first publicly exhibited, Colbert kept quiet, not showing any of his films or art. He instead traveled to a number of different places such as Burma, Kenya, and Namibia to film and photograph the interaction between humans…

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Ryan McGinley Revisit

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen (and loved) Ryan McGinley‘s Moonmilk series. A totally different aesthetic than his unearthly human landscapes, his black and white portraits are proof that the man lives in a world that is quite honestly, far cooler than ours. We’ve featured him twice already and we’re still…

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The Creatures From El

‘The Creatures From El’ is a series created by Ellen Jewett, who is based out of Ontario, Canada. By working with clay and acrylics, her mystical creatures discovers the outer realms of imagination. Fused with other elements in life, they embark on a grotesque, fantasy like form. Ellen Jewett’s sculptures can be purchased at Etsy.com.

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Tomohiro Inaba

Tomohiro Inaba is a Japanese sculptor that smiths his work with steel craftsmanship. The artist’s rendering generally starts off in a solid anatomical section and ends up in stringy manifestations.

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Sandy Skoglund

Sandy Skoglund (Quincy, Massachusetts) is a photographer and a surreal installation artist. Skoglund creates imaginative sets and carefully places overwhelming amount of animals, objects as well as people. After studying in France, New York and Iowa she gathered her studies in filmmaking, multimedia art, printmaking and much more.

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Yuji Moriguchi

Yuji Moriguchi is a Tokyo based artist that illustrates a world of traditional Japanese paintings that blends with modern manga. Seemingly heavily influenced by Katsushika Hokusai but through his fantasies of octopuses, squids, juxtaposed trunks spaces and more animals.

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