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To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
-Tom Robbins

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October Jones: Hilarious Post-it Notes Left on the Train for Motivation and Cheer

Writer and illustrator October Jones delights with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places. The upbeat doodles, which star the adorable Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to encourage daily commuters.

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 Sophie Kahn Sculptures

Sophie Kahn’s work addresses the resonances of death in the still image. It owes its fragmented aesthetic to the interaction of new and old media, and the collision of the body with imaging technology.

I combine cutting-edge means of reproduction, like 3d laser scanning and 3d printing, with ancient bronze casting techniques. Using damaged 3d data, I create sculptures and video works that resemble de-constructed monuments or memorials.

The precise 3d scanning technology I use was never designed to capture the body, which is always in motion. When confronted with a moving body, it receives conflicting spatial coordinates, generating a 3d ‘motion blur’. From these scans, I create videos or life-sized 3d printed mold sculptures. The resulting sculptures bear the artifacts of all the digital processes they have been though. The scanning and 3d printing process strips color and movement from the body, leaving behind only traces of its form – a scan of the face resembles nothing more than a digital death mask.

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Fando Y Lis, Alejandro Jodorowsky (1968)

Fando Y Lis, Alejandro Jodorowsky (1968)

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fuckyouverymuch:

We cool off.

fuckyouverymuch:

We cool off.

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State and Lake by BalineseCat on Flickr.

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Oksana Badrak

Oksana Badrak is an extremely talented illustrator and concept artist from Moscow, Russia. She creates dreamy pop/kitsch imagery using mixed-media – this approach consists of a rich combination of digital technology with meticulously hand painted elements. The resulting surreal imagery presents a fantastical visual experience made from various amalgamations of graphic fiction and tightly rendered reality. Her work’s inspired from everything from Asian supermarkets to the Southern California desert. This creates a very distinctive style; it fuses an enticing and balanced landscape of pop-culture icons with organic world depictions.

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Graziano Locatelli

The works all have the name of a street or a street that has been part of the life of Locatelli and want to be an element of profound innovation in contemporary art. This is how the walls torn, shattered sculptures in which the memory bully comes across space and time, giving voice to a neurosis and an emotion tied to the objects that have left deep scars in the life of the artist. The tiles vintage crumbling and animate in a three-dimensional movement, are the chosen element to emphasize the power and vehemence that the memories have in our lives.  A broken wall in a house “uninhabited” that wants to tell his story.  Hence the title of the exhibition “Disabitare” as an evocation of a time that was where the object that has been forgotten its presence screams coming out of the walls, the walls, from our memories. An attempt, therefore, “Re-inhabiting” to Locatelli, an attempt to revive a past that would not be forgotten, but that is hard to forget.

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Axel Hoedt:Once A Year 2013

Axel Hoedt’s Once a Year offers a series of photographs of traditional German festival costumes, a sort of project that has become more familiar with the recent work of Charles Freger, Estelle Hanania and Phyllis Galembo. Hoedt’s work falls more inline with Hanania’s approach, yet his take is his own. With a background as a fashion and portrait photographer, Hoedt’s photographs revel in the strangeness of their subject matter. A good fashion photographer isn’t simply looking for beauty, but the moment where clothing transfigures the person wearing it — a transformation perhaps never more powerful than with costume. Photographed against white backdrops or in the streets in both black and white and color, Hoedt’s atmospheric images invite you to look, yet not in the same way documentary images do. In these images it is possible to see something beyond the garment. Momentarily still, Hoedt’s photographs allow us flashes of a centuries old world hidden in the experience of otherness of this once a year tradition.

via Emmanuel Chaussade

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