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mikeymcmichaels:

Sailor - by Mikey McMichaels - 585522IMG_6721
Sep 1, 2014 / 193 notes

mikeymcmichaels:

Sailor - by Mikey McMichaels - 585522IMG_6721

Sep 1, 2014 / 16,521 notes

artchipel:

Curator’s Monday 155 - Artist on Tumblr

Alyssa Monks | on Tumblr (b.1977, USA)

Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks is a figurative painter, blurring the line between abstraction and realism. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else. When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment.” Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections.

© All images courtesy of the artist

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Jul 26, 2014 / 9,484 notes

jedavu:

Ink Drawings of Famous European Cities by Sunga Park

Jul 26, 2014 / 61,901 notes

unexplained-events:

Last Meals of Inmates on Death Row

Jul 26, 2014 / 3,179 notes

artisticallynaked:

jedavu:

Intriguing Photographs Of Partially Submerged Nudes That Play With Perception

Sydney-based photographer Danny Eastwood has a visually intriguing series titled ‘The Naked and the Nude’ that plays with perception. 

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love it.

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Jul 26, 2014 / 3,413 notes

asylum-art:

Artist Seung-Hwan Oh and his paintings
artist on tumblr

The visual result of the symbiosis between film matter and organic matter is the conceptual origin of this body of work.

The process involves the cultivation of emulsion consuming microbes on a visual environment created through portraits and a physical environment composed of developed film immersed in water. As the microbes consume light-sensitive chemical over the course of months, the silver halides destabilize, obfuscating the legibility of foreground, background, and scale.

via Emmanuel Chaussade (que je salue et remercie)

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Shae DeTar
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ritakazakevicaphotography:

Beach by Rita Kazakevica
Jun 24, 2014 / 2 notes

ritakazakevicaphotography:

Beach by Rita Kazakevica