sábado, 2 de abril de 2011

Sister Twin by Olga Martín


Bloody Barbie Bitch by Mariel Clayton

I’m not the biggest fan of Barbie, Mariel says…
For anyone who has ever suspected that Barbie’s life seems just a little too ideal, these Mariel Clayton Barbie dioramas might shed some light on the skeletons in the closet behind her inexhaustible supply of outfits, hot pink convertibles and ever-expanding dream mansions.
From cannibalism to drunken murder scenes to religious sacrifices, this collection does not shy away from controversy but rather openly embraces it.

The Language of Stillness by Martin Stranka

Martin says his photographs are mirrors, reflecting our souls, dreams, reality. He finds his inspiration inside of his own soul and the images he creates seem to be universally familiar to other people. Trying to show people his own inner world and his own way of perceiving it, Martin surprisingly helps the others reveal their own internal world of emotions, feelings, and thoughts.

Art or Porn? by Max Sauco

 Max Sauco is a Russian artist who creates the most compelling photo-manipulated imagery

                                                                Birthday is a sad day 

                                                                             Two Pussies

Crash! by Suso33

Hope And Fear by Phil Toledano

Phil Toledano’s photographs are a contemporary representation of what he believes to be the hopes and fears that run through America today. The warp and weft of the American dream are changing, and these changes are worn by the people in this series.

Rubber Duck by Florentijn Hofman

The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!

Rubber Duck, Osaka 
10 x 11 x 13 meters 
Inflatable, pontoon and generator

Conception of The Mind by Fatima Azimova

Omniphilia by Melissa Steckbauer

Life Adjustment Center by Ryan McGinley

Ballet Legs Pictures

Modern (contemporary) ballet is getting increasingly popular these days. Contemporary ballet combines classical ballet with modern dance, and is often based on modern plays. There are rumors that the Russian "Bolshoi Theater" will soon have a ballet play about Putin and Saakashvili (Georgian President).
Take any person and swap his legs for the legs of ballet dancer, similar to how it's done in this example. Feel free to use politicians, celebrities, movie or painting characters to give them ballet legs. As Bee Gees once said they "should be dancing!

Lifeblood by John Ross

Metamorphosis by Olan

The works of artist Olan, entitled 'Metamorphosis', an exploration by the artist on the perceptions of feminine beauty, include mixed media works of such notables as Anne Hathaway, Courtney Love, Kelly Osbourne, RuPaul, Drag performer Lady Bunny, supermodels Linda Evangelista, Erin Wasson and Stephanie Seymour along with works of homeless and working women, transsexuals, female impersonators, androgynous males and mythical mermaids - (none of whom will be pointed out as such) in an effort to explore the societal perception of feminine beauty in art reflecting individuals who create that allure, some by the sheer fact they are born female and others who create the feminine iconic illusion. All of the artists works are created from his own photos of his subjects through digital art combined with hand-painting on canvas.

Duality of Humanity by Shepard Fairey

Shepard was recently presented with the opportunity to illustrate some incredible photographs taken by photojournalist Al Rockoff. The images that were drawn to Shepard fit exactly with the current times and express same complex emotions many people felt during the Vietnam War

Herakut (Germany)

Urban Angel by Mikael Alacoque & Andre Firmiano,

Old Toys Have a Dream Too by Deborah Hustic

Drakula by Vladimir Dubossarsky & Alexander Vinogradov

The painters Dubossarsky & Vinogradov have been concocting a lurid potion of nineteenth-century Russian painting traditions, Socialist Realism, and the last several decades of pop culture. It all looks a bit like a baby shower for a Hollywood starlet — maybe Ms. Michael Douglas herself.

Ghost in The Machine by Iri5

In this series I showcase a number of portraits of musicians made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette. Also included are portraits made from old film and reels. The idea comes from a phrase (ironically) coined by philosopher Gilbert Ryle, a description of how your spirit lives in your body. I imagine we are all, like cassettes, thoughts wrapped up in awkward packaging. (Iri5)


                                                                            The Beatles


Coat Hanger Sculpture

Hard 2 Death by Fahamu Pecou

The confusion and contradictions from the attempts to achieve elusive patriarchal masculinity can clearly be seen in the behaviors of young black men between the ages of 18-25. Ironically, this is also the period of black male development most often portrayed in the media. It is during this time that the young black man is at his most vulnerable. Feelings of powerlessness abound, he feels trapped. In his home as well as the world-at-large, he is constantly bombarded with the idea that he is inherently flawed. As a result, he places no value on his own life. His desperation is manifested in self-destructive behaviors, all behind the facade of bravery.


Hard 2 Death is set to open April 30 and runs through May 28 at Backslash Gallery in Paris

Beautiful Monsters by Paco Peregrín

The Skeleton Bar

Artist Han Rudi Giger (better known as H.R. Giger) who is recognized worldwide as one of the foremost artists of Fantastic Realism and who worked on the pop culture film series Alien, designed this bar in Gruyere, Switzerland and he used as points of reference and inspiration his horror-inspiring creation. The bar is decorated throughout with models of spinal chord-like skeletons and other such creepy motifs reminiscent of the otherworldly environments in the Alien movies. Giger designed the title character- the movie’s mean killing machine monster- and won an Oscar for best special effects in 1980. 

Secular Quarter #3 by David Gidali

Kusho by Shinichi Maruyama

The Kusho series consists of twenty-three large-scale color photographs that represent the interplay of black ink and water, both in mid-air and on white surfaces.  The phenomenon that Maruyama captures – two liquids colliding the millisecond before they merge into grey – is the result of various actions and devices.  The resultant images literally deconstruct the material elements of ink drawing and calligraphy, allowing us to see in extraordinary detail chemical and physical processes invisible to the naked eye.

Woz by Laura Jurt