yagazieemezi:

This is Paul. 

Jérémy Barniaud is a photographer based in Paris whose work took my breath away for several reasons. His work is both dreamy and refreshing. . (see more)

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

Trying to do grad school faculty related research and 4 hours later I went to one artist’s website and found a whole bunch of bullshit I want on etsy.

I am a failure. 

Choi Xooang

Oil on Resin -

Known for his unearthly but highly intricate human figures, South Korean artist Choi Xooang has been sculpting for the last 10 years. Following his most recent exhibition, The Blind for the Blind at the Galerie Albert Benamou in Paris, Choi Xooang : Distorted and haunting, and certainly not for the squeamish, above everything else, Choi Xooang’s work reveals his deep concern for the human condition in society – and how he feels that something needs to change. Although the viewer is both repulsed and fascinated by the gut-wrenching hyperrealist sculptures of human bodies, Xooang’s mastery of the art and eye for detail right down to the smallest vein, is remarkable and reminds of the intricate work of Ron Mueck. As well as being hyperrealist, Xooang’s work is also surrealist and is charged with existential questions. His freakish figurative sculptures are mutilated or abbreviated. Merging unexpectedly, flesh is sewn together with ribbons, heads are plunged together to make one, a head is replaced with that of a hound or an ostrich and fists are plunged into backs of heads Ultimately, people are silenced and held captive by their condition.

Raw and cold, the works portray a bleak reality of the multiple facets of human relations and contemporary psychology.  ”His sculptures that reveal mental maladies of contemporary people – lost; deficient; paranoid; and deprived of free will – and violence hidden beneath the rationality of society also explore ontological questions about human existence and identity,” reads the exhibition catalogue. However, despite the horror displayed in his work, the artist isn’t a pessimist, ”There will be a solution,” as he tells us.

design-is-fine:

The Wunderkammer Olbricht, curated by Georg Laue, Me Collectors Room, Berlin, 2010. Via Morbid Anatomy

Maintaining cabinets of curiosities evolved during Renaissance and Baroque. In these collectors’ rooms precious artworks (artificialia), rare phenomena of nature (naturalia), scientific instruments (scientifica), objects from strange worlds (exotica), and inexplicable items (mirabilia) were preserved. They reflected the standard of knowledge and view of the world at that time.

design-is-fine:

The Wunderkammer Olbricht, curated by Georg Laue, Me Collectors Room, Berlin, 2010. Via Morbid Anatomy

Maintaining cabinets of curiosities evolved during Renaissance and Baroque. In these collectors’ rooms precious artworks (artificialia), rare phenomena of nature (naturalia), scientific instruments (scientifica), objects from strange worlds (exotica), and inexplicable items (mirabilia) were preserved. They reflected the standard of knowledge and view of the world at that time.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Andrew Miksys

Bingo

opalinefeather:

“Emma, 13, and her friends talk to boys on the Internet during her birthday party, Edina, Minnesota.”

opalinefeather:

“Emma, 13, and her friends talk to boys on the Internet during her birthday party, Edina, Minnesota.”

Can’t deal

Can’t deal