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    Antoine Cordet Paintings

    Artist on Tumblr, Saatchi Art, Facebook

    A striking feature of Antoine Cordet’s body of work is that nearly all of his subjects are male. In an image culture where the bare, female body is used as a story-telling medium in everything from art to advertising, this aspect of Cordet’s work is refreshing. The Parisian painter’s artworks resemble discarded party polaroids that have taken a serious beating. Snapshot-like portraits of dejected youths, the paintings spell out agony and confusion with muddled brushstrokes and dripping paint splatters — like a visualization of a secret quickly whispered in passing. See more of Cordet’s paintings below.

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    Paintings by Iranian Artist Afarin Sajedi

    We are enjoying the work of Iranian artist Afarin Sajedi this morning. Sajedi has had exhibitions across Iran and also taught at Tehran Azad University and Tehran University. Her paintings and sketches of women are fascinating and slightly surreal, but gracefully honest.

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    Steven Quinn

    Found images stenciled over with spray paint, and titled quite appropriately, Clown Face. This is the hilarious, kinda creepy, yet still gorgeous work of London based artist Steven Quinn. And, if you happen to be in London, keep an eye out for clown-covered walls! Yep, these vintage beauties are a series of paste-ups, that now grace the walls of Brick Lane.

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    Echo Morgan: Blue and White Porcelain

    photos: Jamie Baker

    The performance “’Be the Inside of the Vase” was divided into two parts.
    The first story began with my dad’s attempt to commit suicide. The performance revealed my uneasy childhood and difficult relationship with my father. I was still and silent whist my voice revealed the narrative using a pre-recorded audio. In the second performance the story moves towards my relationship with my mother. Through a rather brutal personal history I addressed sexually political statements:
    From my father: “Women should be like vase, smooth, decorative and empty inside! ” From my mother: “ Don’t be a vase, pretty but empty inside, be the inside, be the quality!” From myself: “This is my voice, my story, my childhood, I am not a vase! .”

    Watch the video:

    Be the inside of the vase from Echo Morgan on Vimeo.

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     monika horcicova 3D prints the wheel of life skeletal sculpture

    made from 3D printed pieces, ‘the wheel of life’ by czechdesigner monika horcicova is a skeletal sculpture that is based on a symbol of infinity. the round structure refers to the repeated cycle of conception and death, with walking legs used to evoke the image of people in motion. the idea explores the fragility of human bones, which despite this are able to carry the weight of the whole human figure during its life. the plaster composite pieces were 3D printed and then placed in a form and casted in a polyurethane resin, the individual pieces were then assembled into a single object.

    (Source: design, via asylum-art)

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    mark evans - Leather Sculptor

    mark evans, specializes in ‘micro-sculpting’ leather, etching away at the material with razor sharp knifes and dyeing the material to stunning effect

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