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Abstract collage by Aaron Wexler

“Directions to Home” 2011 Acrylic Painted Paper And Paint On Paper 48 x 36 in

I like the abstract collage work of the Brooklyn based artist Aaron Wexler. Inspired by nature, Wexler collects source materials from prints, books, photographs and more. After making drawings and collages from these source materials, the artist cuts his . . . → Read More: Abstract collage by Aaron Wexler

Figure paintings by Beata Chrzanowska

“MINT” 40.5×31 inches, Oil/Acrylic on Canvas, 2014

New York City based artist Beata Chrzanowska builds her figure paintings using many contradictory elements: bright and dull colors, geometric and organic shapes, minimalism and chaos. With deft brushstrokes and a precise eye, Chrzanowska uses these varied characteristics to breathe life into her works. See more of . . . → Read More: Figure paintings by Beata Chrzanowska

Installation of vintage photographs shown at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights

I like this installation of hanging photographic portraits. It is currently on display at the opening of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Unfortunately, I can’t find any mention of the artist who created the installation or a description of it.

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Tara Donovan creates two new large-scale installations from index cards and acrylic rods

detailed views of above installation

Artist Tara Donovan is currently showing two new large-scale sculptures at the Pace Gallery in New York City. Donovan is known for taking massive quantities of a single everyday object – like toothpicks, drinking straws, paper plates, or styrofoam cups – and clustering these items in . . . → Read More: Tara Donovan creates two new large-scale installations from index cards and acrylic rods

Lucas Simões cuts and layers digital images into portraits

In the series “Desmemórias,” São Paulo, Brazil based artist/architect Lucas Simões cuts out geometrical shapes from digitally-produced copies of portraits, and then layers them on top of more portraits of the same person.

Simões writes that he photographs “old childhood friends with whom I no longer maintain contact and also individuals I have just . . . → Read More: Lucas Simões cuts and layers digital images into portraits

More embroidery on vintage photographs by Hinke Schreuder

Dark. Delicate. More embroidery on vintage photographs by Amsterdam, Netherlands based artist Hinke Schreuder.

See more of Schreuder’s work here.

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A herd of knitted animals by Hannah Haworth

Dogs? Ant-eaters? Whatever the species, this pack of magical creatures has captured my fancy. Constructed by Brooklyn-based artist Hannah Haworth, each animal was made with material hand-knitted by the artist herself. I love the way Haworth uses the fair-isle patterns to denote the animals’ legs, body and facial features, emphasizing their ambling motion.

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Sketchbook inspiration: graphite drawings of friends on a Moleskine by Thomas Cian

Some sensitively rendered portraits by Milan based artist Thomas Cian. Cian uses graphite pencil on Moleskine sketchbooks to draw his friends. See more of the artist’s work on his tumblr site.

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A massive installation of hundreds of portraits on the walls of the Panthéon in Paris

In JR’s latest project he canvased portraits of anonymous people onto the interior and exterior walls of the Panthéon in Paris. A month before the installation was unveiled, the French artist collected hundreds of photos of people while traveling in a photo booth truck. The black and white images were aggregated together forming a . . . → Read More: A massive installation of hundreds of portraits on the walls of the Panthéon in Paris

More photographs of dancers embroidered by Jose Romussi

Berlin based mixed media artist Jose Romussi embellishes vintage photographs of ballet dancers with colorful embroidery. I’m smitten by this guy’s work. See more of it here and here.

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