Chemis street art

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Graffiti writer known as Chemis comes from Kazakhstan. His works are known around the world. Visiting new places, experimenting with spray can, making films and cooperation with organizations promoting human rights is an important part of his ten-year history of painting.

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Life in the tundra

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The Nenets, indigenous people living in northern arctic Russia, are reindeer herders, migrating across the Yamal peninsula, thriving for more than a millennium with temperatures from minus 50°C in winter to 35°C in summer. Their annual migration of over a 1000 km includes a 48 km crossing of the frozen waters of the Ob River.

“If you don’t drink warm blood and eat fresh meat, you are doomed to die on the tundra”.

The discovery of oil and gas reserves in the 1970s and the expanding infrastructure on the peninsula, has challenged their indigenous lifestyle. From the late Stalin period, all children have been enrolled in Soviet boarding schools, this has become a part of the typical Nenets life cycle.

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Miniature city made out of bricks by Matteo Mezzadri

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Italian photographer Matteo Mezzadri starting from the basic element of construction, the brick, built an entire model city in his studio and then photographed the buildings in primarily static, symmetrical compositions. The project “Minimal City” explores architectural density and the spatial components of the modern metropolis.

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The anatomical paintings of Nunzio Paci

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Italian artist Nunzio Paci mixes plants and animals with human anatomies to create intricate paintings.

“My whole work deals with the relationship between man and Nature, in particular with animals and plants. The focus of my observation is body with its mutations. My intention is to explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination.”

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The Eerie Crater Lake of Kawah Putih

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Kawah Putih (White Crater) is a striking lake and tourist spot in a volcanic crater in West Java in Indonesia. The smell of sulfur is strong because there is a good deal of steam and sulfurous gas bubbling from the lake. Around the lake there are tracks and through the nearby forest including to the peak of Mt Patuha.

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Vibrant Paintings by Erik Jones

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Erik Jones‘s work is vibrant and colorful, expressing a heightened sense of realism captured in his female subjects, juxtaposed with sporadic mark making and non-representational forms that could be said to mimic geometric high-end fashion. This effect is achieved by using multiple mediums such as watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, water-soluble wax pastel and water-soluble oil on paper.

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