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Exploring Climate Change through Photorealistic Paintings

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Large scale pastel drawings that document Earth’s shifting landscape and the effects of progressive climate change.
Inspired by her childhood travels, Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman has taken recent trips to places like the NW coast of Greenland- retracing the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford and documenting the rapidly changing arctic landscape- and Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, and arguably the most vulnerable to rising sea levels.

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Wire Fairies by Robin Wight

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Inspired by an inexplicable real life encounter, the fantasy fairies are painstakingly created from galvanised and stainless steel wire, by UK wire artist Robin Wight. Every fairy is a handmade sculpture uniquely crafted to your desired pose and installation requirements. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gardens.

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Immersed – Photography by Annabelle Gaspar

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Annabelle Gaspar is a photographer who lives and works in Sydney. One of Gaspar’s skills as a photographer is her ability to use the underwater setting to intensify the drama within every image. Movement becomes dancelike and stillness becomes deafening. Mirrored surface reflections and fractured light shape the atmospheric qualities of the photographs and direct the viewer towards an emotive and personal reading of the works.
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Bringing Classic Books to Life

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Terry Border‘s artwork and humorous experiences have been noticed and  featured in international magazines, ranging from the USA to Russia and China. We have already featured his series called Bent Objects, where everyday objects came to life via the metal wires. This time with his series Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs  he breathes new life into classic paperbacks. The series focuses on the message of each book for inspiration for the pose it takes on.

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Surreal Photography by Ilya Kisaradov

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A selection of surrealist and expressive photographs by Russian photographer Ilya Kisaradov (aka ezorenier). The photographer’s subjects, mostly women , are shot in open air while the image of the birdcage appears a few times, possibly symbolizing imprisonment. The whole collection is all about breaking free of confinement and no longer being silenced.

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Street art by Daan Botlek

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Rotterdam based street artist and illustrator Daan Botlek is known for his minimalist form of character-driven street art. His ghostly white figures painted on old building walls, are depicted to execute daring escapes interacting  with the space around them or  passing in and out of unseen dimensions.

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Interactive Cloud Made of 6,000 Light Bulbs

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CLOUD began as a large-scale interactive sculpture created from 6,000 light bulbs by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett. The piece utilizes everyday domestic light bulbs and pull strings, re-imagining their potential to catalyze collaborative moments and create an experiential environment. As part of the process of building the sculpture, the artists collected burnt out incandescent light bulbs from the surrounding community, forging an informal relationship with non-artists, reducing costs, and asking audiences to reconsider household items in an alternative context. During exhibition, viewers interact with CLOUD, working as a collective to turn the entire sculpture on and off.

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Fake Building Facades by Patrick Commecy

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Artist Patrick Commecy heads up a team of muralists that transform boring blank walls throughout France,  into vibrant scenes full of life. In his hyper-realistic paintings he  incorporates popular figures who belong to the town that he’s painting in. According to him urban frescoes improve the quality of life of residents, enrich the cultural heritage of the town and enhance its brand image .

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Forgotten Heroines by Natalie Shau

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Natalie Shau is a mixed media artist and photographer based in Lithuania . She found interest in fashion and portrait photography as well as digital illustration and photo art. Despite her personal work, Natalie also creates artwork and photography for musicians, theater, fashion magazines, writers and advertisement.
Forgotten Heroines honors females of the past and present for their strength, endurance and loyalty through adversity.

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Destruction / Creation by Chris Slabber

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Chris Slabber‘s Destruction / Creation series of paint in water sculptures was inspired by the works of Alberto Seveso. The idea behind this series was to show that from Destruction comes Creation. As the paint falls there is a constant point of creation, but at the same time it destroys itself.

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Everyday Surrealism Photomontages

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Richard Smith, a self-taught graphic artist with 20+ years of professional experience, incorporates assimilated photographic techniques and modern photomanipulation approaches into his hand-crafted compositions. Smith explores unexpected interrelationships between everyday images through surrealist photomontage. Working with elements from nature, pedestrian objects, specially-commissioned photos, and scenes from his travels and neighborhood, he fuses these components into ethereal yet cohesive views that transcend their origins.

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New works of Ray Caesar

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Digital painter Ray Caesar is known for his illustrations featuring ethereal feminine figures. New series of works created using Maya, a 3-D modeling software used to make digital animations for the film and game industry.

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Conceptual Photography by Rachel Baran

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Conceptual photographer Rachel Baran, currently living in Ohio, creates beautiful self portraits. Some of her works are dark and introverted, while others dreamy and joyful. But always creative and overwhelmed by passion.
Her photos are simply manipulated in Photoshop or created by combining multiple photographs.

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‘Alternate Perspective’ photo series shows a 360 degree world

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Randy Scott Slavin is an award-winning director and surrealist photographer based in New York City. In his Alternate Perspective series he takes up to a hundred pictures of a scene to build up a 360 degree image before stitching them together to make a stereographic projection.

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Fintan Magee Murals

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Fintan Magee is an Australian street artist known for his murals throughout Queensland and later in New South Wales.
Moving away from traditional graffiti in recent years his guerilla murals often inhabit the isolated, abandoned and broken corners of the city. Mixing surreal and figurative imagery his paintings are deeply integrated with the urban environment and explore themes of waste, consumption, loss and transition and contain a sentimentality and softness influenced by children’s books.(via)

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Surreal photos taken with an old film camera

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Ukrainian photographer Oleg Oprisco takes portrait  photography of dreamy women , flavoured with magic and surrealism. He only uses old school cameras such as Kiev 6C and 88, and old films camera.

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Amazing Driftwood Sculptures by Jeffro Uitto

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On the Washington coast there’s a place where nature’s leftovers get a second chance at stardom. The place is Knock on Wood, and Jeffro Uitto is the artist making the magic happen.

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Rough Sketches Turned Into Real Furniture

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The collection, titled “rough sketch products” was created by art student Daigo Fukawa for his Senior thesis at Tokyo University. Chairs, sofas and stools, seem like messy doodles and sketches magically popped up off the paper but they are actually formed out of arranged wire.

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The Playful Faces of Victor Nunes

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Victor Nunes, places every-day objects or food, onto a page and then with a few pencil strokes and a touch of humor he turns them into pictures of faces, animals and other playful scenes.

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Underwater – Photography by Soon Tong

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Singapore-based photographer Soon Tong is one of the lead photographers for Calibre Pictures and Ideas and specializes in aquatic and people photography. In these underwater photo shoots with beautiful couture gowns from Jessicacindy, he brilliantly utilizes water and light to give still images a sense of movement and energy.

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Oil paintings by Igor Mudrov

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Oil on canvas paintings depicting people walking in the rain by Igor Mudrov.

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Wire Sculptures by Yong Won Song

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Korean artist and sculptor Yong Won Song used wire to create these whimsical sculptures. The idea behind using wire was to create an exhibit with pieces that look like life-sized scribbled drawings. As Song says, “My work attempts to present ‘a world of dream’ as a combination of unconsciousness and consciousness.”

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Traffic Lights

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Photographer Lucas Zimmermann on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany, set up his camera, and took incredible long exposure traffic light photos. You can see more from the series over on Behance.

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Anamorphic Illusion Drawings by Ben Heine

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The illusion paintings below are part of Ben heine‘s “Pencil Vs Camera” series, full of magic, illusion, poetry and surrealism. Heine draws his sketches freehand using a mixture of charcoal sticks and graphite pencils before they being retouched in post-production.
(Photos by Ben Heine/Barcroft Media)

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