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Everyday Life in Rural Indonesia – Photography by Herman Damar

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Herman Damar is an amateur, human interest, landscape, and portrait photographer who uses mostly natural light. He is based in Jakarta,  Indonesia. His style is a blend of artistic, creative, and stylish photos.
All images are under copyright Š Herman Damar

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Macabre Sculptures by Maria Rubinke

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Danish artist Maria Rubinke creates traditional porcelain sculptures, but  in a twisted  manner. Her sculptural works portrait children in gruesome situations. A combination of cute and gore. Although criticized  by many, Maria Rubinke has her unique art style.

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The Dissolving Sculptures of Tomohiro Inaba

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Tomohiro Inaba is attracted to iron as a material among other reasons because it begins to rust and decay upon contact with air, practically the moment it is created. Though made from solid wire, many of his works appear freely woven. Like caught between two dimensions,  start off anatomically perfect, but they end in to disintegrate into thin air.

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Life-like Wood Sculptures by Bruno Walpoth

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Italian artist Bruno Walpoth creates haunting,  lifelike sculptures out of wood. Walpoth uses semi-translucent paint to coat his works, to ensure that the wood grains are visible. Each of his works is an attempt to breathe a living soul into carved wood. Walpoth points to the sculptures’ expressions: “When standing in front of the work, one should have the impression that the characters have a soul. I would like to achieve that.” He certainly achieved that!

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Taxidermy Fairies by Cedric Laquieze

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Amsterdam-based artist Cedric Laquieze has created a fantastical series of taxidermy fairies. Composed of bones, plants, feathers, and insect parts Laquieze’s otherworldly creatures may not look like the typical fairies but they are technically brilliant and visually intriguing.
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Surreal Juxtapositions

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London-bases artist Nancy Fouts produces weird objects, a strange fusion of opposite components which brings a whole new look in the compounded material. Such as a money purse with teeth or thorns on a balloon. Everyday objects, animals or symbols are being rearranged to change its original character.
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Cardboard Flying Machines by Daniel Agdag

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Melbourne-based artist Daniel Agdag’s work with a material as mundane as cardboard is nothing short of magical. He creates painstakingly intricate cardboard sculptures of unbelievably delicate and complex industrial flying machines. Agdag describes his process as ‘sketching with cardboard’,  as he makes no detailed plans or drawings of the pieces he creates.
These beautiful sculptures from the series “The Principles of Aerodynamics” are on now at MARS Gallery. The exhibition presents six fantastical machines – there are flying hot-rods and Jules Verne-style air balloons – as well as a larger hanging mobile.
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Paintings suspended in mid-air

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Colourant is a series of floating paintings by the New York art duo Floto+Warner. Artists threw up cocktails of colour until their camera caught just the splashy, fluid, stilled moments they wanted to record. Creating shapes of nature not experienced by the human eye, these short-lived anomalies are frozen for us to view at 3500th of a second. (more…)


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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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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