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Representations: Everyday Objects as Drawings

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Visual artist Cynthia Greig collects everyday objects and whitewashes them with ordinary house paint to devoid them of color or label. Then draws directly onto their surfaces with charcoal to create visual hybrids that appear to vacillate between drawing and photography, black-and-white and color. No digital manipulation is involved, but the camera’s monocular point of view is imperative.

My series of photographs, Representations, explores the concept of photographic truth and its correspondence to perceived reality. As a kind of playful homage to William Henry Fox Talbot’s treatise, The Pencil of Nature, the images combine color photography and drawing to create what I like to call photographic documents of three-dimensional drawings.

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Cassette Tape Artwork by Benoit Jammes

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French artist Benoit Jammes breathes new life into vintage audio cassettes turning them into colorful pieces of art.  Each piece is completely handmade, made with a bit of work but so nostalgia!  Benoit draws inspiration from popular culture, movie posters and not only.
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Vivid Landscape Paintings by Phan Thu Trang

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Vietnamese artist Phan Thu Trang takes the landscape as her subject, simplifing individual elements to their bare essentials. With a limited palette, the artist prefers the use of texture to define her subjects. Smooth areas of bright monotone paint together with the lush, painterly impasto used to define tree leaves.  Works in gradations of blue appear as pre dawn or early evening with their soft, cool tones. Works in green and white are akin to mid morning light, while works in shades of yellow, orange and red exude the searing heat of the mid-afternoon sun.  Her paintings depict her passion to showcase the radiance and freshness of the landscapes in Vietnam.

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