“Anomaly” – Realistic Oil Paintings of Fabled Characters and Creatures In The Modern World by Matthew Grabelsky

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In the vein of the TV show “Once Upon a Time” or the graphic novel series “Fables”, Matthew Grabelsky‘s oil paintings show a wide variety of mythical and fairy tale creatures in the modern world. The painting style and locations are extremely realist, but the characters and situations are surreal, which is an absolutely interesting combination. They show a mix of humans, animals, and anthropomorphic characters and many of these paintings feature human/beast couples. Seeing these creatures alongside people is both comical and cool.

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Circles of Life in Martin Hill’s Sculptures

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Photographer Martin Hill, together with his long-time partner Philippa Jones, travels around the world to create temporary sculptures that represent the circle of life.

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Paper Dream Worlds by JeeYoung Lee

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JeeYoung Lee creates very complex scenes out of paper that require incredible patience. Within a few weeks, sometimes even months, the young Korean artist works in her small studio, creating other worlds.

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The Urban Yoga by Anja Humljan

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The project “The Urban Yoga” is to “explore alternative ways of understanding the relationship between the urban environment and our sensuous body“. The project took place between the last two years (2013/2014) and the actual places were the ones Humljan’s had worked as a freelance architect and designer: New York, Madrid, Paris and Ljubljana. Refreshing views of urban places. And even more engaging by knowing her journey. Enjoy.

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Living Clay: Ceramics Brought to Life by Johnson Tsang

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Jhonson Tsang, an artist from Hong-Kong, creates bizarre anthropomorphic sculptures shaped into human forms that splash through chinaware.

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Self-Portraits that pays Homage to Van Gogh, Lempicka, Malevich, Klimt, Klimt, Kahlo, Picasso

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A series of self-portraits that pays homage to great artists such Degas, Picasso, Klimt, and Van Gogh. The images combine her knowledge of photography, painting techniques, and digital manipulation to capture the style of each artist and by using herself as the artist’s model, Katerina Belkina becomes not just a spectator but a participant as well.

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Impressive Hobo Nickels by Paolo Curcio

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Artist Paolo Curcio from Barcelona creates tributes to pop culture, movie characters and literature by carving clad coins. The most common subjects of his works are skulls and death.

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Star Wars Mashed Up With Classic Art

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An artist has given classic paintings new hope – by adding Star Wars elements into the famous works. David Hamilton, 50, put his unique twist on paintings by the likes of Monet, Munch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The creative artist, from Livingston, Scotland, came up with the idea while flicking through a book of classic paintings. As a Star Wars fanatic he thought to himself how funny it would be funny to see a Stormtrooper incorporated into one of the works. Here: Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. (Photo by Dave Hamilton/Caters News)

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360 Degree Stories Cut into Paper Books

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Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono creates paper books implementing the idea to create 3D stories. The books consist of 40 laser-cut panels assembled together.

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Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hand-Painted Ants

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Germany-based Artist Evelyn Bracklow covers vintage porcelain dishes with meticulously painted hoards of ants.

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Vintage Textiles Transformed Into Mysterious Creatures

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Self-taught artist Mr. Finch creates various creatures and beast from all sorts of textiles that he finds around his house in Yorkshire.

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Inflatable Ceramic Sculptures by Brett Kern

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Brett Kern is creating very detailed ceramic sculptures that, when you first look at them, are exactly like inflatable toys.

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“EVERYONE’S A CRITIC” – Vintage Photographs Hijacked by Artist David Lyle

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Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present EVERYONE’S A CRITIC, a new body of work by artist David Lyle. Working from found vintage and vernacular photographs, Lyle seamlessly composes works that harken back to 1950’s and 1960’s America – not as they were, but skewed and reimagined by the artist. In EVERYONE’S A CRITIC, we see how Lyle’s methodology combined with his acerbic wit creates an altered reality rife with cynicism and bursting with humor. Lyle is impeccably faithful to the vintage photographs that inspire his work – until a point, in which he instills a cultural reference so familiar, yet iconoclastic, as to leave the viewer wincing, laughing, or really thinking — often it is all three.

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Coffee Stain Illustrations by California Artist Carter Asmann

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California artist Carter Asmann creates beautiful pencil drawings from his coffee stains on his Instagram account.

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