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Israel Ariño’s Pinhole Photographs From ‘Espacio Imaginario’ Take Us Into An Alternative Universe

| Photography | 13 hours ago

Israel Ariño Photograph Of Ladders In Sand

Ghostly Windmill On Hill

Floating Umbrella On Sea

Pinhole Photograph Of Imaginary Space

Old Wooden Pier

Road Light Into The Distance

Woman On Beach

Israel Ariño‘s photographs from ‘Espacio Imaginario’, or ‘Imaginary Spaces’, is a wonderful example of how pinhole photography can create an alternative universe, another way of looking at the world, a mirror that reflects a reality that is at once strange and familiar.

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Adriano Zanni’s Wonderful Street Photographs Intrude On Personal Moments

| Photography | 15 hours ago

Adriano Zanni Photograph

Circus Fire Breather

Girl Street

Italian Cafe Life

Looking Through Window

Whispering Crowd

Train Platform

Adriano Zanni‘s photographs make us feel like we’re peeking, looking in on a scene that we’re not a part of, each picture obtrusive, as if we’ve inadvertently come across a situation that catches our eye, if only for a moment.

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Sarah ‘Kenikie’ Palmer’s Paintings Explore The Banality Of TV

| Art and design | 18 hours ago

On The Sofa With Friend

Sarah Kenikie Palmer Painting Of Television

Game Show From TV

Peach Faces On Reality Television

Tennis Players In Darness

Two Women Sitting Down And Waiting

Title Sequence On TV Programme

Sarah ‘Kenikie’ Palmer‘s paintings explore a subject we talk about endlessly yet very rarely examine. Television. Hardly a day goes by when we don’t make some remark about the latest programme we’re watching or tune into some self important TV critic pontificating on one media device or another. It’s endless. It’s sad. It’s pathetic.

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Thomas Chene’s ‘Truth And Consequences’ Photographs Are A Poignant Reflection Of Lonlieness

| Photography | September 17, 2014

Thomas Chene Photograph Of Woman Floating In Water

Truth And Consequences In Smalltown America

Tarot Card Reader With Cardboard Sign

Pylon In Nevada Desert

Chinese Takeaway Bill On Table

Small Town America Aerial View

Thomas Chene‘s photographs from ‘Truth and Consequences’ started with a quote from the American writer Don DeLillo, ‘The city was full of people looking for the man or woman who could save them.’ This sad and poignant line led him across the US looking for that image, a visual metaphor that reflected a lonely, fragile people waiting for a revelation.

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Allison Jarek’s ‘Unions And Crossings’ Photographs Take A Transcendental View At The World

| Photography | September 17, 2014

Leaf Buds On Tree In Spring

Allison Jarek Photograph Of Tree Tunnel

Crossings And Unions Of Nature

Tilled Field In America

Forest Path By Stream

Gentle River Through Forest

Transcendental Nature Among Trees

Allison Jarek‘s photographs from ‘Unions And Crossings’ are born out of her desire to create a series of pictures that ask us to re-examine our relationship to nature and the world around us.

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Odilia Fu’s Ink Paintings Explore Cultural Identity

| Art and design | September 17, 2014

Odilia Fu Ink Painting Of Los Angeles

Pandas Playing By Sea

America In China

Hong Kong Ink Drawing Of Birds

Leopard Walking Under Cherry Tree

Mountain Deer With Volcano

Young And Furious Leopard

Odilia Fu‘s ink paintings combine Chinese calligraphy, ink and acrylic on Xuan paper to reflect her years living in America as well as her upbringing in Hong Kong – where my family lived for over 17 years – a place born out of British Imperialism.

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Simone Lueck’s ‘The Once and Future Queens’ Photographs Look At The Age Of Glamour

| Photography | September 16, 2014

The Once And Future Queens Of America

Simone Lueck Photograph Of Woman In Underwear

Grandmother Wearing Green Hat

Lady Wearing Glamour Clothes

Woman Posing As Queen Of The  Jungle

Old Lady In Bubble Bath

Lady Posing Behind Washing Line

Simone Lueck‘s photographs from ‘The Once and Future Queens’ is a fascinating riposte to our obsession with glamour and youth, with our desire to be the movie star, the sex symbol, the fantasy that everyone adores.

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Kazuo Sumida’s ‘Memories of My Father: A Journey to Siberia’ Photographs Retrace A Soldiers Story

| Photography | September 16, 2014

Kazuo Sumida Photograph Of Russian Soldiers

Memories Father Journey To Siberia

Russian Children With Dogs

Siberian War Graves

Siberian Soldier Wearing Sunglasses

Winter Forest In Russia

Siberian Road To War Camp

Kazuo Sumida’s photographs from ‘Memories of My Father: A Journey to Siberia’ retrace his fathers steps from being a soldier in Manchuria during WWII to be being imprisoned in Siberia for a number of years after the war. He brings us with him on a pilgrimage to a place, a hell, that his father endured before returning home to Japan to start again.

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Giselle Borrás Paintings Have A Beautiful Energy

| Art and design | September 16, 2014

Giselle Borras Painting Of Human Figure

Yellow Fairies Dancing In Wind

Yoga Painting From Columbia

Columbian Abstraction Based On Cubism

Siphides In Colour

Sylphides Flying Through Air

Giselle Borrás paintings have a beautiful energy, a balance and a formality that harks back to the cubism yet draws from eastern meditation and in particular yoga. And while these bright, energetic figurative pictures overwhelm the viewer with their bold lines, textures and blocks of colour they are ultimately a quiet celebration of the figure, each painting wallowing in her admiration for the human body.

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Yanina Boldyreva’s ‘Broken Space’ Photographs Are Full Of Existential Angst

| Photography | September 15, 2014

Russian Woman With Scarf

Yanina Boldyreva Photograph Of Wolves

Broken Space With Light In Window

Trees In Winter

Dove Flying In Snow

Man In Siberian Snow Storm

Rain Falling On Leaves

Yanina Boldyreva‘s photographs from ‘Broken Space’ are terrifying images, are bleak, full of an existential angst that permeates through every facet of the picture frame.

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Melissa Butler’s ‘Carousel’ Photographs Are About Family And Place

| Photography | September 15, 2014

Melissa Butler Photograph Of Man On Pier

Fishing Rods Lying Against Shed

Man Standing In Forest

Empty Table At Breakfast

Adirondacks River In New York State

Red Wooden House In Shadow

Ducks Paddling On Water

Melissa Butler‘s photographs from ‘Carousel’ are about family, place and how that visceral connection deeply affects ones life. Is the fulcrum around which everybody spins.

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Angelica Paez’s Collages Take Us On A Journey Through Photography Ephemera

| Art and design | September 15, 2014

Angelica Paez Collage Of Cut Bread

Man Surfing On Celebrity Hair

Woman In Clam Hat

Animal Kingdom In Old Mans Heads

Night Time In The City

Legs Caught In Vintage Typewriter

Flash Flood With Women Under Unbrellas

Angelica Paez‘s collages take us on a journey through ephemera, her work utilising everything from vintage photographs to old paper, advertisements to etchings. However its her use of old photographs that make the most interesting pictures with their surreal play of celebrity portraits, cityscapes and vintage typewriters.

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Gustavo Gomes Photographs From ‘Beyond The Arena’ Look At The Truth Behind The World Cup In Brazil

| Photography | September 12, 2014

Gustavo Gomes Photograph Beyond The Arena

World Cup Riots In Brazil

Itaquera Shanty Town In Sao Paulo

Brazilian Rioters With Flags

Girl Sitting On Bus

Man Sitting On Couch In Shanty Town

Man Tarring Road In Hot Sun

Supporters On Way To Football Stadium

Gustavo Gomes photographs from ‘Beyond The Arena’ give a great insight into what went on behind the glamorous scenes we saw on TV during the World Cup in Brazil this summer. A competition that was marked by riots, protests and exposed the ugly truth behind FIFA, the world body for the beautiful game.

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Michael M. Koehler’s ‘Along Bayou Road’ Photographs Take Us Into Louisiana

| Photography | September 12, 2014

Michael M. Koehler‘s photographs from ‘Along Bayou Road’ take us on a journey through the Louisiana bayous and give us a glimpse into a way of life that is disappearing, is under threat after hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater oil spill as well as the plastic materialism of contemporary America and the hardship of life on a fishing boat.

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Golnaz Afraz’s Monoprints Are Wonderfully Vivid And Archaic

| Art and design | September 12, 2014

Golnaz Afraz Print Of Blue Men

Iranian Monotype Of People At Table

Mask With Orange On Eyes

Yellow Chair In Landscape

Couple With Eagle On Bed

Red Feet With Yellow Face

Purple Man With Horse

Golnaz Afraz is primarily a painter but her monoprints are what most intrigue me for they serve as the starting point for her paintings, they are part of an evolutionary process that she uses to bring moments and fragments of time together to create an image that reflects her truth, her reality, her perception of the world around her.

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