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Dina Oganova’s Photographs From ‘I Am Georgia’ Are A Love Letter To Her Home Country

| Photography | 6 hours ago

Russian Orthodox Christians

Dina Oganova Photograph

Artist Studio In Tbilisi

Balkan Funeral With Mourners

Traditional Balkan Wedding Dance

Sunlight On Breakfast Table

Georgian Man On City Street

Couple Telling Joke At Kitchen Table

Dina Oganova‘s photographs from ‘I Am Georgia’ is a wonderfully apt title for this love letter to her home country. It is a poignant series of pictures that treasure everyday life in this country that straddles Europe and Asia bordering Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan And Armenia.

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Katrin Freisager’s Photographs From ‘Untitled’ Are Filled With Contorted Bodies

| Photography | 8 hours ago

Hair And Heads Writhing On Ground

Katrin Freisager Photograph

Dancing Hair On Hips

Playing And Dancing In Stockings

Bending Backs And Knees

Looking Through Legs And Hair

Scalp And Red Hair

Women In Tights Moving In Space

Katrin Freisager’s photographs from ‘Untitled’ don’t reveal anything, what and why is left to us, even the title is an enigma. All Freisager has given us is frames filled with contorted bodies in stockings; limbs caught in motion, a dance perhaps, women playing, shaking, moving, flying, folding over each other, striking poses. There’s alot of fun yet we’re left in ignorance, left to work it out, wanting, needing a narrative to give context to what we see. But none is given.

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Fred Free’s Collages Are Free Form Pictures

| Art and design | 10 hours ago

Fred Free Collage

Surreal Invitation From Pop Culture

Dadaist Book Cover

1950s Camera And Fashion

Surreal Child On Envelope

Taper Turning In Green

Woman Collaborating With Text

Fred Free‘s collages are a wonderful exercise in design, a process of free form image making that begins with a single image, a random piece of text that, like a single note, builds a visual melody, a jazz riff of pictures, words and empty spaces.

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Monique Belitz’s Landscape Paintings Trace American Cultural And Geological History

| Art and design | 12 hours ago

Mountain Range In Nebraska

Monique Belitz Painting

Unfolding Dreams In New Mexico

Frozen Wasteland Of America

Imagined Geological Space

Fulfillment Of Dreams In Winter

New Mexico Mountainscape

Monique Belitz’s paintings trace the cultural and geological history of the American landscape, in particular the places she has lived in; Maryland, Oregon, New Mexico and Nebraska, each offering up a different story, a moving narrative of people, animals and the land itself.

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Alex Crétey Systermans Photographs From ‘Familiar’ Seek A Universal Beauty In The Everyday

| Photography | April 16, 2014

Alex Crétey Systermans Photograph

Familiar Rooms In France

Couple In Back Seat Car

Floured Fish On Table

Portrait Of Girl In Kitchen

Mother Looking Out Window

Farmer Bathroom In Rural France

Girl In Backyard At Sunset

Alex Crétey Systermans photographs from ‘Familiar’ traverse the known world of personal history; memories, friends and family. His pictures attempt to capture a collective unconscious, a beauty in the everyday, of our need for the familiar; family gatherings, a quiet moment, staring out the window, watching a child play in the backyard. All of these small, seemingly insignificant details becoming a signifer, a singular moment that encompasses a lifetime.

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Jesse Marlow’s Photographs From ‘Centre Bounce’ Take Us Into The World Of Aboriginal Aussie Rules

| Photography | April 16, 2014

Alice Springs Football In Australia

Jesse Marlow Photograph

Aboriginal Boy Creating Pitch

Australian Football Match

Changing Room After Match

Fans Screaming On Sideline

Kids Playing Games

Boys Play Aussie Rules In Northern Territories

Jesse Marlow‘s photographs from ‘Centre Bounce’ take us into the Northern Territories and Central Australia and reveal the rich tradition of indigenous Australian football. This series of pictures echoes the foundations of all sports across the world, from soccer in the favelas of Brazil to hurling in the fields of rural Ireland, each image capturing the energy and desire to play, to enjoy, improve and to hone natural skills despite the lack of resources, training pitches or stadia.

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Benjamin Constantine’s Bizarre Comic Series Called ‘Plump Oyster’

| Art and design | April 16, 2014

Benjamin Constantine Comics

Drinking And Fucking Underwater

Happy Cartoon Brain And Crabs

Oysterface Australian Alternative Comic

Intermission Between Couples

Under The Sea In Cave

Not Here And All Alone

Benjamin Constantine‘s disturbing comic series, ‘Plump Oyster’, pictures a strange world, one created by a man whose artwork is surreal, dark and has echoes of the wonderful American comic artist James Kochalka, whose work opened my eyes to a whole new form of alternative comics.

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Bob Hoke’s Outsider Art PaintIngs Are Lively Portraits

| Art and design | April 16, 2014

Bob Hoke Painting

American Outsider Art

Circus Bingo With Lion

Game Of Thrones Portrait

Memory Landscape Of People

Screaming Man In Primary Colours

Snake Mistake In Missouri

Bob Hoke‘s paintings are immediate, bizarre and rich in colour, lively portraits that live in the Outsider art world, a place outside the cultural mainstream, that are compelled to exist because the maker has to make, scratch, mark, bring colour to live without regard to art history and the gallery system.

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Masahito Agake’s Photographs Border On The Surreal

| Photography | April 15, 2014

Masahito Agake Photograph

Couple Laughing In Subway

Drinking And Laughing At Bar

Mother And Kids In Sand Pit

Man In Underpants On Street

Scary Doll In Park

Sleeping In Train Station

Dark Alley With Black Cat In Tokyo

Masahito Agake is an architect who also happens to be a photographer with a quirky sense of humour. His vision of the everyday is enlightening, acute, he manages to capture the idiosyncrasies of us, of everyone, of everyday life. He turns the ordinary into the mythical, the innocent into the sexual, the brightness of reality into the darkness of our most feared dreams.

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Brian Shumway’s Photographs From ‘Suburban Splendor’ Take Us On A Journey Into His Mormon Upbringing

| Photography | April 15, 2014

Brian Shumway Photograph

Suburban Splendor In Mormon Community

Child Crying On Street

Kids Playing In Estate

Happy Valley In Utah

Sisters On Street In America

Pleasant Grove In Utah

Brian Shumway has been working on this series of photographs for over 10 years. ‘Suburban Splendor’ is both an historical document; a journey through his Mormon upbringing in Happy Valley, Utah as well as a common ground on which he can reconcile the differences with his family while coming to terms with his roots that grew out of this Orthodoxy and led him to leave both his faith and home.

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Matthew Dibble’s Paintings Live In A Cubist World Of Domestic Purgatory

| Art and design | April 15, 2014

Matthew Dibble Painting

Archery Tournament With Ancient Greeks

Brilliantine Figures In Space

Donnybrook Near Rabbit Hutch

Orchestral Warehouse In Greece

Pale Convicts Floating In Room

Public Letter Writer

Matthew Dibble‘s paintings live in a cubist world of ancient Greece, his mythical figures floating through a monochromatic landscape, a geometric blueprint of domesticity, a purgatory, their restlessness creating a tension, a desire to move on and tell their story.

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Kathe Fraga’s Paintings Have A Romantic Chinoiserie Aesthetic

| Art and design | April 15, 2014

Rococo Singing Birds

Kathe Fraga Painting

Blue Birds With Flowers

Chinoiserie Style Fresco Paintings

French 17th Century Wallpaper

Love Birds And Flowers

Secret Garden With Red Flowers

Whisper of Love

Kathe Fraga‘s romantic paintings aren’t a style I’d normally be enamoured with. The Rococo was a period in Art History I’d happily skip over, take no heed of, its overtly highly decorative aesthetic too rich for my proletarian palette.

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Matthew Gamber’s Photograms From ‘This Is (Still) The Golden Age’ Are Made On A Cathode Ray Tube

| Photography | April 14, 2014

Matthew Gamber Photograph

Blurry Traces Of Man

Ghostly Object Floating In The Ether

Golden Age Of TV

Man Playing Golf On Screen

Photogram Of Television

Shadow Portrait Of Woman

Matthew Gamber is a conceptual photographer who explores the relationship between the physical world and the photographic image. In ‘This is (still) the Golden Age’ he uses photograms – one of the first photographic methods and made most famous by Man Ray – to capture the ghost of time past, a picture that is witness to an image lost in the broadcasting ether of television.

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Julieta Sans Photographs From ‘A Long Adolescence’ Explore the Expectations Of A New Generation

| Photography | April 14, 2014

Julieta Sans Photograph

Long Adolescence Portrait Of Girl

Girl Having Breakfast On Floor

Girl Making Joint On Laptop

Naked Man Shouting At Aeroplane

Man Smoking While Waiting

Girl In Bikini Standing Under Lamp

Julieta Sans‘ photographs from her series ‘A Long Adolescence’ are about a generational shift, about the expectations of a previous generation failing to have traction in a brave new world of precarity and impermanence.

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Ray Morimura’s Woodblock Prints Are Glorious Evocations Of The Japanese Landscape

| Art and design | April 14, 2014

Fields Covered In Snow

Ray Morimura Print

Cherry Blossom Woodblock Print

Japanese Farm House

Japanese Landscape In Summer

Shinto Ceremony In Temple

Wooden Bridge In Ornamental Garden

Rei (Ray) Morimura’s woodprints are glorious evocations of the Japanese landscape, his graphic images rooted in a traditional Japanese aesthetic of minimalism and balance yet inherently modern in his use of meticulous geometric forms to describe what’s before him.

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