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Interview: How and Nosm
by Vivianne Lapointe On 1 February, Raoul and Davide Perré AKA How & Nosm unveiled their latest body of work at Jonathan Levine Gallery's new pop-up at 557 West 23rd Street in NYC. You'll find the artists' signature reds and blacks as well...
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Studio Visit: Shantell Martin
"All it cost me were pens and time," says Shantell Martin of her Brooklyn home and studio. From the baseboards to the ceiling, the space crawls with a hand-drawn mural of Martin's own design. The artist explains that she rents from a couple who...
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Sighthouse
Walking into the gallery space, the whirr of two continuous projectors greets guests alongside indistinct color images that shower the room from a twirling projector. Every few seconds, four snaps are heard corresponding with sequential flashes...
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Studio Visit: Miya Ando
The anodization of aluminum—a process common in everything from carabiners to satellites to medical equipment—is yet another factory method to fall under the provenance of fine art. Miya Ando's work, created through a process of dip...
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Sougwen Chung
Haunting curvilinear forms dominate the work of Sougwen Chung, an artist with international roots and a flair for outspoken minimalism. Her most recent series—produced as a limited-edition print run for Ghostly International—portrays...
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Shio
Self-proclaimed computer nerd Daniel MacDonald marks his foray into the art world with Shio (or "shio" as MacDonald prefers it visually for balance), a series of glowing, orb-like sculptures covered in intricate fractal patterns of crystalized sodium...
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Samantha Sleeper
Designer Samantha Sleeper brings a fresh perspective to the art and fashion world with her eco-conscious technique of lace collaging, in which she uses remnants of the intricate fabric to create one-of-a-kind handmade pieces. On a recent visit...
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Suriani
While marketing and mainstream communications campaigns have derived branding inspiration in the comic-like cartoon style of street art, and the values attached to its culture—freedom, community, transgression—the paradox still exists...
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Eri Imamura
A serial experimenter, Eri Imamura's work marries disparate elements of mythology, Native American beadwork and tattoo culture to create life-sized textile sculptures. Collectively, they deal with man's delicate relationship with nature, his propensity...
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Guy Laramée

 Examining evolution through the dual lens of spirituality and science, Montreal-based book sculptor Guy Laramée creates miniature landscapes from antiquated paperbacks. Drawing upon over three decades of experience as an interdisciplinary...
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Louise Greenfield
50-million-year-old shark teeth and thousands of turkey, pheasant and coque feathers are just a few of the materials comprising the work of UK artist Louise Greenfield. "I've always been into making and designing things. Even when I was a little...
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Georgi Tushev
Bulgarian artist Georgi Tushev creates magnetic landscapes, his forms simultaneously recalling nebulous cells and galactic moonscapes to strike a precarious balance between painting and sculptural art. With a body of work that ranges from pixelated...
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Mark Soo
In his current exhibition, "Neither Camera Nor Companion" at Blanket Gallery in Vancouver, Berlin-based artist Mark Soo has created a series of photographs which thoughtfully and cleverly take the viewer on a journey through photographic history...
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Works of Nature
Making a name for herself by way of her "domestic trophies", Rachel Denny reinterprets the impact of human contact with the natural world in her sculptures. Her wool and cashmere-coated faux-taxidermy creatures represent our instinct to remake that...
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Rachel de Joode
Rachel de Joode is a Berlin-based sculptor who specializes in still lifes made from materials like a stack of Kraft singles, an oozing banana, a wooden club piercing a pile of white bread, wigs, people and a giant inflatable chicken foot. Her most...
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Niall McClelland
Niall McClelland's art may be rooted in the subcultures of graffiti and punk rock, but its roughness has been refined through a well executed artistic process. His highly sought after "Tapestry" series includes large-scale works which are made by...
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
A collection of new works opens today at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City, showcasing the creative talents of Adel Abdessemed. The Algerian-born artist tackles a range of materials and mediums in a collection focusing on themes of violence...
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Mark Grotjahn at Aspen Art Museum
Surveying more than two decades of work by contemporary artist Mark Grotjahn, the new exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum provides a comprehensive overview of his paintings, drawings, installations and sculptures. Known for his rigidly geometric...
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Scarlett Hooft Graafland
Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland chooses to produce work in remote locations where the inhabitants have been forced to adapt to the natural conditions rather than the other way around. For her it is not about being where only very few people...
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I Feel Lucky
Debuting a series of self portraits at NYC's Clamp Gallery today, Frank Yamrus returns from a photographic hiatus after several years of soul searching from out behind the camera. "I Feel Lucky" marks the photographer's response to his mid-life...
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Ricardo Filomeno
Having just sold his first framed piece and a short-film project getting underway, Sao Paulo-based Ricardo Filomeno is poised to turn his whimsical papercraft hobby into a profession. Filomeno and his girlfriend, art director Carol Bella, who also...
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My Home, My House, My Stilthouse
Best known for massive, vibrant wood canopies installed in metropolitan locations, Arne Quinze presents "My Home, My House, My Stilthouse", a collection of smaller works that helps to explain his larger undertakings. On view now through 31 March...
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Studio Visit: Ouattara Watts
While we all like to tap into an artist's brain, find out exactly what goes on in their mind to make them create what they do, sometimes there isn't really more behind a work of art than simply a vision that a person is unable to explain through...
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Xie Molin
One of the highlights of a recent trip to Beijing was discovering the work of Xie Molin, a locally based artist who is currently part of the "Beijing Voice" group show at Pace Gallery Beijing. Xie's process involves three phases, which begins with...
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