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A Profile of Artist Mac Premo
Brooklyn-based Mac Premo aptly self-identifies as an artist and a "stuff-maker." Peering into his studio reveals that the latter is surely a description he lives up to on a daily basis. Premo recently invited Dutch filmmaker Bas Berkhout (now based...
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2014 OUTDOOR Urban Art Festival in Rome
At the recent private preview of the OUTDOOR Urban Art Festival in Rome, we were approached by two men in their 60s while we stood outside of the massive gates of an abandoned house in San Lorenzo. While uninvited, they were welcomed by curator Francesco...
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Unseen Photo Fair 2014: The Hand-Built Image
A motto we adhere to around CH HQ is that there are no new ideas, only new executions. Such is true of contemporary photo collage. The technique has been around since the early 1920s, when the Dadaists took to the medium so that they “could attack...
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The Public Profile of An American Girl
As of September 2013, Facebook reported that 350 million new photos were uploaded each day—and Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities dictates that under the public setting anyone can access and use that information. Raising questions...
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Kalen Hollomon for Capsule SS15
Each season, fashion and lifestyle tradeshow Capsule commissions a single artist to create an exclusive body of work to be featured on invites, signage and printed newsletters distributed during stops in New York, Paris, Berlin and Las Vegas. Previous...
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The Postcard is a Public Work of Art
No matter where you go in the world, you will, no doubt, have the opportunity to pick up a postcard to commemorate the place and time. Taking the novel piece of rectangle card and transforming it into a canvas with near infinite potential, 60 Britain...
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ArtBo + 43SNA: Humanity
When planning a visit to Colombia to take in the vast amount of contemporary art works at Bogotá's ArtBo and Medellín's 43rd Salón (inter)Nacional de Artistas, instincts would predict a large presence of works around violence, drugs or political turmoil...
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Art Basel 2013: Paint, Zippers and Partnering
With the history of art stretching back to the earliest stages of humanity, it can be difficult to enter unexplored frontiers. The following artists presented work at this year's Art Basel that, whether by means of innovation or refreshing clarity...
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Dominic Owen's Z-Boys
Home to many of our favorite drawers, London seems to be boiling over with talented illustrators as of late. The most recent to catch our eye is the young and restless Dominic Owen. His character-driven illustrations take on a life of their own...
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XChange by Nick Gentry
"When you walk into a gallery, there's a very sterile gap between you and the artwork. I want to close that gap—that's my main mission as an artist," says Nick Gentry. This weekend at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami's Wynwood District, Gentry hopes...
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Jason Holroyd's "Like a Rolling Stone"
Winning Creative Review's Best in Book category as part of their esteemed Illustration Annual 2011, designer Jason Holroyd clearly knows how to make the paper medium an enticing experience. But it was actually Holroyd's genius music video for the...
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(dis)location
With his wonderfully imaginative architectural "photomontages," artist Filip Dujardin addresses questions of what might have been and what's still to come. Pulling solely from his extensive archive of his own photographs of buildings, urban spaces...
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LIFE
In a new exhibition at LA's Scion AV Installation space, artist Sage Vaughn questions the nature of human existence with contemplative works that juxtapose attractive and repulsive imagery. Appropriately titled, "LIFE" spans a bevy of media and allegorical...
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Annoyed Grunt
Not long after Mr. Kiji removed his paintings from the walls of NYC's Mallick Williams Gallery in April last year, he was struck by a car while riding his bike around his Brooklyn neighborhood. The hit rendered Mr. Kiji with a hand lacking feeling...
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Comet Substance
With his wide range of projects and mediums, it is no wonder why the technical sketcher turned screen printer Comet Substance uses collage in his works. Armed with a broad background, Comet Substance, also known as Ronny Hunger clips images out...
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Eugenia Loli
by Jacqueline Drayer Artist Eugenia Loli digitally manipulates vintage photos to create collages with vaguely dark undertones. Based in California, Loli reaches a wide and loyal fan base on tumblr but at the same time exhibits a depth in her work...
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Cardboard Cities
Piecing together scenes from dreams and reruns of Twin Peaks and The Twilight Zone, Welsh collage and mixed-media artist Laura Redburn creates vibrant vignettes on paper under the moniker Cardboard Cities. Her portfolio flows like a nostalgic scrapbook...
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Michael Bauer
Initially catching our eye at the recent NADA NYC fair, Michael Bauer has made an impression in the European art market for years with his energetically moody compositions. The German artist recently set up shop in New York, and in celebration...
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Art + Design in Miami: Painstaking Process
In our third selection of the goods from Art Basel and the surrounding Miami fairs, we focus on the meticulously detailed and painstaking work of artists who tend to get romanced by the details. Below you'll encounter precise and repetitive line drawings...
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The Dumpster Project
Like a young, curious boy trapped in a grown man's body, collagist, animator, director and all-around creative renaissance man Mac Premo has collected a lifetime's worth of somehow-sentimental objects in his Brooklyn Studio. Now, spurred by the...
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George Herms
As one of the most unique artists to emerge from the anti-establishment movement of the 1960s, George Herms creates unconventional assemblages from a range of refuse materials. By rescuing civilization's discards to make art, Herms creates two...
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Gaelle Faure
An archaeologist-turned-anthropologist-turned-artist, Parisian Gaelle Faure uses collage to tell her own version of history. She forages flea markets for antiques and second-hand items, such as old photographs, dolls, dried butterflies and other...
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Louviere + Vanessa
A designer friend recently tipped us off about a husband-and-wife photography duo in New Orleans whose fine art creations blend state-of-the-art innovations with old world crafts by developing monochromatic film on Gampi—paper texturized with...
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The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog
A man seemingly obsessed with extraction, abstraction and repetition, Michael Riedel takes printed matter and toys with it until most sense is lost. With an almost "Matrix" style of approach, Riedel uses text to "write with writing," a technique...
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