Some startlingly poetic photography from Chicago-based, Jason Lazarus. He was a photography instructor at Columbia College and I believe he still teaches/lectures at various places. The cool thing about his site is that along side his work he includes a teaching section.
Fun ceramic sculpture series by Japanese artist Toshiya Masuda offers pixelated versions of everyday objects like running shoes and disposable Starbucks cups. More images below!
Canadian artist Trevor Wheatley and collaborator Cosmo Dean install large-scale graphic sculptures that touch on modern slang words and phrases, placing them in various outdoor locations (some more accessible than others). See more surreal images by Jake Sherman below!