18.07.16 by Staff

Life-like Paintings of Imaginary Insects Camouflaged As Japanese Currency and Comic Books

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Japanese painter Takumi Kama imagines what would happen if natural habitats were destroyed to the point where insects were forced to adapt to entirely urban environments. The “Hide-mushi” is a leaf insect Kama imagines would feed on and hide amongst Japanese currency. The “Comi-mushi” is similarly imagined as taking on the patterns of comic strips in bookstores and convenience stores. See more images below.

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27.04.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Keith Rankin

Another batch of surreal illustrations by Keith Rankin (previously featured here). See more images below.

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27.04.17 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Ki Choquette

Photos by Massachusetts-based photographer Ki Choquette. More images from “42°19’25.3″N 72°20’52.7″W” below.

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27.04.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Seth Armstrong

New paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Seth Armstrong. Click here for previous posts. His new show “Pretty Deep Shit” opens at Thinkspace Gallery on Saturday! Definitely go check this one out if you live out that way. More images below!

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27.04.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Mark Kushimi

Here’s a selection of photos by Honolulu, Hawaii-based photographer, Mark Kushimi, who happens to be the editor-in-chief/co-founder of one of my favourite publications, Contrast Magazine. The image above is from a beautiful series where he turns his Hasselblad on a tripod during the exposure. Have a look at more of his work below.

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26.04.17 by Jeff

Sculptures by Jaime Pitarch Strip Everyday Objects of Their Functionality

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I’m obsessed with these sculptures by artist Jaime Pitarch that I came across on the Spencer Brownstone Gallery website. The Barcelona-based artist explores our relationship to household objects by making subtle and not-so-subtle alterations rendering them completely useless. He says the works have “to do with the human being’s inability to identify with the structures he himself has created”.

Have a look at more images below.

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