05.04.16 by Staff

Abandoned Manhole Covers Converted into Secret Rooms

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Milan-based artist Briancoshock turns abandoned manhole covers into fully decorated miniature rooms. While amusing, the installations are part of a larger commentary on the extreme living conditions in which many people are forced to live, such as the situation in Bucharest where over 600 people are living in the sewer system. More images from “Borderlife” below.

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05.04.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Zhu Daoping

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An intricate series of dots and lines create beautiful landscapes in these paintings by Chinese artist Zhu Daoping. More images below.

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05.04.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Shawn Huckins

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Paintings by Denver, Colorado-based artist Shawn Huckins, whose solo show “Everything Is Hilarious And Nothing Is Real” opens May 5th at Modernism Inc gallery in San Francisco. The exhibition will debut new works in an on-going series in which Huckins meticulously re-creates 19th-century American paintings, and combines them with the language of our mobile-messaging, social media-obsessed, times.

The works are not digitally generated or Photoshopped, everything is hand-painted, even the text. More images below.

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05.04.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Leonora Neary

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Serene paintings by artist Leonora Neary. More images below.

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05.04.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Alex Strohl

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We previously posted the video profile “Stay & Wander” featuring our friend, photographer Alex Strohl and his partner Andrea Dabene documenting people who have chosen to live in extremely remote areas across Europe. Well the book mentioned in that video, Alternate Living, is now available! Check out more gorgeous images from Strohl’s travels below.

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05.04.16 by Staff

Photography Series Captures Aftermath of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

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Retrace Our Steps is a long-term project by French photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bressio that explores how notions of “home” change in the face of disaster, documenting residents evacuated during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster five years ago as they revisit the places that were once so familiar. More images below.

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04.04.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Scott Sueme

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Fantastic new series by our friend artist Scott Sueme. His show opens this Friday at Kimoto Gallery here in Vancouver! More images below.

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04.04.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Winnie Mak

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A selection of fantastic ink work by Hong Kong-based artist Winnie Mak. More images below.

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04.04.16 by Staff

Phaidon Book Giveaway: Modern Art In America

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Phaidon’s gigantic new art book is available now and we have a copy to give away to one of you guys!

Written by William C. Agee, Modern Art in America 1908-68, challenges the conventional narrative of modern American art by highlighting early twentieth century artists often excluded in general surveys as well as the influence of European artists on the American art scene. Perfect for modernist art geeks eager to question everything they think they know or, really, anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating period in art history!

If you wanna snag a copy of this beautiful book from us, respond in the comments with your favourite piece of art created between 1908-1968. We’ll pick a winner, April 15th! Have a look inside the book below!

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