19.03.15 by Zach Tutor

Mike Dargas

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Provocative, hyper-real paintings from German artist Mike Dargas.  Continue below to see more of the artist’s work.

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17.03.15 by Jeff

Artist: Tracy Kerdman

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Paintings by West Virginia artist Tracy Kerdman. Found via our Monthly Reader Submissions. More images below.

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16.03.15 by Jeff

Amsterdam-Based Artist: Daniel Mullen

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Paintings by Amsterdam-based artist Daniel Mullen, found via our Monthly Reader Submissions. More images below.

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12.03.15 by Zach Tutor

Jean-Pierre Roy

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Paintings by Jean-Pierre Roy wherein colossal figures battle out Roy’s own, personal demons and existensial questions.  Continue below for more of Roy’s paintings.

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11.03.15 by Jeff

Taipei-Based Artist: Shih Yung-Chun

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Glorious paintings by Taipei-based artist Shih Yung-Chun. I love these so much. Lots more images below.

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10.03.15 by Zach Tutor

Dario Puggioni

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Fascinatingly strange portraits from Italian born, Berlin based painter Dario Puggioni that portray, according to Puggioni, subjects that exist in a world of complete silence.  The result of this existence is an evolutionary step that is also silent: subjects growing plants from their bodies.  See more of Puggioni’s paintings below.

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09.03.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Chad Murray Imagines Skydiving

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Artist Chad Murray has never been skydiving before. He has made a series of paintings without visual references, imagining what it would be like to skydive. He hopes to exchange his paintings for the opportunity to experience the real thing. My favourite part of his Kickstarter is under risks: “Maybe the parachute won’t open”.

There is an honesty to Chad’s work that I find funny but also kinda profound. This skydiving project is really about a person’s ability to dream something into reality. If Chad imagines it hard enough, it will actually become real! Help make his dream come true through his Skydiving Kickstarter.

*Chad has reached his goal; he will get to live his dream!!!

06.03.15 by Jeff

Mexican Artist/Illustrator: Smithe

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Mexican artist Smithe painted one of my favourite murals at Pow! Wow! Hawaii this year; it was a collaboration with German artist Case, and you can see it here. When I first posted his work back in 2012 I didn’t realise that in addition to being an insane painter and illustrator he’s also a musician! His band, .Stendal will be playing SXSW this month!

Seeing his work nice and big in Hawaii took it to a whole other level for me. I love his line work and the way he colours his pieces. Take a look at some more images below.

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