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Huma-Animal Hybrids by Francesco Sambo

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Francesco Sambo is a gifted artist from Venice, Italy. He mainly focuses on digital art, photography and digital manipulation, but besides them, he also works on video installations and music composition to fit his art.

The artist is keen on self-portrait, but in Sambo’s case, there is nothing ordinary about his approach. He strays away from the classic stereotypes of self-portraits, therefore, bringing a new and fresh perspective for those that prefer other forms of tackling the subject. His work revolves around the surreal, with a touch of darkness, grotesque, in many cases exhibiting disturbing, terrifying images.


Elena Chernyshova - Days of Night - Nights of Day (2012-13)

Artist’s statement: 

Days of Night - Nights of Day is about the daily life of the inhabitants of Norilsk, a mining city northernmost of the polar circle with a population of more than 170,000. 

The city, its mines and metallurgical factories were constructed by prisoners of the Gulag. With 60% of the present population involved in the industrial process, this documentary aims to investigate human adaptation to extreme climate, ecological disaster and isolation.

Norilsk is the 7th most polluted city in the world. The average temperature is -10C, reaching lows of -55C in winter, when for two months the city is plunged into polar night. The living conditions of the people of Norilsk are unique, making their plight incomparable.”

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The Lifelike and Bizarre Life size Sculptures of Tom Kuebler

There are high-detail life sculptors out there who provide an awesome caliber of realism; sculpture so life-like that even under the closest scrutiny you expect it to move. This kind of art requires the mastery of many mediums, and while I strive to achieve that mastery, realism is secondary to the focus of the work. I want to tell wild stories in a single three-dimensional portrait and literally flesh out a biography with hair, clothing, trinkets, teeth and fingernails, etc. To me, what is most important is to create “the character” first and foremost, because all of the special effects in the world can’t save you if you start with a lousy script.

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An Anti-Zen Garden Full of Skulls and More Unearthly Unease


An Anti-Zen Garden Full of Skulls and More Unearthly Unease

Hisashi Tenmyouya, (b. 1966), Rhyme, 2012. Acrylic paint, gold leaf on wood; inkjet print on paper, mounted on wood; each 49 7/8 x 118 1/8 in. Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Colonel Rex W. & Maxine Schuster Radsch Endowment Fund purchase, 2013.23.1-.2a-b. Fiberglass reinforced polyester, calcium carbonate; variable dimensions. Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, John H. Van Vleck Endowment Fund purchase, 2013.23.3a-g.

Hisashi Tenmyouya raking “Rhyme” (2012) (photograph by the author for Hyperallergic)

The beauty and hell of utopia and dystopia is the subject of Japan Society’s Garden of Unearthly Delights, which opened today in Manhattan. With three contemporary Japanese artists — Manabu Ikeda, Hisashi Tenmyouya, and collective teamLab — the exhibition resonates with the allure of nature, our destruction of…

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Glitched Dioramas by Mathieu Schmitt

“Glitched” is a series of 3D printed dioramas in smoked glass cubes by artist Mathieu Schmitt. The artist allows for the 3D model data to become corrupt in such a way that objects are printed slightly deformed. The late-night settings and the misshapen objects create quite an eerie atmosphere.



‘Visible Light’ Photo Series Captures Sculpture-Like Portraits of Light Itself by Alexander Harding

Connecticut-based artist Alexander Harding went a little bit meta with his intriguing photo series Visible Light. All photographers capture light, but he used light as the subject, trying to bring the essence of light to life in an almost tangible form.

Harding started the series back in 2010, we first shared a few of his images in 2011, and since then he’s added many more images of light rays and cascades so obvious they serve as each photograph’s main subject. Some photos from the series are fairly simple in execution, capturing the thick light as it shines through doors and windows. Other images use materials such as aluminum foil to give light a physical existence.

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Keith Haring. The Political Line* @ Le Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

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