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Soulful Stargazing: Photography by Nadia Maria

Nadia Maria is a photographer based in Bauru, Sao Paulo, who creates dark, figurative images that capture stories of emotional pain, awakening, and transformation. Featured here is a series of her images depicting nude men and women enmeshed in constellation-like patterns, looking skyward, or curled up and charted out like geometric equations. Contrasting light with […]

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Motelscape: A Surreal Full-Room Critique of Fantasy and Commodified Desires

As part of last year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, multimedia artists Marina Fini, Signe Pierce, Sierra Grace, and Sydney Krause created “Motelscape,” an otherworldly full-room installation located in a love suite of the Miami Princess Hotel. Every object was specifically designed to convey a sense of replicated and illusory reality, such as the translucent plexiglass […]

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Lifesize Sewn Fabric Sculptures by Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh creates sculptures of home appliances and architecture completely out of sewn polyester. He makes blueprints of the pieces before meticulously assembling each one. They are impressively detailed, as in the traditional Korean archway which features embroidered dragons (pictured below). Each installation is like a phantom of the building or appliance it represents, […]

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The Glass is Half Full

From his studio in Buenos Aires, Photoshop wizard MartĂ­n De Pasquale creates all kinds of digital wonders and illusions for the world to see. His work is witty and full of surreal flourishes, from invisible bicycles to lawn mowers cutting away a man’s beard. The human body is where he is most effective, transforming the […]

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Collage: Stir Up a Storm

Wishing he was born 100 years ago, this British artist Joe Webb makes collages the old fashion way: with scissors, magazines and glue. His work is playful, surreal, and also minimalist as he uses just two or three cutout images to compose a new one. Artwork © Joe Webb Via Saatchi Online

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Box Magic!

These “transparent” boxes are part of a series titled “Trompe L’Oeil; Petite Maison” by Elise Victoria Windsor. Her goal is to combine a physical object (which she addresses as being a sculpture), and layering over a photograph to create a ghost-like effect when its placed to background. This project is similar to Cayetano Ferrer’s “Invisible […]

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I can hear the ocean in your Ear

The beautiful figurative paintings of Cristina Troufa.

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The Mirror House duplicates the Surrounding Environment

It almost looks like part of the building is invisible. This architectural project was designed by studio MLRP—they “transformed an existing graffiti-plagued playground structure to an inviting and reflective pavilion as part of the new ‘Interactive Playground Project’ in Copenhagen.” [1] MLRP used fun house mirrors to create an interactive space for passing spectators, which […]

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Liu Bolin’s Dragon Camouflages

Chinese artist Liu Bolin, also known as the  “The Invisible Man,” will have his past and present photographs on display at the NY-based gallery Eli Klein Fine Art. His collection of pictures from the “Dragon Series” are simply amazing!

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Foggy Layered Landscapes

“Layer” is an art series (inkjet prints on film) by Nobuhiro Nakanishi.