Jared Small

 

Jared Small has always been captivated by the decaying homes and rundown neighborhoods of the Southeast United States. Despite socioeconomic shifts and exterior facelifts, their bones remain the same.

The center of each painting focuses on a painstakingly accurate image of a house or individual while the background dissolves into abstract elements that devise an emotional and dramatic interpretation of the subject. This technique allows Small to hypnotize the viewer into a dream-like state, caught between the realities of the obvious image and the possible mysteries that lay beneath the surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vanessa Smith

 

Vanessa Smith‘s work definitely swings towards to the eerie end of the spectrum, and I love that. The way she combines her own paintings with elements of photography feels fresh and unexpected, full of life but also voyeuristic.

The interiors in Smith’s paintings bring together the mysterious and the mundane, whether it be a deserted cafe or dimly-lit living room, these spaces are imbued with an eerie tension. Devoid of people, there are suggestions of life or habitation – a smoking cigarette, a glowing light, a door left ajar – all hint at a fractured narrative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Caroline Popham

 

Caroline Popham‘s paintings and collages act as a visual diary of sorts. Human habits, routines, and observations are denoted using abstract forms, gradations, and sequential rhythms while color translates mood and action. Popham is also a skilled graphic designer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ian Davenport

 

I’ve become increasingly fascinated by the effects of gravity on paint, in other words when an artist relies on the qualities of the medium and natural forces more than anything else in their creative process. Ian Davenport is a talented artist who flips and rotates his oversized works to achieve the desired result, whether that be streams of dripping and puddling paint or what appear to be perfectly shaped circles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anne Siems

 

The paintings and illustrations of Anne Siems feel like a big dose of ephemeral power laced with magic. I love the strange characters she creates even more when paired with an animal or three, while their delicate facial features leave you wondering what thoughts might be going through their minds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Print Edition: March 2018

The Limited Edition NASA Posters by Best Made Co. and Standards Manual

 

Peach Rainbow by Ashley Mary

 

Dans le vent by Stephanie Rivet

 

Palm by Paper Covers Rock

 

Magic Moment by BRONCO

 

Contemporary Pig Meat by Raymond Biesinger

 

Floating Leaves 04 by Norm Architects

 

Cha cha cha by Picomodi

 

girl in black dress by Jordan Grace Owens

 

Abstract Landscape by Nancy Knight

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Herstory of Feminism Poster

 

Marie de Beaucourt created this Herstory of Feminism Poster that was inspired by Victorian book design. It features a rose tree timeline of the year women gained suffrage in different countries, important legislative victories in Europe and in the U.S., as well as milestones of key feminist figures around the world.

As a fervent feminist, I wanted to create a beautiful piece of art that would synthesise key dates and facts and introduce some of the women that have shaped the movement or that embody feminist values. It took a while to determine the information I wanted to include and how to present it (a Jezebel journalist and women’s rights activist kindly proofread it for me) and countless hours of drawing and painting. I obviously didn’t aim for exhaustivity, but tried to include information about all waves and as many nationalities and ethnicities as possible. I hope it will make people want to learn more about feminism and its historic activists and thinkers.

 

 

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Lindsey Bull

 

Sometimes an artist and their work come along and you really can’t find the words for how it makes you feel, and that’s okay. Lindsey Bull‘s paintings make me feel caught off guard and the eyes of her figures seem to look right through me. Some days that’s enough of an experience though, isn’t it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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