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Henrique Oliveira

In the world of contemporary art, when you ask an artist about the messages that he/she is trying to convey, you are most likely to receive a pompous answer/just another boring cliché. This was not the case with Henrique Oliveira, the Brazilian emerging artist known for his spatial wooden pieces whose irregular forms devour large spaces which give you the sense that you are actually inhabiting someone’s body.  His answer had no unnecessary use of any conceptual lingo. ”I believe that the message is never art itself, but instead, the lack of a message is a characteristic that makes some creations interesting to me,” he says, adding ”my works may propose a spatial experience, an aesthetic feeling, a language development and many more nominations to refer to the relation it establishes with the viewer. But, any attempt to find a message would fail.”.

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Shanghai:  Gérard Rancinan, The Trilogy Of The Moderns

      

September and October were a success for Gérard Rancinan, who had three exhibitions in Shanghai: The Trilogy of the Moderns, A Small Man in a Big world, at the Shanghai Himalayas Museum, and China 83: Out of Blocks! at the Galerie Beaugeste.

Here’s how Rancinan’s studio presented the The Trilogy of the Moderns:

The Trilogy of the Moderns is a Revolution in three acts. Between comedy and tragedy, it paints a picture of a confused humanity, blindly groping in the darkness, guided by an absolute desire for generalised happiness.

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Otranto is a novel of passion and terror, of human identity at the edge of sanity.”

How The Castle of Otranto, dubbed “the first Gothic novel,” inspired new interpretations of the Gothic in literature, art, and film.

Images: The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli, 1781. Public Domain via Wikiart. Cabinet of Dr Caligari Lobby Card (1920). Goldwyn Distributing Company. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula, from Dracula, 1931. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

A very old photograph I recently rediscovered. Photograph of Ama Dablam on my way towards Mt. Everest in August 2011.

My heart goes out to those affected by the recent tragedy befallen on the Annapurna region.

By Freddie Ardley Photography

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Gerald Collins

Gerald Collings‘ paintings are  a perfect mix between Francis Bacon and your local butcher shop. These layered paintings look like they have been to hell and back. With images of skinned faces, torn apart rib cages, and bodies in various states of decay, they have become the ultimate test for how grotesque an image can be while still remaining a rich and seductive work of art

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I Am Not A Princess - with music from Marina and the Diamonds

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Designer & Artist:

Alessandro Randi

"Kissing Stone"

Limited edition series of 15 pieces - sn+proof

Starting 2014

27cm (10.6” Inches) Tall Sculpture,

Sculpted in Zbrush, 3D laser Sinthered TEST

Hand Painted / Crafted on Glass Bell (see “Ypsilon”).


"Will be available in 2015 as a limited edition of 15 to 25 pieces, molded in silicone and casted in resin.
Final piece may be different from this test in some details.”

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