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Jeremy Profit | on Tumblr (France) - felt tip pen on paper

The visual universe of French illustrator Jeremy Profit is located somewhere in a generic suburban environment, where sprawled houses, streets and trees are the only reference points. In every scene the quiet environment has just been hit by a, non always specified, catastrophe (a natural disaster? riots? war? ). The houses reveal their fragile nature, their interiors are left exposed and the construction materials torn apart.

The detailed marker drawings depict a situation which is somehow tragic and resigned at the same time, with a sense of passive acceptance of the catastrophic event by the small passersby inhabiting the scenes: “The way I build my drawings is to put some daily life pictures with violent pictures coming from photo journalism about war, disaster that capitalism bring everywhere in the world, my drawings speak about that and about the mental depression on our society, working class has been destroyed, people are trying to survive individually on a such violent society without real hope of a collective change.” (src. article from SOCKS & Interview with Jeremy Profit on Futuristika)

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[more Jeremy Profit | recommended by loic-arnaud]

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Curator’s Monday 155 - Artist on Tumblr

Alyssa Monks | on Tumblr (b.1977, USA)

Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks is a figurative painter, blurring the line between abstraction and realism. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else. When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment.” Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections.

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Alyssa Monks | Curator’s Monday with artforadults]

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Art Writer’s Wednesday 10 - Tumblr Artist

Jürgen Heckel aka isolohr | on Tumblr (b.1970, Germany)

Jürgen Heckel is a 43 years old photographer from Germany. After living in Paris for 14 years, he is now located in Munich and pursuits his career as a sound and photography artist. His work is detail oriented towards the surrounding nature and he often transforms static landscapes into mythical places. He creates mystery and depth by raising the viewer’s curiosity by giving the feeling that every picture would hide a clue or would tell us a story. More work can been seen on artist’s Facebook - Flickr - Behance - Website. Our sincere thanks to Silvia Morar from Republic X for Artchipel’s Art Writer’s Wednesday #10.

[more Jürgen Heckel | Art Writer’s Wednesday with Republic X]

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Tumblr Artist

M.T. Kofflan | on Tumblr (Germany)

M.T. Kofflan is an artist and printmaker living in Berlin. Interest in the discourses and traditions of art and philosophy influences and inspires him to create and to communicate. Kofflan’s visual work is a mixed-media process to produce images that explore the spaces between our sensory (syn)aesthetic experience and the meanings we produce. His current collection is an exploration of abstraction and decay. The result of experimental processes utilising chemicals, pigments and light, enacted and explored. Colours, vibrancy, contrasts and detail occur in transient moments, photo-captured, and formed into picture-objects. Kofflan’s experiment has drawn intense interest from other medias, including the collage and the photography.

[more M.T. Kofflan]