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Manabu Ikeda 池田学 (b.1973, Japan) 

The task of Japanese artist Ikeda Manabu is seemingly impossible: a human-sized blank paper canvas, a small acrylic pen, and hundreds of days to fill with faintly imperceptible progress from a mind brimming with explosive creativity. “The shape, color, and expression of nature… water, bugs, trees and weather, all those provide me with heart pumping sensations and questions. They strongly attract me,” Artist explained in an interview with Hi Fructose magazine. “I agree that we benefit a lot from advanced technology, but at the same time, I feel that we are acting contrary to nature, which makes me feel endangered. Also, figuratively, accomplished shapes do not move my heart. At the end, for example, the mystery of a caterpillar’s color and shape is much more fun for me than any amazing technology.” (src. Colossal & Hi Fructose magazine)

[more Manabu Ikeda 池田学]

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feLIX

jfc how many thousands of people have you two screwed over?!

this scene is 90% Locus being completely done with Felix’s shit as he furiously thinks the words ‘shut up’  at him without saying them.

anonymous asked:

Why are people reblogging the "It is May 17th" thing am i missing some joke

On April 1st, tumblr did a corporate executive joke, and one of the things you could do was create a spreadsheet.  I made one that said “it is may 17th 2015” and then put it in my queue for it to be published over a month and a half later.  It is an artistic piece showcasing my commitment to art

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David Lihard (France) - Les Enfances (2010)

In David Lihard’s last series of oil on canvas, entitled “Childhoods”, young people, contemplative and busy alike, appear. Truncated, undressed or wounded, intriguing and fragile polysemous presences. They often stand out on a dark background, colorfully counterpointed by a far-reaching sky in the background. This simple and contrasted spatial structure induces other related themes, through its inmost duality: paradise and hell, light and darkness, birth and burying… The landscapes are caskets that reveal bodies. They are devised as sceneries where airshafts, explosions, holes, puddles, neglected houses coexist… As many “elementary obsessional signs” that can become symbols of life and death in these extents bathed in silence:

“My work is the result of interdisciplinary research. I am mainly a painter, but I like investigating other fields of plastic practices (sculpture, photography, installation). In that regard the series “Landscakes” groups together a set of sculptures that at first glance conjure up sweet pastries, but that can also be seen as colored geological strata on which children indulge in strange amusements. Or else, the series of photographs “Contre nuit”, in which some objects evoking childhood toys are taken by surprise in the halo of a torch, summoning alternately practical jokes and drama, tales and absurdity. Thus, through the prismatic vision of childhood, my entire work displays the image of a humanity living on borrowed time, both violent and fragile. But no sterile nostalgia, no univocal reading. I impose nothing; I suggest a starting point for a reflection that could free us of our amnesia. Do not forget the destination, so that you may enjoy the journey more thoroughly.”

[more David Lihard]

Probably unlocked a new level of commitment. I just painted a f*cking oil painting of Prince Eugene of Savoy for my presentation in history tomorrow.

How Old Is Too Old to Die? by Chuck Klosterman - A few new wrinkles in the death-penalty debate

Not Nothing by Stephen Cave -  The death of a fly is utterly insignificant – or it’s a catastrophe. How much should we worry about what we squash?

Freezing to Death by Peter Stark - The cold, hard facts

How Not To Commit Suicide by Art Kleiner - An estimated ten to forty times that number try to kill themselves but don’t die, either because they don’t really want to die or because they don’t know how

Not Fade Away by Maria Bustillos - On living, dying, and the digital afterlife

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