Shawn Huckins

shawn huckins

Painter Shawn Huckins currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.  His masterful paintings are rendered entirely by hand, including the lettering.  Huckins overlays traditional early American portraiture with 21st century abbreviated slang and expressions, creating a series of contradictions that are both deeply humorous and beautifully executed.

To see more of his work, click here.

Huckins will be showing new work in his show “Everything is Hilarious and Nothing is Real” at Modernism, Inc., in San Francisco.  The show runs from May 5th-June 25th, 2016.  The opening reception is May 5th, 5:30-8 pm.

Bjarne Bare

bjarne bare

Photographer Bjarne Bare was born in 1985, in Poznan, Poland.  He currently lives in Oslo and Los Angeles.  To see more of his work, click here.

Christian Little

christian little

The work of New York-based artist Christian Little.

From ArtSlant:  ”My most recent body of work examines a voyeur culture preoccupied with sex, body image, drama and the lives of others.  The faux-finishing, decorative painting and trompe l’oeil techniques I use encourage a self-conscious artifice that allows objects and spaces to bothembrace and resist their inherent lack of dimension.  I am also influenced by 1980scommercial illustration: illustration that maintains a departure from perceived reality while giving the impression that it is mimicking tangible things and places. [...] My work and its source material imply an understanding of reality, but waive recognition in favor of spectacle.”

To see more of Christian’s sureal work, check out his tumblr here

**all images from the artist’s site

Studio Akatre

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Akatre is a creative studio founded in 2007, in Paris, by Valentin Abad, Julien Dhivert and Sébastien Riveron. The trio works and expresses themselves in graphic design, photography, typography, video, artistic installation and musical creation for institutions in art, cultural, fashion, media and luxury. You can see more of their projects here.

*all images from the studio’s website

Liz Harris

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Liz Harris (better known as Grouper) is a musician and artist Originally from West Marin, CA. She lives and works in Astoria, Oregon. Her visual work, like her music, is layered, dense, and mesmerizing. She will be playing at the Swedish American Music Hall this Thursday, April 28th. You can see more of her work here.

*all images from artist’s website

Claudia Ficca

claudia ficca

Claudia Ficca is a New York-based food stylist.  Her work ranges from advertising to editorial and packaging, to TV commercials.  To see more of her work, click here.

Bodil Jane

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Bodil Jane is an illustrator from Amsterdam.  She loves to illustrate food, recipes, animals, fashion, interiors, plants, packages and maps. All of her illustrations are created by hand, using mostly ink and watercolors.  To see more of her work, click here.

Angel Oloshove

angel oloshove

Ceramic sculptures and pottery by Houston, Tx-based artist Angel Oloshove.

To see more of her beautiful work, click here

*all images from artist’s website

Sophie Artz

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Sophie Artz is an artist and illustrator from Berlin. You can see more of her work here.

*All images from artist’s Tumblr

Frances Cannon

frances canon

 

Frances Cannon is a  Fine Art student at RMIT in Melbourne Australia, currently in her honors year. Her work revolves around the ideas of the body, self-love and relationships.  I think she a magical, wonderful soul and an constantly inspired by her work.  To see more from this rad lady, click here or check out her Instagram.