Globalization and the Environment Collide in Mary Iverson’s Mixed Media Paintings of Shipping Containers

Mary Iverson fills natural and manmade landscapes with colorful shipping containers, objects haphazardly stacked on each other and taking up a majority of the otherwise tranquil scenes. The containers and boxes are cross-hatched with overlaid lines, connecting them a predetermined pattern seemingly known only by the artist. Iverson explains her…

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A Breathtaking Quilled Paper Carpet and Gospel Book Cover by Lisa Nilsson

Jardin, 2016. Japanese mulberry paper, gilt edged paper. 27.5″ x 34.25″ x 2.5″ Working with compact rolls of Japanese mulberry paper in a myriad of colors, artist Lisa Nilsson painstakingly creates anatomical figures and textile patterns using a centuries-old technique called quilling. In her latest artworks Jardine and Gospel, Nilsson…

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Buildings Shaped Like Letters of the Alphabet Made with Photographic Collage by Lola Dupre

As part of a personal project exploring typography, artist Lola Dupre (previously) imagined a series of unusual structures shaped like letters of the alphabet. The artist utilized her well-known collage technique that incorporates existing photographs that are cut into tiny pieces, often in duplicate, to make each building. Dupre recently…

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A Surreal Three-Dimensional World Encased in Layers of Glass by Dustin Yellin

Installation view, courtesy GRIMM Gallery. Dustin Yellin‘s latest installation (previously here and here) is more of an encased world than environment—ten modular glass blocks that together measure 20 feet long. Densely layered, each glass brick contains thousands of images meticulously sourced from magazines and books, arranged to created Yellin’s own alternate…

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Photomontages That Trace Light Through Overgrown Countrysides and Abandoned Interiors

“Thicket” (2015), all images © Suzanne Moxhay Artist Suzanne Moxhay produces photomontage scenes which seem to effortlessly combine elements from both her own photography practice and her large archive of collected images. To compose her taken and collected photographs, Moxhay relies on a film technique dating back to the early 20th century…

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New Classical Paintings Reimagined as Part of Modern-Day Italian Life by Alexey Kondakov

For his latest works in the ongoing series Art History in Contemporary Life, Ukrainian artist and designer Alexey Kondakov (previously here and here) has staged classical paintings in scenes from modern day Naples, Italy. The figures effortless merge with their present day surroundings, two women looking perfectly bored flipping through comic books…

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New Flying Houses Hover Above Paris by Laurent Chéhère

As part of his ongoing series titled Flying Houses, French artist Laurent Chéhère (previously) imagines a world without gravity where unusual architectural structures seem to float midair, tethered only by loose strands of power lines. Each house seems dense with details, telling the story of fictional inhabitants through purposeful details…

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