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Upon a (Lone) Star. | Chau Nguyen.

Chau Nguyen is a lively artist from Texas whose multifaceted artworks leave a refreshing impression on the mind's eye. Flaunting an abstract bravado and a crisp use of colors, shapes, and patterns, Nguyen's pieces are intuitive and warm....
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Party Time. | Andre Elliott.

Andre Elliott shrouds festivity and cheer in a sarcastic haze with a series of photographs that resembles a Lana Del Rey birthday celebration. The 19 year old photographer has a purposeful style that is ironically nonchalant. The effort is there, the feeling...
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399 Days. | Rachel Kneebone.

Rachel Kneebone's 399 Days is a deep-seated narrative of existential lore. An intricate tower of porcelain, it weaves together the stories of countless knowns and unknowns who forever belong to the time annals of time. Kneebone's exhibition at White Cube...
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Body Talk. | Bernardo Torrens.

Executing his pieces with hyperrealistic focus, Bernardo Torrens showcases the human form in a soft, magnificent light. The manner in which Torrens captures every intricate detail is surprisingly casual, making the portraits all the more engrossing. Although...
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The Blossoming Limzy.

Lim Zhi Wei, affectionately known as Limzy, makes brilliant use of plant life in her works. Limzy pieces features an array of flowers reincarnated as flowing gowns, frilly skirts, and rippling tutus. Limzy also dips a toe in popular culture, depicting such...
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Natalya Explains It All. | @NatalyaLobanova

Natalya Lobanova embraces her melancholy with a series of endearingly downtrodden illustrations. While not all of Lobanova's work is super bummed, she maintains a sagacious tone throughout her pieces, guiding us through life's discomforts. She achieves this...
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Surf’s Up. | Jiro Bevis.

Illustrator Jiro Bevis skillfully blends punk with pop in his most recent illustrations. Bevis' aesthetic falls somewhere between a Lichtenstein and Superjail. His illustrations are nihilistic, but purposeful--endeared with the faint stench of sweet...
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Lighter, Faster. | Xhxix.

We checked up on Xhxix and found that the artist's work as evolved somewhat since we last spoke. While Xhxix's signature style has remained, there are some new elements that we cannot quite put our fingers on. The work feels lighter somehow, more agile. We...
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Better With Flowers. | Antonio Rodrigues Jr.

Better With Flowers is a vulgar, but conceptually sound, project by Antonio Rodrigues Jr. Using beautiful flowers to depict words that are often frowned upon, Rodrigues creates a worthy contrast that addresses the art of delivery--in other words, it's not...
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Heads Win. | Valentin Leonida.

Illustrator and 3D developer Valentin Leonida conduct a study on heads that is guaranteed to turn a few heads. Featuring exquisite linework and off-the-wall aesthetics, the series of drawings resemble vintage medical...
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When in Lima.

Maykel Lima's work is caught in a conceptual limbo between new age noir and cryptic surrealism. Lima's tone is a serious one, but it only enhances the aesthetic of the work. The pieces have an air of mystery and an everlasting intrigue....
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Visiting Mom and Dad. | M. Younker.

mom and dad is a warm, intimate series by Michael Younker. However brief, mom and dad proves to be charming and latently cheeky. The feeling is so genuine, we wouldn't be surprised if thess were actual photographs of Younker's...
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Holographic Conjuration. | Leo Eguiarte.

Applying his works to circuit boards, Leo Eguiarte creates a conceptual contrast that somehow blossoms into a happy marriage. Using geometric aesthetics as an adhesive, Holographic Conjuration play host to an unexpected bond between technology and nature....
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Lost in Paradise. | Alex Gardner.

Alex Gardner concocts a comforting mixture of surrealism and melancholy with his series of paintings. A number of the subjects, onyx skinned and faceless, look to be in precarious positions; but because of their feature-less faces, they seem unfettered by...
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A New Mediation. | Sara Andreasson.

We caught Sara Andreasson flying solo this time around with her series, Meditation. Far more vibrant than her collaboration with Johanna Berg (Deciphering Dinner 3:33), the work is tranquil, spiritual, and otherworldly. The series is a commission for...
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A Leg Up. | Birgit R. Deubner.

Birgit R. Deubner shows an affinity for life and limb in her latest works. Operatic Legs, and a few other stand alone photographic portraits that share the same motif, focuses on an uncommon conduit of emotional expression--the...
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Build a Moat.

Moat is a dizzying, celestial series by Christian Zander. Zander, who is known for his abstract pattern work, incorporates a somewhat seasonal color palette in the series. He also creates a slight contrast between pentagonal pattern and his signature...
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Controlled Burns. | Kevin Cooley.

Tumultuous and graceful, Kevin Cooley's Controlled Burn series visualizes the often overlooked duality that accompanies fire. Cooley, a photographer, stages his own miniature inferno, capturing each roiling movement and intense spark. "Fire is a...