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SCOPE Miami Beach. | 2014.

Fresh off the plane, our first stop was SCOPE Miami Beach. We could have checked into our hostel right away, but instead we decided to waste no time in seeing what SCOPE had to offer. There were a lot of familiar faces at the fair. We spotted works by Shawn...
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A Kind of Masking. | Kwesi Abbensetts.

In our eyes, Kwesi Abbensetts is a new age creative who can do no wrong. Abbensetts' work is in a state of constant evolution—which is what we love most about it. His aesthetic changes with the days, giving way to an unpredictable conceptualism that garners...
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New Blossoms. | Nancy Depew.

Nancy Depew's latest oil works are garnering much attention of the interwebs and we think we know why. Featuring lush detail and robust flora, Merge and Insight have an endearing quality that puts its audience in a warm place—and with Jack Frost...
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Nice & Rough. | Andrés Layos.

Andrés Layos shows us the true meaning of contrast in the following illustrations. Choosing various animals as subjects, Layos pairs well done illustrations with what seem to be drawings done by children—giving way to Frankenstein aesthetic that is both...
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How Sweet It Is. | Will Cotton.

Recent works by painter Will Cotton can be aptly described as ethereal and saccharinus. The pieces are also amazingly hyperrealistic, putting the viewer under the impression that some elaborate set was created during their making. Cotton displays great skill...
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My Story. | Amy Allison.

Akin to Kanye West's "Through the Wire," Amy Allison's My Story is a conceptual memoir of an individual battling jaw ailments. A graphic design student in her final year at Wanganui School of Design, Allison explains the project in her own words: "At...
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New Landscapes. | Vilde Rolfsen.

Turns out photographer Vilde Rolfsen released a sequel to her successful Plastic Bag Landscape series. Although Rolfsen did a decent job of building on what is a brilliant concept, the images from the second series are not as strong. Nonetheless, we look...
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STIMULI.|x| VITARKA. | Sam Chirnside.

We recently discovered some stunning new works from Sam Chirnside. The pieces, STIMULI and VITARKA, are enriched with Chirnside's signature deliquesced aesthetic and look to be included in his upcoming solo exhibition, STIMULI, which debuts on November...
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Latex. | Marc Tule.

Marc Tule's Latex is a fine example of conceptual irony. In his statement, Tule explained that he was relinquishing his quest for perfection but Latex is about as perfect as one can get. The series has a flawless aesthetic that cleverly distances itself from...
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Cover Action. | Akatre.

Sure, neatness is appealing but a mess can be beautiful, too. Slathering their subjects in layers of colorful paint, Akatre created portraits of controlled chaos. There is also an intriguing element of camouflage. Akatre is a art and design collective...
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Hardgrave to Dig.

Resembling a new age hieroglyphic, Robert Hardgrave's work brings out a visceral intrigue. His pieces are akin to a shattered stream of conscious—blackprints to various human psyches. The work consists of cannibalized drawers, photographs and...