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MYTHOLOGICAL SCULPTURES BY EVA FUNDERBURGH

by Ariadna Zierold

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Eva Funderburgh is a sculptor living in Seattle, Washington. While her work ranges from clay to bronze to installation work, the movement and emotional content of her work stand out, regardless of the medium.

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Her work deals with the overlap of humanity and the natural world. She uses her simple, emotive animal forms to examine human motives and emotions. Storytelling and the idea of myth plays a very large role in her work, but equally so the notion of biology.

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SOMBER PAINTINGS BY MICHAEL BORREMANS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Ghent, Belgium based Michaël Borremans juxtaposes -in his figurative drawings and paintings-  somber figures, jarring close-ups, and unsettling still lifes that are at once nostalgic, darkly comic, disturbing, and grotesque.

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His seductive works contain timeless images of inner drive and external force, of the latent pressure involved in being human. Behind a veil of stylistic perfection, the artist simulates common rituals of interpretation and meaning. His intensely atmospheric images are puzzles involving political and psychological patterns of perceiving the world, which oscillate in a camouflaging, fragile way between inexorable realism and nebulous distance.

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FLESH VANITAS BY MIGUEL SCHEROFF

by Ariadna Zierold

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Madrid based Miguel Scheroff is a painter whose works range between reality and fiction. Using the technique of oil painting as his favorite, he presents large-scale works made with an incredible hyperrealism. He puts in contact painting with photography, although that it is not his intention, but he aims to critique the society within we live.

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DUSTY CAR ART BY NIKITA GOLUBEV

by Ariadna Zierold

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Nikita Golubev aka ProBoyNick targets dusty cars and vans in Moscow as part of an ongoing project called #dirtpainting. From a pair of hands clasped in prayer to an owl’s beady eyes glaring over a pair of van doors, Golubev’s creative expression knows no bounds. Sometimes he will ask drivers for permission before he gets to work – and other times he simply bestows the parked vehicles with his creations.

NIKITA GOLUBEV, DUST, CAR, DUSTY, ANIMALS, PROBOYNICK, UPPER PLAYGROUND

When he’s not drawing sharks into dusty truck doors using his fingers and paintbrushes, he’s a multimedia artist whose other works have centred around fine art, digital art, character and film design.

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