- 2:43 am - Mon, Jan 21, 2013
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Spanish illustrator Fernando Vincente gave a whole new meaning to the phrase, ‘seeing the world with a different eye’ by painting various images over existing cartographs and maps. He is creating animals, humans and objects out of the shape of different countries on the map. ‘When I paint I like to do on printed materials, is a way to unite my passion for topics such as anatomy, mechanics and my hobby for collecting posters, maps, atlas geographic and geographical anatomy with my work’, he states. Vincente collected his unusual canvases on flea markets in Madrid (called ‘Rastro’), in shops and antique fairs. With his series he aims to create something new and unexpected out of the common shapes.
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- 10:40 pm - Thu, Nov 29, 2012
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To be honest, these have always creeped and repulsed the living Christ out of me. I attended a show of hers in NYC, lasted about 10 minutes and then I hightailed it out of there; I was just that bothered. But, here it is.
Tessa Farmer - Swarm (2004) - mixed media, desiccated insect remains, dried plant roots, and other organic ephemera
“Farmer’s tiny sculptures give a glimpse into the world of fairies. No story-book land of Tinkerbells, Swarm envisions the purveyors of mischief and magic as an actual species, as animalistic and Darwinian as any other.
Exchanging Victorian romanticism for the darker pragmatism of science, Farmer evidences her specimens as fearsome skeletal fiends, plausible ‘Hell’s Angels’ of a microscopic apocalypse.
Posed in dramatic battle formations, Farmer’s menagerie wages war against garden variety pests; each figure, painstakingly hand crafted and adorned with real insect wings, stands less than 1 cm tall.”
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