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Pfandring

Paul, a 25-year-old product designer, came up with a brilliant idea. He invented the “Pfandring” that is a so-called “deposit ring”.
There are still people who rely on the extra bit of cash they get by collecting discarded deposit bottles from public trash cans. Paul Ketz’s creative invention makes it easier for collectors to reach the bottles, that used to be thrown in the litter.

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Josh Keyes – One thing is clear, the world has changed

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20″x34″, acrylic on birch panel, 2013

“The variety of animals and odd creatures I have created over the years began to ask where do we come from, what is our story?”

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Treadmill
24″x30″, acrylic on canvas, 2006

His work has been described as “a satirical look at the impact urban sprawl has on the environment and surmises, with the aid of scientific slices and core samples, what could happen if we continue to infiltrate and encroach on our rural surroundings.

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30″x40″, acrylic on panel, 2009

One thing is clear, the world has changed…“. And so did Josh Keyes’ illustrations.
They once were reminiscent of the diagrammatic representation found in scientific textbook illustrations that often express through a detached and clinical viewpoint of an empirical representation of the natural world.

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40″x30″, acrylic on panel, 2012

The apocalyptic taste, the satirical look is not gone, but its simple illustration is replaced by more nature, more landscape, more surrounding.

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Roaming Woods
24″x20″, acrylic on panel, 2013

The happenings now take place in the world we think to know. The protagonists in this illustrations move more freely through the woods, the streets and the sky. The sculpturesqueness and the simplicity change to complexity.
The Old Ones is the first installment of The Far Side of the World.

The messengers The Messengers
12″x20”, acrylic on birch panel, 2014

www.joshkeyes.net
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Albín Brunovský’s surrealistic illustrations

Albín Brunovský was a Slovak painter, graphic artist, lithographer, illustrator and considered one of the greatest Slovak painters of the 20th century. He died in January 1997 in Bratislava, Slovakia

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The Hložník School, where he studied under Prof. Vincent Hložník from 1955 to 1961, was known for its high artistic and technical preparation in graphic arts.
1981 he was appointed as a professor, creating his own engraving school.

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Tri Princezne V Belasej Skale (Bratislava: Mladé letá, 1972), owns the title of being the “most disturbing children’s book of all time.” It has about ten full-color plates and countless black/white/green illustrations.

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Oil paintings by Christiane Vleugels

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Each new painting unveils a certain aspect and makes it clear to me that I have chosen the right path in life.

A life in which I have yet to learn and give so much.

This is why none of my paintings carry a certain message or political statement.
The sole purpose of my work is to tempt people to dream.
There is nothing I love more than to move my audience to ecstasy by allowing them a peek into my fantasy.

This is why I gladly invite you all to take a look at my gallery.
‘Welcome to my world!’

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Cesar Santos’ syncretism

Can you combine Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Hello Kitty?

Cesar Santos can.” – Juxtapoz

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Cesar Santos was born in 1982.

He studied at Miami Dade College, then attended the New World School of the Arts.

He then completed the “Fundamental Program in Drawing and Painting” at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence.

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Santos combines both, classical and modern interpretations, within one painting.

From Renaissance to Modernism, his creations are harmonic, provocative and dramatic at the same time.

“In a suggestive and theatrical way I seek to raise questions, to entice one to probe the imagery that I present and attempt to decipher its meaning.”

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Photorealistic Paintings by Mitch Griffiths

Inspired by the light and composition of Old Masters paintings, but concerning 21st-century British society, Mitch Griffiths oil paintings are a symbolic statement for the “transient and throwaway nature” of contemporary culture.

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Born in Nuneaton in 1971, his passion for drawing came early. His Diploma in Graphic Design and his Higher National Diploma in Illustration show his abnormal talent and honed his abilities to a level where he could replicate and then advance creatively from his models.

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While his artistic language owes a debt to the past, the paintings content addresses the issues of the twenty-first century. “Large, complex canvases, packed with detail, expose the immoralities and pretences of our time”.

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However, their symbolism reflects a modern quest for redemption from the overriding self-obsession and consumerism of contemporary society, with its vanity and greed, addictions and needless suffering.” – www.mitchgriffiths.com

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Maxime Taccardi Artworks

Taccardi’s art is disturbing and fascinating, beautiful and ugly at the same time.
The “french-born” artist is using parchment, ink and his own blood to express what is on his mind.
“I started to create my ‘visions’ in university because I had more time to draw and let my imagery emerge from my mind.” – Maxime Taccardi.

Taccardi always loved to draw creatures, gore, monsters – even his master’s thesis was about the monstrosity, he sais. He tries to give sense to everything and to see the image in a metaphoric way. Most of his ideas were born in his dreams, so the metaphor ain’t abstruse.

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"I Didn't Chose Darkness... Darkness Chosen Me..."

“I like the art of symbolism behind a trivial representation; you can give a hidden sense with the association of different elements. My art is dark because life is dark, it can sound a little bit cliché but people would not be able to be in search of light if they didn’t know what darkness represents. There is no happiness without sadness, no love without hate.” – Maxime Taccardi

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“Did you ever contemplate the darkness?”
“This is a self portrait, you can see me on the upper right, it’s called “Did you ever contemplate the darkness?” The eye in the midle symbolise some kind of a vortex, a dark divinity, it was done at a time where i was really dark, i had these strange dreams in which i was leaving my body, And i had some strange visions too. My parents are dead (last year for my father and 3 years ago for my mother) and i think i felt their presence, and some others. The kid in this drawing is holding flowers and a skull, it’s the representation of the mourning etc… I wrote a poem in french for this one:

Un deuil trop lourd à porter;
Un voile sombre et opaque en guise de prière avortée.
L’œil vif, inique, celui de l’accusateur;
Comme un venin acide, il a volé ton cœur.
Il te berce au sein d’un caveau putride;
Et joue avec tes sens comme cette immonde catin avec ta bite.
La mort rôde, branlante et décharnée;
Aussi grotesque que ce qui fut autrefois scellé.
Le deuil est tel une lame enfouie en plein cœur…
Rejeton de la haine, reflet de la douleur.
Des lambeaux de chair s’amoncèlent en un curieux puzzle;
Énigme de mon âme, au final on demeure toujours seul.
“Cachinus Auditur Diaboli”
Ma vie aurait dû être un empire,
Au lieu de ça, crasse, ténèbres et tristes soupirs…”

Visit Maxime Taccardi Artworks on facebook. There is also a new shortfilm, you can watch on youtube.

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I find power and strength in everything I love.

My energy is your weakness and my weakness, too.

I talked to you and to the stars when everything was simple,

and now I talk just to my self: Love was just too simple.

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Rainbath Visual

Rainbath Visual, aka Reuben Sawyer is an illustrator, who works mainly in black & white using basic materials such as pen, sharpie, india ink, acrylic and sometimes spray paint. He is responsible for the artwork of bands like Deafheaven, Altar of Plagues, Ash Borer, WITTR and many others.
The illustrations are detailed and the lines build abstract forms.. Reubens main influence is the study of the natural world and its relation to the subconscious, so his works are mainly showing nature and animals, often with a frame of solid space around a central image. Nature and the universe, in the middle of all.

“..like the Earth floats in a vast empty vacuum of Dark Matter.” -www.cvltnation.com

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