Imagine Finding Me Series By Chino Otsuka

chino otsuka, 1982 and 2006
tokyo, japan from the series imagine finding me, 2006
chromogenic print, 305 mm x 406 mm

These are photos from Chino Otsuka from her series “Imagine Finding Me” they are of Chino as a little girl and her as an adult in the same picture like the one above.

“Otsuka explains of the both the nostalgic and unfamiliar territory probed within the set. the portraits taken of the artist as a youngster — shyly posing in front of her family home, and whimsically enjoying a baguette on a trip to paris — united with the mature and developed woman she presently is, invite the viewer to imagine what might have been, and provoke a poignant awareness of the brevity of time.” – Via Design Boom

chino otsuka inserts her adult self into photos from her youth

chino otsuka inserts her adult self into photos from her youth
(above) chino otsuka, 1982 and 2005
paris, france from the series imagine finding me, 2005
chromogenic print, 305 mm x 406 mm
all images courtesy of AIMIA | AGO photography prize © chino otsuka

chino otsuka, 1975 and 2005
spain from the series imagine finding me, 2005
chromogenic print, 305 mm x 406 mm

chino otsuka, 1980 and 2009
nagayama, japan from the series imagine finding me, 2009
chromogenic print, 305 mm x 406 mm

chino otsuka, 1984 and 2005
london, uk from the series imagine finding me, 2005
chromogenic print, 305 mm x 406 mm

chino otsuka, 1979 and 2006
kitakamakura, japan from the series imagine finding me, 2006
chromogenic print, 305 mm x 406 mm

chino otsuka, 1977 and 2009
jardin du luxembourg, france from the series imagine finding me, 2009
chromogenic print, 305 mm x 406 mm

 

 

 


chino otsuka, 1985 and 2005
beijing, china from the series imagine finding me, 2005
chromogenic print, 305 mm x 406 mm

 

 


chino otsuka, 1975 and 2009
pont des arts, france from the series imagine finding me, 2009
chromogenic print, 305 mm x 406 mm

 

 


chino otsuka – a world of memories
video courtesy of huis marseille

http://chino.co.uk/index.htm

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Hero-Glyphics By Josh Lane

ABOUT JOSH LANE’S HERO-GLYPHICS SEIRES:

” Like most of the work I do, this series was self initiated. I started them in late august last year I have always had an affinity for ancient egyptian art and hieroglyphics – the ancient egyptians developed an elegant way to communicate their stories using minimalistic imagery and symbols. as a graphic designer and illustrator I try to do this same thing today.

 

I wanted to pay tribute to this style by adding a modern twist of the things I love – which tend to be on the geeky side. when I started the project I knew I wanted to mimic the same kind of poses that early egyptians had established.

 

I enjoyed placing these modern characters into the poses that fit the character best. for example, I felt like captain kirk should be the one sitting on the ‘throne’ as if it were his captains chair and that in the x-men piece I would have wolverine kneeling before the representation of the most powerful mutant entity, the phoenix.

 

I soon found myself telling stories with background details and symbols. in the end I wanted to create a series that people could instantly relate to and enjoy on a couple different levels: the pop culture and the art history.” – Josh Lane

ABOUT JOSH LANE:

I am a freelance designer/illustrator who is heavily influenced by all things geeky. A nice portion of my work can be found and purchased at society6.com/joshln

http://joshlanedesign.wordpress.com

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Tattooed Model Ellis Cooper

Ellis Cooper is a tattooed model from London who has been modeling since her teens and has grown in popularity and has made a name for herself with a huge internet presence.

You can catch Ellis Cooper on TUMBLR as well as FACEBOOK.

 

Can check out Ellis Cooper at her website at http://www.ellis-cooper.com/

Check out her store as well at http://www.ellis-cooper.com/store/

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Lego Ghostbuster Headquarters By Orion Pax

LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters by Orion Pax

ABOUT ORION PAX AND HIS GHOSTBUSTERS LEGO CREATION:

“Two months of endless hours watching Ghostbusters 1 & 2 + the real Ghostbusters
Animated show i can truly say i know a lot about the building at North Moore Street, New York City.

The movie set was in Los Angeles and is seen in plenty of other movies while the outside of the building is in NY.
Planning on the interior was a bit confusing in the beginning, because of the fact
that in the movies you always see only the garage and first floor.

When i played the GHOSTBUSTERS game there are only two floors two,
while on the outside the way the windows are you know there is the garage and
two floors above.

While watching the animated show i found out more about interior setups that
would work with the model.So Egon´s lab is one of the agreements i had to make.
The attetion to detail with some of the features was very important to me
and i spend hours on planning through over and over again.

The overall weight is about 15 kg and it took me around 2 months building.
By far my most detailed building with full interior.” – Orion Pax

LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters by Orion Pax (21)

LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters by Orion Pax (18)

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LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters by Orion Pax (1)

http://orionpax.de/23/index.php/showroom/one/91/Ghostbusters-HQ-v2008

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Pop Culture & Collage Paintings By James Rawson

‘birth of venus’
oil on canvas
100cm x 100cm

ABOUT JAMES RAWSON:

James Rawson is a postmodern pop artist, born 1989, in Norfolk England.  Predominantly working in the medium of collage and painting, James found no inspiration in the beautiful Norfolk landscape he grew up in. Instead realizing the landscape of pop culture fed to him via the media had more relevance. James completed a BA Honors in Fine Art at Loughborough University in 2011. Exhibitions include ‘Diversity in Style’, ‘British art for the future’ at the Olyvia Fine Art gallery in London and is currently represented by the MAC Fine Gallery in Miami. After moving to London for a short period, he returned to his hometown in Norfolk where he now lives and works.

 


‘kate bait’
oil and spray paint on canvas
105cm x 105cm


‘splash attack’
oil on canvas
100cm x 100cm

James’ work blurs the boundaries between collage and painting, using preparatory paper collages as reference for his larger paintings. He aims to reflect the multilayered visual experience we all live in. Appropriating the very images that have become implicit in our society, James’ work disturbs our sense of reality and confuses our pre-conceived perception of popular culture.


‘bitches love cake’
oil on canvas
50cm x  50cm


‘shark bait’
mixed media on canvas
119cm x 163cm


‘one in the chamber’
oil and spray paint on canvas
75cm x  75cm

James’ work addresses one of the most important issues of the last 50 years; over- consumption, greed, inequality and life as a spectacle. James’ work screams at you, there is no room for prevarication. It deals with the ubiquity of advertising, sex selling everything, fast food and TV as the drug of a nation. So perhaps you don’t like what you see, the bawdy reality, the cheap thrill, the constant accumulation of sweet things, processed things, plastic things. Unnatural things: but it doesn’t take away from the fact it’s the truth. So on we go, round and round on our big fat merry-go-round while James puts up the mirror to our pathetic world of consumption.


‘all’s fair in love and war’
oil on canvas
102cm x 141cm

‘hobo with a shotgun’
oil and acrylic on canvas
119cm x 163cm

http://www.jamesrawson.co.uk/James_Rawson_Fine_Art/home.html

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Cool And Wacky Illustrations By French Illustrator Freak City

ABOUT FREAK CITY:

FREAK CITY is a French illustrator born in 1984 and working in Bordeaux, France.

His work includes commercial and editorial projects, as well as collective or personal exhibitions, screenprinting, painting and other various stuff.

This is the double-page artwork i did for the Chimiks “Modern Storm” song that’s gonna appear on Stereovisio Vol.2, a great double-LP comp featuring unreleased tracks of great garage and punk bands like Feeling Of Love, Magnetix, JC Satan, illustrated by artists like Elzo, Blex Bolex, Moolinex and lots more…

” AVENUE D ”
4-Colors Screenprinted Poster
Popset White paper 300 gr
50 x 70 cm

Edition of 50 prints, handnumbered and signed
Edited by L’Atelier Du Grand Chic / Turbo Zero

http://www.freakcitydesigns.com/

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Hip Hop Icons By Nelson Dedos Garcia

NELSON DEDOS GARCIA:

During the early 90’s, Nelson “Dedos” Garcia was a core member of an infamous graffiti muralist crew: “AA CREW”; as well as a powerful Bboy crew: ” Contents Under Pressure” and a founding member of the hip hop group the ” RASCALZ ” that shook up Canadian music industry .

Dedos is not only recognized as one of the graffiti/b-boy pioneers in Canada but he is also a Juno Award winner for his album artwork for artist K-OS.  Early on Dedos came to the realization that his creative passion could not be contained to just one outlet or genre so in addition to showing in galleries he is a seasoned muralist, 2-animator, comic artist, illustrator, concept artist…… His clientele include K-OS, K-naan, Avril Lavigne, MTV, cartoon network, nintendo and so on….

More recently, he pushes the name of his own company “NOMADIC ALTERNATIVES productions” with his wife Xochitl, together they aspire to create an abundance of great things and travel the world with their’  3 children, dog and cat.

www.nomadicalternatives.org
www.nelsondedosgarcia.blogspot.com

http://www.nomadicalternatives.org/

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Marvel/D.C Comic Themed Collages By Mike Alcantara

Spiderman Print 11x17

These bad-ass Marvel/D.C comic hero and villain themed collages are done by Mike Alcantara who runs a cool Etsy shop where you can buy some or all these cool comic book themed collages.

Superman (Reeve) Print 11x17

Wonder Woman Print 11x17

Superman Print 11x17

Silver Surfer Print 11x17

Iron Man Print 11x17

Batman Print 11x17

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ComicCollageArt

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