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Robin Eley (born in London, England in 1978) is an Australian hyperrealist painter based in Adelaide.His work was recently recognized in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (highly commended runner-up in 2010 and highly commended 3rd place in 2011). He was a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2012. His debut solo exhibition Singularity recently concluded at Hill Smith Gallery in South Australia. Eley is currently represented by Hill Smith Gallery in Australia and 101/exhibit in the United States via

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mymodernmet:

Using a radio-controlled camera attached to a kite, photographer Cris Benton documents spectacular aerial landscapes of vibrant salt ponds in San Francisco.

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lospaziobianco:

by Asaf Hanuka

The Realist!!

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stopdropandvogue:

Tim Walker’s Pastel Cats
"A lot of people get confused when they see this image. They think it was done by computer, but we actually took pigment powder, mixed it with talc to get the right ice-cream pastel colours, and brushed it into the cats.
The owners were two proud members of the Persian cat club. I can’t remember how I found them, but they turned up in a van, covered in cat fur, and stood breathing down my neck as I took the picture. We were worried about putting all that powder into the animals’ fur, but they said, ‘Oh no, they absolutely love it.’ The cats were such vain creatures - they adored being touched and pampered.
We didn’t really think about which cats, or how many, should be done in which colours. We just did each one, and then they had to go back into their cat beds in the owners’ van. I think I lost count of how many were pink and how many were blue, but when we were finished they all came out and looked great together. There wasn’t enough light to do the picture indoors - but, by a fluke, all the cats seemed to gravitate to this clematis at the bottom of some steps. I didn’t arrange them. This is just what the cats did, and they all pretty much stayed where they were throughout. So it’s actually quite a naturalistic portrait - apart from the colour.
At the time, in May 1998, I had no idea how the picture would resonate with people. But it has been the image I’ve been asked about the most. For some reason, people are just fascinated with it - more than any model, house or celebrity I’ve ever shot. Everyone wants to know about the pastel cats.” -Tim Walker
Interview by Leo Benedictus

stopdropandvogue:

Tim Walker’s Pastel Cats

"A lot of people get confused when they see this image. They think it was done by computer, but we actually took pigment powder, mixed it with talc to get the right ice-cream pastel colours, and brushed it into the cats.

The owners were two proud members of the Persian cat club. I can’t remember how I found them, but they turned up in a van, covered in cat fur, and stood breathing down my neck as I took the picture. We were worried about putting all that powder into the animals’ fur, but they said, ‘Oh no, they absolutely love it.’ The cats were such vain creatures - they adored being touched and pampered.

We didn’t really think about which cats, or how many, should be done in which colours. We just did each one, and then they had to go back into their cat beds in the owners’ van. I think I lost count of how many were pink and how many were blue, but when we were finished they all came out and looked great together. There wasn’t enough light to do the picture indoors - but, by a fluke, all the cats seemed to gravitate to this clematis at the bottom of some steps. I didn’t arrange them. This is just what the cats did, and they all pretty much stayed where they were throughout. So it’s actually quite a naturalistic portrait - apart from the colour.

At the time, in May 1998, I had no idea how the picture would resonate with people. But it has been the image I’ve been asked about the most. For some reason, people are just fascinated with it - more than any model, house or celebrity I’ve ever shot. Everyone wants to know about the pastel cats.” -Tim Walker

Interview by Leo Benedictus

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cross-connect:

Mary Iverson received a BFA in design from received Cornish College of the Arts in 1995 and an MFA in painting from University of Washington seven years later.

Initially a plein air painter, the focus of her work gradually shifted toward the colorful and geometric aspects of shipping containers, and the shipping industry at large.

Iverson has won several awards and her work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries across the Pacific Northwest, including Museum of Northwest Art, Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound, and Gage Academy of Art via

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exhibition-ism:

Plastic bag landscapes by  Vilde J. Rolfsen

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mymodernmet:

Alaska-born photographer Acacia Johnson's Polaris depicts the northern lands of Alaska and Iceland in a series of moody, atmospheric photos. With a profound connection to the Far North’s otherworldly terrains, Johnson—who describes her photographic process as “expeditionary in nature”—captures stunning images of untamed wilderness.

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Featured Curator: Roberto Cruz Niemiec [ArchAtlas]

Echo by Isabel M Martinez deals with the aspects of experience where the real, the known, and the imagined blend. Perception is a recurring theme within her work, and has become a foundation from which she explores ideas that reflect on notions of time, space, simultaneity, duration, and entropy. 

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