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Alexey Kashpersky creates hyper-realistic 3D cadaver images using ZBrush, and the detail is extraordinary.
Alexey has an impressive background. Earning a Master of Visual and Decorative and Applied Arts while in the Ukraine, he went on to create a large volume of 3D work for the television and print industries. Later on he settled down to specialize in scientific visualization.
Los Angeles based pop surrealism painter Mia Araujo conjures beautiful scenes rich in symbolism, mythology, alchemy and dreams.
I have long been fascinated by the multi-faceted complexity that makes each person unique. I believe that all individuals contain an entire universe within them, which is invisible to the naked eye.
My work concentrates on giving shape to the unseen forces within my subjects– their thoughts, memories, emotions, and complex histories. These qualities fit together to form a vast, rich inner-landscape of identity and mythology for my characters.
Seung-Hwan Oh is a South Korean experimental photographer and microbiologist. In the series Impermanence, he creates thought provoking abstract portraits at the intersection of art and organic decay. They are ethereal, electric, psychedelic, and in some ways almost spiritual…but always intriguing.
In the artist’s own words:
This project is about the superimposition of a moment in microbial growth upon a moment in the life of a person through the projection of one spatial-temporal reality onto another.
This captures the evanescence of film photography, the transiency of life, and the continual entangled creative and destructive processes; a millisecond of an expression, an instance of an autonomous geometric evisceration of film, an exploitation of chemical materiality, a vestige composed of millions of pixels, and a complete obliteration into intangible atoms that dissipate into something else.
The process involves the cultivation of chemical consuming microbes on a visual environment created through portraits and a physical environment composed of developed film immersed in water. As the microbes consume the emulsion over the course of months, the silver halides destabilize, obfuscating the legibility of foreground, background, and scale.
This creates an aesthetic of entangled creation and destruction that inevitably is ephemeral, and results in complete disintegration of the film so that it can only be delicately digitized before it is consumed.
Soon, I am debuting a Kickstarter campaign very dear to my heart. No public spoilers quite yet, except for the fact that it’s a gorgeous photography book commemorating the triumph of the human spirit, via surrealist art and narrative.
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Stag & Serpent is the work of illustrator, designer and printmaker Glyn Smith.
From the artist bio:
Whilst his illustration is often associated with underground metal bands, (for whom he has created many album covers, posters and merchandise) his work is chiefly informed by interests in the fields of folklore, myth and magick.
His artwork has been featured in several books on illustration as well as in various art, music and esoteric journals. In recent years he has exhibited and sold prints in the UK, Ireland, Europe and the United States.