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cross-connect:

Marc Giai-Miniet  is a French artist who makes creepy and fascinating dioramas that tend to feature reproductions of human organs, crime scenes, submarines in basements and wait for it … libraries.

The miniature tableaus are terrific examples of art’s ability to transform seemingly predictable, mundane scenarios into absurd, freakish, and beautiful visual experiences.

Giai-Miniet’s libraries are detailed and striking, replete with book cover art, author names, and identifiable typography. Occasionally a diorama’s title will conjure a loose narrative, an obscure starting point from which the viewer might further consider the art via

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imperiovida:

This is insanely gorgeous!!
Anna Torma Quilt detail

"Just My Imagination" a group show of Canadian drawing at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary, AB

imperiovida:

This is insanely gorgeous!!

Anna Torma Quilt detail

"Just My Imagination" a group show of Canadian drawing at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary, AB

itscolossal:

The Rose of Jericho [VIDEO] is a species of desert moss that has the amazing ability to ‘resurrect’ itself after bouts of extreme dehydration lasting months or even years. After just a few hours of exposure to moisture the plants burst to life, uncurling from a tight ball of dry leaves to a green flower-like shape. Videographer Sean Steininger shot this timelapse of several plants as he exposed them to water.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Ken Lum

Portrait-Repeated Text

Multimedia artist Ken Lum’s series Portrait-Repeated Text is a striking social commentary and contemporary must-see. Each piece is composed of two parts: a photographic portrait and an accompanying graphic text. This pairing creates a dramatic and impressively human scenario for the viewer, even without any real evidence to validate the subject’s implied struggle.

Lum explains his methodology saying, “What I was interested in originally was to somehow bring in elements that I saw, dominating elements in public streetscapes, to draw them in, collate them together, and transfer them into the gallery context.”

Ken Lum is a Vancouver born artist. He currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and recently exhibited as part of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

text by Linnea Stephan

red-lipstick:

Wolf Erlbruch (b. 1948,  Wuppertal, Germany) - Illustration from Duck, Death and the Tulip (German title: Ente, Tod und Tulpe), 2007     Book Illustrations

red-lipstick:

Wolf Erlbruch (b. 1948,  Wuppertal, Germany) - Illustration from Duck, Death and the Tulip (German title: Ente, Tod und Tulpe), 2007     Book Illustrations